Welcome! This website was created on Mar 05 2009 and last updated on Oct 03 2021. The family trees on this site contain 1197 relatives and 590 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.
Welcome to one of my family trees. Gabriel Øysteinson, born 1636 in Norway is our oldest found relative. I started with about 200 names from a family tree handed out in 1979 by Leo Ellickson.
I started this endeavor in 2006 after my first trip to Norway with my son Ted. I was able to locate
the Ystanes farm outside of Kinsarvik, Norway and met third and fourth cousins. They were fun and
gracious just as I thought they would be. Then in 2008 I was talked into going back with my sister
and first cousins. We not only returned to Kinsarvik but was able to locate Onstad relatives in
Fresvik, Norway. Here are some pictures from my first trip and from my second trip. Also here are pictures that are from a trip to Norway by
Keith Solheim and his daughter Darcy in 2010. If you have taken a trip to Norway and are willing
to share, please let me know.
I am finding that not only are my American cousins interested in this site but some of our cousins in Norway are looking at it.
I have two stories here and
would like more. This is a great place to reminisce.
See a list of memorials
and cemeteries of our relatives. If you know of others please let me know.
Here is a complete history
of Norway. Enjoy!
Waiting to hear from you,
Getting Around There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.