all the Christensen family it has been fascinating putting the pieces
together for this book. Our computer and printer held out disproving
the law "if anything can go wrong it will" and the excitement of finishing
We are surely
indebted to those who took the extra time to add the historically valuable
and enjoyable stories and remembrances to their contributions for the
book. We still have some gaps which I hope to be able to fill - even
if it just makes a more complete record as a framework for future research.
So as you read and know of additions (or corrections) please send me
(Shutts) Swain has kept various records, photos and stories. And Wayne
Christensen did some research and writing down several years ago that
is invaluable to the family records.
the rest of the information included has come from the completed forms
sent to me specifically for this book in preparation for the 1987 Christensen
reunion. I was very pleased with the response to the form which must
have been equivalent to "Junk Mail" for those who did not know what
we planned to do, or even who we were. Thank you for your patience,
interest and participation!
Rowenna Schram [Richards] Erbach) had the idea for the cover and song
and rewrote the words to the old Danish folk tune.
Richards (my brother Roy's wife) has produced a 1987-8 calendar with
family dates and many photos which we hope will put faces with some
of the names in this book. It will be included with books purchased
this summer. Later year editions of the calendar might be done if there
who are Genealogy buffs and are familiar with the Mormon Genealogy system
(a fantastic contribution to the whole world in providing access to
all kinds of records- not just for Mormons) I would be glad to share
film numbers, advice, and sources of my findings so far.
the book goes to press, I'm thinking of some things left out, but the
length is within the printer's estimate and I guess a family is "living"
and a book about family could never be complete.