Saturday, November 25, 2017

My Genealogy Hobby

Hello All

For the last 4 or 5 years, I have been assisting my mother in our family genealogy. She has been studying the family tree for 20 plus years, way before there was computers and with the advent of the internet and ancestry.com, she needed help. Also, her family on her father's side was french/cajun and they were many, many people with the same name. She never got time to research my dad's side, the Norwegian, German and English folks. I volunteered and now I am facinated by what I have been able to find.


The other big event that has happened to genealogy is that DNA is now available and affordable and all these family myths, legends and stories are falling by the wayside. We have found a few illegitimate children this way.. which makes it very interesting.

One thing I would like to do is to start a side business as a genealogy consultant. My mother knew she needed help when she couldn't find information on someone, and would punt them over to me. This work that I did led us to visit Norway in 2014 and find a 3rd cousin and other family members to my father. As well as our connection to the Trondheim, E.C. Dahl's Brewery.


Visit to the E.C. Dahl's brewery reopening




The headline says  - From California after Trondheim Beer. This was in 2016 so it was my 3 visit to Trondheim, and my dad is there with me, my sister's first visit and also in the picture is our cousin Kaare Tonseth.

So my plan is to alternate these story lines between my house and the family ancestry stuff and see if you like that... if you or someone you know of, is looking for help with their family tree and need assistance, please contact me.  email: jtonseth@comcast.net

Julie