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DFA Oracle for Thursday March 25, 2021


President's Message - Spring 2021

Brad Dragland Hello to everyone on this great round planet we call Earth. And to my flat earther friends and conspiracy theorists who still believe no humans have walked on the moon: Guess what? We are now on Mars! No humans mind you, but the United States have a vehicle (Mars rover) up there taking pictures and collecting samples from beneath the surface.  By 2031 they are planning to send a manned (or womanned) spacecraft to Mars. 

I am happy to say that although COVID-19 is still very much around,  it's  looking more positive lately than ever! In the near future COVID will be mostly behind us. Then people can be happy living life as normally as they did prior to this pandemic.  Last count there are four vaccines to choose from. I had my shot in the arm and I encourage everyone else, when your time comes around, to get yours too.

On the ongoing Dragland Family reunion plans, talks have kind of stalled out (COVID again) but 2021 is looking a whole lot better than 2020 was, so I am hopeful that the DFA Board of Directors can start discussing a possible reunion for late 2021 or in 2022. It's a tall task to get everyone on the same page as to a date and location to gather, but it's not our first rodeo organizing a reunion, so I am confident we can do it again...

At this time we have six Board members:
    • Brad Dragland - President
    • Jeanne Morrison - Immediate Past-President
    • Todd Dragland - Secretary
    • Vaughn Dragland - Treasurer
    • Dean Dragland - Director
    • Amanda Dragland - Director

Peace and love to all!

Yours Sincerely,

DFA President Bradley Michael Dragland

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Sogn og FjordaneAncestry Update

We recently discovered that Mary Gullickson (Rudy Dragland's mother) had 5 older siblings!

See snippet below…

Photo Below, Mary with her husband (Mikal) & children (circa 1907):
L-R: Rudy, Ted, Mikal Peder Olsen Dragland, Oscar, Alma, Alice, Marit (Mary) Ole Gullikson
(Not yet born: Melvin, Kenneth, and Marion)

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Emails Wanted

There are probably hundreds of Dragland Family members who should be receiving this newsletter, but they aren't because we don't have their email address. If you know of any such persons, please ask them to subscribe at this link: https://www.dragland.org/newsletter_subscribe.php or simply send their email address to admin@dragland.org.

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Oath of Solitude


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Viking medallionMembership Info

Here are some details on our various DFA membership levels:

  1. Associate Member

            • Free
            • Eligible to receive family newsletter
            • May have name/phone number/email address
               published on directory (if desired)
            • May submit stories and photos for the website
            • Receives invitation to family reunions and other events
            • Eligible for password to detailed (confidential) family tree

  1. Regular Member

            • Dues are $30 per year (payable on your birthday)
            • Includes all benefits of Associate Member, plus:
            • Eligible for dragland.org email address

  1. Gold Member

            • Dues are $100 per year (payable on your birthday)
            • Includes all benefits of Regular Member, plus:
            • Entitled to a free "guest" account at Ancestry.ca
            • Eligible to receive annual financial statements
            • Eligible to serve on planning committees
            • Eligible for a seat on the DFA Board of Directors

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Family Tree Links


  1. Descendants of Nils Hallvardson Limmesand, (1750 - 1804)
    (For security reasons, most birthdays and anniversaries of living persons have been excluded.)

  2. Full Family Tree -- MEMBERS ONLY
    (userid & password required)
    Last updated: Nov 15, 2016.

    If you are a Dragland Family member, and would like to know the userid & password, click on the following link to send a request message:

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Call for Papers

Note: If you have any announcements, stories, photos, etc. that you would like to share with family members, send them to admin@dragland.org and say you would like to be published in the DFA Oracle. We would all love to hear from you!

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