Ida Dena Ranelson & William Gow (standing)
Our next meeting is on the horizon, and I hope you can attend. Genetic Genealogist, Kristina Clever, will be presenting the program on how to use our DNA data to discover and document our ancestors and relatives. I am very excited about this presentation, and you should be, too. (I have spent more than 30 years searching for the Norwegian parentage of my great grandfather, and my greatest hope is that DNA can help me find who there were and where he was born.) Please come if you can.
We meet at the Santa Rosa County Genealogy Library Building at 10 AM on Saturday, April 21. Sincerely, Gayle Cowley
6275 Dogwood Drive
Milton, FL 32570
(850) 981-READ (7323)
Kristina Clever, Genetic Genealogist
Family Tree and DNA Consultant
After listening to my mom’s amazing stories about researching her ancestors, I started researching my paternal family tree in 1986. After interviewing my grandparents, I realized just how little I knew about them and the struggles they had experienced. My grandfather’s dad died when my grandfather was only 9 months old, and my Aunt Shirley was from grandpa’s first marriage.
|Ole Helmer Rude and Olaug Therese Fladaas – Norwegian Immigrants|
My grandmother’s first language was Norwegian, and her mom died when my grandmother was just 5 years old and two of her younger sisters were given up for adoption. I was fascinated and wanted to know more. Who were grandpa’s paternal ancestors? What happened to my grandmother’s younger sisters? How did my ancestors come to the US? What were their lives like? And thus…a hobby was born.DNA and Answers
Continuing the Road to DNA and Family Discovery
I look forward to seeing you on the 21st!
Sincerely, Gayle Cowley