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Name: Chuck Lord 
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Referred by: Just Surfed On In! 
From: Atlanta, GA, Via San Francisco, CA 
Time: 1998-07-15 19:11:18 
Comments: My wife's father's surname - SKOGSTAD  from Eliva, Wisconsin. We've been working with cousins in Mondovi, and Eleva, WI for family info. This is a fine site! We will pass on site info to other families and friends! Thank You. 

Name: Henry E. Kell 
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From: Evansville, Indiana U.S. 
Time: 1998-07-15 18:13:56 
Comments: My ancestor Sven KLAKSVIK emigrated from Aure, Norway in 1876 and settled in Underwood ,MN. The descendents still live there. What records are there prior to their emigration? 

Name: Alan Robertson 
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From: Sandpoint, ID 
Time: 1998-07-14 23:56:04 
Comments: I am searching for information about my ancestors in Norway including HANSEN and MORTENSEN from Karlsoy and/or Reinoy Islands in the Troms district of northern Norway. In the US Hans Hansen and family used the name GAARD which was the name of the family farm on Reinoy Island. I am also seeking information about the ROBERTSEN family [earlier generations were called HEGGELUND] from the farm SELNES on Ullsfjord. Thank you. 

Name: Ilean Danby 
Website: Ilean's Family Tree Project 
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From: Vernon, BC Canada 
Time: 1998-07-14 23:19:42 
Comments: Focusing on SORENSEN, but seeking info on Ane Dorthea HANSEN died 1915 in Horsens, Denmark, Anna Kirstine MORTENSEN born in Skaelskor, Denmark, B.Pederson (b.1856?) of Norway who emmigrated to Wilbur Washington, USA and descendants of James SORENSEN from Denmark and his three sons, Arthur(b.1902?), Norman? (b.1908?) and Bernard (b.1904?) of the same area. I am creating a SORENSEN data web page for all to participate in submitting and sharing free info - will include any info on any of these names. 

Name: Carl G. Vik 
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From: Palos Heights, IL 
Time: 1998-07-14 17:47:51 
Comments: My Father's name is Carl Vik His father's name Karl Peder Vik ( BREVIK ) was the family surname in Norway. My father's mother's name is Anna Olina Bertina Tormasnia RekDahl Vik. 

Name: Carroll Johan Aasen Jr 
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From: Chaska, Minnesota, USA 
Time: 1998-07-14 16:10:12 
Comments: I am leaving this message before I go in futher. I am looking to connect with other AASEN's and/or AUSEN's. My Grandfather John Aasen did not like the way most folks pronounced our last name, so he changed the last name for all 10 of his children to AUSEN when they were born. My father & one uncle changed theirs back to AASEN when they went into the Service or after they became 18. I look forward to connecting with other Aasen's to further our Family tree. I have a book written in 1955 about the Aasen family which traces our family back to approx 1400 in Norway. My Great Great Grandfather emmigrated to the USA in apporx 1830-50. The Aasen's originally settled in an area north of Dubuque, Iowa called the Turkey River Settlement. My Great Great Grandfather moved with friends of the family to Northwood, Iowa, then moved and bought some land from the US Government N.W. of Manchester, Minnesota in 1858. The deed was signed by Abraham Lincoln and the farm is now owned by my cousin, David Ausen. I am in the process of working with a few cousins, aunts, and uncles to update the geneology book and computerize it to transfer data back and forth. To contact me, use my email address or snail mail to my home address at: Caroll Aasen Jr., 112250 Eitel Circle, Chaska, MN 55318-1534.  If I can help anyone else with the Aasen name, let me know. Carroll J Aasen Jr. 

Name: Jennifer Stankard 
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From: originally Texas; now reside in Madison, New Jersey 
Time: 1998-07-14 03:41:37 
Comments: I am searching for a great-great grandfather Andrew H. WARREN -- that being his Americanized name. I have reason to believe that his Norwegian name may have been Anders Halvorson VAARE. He came to the U.S. from Haugesund probably in 1853 (he applied for naturalization 1858) but I don't know where he came in or what name he used. I don't know whether he came over with other relatives (he was single). His brother came through Quebec, so I'm guessing he may have also, however, Canadian archives don't go that far back. Does anyone have other ideas about how to get a ship name and passenger lists for Canadian ports back then? What about Norwegian emigration records? Should I try there also? Any help would be appreciated. Jennifer Stankard 

Name: Gary Nelson 
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From: Portland, Oregon 
Time: 1998-07-13 20:43:56 
Comments: I am researching the family name of RAANES (changed to Rones in US). I have info back to Dankvart Christian RAANES (b 1767 in Skjerstad), son of Danqvart Paasche RAANES (b 1729). Further info would be appreciated. Also searching for info on Anna Jacobsdatter JUUL b 1775, daughter of Jacob Bentzon JUUL (b 1738) and Elisabeth Catherine Svensdatter BRUUN (b 1750) 

Name: Kurt Walter Lund 
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From: Corvallis, Oregon 
Time: 1998-07-12 22:28:31 
Comments: I am interested in obtaining any information I can on the LUND ancestory. 

Name: Terry Kay 
Website: Norwegian Kays 
Referred by: Just Surfed On In! 
From: Palm Desert, CA, USA 
Time: 1998-07-12 04:58:48 
Comments: I'm interested in finding relatives in Norway and America. I have much data dating back to the 1600's in Norway. Surnames of interest: KAY and LARSEN. Locations: Hedmark: Hamar, Tommelstad, Vang, Sølar; Oslo. Bernt Olaus Kay and family immigrated to Salt Lake City in 1866-73. Many descendants are living in Utah, Idaho, Calif. Thanks for providing the great site. 

Name: Skjørberg Jørn 
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From: Norway 
Time: 1998-07-11 21:02:32 
Comments: Grandmother's sister, Emma Otilie, born 4 Feb 1880 in Norway, went to Campbell, Santa Clara, California. She was married SWANSON and became mother of 2 girls and 1 boy. She probably died Feb 1968. We have been searching for 50 years and now we think we are close to succeeding. 

Name: Greg Hustad 
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From: Layton, UT 
Time: 1998-07-11 07:22:32 
Comments: Looking for information on my greatgrandfather Peder HUSTADKUM from Hustad county (or parish?) of Molde. His wife's name was Marit or Anna. They had six children, three of whom immigrated to North Dakota in the early 1900's. Their youngest child Anton HUSTAD was my grandfather. Thank you for any information. 

