Guestbook entries August 14, 1997 to October 13, 1997


Name: Debbie Chan
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Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Time: 1997-10-13 21:05:00
Comments: Searching for HAUGLAND and HUMBORSTAD, from the Davik Parish in Sogn og Fjordane. Mons Haugland died in the 1890s of peritonitis. He was married to Janika Balsersdatter Humborstad. His son Albert Monsen Haugland married Helene Serine Pedersdatter Humborstad in 1911. Janika took her two children to North Dakota around the turn of the 20th century, but they returned to Norway in 1910. Albert immigrated to Manitoba, Canada in 1924. His wife and 4 of his children followed in 1930. I would like to learn more about Albert's and Helene's parents and ancestors. Thank-you.

Name: Cheryl Cummings
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From: Puyallup, WA
Time: 1997-10-14 08:17:00
Comments: Knud Halvorsen SVANHELDEN b 1829 NORD AURDAL, VALDRES, OPPLAND. Looking for connections to the following farms: FODNES (and variations), RISTE, RANEI or RANUM, BANG, BERG, and ? My line came to America (via Quebec?) sometime between 1856 and 1861. I got most of my information (back to the 1600's) from the FHC, and am trying to verify it! If you have NORD AURDAL connections, email me!

Name: Paul Jacobson
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From: Stoughton, Dane County, WI
Time: 1997-10-13 12:01:00
Comments: Family thought to have emmigrated from MID-HASSEL farm Lista in West- Agder early 1900's. Kristoffer Jacob Johannessen, born 1852 could be great-grandfather.

Name: Earl Kymala
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Time: 1997-10-13 08:44:00
Comments: I am looking for information about my ancesters. They came from the Folldal area. The parish was Lesje and the farm name was Grimsbo which was also spelled Grimsboe. Some of my ancesters came to America from Folldal in the early to mid 1800s, while others moved to North Norway to Kjaekan. Some of the name changes I know were Abrahamsen, Erlandsen, Jeremiassen Hoelen. There is also a relationship with Sandtroen but I do not know for sure what it is except that Grimsbo and Sandtroen are both farm names in the Folldal area.

Name: Leonard V. Strom
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From: Globe, Arizona
Time: 1997-10-13 19:46:00
Comments: The name I am researching is Stromme, Ole Christensen. You have a very helpful web site. Keep up the good work! Thank You!!!

Name: Lillemor Hodgson
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From: Bathurst, Australia
Time: 1997-10-13 01:28:00
Comments: My grandparents were born in Norway but met and married in South Africa in the late 1890's. Three of my siblings and I now live in Australia and we are keen to get more information on the following families. Roering or Roring (o with the slash through it) from Nordland (Skaalvaer or Tjotta) Scram (Bergen) Schelderup. We know a bit about the last generation of Roerings in Norway but are keen to find details of three of them that migrated to the United States in the last quarter of the 19th Century. They are FRITTHOF RORING and his nephews FRITTHOF RORING and CHRISTIAN RORING. We would appreciate any information. Your site was a real eye-opener!

Name: Charles Werness
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-10-12 18:24:00
Comments: Looking for more on the Werness's that live in Trondheim, Norway.

Name: Shirley Solem
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From: Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.A
Time: 1997-10-12 13:16:00
Comments: ANYONE FROM SKIEN, NORWAY? Still looking for info on my great-grandparents: Lars Erik LARSON & Lina Andrea ERICKSON. They were married in Norway in 1861. Lars was born in Skien, Norway, 22 Nov 1830. They came to the U.S.A. about 1868/69. Lars changed his name to MOBERG (don't know why). What would be the normal port of embarkation when leaving Skien? Any information would be most appreciated.

Name: Anne Orton
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From: South Dakota
Time: 1997-10-12 22:50:00
Comments: I am looking for information on KOPREN, Anne from Jondal, Norway. Her sister was in the United States with her but returned to Norway.

Name: Olaf O. Storaasli
Website: Norsk Genealogy back to 872AD
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From: Hampton VA
Time: 1997-10-12 19:58:00
Comments: Telemark (Skafsa) is my father's side emigrated 1861 Kvinesdal (Risnes) is my mother's side emigrated 1881 I'm putting our Genealogy on line, including photos of ancestors. For many years we just traced my father's ancestry back to 1706 (Nordtvetten, Telemark), but when we lived in Trondheim (NTNU) for one year (1984- 85) we met Mrs Aagot in Jar (near Oslo), whose ancestors (Jore) linked up with mine. She had traced hers to Queen Sonja's line which goes back to 972AD Harold the Black, I've come up with a method to link ancestors back and have done so for 26-some generations in my ancestry. I appreciate others who continually contact me to make update & corrections and supply old photos, and I invite you to contact me if you have something to add. I've written a little narrative many have liked on: http://users.visi.net/~olaf/name.html Thanks and best wishes, Dr. Olaf O. Storaasli

Name: Eric Tinnes
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From: Dallas, TX USA
Time: 1997-10-11 21:03:00
Comments: The TINNES clan is from Heddal, Telemark. I visited the TINNES farm about 5 years ago.

Name: Norine Tempelman
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From: Hoffman Estates, IL
Time: 1997-10-11 18:41:00
Comments: As I am planning to make a trip to the Scandinavian countries next year, I would like to find out if I can trace my grat-grandparents. Frans Ludwig Norin came from Bergen, Norway in the late 1800s and settled in Roseau, Minnesota, establishing the only hospital in town. He married Helen Schriver from Oslo, Norway. Her family owned a glove factory in Oslo. I would appreciate any info anyone might have or info on how to narrow the search.

Name: Lisa Vistad
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From: ?? now - usa, nj
Time: 1997-10-11 18:09:00
Comments: I would like to find out more about my Norwegian history. The only info I have is that we were farmers - big surprise!! Last name is VISTAD. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Name: Dan ULBERG
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From: Springtown, TX
Time: 1997-10-12 03:02:00
Comments: My Great Grandfather Ole Olsen Ulberg was born 20 Feb 1853 somewhere in Norway. I would like to find out who his parents are and where he was born. My brother Ronald Stanley Ulberg has been working for the same thing since 1972. We haven't had too very much success until lately and now it seems like maybe we will be successful now with the Internet. If any one can help me out please do so. My address is: Rt. 1, Box 585, Springtown, TX 76082. Phone number is (940) 748-2702.

Name: Richard E. Small
Website: Richard & Ginette's Home Page
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From: Centreville, VA and St.Paul, MN
Time: 1997-10-11 09:56:00
Comments: HAALAND Peter Jansen/ Ytre Holmedel, Fjaler, Sogn Fjordane HAALAND Tollak/ Yttre Holmedal, Sogn MAGNUSSEN Hanne Marie/ Vadal, Norddal, More og Romsdal INGEBRIGHTSEN, Magnus/ Nordahlen, Romsdal RIVEDAL Tolac/ Sogn SANDBECK Sivert/ Lund, Rogalan OGMUND (cir 1200) many more.....

Name: Jack Thompson
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From: Carlsbad, CA
Time: 1997-10-10 19:00:00
Comments: Seek ancestors of Niels GUNDERSEN b. 1767 Høgedal, Aust Agder. Married Amborg Thomasdatter 1806. She was from the farm of Alve in the Tromøy area. His parents may have been Gunder Nielsen and Inger Evensdatter.

Name: Bob Monrad
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From: Niagara Falls, Ontario, CANADA
Time: 1997-10-10 08:09:00
Comments: I received this URL from my brother in British Columbia, CANADA and I presume he is trying to find our ancestors who come from Norway (Charles Monrad). I am going to peruse this site to learn what I can. VERY INTERESTING!!

Name: David Torgerson
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From: Bedford, TX, formerly Grand Forks, ND
Time: 1997-10-10 07:57:00
Comments: I am looking for ANY information on the TORGERSON family who settled in Polk County in the late 1800's. My great great grandfather's brother, Tallef TORGERSON and his wife, Guro, immigrated from Norway around 1859/1860, along with Tallef's two brothers (Knut and Kittel) and their families. These three brothers also served in the Union Army in the Civil War. Tallef and Guro had the following children: Halvor (born 1859), Torger (born 1863), Jorinda (born 1866), Albert (born 1867) and Knud (born 1869). I believe they lived in BYGLAND township. Albert married Gunhild EVANS and they had the following children: Edward (my grandfather) , Gina, Tillie, Elmer, Amelia, Alice and Charles.

Name: Donna Lake
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From: Leesburg, VA
Time: 1997-10-10 07:18:00
Comments: This home page has sparked a fire under me to learn more about my family roots Father's last name is BAUKOL spelled BAUKHOL in Norwegian, I believe. Some work has been done but I don't have it to share - yet - will get on the stick and add it into the guest book later! Family names I would be interested in learning about are BAUKOL and RINDAHL - Fron Church is the parish in Norway. I don't know anything else right now. Thanks for sharing!

Name: HANSON
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From: Oregon
Time: 1997-10-09 22:01:00
Comments: Looking for one Carl Christian Hanson, a ships Captain that went down with his ship or died at sea??? in the year 1884. His wife's name was Emma Marie Shone. They were married in Christianna, Norway ??

Name: Larry Erickson
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From: Columbus, OH
Time: 1997-10-09 18:00:00
Comments: Grandfather came over from Norway to St. Ansgar, Iowa. Later lived in Menominee, Michigan following participation in the Spanish-American War.

Name: Villoy Mitchell-Dorrington
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From: British Columbia, Canada
Time: 1997-10-09 17:57:00
Comments: This is great!!!! I have lots of information on the LISLAND name if anyone is looking and I am searching SEIMS, believed to be from Odda, Hardanger (spelling???). Love to hear from anyone. Many thanks.

Name: Rune Fossmo
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From: Lom, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway
Time: 1997-10-09 13:09:00
Comments: looking for information on families: MORK, SPANG(E)RUD and GUT(T)U, emigrated from Gudbrandsdalen in Norway in 1850 - 1900. Send e-mail if anyone have information about these names. Thanks.

Name: Larry Ashim
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From: California
Time: 1997-10-09 12:51:00
Comments: Looking for relatives with the names Ashim, Aschim, Askim, or Skaim

Name: Joyce Conroy
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From: Virginia, USA
Time: 1997-10-09 12:41:00
Comments: I'm just looking up anything that has to do with Norway. My boyfriend is of Norway discent. His last name is Mickelson. I don't really know if that's a common last name or not, but I figured I'd learn what I could about the Viking history.

Name: Shirley Dorgan Heitmar
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From: Saskatoon, Sk. Canada
Time: 1997-10-10 00:01:00
Comments: I am searching for information on Lars LARSEN who changed his name to Andrew BJORE when he emmigrated to US late 1880's. Is there a farm in Norway called BJORE? No idea of what area he came from. He married a Georgia SKOIEN (STOIKEN?) and lived around Fosston Minnesota. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks

Name: Jason L. Karls
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From: Everett, Washington
Time: 1997-10-08 15:33:00
Comments: Mother's maiden name Marstad Olson (Formerly Olsen), marstad

Name: Karen Stanerson Joseph
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Time: 1997-10-09 03:08:00
Comments: I am searching for information on decendants/ancestry of families living on /owners of Jacobstuen-Sorkness Farm in Grue in the 1700-1800's. This is the families that my great-great grandparents decended from. I was told to locate a Pricilla Sorkness in USA. Possibly thru the SONS of Norway. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Name: Clarice Sorenson Binger
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From: South Dakota
Time: 1997-10-08 13:04:00
Comments: Visited Norway this past summer. Loved my family's homeland. Need to learn more about my ancestry.

Name: Byron Williams
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From: Fort Collins, Co
Time: 1997-10-07 21:27:00
Comments: My family is from Telemark Fylke, Drangedal, Kommuner . Most of my family emigrated to America in the 1850's and 1860's. The family farm was Wrallstad Gaard. Family names are Wraalstad, Olsdotter, Einertson, and Torbjornson. I have a great deal of info on my family dating back to about 1200 plus their decendents in America. Ameican decendents are Williams, Lilleby, Anderson, Swenson, Roe, Gunderson, Jacobson, Torbenson, Enerson and others. To share info contact me at BD9843@AOL.COM

Name: Helen Haugland Pratti
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From: New York
Time: 1997-10-07 19:56:00
Comments: Elen Martha Antonsen Born 09/23/1865 Parents: Anton Tobias Andreassen and Anna Martha Petersdtr Beitstad-Leerbakken-GLADSO Sound familiar to anyone out there?

