The blog has been busy with Fraser news lately – and I just finished my online class about advanced genealogical research in Scotland. Here’s a review of the class and the low-down on some new directions for my genealogy research.
More stories have turned up in my further research of the Fraser family. One story is from Scotland, the other from Greene County, Iowa.
Almost on a whim, I checked out the ScotlandsPeople data to see if there was anything new for the Campbell family and was delighted to find that Ann’s baptism record had been added to their digital collection about three months ago.
I have recently uncovered some very sad information about my 4x-great-uncle Joseph Fraser. Joseph was a brother to Andrew Fraser, my 3x-great-grandfather. Andrew emigrated to the United States from Scotland in about 1855. But Joseph stayed in Scotland his entire life.
An early find in the Grace Lutheran church books is a notation for Nils Olsson, the father of Johanna (Nilsdotter) Pearson. He is my 3x-great-grandfather. I knew he came to Nebraska, but didn’t know for sure whether he ended up near his two daughters, Johanna and Bengta.