to all my friends!
In my Newsletter #70 (the last one) I mentioned my part in the Nordic Stamp exhibition NORDIA 2009 here in Iceland. The consequences? Well, I was drawn into the board of the philatelic federation as secretary and webmaster ( www.is-lif.is). So now my time is split on two good hobbies, stamps and genealogy.
As some of you may know,
Well, as said in the beginning: Christmas is coming one again! Wherever you go, the God is said to be the same whatever the religion is named. Therefore I show you the beautiful Mosque in Turgutreis along with the old and beautiful turf church in Hof in Öræfi at the slopes og Vatnajökull glacier, southeast Iceland. Not many emigrated from that area. Anyway, a big family emigrated from the farm Hofsnes situated nearby the church. The farmer there, Magnús Jónsson emigrated in 1903 with his wife Jórunn Þorvarðardóttir and their ten children. At first the family settled in Winnipeg where they took the name Johnson, but after Magnús' death the family moved to Riverton. A daugther, Guðrún Magnúsdóttir Johnson married Jón Thorsteinn Eyjolfsson from Unaland in Riverton. They had many children. I wonder if any of Jorunn and Magnus Johnson's many descendants reads this. It would be interesting to hear of them. Having said this -