Name: Dolores Eloise Egland
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From: New York
Time: 1997-10-07 15:04:00
Comments: Anyone with the name Egland or Egeland would to talk to .My grandfather and grandmother were from Norway and came to Staten Island, New York. Dolores

Name: Marilyn Myers
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From: Lawrence, KS
Time: 1997-10-07 07:44:00
Comments: Grandfather Alfred Helmersen ASPVIK, Tjotta Parish, Nordland was born in ASPVIK and family lived in Tjotta/Alstaung Parish to 1600's. Interested in meeting others who might be related from that area. GreatGrandmother Jette Jensdatter FINSTAD,Hol Parish, Lofoten Islands. FINSTAD/URSIN lived there since before 1600's. Jette's mother was Marta Bernedette Petersdatter OXAAS, Nord Tronder. Jette's husgand was Rafael Gravaas Sveinsen FOSSUM, Sparbu Parish, Nord Tronder. Interested in sharing with anyone who might be related to above family.

Name: Crystal Gandrud
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-10-06 17:08:00
Comments: I am looking for information on the Gandruds from "Store" Gandrud. I am also looking for information on Tune near Frederickstaad where my grandfather Theodore Otto Jensen was born to Karen Oline Anderson and Arve Jensen (sometimes Jenson). The Jensens are also related to a Captain Otto Sperling (1600s). Has anyone heard anything about him?

Name: Cary Stolpestad
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From: California, USA
Time: 1997-10-07 04:27:00
Comments: Looking for STOLPESTAD and FRONG (FRANG?). Anders, second son of Hans, (1849-1912)left the family farm STOLPESTAD(and assorted other spellings)and came to St. Paul, Minnesota, USA to settle. Returned to Norway to get his wife, Toline Frong(Frang?) (1846-1928)and their two children Harold and Ella. This was betwen 1882 and 1884. Their three other children, Annar, Minnie and Axel were born in St. Paul. Anders changed his name in US to ANDREW STOLPESTAD.

Name: Marlys Lowham
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From: Florida
Time: 1997-10-06 08:16:00
Comments: Looking for ancestors in Bamble, Langesund in Telemark county and Ulvik, Hordaland county. Ludwig Thorsen Riis(Americanized to Reese) came to US in 1885, settled in Dane Wo., Wisconsin and married Marta Sjursdtr Solheim, daughter of Sjur Torgierson Solheim and Marta Gjertsdtr Lindebrekke. I have a lot of information about these ancestors and would like to correspond with other descendants.

Name: Rob
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From: USA - Oslo
Time: 1997-10-06 06:58:00
Comments: Looking for HANSEN roots: Ole (blacksmith at Palace), Eliane, thier children Johan, Wilhelm, Aksel, Herman, George, Hjalmar, Anna. Their grandchildren Odd R., Gerd Hansen Engelsen, Erling Werner-Hansen, Arne Traesdal Hansen, Bjorg Hansen. The g-grandchildren (possibly alive today) Grete, Terje, Thomas, Thorleif, Edgar, Erling, Inger.... Rob

Name: Tor Kvien
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Time: 1997-10-06 05:48:00
Comments: Seeks information on my uncle Johan Henrik Kristiansen Kvien who immigrated to Canada 1911. Used to live at The great Lakes. Adress in 1912 was Datotah, Manitoba, but has also been working as a street car driver in Toronto or Winnipeg. Family lost contact around 1920. Any information of this person or descendants i of interest!

Name: Inez Lere
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From: Aurora,CO previously North Dakota
Time: 1997-10-06 09:40:00
Comments: Searching for information on the LERE name. Ancestors came from the Hadeland area. My great-grandfather was Peder Lere. He married Kjersti Bjornstad in 1879. Their children's names were Louis, Peder, Carl, Martin, Anna, Randi, Hans, Arthur and Mabel. Peder was a shoemaker in Norway.

Name: Kathleen Isaachsen Turner
Website: The Isaachsen, Baade, Turner, & Matthews Families
Referred by: Net Search
From: Mundelein, IL, USA
Time: 1997-10-06 05:20:00
Comments: I am looking for any information regarding individuals with the surname of ISAACHSEN. For more detailed information, please visit my homepage which contains a family tree for the Isaachsen (and other) families.

Name: Geir Asheim
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From: Bjerkreim Rogaland Norway
Time: 1997-10-05 11:47:00
Comments: Anybody in U.S with the same surname as me, ASHEIM?

Name: S. (Jackson) Van Putten
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From: Michigan
Time: 1997-10-05 10:52:00
Comments: Ancestors from Husum, Voldum, etc in Lærdal, Sogn og Fjordane from Nes and others in Luster, SOGN OG FJORDANE from Haugen, Vestre Slidre, OPPLAND from Sollaust, N. Odalen, HEDMARK from Hennum, Eiker, BUSKERUD from Thaug, Nesodden, AKERSHUS

Name: Raymond M Gramstad
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From: Clarion, Iowa 50525. U.S.A.
Time: 1997-10-04 17:29:00
Comments: Hi. I'am glad to get on the home page to Norway, as my father came from Sandness, Norway, in about 1905 He landed in Mayville, North Dakota. I have 2 sisters & 7 brothers, so we are a large family, all living. I'm married and have 5 children and they are all married. Now my wife Rosella & I have 13 grandchildren, all in Minnesota & Iowa. We were back in Norway in 1977 & hope to return within the next year or two. We have several cousins in and around Stavanger, Sandness, Bergen,& Aardal. I have a cousin who is in the computer business there. His name is Audun Bo. Says he likes that kind of work. Good for him. If you read this and wish to contact me my email address is. gramstad@trvnet.net bye for now. Ray Gramstad

Name: Richard D. Duvick
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From: Worthington, OH (Sandwich, Ill)
Time: 1997-10-04 10:36:00
Comments: DYVIK gard, Bolstadfjord, Norway My great-grandfather Isak Hansson Dyvik and wife Magdali Andersdtr. Kastad lived near Stamnes, Norway and emigrated to Illinois in ~1876. My grandfather John (Johannes) Duvick was 15 at the time. My father was Nelson Duvick and I have 3 brothers, Donald, John and Edward.

Name: R Hanson
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From: Victoria B.C.Canada
Time: 1997-10-04 09:40:00
Comments: I'm researching the family ancestry if anyone has information about any of the following people please e-mail me , RHanson@sprint.ca Also I'm looking for someone who would like to be a pen pal, who lives in Vang Valdres Norway who is fluent in English. .1.Christian Hanson born Nov1833 Vang Valdres Norway Around this time there was a family name change so the following people could have changed their name from Hanson to Ellergodt. .2.Hans C Hanson Born 1857 .3.Mariah(Mary) Hanson Born1855 .4.Sarah Hanson Born 1861 .5.Tomas Ellergodt Born 1873 in Wisconsin USA his parents are fron Norway. .6.Christen Ellergodt Buried in St Jacobs cemetery in Minnihaha County near Sioux Falls S.Dakota.Born 1812 died1900. .7.Alma Haugen born Ellergodt June 1899 Pilotmound Township Fillmore County Minnesota USA. The Family name Hanson was changed to Ellergodt. It's a rare last name.So if you do happen to have it for a surname I would guarantee we are related.So please if anyone can help me out, e-mail me. RHanson@sprint.ca Thanks.

Name: Tamie Comstock
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From:
Time: 1997-10-03 21:37:00
Comments: Researching the name FYKSE or FIXEN.

Name: Diane M. Nance
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From: Spokane, Washington U.S.A
Time: 1997-10-03 20:48:00
Comments: I wuld like to hear from any one with interest of the following people. Jacob Knudson 1862-1936 Jacod Knutson was born December 27, 1862 at Romsdalen, Norway, at the farm Rodstol, and baptized in Kors church March 15, 1863. May 28, 1881 he married his first wife Ronaug Brudeli in Kors church. She was born Jan.3, 1860 at the Brudeli farm, her parents Anders Andersen and Lisabeth Olsdtr. in Romsdalen, Norway according to the church records for Grytten Parish 1854-1882. We find that Elisabeth daugther of farmer Jakob Knudsen Rodstol and Andersdtr. Ronnaug was born June 24, 1881 and baptized in Kors church Aug. 14, 1881. Information from Grandma Randina, He immigrated to America 1883. He settled on a farm in Blue Earth Minnesota. He was a farm tenant in south Bend Township at least 1885-1892. His fist wife died in 1893 of child birth. He moved with their five children Knute, John, Marie, Elizabeth and Anna to Cass County, Minnesota. March 29, 1899 he married his second wife Gina Christine Tonseth. Her parents were Kristian T. Tonseth and Barret. She and her twin sister! Malla were born December 6, 1873 in Vangs Prestigald Hedmarken, Norway. Gina was baptized Jan 4, 1874 Vang Parish register 15, 1871- 1885. They were blessed with two daughters Bestsy Clara June 3, 1899, and Randina November 15, 1900. When Gina was 29 yrs. 6 mo. 16 days she died in June 22, 1903. She died of Tuberculosis or consumson it was called back then. She was confirmed on Dec. 8th 1889 by pastor B. Hagbi at Bisbee, North Dakota. She was burried at Esterdy Cemetery in Staples, Minnesota. He then married his third wife Wilhiemena Hanson Almquest a widower with eleven children. Her children were Oscar, Conrad, Carl, Elmer, Tressa, Anna, Altona, Alda, Sophie, Hanson. She passed away in 1920 of a stroke. Jacob died May 20, 1936 from a stroke. He is Burried in Rapidan Lutheran Cementery. Obituary from Randina Jacob Knutson, who has been making his home off and on again with his son, John and his daughter, Mrs. Oscar Knudson of Brinsmade, N. Dak. Jacod passed away from a stroke in our village last Friday morning May 20, 1936. Funeral services were held from the Knudson home and at the Zion Lutheran Church last Tuesday afternoon, Rev. V. F. Larson officiation and interment was made at the Rapidan Lutheran Cemetery. Jacob Knudson was born December 27, 1862 at Romsdalen, Norway and was married to Ronaug Brudelie at Romadalen, Norway in 1880 and emigrated to America in 1883 and settled on a farm at Rapidan , Blue Earth, Minnesota. After his wife died in 1893 he moved with his five children to Cass County where he in 1899 was married to GenaTonseth and they had two daugthers. In 1903 his second wife passed away. He married his third wife Wilhamena Handson Almquest in 1908 . He precided in death by two daugthers, Elizabeth (Mrs, Carl Lee) and Anna. He is Survived by two sons, Knute J. Knutson of Seattle, Washington and John Alfred of Madelia, Minnesota and three daugthers Besty ( Mrs. E. J. Carey) Ironton, Minnesota and Randina( Mrs. Oscar Knudson) of Brinsmade, N.Dak. Also nephews John Knutson , Louis Paulson of Rapidan and eight grandchildren. .

Name: Ron Zaret
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Time: 1997-10-03 10:49:00
Comments: My gg grandparents John CHRISTIANSEN born 1840/Marthea NIELSEN born 1839 from Grue,Hedmark,Norway. Have some information to 1790. Willing to share. Other names: Hans ARNESEN/Olia CHRISTIANSEN; Johannes EVENSEN/Berthe GULBRANDSEN;Knud SORENSEN/Anne JOHANSEN; Christian OLSEN/Ingeborg ERICHSEN. Farm names: Enersrud, Kruetz, Bye. Thanks for help

Name: Sven R. Johnsen
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From: Hallingdal, Norway
Time: 1997-10-03 01:51:00
Comments: Looking for immigrants from Aal and Nes in HALLINGDAL. Especially descendants of Syver Nelson LILLEHOF, Jacon Arnesen SORTEBERG and Ole SKEDSVOLD, all in North Dakota.

Name: Lynn Moen
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From: Saskatoon, SK Canada
Time: 1997-10-02 16:13:00
Comments: Looking for relatives (living or dead) from; a) Sjoa, Gudbrandsdalen --MOEN, RANDEN, KOLOMOEN, GRAUPE, TEIGE, TEIGMOEN, etc. b)Ski near Oslo---BRAATEN (Broten in Canada), HANSEN, SIGGURUD-BRAATEN, etc.

