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12/25/12 1.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Added personal pages for John S. Christopherson's children.
  2.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Added photo of Ytranes Hay building here.
  3.
STONESON:
• Added photo of what looks like Ellis Stoneson on porch of Ytranes.
  4,
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Read all of the 100 page Private Letter Collection from Carol Jarvie.
12/13/12 1.
KELLER:
• Continuing to add and refine aunt Eileen's personal page
12/10/12 1.
ISBERG:
• Just heard from another cousin, Penny via E-Mail. The more the merrier.
  2.
KELLER:
• Added a great deal to aunt Eileen's personal page, along with link to her full movie; I Dream of Jeanie!
12/05/12 1.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Added new Image of the Month for December.
  2.
ISBERG:
• Added Sheila Spence's family to the Isberg Clan page here.
12/03/12 1.
NEW ICELAND:
• From Nelson and then Nonni - Winnipeg Press posted a long article on New Iceland here.
  2.
KELLER:
Blue Tuesday Band will be at Iron Gate restaurant in Belmont on Saturday Dec.15th from 9:00 to Midnight. Sheryl and Kerry have just finished their first CD.
11/30/12 1.
SIGVALDSON:
• Added photos to Sigvaldson page under Cemetery page
11/12/12 1.
HEARN:
• Added newsclipping from online announcing the marriage of Richard Hearn (1) to Nellie French. View it here. Added Census above newsclip.
  2.
BOLICK:
• Mailing off letter and a few printed pages to Bev Bolick up in WA.
11/10/12 1.
EINARSON:
• Added new Image of the Month for November, albeit a couple weeks late. This month we spotlight Gudbrandur Einarson plowing his fields in Manitoba, CA with us kids either posing for a photo op or tagging along. Another photo has Roy's brother Ron at the helm.
10/30/12 1.
BRYNJOLFSSON
• Used Susan 'Susie' Christopherson Brynjolfsson's individual page.to test how thumbnail images will open larger versions without going to a whole new window. Try it for yourself.
  2.
ALL:
• Tagging of 6000+ photos has begun, utilizing Adobe PS Elements 10 Catalog, Album Catalog, Album and Tag feature. See screen shot on new tags by family surnames. In the past, used file name to search on. This new process will encode each photo explained further on the Suggestions page for those interested. This XMP Tag will be seen by the jAlbum program since Adobes Export albums leave little to be desired.. Also see item 2 on 10/22/12.
image process
10/22/12 1.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Linda was kind enough to contact me about Kay´s Cabin in Rockcrest Estates. (Thanks to Miriam for typo correction). They have owned the house for a long time at Rockcrest Estates, having inherited it from her parents who purchased their share and home in 1967. The home they bought was the original cabin built, as she understands it, by our grandfather Kay
  2.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Working on XMP Tagging 7,000 photos along with testing a new album out which allows password protection.
10/18/12 1.
3 BRANCHES:
• Added photos/updated page of Lil Costello Page, Christopherson (#0555) and Einarson Clan (#1400) pages, Added Image 1514 to Sigvaldson page, Isfeld family.
  2.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Posted update to the Tale of Two Photos. Sent Miriam the image and noticed something, view for yourself here.
10/16/12 1.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Moved children of Kjartan web pages and using new page numbering system. Revamped all their pages. Some lack information.
  2.
COSTELLO:
• Cousin Lorie mentioned that her mom, Aunt Lilja 'Lil', herself lived across from Ted & Pauline, and Uncle Lorne, Abella, & Stefani lived on the same street just two blocks away. Added new map to the Ted's page.
  3.
ALL:
• Deleted the Surname Section linked under the Family Tree page. If Roy followed strict Genealogy rules of not posting any person(s) born after 1915, there would be almost nothing on this website. Posting names of the last couple generations of living persons is being reconsidered here.
Many mentioned here are from 3 or more generations ago. We have a rich heritage to be proud of. Roy might upload minimal info on Sigurdur's generation to two previous Generations to connect America/Canada to the "old countries". Any concerns, here is this websites Privacy Policy.
10/05/12 1.
NEWS:
• Added new Image of the Month for October. This month we spotlight Kjartan and Gudrun's family, Roy's aunts and uncles.
  2.
KELLER:
Blue Tuesday Band will be at the Pioneer Saloon in Woodside, Calif., Saturday October 13th. This is the " Day of the Horse " in Woodside.
  3.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Added new individual page for uncle Bill Christopherson after finally spending some quality time with him. Will post more in time.
09/29/12 1.
TAYLOR/SLIMMONS:
• Alison was kind enough to send a pin point location where Richard and Elizabeth rest at. Deleted PDF and added as a Jpeg image.
09/27/12 1.
SLIMMONS:
• A big news item missed on Aug 12th was the fact where Isabella SLIMMONS? Taylor is buried! Mother of Caroline TAYLOR Christopherson.
There is no grave monument, yet we learn from Mary, then Alison where Isabella resides, with her In-Laws; Richard and Elizabeth Taylor.
We now know where our Great Great Great Grandmother, Isabella is buried, along with our GGGG Grandparents; Richard and Elizabeth.
  2.
TAYLOR:
• Added new individual pages for all of William Stuart Taylor's children, 1. Anna TAYLOR Ballard, 2. Elizabeth Mehetabel TAYLOR 4. Richard TAYLOR 5. Jane TAYLOR Hearn. Renamed Susie Briem's page, and Caroline's is the same
09/24/12 1.
KELLER:
• S.F. Bay Area: Blue Tuesday Band will be at Half Moon Bay Brewery Friday September 28th 7:00 to 10:00 PM PST. Across the street from Princeton harbor with big firepits, great food and drink, no cover and this is an all ages venue... 390 Capistrano Road Half Moon Bay. www.bluetuesdaysf.com
  2.
STONESON:
• Jan inquired about where the Stoneson Brothers built? Added 1960 Icelandic Magazine article and updated Stoneson pages.
  3.
EINARSON:
•Updated Henry Einarson Individual page and added one for his brother, Lloyd Einarson.
09/21/12 1.
LESLIE:
• Possible proof of a Bowman Leslie found in an old book. And here everyone thought I was on a hiatus. Nope, still trying to close the browsers.
  2.
ODDSTAD:
• Updated Andy Oddstad page with three articles.
  3.
LESLIE:
• Added The Tale of Bowman Leslie [sent by Miriam Westereng in B.B.] to CSES News navigation bar under RnD for our convenience.
09/14/12 1.
TAYLOR:
• Added maps to Richard Taylor's page.
