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I was born in Philadelphia, went to Haverford HS through 10th grade, finished high school in Tucker Georgia, graduate of Georgia Tech, and after 36 years with GE, retired in 2002.

I have lived in PA, GA, NY, and SC. I am a partner in owning the family farm in Cathay, ND that was owned by my immigrant grandparents and have helped with the farming there in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

My research on my family line located the ancestral home in Norway, and I have been there twice. The first trip in 2001 was to help rebuild old houses; the second was a 2005 vacation to honor the 100th anniversary of my grandfather's immigration from Singsaas Norway.

Interests

Addicted to genealogy! I have researched my paternal Scandinavian ancestry as well as that of my maternal side back to the Mass. Bay Colony and England and Wales. I love to participate with Pearl Wilson's FFFF group researching the history of the Lake Russell WMA in NE Georgia and I have created the websites LRWMA.com and this blog to support the efforts to document the history of that beautiful area.