Name: Debra
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From: Portland, Oregon
Time: 1997-10-03 02:49:00
Comments: Searching for decendents of Bernt Kristianson GROTBERG (b.9-25-1863 in Ostre Toten), Bernt's father Kristian BRYNHILDSEN (b. 1817 in Trogstad), Bernt's mother Karoline SYVERSEN (b.1837 in Askim), their ancestors Brynild ANDERSEN, Syver NILSEN or NIELSEN, Johan KISE. Also searching for decendents of Inga Berthea SWENSON GOA, Gabriel SWENSON GOA (born in Stavanger), Karen Eliasen SUNDE, Ole and Carrie FREMBERG

Name: Nancy Lund McKinley
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From: Grand Forks, N Dak
Time: 1997-10-02 06:47:00
Comments: My Father Was from Vining Mn. Carroll Morton Lund Related to Andrew T. Lund Vining Nancy brawnerpaper@worldnet.att.net

Name: Gary E. Moen
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From: Blooming Prairie, Mn Thurston H. Moen
Time: 1997-10-02 06:38:00
Comments: Looking for roots Name: Thurston H. Moen Born 9-5-1871 Died 5-5-1939 Blooming Prairie, Mn Gary E. Moen Houston Tx brawnerpaper@worldnet.att.net

Name: WINSNES
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From: Anderson SC trondheim
Time: 1997-10-02 03:10:00
Comments: Jens Winsness (probably picked up an extra s as he entered US) immigrated to US in 1998 from Trondheim. I think there are many Winsnes in Norway and would love to find a genealogist in the group. Svend Winsnes has voluntered to assist but he's near Oslo - anyone from Trondheim area? Jens settled in North Dakota and we still own his farm! Thanks

Name: Paul Rune Svelland
Website: P@uls Homepage
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From: Egersund, NORWAY
Time: 1997-10-02 02:46:00
Comments: My name is Paul Rune Svelland, and I am looking for relatives all over the world

Name: Arleen Witt
Website:
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From: Placerville, Calif
Time: 1997-10-01 22:57:00
Comments: Looking for LARSON, b. 1856 Norway, came to America as a child of 14 with parents in 1870. Settled in S. Dakota. Married in SD, and had 6 kids.

Name: Carol Welker
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: S. Carolina
Time: 1997-10-01 20:01:00
Comments: I am looking for information on ansestors who came from Risholt and Asdal, AustAgder, Norway. Jorgen Osulsen RISHOLT (b. 1720), Osul Johnsen LINDVEDT (b. 1693), Helvig Jorgensdatter (b. 1694), Anna Aanonsen/datter (b. 1739), Annon Olsen ASDAL (b. 1711), Martha Baardsen/datter (b. 1716). Also any information about Risholt and Asdal would be appreciated. p.s. What a wonderful place to come.

Name: Paul J. Elstad
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-10-01 18:48:00
Comments: Great WEB page! Looking for information on Lars Hansen Helstad who left Norway on April 28,1868 to come to America. Need information on antecedents in Norway.

Name: SKATRUD, Ralph O.
Website:
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From: Littleton, NC
Time: 1997-10-01 18:24:00
Comments: SKATRUD farm from Valdres, Norway. Have some information on family in the USA. Will trade information with those interested in the growth of the Skatrud name in the USA. This is a great service that you are providing.

Name: Lori Rosenberger (Knudson)
Website:
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From: Flin Flon Manitoba
Time: 1997-10-01 17:18:00
Comments: I am reserching my family and I am trying to find out when they sailed to the USA. I know when and where they went to Canada. I would like to find any information I can about living relatives in Norway. Also I would like to trace my roots in Norway. Where did I come from. My Norweign roots are from Bergen, and Grimstad.

Name: Diana Lokken
Website:
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From: Victoria, Canada
Time: 1997-09-30 19:47:00
Comments: visiting for 1st time looking for info on LOKKEN

Name: Curt Larsen
Website:
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From: Del City, OK
Time: 1997-09-30 19:35:00
Comments: Ancestors from the Stavanger area, left Norway 1825, aboard a Slooper called the Restoration, with 53 passengers. The Sloopers book contains the stories of the families crossing, life in Kendall County, N.Y. and finally to the Fox River Illinios settlement, All ancestors of these families are in this book through 1961. The Family historys of the folling are included in this book.....BJORLAND (Thostenson), BRASTAD (Thompson), DAHL (Anderson), EIDE (O> Johnson). HERSDAL (Nelson), HERVIK (Harwick), HESJA (G. Johnson), HETLETVEIT (Olson), JEILANE (Larson), MADLAND (Hougas), REVHEIM (Iverson), ROSSEDAL (Rosdail),STEINE (Steen)..... need further info on these names,, e-mail me..

Name: Mike Oiseth
Website:
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From: Bloomington, MN
Time: 1997-09-29 22:42:00
Comments: BEAVER family of Kongsberg parish, Buskerud. Ten siblings (children of Morten Olsen Baever) and their widowed mother, Alet Karine Olsdatter, emigrated to U.S. between 1857 and 1870s. First three settled in Wisconsin about 5 yrs, then to Dodge County, MN. Others to Dodge County, and then Audubon and Lake Park area in Becker County, MN. Gurine and children to Rolette County, North Dakota in 1880s. Seeking relatives with interest in sharing information.

Name: Justin Rau
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-09-29 13:50:00
Comments: Looks like an awsome sight! This helps a lot

Name: PAT MURRAY
Website:
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From: AMERICA
Time: 1997-09-29 12:39:00
Comments: Looking for any living relatives of (1890) EDWARD LARSEN and wife SOFIA/INGEBERG IVERSEN. From OSLO, NORWAY

Name: Bill Faerestrand
Website:
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From: Scotland
Time: 1997-09-29 12:35:00
Comments: Looking for ancestors from Færestrand. Alternative spelling Farestrand, Faerestrand

Name: KNUT HANSEN
Website:
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From: OSLO NORGE
Time: 1997-09-29 06:00:00
Comments: Am currently living in Ontario, Oregon, USA. Would like to re-learn my "norske" , as I was moved to USA in 1957 when I was 11 years old, Am intent on moving back to Norge to live out my life.

Name: Mary Stapleton Lawlor
Website: Mary Stapleton Lawlor home page
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From: Oregon
Time: 1997-09-28 21:57:00
Comments: Bramstad, Anders Born 19 Mar 1806 Fredrikstad, Norway Father: Jensen, Peder Born 22 Nov 1778 Ombaastvet Vaaler Ostfd Father: Pedersen, Jens Born 24 July 1740 Ombaastvet Vaaler Ostfd Father: Andersen, Peder Valler Ostfd Mother: Torgersen, Theo Dorothea Born 5 Nov 1835 Haneborg Skedsmo Father: Whittenburg, Torgersen P. Born 13 June 1805 Haneborg Skedsmo Mother: Nielsen, Bertha M. Born 12 Feb 1804 Lund Nerdrum Fet Father of Whittenburg, Torgersen Pedersen, Torger Born 1774 Haneborg Skedsmo Mother of Whittenburg, Torgersen Hansen, Kari Born 1773 Haneborg Skedsmo Mother of Nielsen, Bertha: Olsen, Anne Born 1759 Lundnerdrum Fet Father of Nielsen, Bertha: Andersen, Nels Born 10 Oct 1751 Fosstien Akerhus Although I have many names and dates I have no personal information about any of these people and would like to connect with someone who does have more info.

Name: David O.N. Johnson
Website: The Norsk Barrister
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-09-29 06:59:00
Comments: My relatives emigrated from Norway in the years of 1880-1900. In Norway, their name was THORESEN but they took the name of HVALSTAD from the farm they lived on near Brummundal in the Ringsaker Parish. Other relatives from farms close to Hvalstad were BERG and HOEL. I believe that in a recent map of the area the farm is now called Kvalstad. I also have relatives from the Nesne area of Norway that took the names SEIM, MYRVIK, and FLOM.

Name: Steve Fillingsness
Website:
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From: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Time: 1997-09-28 15:50:00
Comments: I've only looked for a few minutes but am impressed with the layout and quality of your site.

Name: Donna Mae Davis
Website: Hammer's Genealogy Page
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From: Proctor, Texas, United States
Time: 1997-09-28 14:41:00
Comments: I am trying to find any information I can on Hans Gunder or Gunderson Hammer. He emigrated from Norway when he was 19 -20 years old. He was born in Kongsburg, Norway on 24 Nov., 1875 and died on 31 Jan., 1964 in St.Paul, Minnesota. He married Georgina Olena Otterson in Dwight, North Dakota. They had 7 children, Ralph,Earl, Clarence (my father), Harry, Emmett, and Gladys. I would especially like to find out what Hans' father's and mother's names were, and if Hammer could be the name of a farm in Norway. Any and all information would be appreciated. I would be happy to trade any information I have with others researching same names. Please email me at donnad@itexas.net. Thank you. Donna Mae Davis, nee Hammer

Name: Phillip Larson
Website:
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-09-28 20:47:00
Comments: My family (LARSON NEVERNES PETERSON STORFORSHEI CHRISTENSEN) emigrated from the RANA (MO-I-RANA, MO) prestegjeld, Nordland in 1868, along with many other people from Rana. I also have family from HEMNES prestegjeld, Nordland. I am very interested in knowing as much as possible about emigration from the RANAFJORD area. If your family came from Rana, Hemnes, or Mo, please contact me. You might be able to give me some information, and I might be able to give some to you. Tusen takk.

Name: Janne C B Lind
Website:
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From: Mosjøen, Norway
Time: 1997-09-28 04:59:00
Comments: 1. SELDORSEN 2. brønnøysund, nordland

Name: KAI ANDERSEN
Website:
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From: SKREIA , TOTEN NORWAY
Time: 1997-09-27 18:01:00
Comments: WOULD LIKE CONTACT WITH OTHERS FROM THE SKREIA AREA.

Name: Julie Brackin Green
Website:
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From: Ness, Hallingdahl
Time: 1997-09-27 17:31:00
Comments: Have info on grandmother Olea Olson Jenson. She was dtr of Asle Olson who came from Ness, Hallingdahl Norway. SHe married Jens Jenson who was the son of Jorgen Jenson and Kari Knudsdatter. They came from Norway to Iowa in late 1800's. Jens was a sailor and he had a brother Christian who went to Australia and became "Harry Smith" have some knowledge of Australian cousins. Want to know more about Jorgen and Kari.

Name: Dan Briddle
Website:
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From: LaVergne, TN
Time: 1997-09-27 09:54:00
Comments: Looking for information on Oscar Hansen b.april 15, 1895 from Drammen and Borghild Olsen b.December 17, 1898 from Olso. They married in New York December 19,1917. Also looking for Sig Nielsen who's last address is Porsgrunnsveien 13, Skien. Would like to get in touch with family.

Name: Alan E. Olson
Website:
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From: California, USA
Time: 1997-09-26 09:15:00
Comments: Researching surnames SKARSEM (SKARSHEIM), HUUSTOFT and AALBUE, Oppdal parish, Sor-Trondelag.

Name: Nancy KJØSTAD Imm
Website:
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From: Vacaville, California
Time: 1997-09-24 19:28:00
Comments: Looking for relatives in Norway. Enoksen, Roxman, Kasin, Tuen, Kristensen, Evensen (Rogaland), Finberg (Vang, Hedmark) Kjøstad (Løten), Østby (Tynset), Gudbrandsen Tandberg (Fluberg). Any help will be greatly appreciated. These are names of nieces and nephews of my grandparents, Rachel ENOKSEN from Stavanger, and Ole Jørgensen Kjøstad from Finnberg farm (Vang, Hedmark). I have information about relatives in the USA in exchange for any in Norway.

Name: Teri Torgerson
Website:
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From: Rocky Mtn. House, Alberta, Canada
Time: 1997-09-23 14:30:00
Comments: Researching Torgerson family, first emigrated to Crawford County, WI

Name: strandlie
Website:
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From: Stoughton, Wisconsin
Time: 1997-09-22 05:45:00
Comments: I think this is a really good idea, and people will be able to find their ancestors and relatives far easier than they normally would be able to. Although this is not my computer, I am Danielle Linke 2150 Fallen Oak Trail Stoughton, WI 53589 you can still contact me at the following adress.