Name: Karen Mayo 
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From: Michigan's Upper Peninsula 
Time: 1998-07-10 22:37:09 
Comments: Searching for Ole BERGERSON, that elusive Norwegian. Thought maybe I'd see his surname in these comments of others but no luck yet. I've hit the proverbial brick wall. 

Name: Elaine (Munson) Rolf 
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From: Longview, Washington, USA 
Time: 1998-07-10 08:12:17 
Comments: I am looking for relatives of my great grandfather, Amund MUNSON, who came to America at 14 yrs. old from Bergen, Norway. Any communication with lost relatives would be appreciated. 

Name: Marilee Gabriel 
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From: California, USA 
Time: 1998-07-09 21:09:15 
Comments: Looking for genealogical links to Kristian AVEN and his wife Melanie who emigrated from Norway to America approx. 1890. My great-grandmother Boletta Louise Aven COMEAU was their first child born in the U.S.A. (1894) 

Name: Kathi Janovsky 
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From: Minnesota 
Time: 1998-07-09 14:22:53 
Comments: I.m looking for family of Christian and Anna Marie HALL emmigrated from Trondheim to North Dakota in the mid-1800's. Anna Marie was a minister's daughter. Any info would be appreciated. 

Name: V. L. McCarty 
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From: Pacific Northwest 
Time: 1998-07-09 06:13:00 
Comments: I have just discovered your book store. I have been searching for books about Norwegian immigrants to the prairies. We have just returned from a successful visit to home sites and churches of ancestors who came from the Ringsaker parish near Hamar, Norway to Lacrosse, Wisconsin. I am interested in learning what I can about a Norwegian settlement in Lacrosse in the mid-1800's. Also, am interested in the names SAUGSTAD, SOUGSTAD, JEMBLI (HJEMLIE) - our ancestor Trygvie Andersen HJEMLIE took the name Thomas THOMPSON when he settled in Wright County, Iowa. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might enlighten me about these surnames or especially about the Norwegian settlement in Lacrosse. 

Name: Carylon Viuhkola 
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From: Clatskanie, Oregon 
Time: 1998-07-09 02:23:01 
Comments: I am searching for information on the VIUHKOLA family. My grandfather was Hans Peter VIUHKOLA born May 22, 1879, maybe in Varangerfjorden (Vadso) Norway. His father was August VIUHKOLA born in Tornio, Finland. Mother was Karolina MUSTAKALLO born in Torolino, Finland. Hans Peter's brothers were: August Helmer, John, Aldrick, and Lari, also thought to be born in Norway. Does anyone have any suggestions or knowledge or how to accquire information? The boys were thought to have come to America in 1900. They were listed in the 1910 census. Please feel free to contact me with any information, or the how to's. This is a great site, enjoyed reading every entry. 

Name: Kristoffer Sandven 
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From: Oslo, Norway 
Time: 1998-07-08 12:31:16 
CommentsI'm looking for information on my wife's g-g-grandfather named Albert Johanson (maybe Johan Albert Johanson). He was born in 1865 Sweden and moved to Askim in Norway where he married Andrea ? When moving to Norway he changed his names to Sørlie. Any relatives out there? 

Name: Angela Tasa 
Website: angor page 
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From: toledo oregon 
Time: 1998-07-07 05:12:56 
CommentsHi! My name is Angela Tasa.  My father is Ed Tasa.  He was born in Acken, Minn. I'm not sure of the spelling of the city. I was told many yrs. ago Stanza was changed to Tasa.  I'd like to know if anybody has any info. My ancestors are of Norwegian descent - my grandfather's name was Clarence TASA. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks! 

Name: Christine Nesseth 
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From: Canada 
Time: 1998-07-07 00:27:29 
CommentsLooking for information on the NESSETH family in Norway 

Name: Bob Bailey 
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From: Wisconsin 
Time: 1998-07-05 06:50:46 
CommentsResearching PEDERSEN and HANSEN from the farm RAMSVIK in Buksnes, Lofoten, Nordland county. They came to Wisconsin about 1904. I appreciate the opportunity to post this message on your excellent website. Mange takk! 

Name: Jodi Eskeland 
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From: Florida 
Time: 1998-07-05 00:14:33 
CommentsWe have been searching for information related to ESKELAND background. Our father was Adolf Eskeland from Stavanger, Norway. We were very excited to find your web site and all the information you provide. If anyone has any information we are searching for, we'd love to here from you. Thanks! 

Name: Steven C. Bringedahl 
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From: Muskegon, Michigan 
Time: 1998-07-04 21:39:38 
CommentsLooking for relatives in USA, Canada and Norway with BRINGEDAHL or BRINGEDAL surnames. My grandparents emigrated to the USA in the late 1800's. Would appreciate any info. Thanks! 

Name: Richard Lomsdale 
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From: Seattle, WA 
Time: 1998-07-04 06:29:00 
CommentsI come from an extremely small family with a heritage I just recently found to be Norwegian. From what I am told, the original spelling of our family name is LOMSDAHL. Most of the family is in currently located in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, but understand my great grandfather was an orphan from Michigan. Anyone who knows anything about the LOMSDAHL name or history, please write. I also understand there is a town in Norway by this name and information regarding its history would also be appreciated. 

Name: Linda Sharples 
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From: Portage Mi 
Time: 1998-07-04 05:31:49 
CommentsMy grandfather born in Oslo, Norway. The family owned a textile factory taken over by the Germans. His name was William VILLARDSON (may have only one L).  Married a Florance Mae O'Mally - not sure on the spelling Would like any info available. Thank you. Linda Sharples, 8112 Edmonds Portage, MI 49024 

Name: HENRIKSEN 
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From: arandal 
Time: 1998-07-04 00:35:14 
CommentsI will be visiting Norway in 2000 and would like to locate any relatives that I may have there. Any help would be appreciated 

Name: Craig STENSRUD 
Website: Craig's Punk and Ska Bass Tabs 
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From: Calgary, Canada 
Time: 1998-07-04 00:05:27 
CommentsWOW! I was just going through random guestbooks, and I found this one! It is awesome! My surname is STENSRUD and if there are any other Stensruds, give me a shout! thx and keep up the good work! 

Name: Dagny Forrester 
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Time: 1998-07-03 18:04:42 
CommentsLooking for any information on TJOFLAT's. Came to United States in 1800's (?) and settled in Wisconsin. 

