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Don J. Racine and Janet Jenson Racine of Salt Lake City,Utah Updated September 22, 2010
About Our Family Research
My personal family research on the DeVoe-Woolf family was started by my Mother's cousin, In Cache Valley where the Woolf family settled.
My Father's research on the Peter Jenson's line from Sweden, and his mother's research on the Lennberg lines have been blocked by our imability to go beyond the 1700's in Sweden.
My Mother's Father, James Wright Morton from Scotland has gone into the 1700's, but not beyond because of the lack of informatio in available on poor families in Scotland beyond that time.
Don Racine's father, Louis Racine and his grandparents, Corrine and Henri Racine immigrated from Switzerland to Salt Lake to join members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1921. Henri was Mayor of Lamboing, Switzerland for many years. He had access to city records from the early 1500's. when Racine families came to the Swiss Valleys. They left no record of their previous location in France for fear of persecution. The Racine families were French Protestants known as Huguenots. They were forced by cinflict with the French State & Catholic Leaders to leave france or convert to Catholic Church. In 1562 over 1200 Huguenots were slain. This ignited the French Religious Wars which plagued France for over 35 years, and