Name: Amy Hutto
Website:
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From: College Station, TX USA
Time: 1997-09-21 20:34:00
Comments: Looking for any family still in Norway. BERSETH is the surname of my great-great grandmother Marie and her sister Velma. They left their hometown of Molde in the late 1800's to come to Sutton's Bay Michigan to marry the brothers JOHNSON, Daniel and Torry. Processed thru Ellis Island, I'm afraid JOHNSON may not be Daniel and Torry's exact last name.

Name: Jean Healey
Website:
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From: Grdmother fm Stevanger (near)
Time: 1997-09-21 19:22:00
Comments: Family names are Hendrikson and Olson.

Name: James Haga
Website: Haga Family Home Page
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From: Lincoln Nebraska - USA
Time: 1997-09-21 19:00:00
Comments: Found your page to be very interesting and helpful.

Name: Patricia Krenik
Website: none
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From: Washington State, USA
Time: 1997-09-21 07:21:00
Comments: I have the lineage on my grandmother's side back to the 1600's. I'll lay out briefly some of the information I have, perhaps it will help someone. Relatives from Gulla born in 1636 was Governor's Rep. Jon Sivertsen Gulla who married Anne Knutsdatter. Coming forward to present time on the direct line (not mentioning brothers and sisters) are Sivert Jonsen (Gulla) & Randi Pedersdatter, who had Peder Sivertsen (Gulla) 1713, who married Dordi Jonsdatter (Magstad). They had Sivert Pedersen (Mogstad) 1782. Then from Skei, was Jon Skei and his decendents. From Solheim was Ole Pedersen 1702 and Peder Olsen 1723. Then from Rov came Anders Jonsen(Rov) 1657 and the Andersens from Rov. From Aune came Ole Pedersen 1757 and Ole Olsen. Some of the Olsens from Aune married with persons from Oye, but that isn't on my direct line. Anyway, a Peder Sivertsen (Mogstad) married Lisbet Knusdatter and had a son Isak, (born in Turnadal) but Peder died young, and Lisbet went to live with an uncle at (Skjolberg) and Anders Petersen from Rindal. Anders married Lisbet's sister Marit Knutsdatter. They started to use the name Skjolberg, which is my grandmother's maiden name. So while I have the records of these very common names I don't know if these places GULLA, SKEI, ROV, AUNE, OYE, MOGSTAD AND SKJOLBERG exist as towns, farms, or have just disappeared and are just last names now. If anyone knows I'm at PatK@olynet.com I haven't researched my grandfather's side, which is Haugen, but to the person who was looking for Haugens, my mother said her father's name was changed from Krautzenhaugen when he came to this country. He became Andrew Haugen instead of Anders Krautzenhaugen.

Name: Kaare Lovoll
Website:
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From: Nordfjordeid, Norway
Time: 1997-09-20 09:33:00
Comments: John Follesdal, if you are from STARHEIM, e-m me!! I know your family!!

Name: June W. Ulsaker
Website:
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From: UK and Beltsville, Maryland
Time: 1997-09-20 08:35:00
Comments: Researching the names Ulsaker, Brujord, and Helling. Grandparents came from Hemsedahl, Hallingdahl, Gol. Hellings were referred to as Kniever Hellings as they fought out their prolems with knives. All came to Kindred, NDak circa 1870. There were several Ulsaker farms in Norway at that time. Now, I think there are only a couple. We would like any information about the Norwegian origins. Thanks

Name: Don Sogge
Website:
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From: Ham Lake, Mn
Time: 1997-09-19 18:45:00
Comments: SOGGE - DANIELSON - ERICKSON - KLUNGTVEIT - EIDE - KOLVE are surnames of my Norwegian ancestors. I have info on them in my Homepage at ; http://home.earthlink.net./~donsogge/

Name: Terry Owenby
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Portland, OR
Time: 1997-09-19 18:38:00
Comments: SURNAMES GROTHE, REIN, SNUSTAD

Name: Delrene (Aas) Newman
Website:
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From: Oslo, MN
Time: 1997-09-19 16:40:00
Comments: Looking for information about Even Hanson Aasteun from Ostre Toten, Gjovik, Norway born Oct. 21, 1854 who came to America around 1880.

Name: Oddvar Hoel
Website:
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From: Kolbu,Oestre Toten (now living in Molde Norway)
Time: 1997-09-19 13:35:00
Comments: I read the entries with great interest, as I know that many from my own family went over to the States in the late 1800/early 1900.

Name: Claire Griffith
Website:
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From: Jasper, Al.
Time: 1997-09-18 19:54:00
Comments: I would like to hear from anyone that might have some knowledge about my maternal grandmother. She died in Feb 1946 when I was just two years old. My mother told me that she was born in Eau Claire,Wi.,in a area called French Creek. I was born in Seattle,Wa and never visited this area. Her maiden name was Berg and her parents supposely were born in Oslo,Norway.Her first name was Clara and her mothers name was Carrie Berg. I have a lg. picture of the homeplace in French Creek. MY grandmother married a Chadwick the 1st time and had 5 boys. She then married my grandfather Albert Sheldon Stroup in Seattle, Wa. My grandma had to been born around 1880's either in Wi. or Norway. This I don't know. Please respond if you have any information at all. I appreciate all the help I can get. Claire Griffith

Name: Patti Goke
Website:
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From: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Time: 1997-09-18 16:26:00
Comments: I am searching the Laanke family from Nord-Tronderlag and the Hveding family from the Harstad area. Would appreciate any information.

Name: Waddie "Bos'n Mate" Salmon
Website: SALMON FAMILY GENEALOGY
Referred by: From Geocities
From: Lynchburg, Virginia
Time: 1997-09-18 06:46:00
Comments: EXCELLENT PAGE! Well done with a good layout. Researching: Salmon, Burnett, Mason, Carwile, Hudson, Sowell & Sprouse

Name: Jo Anderson
Website:
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From: Granite Bay, California
Time: 1997-09-18 08:02:00
Comments: THOMTE (TOMTE)...Anybody with this name or researching this name, I'd love to hear from you. I've subscribed to Everton's Genealogical Helper for over three years and this name has never appeared! My grandfather was Hans Christian Thomte and I believe he was born in Oslo.

Name: CHARD, sharon
Website:
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From: United States (Oregon )
Time: 1997-09-17 18:41:00
Comments: I'm trying to find some Vangsnes for a friend of mine to write to.

Name: Darlene M. (Belsvik) Buck
Website:
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-09-17 18:23:00
Comments: I am looking for names in Norway: Henrik Vitso from the village of Kryksaeterora in Hemne, County Sor Trondelag. Christian Ramberg, born in Trondheim 2-22-1870 Alethe (B. 1875), Oscar Thue (Brother & Sister) Born in Hedrum Norway - County unknown. Alethe lived near Larvik.

Name: Dorothy J. DeWitt
Website:
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From: Ohio/Fla
Time: 1997-09-18 04:57:00
Comments: Descendant of Anneke Jans Roelof Bogardus she was born on island off coast Norway, came to New Amsterdam in 1600s, first husband died, she married Dominie Everardus Bogardus of Holland, pastor of Dutch Ref. ch.

Name: Kristalyn Shefveland
Website: pSyChO LiTaJeNtE
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Wabasha Minnesota / Cleveland Ohio
Time: 1997-09-17 06:19:00
Comments: HI!! :) Just a college student surfing the Wabasha Net before my Early Am class! Kris

Name: TOM ECKSTROM
Website:
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From: everett wa
Time: 1997-09-17 10:07:00
Comments: The Ronneberg's (my wife's family) had a family reunion this summer. The work the cousins did was outstanding!! Hard data back to 1500. Needless to say, I became interested in finding the members of my grandmother's family. Just recently I began to inventory boxes of information about the family. Have basis information going back to 1832. Now on the net to fill in the blanks. Just a rookie with this web stuff. Would appreciate any help Great Grandfather's name was Nils Christian Jorgensen born 12-25-1832, died 06-19-1920 Great Grandmother's name was Brigette Kristoffersdatter born 04-09-1836, died 05-11-1913 family papers mention Medcile, Trondens, Trons, Norway? Grandmother's name was Anna Emelie Nilsen born 11-06-1869, died 09-12-1979. born in Trondenes Grandfather's man was Hans Greger Ingebritsen born 06-27-1870, died 05-14-1921. born in Harstad . my grandmother had Mormon relatives in Utah. found a letter dated 11-28-1978 from a LeAnne Morris in Brigham City UT. Any suggestion where I begin? Thanks

Name: Tean (Negaard) Heck
Website:
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From: Rapid City, SD
Time: 1997-09-16 20:07:00
Comments: Signed in moments ago but didn't seem to go through. Am searching for g-parents histories: Haakon and Mary (Tolestad) Negaard. Both came from Oslo, Norway area and came over as children--he as infant, she at 16. She didn't come through Ellis Island, but the Nova Scotia area. She had been adopted by her mother's 2nd husband when her own father disappeared coming to this country. Have no other info as of this time--hoping that some of you may help me--thanks to all who do! Have enjoyed browsing the site.

Name: James K. Nestingen
Website:
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From: Minneapolis, MN and Coon Valley, WI - USA
Time: 1997-09-17 06:19:00
Comments: NESTINGEN, NESSET (HESTNESS) - all near Øyer (Tretten), Oppland County

Name: Roinestad
Website:
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-09-16 14:57:00
Comments: i am in the process of completing the roinestad family tree, i have completed sigbjorn roinestad's tree and his brother jen's roinestad, i am still working on Ole,Gabriel,Simon,Bertine,and Tonne's trees. any info would be welcome or anyone wihing to get started i can share how i have gotten some of my info.

Name: Marcy Ugstad
Website: Marcy's "Uff Da" Page
Referred by: Net Search
From: Prineville, Oregon, USA
Time: 1997-09-16 09:49:00
Comments: I'm looking for information on the UGSTAD/ODEGAARD/FLATEN families...My great-grandfather Paul UGSTAD was born around 1850 in Drammen, Hurum parrish, Buskerud County, Norway. We believe that Ugstad is probably a farm name. Paul married Annetta ODDEGARD (ODEGAARD?) who was also born around 1850 in Svelvig, Norway. They immigrated to the US and settled in the Otter Tail COunty area of Minnesota, USA. They had 5 children: Peter, Bert, Osker, Julia and Inga. My grandfather (Peter Ugstad) was born 14 April 1872 in Pelican Rapids, Otter Tail County, Minnesota USA. He married Marian FLATTEN (FLATEN?) in 1904 in North Dakota, USA. The Flaten family is also from Norway...If anyone has information on any of these families, please don't hesitate to contact me! I also am a member of the "Family Tree Maker" and have access to several research sources. If anyone needs help, I can try to find info for you!

Name: Paul Anderson
Website:
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From: Woodland Hills, CA
Time: 1997-09-15 17:06:00
Comments: I'm looking for Nikstad ancestors from the Christiasund area. Possibly Bremsnes More og Romsdal. Also Andersen / Grinde from Sor Trondelag. Hope to find some help here.

Name: Solveig Gandrud
Website:
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From: Dallas, Texas, USA
Time: 1997-09-15 09:49:00
Comments: I have been looking for my mother's parents and have not had much luck. They are from the Minot North Dakota area and their names were Thomas and Martha Thoreson. Their children were named Emily, who worked in a department store in Minot for years and never married. Then there was Norma, Marty,(a girl) Agnes (my mother) Howard, Randina , who lived in the state of Washington. And, I belive there was another son, named Andy. They all lived in the Minot area. I am new at this and would like to find out how to get birth records, marriage and death records on them. If anyone knows anything about this family --please contact me at my e-mail address. Thank you sgandrud@flash.net

Name: Carol Curl
Website:
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From: Cuba City, Wi.
Time: 1997-09-14 19:57:00
Comments: I am searching for information on my g-g-grandparents. Looking for surnames of Nelson, Johnson, Djoviaken, and Holverson. My g-grandparents believed to have lived on a Seffrood farm in the county of Oppland. My gggrandfather and gggrandmother Nelson had four children, Anna, Nels, Andrew and Gilbert. Their son Nels is my g-grandfather he came to the U.S. in 1869. Then is parents came in 1870 along with Anna, then in 1871 Andrew and Gilbert came. My gggrandfathers name also was Nels and he was married to Hanna Dhoviaken. My ggrandfather married Maren Johnson, I believe she was the daughter of Hans Johnson. Don't know just when they arrived in the U.S. . When Nels Jr. came here he changed the Nelson family name to Seffrood which was the farm that they were on in Norway. If their is anyone out there that can help me.