Name: Virginia Weest Johnson 
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From: Delaware,USA 
Time: 1998-07-03 15:08:51 
CommentsJOHANSEN, Oslo,  SANDBY / NILSEN (NILSEN), Bamble, Telemark.  EVENSEN, Stange, Hedmark LARSEN, Stange, Hedmark SVENDSEN 

Name: Laila L. Whitaker 
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From: Cicero IN, USA 
Time: 1998-07-03 14:15:37 
CommentsMy husband and I enjoyed a visit to Norway in July of 1987. We had an opportunity to visit relatives in Halden and Fredrickstad. I'm in the process of researching my mother's side of the family: the GJERSENGEN family. My grandfather, Nils G. Gjersengen lived in Aremark. 

Name: Kathleen Strand 
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From: St. Louis 
Time: 1998-07-02 20:01:54 
CommentsI'm looking for any information about the STRAND family. My great-grandfather, Peter, and great-grandmother, Josephine, came from Bergen, Norway to the United States (Minnesota) in the early 1900s. If you have any information about Strands in Bergen, or Strands in general, I'd love to hear about it! Thanks. 

Name: Camille Petrocco 
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From: Denville, NJ 
Time: 1998-07-02 17:45:08 
CommentsHello, I am so glad I found your Web Page! I am the granddaughter of Johann Kristiansen STOLE (the "o" in Norwegian having two dots over it) from Laget, Norway, born in 1881. His wife, my grandmother, was named Olga Kristina ANDERSEN (maiden name) and was from Risor, Norway and was born in 1889. They were married in Norway in 1909 and emmigrated to the U.S. sometime in the early 1920's, I believe. I am trying to find my ancestors on both sides of my family, especially my grandmother's, since her mother died when she was seven years old , and I don't have any information on her family. Thanks! 

Name: Linda Dawson 
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From: Sedro Woolley, WA 
Time: 1998-07-01 21:15:50 
CommentsElias JOHNSON, b. 1843, immigrated from Norway 1868, but don't know from where in Norway or what port he may have come into. He is my GGG-grandfather and I have hit a deadend going back. He lived in Texas, had a homestead in Mason Co. (filed for in 1879 and proved up in 1884). Wife was Lucinda Catherine EATON b. 1858 in Nebraska. Have found them in TX census 1880 and later with children. If anyone has any info regarding how to find out where Elias JOHNSON came from and how, would be very greatful! 

Name: Herbert Fredrickson 
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From: Chula Vista, CA 
Time: 1998-07-01 06:10:09 
CommentsI am the greatgrandson of Fredrik KRISTOFERSEN, of Moløkken, More og Romsdal. My grandfather Kristofer FREDRIKSEN immigrated to Wisconsin in 1882, I'm looking for decendants of his brother Halvor, (immigrated 1881) and sister Anne (immigrated 1883) 

Name: Delynne Lee 
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From: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 
Time: 1998-07-01 04:44:58 
CommentsI am looking for information on my great-grandparents, Per and Merit LEE who immigrated from the Trondheim area in the late 1800's to the Chatanooga Hills of Tennessee, I believe. From there they travelled to Canada's Northwest territories, where both were deceased within a year...around 1894-1896. They left behind five or six young children, one of which was my grandfather. I believe the names of the children to be Oliver, Severt, Annie, Mabel, and Inga. Some of the information given here could be somewhat off, but I would really appreciate any additional information I could find. 

Name: Clausen Paul 
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From: Vancouver Canada 
Time: 1998-07-01 01:11:47 
CommentsI am interested in completing a family tree.  The following is a list of my known relatives.  If there is any help out there it would be appreciated. 1 - father, Clausen Edward, born 1887, Polk County, Wisconsin, USA, died 1960, Fort Mcmurry, Alberta, Canada.  Brothers and sisters were Bill, Carl, Louise, Dorothy, Anne, Clara & Genny.  2 - grandfather Thor Clausen, born Oslo in 1852, immigrated to Cushing, Wisconsin, USA, died 1897.  Two brothers in USA: Olaf and Anders.  3 - greatgrandfather Claus Clausen, born in Norway and died in Norway.   4 - grandmother Berentine Dahl, born 1857, Btrsen, Norway, died 1945, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 5 - greatgrandmother Wilhelmine Elisclanber, born & died in Norway 

Name: Petterborg, Larry James 
Website: Dr.P 
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From: Born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Now living in Missouri 
Time: 1998-06-30 18:41:59 
CommentsTen years ago while a visiting scientist at the Karolinska in Stockholm, Sweden, I was able to go to Norway and find the farm from which my name was taken. I talked to the people (named Stolen) currently living on the farm and they gave me a copy of a little booklet on the history of the area (Nes, Hedmarken). It contained a history of who lived on what farms and when. If these publications are generally available.  It might help others with similar family searches. Also, the library in Hamar was a great help. 

Name: Robert V. Henry 
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From: Harrisburg, PA 
Time: 1998-06-29 22:21:11 
CommentsResearching surnames of RENLI and OSTREM. 

Name: Debbie Laffitte 
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Time: 1998-06-29 00:34:27 
CommentsI love you're site. I found it by accident and hope to spend lots of time here, learning. My father was born in Hamar in 1906. His name was Arthur Bieger Angel ( Angell ) He has 2 sisters Lois Angell Christensen ( I believe from Olso): and Teresa Angell Udbjorg (last know residence Sofiemyr) I hope to locate some family in my searches. 

Name: jill 
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From: South Dakota 
Time: 1998-06-29 00:19:04 
Commentslooking for info on METTIT family name.....Peter Mettit was my great grandfather...came to U.S. on boat w/ his wife Clara in early 1900's....from Molde Norway....that's all I know.....thank you. 

Name: Barbara Ann Johnson 
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From: California 
Time: 1998-06-28 18:01:08 
CommentsHi, I'm proud to say I have Norwegian ancestors. Unfortunately, I don't know much about my Norwegian roots. This is what I have so far: Husband:James ASKWIG, b 3 jun 1840, Leland, LaSalle Co., IL; m 22 Oct 1862, Burt Co., NE; d 4 Sep 1917, Oakland, Burt Co., NE; Wife: Dorothea Anne TUE, b 10 May 1847, Mauston, Juneau, WI; d 11 Sep 1916, Oakland, Burt Co., NE; Children: Martin Van Buren ASKWIG, b 1865; Edwin Johnson ASKWIG, b 10 Jul 1867, Oakland, Burt Co., NE; m Jennie Krogh, 26 Sep 1888, Oakland, Burt Co., NE; d 5 Aug 1939, Oakland, Burt Co., NE; Eva M ASKWIG, b 1870, Oakland, Burt Co., NE; m Earl V. Griffin, 27 Aug 1887, Oakland, Burt Co., NE; d abt 1896; James Le Roy ASKWIG, b abt 1879; Carlos ASKWIG. James ASKWIG's death certificate lists his father as Oron (hard to read) ASKWIG, born in Norway. That's all I have. If anyone could help me out, I'd be delighted. Thank you, Barbara Ann Johnson 

