Sunday, December 6, 2009

New Free Websites

After a long while, I'm back. The LDS Church has posted new websites with huge amounts of data of many varieties. contains over 300,000,000 names from many international sources as disparate as German parish records in Archangel, Russia to Argentine, Mexican, and Brazilian sources never before available. allows you to view genealogical websites by country, with many more countries listed, and allowances made to break down the countries geographically. When I found Afghanistan in the list, it was hard not to gape at the attention to detail.

P.S. The Pilot website has now mainstreamed to You can use the original format now as .

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Grateful Reply to Peggy

Hi Peggy, thanks for the information.

It looks to me that we have a match, as far as I can tell. Here is the information that was extracted from several censuses, and a death certificate for my great great grandmother:
Name: Andrew Knudson
State: WI
County: Dane County
Township: Springdale
Year: 1855
Database: WI 1855 State Census Index

In 1855 Andrew shows up in the Wisconsin State Census, in 1860 we Andrew and Olea, and their daughter Ingeborg, who was the first child born in the U.S.. The brothers are all there as well, so the information matches well. Then we see the family in 1870, still in Wisconsin, but without their father. Then Olea is next door to her daughter and son-in-law in 1880 and 1885.

See the images to the left and down:

It fills in very nicely!

Thank you, Peggy!

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 9:02 AM, Peggy <> wrote:
Peggy has left a new comment on your post "The Thrill of the Hunt - How Thrilling is it?":

I was doing a search for a Anders Knutson Lundene and ran across your blog so thought i would forward what info i have & see if they might be the same.
I haven't run across a birthdate for him. I do have this ...
that he died in a runaway accident in 1867 when his horses bolted and he was thrown from the load.
He is not buried with the rest of his family in Rock Creek Cemetery in Mitchell County Iowa.
His wife name was Olia Knutsdatter Thoen b. Sept. 10, 1821 d. april 8, 1906
i have not found the isabella/ingbor connection ...

i show a son Knut Anderson Lundene
b. May 19, 1844
a son Christofer b. June 21, 1848
and a son Anton A. b. May 14, 1854.
My info shows that Anders & Olia immigrated to America in 1850.
good luck!

Posted by Peggy to The Bloodhound at June 22, 2009 8:02 AM

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Looong Time

It's been way too long, and I've been waay too busy. And I need to update the hound dogs. What is new in the Family History world? I've seen some new groupings for the different haplogroups. The one that currently fascinates me is the G group, which includes Amerindians, Scotch-Irish, and some people of Jewish ancestry. What is the correlation?

That depends on how you look at the different groups of people.