Our mother is of Norwegian, Danish, and German ancestry. Our father was adopted. I have not yet traced any information on his birth parents but we believe him to be possibly of Scottish or Irish descent. I have included information that I have researched on the genealogy of his adoptive parents.
I began my research in June 2000 by outlining what I knew of our mother's family through discussion with our mother and other relatives. I have documented most of the information presented in this genealogy and am currently researching to document the rest.
Two valuable family written resources that I used in starting my research were:
A Saga, My Grandfather, by Herbert Quentin Groettum and
The Ancestry of Ole and Mary Anfinson,
by Keith Oien.
Genealogy resources from the Web include: Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org,
RootsWeb, USGenWeb, DDD Danish Data Archive, and the Norwegian Digitalarkivet.
Other information was researched at the Minnesota Historical Society History Center (St. Paul, Minnesota), the LDS History Center (Minnesota), the Fillmore County History Center (Fountain, Minnesota), and through Iowa lookup assistance.