Name: Bernie Shellum 
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From: St. Clair Shores MI 48080 
Time: 1998-06-28 15:43:01 
CommentsLooking for information on ancestors of my grandmother, Anna Johnson. Her grandparents were Anders Andersen, b. in 1807, and Rønnaug Larsd., b. in 1813. Her parents were Johan Oien Ellefsen and Gunnaug _______ Brudely, b. in 1841. Some or all of these ancestors lived on one or more of the Brude, Brudely, etc. farms in Grytten, More og Romsdal. I have not found them on any census and do not know who emigrated, or when they left. These are all things I'd like to know. My grandmother's siblings were Karen Oien, b. in 1863, John Oien Johnson, Andrew O. Johnson, Julia Johnson, and Emma Johnson. On 30 June 1897, Anna Johnson married John O. Lee in Lake Hanska twp., Brown County, MN. 

Name: N. Anderson 
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From: Minnesota 
Time: 1998-06-27 05:50:56 
CommentsI am looking for my ANDERSON ancestors. My great-grandfather was LARS ANDERSON (born in Sweden August 10,1827. He married Pernile Halvorsdatter in Norway. Pernile had been married before to a ANDERS LARSON. I believe they had one son named Lars Anderson. Lars and Pernile had more children. My grandfather Nels (Neils) Frederick Anderson was one of them. I think there could have been a Tom(Thomas) Anderson also. I believe they lived in Gran or West Gran. Any help would be appreciated. 

Name: Nancy Eddy 
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From: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA 
Time: 1998-06-27 01:09:58 
CommentsLooking for information on EIDE and on SEALS and TINDELAND 

Name: mary ginnish 
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From: new brunswick, canada 
Time: 1998-06-27 00:31:40 
CommentsI am looking for the descendants of Ned Edward Simonsen. He came to Canada on a ship from Norway around 188? at the age of 25 and met Mary Narvy in Newmills. They had a son Joe Simonsen born March 26, 1885, died May 1954 at the age of 65. Ned Simonsen stayed in Canada for 5 years. Mary Narvey is my grandmother, Joe Simonsen my uncle. Joe Simonsen has many decendants from the aboriginal Micmac tribe. We would love to receive any information from the decendants of Ned Edward Simonsen from Norway. 

Name: Brent D. Myrold 
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From: Orlando, FL 
Time: 1998-06-26 19:01:19 
CommentsI believe I am related to the Myrold brothers you are looking for. I was born in Crookston MN in 1960. My Grandfather's name was A.O. Myrold which I believe stood for Albin Ornold Myrold. I think he was the son of Christian Myrold. I now live in Orlando and own an Advertising Agency here. It was great to see connections across the country with the Myrold name. Thanks for your interest. 

Name: Debbie Pederson 
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From: Minong, Wisconsin, USA 
Time: 1998-06-26 00:24:39 
CommentsMALMEIM (MALMIN), Bjerkreim, Rogaland, Norway. My father was born here I believe. His name was Tønnes Gustav Malmin (Thomas in America). His parents were Maurits Tolleisen Malmeim (Malmin) (born 1872) and Berta Hansine Svendsdotter Eikeland (born 1872). Maurits parents were Tollei Mauritsson Malmeim (Malmin) (1846-1926) and Gesine Williensdotter (Viljensdatter). I would be interested in any futher information. Thanks. 

Name: Alvin G. Iverson 
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Time: 1998-06-25 05:47:09 
CommentsSearching for HELGESON, Anton Andreas from Bratli or Mosjoen also Paul IVERSON, Born in Brudstua, Hadeland in Mar 1841 and Kari GULDBRANSON HAGEN Born Feb 1849 in Hadeland Any clues appreciated. A wonderful Web Page; Thanks 

Name: Lawanna Marie Dailty 
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From: Washington state 
Time: 1998-06-25 04:40:16 
Commentslooking for grandfather Peter Martinus Lethrud , born 2-12 1881 Oslo Norway, came to Ellis Island in 1902. Grandmother: Born 9-29-1889 Boli Norway came to Ellis Island in 1907. 

Name: Krista Ostby 
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From: Stevens Point, WI 
Time: 1998-06-25 03:06:58 
CommentsAnyone out there with the name Ostby? I visited my relatives in Ostby, Norway last summer and found out that I have quite a few relatives in the United States....I'm just not sure where! 

Name: Shirley Vinsand 
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Time: 1998-06-25 01:58:10 
CommentsRolf Hanson, was baptized in infancy in Javnakers Lutheran Church in Norway and confirmed in Lunners Annex Lutheran Church. Born Hadeland Norway on 7 Dec 1860, parents Hans and Anna Syverson Immigrated to America in 1880 to Humboldt County Iowa. Would like to exchange information. 

Name: Shirley Vinsand 
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From: Humboldt Iowa 
Time: 1998-06-25 01:47:52 
CommentsGeorge and Karen Fuhr son Andrew Fuhr born 8 Jan 1897 at Luster , Norway, We don't know what county this is in.Came to USA at age of 17 and Andrew was babtized in Dale Church Luster Norway. would like to exchange family information. 

Name: ANNE GRO BJØRKNES TØRNBY 
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From: Blaker,Norway 
Time: 1998-06-25 00:47:20 
CommentsHello.  I`m looking for my great great grandfather Nils Nilsen. He went to America ca.1854-1857.He was born in Norway 21 April 1829. 

Name: Joanne Fischer 
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Time: 1998-06-23 22:09:57 
CommentsAm searching two Norwegian families. IVAR JOHN RIVENES Died 1956 in San Diego, Cal. Was a Fireman in Minneapolis. Born in Bergen, family had a farm in Voss. JOHAN GUSTAFSSON dob 25, Jan 1835 in Vegerbol, Varmskog parish, Sweden. went to Norway to seek work and married TONE ANUNDSDATTER dob Jan 1838. They had 6 children and came to Iowa by way of Canada around 1866. Any help or verification would be appreciated. Do not understand why but all children used the name JOHNSON. 

Name: Donald E. Sorensen 
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From: Washington Island, Wisconsin 
Time: 1998-06-23 15:39:29 
CommentsJust surfing for information on the Sorensen name. 

