Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Maria Johanna Waara

Maria Waara Johnson driving sleigh
from the Sandy Johnson Barker collection

Monday, June 2, 2014

"Racehorse" Johnson

John "Racehorse" Johnson
 photo from the Sandy Johnson Barker collection
This is only the second photo I've ever seen of John "Racehorse" Johnson. Sandy has lots of stories about the Johnson family. With her permission, I'll be sharing some of them here in the future.

Meeting that distant cousin

Quite some time ago I began emailing with a cousin from the Johnson line of my tree. She has done tons of research over the years and has lots to share. Recently I was speaking at a little town near Helena and she and her husband were in the audience. We had such a nice chat afterward and then we talked by phone over the weekend. She has sent many more pictures, family stories and shared a family mystery with me. This has to be one of the best parts of my research. The connections with distant relatives. So. Much. Fun.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

You've got your cousin's face

How's this for a family resemblance? Sven Fält was the brother of Johanna "Jennie" (Fält) Borgreen. Carl Borgreen was the son of Johanna. Sadly, these folks never met and I'm not sure they even knew of each other. But the family resemblance is undeniable. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Fäldt Family history

Fäldt Family Bible
Fäldt Family

Nyeby, birthplace of Johanna "Jennie" Felt



















 I received another packet of wonderfulness from cousin Marita. It came just after my birthday and was the topper to a wonderful 50th celebration. The Bible pages are the icing on the cake. I never hoped to see them. What a prize.

All photos posted here are from the Marita Fäldt collection.
Kristina and Lave Fäldt 

Fäldt family

Matilda, Lave, Hulda, Sven Fäldt

Nils, Elna, Kerstin, Gunhild Fäldt

Sven Fäldt family

Sunday, March 23, 2014

More of the family Pak

Thom and his mom, Lee Shui Wen

Thom's sister, Cecily

Thom's mom,  Lee Shui Wen

Thom and his cousin


Thom's mom,  Lee Shui Wen

Thom and his cousin

Thom's mom,  Lee Shui Wen

Thom's mom,  Lee Shui Wen

Thom

Thom

Thom's mom,  Lee Shui Wen

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Another lost cousin found

John "Racehorse" Johnson
I took a road trip to Eastern MT to speak at a couple of libraries and tour a few museums. On the way home on Thursday, I stopped at the Museum of the Beartooths in Columbus MT. The research I was conducting centered around Horace Countryman (father of the woman I portray in my program). The museum director, Penny, was showing me around and we were chatting about this and that. She mentioned that she was from Red Lodge. I mentioned that dad's relatives had come from there. She asked the surname. I said "Johnson". She says "Not Racehorse Johnson." I said "Racehorse is my gt. great grandfather" to which she replies "we're related". We'll be connecting again to exchange info. How great to find, not only the info I went for, but a new relative to boot.