It has been a number of years since this post was active, but I thought I would reach out to you to see if you were able to connect with any of the distant relatives you were seeking? My name is Anthony and we live in the greater Seattle area. The story is long and i would be happy to go into it, but it appears that we may be distant relatives.
Here's the connection:
My Biological Grandfather: Robert Bruseth
His Mother: Tina (Christina) Bruseth (from Snohomish County)
Her Parents: John A. Bruseth/Ellen Bruseth (Helseth)
John's (Anders Larsen Bruseth/Guru Seter)
Ellen's (Gunder Helseth/Karen Roanes)
... and so on.
If you have additional information about our family line I would to know more. In fact, my wife, children and I are traveling to Norway in just a few weeks and if there are any relatives that you are aware of there, I would love to reach out to learn more about heritage.
Please reply if this message makes it to you.