Name: George Johnson 
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From: Superior, WI 
Time: 1998-06-23 03:13:12 
CommentsLooking for information on Adam Larsen who died, aged 68, Mar 20,1835, at ANNABAKELV, Nordreisa, Troms, and his wife Helene Johannesdr. who died, aged 70, Apr 25, 1846, at MOSESHOLM, Nordreisa. The date and place of birth and date and place of marriage of these people is unknown(at least to me). One of their children, Johannes Adamsen, emmigrated to America in 1872. Also searching for information on possible descendants of Anne Grethe Johannesdr. ROIELEN, who was born in Nordreisa, Troms, Oct 1, 1853 and left Trondheim for America in Nov 1874. 

Name: Stenersen, Alfred 
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From: Salmon Idaho 
Time: 1998-06-22 17:41:31 
CommentsI am using my friends Email. In order to reach me please use his Email address and he will send it to me. 

Name: Tore Trollsaas 
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From: Andebu, Vestfold, Norway 
Time: 1998-06-22 05:27:54 
CommentsAny queries for Andebu & Vestfold is welcome. -------------------------- Last of the REAL Vikings ! -------------------------- 

Name: Joel Pussehl 
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From: Appleton,Wisconsin 
Time: 1998-06-22 02:31:30 
CommentsLooking for immigration info on LEWIS K. LEE who came to Wisconsin from unknown area of Norway. Married KARI I. ALFSTAD of Valders,Norway near Manitowoc,Wisconsin in 1887. Moved to Elcho,Wisconsin and farmed there. 

Name: Betty Ronken 
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From: Wisconsin 
Time: 1998-06-21 23:34:31 
CommentsMy husbands g-g-grandfather was Ole LARSEN RUGROTA, born 1788 in Hurdal, Akershus. I have Ole's father as Lars OLSEN LUNDBY, but don't know if this is correct. My information says he was from Finland. Lars Married Ingeborg RASMUSSDATTER SOLSRUD in December 1788. Can anyone give me a suggestion as to where I could find more about Lars OLSEN LUNDBY. Thank you, Betty 

Name: Robert and Pauline Crocker 
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From: Forks, Washington 
Time: 1998-06-21 23:18:20 
CommentsENGEN, OLAUS L., Nordre Land, Oppland (Bn jan.8, 1875) OLSDATTER, INGEBORG O., Aasletten, Nordre Land, Oppland (Bn April 5, 1875) adopted Aasletten as maiden last name when she immigrated. Married Oct. 17, 1902, immigrated to North Dakota, USA May 1903 GGrandparents to Pauline I. Crocker 

Name: Barbara Kelly 
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From: Florida 
Time: 1998-06-21 19:27:37 
CommentsLooking for ancestors of BERNT REIERSON, b. 1818 Strammens Annex, and REGINA RUDOLPHINE PEDERSDOTTER from Norway. They and their child, REYNARD BENSON, followed their elder son, CARL BENSON, b. 1852 in Drammen, to U. S. All settled on Muscongus/Louds Island, near Bristol, Maine. A daughter, Betsy, died in Norway. They may have lived in New Hampshire for a time (Carl was naturalized in New Hampshire.) They also spent time in Medford, Massachusetts. CARL was my great grandfather. Any links to this family would be greatly appreciated. thanks. 

Name: Ruth Ann Larson 
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Time: 1998-06-21 18:25:09 
CommentsMore og Romsdal: (unable to enter special characters) Tingvoll Parish - Waagboe (Vaagbo) changed to Wolby or Volby in Minnesota. My great-grandfather was Johannes (John) Nilsen Vaagbo, born 1861, emigrated 1884. Would like to find any descendants of his twin Martin(us), who emigrate 1882 - both lived near Kerrick, Minnesota for a while - John stayed there, Martin moved elsewhere. I have contact with Waagboe relatives in Norway. Bremsnes Parish - Dyrseth. My great grandmother was Iveranna Johanna Olsdtr. Dyrseth, born 1862, emigrated 1887. A niece of hers, Elen (Ella) Dyrseth also emigrated, sometime between 1900-1910. And maybe other family members. Would be fun to find some more family. 

Name: Karen L. Clauson 
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From: Spring Grove, MN 
Time: 1998-06-21 13:33:52 
CommentsI don't know how to respond to guestbook messages, so I am creating this message to do so. To Carol, Lanesboro (note of 6/19/98): Have you tried the Norwegian museum in Decorah, IA? Also, in my hometown of Spring Grove (near you), I have found that, by sitting in the park and chatting with the older people, you can gain a lot of historical info. You might try that in Lanesboro. To Phillip Larson (note of 9/28/97): You asked for info about families from Mo-I-Rana, incl. Storforshei. I will be staying with my husbands relatives in Storforshei over the next couple of weeks, including Einar PEDERSEN, Dorthea STORVOLL, and Inga and Brit OLSON. If you provide me with more info, I could ask questions for you. To Curt Larsen (note of 9/30/97): Please see my message last week re. the STENE name (sometimes spelled STEINE). To Kristina Kjome (note of 12/16/1997): There are several people named KJOME in Spring Grove, MN 55974 (Dana, Doris, Douglas, John, Olaf & Marie). Also, Midge Kjome at NE IA Community College in Calmar, IA, may have family info. You could write and tell them about your family and find out if you are related. Irene Bjerky (note of 7/28/97): You are looking for the name BJERKE. There are also several people named Bjerke in Spring Grove, MN 55974 (Harold, Herbert, Marland, Ron, Theodore). If anyone has information responsive to my request from last week, I would really appreciate hearing from you. Thank you. 

Name: Ahrendsen 
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From: Idaho 
Time: 1998-06-21 01:34:37 
Commentswe are looking for any information on the name Ahrendsen. Believe the name to be Norwegian. From Norway they went to Germany, and from there to the United States in around 1892. Any information would be helpful. They settled in Iowa before coming to Idaho. 

Name: Diane Zanetti 
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From: Massachusetts 
Time: 1998-06-21 01:30:50 
CommentsRASMUSSEN, Mattie or Matte, b. abt 1870 in Norway and emigrated to the Upper Penninsula in Michigan, USA. Married Gust BRUNSTROM. Would appreciate hearing from anyone researching these surnames. 

Name: Debbie Baxter 
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From: Chatom, Alabama, USA 
Time: 1998-06-20 13:00:20 
CommentsStill looking for BJELLAND, BREKSTAD, JACOBSEN, and DANIELS- DATTER. No info on Jacob Hendrik JACOBSEN BREKSTAD who was captain of a ship and who was buried at sea on Jan. 10, 1883. No info on Andrew BJELLAND (or his relation to Christian OLSON) as to whether he returned to Norway from LaSalle County, IL, USA, after Karen Serine BREKSTAD (his sister) married Ole THOMPSON in the early 1890s in Illinois. Karen was formerly married to Jacob Hendrik BREKSTAD, but immigrated to USA with one child Jacobina Katherine (4 yrs.) in June, 1887 to be with Andrew and family. Can anyone shed any light on this? I am really feeling frustrated with my research due to the name-changing of the Norwegians as they moved from one area to another. 

