A big thank you to my Parents and my Aunt for their thoughtful Christmas cards and cash gifts. I will be attending the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January 2011 thanks to the generosity of my family. Although I am signed up for the Irish Records & Research course, I am planning on spending some of my research time going through Norwegian and Swedish records at the Family History Library. I also plan to take advantage of my time at the Library to meet with the Norwegian and Swedish consultants for some translation assistance with documents I have found through Genline and the Digital Archives of Norway.
I continue to be thankful for the wonderful records maintained by the churches and the governments in Norway and Sweden and for the private companies and public archives that have made those records available online for those of us in other parts of the world.