Name: Odd Terje Olsen
Website:
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From: Oslo Norway (Jevnaker Hadeland Oppland)
Time: 1997-09-13 03:05:00
Comments: I'm new here. In fact I'm looking for two brothers who emigrated to the US between 1875 and 1900(?) I guess...... Their surnames here in Norway was CHRISTIANSEN. First name Anders b.1855 and Karl (Carl) b.1863. Both living at the farm BLEKERUD, in GRAN community HADELAND, OPPLAND county. I don't know too much about these persons but from the family I've heard that one of them was writing "home" to Norway from Chicago area! He stopped writing around 1950-55? They also had a nephew who emigrated later on to visit them. His name is Carl (Karl) Olsen b. 1883 at same place. This last Carl b.1883 is the brother of my grandfather. Hope anyone could find something about them. Hoping! If so, don't hesitate to e-mail me ....oddto@online.no. Thank you.

Name: TORKELSON
Website:
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From: SEATTLE
Time: 1997-09-12 22:29:00
Comments: TORKELSON, Stavanger

Name: Burt Stensberg
Website:
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From: Rothschild, WI
Time: 1997-09-12 22:12:00
Comments: SANDVIK suldal, rogaland HOLTE vestre toten, oppland STENBERG

Name: Scott Tomren
Website:
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From: Pullman, Washington
Time: 1997-09-12 16:20:00
Comments: Looking for information on families: TOMREN, FIKSDAL, ELLINGSEN, NAKKEN, from the Tomrefjord/Fiksdal/Vestnes area, Moere og Romsdal

Name: Esther Stenberg Pearce
Website:
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From: Big Timber, Montana
Time: 1997-09-12 09:41:00
Comments: My father, Olav Stenberg, immigrated from Moi, Norway in about 1940. He also lives in Big Timber, Montana and has studied his own ancestry as well as that of many others who immigrated to Montana. If you are looking for Norway/Montana connections perhaps he can help. Let me know.

Name: Robert Bruce Serikstad
Website:
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From: Long Island, New York
Time: 1997-09-11 19:04:00
Comments: Greetings to family members wherever you are! Rob

Name: E. Anderson
Website:
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From: Wisconsin
Time: 1997-09-11 21:41:00
Comments: I am just learning to surf the net. I am very interested in my Norwegian genealogical history and have been working on a family tree for both sides of my family for years.

Name: Karen A. Johansen
Website:
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From: new york city
Time: 1997-09-11 09:03:00
Comments: I've just begun to create a geneology to give to my newborn niece and nephew, and you've provided so many inetresting resources, I can't wait to begin! Thanks!

Name: James D. Olson Jr
Website:
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From: Spokane Washington
Time: 1997-09-11 11:01:00
Comments: I have just started to look into my geneology and thought this would be a good place to start. I have found out from my grandma her maiden name Larson and her mothers maiden name was Rukke from the farm of Ingebretson. My grandmother's name is Mabel Olson her parents names were Lena and Pete Larson. Pete was from Sweden and Lena was from the Ingebretson farm with Rukke name from Norway.

Name: Anne Orton
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-09-10 18:47:00
Comments: I'm looking for HELGESON(HILLESON) family from Maakestad farm near Ullensvang.Ommom came to US in 1837 the brothers Helge and Lars came in 1847. They settled in Lee IL. Also, I am looking for KJELLE,KELLY,OR KILLI relatives who settled in Renville County MN.

Name: al wolden
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-09-10 16:02:00
Comments: My grandfather immigrated from Norway in 1890

Name: Maritza Skandunas
Website:
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From: San Diego,Calif
Time: 1997-09-10 12:24:00
Comments: I'am looking for Alfred N Larson, born Jan 29,1871 in Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway. He came with his mother Laurine (Laura) Lorentzen Larson and one brother, Berger Larson, and two sisters, Magna and Martha Magdalina. They settled near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Thank you, Maritza

Name: Phillip Larson
Website:
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-09-10 10:14:00
Comments: My family (LARSON NEVERNES PETERSON STORFORSHEI CHRISTENSEN) emigrated from the RANA (MO-I-RANA, MO) prestegjeld, Nordland in 1868, along with many other people from Rana. I also have family from HEMNES prestegjeld, Nordland. I am very interested in knowing as much as possible about emigration from the RANAFJORD area. If your family came from Rana, Hemnes, or Mo, please contact me. You might be able to give me some information, and I might be able to give some to you. Tusen takk.

Name: Helen Haugland Pratti
Website:
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From: Originally Bay Ridge - Brooklyn
Time: 1997-09-10 04:43:00
Comments: LAURITZEN - Does anyone have any information on this family name from Fjaere, Aust-Agder? Here's another - Thora Caroline JOHANSDATTER, Eidsberg, Ostfold, Norway? Are there any links out there?

Name: Cindy Goustin
Website:
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From: MI USA
Time: 1997-09-09 18:30:00
Comments: Looking for info on family connections in Vikna, N. Trondelag area. KASPER KNUDSEN (1834-1913), his father-KARL KNUDSEN KLEVEN (born 1809), grandfather-KNUT JORGENSEN KLEVEN (born 1779). Where did the name KLEVEN come from? Please email me if you can help.

Name: Gerry Haugland
Website:
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From: Oklahoma
Time: 1997-09-08 17:03:00
Comments: Looking for distant relatives of the HAUGLAND's in Minnesota. Olaf Jacobbson (sp?) came to the United States with his wife. They were both from Norway and lived in Watson, Minnesota. They had Gulic, who married Sarah Blum and had children Palmer Gerry Haugland. Gerry Haugland married Cynthia Weiberger and had children Richard and Sally. Somewhere the name changed from Jacobson to Haugland. Where we don't know. Can anyone help?

Name: Gerry Haugland
Website:
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From: Oklahoma
Time: 1997-09-08 17:03:00
Comments: Looking for distant relatives of the HAUGLAND's in Minnesota. Olaf Jacobbson (sp?) came to the United States with his wife. They were both from Norway and lived in Watson, Minnesota. They had Gulic, who married Sarah Blum and had children Palmer Gerry Haugland. Gerry Haugland married Cynthia Weiberger and had children Richard and Sally. Somewhere the name changed from Jacobson to Haugland. Where we don't know. Can anyone help?

Name: Eric Sivertson
Website:
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From: Savannah, Mo
Time: 1997-09-08 11:34:00
Comments: I am looking for information on Olie SIVERTSON and Hansine CARLSON parents of Sigurd Matthew SIVERTSON. Sigurd was born 1888 in Bergen, Norway. We don't know where or when Olie and Hansine were born or died. Also looking for info on Stone DALLEN and Christina PETERSON We know Stone was born 1856 in Oslo, Trondjhem, Norway and Christina was born 1867 in Oslo, Norway. No info on parents of these two although we learned Christina had a brother Johan Olderbakk ALFER, possibly from Hommelvik.

Name: Mason Morgan
Website:
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From: Delaware, USA
Time: 1997-09-08 07:57:00
Comments: Am looking for the birthplace of my great-grandfather, Ludwig Lauritsen. His wife was Maria Anderson and they emmigrated to Lewes, Delaware where he was a steward Delaware Pilots association for piloting ships up the Delaware River

Name: Viola Seward
Website:
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From: MINNESOTA
Time: 1997-09-07 21:46:00
Comments: searching for PETTER (ARNSON) HAGEN. BORN 1851. father JON (ARNSON) HAGEN jon's father bought a cotter's farm called hagen and i was told the surname then became hagen or haggan/en. they lived at inderoy, north trondheim,norway. petter had sister's named: ANNE, MALENA, KAREN AND BERIT. anne never married but raised a illegitimate neice named MARIA. malena married peder pederson and moved to aneta,north dakota. berit came to america in 1882 under the name berit ulvin. karen married jon peterson lehren, who bought farm ulvinaune and changed thir name to ulvinaune. all born between 1840-1853. need help badly on PETTER. thank you. viola.

Name: Henry Gaudsmith
Website:
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From: Tampa Florida
Time: 1997-09-07 10:06:00
Comments: searching genealogy of Asta Karlsen from or shipped out to the US from Trondheim

Name: Debra A. Swalstad-Morris
Website:
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From: Mary Esther, FL, USA
Time: 1997-09-07 09:12:00
Comments: Looking for Norweigan ancestry. Surname SWALSTAD/SWALSTA/SVALSTA/SVALSTAD??

Name: D. Ingwerson
Website:
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From: oregon
Time: 1997-09-06 22:26:00
Comments: Looking for information on Ingwerson family in Norway or other scandinavian countries.

Name: Karyn Ulriksen
Website:
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From: Newport Beach, California
Time: 1997-09-05 18:58:00
Comments: ULRIKSEN My Grandfather Hermann Augustus Ulriksen and his sister, Thelma Ulriksen, arrived in New York in the thirties. Their father, Augustus Hermann Ulriksen, followed shortly thereafter. There was a family farm that is supposedly outside of Oslo, and like most norwegians both my grandfather and great grandfather were seamen. They also specialized in electronics.

Name: Peggy AUENSON Veeder
Website: Peggy's Grandest Canyons Home Page
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From: San Diego, CA via Louisiana
Time: 1997-09-05 18:20:00
Comments: Hello! I am looking for Cornelise AUENSEN. My great-great grandfather and his brother came to America from Norway around 1850-60. The came by ship to New Orleans (Barataria Bay). His name...Cornelise AUENSEN. I don't know his brother's name. They supposed came from the border of Norway and Sweden, a place called "Elisabeth"?

Name: Celeste Milanowski
Website:
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From: West Allis, Wisconsin
Time: 1997-09-04 20:09:00
Comments: My paternal grandmother was Asta Selbo born in Drammen Norway in 1891. She came to America in 1906, so did many of her brothers and sisters. Three of her nieces still live in Drammen with their families. I keep in touch with them often and I visited them last year. I saw where my grandmother was born and baptised. Her father's name was originally Hans Andreson(Anderson) , but changed the family name to Selbo(Selboe) because Anderson was too common and confusing.

Name: Melanie Sprague
Website:
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From: Idaho
Time: 1997-09-04 14:36:00
Comments: These pages are a great resource! I am attempting to research my WICKEN/WIKEN ancestors in Norway-- the only person I have information on is: Christian T. WICKEN/WIKEN b. 1826 on Randsfjørden, Søndreland, OPPLAND d. 1916 in Spillhaugen, Ringelia, Søndreland, OPPLAND If anyone else is doing research in this area of the country, it would be great to hear from you! I've been able to trace the family in the US from 1861, but have stalled in trying to go back into Norway.

Name: Dorothy Browning
Website:
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From: TX
Time: 1997-09-04 07:08:00
Comments: Researching NELSON from Harlow, North Dakota area. I think they immigrated from Sor Fron, Oppland, Norway in 1899. This is a very good web site. Thanks.

Name: Helen Haugland Pratti
Website:
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From: Upstate NY
Time: 1997-09-04 04:51:00
Comments: I've found a "treasure" of information on my last trip to the FHL. Up until now, I've been unable to learn the names of my g-grandmothers parents. Now I know that they were Thor Lauritzen and Birthe Marie Hansdr. Is the name LAURITZEN familiar to anyone out there? Hansdr of course is like "John Jones" here in the US however Thors' name seems odd.