  2.
ALL:
• Transferring all currect research URLs to the Taylor RnD page to put on hold for awhile.
09/12/12 1.
SKARDAL:
• Added one page PDF on Sigurdur's mother and drawing by Donna from Carol J.. Also placed link on Grund page
  2.
TAYLOR:
• Added new Image of the Month for September. UPDATE: Image deleted
  2.
TAYLOR:
• Added new individual pages for all of Richard Taylor´s children.
  3.
ALL:
• Almost finished reading the 197 pages of the... Redacted.
  4.
TAYLOR:
•The hunt is on for Jane Taylor's siblings. Tally-ho! Roy may have found Anna Taylor's grandchildren and GGChildren...pending
09/06/12 1.
ODDSTAD:
• Interview: Sandy Nathan, Author of The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy. More on the Oddstad Clan .
  2.
ALL:
• Roy's sister was kind enough to add him to her iphone family plan along with trading in a phone as well as her two daughters, along with Roy's not so good Android smartphone for an iPhone4. Now uncle Hank will be able to view the old photos without hitting a wrong button on the bezel.
  3.
TAYLOR:
• Added map of Barbados and updated exact pintpoint location of Enmore based on Mary and William's trip.
09/01/12 1.
EINARSON:
• Completed scanning photos in the Green Album of Henry Einarson at military training in 1940-1941 at Jasper and Terrace B.C..
  3.
ODDSTAD:
• Updated the Sveinbjörn Swaini Sveinbjörnson page, thanks to Daralee for the info.
08/28/12 1.
BRYNJOLFSSON:
• Added PDF Slideshow of Kjartan & Gudrun Christopherson visiting Ingi and Susie. When it loads just scroll down to see images.
Photoshop Elements 10 is a complete failure on export options. Will be trying jAlbum Pro for better slideshows.
  2.
TAYLOR:
• Added more on the Barbados Hurricane of 1831 in the book "The History of Barbados by Sir Robert H Schomburgk" page 55
  3.
HEARN/TAYLOR:
redacted
08/27/12 1.
BRYNJOLFSSON:
A BIG WELCOME to Ken Brynjolfsson, his father was Wilfred Brynjolfsson, his father was Ingi Gunnar Sveinsson Brynjólfsson, Ken's GF.
  2.
BRYNJOLFSSON:
• Updated captions from Ken on Susan 'Susie' Christopherson Brynjolfsson's individual page.
  3.
COSTELLO:
• Fixed link on Lilja nee Christopherson Costello page. Have photos of Aunt Lil or family, or stories to share, send them to Roy.
08/23/12 1.
ODDSTAD:
A BIG WELCOME to Daralee Dobovich her Great Grandfather is Sveinbjörn Swaini Sveinbjörnson and Jonina Hamilton.
  2.
TAYLOR:
• Continuing to add to the Taylor RnD page on more history on Barbados in anticipation of the arrival of The 'redacted'.
08/19/12 1.
TAYLOR:
• While researching "Enmore Barbados", Roy came across what seems to match the description of the Taylor homestead in Barbados, after they sold it off. It matches the description of the painting, minus the windmill. Read the excerpt and see the watercolor here.
  2.
STONESON:
• Douglas Stoneson just contacted the webmaster, yours truly, Roy....pending.
  3.
STONESON:
• Added photo of Jean Stoneson's Parlor sent in by Sue.
08/16/12 1.
HEARN/TAYLOR:
• redacted
  2.
SIGVALDSON:
• Added new group photo: L.K.C_007 Unknown Family_Arason, Bergman or Hanson or Kernested, From the Lilja Kernestead Collection
08/12/12 1.
TAYLOR:
• With the help of the Hearn families ´The Hearn Story, we now have a close approximation of exactly where Richard and Elizabeth JONES Taylor lived in Barbados, along with their ten of 21 children, including John and William at Enmore Cottage. Read more here and see the new map!
  2.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Spent the afternoon with Hank Christopherson. We chatted about a great deal, showed him the Taylor grave marker, he took me to his joint-venture in the 60's with his brother Sig, a sub-division, street named Lorry LN, named after their niece, Lorice.
  3.
ALL:
• Cousin Lilja Kernestead emailed this link to video about the plight of Lake Winnepeg, along with photo of Gimli Harbor.
  4.
TAYLOR:
• Added map of Richard and Elizabeth Taylor's burial location. Adding more on Leslie Lineage on the Taylor RnD page.
08/06/12 1.
ALL:
• Cousin Lilja just emailed about Islendingadagurinn (Might be Icelandicfest) taking place up at Gimli, Manitoba. Sounds like your local wine festival with Icelandic theme (Parade, Viking Village & shopping) just finished up.
08/04/12 1.
TAYLOR:
• Added letter excerpt on Thordis looking up William Taylor record.
  2.
EINARSON:
• Added letter written by Great Grandfather Einar Einarson
  3.
TAYLOR
• New family branch at Susie Briem's page titled 'Children of William and Sigriður nee Jónsdóttir Taylor'. Includes the famous author; Nonni and even connection to Bugs Bunny by Cartoonist Charles Gustav Thorson, William Stuart Taylor's Step-sons.
08/02/12 1.
TAYLOR:
• News on 7/28 did not emphasize how important this new discovery was. Please visit the Taylor RnD page, and the Hearn RnD page, revealing the name of Richard Taylor's father, and his demise, plus more! We only have a few paragraphs of someones hard work, yet the information is fantastic! If The Jane Tayor Hearn Family ever contacts Roy, he would like to publish the whole Story here with their permission.
  2.
BRYNJOLFSSON:
• Speaking to Hank Christopherson, he confirmed that the names I have of Susie Brynjólfsson children are correct. Ken was married in Tahoe, and in contact with him. To see more on Susie and her family visit her page.
  3.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Latest Robert the Bruce Research. The foundation is laid, Roy is now working on specific lineage and citations.
  4.
NEWS:
• Added new Image of the Month for August. This month we spotlight the Einarsons
  5.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Listed lineage from us to Charlemagne see RnD Charlemagne.
07/29/12 1.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Added two new Research pages - RnD Robert The Bruce and RnD Charlemagne.
  2.
TAYLOR:
• Added Taylor Grave page, then click on Taylor link or view Taylor RnD link under Nav Menu above.
  3,
BRYNJOLFSSON:
• Added photos of Thordis Hallbeck, daughter of Susie nee Christopherson at Súsanna Sigurðardóttir Christopherson Brynjólfsson page
07/28/12 1.
