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New Article Published

I have a new publication out! The Summer 2021 issue of the Minnesota Genealogist includes an article about my great-grandaunt Maren Olsdatter Bønsmoen (1860-1907). Click this link to spawn a pdf copy:   MGS Summer 2021 Jonnes Article The Minnesota…

A Dream Come True

Once upon a time there was a Chinese girl named Shuping.((Shu is pronounced like "shoe" and Ping as in "ping-pong."))  She was born in Communist China and raised during the Cultural Revolution. At the height of Mao's tyranny, no Western…