Name: Svein Magnar Mentzen
Website:
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From: Ørland but raised in narvik
Time: 1997-09-03 17:48:00
Comments: Hi! I am a seaman by occupation and has visited the states a few hundred times during the last 30 years. Also a member of Sons Of Norway. I was born on Ørland and my mothers maiden name was eidsaunet. My father is from ballangen a few miles south of narvik. svein

Name: Gene Estensen
Website:
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From: Atlanta, GA, USA
Time: 1997-09-03 17:09:00
Comments: My ancestors came from Vestfjorddallen, Dal Parish, TINN, Telemark. I'm wondering if I can find a contact at the old farms TVEITO and/or BOEN. Ancestors included OLA AUGUSTINISEN, his son, NILS OLSEN, and his son, OSTEIN NIELSEN BOEN. Where can I find the current day addresses? Thanks Gene Estensen (was Osteinsen, then Ostensen, now Estensen)

Name: Carole Pecora
Website:
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From: California
Time: 1997-09-03 08:18:00
Comments: Searching for ancestors of Knute HENJUM & his wife, Botilda GRINDE, from the Leikanger kommune in the Inner Sognefjord area. Would also like to know the name of the ship they used to come to America. Thanks! Carole Pecora

Name: Edward John Edahl
Website:
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From: Michigan
Time: 1997-09-03 05:08:00
Comments: Edahls are from Trondiem (sp?) and mother's side, Garthe and Martinson, from the Lofoton Islands area. Sevren Edahl, my paternal grandfather, supposedly went to the Norwegian Military Academy in the early 20th Century. I would be interested in finding more about that.

Name: BERVEN, John Albert
Website:
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From: Texas now S. Dak. originally
Time: 1997-09-02 19:34:00
Comments: My great grandfather was BERVEN, Trond. He came from Norway in about 1850. His farm name was BORVE and prior the family name was VIKINA (sp) I am looking for decendants of his. Some of whom probably moved to Iowa.

Name: Ada Soberg
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-09-03 00:49:00
Comments: Looking for the farm of "Soberg" . My husband, Ken Soberg is trying to locate his grandfather, Olaf Soberg's home location.

Name: Kathy Rogers Martin
Website:
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From: Mississippi, USA
Time: 1997-09-02 09:12:00
Comments: This is driving me nuts! 1.Johannes H. Enden 1813Norway-1890 MN, USA marry Anna 1819Norway-1899 MN,USA 2. (ole) Olaf J. Enden (changed last name to Hansen before 1874) marry 3 Jun 1874 Gunhild Mathia Sateren 3. 1861-1943 (F) Sina Enden? or Hansen? marry Jens Imsdahl 4. Martin Enden 5. John Enden

Name: Virginia Doonan
Website:
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From: Pomona CA
Time: 1997-09-02 03:21:00
Comments: My g/grandfather, Herman Emil OLSEN, emmigrated to the US in 1888 from Christiania (Oslo), Norway. Have been told that he came over with a brother. The brother kept the name BJERKE. I have no idea whether this was a farm name, etc. The family was from BRANDVAL and GRUE, Hedmark, Norway. Some of the parish records indicate witnesses named: Lars BJERKE, Marte BJERKE and Carl BJERKE.

Name: Virginia Doonan
Website:
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From: Pomona CA
Time: 1997-09-02 03:04:00
Comments: Have been working on G/grandfather,G/grandmothers ancestors in Norway. Herman Emil OLSEN, born in Christiania 29 Mar 1867. His father, Herman OLSEN, born at Brandval, Hedmark, 11 May 1824. Other surnames in Hedmark: HERMANSON; CHRISTIENSEN; OLSEN; TOSTENSEN; JOHANSEN; ARNESEN; LARSDATTER; HAAGENSDATTER; HALSTENSDATTER; OLESDATTER; THORSDATTER; MATTHISDATTER; BERGERSDATTER. Some farm names, inc: FIELD, NORSET, RAMSOEN. Would like to know more about families in Hedmark as well as possibly find out about family in Oslo. Herman OLSEN was listed as a restauranteur on the 1875 Census.

Name: John Berg
Website:
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From: San Jose, CA.
Time: 1997-09-01 12:55:00
Comments: Great page! Looking for my Norwegian ancestors. Hans Pettersen and family: Hans, wife Dorthea, sons Karl Johan, Petter, Anton, Bernhardt Axel, and daughter Mae who emigrated to Minnesota from Hadeland Glasverks, Oppland Fylke in 1886 and Arne O. Berg (possibly Olsen) family from the Solor Region (Grue?)in 1869. His wife was Olea, daughter of a Halvor Nilson. Arne's destoination was St.Ansgar, Iowa. He eventually ended up in Mower County Minnesota.

Name: Myrna Mikkelson
Website:
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From: Sparta, WI
Time: 1997-09-01 06:12:00
Comments: MIKKELSON Looking for ancestry for MIKKEL MIKKELSON who came from Oslo in 1907 and lived in Westby, Wisconsin.

Name: Marlyce Wilkerson
Website:
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From: North Carolina
Time: 1997-09-01 04:31:00
Comments: Looking for decendents: HEGDAHL FERSTAD ELIE BRAKSTAD NORUM Ancestors from the Inderon,Trondhjem areas

Name: Ron Patchett
Website:
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From: New Bern, NC USA
Time: 1997-08-31 12:17:00
Comments: Looking for more info on Bertol THORSEN & Hanna LARSON. I find them first in Illinois in the late 1880s. Their daughter Ruth was my grandmother.

Name: John C. Casper
Website:
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From: Selden, LI, NY
Time: 1997-08-31 08:39:00
Comments: I am seeking information about my maternal great-grandfather, Emil Marcussen who came to America in the early 1900's from Arendal(Tromoy). Any assistance would be appreciated

Name: Allan Lien
Website:
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From: B;oomington, MN
Time: 1997-08-31 11:10:00
Comments: I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather surname is Kongslien. I have information leading back to about mid 1800's-? when he came to america and took the last name of Lien. I would like more information on this family line.

Name: CASEY TORFIN
Website:
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From: IDAHO
Time: 1997-08-30 22:04:00
Comments: I am interested in finding any relations with the last name of Torfin in Norway.

Name: Jo Ann Spencer
Website:
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From: Rodney, MI, USA
Time: 1997-08-30 17:40:00
Comments: looking for info on family of Martha Anderson, b.3-24-1859, Norway. d.5-8-1936, Gladstone, MI

Name: Susan (Thingvold) Sande
Website:
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From: Kalispell MT USA
Time: 1997-08-31 00:26:00
Comments: Great Grandfather ERIK HANSEN & wife RANDINE JOHANNESDATTER emigrated 1875 from farm named TINGVOLD. Thanks to responses in other guest registers have learned the location of farm to be NORDRELAND OPPLAND. My grandfather took the name Thingvold in America. He was a carpenter or cabinetmaker in Norway-a farmer near Pelican Rapids MN in America. I would like to find if there were any brothers or sisters of my great grandparents, who their parents were, etc. Also would like to learn more about SANDE in VESTFOLD. My in-laws know nothing about their heritage.

Name: M B Lontz
Website:
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From: Pennsylvania
Time: 1997-08-30 10:30:00
Comments: have mnay Norwegian ancestors,Halfdan Olafsson , b 704 Romerike, wife Asa Eysteinss is just one. Their lines go back to Sweden then and to the Snaer, King of Finland before 300. Am retired teacher doing ancestry.

Name: Norman Sparby
Website:
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From: Napa, Ca.
Time: 1997-08-30 09:55:00
Comments: I have Bydebok from OSEN and Hof . Would be glad to look up families for anyone interested.

Name: jeffory kluck
Website:
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From: minnesota
Time: 1997-08-30 05:22:00
Comments: I would like to know some imformation on my great great grandfather Peder TUFTON(TUFTENE). I'm working on a family tree! I have some things about Peder being born in Norway in 1848, but I don't know where? Please send email to me. Thanks a lot.

Name: Ley K. O'Connor
Website:
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From: Carson City, Nevada
Time: 1997-08-29 23:18:00
Comments: Looking for information on my paternal grandmother, Hanna Lovise KNUDSEN, sometimes know as Daisy Buehler in US. Married Ira James O'Connor about 1910-1915 in or near Chicago Illinois, USA. Hanna had several siblings left behind in Oslo, Norway and one brother who also came to US, names are unknown. One of her brothers owned and operated one of the largest Import/Export companies in Oslo. I'm not sure of the name of the company, but believe it to be KNUDSEN and SONS. The company was in operation at least in 1960. Would relly appreciate a contact from families of Hanna Lovise KNUDSEN. Believe she may have stolen the money to come to the USA. But, do know that she went to Norway about 1917 to visit, taking my father Ira James O'Connor, Jr. My father is now deceased and all of his papers were tossed to the wind. He visited the families about 1966 and spent time with them.Some names I recall a child Britt, who was about 6-10 in 1966 and an Aunt Randi. Last names Unknow, alas for me. So ANYONE researching KNUDSEN from OSLO, please contact. Thanx, Ley O'Connor

Name: Ann Emmons
Website: My Illusive Ancestors
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From: Montana
Time: 1997-08-30 04:19:00
Comments: Kanafetmyren farm Aal, Buskerud, Norway

Name: MARIE SIMONSEN MASTRANGELO
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Austin, Tx. USA
Time: 1997-08-30 02:58:00
Comments: Researching the names; SIMONSEN from kristiansand vest-agder OLSEN from dypväg aust-agder

Name: Gilbert N. Nelson
Website:
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From: Born in Bay Ridge, B'klyn. now living in Stamford, CT
Time: 1997-08-29 00:05:00
Comments: GØTHESEN Anyone knowing of a person having the name GØTHESEN (past or present)- please contact me. Variations include: GØEDESEN and GØEDESDATTER These names are very unusual, but family members have been traced back to the mid 1500s coming mainly from BORRE and Horten in Vestfold county Norway. Much obliged for any assistance!

Name: Vickie Griffis
Website:
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From: Bartow, Florida
Time: 1997-08-29 07:30:00
Comments: Looking to find info on Ludvic Dale from Bergen, Norway who migrated to Illinois. He was married to Mariann Sorgenson.

Name: Jim Thompson
Website: LARSON GENEALOGY
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From: Maryland
Time: 1997-08-28 19:19:00
Comments: LARSON Stor Elvdal, Hedmark, Norway

Name: Helen Haugland-Pratti
Website: Pratti home page
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From:
Time: 1997-08-29 05:12:00
Comments: CORRECTION: On my previous message. It shuld have read that Laura Theres' daughter Marta Marie Henriksen was married to Frantz Pedersen and died while giving birth to my mother Bertha Marie Pedersen...sorry..

Name: Helen Haugland Pratti
Website: Pratti home page
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From: origianally from Bay Ridge Brooklyn
Time: 1997-08-28 17:02:00
Comments: A visit to the FHC today brought information that I've been searching for for years...Perhaps someone out there is link to the same names. My Great grandmother Laura Theresa Thorsen (Thoresen) was christened on 15 August 1832 in Fjaere, Aust-Agder. Her parents up until today were unknown. Now I know that they wee Thor Lauritzen and Birthe Marie Hansdr. My "step grandmother" was a Thora Caroline Johansdatter, christened 26 August 1877. Her parents were Johan Christensen and Karen Regine Syversdatter. Thora married Frantz Krusche Pedersen a tobacco spinner from Barbu, Arendal, Norway following the death of Laura Theresa who died 8/19/1904 while giving birth to my mother. If anyone is connected to any of these names, please let me know. I'd be happy to share information with them.

Name: ELSHAUG
Website:
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From: SAN DIEGO, CA. USA
Time: 1997-08-28 15:35:00
Comments: Looking for help with the ELSHAUG surname.

Name: Gonzalo Sørnes
Website:
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From: Caracas , Venezuela
Time: 1997-08-29 00:46:00
Comments: My great grand father came to Venezuela in 1835 , he was a seamen and owner of his boat . He married with an italian woman of last name Siri having children in Venezuela.He left the country without the family , may be arriving California U.S.A. because a found few Sornes in California and not other place beside Norway.There is a county in Norway , called Roganland and Municipality Sola with an urban area of name Sørnes plus a church Sørnes founded in 1977.This place has to be a old farm.I am searching my great grand father full name because I do not know it , at that time the names had this structure ( Hans Halvorsen Sørnes ) Hans the son of Halvor from the farm Sørnes , and for spaniards the name at the end it is the last name , and the vowel ø does not exist and they use o.I would Appreciate to know the best way of searching my great grand father full name. Thank you for your attention Gonzalo Sørnes email:geif14@lagoven.pdv.com

Name: Paul D. Evenson
Website:
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From: Brookings, SD
Time: 1997-08-28 09:49:00
Comments: I am looking for any living relatives in Norway. My grandfather, Otto Evenson (born 13 Jan, 1870), came from the Stabbo farm near Lena in TOTEN. His father was Even Jacobsen Fodshad (born in 1830) and his mother was Elene Hansdtr. Sundbye (born in 1825). His granfather was Jacob Evensen Husbroe(?). Otto's brothers and sisters were Johanna Carine, Hans, Ole, Edvard, Stina (Dina), Ole Edvard, and Ole Jacob. Edvard or Ole Edvard, Ole Jacob, Hans, and Otto came to the U. S. As far as I know, Stina (born 6 Feb., 1860) was the one left in Norway which had children. I Know that she had several children, and they had a last Sorensen or Sorenson. My brother is leaving for Norway on Sept 1, 1970 (SOON), so it would be nice to find some living relatives there before leaves.

