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DFA Oracle for Thursday December 24, 2020


Abby Lynn MorrisonAlpha & Omega


178.422.32 Abby Lynn Morrison
born: May 28, 2020
at Vancouver, BC, Canada

Parents: Graham & Allie (Ketcham) Morrison

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Sogn og FjordaneAncestry Update

This year, your DFA Board of Directors set up a subscription to Ancestry.ca in order to further research our roots. There have been many exciting discoveries as a result. Here are a few examples:

  • Guttorm Midlang was born in 1590 at Vik, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. He married Elsebe Ovri Midlang in 1619 when he was 29 years old and she was 39 years old. Elsebe was born in 1580 [one of our our oldest known ancestors] at Vik, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. They had six children (all sons) over 25 years. Guttorm died in 1668 in Sogn, Oppland, Norway, having lived 78 years. Elsebe also died in 1668 having lived a long life of 88 years!
    Their children were:
       > Ola Stadheim Midlang (1620- )
       > Ole Gutormsen Midlang (1626-1645) b: Sogn, Oppland
       > Arne Gutormson Midlang (1628- ) b: Sogn, Oppland
       > Knut Gutormson Midlang (1634- ) b: Sogn, Oppland
       > Eirik Gutormson Midlang (1635-1704) b: Vik, Sogn og Fjordane
       > Palne Gutormson Fosse Midlang (1645- ) b: Sogn, Opplandy

  • The oldest ancestor that we have found so far in Ancestry.ca is:
       Nils Sondre Land (following the line from Mary Gullickson)
       Born: About 1470 at: Flesberg, Buskerud, Norway
       Died: in Norway
          Married to: "Niels"
          Born: 1474 at: Lande, Buskerud, Norway
          Died: in Sweden

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Emails Wanted

There are probably hundreds of Dragland Family members who should be receiving this newsletter, but they aren't because we don't have their email address. If you know of any such persons, please ask them to subscribe at this link: https://www.dragland.org/newsletter_subscribe.php or simply send their email address to admin@dragland.org.

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Oath of Solitude


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Viking medallionMembership Info

Here are some details on our various DFA membership levels:

  1. Associate Member

            • Free
            • Eligible to receive family newsletter
            • May have name/phone number/email address
               published on directory (if desired)
            • May submit stories and photos for the website
            • Receives invitation to family reunions and other events
            • Eligible for password to detailed (confidential) family tree

  1. Regular Member

            • Dues are $30 per year (payable on your birthday)
            • Includes all benefits of Associate Member, plus:
            • Eligible for dragland.org email address

  1. Gold Member

            • Dues are $100 per year (payable on your birthday)
            • Includes all benefits of Regular Member, plus:
            • Entitled to a free "guest" account at Ancestry.ca
            • Eligible to receive annual financial statements
            • Eligible to serve on planning committees
            • Eligible for a seat on the DFA Board of Directors

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Family Tree Links


  1. Descendants of Nils Hallvardson Limmesand, (1750 - 1804)
    (For security reasons, most birthdays and anniversaries of living persons have been excluded.)

  2. Full Family Tree -- MEMBERS ONLY
    (userid & password required)
    Last updated: Nov 15, 2016.

    If you are a Dragland Family member, and would like to know the userid & password, click on the following link to send a request message:

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Call for Papers

Note: If you have any announcements, stories, photos, etc. that you would like to share with family members, send them to admin@dragland.org and say you would like to be published in the DFA Oracle. We would all love to hear from you!

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