Climbing the Family Trees

Hammersmark Farm in 1976

Hammersmark Farm in 1910
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Tom genealogical research highlight of the year was the purchase of a Norwegian book about the Sirdal region of Norway. Purchasing a book online from folks in another country was an adventure in itself, but we finally got the book and found a way to reimburse them correctly. It is a treasure! We study the stories and genealogical information and can even translate a bit of it. We easily translated the pictures! :-)

Hammersmark is the ancestral home of "Big Torkel" Hammersmark (b. 1753), who is the great grandfather of Tom's grandfather Oskar Thompson (Asbjorn Torkelson Hammersmark), who homesteaded on the family farm in SD.

JD's Cleven-Surdahl-Thompson Family Genealogy

Ann Genealogical Research