ALL:
• Cousin Bruce Costello made a suggestion to add what the Relation of Persons listed here or on the website, so others would relate. I refer to it at the Relationship Breadcrumb Navigation. In certain places you will see this. Example just below shows relationship to Richard.
07/26/12 1.
TAYLOR:
MAJOR BREAK-THROUGH! Thanks to Vern Austman and Ms. Cadue, at Cataraqui Cemetery, we have monuments and marker inscriptions in Cataraqui Cemetery, here at the family website! Great older historical facts on Richard and Elizabeth Taylor.
Relationship: Richard and Elizabeth Taylor, Parents of John & William Taylor > Grand Parents of Caroline 'TAYLOR', Wife of Sigurdur Christopherson
  2.
TAYLOR:
• Added new page for Richard Taylor Individual page.
07/25/12 1.
ALL:
• One step closer to finalizing the update to the Great Ancestors page with a Time Portal. Hope to be done by weeks end.
  2.
TAYLOR:
• Linking to birth certificate of William Stuart Taylor's wife was Isabella Sleman, not Slimmons. View it here.
07/22/12 1.
CSES NEWS:
• Created CSES News logo for 2012 News Header page.
  2.
TAYLOR:
• Thanks to Jane Taylor and the Hearn Family, we now have to burial location of Richard Taylor's parents
07/20/12 1.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Added new photos to Súsanna Sigurðardóttir Christopherson Brynjólfsson page, Susie, Ingi, his In-Laws, their children.
Relationship: Súsanna 'Christopherson' Brynjólfsson, daughter of Sigurdur Christopherson & Caroline TAYLOR
  2.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Added Mayda Pie photo to John Christopherson's page.
  3.
HEARN:
• Vern Austman was kind enough to email documents on the Hearn Family Story supplied to him by Jean and Alvin [redacted]. Roy hopes the connection of the Taylors and the Hearns will be realized at our family website! The names Roy now has on the Hearn RnD page MATCH this Story!
  4.
ODDSTAD:
Sandy Nathan: "The Tales from Earth's End Saga is complete with three volumes in print and Kindle forms.
Lady Grace: A Thrilling Adventure Wrapped in the Embrace of Epic Love- FIVE STARS! A MODERN SCI-FI MASTERPIECE!
  5.
CHRISTOPHERSON/
KELLER:
Blue Tuesday Band (Eileen's daughters) will be at the Pioneer Saloon in Woodside friday July 27th making music and celebrating a couple of band birthdays.. Sheryl turns 45 again :-) and our talented drummer Jesse also has a birthday !
  6.   • Posting a video of Icelanders speaking in our ancestors tongue. While about economy, Roy cannot recall hearing the language ever spoken. Hope it peaks your interest to look for more Icelandic videos with English Subtitles.
07/17/12
07/19/12
1.
ODDSTAD:
• Added Jon Sveinbjornson Oddstad Individual Page, Jon Jónsson Sveinbjörnsson Oddstad Page, Gudjon 'Guy' Sveinbjörnson Page, Andres Fjeldsted Oddstad Sr. , these along with the Clann Oddstad pages are under construction.
Releationship: Sveinbjörn ÁRNASON > JON SVEINBJORNSON ODDSTAD > Gudjon 'Guy' Sveinbjörnson SVEINBJORNSSON
07/15/12 1.
STONESON:
• Added photos Roy believes to be very young Henry and Ellis Stonesons to their pages, and one of Stone Stoneson and others on a rock.
   
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Added photos to Susan Christopherson's page, along with possibly her children.
07/12/12 1.
SVEINSSON:
• New discovery on unidentified photos. It is looks like "John Sveinsson" and he was born in Gimli1877. This is definately not his wife Veiga!
07/11/12 1.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Added photo of "Hall at Grund" on Grund Homestead page.
07/09/12 1.
WEAR-EYLMANN:
Brian Wear-Eylmann was kind enough to obtain and send a book titled 'The Icelandic Heritage' by Nelson S. Gerrard to Roy. Have read 50%.
  2.
ODDSTAD:
Clann Oddstad page now online. Added back in Tree Chart links between Stonesons and Oddstads. Roy has left actress Thorunn Clausen on it. He feels her visual portrayal is spot on, and only hopes she would approve of it´s use in this personal family tree. Might add cargo and such to the ship.
  3.   • Updated the Badger family RnD page. Mainly changing name Ila to Ida.
  4.   • Completed adding/organizing Roy's Vacation drive portion of the Ytranes Homestead page trip to BC in 2011. 2 new Panoramas. Fixed links.
  5.   • Adding photos to the Clann Badger page thanks to photos from Hank, and I.D. by Bruce Costello.
  6.   • Added small map to Gudrun STONESON Christopherson's page.
07/03/12 1.
NEWS:
• Added Image of the Month for July.
  2.
ODDSTAD:
A BIG WELCOME to John 'Martin' Johnson, his Great Grandfather is Jon Sveinbjornsson Oddstad, Martin's grandfather Gudjon (Guy) Jonnsson Sveinbjornson, Gudjon's daughter, Martin's mother is Sigridur V. Sveinbjornson.
07/01/12 1.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Moved Henry Einarson from Great Ancestors page to his own Individual page here.
06/28/12 1.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Added two Christopherson gathering photos by cousin Miriam in B.C. with a visit by Bob Christopherson.
  2.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Narrows Settlement by Geirfinnur Peterson gives a vivid picture of Sigurdur Christopherson's lakefront homestead in Iceland. More on Mývatn.
  3.
TAYLOR:
• Verified a few of Richard Taylor's Children down in Barbados. See the records here. The marriage record that follows HAS NOT been confirmed
  4.
UPDATE:
• Fixed the graphic Roy created on Beowulf. Just his hair.
  5.
TAYLOR:
• Adding more Research on Taylor family here under RnD for June 29th.
06/24/12 1.
SIGVALDSON:
• Updated the Gudrun Sigvaldson page with text and photos of Gudrun's siblings.
  2.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Updating the Ytranes Homestead page with more photos during the trip of the sights in Surrey, B.C..
  3.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Corrected information on John Christopherson page supplied by cousin Miriam.
06/22/12 1.
GREAT ANCESTORS:
• Nonni Jonsson just sent a link to a cool photo of Swedish Burial Mounds. http://www.christopherson.net/genealogy/gp_Arradottir.html
   
TAYLOR/HEARN:
• Moved new found family, The Hearns to the Hearn RnD page. Added trees for William and Richard Hearn, and charts for Jane and Caroline Taylor.
