The Journals of Jørgen Larsen
It is important to preserve the past when a family is lucky enough to have a collection primary source documents: letters, cards, diaries, journals or notes. In this case our family had 40 immigrant journals of Jørgen Larsen preserved by his daughter Betty Larsen Andrew and passed onto his eldest granddaughter Karen Board Moran. As his descendants continued to spread across America, they decided to digitize the journals and English translations and store the originals in the Danish Immigrant Archives at Grand View University Library where a digitized version of the originals in Danish are coming soon!
JOURNAL TRANSLATIONS BY Paul Sorensen, Franklin, North Carolina, 1984 with Betty Larsen Andrew’s notes
1900’s POST CARDS OF GØRLEV, DENMARK
RESEARCH AND THOUGHTS OF KAREN BOARD MORAN
Scanning a journal page by page and reading the translations opens a window on the past that often produces more questions than answers. The following links help others follow the path into the past. Karen was fortunate to continue her research with cousins in Denmark in 2009. There is always more to discover such as bumping into another cousin in a cemetery who had a picture of my great grandmother!
During 2009 visit to a cemetery in search of our Jørgensen branch, we encountered a cousin who had the above image of George’s maternal grandmother Ingerbord (Jensdatter) Jensen with her son’s family at the Stenagergaard homestead.