Name: ARNOLD E. EVENSEN 
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From: MINNESOTA USA. 
Time: 1998-06-20 05:36:15 
CommentsJust surfin the net looking for some of my family in norway last names FOSSDAL, BLAKSTED and EVENSEN 

Name: Dean C. Hagen 
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From: Duluth, MN 
Time: 1998-06-20 04:38:27 
CommentsResearching OLSEN from the Tofte farms, Sør Fron Parish, Oppland, Norway. My ancestors were cotters on the farm Toftehagen. 

Name: Julie Strandlie 
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From: Northern Virginia 
Time: 1998-06-20 04:30:53 
CommentsMost all of my relatives are from Norway -- but I'm starting to search for the STRANDLIE family first. My great grandfather MARTIN LAURITSEN STRANDLI was born 9/2/1891 in the Lake Mjosa area, I believe. His father was Laurits Evenson Strandli, born 1/26/1847; his mother was Birthe Marie Johannsdatter, born 9/7/1854. They were married in 1872. MARTIN LAURITSEN STRANDLIE emigrated to the US, settling in Western Wisconsin, I believe, and married Ottilia Olson. They ultimately came to live in Stoughton, Wisconsin. Any and all help identifying where the STRANDLI's lived in Norway, along with any relatives, would be greatly appreciated! 

Name: Shirley Solem 
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From: Minnesota 
Time: 1998-06-20 02:32:05 
CommentsAre there any Genealogy groups in the Skien, Norway area that I could contact? 

Name: ALVIN IVERSON 
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From: Spring Valley, WI USA 
Time: 1998-06-19 22:52:04 
CommentsJust getting started on data from "the old country". All of my kinfolk and those of my late wife came from Norway 

Name: carol 
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From: minnesota 
Time: 1998-06-19 16:07:56 
CommentsI am looking for my grandfather's parents, who were born in Norway and came to the U.S. My grandfather's name was Peter Nelson, born in Lansboro, MN, in 1880. The county has no record of his birth (it was likely a farm birth). His father was Nels Nelson, and family information holds that their Norwegian surname was Skoraj or Skorai. Peter's death record also indicates his mother's name was Barbara. Nels Nelson was reportedly born in 1798, as family history places his age at 82 when Peter was born. Peter was the last of 16 children, and the only other known sibling of his is brother Charlie, who married an Augusta and had 2 sons named Clyde and Norman - they lived in Leeds, ND. Is there anyone out there with any information? 

Name: Karen Clauson 
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From: Spring Grove, MN 
Time: 1998-06-19 16:04:07 
CommentsI am going to Norway June 24-July 5 and wish I had done research sooner. Any information on living relatives in Norway would be greatly appreciated. Karen's Mother's family: Gunnvor ANDERSDATTER GJERDE & Torbjorn ANDERSSON TRODO; Gunnvor: born 1797; married 1820; rec'd GJERDE farm 1819; GJERDE farm: approx. 3 kilometers N-NE of Voss, Norway; Son of Gunnvor and Torbjorn = Anders (Andreas); Anders TORBJORNSON GJERE& Kari KNUDSDATTER AFDAL; Anders: 11/19/1832-11/6/1915; GJERDE-TRODO (now TRAA) farms, near Voss. Married Kari, who was born in 1836 at VTRE AFDAL farm, above Tvindefoss,near Voss; Anders and Kari emigrated to America in 1860; Daughter of Anders and Kari = Gunvord. Gunvord ANDERSEN GJERDE (GJERE) & Martin PETERSON (formerly Mathias SMEBY); Gunvord (Gunvor): 6/26/1866 - 3/14/1936 (15 children); Martin (Mathias Smeby): 1857, Biri, Vardal, Norway - 1924; Daughter of Gunvord & Martin = George Melvin. George Melvin Peterson & Amanda Sophia Bjorgo; George was born 4/18/1890 and Amanda in December 1898; Daughter of George & Amanda = Valborg Beata Peterson. Valborg Beata Peterson & Carlton Morris Clauson; Spring Grove, MN, USA (8 children, including me). Karen's Father's Family: Halvor JANSEN (Klaus Olson's grandfather). Ole HALVORSON STENE & Margarete MATHIASDTR OSTENG (Klaus's parents). Klaus (Claus) OLSON STENE & Malene INGREBRIGTSDTR JORDSLI; STENE and JORDSLI farms are near Alen, Norway; Klaus: 1811-1888; born on Stene farm (may be farm no. 11-1); The Ingrebrigtsdtr farm may be farm no. 133-1; Jordsli farm may be farm no. 86-2; Married Malene in 1833; 1855: emigrated to America after selling Jordsli farm; Left their daughter, Ragnhild, in Norway (on farm no. 21); Kari & Peter Lein occupied Jordsli in 1983; Son of Klaus and Malene = Hans Clauson. Hans CLAUSON & Kjersti ENGESVOLD; Hans: 12/6/1843 (born in Alen) - 4/21/1917; Son of Hans & Kjersti = Martin Clauson. Martin Clauson & Bertha AUGEDAHL; Martin: 7/20/1882 - 4/29/1955; Bertha: born in Norway (place unknown); son of Martin & Bertha = Carlton Morris Clauson. Carlton Morris Clauson & Valborg Beata Peterson; Spring Grove, MN, USA (8 children, including me). 

Name: Bonnie Blake 
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From: Chehalis, WA 
Time: 1998-06-19 06:08:30 
CommentsLooking for information about my grandfather and grandmother. Grandfather Sivert WAHL was born April 14, 1865, possibly Trondheim area. His parents were Christain and Johanna Wahl or STENVICK. Brother were Ander and Thomas (remained in Norway) and John. Sivert came to U.S. 1886, to Stanwood, WA. Married Marie Sattre on August 3, 1893. Marie was the daughter of Rasmuss and Ingeborg SETTRE. They were born in Norway and came to the Minnesota about 1870, then to Iowa in 1880, and finally to Stanwood, Washington in 1885. 