06/21/12 1.
TAYLOR/HEARN:
• Updated the Taylor RnD pages with possibly Richard Taylor's children, and possibly finally finding our Hearn family.
  2.
TAYLOR/HEARN:
• Enhanced the Individual pages for Caroline Taylor Christopherson, her father, William Taylor, and her uncle, John Taylor (Top Right corners)
  3.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Added photo of Veiga Dawe to Ytranes page.
  4.
TAYLOR/HEARN:
• Rev Russell McGillivray's grandson, Russell who emailed back, confirmed that our Percival Hearn related to Jane Taylor Hearn, daughter of William Stuart Taylor is one in the same with his Percival. Roy has tracked down many names of Williams 2nd wife's children in NO CA. Roy has been trying to get in touch with Mary Hearn for years. She passed away and Roy found the Hearns... read more here. Russell McGillivray site.
  5.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Thanks to Donalee and Nonni Jonsson we now have a pin-point location for Grund Homestead. As with most 100+ year old buildings, time has taken its toll. Regardless, a small part of the Sigurdurs Saga, 'Journey from the Homeland' has been completed.
06/19/12 1.
CEMETERY:
• Added link on the Cemetery page linking to the Monument to smallpox victim of New Iceland.
  2.
COSTELLO:
• Cousin Bruce has his new strategy game on the cover of a magazine; Modern War. Check out Issue NO. 1, Red Dragon / Green Crescent:
  3.
EINARSON:
• The Green Album Part 1 has been placed into a slideshow. If interested, E-mail Roy for the link, as it will not be posted. Covers the Einarsons, Palmesons, and the Finnssons. Correction on the ship at Vancouver, here is the actual history of the ship Aorangi.The ship was named after Mount Aorangi, a mountain on New Zealand's South Island.
  4.
EINARSON:
• 1930's album dubbed "The Black Album from Pauline Einarson Collection being looked over. Some photos already scanned, yet not all of them?
06/18/12 1.
DALE:
• A year ago, Roy traced his aunt Thelma nee Dale Christopherson's lineage and just updated her page with photos, some were just links.
  2.
VOPNI:
• Overhauled Soffia Gudbrandsdottir (Roy's GGM) Individual page and added long running Vopni mystery.
06/14/12 1.
SIGVALDSON:
• Overhauled Arni Sigvaldson Individual Page...again. Lets call it version 3. Updated page on Arni Sigvaldson's wife, Gudrun Arradottir
  2.
EINARSON:
• Added new page Soffia Gudbrandsdottir Individual page. Under construction Relationship: Married to Einar Einarson.
  3.
CSES NEWS:
• Since the CSES News Twitter account/postings of these news blurbs has 0 people/family folllowing it, Roy will halt posting News on Twitter.
CSES News Twitter will remain in place, just in-active.
06/12/12 1.
EINARSON:
• Overhauling Gudbrandur Einarson's Individual page.
2.
THORDARSON:
• Added new photo The Pipers to The Tale of Runa, Gudrun and The Pipers
3.
SVEINSSON:
• Added new pages; Clann Sveinsson and Clann Oddstad Relationship
4.
STONESON:
• Added two new photos of what Roy believes is Ellis Stoneson at School. See the comparison next to it here.
Clann Stoneson Page under construction
5.
ARRADOTTIR:
• Updated page on Arni Sigvaldson's wife, Gudrun Arradottir with Deeds, Newsclips and more.
06/10/12 1.
EINARSON:
• Added grave markers for Einar Einarson and the Palmasons. Click on the Einarson Stone. Visit here.
2.
UPDATE:
• Added new Great Grandfather, Ari "fróði" Þorgilsson to Great Ancestors page.
• Enhanced Swedish Petty Kings Lineage along with graphic Roy created on Beowulf. Page will be broken into Time Portals...pending.
3.
SIGVALDSON:
• Overhauled Arni Sigvaldson Individual Page. 'Icelander in America 100 Years After Independence Day'
• Completed new Heading Graphic for title for Arni's page. Goes towards the Clann Lineage Project, regarding typeface research.
 
4.
EINARSON:
• Updated Einar Einarson Indvidual Page with text and photos.
• Overhauled with Einar Einarson Family Page. Added breadcrumb navigation
• Overhauled Gudbrander Individual Page with text and photos. Relationship: Roy's Grandfather
 
 
5.
CHRISTOPHERSON:
• Updated Kristófer Andrésson Matriarchal Page. Relationship: Father of Sigurdur Christopherson
6.
REPORTS:
• Added new links. Adding Breadcrumb navigation along with new page headers...pending (Wiki explanation on Breadcrub Nav)
  7.
CSES NEWS:
• Added Breadcrumb navigation (Line 4 above). You may notice added to other pages. 1st and Last time it will be mentioned. Added Borders
06/06/12   1. NEWS: Added new Image of the Month for June.
2. ALL: Updated Great Ancestor page giver Great Uncle Kristjan Oliver Einarson credit along with a great photo of him and his List.
3. EINARSON: New Idividual pages for Einarson's Matriarch Einar Erikson and aunt Emily Enns. Updated Einar Einarson page.
4. JOHNSON: New Clann Johnson page added. Still under construction. Covers Ranka and Lilja...so far.
5. Researching using Godaddy Photo Album with Password protection for future Albums. UPDATE:GoDaddy then "owns" the photos. NIX
6. NEWS: Added two new Great Ancestors, Sturla Þórðarson (the elder), and Þorgrímur Grímólfsson and Ari.
05/26/12   1. ODDSTAD: Just updated old photo identified by Aisha Farkas of Elma, Pearl and possibly Leona on Andy Oddstad's page.
2. STONESON/THORDARSON: Version two of The Tale of Runa, Gudrun and The Pipers. Added photos and bit of editing.
3.CHRISTOPHERSON/BRYNJOLFSSON: Updated Susie Christopherson's page. Big Find, Roy found Susie Christopherson's childrens names online. New photos
05/24/12   1. CHRISTOPHERSON: Roy is working on Roy's Personal pages with photos of his old cars. Brian's old 1940 Coupe inspred him to create this.
2. EINARSON: Roy just found a Green Album of his mothers. Circa 1939 of the Einarsons, Ben Johnson, George Sigmar,ARNI SIGVALDSON WIFE and many more. He has never looked at these for some reason. Keep in mind many are informal. Wicked!
3.CHRISTOPHERSON: Added photos of Bob, Donna, Laura, and John Christopherson on Donna Skardal's page.
