Family History Research

Welcome to my family history blog and website.

For a long time I’ve wanted to find a way to share my research with family members and others. Please bear with me as I learn how to do this. It will take me a while to figure out the right structure and organization, and I’m sure there’ll be a few mistakes.

First, I’ll focus on sharing Norwegian family history findings from a trip I took in 2014. Aided by my wonderful genealogist cousin Mette, we traced the Hagen and Dybdal (Grotberg) families back many generations! I also took photos of many of the farms where our ancestors lived in the Toten area of Oppland fylke in Norway.

Later I will fill in more information about other family lines as well as historical research projects I’ve been working on, including the documentary film, “A Thousand Dollars and Back: Recollections of Early Romanian Immigration to Minnesota.” (You can link to that website if you care to learn more about it.) If you have any questions, you can contact me using the form on this page.


By Vicki Albu

Genealogist, historian, and writer.

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