Name: Don Hoihjelle 
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Time: 1998-06-17 22:49:02 
CommentsHOIHJELLE, HOGHJELLE,HOIGJELLE...norddal, valldal 

Name: DENNIS BRISSETTE 
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From: Yountville, Ca 
Time: 1998-06-17 22:50:44 
CommentsI have new information that my grandfather ANTON ARNTSEN came from HEDMARK FYLKE ELVERUM, Norway. he may have came through Boston. He married JENNIE BLIX, in Manislee, Mi in 10/27/1901.She also used the name JOHNSON. She also came from the same area. She may have come thru Ellis Island. Very nice location thank you. 

Name: DONALD HOIHJELLE 
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From: madison, mn usa 
Time: 1998-06-17 22:29:41 
Commentsfound people in norway with my surname with email search engine and got interested.... 

Name: Linn 
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From: Norway 
Time: 1998-06-17 22:26:08 
CommentsHi...nice page. I`m searching for my family. Does anyone know anything about these people? -Theodor Emil Thorbjørnsen (later called Teddy) who emigrated to America, New York(?)from Bergen in 1905. he was born 1883. - Svanhild Thorbjørnsen who emigrated to America,Philadelphia(?) from bergen in 1924. She was born 1904 -Malvin Thorbjørnsen who emigrated to America,New Orleans(?) from Bergen in 1909. he was born 1893 I know they have children in America..but I don`t know where. thanx...and also if anyone have some info about the surnames : Pisani and Brungodt :D 

Name: Neil I. Lillo 
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From: Mn. 
Time: 1998-06-17 19:56:46 
CommentsGlad to find another Noway site. I have done extensive genealogy on my LILLO family from Oslo area. AKERSHUS County. I have also visited Norway and Hjemeland near Stavanger where my mother's FORRE family lived. 

Name: Mel Swanby 
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From: Indian Shores, FL 
Time: 1998-06-17 17:41:13 
CommentsJust checking out some WEB pages with St. Louis County in Minnesota links. Saw yours and was intigued with the theme of Norwegian geneology. My surname of SWANBY is Norwegian. My grandfather never talked about where he was from or anything about other relatives. I may start to dig now that I have an idea about where to look. Thanks for the links to other pages on the net. 

Name: Stanley B. Eliason 
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From: Norman, OK (past 31 years), Pekin, ND beforehand 
Time: 1998-06-17 04:26:52 
CommentsJust checking in. I am currently the President of the American-Scandinavian Culture Interest Group here in Norman, OK. My father immigrated from Norway in 1911. My mother's parents came in 1880-1895. 

Name: Kay O. 
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Time: 1998-06-17 02:26:35 
CommentsI am a high school student interested in family surnames. I was wondering if the name LARSON is Norwegian or Swedish. I've had people tell me both answers, and I'd like to know the truth, thanks. 

Name: Dawn Stewart 
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From: North Carolina 
Time: 1998-06-16 18:24:41 
CommentsI am researching family genealogy of Oliff (Oliffe, Olliffe, and variant spellings) Officially tracing back to 1820, possibly a William "Schoolteacher" Oliff, a spy in Revolutionary War (following up with DAR now). Looking for confirmation that Oliff is of Norwegian descent (or of what descent if not). Any help appreciated 

Name: Noritta Anderson 
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From: Minnesota 
Time: 1998-06-16 04:34:49 
CommentsI would like to find anyone who knows anything about LARS ANDERSON, born August 10, 1827 in Sweden. He married Pernile(Pernella) Halvorsdatter in Norway. They immigrated to U.S. in 1871. Their one son Nels Anderson was my grandfather. I would like to hear from anyone with any more information on other children they had. They possibly had a son named Tom Anderson that went to Canada and died in a lumber accident while living there. 

Name: Jim Thompson 
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From: Oak Creek, Wisconsin 
Time: 1998-06-16 03:24:25 
CommentsResearching my ancestors from TUNGESVIK farm, SKAANEVIK, Hordaland Fylke and BERGET farm, ETNE, Hordaland Fylke and finally, GREVLE farm, VOSS, Hordaland Fylke. Any assistance would be appreciated. 

Name: John Heskin 
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From: Fargo, North Dakota 
Time: 1998-06-15 21:14:46 
CommentsAlways interested in any new info on my family from the Aurdal - Bruflat - Fagernes area. Records are fairly complete namewise back to 11th century but would welcome info on the Spanish link. Have found reference to the Iberian raid that resulted in hostages being taken by my ancestors. Now following leads in Spain to determine which "Royal" household in Northern Spain is involved. I have an extensive family tree but am always looking to fill in a few branches. 

Name: S Morgan 
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From: USA 
Time: 1998-06-15 07:01:49 
CommentsSearching for FLADAGER, Ole T., Ulnes, Valdres, Norway and parents (from Norway) of NARUM (NORUM), Clara Helmeva. 

Name: Marcy Hoover 
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From: WA, USA 
Time: 1998-06-15 05:42:04 
CommentsLooking for ancestors of HENNUM, Martin (Nils?), born: May 28, 1880 Drammen. Possible link to KRAFT. Emigrated to USA before 1920. Had a twin sister, Lena, and 2 or more brothers. One brother supposedly killed in Norway by Nazis in retaliation for a Nazi being killed. 

Name: Geir Bernhoft-Klæboe 
Website: Geir's HomePage 
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From: Norway-Canada 
Time: 1998-06-15 00:09:33 
CommentsNice to find you, and I would like to link your page to mine as I'm seaching for my familytree of the Klaeboe family 

Name: Doris J. Roberts 
Website: roberts home page 
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From: Florida USA 
Time: 1998-06-15 00:05:33 
CommentsI am trying to trace my grandfather ANTON CHRISTOPHERSEN. He was born in 1854 and his parents were CHRISTOPHER CHRISTOPHERSEN and MARTE TORGERSDATTER. They were married Dec 20, 1841. There is a baptism record for Anton in Ullensaker for 4 June 1854. Could someone check the church records and give me the information such as ages of parents, place of birth and anything else they can find. I would appreciate it very much. Thank you 

Name: joe r. fennie 
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From: northfield, mn 
Time: 1998-06-14 23:05:43 
CommentsHoping to find FENNE, from Voss also REISHUS and KJOS from ??? 

Name: Anne Orton 
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From: South Dakota 
Time: 1998-06-14 18:27:06 
CommentsI am looking for members of the KOPREN family that came from Jondal Hardanger area of Norway. I am looking for brothers or sisters of my great great grandmother Anne Kopren who may also have used the name Larson. She married Morris Hilleson in Lee Illinois. Anne had at least 2 brothers in the U.S., a sister that returned to Norway who had married Sander Haggeseth of Veblen SD, and a brother A.L. Kopren in Jondal.He was married to Marie. 

