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Digging those Norwegian roots

The Reporter's Notebook

My grandmother, Marie Rusten, was born in Norway in 1861.

I have spent a lifetime trying to get information about her, while some of it was right at my fingertips all the time.

I don’t have much that was my grandmother’s, only two pictures of the family farm, a photo of the church they attended, pictures of her parents, and a little black booklet.

I have only fleeting memories of my grandma.

She c...

 

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