Welcome… I have been gathering videos, photos and genealogy documents over the past several years. I decided to redesign my website and wish to share these with family & friends. The following is a summary of what you will find using the links above. Homestead: My grandfather’s immigration journey from Norway that began in 1910. Norway: Photo videos of my 2001, 2006, 2013 and 2019 visits with family in Norway.Family: My dad’s 8mm family movies from the 1960’s and 1970’s. I have converted these films to digital. I have also included some more recent family videos. Izzy: A tribute to Izzy, our best friend for 14 years. Jeannette: A close friend that Liz and I cared for 2016 to 2021.
Bustietown: The area east of Effie, MN where my grandfather homesteaded was often referred to as Bustietown. Many of my friends have written articles about early life in and around Bustietown and have allowed me to share them with you. Travels: Videos and photos of events, landscape during my travels, often by motorcycle, throughout the United States. Genealogy: I have been working family genealogy since the mid 1980’s. I will begin by sharing what I have gathered on the Erickson/Hofstad families. As time permits, I will begin sharing what I have gathered on the Topping/Nero families. This is a work in progress. I will continue to add information and documents. Norway Family: A brief introduction to our family in Norway. The “Pending 5” link is inactive at this time. If you notice any inaccuracies, links that are not working, or would like to add content, please drop me an email at: derickson at outlook . com
After reading “Chris Marcotte Writes”, I felt the need share. Chris focuses on “Unique people and places and situations of Itasca County between 1890-1930. Please take a look…https://chrismarcottewrites.com/about/