Name: Evonne Cutress 
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From: Millarville(just outside Calgary)Alberta Canada 
Time: 1998-06-14 07:25:13 
CommentsI am just starting to find out more about my Dad's family. He was Edwin Julius Johnsen, son of Gurine and Gentoft Johnsen. When he first came to Canada to work off his passage on a farm in Saskatchewan, he was using the name Sandnes. But I recently found a postcard from Norway addressed to him spelling it Sannes. He had one brother Leif. Dad was born I believe in the Vesteraalen Isands in Northern Norway but lived until he was six in Montana near Missoula or Swan Lake. I may have some cousins in Montana that I have not met. We did visit some people there when I was very young and I remember Dad and Mom speaking of them. There was an Auntie Fina (I think Johnsen) other surnames I remember are Kesterson and Strom. Emma and Uno Strom visited my Mother and Father sometimes. Love to hear from anyone that can give me a hand. 

Name: Phyllis DUNCAN 
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From: Missoula, MT. 
Time: 1998-06-13 03:21:00 
CommentsThis is great, I am searching for info on Iversen in Oslo area. Ole was born probably about 1853 , Married Karen Arnesdt She was maybe born in 1859. She died in 1939 in a Salvation Army Home. They had four children: Annette born 1878 , died 1936 She was married to Sigurd TOMTER, They had one son Erling. Bernt born 1880, Christiania,, married 1896 in Oslo or Nittidahl to Julia Jacobsen. Bernt and Julia came to Kindred, ND area in 1900 and may have been sponsored by a Stenberg, who may have been cousins. Their 2 oldest children Berger and Jean or Jenny were born in Oslo. Bernt and Julia were my husbands grandparents.Both died in ND> Iver , born 1890 died in 1918 in Norway lAAsta born 1895 in Oslo, died 1974 in Oslo, she was in Salvation for 37 years. Ifind in films that JOHANNSEN is used instead of JACOBSEN.. If anyone can help back from Ole and Karen I would be so thankfull, Phyllis RDunca@aol.com 

Name: Sally Arko 
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From: San Diego, CA 
Time: 1998-06-13 03:00:32 
CommentsTipp tipp oldefars came from Flaa, Gol and Nes. Their names were Stavn, Braaten, Langelset, Ejdals, Myli, Maelum, Roysen, Golberg, Laastegaard, Rauk. 

Name: Vigdis Heimdal 
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From: Stårheim, Norway 
Time: 1998-06-12 20:01:40 
CommentsNice to find our homeplace on an american homepage.  My grandfather knows "everything" about families in Stårheim. Wonder about something? Write an e-mail!! 

Name: Roger R. Hellesvig 
Website: 19th Century Programs 
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From: Minneapolis, MN 
Time: 1998-06-11 02:02:58 
CommentsThis is a nice service you offer. I'm looking forward to getting into your homepage further. My great grandfather Ole Sivert Olsen Hellesvig came to America from Hellesvik, Froya, Norway in August 1846. He arrived with my great grandmother Jensina Markusdt Madsvaag Waagen Hellesvig. I have traced my geneology to my great, great, great grandfather John Johnessen Gjaesinger and his wife Ane Johansdtr. Other relatives come from Hitra, Norway, Hadeland, Noray, and a town outside Lillehammer, Norway. 

Name: Kjell Roar Storm Kjaer 
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From: Oslo, Norway 
Time: 1998-06-10 08:24:06 
CommentsMy greatgrandfather emigrated to the US early in this century. He came from the city of Horten, Norway. His name in Norway was Herman Elias Olai JOHNSEN, but he also used the family name Mikkelsen or Michelsen. 

Name: Olav Sjømæling 
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From: Fannrem, Orkdal, NORWAY 
Time: 1998-06-10 06:15:55 
CommentsHello, all present emigrants and descendants of emigrants from ORKDAL to USA and Canada! In connection with the 175 years anniversary of the mass emigration to America, the community of Orkdal is planning an EMIGRANT FESTIVAL JUNE 21-25, 2000. Preleminary program and invitation will be sent to those whose addresses are known. Please send us yours! We appreciate information about your relationship to Orkdal. Welcome to Orkdal! Olav Sjømæling, 7320 Fannrem, NORWAY. Phone: 72 48 51 90 

Name: John W. Olson 
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From: Ripon, Wisconsin 
Time: 1998-06-10 02:42:54 
CommentsI just returned from a two week visit to Norway. Oslo, Jolster, Bergen, Stavanger, Sandnes, Elverum Would like to trace my grandfather, Gunvald Olson, Born Feb 5, 1829. He Married Ingri Gulbrands Datter, born June 23,1830. Came to America in 1852. Married in 1853. 

Name: Pat Lehne 
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From: Minnesota 
Time: 1998-06-10 01:12:57 
CommentsAncestors name was PEDER PEDERSON. He married JULIA HANSON in the town of Tinn, and took the name FORLIE as a nickname and further searching states this was the farm he was from. Would love to find out more about these ancestors., Pat 

Name: EVJU,JOHAN PETER 
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From: Poulsbo,Wa 
Time: 1998-06-08 01:57:55 
CommentsThe search areas of interest are Wisconsin, Washington, and Kongsberg,Norway. 

Name: Kelli Perkins 
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From: Originally Michigan, now in Calif. 
Time: 1998-06-08 00:33:57 
CommentsWow! What a great site! I'm so glad I found this. I was just surfing to find out some history about Norway. My grandmother was from there, and I'm just hoping to get an education about this beautiful country! Excellent job! 

Name: John Olson 
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From: Oregon 
Time: 1998-06-07 14:33:47 
CommentsLooking for Blinsmon; changed name in SD to Olson. I met my grandfather but can't prove he existed. 

Name: Christopher J Flak 
Website: Flak Generations 
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From: Australia 
Time: 1998-06-07 01:30:06 
CommentsThis would have to be the most comprehensive and well set out home page on Norwegian Genealogy I have seen!! Well done. I shall use your page for future reference. Chris Flak Member Society of Australian Genealogists Researching: Flak/Kruse/Clunies-Ross/Carman/Malcho/Moller amongst others... 

Name: Marion Shepard 
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From: Minnesota,MN 
Time: 1998-06-06 19:38:10 
CommentsI am researching Martina Rosenberg born in Norway in 1889 I think her mothers name was Gunhild Gulbransen. Im not sure of last name spelling but think it correct. 

Name: CINDY SULENES FARR 
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From: Olympia, Washington USA 
Time: 1998-06-06 03:01:38 
CommentsI'd like to find out if anyone can give me some information on the surname Sulenes. I'm just getting started. Cindy 

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