Looking For Scandanavian Relatives
This is a picture of the Hjemkomst, a 76 foot viking sailing ship hand built
by Robert Asp, a teacher from Moorhead, Minnesota. He dreamt of building
this ship and sailing it to Bergen, Norway where his ancestors emmigrated
from. Although he died before realizing his dream, his children crewed the
ship on it's 6000 mile journey from Duluth, MN to Bergen Norway. The above
photo was taken by my grandfather who resided in the town of Hawley, MN where
the Hjemkomst was built. For more pics of the Hjemkomst voyage see
Tour: Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center. For more info on the museum
it is housed at in Moorhead, MN see
Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive
Hi Everybody! I am searching for "long lost" relatives that may have some information concerning my ancestory. I just recently began my quest for finding my Scandanavian relatives and am beginning to realize some of the obstacles I face. I know very little about them except that my great grandfather Swan JOHNSON came from Halmstad, Sweden. I was told that my great grandfather PEDERSEN and BERG came from the same place in Norway, presumably Bergen. But I recently found a marriage record at the FHC that indicates Herman Schroder PEDERSEN was married in Tjotta, Norland, Norway. I would like to contact anyone who may have further information that would be of any assistance!
I plan on posting a surname list of the people I am searching for in the
near future. Until then visit some of my favorite places.
Last Updated - 2/22/98