Orella; Hadsell; Shanks; Parker; Ellefson; Von Achen; Roberts
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
USA; California; France; Norway
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
I make no claim to being an expert but I have been working on my own family history for over 20 years. I have found a few family books but my desire is to put all of my personal family history in an electronic format.
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I wanted to have something meaningful to pass on to my children and grandchildren. I remember visiting my great grandfather as a child and would listen for hours to his stories of when he was young and just starting his carpenter business. I want to give the same experience to my children and grandchildren
After many years of wondering about my rather unusual name I have just started to try and find out something about it. The name, handed from my grandfather to my father and then to myself, is Hodsel. I have never met or even heard of anyone else with this name, so any information you may have would be gratefully received.
Alan (Hodsel) Brown