4 .CHRISTOPHERSON: 4. From Elena: Cousin Indira has a new video out on You Tube, 'Impa - The Witch Watcher'.
Indira's website...http://www.indiring.com/ . Here is Indira's page on this site with her father, Lorne, and mother, Abella.
05/22/12
05/23/12
  1. STONESON/THORDARSON: The Tale of Runa, Gudrun and The Pipers By Roy Einar Christopherson The third Tale
2. CHRISTOPHERSON/BRYNJOLFSSON:Updated Susie Christopherson's page.
3. STONESON: Updated Stone Stoneson's page
4. STONESON/EINARSDOTTIR: Added new Individual page for GGM Ingibjörg 'Einarsdóttir' Stoneson
5. CHRISTOPHERSON/SKARDAL: A BIG WELCOME to Donalee Jones, great grand daughter of John & Laura Christopherson. Grand daughter of Donna (L) & Norman Skardal. Roy cannot express how happy he is to have finally reached one of the children in this branch.
05/21/12   1. NEWS: Updated the Eternal Resting Places page with Photos of Kjartan's Family, The Oddstads, The Stonesons and Entrances.
2. WEAR/ISBERG: On the hunt for Brian's Great Great Grandparents.
05/20/12   1. STONESON/THORDARSON: Another break-through thanks to Pauline and Brian. The Tale of Runa, Gudrun and The Pipers,
Sometimes Roy just has too much data. Pauline mentioned Elsa before. Uncle Sig & Hank has photo of the birth of her child, Nancy Dagna Piper. Wicked!.
2. COSTELLO: Bruce Costello has released his book, K-1000: IntoThe Bowels of Hell on Kindle. Buy it now at .99 cents.
If you like Paperback, go here. Please read the Back Cover for synopsis. Here is Promo 2 Ad.
05/19/12   1. NEWS: Added new page on the Clann Lineage Project. Would like input on family Clann logo(s).
05/18/12   1. NEWS: 1066 the Movie will have 20 portraits of the various characters in limited run autographed by the artist and actors. Roy can't wait for the movie to come out. Probable that our 2xrd Great Grandfather was Harald III of Norway. Don't believe me, view the charts of the four branches, and read about Harald III for yourself.
2. WEAR/ISBERG: The start of three new Clann Pages have been added, Clann Isberg. Clann Johnson...
05/17/12   1. CHRISTOPHERSON/BRYNJOLFSSON: Added Individual page for Súsanna Brynjólfsson with her semi-grown children.
2. TAYLOR: Just added Simple Register Report on William S. Taylor and Richard Taylor for the Arundel Castle to review.
3. TAYLOR: Finalized Susanna 'Susie' nee Taylor Briem's Individual page, article written by Miss Alla Johnson, and Obituary.
4. NEWS: 1066 the Movie still in production according to the Unofficial Lewis Collins site.
5. ICELAND NEWS: From cousin Elena Haskins - Icelandic MP Moves Elves’ Boulder to His Home. Read the story here. Also story on Icelandic sheep.
05/16/12   1. TAYLOR: Arundel Castle responded positively, so we may yet get an answer to...Was William S. Taylor born in this castle?
2. WEAR/ISBERG, LAXDAL, SWAINSON: Working on Clan pages starting with photos from Brian...pending
3. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added photo and Obit on Carrie Humber on the Ytranes Homestead page.
05/15/12   1. TAYLOR: Added a Translation by Kommi which reaffirms the story about the Duke of Norfolk. Read all about it on the new Individual Page for Susie Briem!
2. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added pages for ALL of Sigurdur's Siblings and the foundation for Hernit, plus a cool Family Tree by Roy.
While I respect our farmer ancestors a GREAT deal, it is something to have dozens of Great Ancestor Swedish Petty Kings in the family.
3. Don't forget to bookmark this page and check back often. Breaking news almost daily.
05/14/12   1. WEAR/ISBERG: Emailed 1st draft of Brian Wear-Eylmann's Family Tree chart.
2. JOHNSON: Emailed 1st draft of Rick Johnson's Family Tree Chart.
3. CHRISTOPHERSON: Updated John Christopherson page with photos and possible I.D. of an Unknown photo.
4. CHRISTOPHERSON: Updated Sigurdur Christopherson page along with new photo at the end.
5. GRUND, ARGYLE: Dorcas Society photo confirmed by Erla Wankling.
05/13/12   1. CHRISTOPHERSON: Updated names on image 4333 thanks to Erla and Dorothy.
2. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added Image 3252 (205k) and replaced a thumbnail on Christopherson Clan page
2. CHRISTOPHERSON: Adding Kjartan and Gudrun Christopherson Honeymoon Tent photo and Marriage Certificate...pending
05/11/12   1. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added photo Image 3209 of some of Sigurdur's family on Christopherson Clan page.
2. Working on transcript from voice recording of how Lorne Christopherson left for S.F. with Ellis Stoneson.
3. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added new photo of Sigurdur Portrait, NO. 3 on right column, Image SCAN_3226 on his page.
4. WEAR/ISBERG: Added Brian Wear-Eylmann to the family tree database (also see news 4/29/2012)
5 . CHRISTOPHERSON: Preparing to add Kjartan Christopherson and Stone Stoneson's family from 60 photos from Woodlawn visit.
6 . KAMLOOPS: Added photo of Ferry, probably at Kamloops.
7. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added name ID's by Erla Wankling on the Christopherson Clan page and Grund. Many thanks!
8. Roy just found a batch of master scans that were never converted to Jpeg; IMG_SCAN_3578 to IMG_SCAN_3601_Niagra.
Includes a great photo of John and Vala and Kay and Gudrun visiting unknown. Mostly the 30-40's. A great one of Kay's family with Sig in uniform and Eileen Image 3579.
05/08/12   1. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added John's family to the Eternal Resting Places under Christopherson, along with names of Kjartan's family
2. CHRISTOPHERSON: Roy meets Bruce and Hank to visit, then on to Woodlawn Cemetery in S. San Francisco today.
3. CHRISTOPHERSON/KELLER: Blue Tuesday Band will be celebrating David's Bday- Iron Gate, Friday May 18th with some special friends sitting in with the band.. John Lawton Rodeo Clowns Dave Moreno Ronnie Montrose and our dear friend Garth Webber who has played with everyone from Miles Davis to Greg Allman..Bring your dancing shoes !!!
