Since 1987 I have been a listowner of the distribution list Roots-L that at the moment resides on www.rootsweb.com. Today it is run by a group of voluntaries that is interested in the wellbeing of the list and I have decided to use my spare time on other projects, primarily within Norway.
|My work with a reference database back
in 1987 led me in contact with a Swedish genealogy organization, called
'Föreningen DIS' in Linkoping, Sweden. They soon invited med to a congress
in Elsinore in 1988 where the topics was 'Computer use in genealogy research'.
At the end of the congress, the Norwegians were asced to try to make a
Norwegian Computer interest group, and 12. january 1990,
'DIS-Norge' was officially founded by 22
representants. Today the organization is a rapidly increasing organization with
more than 3000 members (25. May 1997).
Since DIS-Norge was founded, I have been the editor of the quarterly organ of the organization, Slekt og Data. I retired from that job in january 1997. Later I have concentrated my work around our surname database,DIStreff.
|Other interest are photography,
especialy macro photography of plants, preferably herbs, gardening (mostly
vegetables and food herbs) fishing, gathering food recipes and I also am
transfering old handwritten recipes that my mother and grandmother did gather,
to Pagemaker files.
I also sometimes sit down and play some music on the piano or on an old alto recorder (barock music).
When sitting at home writing computer programs I like to listen to different classic music, favorite composer changes dependent on mood etc. Often Tchaichovsky or Bach.