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"They Came From Kviteseid"   is a collection of stories, letters and news articles about Houkom and Kirkebø families from Kviteseid, Norway. It is presented here in two parts:

Table of Contents for Part One

Table of Contents for Part Two

Notes from the Translator

Poem: On - and By Kviteseid Lake

Maps (Southern Norway and the Kviteseid District)

Genealogical Charts

Old Records from Langelim

Ole Bjørnsen, Biographical description

90 Year Family Festival at Coon Prairie

Letters from Friends, 1870

Olaf Svennungsen Houkom, by John A. Houkom

Pastor Olaf S. Houkom's Letters

Letters from Friends and Family, 1871 - 1891

Notes from the Translator

Fragment by Anders S. Houkom

Letters to and From the Houkom Family 1856 to after 1900

Olaf Sveinungsen's Personal Documents

Aslak Sveinungsen's Teaching Certificate

Aslak's Report to the School Board, 1888

Newspapers from 1824 - 1833

Aslak Houkom's Notes about the family

Aslak Houkom's Notes about the name Houkom

News Item by Olaf S. Houkom

PART ONE of "They Came From Kviteseid" (236 KB pdf file) PART TWO of "They Came From Kviteseid"  (400 KB pdf file)

For more about these families, visit the Hvidston's "Keeping Family Memories Alive" website at http://www.hvidston.com/

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