05/07/12  

1. Regarding Godaddy (the hosting CO used by this site). Roy no longer recommends this service.
2. TAYLOR RnD: Family of Richard Taylor and Elizabeth/Jane Mehitabel JONES Taylor, Taylor connections to The Hearns, The Ballards, The Badgers, The Dowds, The Bjarnasons, and The Greens. Read more.
3. CHRISTOPHERSON: New Row of three photos of Sigurdur and Caroline Christopherson.
4. CHRISTOPHERSON: Revamped Ytranes, Grund, Husavik Homestead pages text and new photos.
5. CLEAN-UP: Renaming Master and low resolution images 4000-6000, this will keep in numerical order and ID by type (SCAN, etc.)
6. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added new Matriarch page for Kristófer Andrésson, father of Sigurdur.
7. SIGVALDSON/AMUNDSON: Added vintage photo of Sig´s Service and lineage to Alice 'Amundson' Sigvaldson .
8. STONESON: Just found a PDF copy of Runa Thordarson's book, "Echoes of the Past"! The family has many photo postcards 'photographed' by Runa herself. Probably sent to her close friend, Grandmother Gudrun and Kjartan Christopherson. Still researching. Pretty quiet out there. Wow! It talks about all the places Stone lived...incl. Crescent, which is probably when Kjartan met Gudrun. It solves the G&B mystery photo! Read more here.
8a. Holy moly as mom used to say! Groa is Runa's oldest sister.
9. CHRISTOPHERSON: Created an Individual page for Susie Briem...pending
10. CHRISTOPHERSON: Traversed Surrey in Canada via Google Earth pin-pointing all the B.C. Trip of visited locations.
11. STONESON: Just identified more recent photos of the Stoneson house in Blaine. It was remodeled, hiding the original They are being placed on the Stoneson Clan page being overhauled..

05/01/12   1. CHANGES New May Image Of The Month. With William being the center of all the new photos, here is an image sent to Roy a long time ago from Miriam Westereng. Great pic of Sigurdur in his twilight years. Even in this copy of a copy you see the twinkle in his eyes.
2. FARKAS: A BIG WELCOME to Aisha Farkas, her grandmother was Pearl Farkas (Oddstad), Aunt was Elma Mendola (Oddstad)
We are connected through Stone Stoneson.
  3 . NEWS: Roy just made a discovery. THE TALE OF TWO PICTURES.
tale of two photos
  Photo 1 shows Ytranes. 100% taken by Jon Sveinbjornsson (Oddstad).
Sam Spade ain't got nuthin on Roy.
  4. ODDSTAD: Adding Jon Sveinbjornsson (Oddstad) Individual page.
04/30/12   1. CHANGES Added How To regarding Voice Recordings on Suggestions page.
04/29/12   1. WEAR/ISBERG: A BIG WELCOME to Brian Wear-Eylmann, son of “Clara Isberg - Wear”. Emily Isberg was her sister. She married Herbert Christopherson, was the son of Hernit and Bjorg Christopherson, Hernit was Sigurdur's brother. Clara remarried Mr. Wear. Please read more here.
2. NEWS Added new map page for Husavik (Gimli) page. Sigurdurs 2nd homestead.
3. Updated Drop Down menu above with additional links to new pages recently added.
4. CHRISTOPHERSON: Adding new pages for John S. Christopherson, Hernit and other Sigurdur's siblings. Pending...
5. JOHNSON: A BIG WELCOME to Rick Johnson, grandson of Emily and Herbie.Just made contact on the 30th!
6. CHRISTOPHERSON: Still correcting typos on the Ytranes and ChristophersonClan pages. Many thanks to Miriam.
04/25/12   1. CHRISTOPHERSON: Reformatted the Grund Homestead page text and photo size.
2. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added photo of GF Kjartan 'Kay' Christopherson to the Wrangler Kay Tranquille page.
3. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added photo of Sigurdur with no Chin beard.
4. CHRISTOPHERSON/STONESON/ODDSTAD: Added Marriage1 page of Kjartan & Gudrun and possibly double wedding of Emma Stoneson and Andres Fjeldsted Jonsson which became 'Oddstad'.
04/23/12   1. TAYLOR: Roy may have just opened the sealed passage to the Taylors pre-1787.
2. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added new page under Maps for Ytranes / Ytri Neslönd, Sigurdur & Caroline's 4th Homestead.
3. PHOTO: Added new photo of possibly the Reverend's house near what looks like Grund Church.
04/22/12   1. CHRISTOPHERSON: A BIG Welcome to Gudrun Gisladottir, she sent photos of Carrie Humber's wedding day APR 15 1974 Photo 1 and 2 deleted as Google Brazil or whatever is stealing photos . Gudrun is also related to Sigurdur, see here. Our 9th cousin, 1x Removed. Her father was a Manitoban from 1927 to 1937
2.STONESON/ODDSTAD: Þórunni Ernu Clausen (Thorunn Clausen), an English Actress has been touring in a Solo performance of...well, getting the exact translation has been hard to find. Perhaps 'The Voyage of Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir', Ferðasaga Guðríðar, Tours Guðríður, Guðríður travelogue. Seeing the graphic Roy enhanced for following chart which will show reason for her being in the news here. Wish I could buy her performance on DVD. [1, 2,3 ,]. Scotty, I need more power to the 'Translator!.' "I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain!"
Here is a large version. The Viking Ship [4] , You Tube interview.
3. STONESON/ODDSTAD: Restructured the Stoneson Clan Page. Added Stone Stoneson Pictoral Chart....awaiting approval.
4. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added new branch off of Sigurdur Christopherson thanks to Kommi (name) ends with...still going.
5. CHRISTOPHERSON: Updated Gudrun Stoneson Christophersons Individual page as Roy believes he has identified an Unknown photo.
6. CHRISTOPHERSON: Still adding to the Eternal Resting Places under Christopherson.
7. CHRISTOPHERSON:Added new Individual page for Kjartan Lorne Christopherson and cousin Indira.
8 .CHRISTOPHERSON:Adding new Individual page for Donna nee Christopherson Skardal
9.CHRISTOPHERSON:Added lots of great vintage photos to the Grund Homestead page. in between looking for better job.
10. Added photo of Gudrun & Kjartan on wedding day to the Unidentified Photos of Family and Friends page
04/15/12   1. CHRISTOPHERSON: Updated Hank Christopherson page.
2. NEWS: Added new page called Unidentified Photos of Family and Friends. It falls under the Main Photo page.
Also previously done is the Unknown Soldier page.