Name: Robert O Hogenson
Website:
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Time: 1997-08-27 23:02:00
Comments: newcomer to geneology. Hogenson family from Ulen and Twin Valley Minnesota. My grandfather was Nels Hogenson, grandmother was Pauline Knudson. I think I'm 4th generation. Would appreciate any info. Thanks!

Name: B Edmanson
Website:
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From: Colorado
Time: 1997-08-27 21:44:00
Comments: Grandfather was Christian John AMBLE. Parents were from a farm near Oslo, we think. Was son of John and Ragnelda (Rognelda). Had sister, Mary(b1860 Norway) and brothers Martin, Ole, Edward, Andrew, August and Martin (b1872 Minn). They lived on a farm near Blue Earth, Minn.

Name: Linda Schneider
Website:
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From: Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
Time: 1997-08-27 18:03:00
Comments: JACOBSEN/JACOBSON Askjim 1740; Marie Sjelland 1799; Christen1790's; Hllene Fuske 1790's; Ann Kistine 1805O; Ole 1800-10; Berthe Andrea 1800-15; Christofer 1800-15; Karen Soffie 1800-15O; Ole 1849; Johan 1846; Nils 1840's, family lived in Holm 1859; Torkep 1859; Tonsberg 1866; Bager 1867 Norway. Sailed on Sjofnu 1867, Tor 1868, Stella 1868, came to America 1872

Name: Dave Aase
Website: Aase Bros., Inc.
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From: Tustin, California, USA
Time: 1997-08-28 02:51:00
Comments: I am a 3rd generation Norwegian/American. Both my parents are of Norwegian ancestry but were born and lived in Minnesota. Their parents (my grandparents) came here from Norway but I don't know what city. Names in my family that I know of are: AASE or possibly spelled ASE, STOLLEE, and WALKER. Maybe someone else knows of these names?

Name: Ted Bracken
Website:
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From: Washington, DC
Time: 1997-08-27 10:56:00
Comments: I have done extensive research on my Norwegian family roots that trace back along some lines to the 1400s, including families from the Orkney Islands. The Braekkans from my father's side were from Trondheim; along his mother's line, the family traces to Borgund parish in Sunnmoere.

Name: Phil Emerson
Website:
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From: Idaho via Mn.
Time: 1997-08-27 07:49:00
Comments: EINARSEN from Stord & Olen in Hordaland fylke. ASLAKSEN from Seljord in Telemark fylke. WINSON from Sund,Hordaland

Name: Nancy Bolduc
Website: none
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From: Plymouth MN
Time: 1997-08-26 23:11:00
Comments: An interesting web page--my grandfather was born in Hamerfest.

Name: Sue Severeid
Website:
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From: Kalamazoo, MI
Time: 1997-08-26 20:15:00
Comments: Searching for SEVEREID or SEVEREIDE, SEVERSON, RUGTVEDT from Etne, Norway. Osmund SEVERSON emigrated to US in 1856. Eventually settling in Story County, Iowa. I would appreciate any help. I need to track the SEVEREID branch back to Norway.

Name: Kris McCrea
Website:
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From: Santa Clara, Ca
Time: 1997-08-26 18:41:00
Comments: This is a wonderful site! Looking for info on g-grandparents Anton Gerhard GULBRANSEN DOB 5/25/1857 ??? Norway Annette Julia PETTERSEN DOB 5/28/1955 ??? Norway GG Grandfather Gulbran KULRO no other info on him. G-Grandparents had 7 children John Gotfry, Anna Konstanse, Clara, all born in Norway than Axel, Alfred, Gustav (my g-pa) and Joergon. I believe due to the birth years that they emmigrated sometime between 1880- early 1884. The family also changed the last name to SOLIE but John Gorfry kept the origional name and per hearsay Amercanized it to GILBERTSON. If anyone has any information or needs any information I have please e- mail me. If you have any missing links in my tree I would appreciate it too! Thanks again for the great site!

Name: Charles F. Dirst
Website:
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From: Morton, Illinois
Time: 1997-08-25 11:49:00
Comments: GGrandfather Sven Knudson born SANDANGER 27 Feb 1838, came to US about 1857. His parents were Knut Torbjorsen Dirtland and Siri Olsdatter Sandanger. GGranmother Ingeborg Nelson born 16 Jan 1839 at VIGA, Hjelmeland, and came to the US in late 1850's. Her parents were Anders Nilsen VIGA and Anna Josefsdatter VIGA. Sven and Ingeborg were married 3 Feb 1863 in LaSalle Co. Illinois and later moved to Kendall County Illinois. THey had 12 children, 6 boys and 6 girls.

Name: HOWARD J. HOLEN
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From: WESTBY, WI. USA
Time: 1997-08-24 23:50:00
Comments: The surname HOLEN comes from a farm name RINDHOLEN found near Near Skabu, and at Heidal, in the county of Oppland in south-central Norway

Name: Sally Ringseth Campbell
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From: California, USA
Time: 1997-08-24 20:57:00
Comments: surname RINGSETH I understand there is a farm by this name, in/near Lea big du (please excuse any misspellings) I do not know the proper way, I got the name audibly and did not get a spelling.

Name: JoAnne K. Ringer
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From: Round Rock, TX
Time: 1997-08-24 19:46:00
Comments: My grandmother's (Lenora Alville Reinholdson Fabeck) parents were Sigfried Reinholdson and Nora Bernhardt Reinholdson. Sigfried born in Hammerfest and Nora in Vadso. I have only one scrap of paper that has this information and the following, Barnehjemmet "Schankes Minde", Tana N. Norway; Nesseby Tuberkulossehjem, Nyborg, via Vadso, Kautokeino Skye og Gamlehjem, and Borselv Skyestue c/o Menighedssosteren, Norway. I am assuming these are places but what? Unfortunately, Lenora refused to teach my mother and us the language. I would like information regarding Nora and Sigfried. I have no idea when they came us but they settled in Minnesota. Thanks!

Name: Rick Olsen
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From: St. Louis, MO
Time: 1997-08-24 19:33:00
Comments: Hi, thanks for the Webpage on Norwegian Ancestors. I'm looking for information on Ole Olsen/Olssen (Gjerald) born Voss, Norway, March 28, 1847. He left from Bergen Harbour on April 21, 1875 for America and possibly arrived in Quebec, Canada on a ship from the Allan Line. His parents were Olav Nilsen Gjerald and Ingeliev Eriksdtr, and three older brothers Johannes, Nils and Erik. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Jim Bell
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From: Oahu, Hawaii
Time: 1997-08-24 19:10:00
Comments: My great grandfather and grandmother emigrated from Flekkefjord to Brooklyn around 1905 (Martin Nikolai LARSEN b. Mandal 1872 and Anne Elisabet LARSEN b. Vanse 1873 My family seems to be from Southern Norway. Some family members: Lars Christian TOBIASSEN, b. 1837 Birkeland, Lyngdal Oluf Severin LARSEN, b. 1870 Farsund, Vest-Agder Lars Andreas Johannessen, b. 1818 Farsund

Name: Robert F. Schnebelen
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From:
Time: 1997-08-25 04:52:00
Comments: Doing research on Selder Genealogy and am in need of some assistance...any at all will be greatly appreciated.

Name: Helen Haugland Pratti
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From: Originally Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Time: 1997-08-24 11:21:00
Comments: I've been able to trace my roots back to 1646 with the birth of Hans Iversen in Askoy, Bergen on the Godvik farm. Hans and his wife (unknown) had one son Johannes Hansen born in 1675. I have alot of information to share if there is anyone tracing that line. I am looking for information on Elen Martha Antonsen born in 3/9/1866 married Nikolai Martin Ingelbrigtsen Haugland. She was the daughter of Anton Tobias Andreassen (Beitstad-Leerbakken) and Anna Martha Petersdatter.

Name: JULIE A. SEELEY
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From: RED WING, MN.
Time: 1997-08-24 10:36:00
Comments: Hi. I found this site very interesting and will be bookmarking it and using it. Thanks. Julie

Name: michelle
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From: manning, ab. canada ToH 2Mo
Time: 1997-08-23 20:48:00
Comments: lokking for relitives in Norway that know any Ristesunds.

Name: Jeff Bonus
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From: Orange, California, USA
Time: 1997-08-23 12:55:00
Comments: I am interested in searching my Norwegian family roots. My great-grandparents (Iver Bones and Ida Barbro Moe) came to America around 1880 from the Trondheim area. They originally settled in Sioux City, Iowa.

Name: Lee Rosenthal
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From: Minneapolis, Mn, USA
Time: 1997-08-23 12:26:00
Comments: This sounds like a great place. Include me in! I'm looking for information on a family from Hemnes Norway. The names are Berdines Jacobsen Hemnes his wife was Christine Olsen Hemnes. Names of uncles are Jake, Helmer, Paul and Bill. A daughter of Berdines was named Mollie Arvilla Hemnes b. on 2 Sept. 1887. Are any of these names in your family tree?????? Thanks

Name: Lynne Bliss
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Colorado (orig Wisconsin
Time: 1997-08-22 21:08:00
Comments: Seeking ancestors and descendants of Arne BRUSTUEN (BROSTUEN) (b. 1848) and Gurina GAARDEN (Gorden)(b. 1855 in Mt. Horeb, Wis. Arne is son of Syver Brustuen and Anna. Syver and Anna arrived in Wisconsin in 1855 from Lilliehammer, Gubransdahlen, Oppland Fylke. Gurina was daughter of Ole and Bergit THOMPSON GAARDEN. She had 3 sisters and four brothers. Her brother Thomas Gorden settled in Iowa. Maybe others also. Would like to hear from Norwegian relatives also.

Name: IRENE BJERKY
Website:
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From: CANADA
Time: 1997-08-22 15:50:00
Comments: Hi. I just wanted to reply to Stan Johnson's message, as he has no address. Yes, I would very much like to hear from any Bjerkes you know down in Wisconsin or anywhere else in that area. Thanks again! Irene Bjerky.

Name: Anna Johnson
Website:
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From: Vancouver, BC
Time: 1997-08-23 03:47:00
Comments: Does anyone have any information on a Linus (sp?) or Harstadt (sp?) family from Kristiansund (the one on the west coast, not the one by Oslo), or does anyone know how to get information. My mother was Norwegian, but she died shortly after I was born and I don't know how to contact my family.

Name: Nathan Myrold
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From: Crookston, Minnesota
Time: 1997-08-22 13:07:00
Comments: I can try and find information on the following people: Johan Kristian Anderson Myrold (born Feb. 01, 1866). Ole Mathias Anderson Myrold (born September 10, 1870). Let me know

Name: Victor Ethier
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From: Victoria, BC Canada
Time: 1997-08-22 01:07:00
Comments: Looking for EVENSON (Oslo), ENGEN (unknown) but moved to Wisconsin and Thief River Falls, Minnesota area.

Name: Debbie Haughland Chan
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From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Time: 1997-08-21 22:28:00
Comments: My father's name was Mons HAUGLAND. He was born in KJOLSDAL, Nordfjord, Norway. His father was Albert Henrik Monson Haugland. Albert was married to Helene Serine Pedersdatter HUMBORSTAD and was also born in Kjolsdal. I would like more information about Helene's ancestor's. Her mother's name was Maria DEVIK. I would also like to know more about Albert's father's family. I know nothing except that Albert's father's name was Mons Haugland and that he died of appendicitis in about the year 1897. I would also like to find descendants of my grandfather's maternal grandparents. The man's name was Balser (Baltser) Rasmusson HUMBORSTAD. He had a number of children including Janika (who married Mons Haugland), Rasmus, Rasmine (Mina-who married Ingebrecth SUND), Serena (not sure of spelling--who married Oliver? ISENE). All these people immigrated to the United States, and some settled in FINLEY, North Dakota and others in BEMIDJI, Minnesota. I know that Mina Sund visited Starbuck, Manitoba about 45 years ago, to visit my grandparents Albert and Helene Haugland. Does anyone know any of the descendants of these people? Thank-you for having this site. It is a potentially great way to connect with others of the same interests and hopefully of the same (though somewhat diluted) genes.

Name: JACOBSEN/OSTBY sor odal, hedmark
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-08-22 09:13:00
Comments: Tusen takk John Follesdal for the best site on the internet

Name: JEFFREY C. MELGAARD
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From: JAR
Time: 1997-08-21 21:15:00
Comments: My father, Bjorn, emigrated to Ellis Island in 1952(I believe) and I am first generation American. I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota but my father met my mother in North Dakota and she had some Indian(Sioux,but that is not even a certainity as there were alot of inter tribal messin' around going on) but it was enough for him. Maybe he deep down likes to have some Sammi Norwegian in the blood but whatever the reason I am here with my five brothers and sisters.From two different women as my first mother died in 1968 from colon cancer and my father being a young man in his early 30's remarried a good Catholic woman in her 20's but alot of water has passed under that bridge. My near fatal car accident which was a contributing factor to my father's first heartattack. She gave us two God given reason to be thankful for. So my Father comes from Jar,I come from Minneapolis.

Name: Sue Severeid
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From: Kalamazoo, MI USA
Time: 1997-08-22 05:43:00
Comments: I'm so glad to find you. Now I hope to find my ancestors!

Name: Sue Severeid
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From: Kalamazoo, MI USA
Time: 1997-08-21 17:42:00
Comments: I'm so glad to find you. Now I hope to find my ancestors!

Name: Nanna Ware
Website:
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Time: 1997-08-21 15:45:00
Comments: I am looking for surname SKJERSETH

Name: Doris Johnson
Website:
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From: Warroad MN
Time: 1997-08-21 01:48:00
Comments: I was thrilled to see someone searching for my family members. I hope we will be able to help one another. It gave me the inspiratio to try again. Any info on the following will be appreciated! John Johnson Rauland Telemark Gunhild Lund Rauland Telemark Aslak Johnson Telemark Aagoth Olsdatter Storelie Willing to share info on Smaaladen Etna Dahlen Hovde Valders Knut Lien Etna Dahlen Teien Modem Semostranden Thanks so much!!!

Name: Gene Estensen
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From: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Time: 1997-08-19 19:30:00
Comments: Searching for relatives in TINN, TELEMARK, Norway (DAL Parish). My ancestors were from farm BOEN and TVEITO. Ostein Nielsen Tveito/Boen (born Feb. 27, 1790) was the father of Ole, Torstein, and Neils Osteinsen Boen who all came to America. Ostein's father was Niels Olsen Tveito, and his father in turn was Ole Augustinisen Tveito. Another grandfather was TOV OSTEINSEN KASSE born 4-4-1820. He married Astrid Kittilsdatter Tveito. We have a reunion in Glenwood, Minnesota next summer. Come on over! I might just come over and visit you too. Gene Estensen (Osteinsen, then Ostensen, then Estensen)

Name: Dennis K. Herbranson
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From: Arlington, Texas
Time: 1997-08-19 11:49:00
Comments: I am researching my ancestry, all of it Norwegian. I am looking for ancestors from Numedal and Telemark.

Name: Joyce Wold
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From: Nanaimo,B.C. Canada
Time: 1997-08-19 08:46:00
Comments: Looking for information on: Gudbrand Jensen b.Aug.8, 1825 in Oksne-eie, S-Land, Opplnd, Nrwy. Married: Gunnild Maria Pedersdt B.Aug. 7, 1824 in Ringeli-eie, S-Land, Opplnd, Nrwy. Johannes Gudbrandsen B.May 5, 1816 in Kingslien S-Land,Opplnd, Nrwy. Married: Mari Johannesdt B.Sep.26, 1815 in Granums-eie, S-Land,Opplnd, Nrwy. Jans Hanse and Anne Johansdt (No information on this couple) Nils Frederidsen Born or Christened? Aug. 3,1794 Ringeli-eie, S-Land Opplnd, Nrwy. Married Ragnild Olsdt. Born/Chris?May 25, 1801 in Bjorli-eie, S. Land, Opplnd, Nrwy. Gudbrand Gudbrandsen B. Apr 3, 1859 In Nordberg-eie, S-Land, Opplnd, Nrwy. married Oliane Johannesdt B.Jan.16, 1859 in Bye-eie S-Land, Opplnd. Nrwy. Ole Hansen B. Jan.16, 1832 in Braker S-Land, Opplnd, Nrwy. married Kari Nilsdt B. Apr. 3, 1835 Ringeli-eie, S-Land Opplnd Nrwy. Gustav Gudbrandsen B. Mar.23, 1884 Oksne-eie S-Land Opplnd. Nrwy. marrried Martea Olsdt B. May 3, 1881 in Ringeli-eie S-Land, Opplnd, Nrwy. Immigrated to the USA and name was changed to Fald as they left from Fald Station? Lived in Whitehall Wis. USA and Elk Mount Wis. USA and then moved to Saskatchwan between 1913 and 1915.

Name: Erik Nilsen
Website:
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From: Barrie, ON Canada / Sarpsborg Norway
Time: 1997-08-19 01:07:00
Comments: It's good to know that Norwegians in other countries can still reach out to their home country. Erik Nilsen Barrie, Ontario Canada

Name: Katie Haugse
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From: Aptos, California
Time: 1997-08-19 04:22:00
Comments: GG-grandfather came to Napa County in 1858 from the Hardanger Fjord area. The names we have for him are: Lars d.y. Haugse or Hauso. Middle name in the U.S. was Jonsson; some people spelled his first name Lewis after he arrived. His parents were: Jon Larsson I. Bleie (born Nov 24, 1789) and Marita Helgesdtr. Reister (born in 1796 died 1850)His brothers and sisters were: Lars Hauso nf.; Guro (1826-1915) married Jakob Knutson Mage 1865; Sigrid (1829-67) married Arne Sjurson M. Bleie 1854; Helge (1831-?) married Marita Arnesdtr.Tveit K; Jon (1834-?); Ingebjorg(1838-?) also moved to the U.S. but do not know when.

Name: Barry Wright
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-08-18 08:45:00
Comments: Looking for info on Leonard Mattson father Matthew Suni wife Elizabeth Grimsbo father Hans Grimsbo

Name: Morris Dobbe
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From: Hilo, HI
Time: 1997-08-17 16:34:00
Comments: I have been trying to find information on my Great Grandparents. DAABU, Farm named VAERLAND, County of Aust-Agder. Near Gierrestad and Vegaardshjen. Would Appreciate any help in locating information. Thank you.

Name: Thor Ottestad
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From: Vestnes, Romsadal in Norway
Time: 1997-08-17 15:45:00
Comments: I'm searching possible relatives in the USA. My grand- father on my mother's side iss Martinius Ringsby (born in Rømskog. He died in Stange (1912). He was married to Thora Blekastad (b. 1874), Otta/Sel. Her grandfather was Ivar Bu (Blekastad) from Sel. She died in 1955. My grandfather on my father's side is Peter Ottestad (whose father came from Moestue Nedre in the county of Stange). He married Julie Langseth, Stange. Peter died in 1933. in Stange. This family is traced back to 15-1600. On my mother's side our ancestors are traced back to about 1300 via Blekastad, Hørven, Hjeltar, Akeleye (Danish nobility), Bjelke, Rømer, Bolt, Gyldenløve etc., etc. If this information is of any interest to you, one way or the other, I would like hearing from you.

Name: Jan-Egil Mandelid
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From: Voss in Norway
Time: 1997-08-17 15:17:00
Comments: Looking for my grandfathers sisters family. Her name was Louisa Mandelid, born 19/2-1895 at Voss, Norway. She emigrated to Foston, Minn. 18/11-1911. She was married first time with a Rogers, second time with Charles Martin. She had 3 children : Doris, Kennneth and Jonny. In 1954-63 I know she lived in Minneapolis. Any info please ? Thanks

Name: Lawrence Lee Olson
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From: Buffalo,New York U.S.A.
Time: 1997-08-17 13:42:00
Comments: My grandfather (Reider Meyers Olsen)was born in Oslo,Norway Iam trying tofind his records.

Name: Lana Lingbloom Johnson
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From: Wrangell,Alaska
Time: 1997-08-17 13:32:00
Comments: I am looking for information on Thorvald Skulstad who is from Bergen, Norway in the 1920's had sailed to Alaska to make his home. His mother's name was Karen Skulstad and his siblings were Aurthur, Magnus and Svoren. Also, I would like any info on Knud Tellebond and Guro Amundsdatter, Mikkel Olsen and Barbro Simensdatter Breen---!775-18?? near Tolga??? Any info please? Thanks

Name: Howard Sherpe (Skjerpe)
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From: Wisconsin
Time: 1997-08-17 12:07:00
Comments: Looking for information on SKJERPE, ØSTREM, HAUKLAND, MAGELAND, SAETRE, and many more farm names in Lund, Rogaland. Also SPONHEIM, AENES, AGA around Hardanger area. Have much information but am always looking for more links to these families and information on these families. Ancestors first settled in Vernon County, Wisconsin.

Name: Susan Zellers Anthony
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From: Cleveland, Ohio
Time: 1997-08-17 11:29:00
Comments: I am researching m grandmother Maria Katerina SVENSEN, born 1906 to Bertel SVENSEN, and Marie GUDMUNDIN. They lived in Stavanger, Norway. Their church was Domkirken. She came to the USA as a young girl and married my grandfather, William Zellers.

Name: James Nestingen
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From: Minneapolis, MN - Coon Valley,WI
Time: 1997-08-17 10:00:00
Comments: My wife Leslee and I have two sons - Hans and Per. I was Director of Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center in Coon Valley, WI. The internet is probably the best thing that ever happened to geneaology.

Name: belinda victoria
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From: Clearwater, Florida USA
Time: 1997-08-17 06:14:00
Comments: I am new to this advanced technology; and, I have been searching for information pertaining to my deceased grandparent: Baard Baardsen, of Norway Resident: of Mays Landing, New Jersey He died before I could really pester him into telling me about where he came from; and, why he left Norway. I recall that his feelings for America were so grateful that he espoused it as being unnecessary and a waste of time to pursue this line of investigation. I should be proud to be an American! So, I have been doing my footwork; but, foot and I am hoping that someone can direct me to resources that would be most helpful. I also contacted the SONS OF NORWAY in Massachusetts; but, then -- I graduated from College and moved to Florida for Employment and Graduate School. So, is there anything like that down here? Is there anyone that can help me?

Name: Lee Nixon
Website:
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From: Missoula,MT
Time: 1997-08-17 01:47:00
Comments: My great grandmother, Mary Erikson, was born in Valders,Norway, 29 DEC 1862. She and her parents, Joseph and Sarah, came to the U.S. a few years later, settled in the Halsted-Red River area of Minnesota. She married Peter Henry Peterson< who's parents were Norweigan immigrants and they came to Montana in a covered wagon about 1883. Kids grandkids,etc. been living here ever since. A bunch of characters to put it lightly. Descended from Vikings, no doubt.

Name: Mr. Sherrill G. Swenson
Website: Solbakken Lodge, Sons of Norway
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From: Downey, CA
Time: 1997-08-17 01:23:00
Comments: Looking for location of farm name AMSRUD. Where in Norway is it located? More than one?

Name: Margaret Olson
Website: Pogue-Myers Genealogy
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From:
Time: 1997-08-16 12:52:00
Comments: OLSON/OLSEN; ARNESEN/ARNESON; Between the years of 1871-1883, several families of the Eidskogen Congregation moved to the U.S. and settled in Orrock Township and Blue Hill Township, Sherburne County, