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Dragland Family Association -
for Monday January 10, 2022


President's Message - Winter 2022

Brad Dragland Happy New Year! Wow 2022 !
I'm sure that those of us who were born in the 20th century would all agree that the 21st century is going way too damn fast and has no signs off slowly down. Time waits for no one, so take a step back and take time to smell the roses. I feel that 2022 will be a year like no other and I mean that in a good way.

After living in the age of a pandemic for the past two years, that has controlled our lives in so many ways, there looks like a light at the end of the tunnel! Covid-19 will rear one of its ugly heads from time to time but for the most part we have ways to fight it. So to Covid-19, "Goodbye, good riddance and don't let the door hit you on your way out!"

The last Dragland Family reunion was in 2017 in the beautiful city of Kelowna, BC. I haven't spoken to any of the other Dragland Family Association directors yet about a 2022 reunion, so you are hearing this here first. I am proposing a Dragland reunion for the fall (October) 2022. All ideas of places to meet from anyone are welcome and appreciated.

At this time we have six Board members:
    • Brad Dragland - President
    • Jeanne Morrison - Immediate Past-President
    • Vaughn Dragland - Treasurer
    • Todd Dragland - Secretary
    • Dean Dragland - Director
    • Amanda Dragland - Director

Peace and love to all!

Yours Sincerely,

DFA President Bradley Michael Dragland

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Dragland "Family Ties" Zoom Call

You are invited to attend the Dragland "Family Ties" video chat, which takes place on the last Sunday of each month on Zoom. Meet and greet some family members you may not have known about!

The next Zoom call will be:
Date/Time: Sunday January 30, 2022
@ 3:00 PM Pacific, 4:00 PM Mountain, 5:00 PM Central, 6:00 PM Eastern Time.
Note: This is a recurring Meeting ID. The same link can be used for future meetings.

Emai: admin@dragland.org for Zoom link.

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Sogn og FjordaneAncestry Update

Hey! We have been able to trace our patrilinial line back to the year 1590, when our ancestor Guttorm Midlang was born!

See snippet below from ancestry.ca…

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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


"I can't go out because of the virus!" sounds weak,
whiny and boring.

Try instead:
"I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands."

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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 on the dragland.org website


  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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Browse our DFA Oracle archives

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