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virstens

Member Since 25 Feb 2018
Offline Last Active Oct 23 2020 04:38 PM
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where to put a life history

23 October 2020 - 04:37 PM

My mother wrote her life history in long hand.  i was plan on scanning it into a pdf? Just wondering where i should put the info in RM7. 


Name change trouble

15 October 2020 - 09:42 AM

the Norweigns back into the 1800s and before could have a different last name than the father. Ole's son could have Olson as a last name.  or there last name changed when they moved to a different farm..My grandfather was Steinsland when he was born. When he came through Ellis Island the first time in 1904,  his name stayed Steinsland.  sometime around 1910 when he became a citizen, he changed his name  to Stensland.. Then when he returned to Norway to get married , in 1914,  and returned thru Elis Island the second time he used Stensland.   At what point , in the software and family tree, do i use the old name and when do i change to the current last name, where would i note this for future generations to understand..  I have been troubled with this for sometime and thought i could reach out to you good members for help.