Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Coming Together Over Family History

Helen Nordquist and her father Axel.
Today two generations of the Nordquist family (George's maternal line) came together and met for the first time.  George's 3rd cousin Michele, lives just a few hours from our home in Park City, yet we have never met until today. In fact, we didn't even know we had any surviving realtives from the Nordquist line still living in the area. 

A few weeks back we received an email from Michele, who had been on familysearch.org and saw an entry we made to a relative on the Nordquist family line.  Wondering who was working on her family's history, she sent a us an email through the site's messaging system inquiring of our connection to the Nordquist line.  Come to find out her great-great parents Axel and Ida Nordquist are George's great grandparents! (Picutred above are Axel Nordquist - George's great grandfather -- and Helen Nordquist, George's grandmother).

We met today at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City where we were able to compare notes, family stories and discover commonalities between our family and hers.  What a fun example of how we can be connected to living family members as we search out those from generations past!

...til we meet again.

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