The Adventures of Reba

Cavalier, ND

This week we’re in northeast North Dakota searching for family history! Beau’s family landed here, in Cavalier and Pembina Counties, after leaving Europe and before eventually settling in Washington. Several years ago we went to Norway and roamed graveyards and visited farms to see his family’s past, and now we’re doing the same here!

Out of curiosity, does anyone else spend their vacations roaming around cemeteries and graveyards? No? Just us? Ok, cool…cool… 🤦🏻‍♀️

Did you know that some counties have museums? We’ve visited the museums for both of the counties where his family lived and have been impressed by their size - many large buildings filled with old clothes, cars, farm equipment, and other technology. The amount of information can be daunting, some of it is quite delicate, and sometimes you follow a lead that ends up being a different Gunderson family. But it’s pretty fun when you find information that Beau hasn’t previously seen in his online research!

(For fun: Do you know the difference between a graveyard and a cemetery?)