This gedcom on the WorldConnect collection at RootsWeb.com. (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=moiseth)
contains almost 15,000 individuals who resided in the Norwegian-American
community of southwest Olmsted and southeast Dodge counties in
Also updated and recently re-published is a companion web
site that contains quite a lot of local history and genealogical information
concerning this two-county settlement. The site is
called "Ole & Lena: the genealogy and local history of a Norwegian
settlement (Dodge & Olmsted counties in
Your feedback--your inquiries, comments, additions, and critiques--can help the database evolve and prove more useful to those researching any members of this interesting community. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thelma GIVAN has information on
the FAIRBANK and BOSSHARD families. She also has some information on the Joseph
MILLER family from Dodge Co and the Lewman REED
family who lived just into Steele Co.
She has offered to share this information and may be contacted at
608 7-1/2 Street Circle NW
Mary Ann Bucher has quite a lot of
information on James & Robert CAIN families. They lived near
She also has information on the MOSHER family.
Contact her at email@example.com
Karen Schultz provides lookups for a FEE. Karen has written six family tree books (ALLEN--RIDER--DEFFENBAUGH--ROWE--SCHULTZ--BERGMANN--BENDER--LUHMANN--DAMEWOOD) and is now working her seventh and eighth books (GILBERT--HOLCOMB). Please contact Karen directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your requests.
has offered to lookup information from his database.
John also has volunteered to do lookups from the book History of Winona, Olmsted and Dodge Counties published in 1884 by H.H. Hill and company (Chicago).
Visit John's website at
to see a listing of the resources that John has.
John may be contacted at
Gary BLANCH has quite a bit of information on the BLANCH family of Mantorville starting in about the 1850s. You can contact