3. STONESON: Updated Eternal Resting Places page with text of Stoneson family. No photos.
4. STONESON: Did you know Stone and Ingjiborg had a son named Baldwin? See NO. 4 above
04/13/12   1.STONESON: Added card sent long ago by Harry and Sylvia Haskins on Stoneson Clan page.
04/12/12   1. NEWS: Highly recommend anyone interested in following the CSES news page via Twitter to sign up with a twitter account. Free, seems spam free. Just another shameless plug. Like it better than LinkedIn as it seems benign.View twitter feeds of these links here on Computer browsers or mobile devices (iPhone, Andoid Smart phones) or just visit this page always here for you.
2. BADGER/TAYLOR: New web page RnD on the Badger Family.
3. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added many small changes to Sigurdur and Caroline Christopherson's pages.
4. NEWS: Adding Branch ID or News before each CSES News entry on this page now.
5. TAYLOR: Added 2 PG Poem by Caroline Taylor with a rewritten version.
6. CHRISTOPHERSON: Adding grave markers to Eternal Resting Page.
04/10/12   1. CHRISTOPHERSON: Added SAT image of Haldor Christopherson's House at Crescent, B.C. (new window). Photos from markers A, B, and C, which view the Bay, house and North bay, are in the B.C. Trip slide show, which will be broken into smaller segments soon.
2. CHRISTOPHERSON: Updated Tranquille Page format along with new 1908 circa postcards, added Wrangler K page (Tranquille Pg 2).
3. ISBERG/CHRISTOPHERSON: Created new RnD page on the Isberg family.
4. STONESON: Added Karl to the Stoneson Clan page. Met at Dorothy Christopherson's Christmas party.
5. CHRISTOPHERSON: Broke out Argyle District Grund Homestead and Grund Church into own pages and added old photos of both. Also see Paulines page for church wedding .
04/07/12  

1. Thanks to Nonni Roy placed a Google SAT map under a circa 1922 Cummings map pinpointing Grund view here.
2. Updated the Cartwright Branch page by fixing typos.
3. Updated the Pauline Christopherson page.
Thanks to Mr. Gordon Goldsborough, Roy just identified an nearly exact photo maybe 100 years before his was taken.
Compare copy from the Sig & Hank Christopherson Collection to Mr. Goldsboroughs photo of Grund Church. Full website here. Note the lights, Pipe in upper right and structure in far right behind Christmas tree. Happy Easter family and visitors!.
4. Added Sigurdur Christopherson's 3rd Homestead (1. Iceland, 2. Husavik, CA, 3. Grund in Argyle Dist.)
5. Added graphic to new Eternal Resting Places page. Added William Christopherson gravestone. Other three branches will follow if photos received. Have about 12 more gravestones to add.

04/07/12   1. It is with great sadness that Roy posts that Norman Stanley Skardal passed away last last year. While Roy did not know them, he really wanted to met them, as the BC cousins said they were "very warm and friendly". Read more here 1.
04/06/12   1. Cemetery is not something many of us want to think about, yet it is a way to connect with our ancestors. Thanks to the BC cousins, Roy will be sharing photos from the Surrey Cemetery by creating a dedicated page...since Find A Grave has no info, visit our new page. For now, calling it Eternal Resting Places. Open to a better page name.
04/05/12   1. Thanks to Gordon Goldsborough, with special thanks to Nonni Jonsson, we now have a pinpoint location for five places of historical significance in Canada, that being;
1a. Carrie Street in Baldur named after Caroline nee Taylor Christopherson whom married Sigurdur. Look at Street sign,
1b. Grund homestead of Sigurdur and Caroline [see 1, 2], and 1.c. Grund Cemetery where the Christopherson and many Icelanders rest. Argyle Maps.
1d. The Frelsis (Liberty) Lutheran Church at Grund which they helped build and attended, and where Roy's parents were wed. Also see 1, 2, 3. The Lighting Globes (orig. Gas) were donated by Gudny Aradottir. A google map tour of Sigurdur's migration is underway.
1e. This church is the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Carrie St. in Baldur. Sigurjon Kristofferson was one of the early trustees.
04/03/12   1. Argyle, Manitoba is celebrating their 100th year. The logo is shaped like a viking Long Ship.
2. Added wedding photo of Hank and Thelma Christopherson. Hope to borrow and scan in the future, along with map named after a family member in Pacifica.
3. Google Maps now has Street View for Baldur, MB R0K Canada to Belmont, along with the infamous HWY 5, which lies between Baldur and Glenboro which runs by Sigurdur's Grund homestead. Grund area still blurry and unable to pinpoint the homestead.
4. Added story by about the Stone Farm House by Henry Christopherson (see NO. 2).
5. Blue Tuesday plays Friday April 13th at Bluz By You in San Jose from 8 to 12.... Friday the 13th what were we thinking :-)
And the Big One !!!  Davids Bday party at the Iron Gate in Belmont on Friday May 18th at 9:00
04/01/12   1. Had dinner with Hank Christopherson - see updated Individual page.
2. A BIG WELCOME to Linda (Kjartanson) Hammersley. Relation: Stone Stoneson through his mother Jóhanna who Linda's great-grandfather Kjartan Einarsson's half sister. Here is Linda in the newspaper, along with Nelson.
3. Added Nav links to the RnD pages - Taylor RnD, Hearn RnD, Slimmons RnD, Thelma Dale Christopherson RnD, Rurik to Anna of Russia RnD
4. New April Image Of The Month. This month Lilja Kernestead shares a photo from the her collection on the Arasons.
03/30/12   1. Ancient wrecks found in Baltic Sea: MMT passed on sonar and film images of the wrecks to the Swedish Maritime Museum, which has been analysing them over the last few months. Contrary to earlier reports, none of the ships is a Viking longboat, said Mr Fredholm. "On the possible medieval wrecks you can see planks and what may be cargo. One ship had four or five barrels but with unknown content," he said. No diving expedition was planned in the near future, Mr Fredholm added. "It would be interesting to go down and do a full investigation but right now the only plan we have at the Maritime Museum is to analyse those video films. We may then take the decision to go further." FULL STORY
2. Updated end of Hearn RnD page.
03/27/12   Searching for Sigvaldason and Railroads, came across this blog. Not related to my knowledge, just helping Canada spread the word.
"Cavena Nuda is a super, made in Manitoba product which is a true Canadian success story and it's just beginning folks. I recently got together with Scott Sigvaldason, farmer turned entrepreneur, who is the commercial brains behind Cavena Nuda, literally "naked oats". Read more..."
03/20/12   Created new page called Suggestions. A How to on Genealogy Research Tips. Take with a grain of salt.
