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Find an Image that Defines the Life of a Family Member

The New York Times is launching a new project, “The Lives They Lived: Share Your Photos,” asking the public to contribute a photograph representing the life of a family member or close friend who died this past year. For our … Continue reading


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Missouri and Norwegian Lutheran Church Synod in Wisconsin 1845 – 1900s

When Hans Anderson (1844-1924) was about seven years old, he and his family immigrated from Fredriksvern, Norway, to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, as part of the Norway Lutheran Church movement to North America. The family became part of the Missouri Lutheran Church … Continue reading


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Everett and Snohomish County, Washington, Research Resources

As I dig into the more recent history of my family, Snohomish County and Everett, Washington, and the surrounding areas played a huge part not just in my life, education, and culture, but also to several branches of my family, … Continue reading


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Obituary: Gladys Anderson of Lessor, Wisconsin

Gladys Anderson was the daughter of Antone Anderson and Lilly (Peterson) Anderson, niece of Johan (John/Jack) and Helena (Blickfeldt) Anderson, and granddaughter of Hans Anderson and Sigrid (Olson) Anderson of Norway, and great-granddaughter of Andrias Anderson, the first Anderson immigrant … Continue reading


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Finding the Citizenship Documents for Andrias Anderson

It’s a moment you never forget. Unfortunately, it will only be preserved in our memory as the Michigan National Archives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, would not permit cameras. Decades spent guessing at our family tree, my mother sat in the … Continue reading


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Otto Anderson (1870-1916)

Otto Anderson (1870-1916) was a surprising find in my Anderson lineage, a successful businessman well-known and respected in his community. We’re still researching information about him, but I’ve found enough to help us paint the picture of my not-so-distant relative, … Continue reading


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Searching for the Lost Grave of Raymond Anderson, Monroe, Washington

The IOOF cemetery in Monroe, Washington, has lost my Grandfather Anderson. Raymond E. Anderson (1905-1974) was buried there in 1974. As far as we can tell from the family notes, his tombstone was paid for. But there is no tombstone … Continue reading


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Searching for Grandfather Hans Anderson of Manitowoc, Wisconsin

The past two weeks has found me searching for Grandfather Anderson. All of them. Well, some I’ve found, but a lot I haven’t. Let me tell you about the first of two Grandfather Andersons we’re looking for. Hans Anderson from … Continue reading


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