Gjenvick-Gjonvick Archives

The USA has long been the goal of immigrants. While the wave has been from the southerly direction for quite a few years now, once upon a time it was the dream of many a European to get on a ship and sail to America.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick is called The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives. It’s a vast collection of photographs, passenger lists, steamship brochures, and many more interesting tidbits from a time when many of our ancestors were leaving one part of the world to come to another.
My own family sailed over from Norway in the late 19th century. I hope that eventually, as passenger lists continue to be indexed, the name “Endreland” may turn up.
That would be a thrill.

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thispagecannotbedisplayed.com

OK, time to lighten up.
There’s not a whole lot I can write about today’s FamilyFirst pick, besides the fact that it is rated barely PG. I want to throw that in up front in case anyone out there is offended by a very mild epithet. If you are, please bypass clicking on the link.
How many times have you seen that blamed 404 error whilst surfing the web? I’ve been doing it since 1995, and I’ve seen thousands.

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SporeFan

Have you heard of Spore?
Spore is the next big thing from game whiz Will Wright.
It’s due to be released in about a year, but the hype is already flowing like beer at a frat party.
With that in mind, today’s FamilyFirst pick is a site that gets the juices flowing about the upcoming rage that is just around the corner.

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Miss Abigail’s Time Warp


It is said that the good old days were the good old days. If I heard it once, I heard it a thousand times, “When I was your age…”. Somehow, if one could turn back the hands of time, and see what it was really like in the past, then maybe it would make the future a little more bearable. Heck, it would make today more bearable.

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Range Light Keepers


In the days of old, before there was radar, radios or satellite navigation, one of the tools mariners used to find their way at sea was lighthouses. If the could see one, they knew there was land close by, and it was too hazardous area for them be in. Today’s Family First Site features a site that looks at some of those old houses.

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