I live in Arkansas, so took notice of your message. I also am interested in the Arnesen line. Checking our phone book there is one Arnesen listed & I called them. She did not know of a Robert or a Betty, but said they do have an Arnesen book & when they locate it she will call me as to the names, dates, etc. (or she'll show it to me) She said something about a family that had 12 children, two are living in Wisc. which is the area I'm more interested; but mainly NE Iowa. Gulbrand Arnesen married Birthe Maria Svensdr & they had about 8 children. They were all over 20 years old when they immigrated to America from Norway, so I believe they are scattered. I'd enjoy hearing from you, expecially if this sounds interesting to you.