Are you a potential Y-DNA match with me? This post documents my paternal line which, as you will see, is concentrated on the small Norwegian coastal town of Nesna (in Nordland, located just below the Arctic Circle). I will begin
It is believed that Laura Larsdatter was born in Eidsvoll (prior to 1918, the name was spelled “Eidsvold”) Parish, Akershus, Norway on 14 October, 1844. This fact is not supported by any known primary sources because all of the church records
The person of interest in this branch of my family is my great grandmother, Rosina Schmitt. Following the death of her husband, Karl Zang she emigrated from Germany to Walworth County, Wisconsin, with daughters Margaret Zang (b. 1858) and Rozina Josephi Zang
My focus in this branch of my family is my great grandfather David Kimball (b. 1801) who settled with his family in Walworth County in Southern Wisconsin in 1847. A note on his surname…. He was born ‘Justis David Kuempel‘. His
This branch of the family reportedly emigrated from Arnstien, Germany. “Arnstein is a town in the Main-Spessart district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany.” (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnstein) View the Meyers Gazetter Entry for Arnstein. They were Catholic. This is the timeline
My primary person of interest is Caspar Friedrich Amborn, who is my great grandfather: View his genealogical information on my RootsWeb family tree. The Amborn family has been traced to Niederschmalkalden, Sachsen-Meiningen, in the modern-day state of Thüringen, Germany thanks to
An overview of when and how my German relatives arrived in the United States
Friends and Family gathered in Hinsdale in June, 2013 to celebrate mom’s 90th birthday.
How a small box full of pictures and letters I found in my attic was returned to its family
Visiting my great great grandparents in Farmington, Wisconsin.