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While still in high school, I became interested in researching our family history. Since then I have accumulated a collection of official documents, church records, photographs and other artifacts. By creating this site I hope to pass this interest on to future generations and to preserve many of the photos and other documents created and collected by myself and others of this and previous generations.

This site is also intended to be a place where family can collaborate and share genealogy information as well as media, stories, documents and anything else that helps to portray a more complete picture of each individual. We continually add to and improve this site, so check back often!

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Hol gamle kirke
Hol gamle kirke
The church where Asle was baptized. The oldest section of the church is believed to date from the 13th Century. 
John H. Swenson - Adella Knudsen Family, 1908
John H. Swenson - Adella Knudsen Family, 1908
On the occasion of their 10th wedding anniversary 
Forrest Melville Family
Forrest Melville Family
Forrest and his wife Maggie (Duncan) Melville with their two oldest children, Gladys (l.) and Frances (r.) 


Larson, Nels O
   b. 23 Jun 1869, Kalvenes, Austevoll, Hordaland, Norway
Henderson, Maggie May
   b. 26 Aug 1872, Winchester Township, Dundas County, Ontario
Fosse, Torkel Torkelsen
   b. Dec 1813, Stjernegjerd, Leikanger, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
McCormick, Sophia Charlotte
   b. 16 Feb 1849, Osgoode Township, Carleton County, Ontario
Melville, Adam S.
   b. 23 Feb 1830, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Melville, Archibald
   b. 4 Mar 1871, Collingwood Township, Grey County, Ontario
Melville, George
   b. 10 Dec 1868, Collingwood Township, Grey County, Ontario
Melville, Andrew
   b. 13 Jun 1866, Collingwood Township, Grey County, Ontario
Melville, Robert
   b. 18 Nov 1862, Collingwood Township, Grey County, Ontario
Melville, John W.
   b. 13 Feb 1861, Collingwood Township, Grey County, Ontario

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