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Be the first to write about a building or structure


  Be the first to write about a house, building or structure. Why not write about when you built your own home - or the story of when your grandparents built the houses on the farm. Is there a mysterious structure in your neighbourhood that you should...

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Daydream believer - connecting to history


  IF THERE IS one thing that I miss from the days of childhood and adolescence it is the ability to dive into the intense world of daydreaming. Of being in a place where no boundaries exist and where energy could be found in abundance. IT IS ONLY no...

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Free is our Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela 2008 | Photo: South Africa The Good News -

  Nelson Mandela, friend of humanity, has died at the age of 95. We have a great deal to thank him for. Not only was he a chief for his own people but a guiding beacon for all of humankind. Free Nelson Mandela said Jerry Dammers in the 1980's hit so...

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Genealogy in reverse – sending knowledge to the future


  Genealogy is a great and important experience – searching for one’s roots and family history. But are we in our quest to look for our origins making one big mistake – forgetting to record - in a structured fashion - the knowledge of the current set o...

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Gustav Dalseg


  Gustav Dalseg and his family - of Norwegian descent - are mentioned in the book "History of emigration from Nordmøre - part NIII-4 Fergus Falls - Otter Tail County - Underwood" by Dordi Glærum Skuggevik. Obituary Gustav Dalseg, 88,...

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Helen A. Westphal


  Helen Bergeim Westphal was one of the contributors to the book "History of emigration from Nordmøre – Stangvik and Surnadal Parish (Norway))" - Part IV - published in 1986 by Dordi Glærum Skuggevik. Obituary Westphal, Helen A. (Nee...

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Help someone tell their life story


  ALTHOUGH IT FEELS as if the internet has been around for always, it is in fact a relatively new thing. For a lot of people - especially the more mature generations - the use of computers and surfing the web is something that they may never experience...

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I will leave all the lights on


  A mother's song to the child that is lost. I will wait - for your return Safe back home - safe with me I will leave the lights on - so you can see Your way back home - back to me I will always remember I will always wait I will lea...

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In memory of those who died in Oslo and on Utøya


  With this humble memory profile we remember those who died in Oslo and on Utøya 22 July 2011. We lift them up with the force of love and togetherness - to the place where we all one day will find our haven of rest and of unbreakable peace. To the pla...

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Ira Owen Østbø


  Ira Owen Østbø was one of the contributors to the book "History of emigration from Nordmøre – Stangvik and Surnadal Parish (Norway))" - Part V - published in 1986 by Dordi Glærum Skuggevik. Obituary Ira Owen OSTBO Died suddenly at h...

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Izz al-Arab Matar gave his life for a free Libya

Izz al-Arab Matar

  The Libyan author Hisham Matar - author of the novel "Anatomy of a Disappearance" - wrote these words in honour of his cousin Izz al-Arab Matar who gave his life for a free Libya. By Hisham Matar My cousin Izz al-Arab Matar, a 22-ye...

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Kathryn Maiolini

Norwegian landscape - © Bernt Ove -

  Kathryn Aune Maiolini was one of the contributors to the book "History of emigration from Nordmøre – Stangvik and Surnadal Parish (Norway))" - Part III - published in 1986 by Dordi Glærum Skuggevik. Obituary Kathryn Maiolini, 93, of...

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Listing of emigrants from Meldal - Sør-Trøndelag, Norway - part I

"Emigrants" by Gustav Wentzel, painted in Vågå 1903.

  When reading through the local history books for Meldal - hundreds of names with the word 'Amerika' next to them start appearing. People who left their ancestral Norway seeking a new future in the mythical America. So far from home - so far from the...

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St George's Gardens - an oasis in busy London

Old tomb - St George's Gardens. | Photo: Lars Dahlmann Anstensen.

  ST GEORGE'S GARDENS can be found in central London, UK. A peaceful, almost secret oasis in a city full of rushing people and noise. Once an active graveyard – now a place for contemplation. SURROUNDED BY A tall and fern clad wall, the garden's thr...

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Teigan farm - Sogge - Surnadal - Norway

Teigan farm - Surnadal - Norway | This photo is a copy from the book ''Gards- og ættesoge for Surnadal - bind II' from 1980 - written by Hans Hyldbakk | Copyright: Surnadal kommune

  In 1947, Hans Hyldbakk published the history of the local farms in Surnadal, Nordmøre, Norway. The book was updated in 1980. Below, you will find a non-professional translation of the text describing the Teigan farm of Sogge. The translation is inspi...

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The age-old arrogance of the living


  IF OUR ANCESTORS could come back to tell us a story – what do you think they would say? Would they be as different from us as we often think they were? Would we be stunned at the similarities? THE MODERN MAN is not unique - no matter how much we t...

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Was Therese Johannessen abducted from Norway to Pakistan in 1988?

Therese Johannessen - Fjell, Drammen, Norway. Abducted at the age of 9 in 1988 - she would now be 34 years of age.

  3 July 1988, Therese Johannessen (9) was abducted from outside her home at Fjell, Drammen in Norway. She has never been heard of or seen since. Can you help bring peace to Therese's family? It has been more than 25 years of torment for her mother...

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