The story

Throughout my childhood and teenage years in New Zealand, I heard stories of Volrath, my Norwegian great-grandfather. Besides being amused by his outlandish and dramatic name, I was enthralled by his adventures. He’d left his homeland as a young man in the early 1900s to seek his fortune in the New World. Being born into …

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Google is my friend

Yes, some of the archive files I've found through ancestry.com have been amazing for my family research. It is thrilling to do a search on someone and have various options come up...a shipping record here, electoral roll there. But I have found other, free, sites that have been equally if not more useful for the particular …