03/19/12   Beautiful photo of a Long Ship in action. Just wanted to share.
03/17/12
Update
4/20/2013
  1. Happy ST. Patrick's Day all! Everyone related to Caroline Taylor may find the latest RnD research of interest as Caroline's grandfather was probably thrown out of Canada for his involvement with the Fenians.
In honor of our Great Great Grandmother Isabella Slimmons/Slemins, created this artwork by Roy (APR 2013)
2. Break-Through on Anna of Russia: Last night had entire lineage typed up until PG&E power went out! Lost about 4 hrs of work along with the Viking Berserker update. Oh well. view the New Discovery on Harald Sigurdsson.
03/16/12   Enjoyed YouTube link from Bruce, hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we have Open YouTube Audio
03/06/12   New Book - K-1000: Into The Bowels of Hell by Cousin Bruce Costello now available on Kindle!
03/01/12   1. Found Sigurgeir's Bird Museum. Please read more here.
2. Added March Image of the Month. This months photo has Will and Stina Christopherson.
3. From the Nelson Gerrard E-Letter in DEC 2011, Nelson mentions this: The sculpting of a 7 foot bronze statue of Sigtryggur Jonasson (1852-1942), acknowledged in 2011 as a "person of national historic significance", is now nearing completion...Read more. Limited edition 18" Bronze statue being offered.
4. Last year metioned Icelandic Glacial for any that cared to support Iceland, here is a link to locate Icelandic Bottled water. Appears to be in MANY more stores now. Roy asks you to consider if your tap water or bottled water contains Flouride [1] [2]. Roy has nixed buying bottles that "crinkle".
5. CSES News at Christopherson.net is now Tweeting. View updates on this page via Tweeter.
02/26/12   Roy is researching Dr. Richard Lankaster Taylor Hearn, b. 02 May 1887'. This is a fellow found before which Vern Austman worked at the same place. Pending is verification of this was a Taylor relative from the long sought Hearn family.
02/24/12   If you would like to read over some great Newsletters by a phenomenal person, that being Halfdan Helgason, you will find them here. This webmaster will be forever indebted to this great man for having done so much for us outside of Iceland. Enabling us to discover more on our ancestors!
As stated elsewhere, "this website would be nothing without the hard work done by Halfdan Helgason, having made available so much data and insights into Icelandic genealogy, along with his predecessors, who worked on www.halfdan.is "
02/22/12   1. The New Splash Page is now online. In celebration of the Celtic link from Caroline Christopherson's mother, Isabella, and for many cousins, our Great Ancestors like Princess Melkorka, this overhauled "front door" to the family site sports a dragon. Cousin links are still under construction. One goal was to give quick access to the major links.
2. 800 years in the making, Legends of Valhalla, the first full-length computer animated feature produced in Iceland. Since '3-D' is an interest of this webmaster, read more here.
Filmmaker's site Watch the Trailer
3. From Elena Haskins: The river tree: Iceland's natural beauty pictured from the air looks like a work of art. Read more.

4. Housekeeping: Fixed John taylor link in Intro Flash Menu.
02/14/12   1. Sorry, just spotted a bad link from 12/08/2011 #3, here is link to John and Haldor in Tent. Circa: early 1900's.
2. Updated the Image of the Month for FEB. Jeez, 14 days late too.
3. Added Search capability (opens in new page) using StartPage recommended by InfoWars.com.
02/13/12   From cousin Elena:
Viking exploration of Hudson Bay will continue in 2013 when descendants of the first Viking voyagers to reach North America 1,000 years ago sail into the Arctic from Churchill, Manitoba. Jóhann Straumfjord Sigurdson and David Collette, whose ancestral grandmother was Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir, the mother of Snorri, the first European child born in North America, will sail from Canada to Iceland along a route that was old before Christopher Columbus was born....read Full Story here.
Guðríður is our 26th GREAT GRANDMOTHER (ALL BRANCHES). Go to her entry here.
02/07/12   1. Added three pages of an Icelandic book from Lilja Kernestead about Triggvi Arason and Gudbrandur Einarson.
2. Added photos and text to links on left side of the Family Tree and minor changes to family pages.
3. Revised Einarson family pages.
4. Added National Flags to the Great Ancestors page under Family Tree. Many had no flag at the time and using to show ancestors origin.
02/05/12   1. Added three homestead maps to Arni Sigvaldson page.
01/29/12   1. Resize of Intro Page completed including a Dragon and Viking in a Tug-O-War!
01/26/12   1. Added new sub-section to the Reports page on Books by Family Members here.
2. Added photo of Governor General Lord Dufferin to Sigurdur Christophersons page.
3. Enlarged all text on the Intro page.
01/25/12   1. A BIG WELCOME to Laurel Zellner, related to Frank Sigvaldson, son of Arni!
2. Cousin Bruce Costello has published yet another book which you could view at Amazon. Details are in past news in the 2011 archive. Cousin Elena Haskins did a large amount of work proof-reading and helping Bruce. Added to Roys Portfolio under Sample 8 with early promo spot here.
3. Still scanning negatives. Up to about 50 EA and NONE have been seen before. Mostly Carol as a baby. Viewing each one negative is like a tiny unwrapped Christmas present until viewed. Update: 73 negatives and mostly of Carol and siblings in B&W 120 film. Great one of her held by Kjartan & Gudrun.
01/24/12   New Negatives: Here are two great, yet under-exposed photos from Kjartan's cabin. Some family members spotted are Ron, Bruce, Robert Cartwright, Kay, Aunt Lilja, see here Photo 1, Photo 2.
01/23/12   1. Pretty quiet these days during this winter season. Roy is still rendering the Christmas images for the family.
2. Updated the Slimmons RnD page.
3. Roy is scanning another 100 negatives. None are in any albums. 1st is Pauline and Roy's sister, Carol as a baby. The bins left to scan are mostly 1950 and later on.
01/06/12   Updated Pauline Christopherson page.
01/02/12   1. Three Taylors show on the 1657 map of Barbados.
01/01/12   1. Happy New Year all! Roy spent the night researching the Taylors. There was a colony that formed in South Carolina's Charles Town, now Charlston, of English (Old World) and Barbadoes immigrants. This connects one of the 13 colonies to Barbados. Resulting in about 30 URLs, yet none leading to our Richard Taylor. Compiling the "first" map of Barbados from 1657 to see if a Taylor was there then.
2. New Image of the Month of January, view here.
3. Added photo to the Dale RnD page of Thelma DALE Christopherson.


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