I have recently become interested in my family history, initially inspired by my cousin Roy Skogsrud. He helped me get started. As I am looking for information I am acutely aware of all the missed opportunities of talking about the past with my grandparents so do talk to the older generation whilst they are still alive.
I am Norwegian and my father’s side of the family are all from the west coast of Norway which is reflected in my ethnicity map. My mother’s side is a bit more diverse with ancestors from other parts of Scandinavia as well as Germany and Scotland as far as I have been told. I have taken a DNA test and the images below, taken from MyHeritage, show my ethnicity on the left and locations for people I have DNA matches with on the right.
This section contains my family tree and has information about each of my direct ancestors. I have also included a bit of information about some of the other branches of the family where I have come across it.
Here I look at the locations where my family came from going back to the farms where they lived and worked.
I have also provided a list with links to the various Resources I have have found useful.