Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Why Have a Website?

A good friend of mine requested some information about how to make his website work better. I researched website designs, color combinations, and hierarchies, and came to the much needed conclusion I needed to ask myself...why am I blogging? The answers, after a little thought, came loud and clear.

1) I love genealogy, and therefore love communicating about it.

2) I want others to see the joy and fun they can get finding out about their ancestors.

3) There are other benefits as well. When you understand your ancestors, you understand yourselves better, and can make even better choices.

Therefore, I have reformatted the website, and will be making other changes, soon.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

More Danish And Other Helps

A friend found me reading the Book of Mormon in Polish, and noted, because I was waiting in line for an insurance medical assessment at work, that I had a Norwegian version. So she took her investigation 1 step further, and asked if I could speak Danish. I said, well, I could sort of, and so we have practiced Danish for 10 to 15 minute stretches several times a week. Needless to say, this has got me reading more Danish, so I have something to say without continually slipping into Norwegian, German, Swedish, or some other language.

While exercising my nominal Danish reading skills, I came upon a blog that sums up more available Danish resources, "Finn din slekt i Danmark." Here is a link, for those who can pick their way through an excellent resource: .

I have posted some of the links on the right side of the blog.

While looking for the Lundene/Knudsen family on, I discovered about 7 relatives who have posted verified, correct information.