On the second day of our trip, we got to meet up with an 84 year old Swedish man, named Erik, that lives in the same small town as my ancestors did in the 1880s.  A cousin of mine (technically my mom’s cousin’s daughter) was fortunate enough get connected with Erik 11 years ago (see...
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Latter-day Saint girl. Passionate about personal growth, family history, teaching my children, and harnessing the power of early mornings.  Welcome to my little corner of the world. 

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Sweden/Denmark Trip: Osby Church

On the second day of our trip, we got to meet up with an 84 year old Swedish man, named Erik, that lives in the same small town...
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Sweden/Denmark Trip: Copenhagen and Lund University

At the end of last year, I started teaching my kids (and myself) about my Swedish heritage.  When I was growing up, I didn’t know many details about...
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Sweden and Denmark Trip: Some Backstory

I wanted to type up this story that is recorded at the beginning of the Swenson family history book (From Sweden to Zion) because it explains how our...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 17

Why would the pioneers do what they did?  Why would they give up everything?  Many (including my own ancestors) lost family members because they were disowned when they...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 16

Today is Pioneer Day! On July 24, 1847, (172 years ago today), the first group of Pioneers finally emerged from the last canyon, and entered the Salt Lake...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 15

Today, we learned about the conversion stories of the ancestors that we are representing. For 4 out of the 5, we don’t have very much information… just a...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 14

After leaving Nauvoo at the beginning of 1846, and the trek across Iowa taking much longer than expected, The Saints made a temporary settlement, for the winter, on...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 13

Today, we took turns teaching school. Both Matilda Allison Casper and Harriet Matilda Casper Marchant both taught school. Matilda taught the school that Harriet attended. Harriet was very...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 12

Today, we learned about miracles and how Heavenly Father provides for us. We had quite the feast and talked about how good God is. See the other 5...
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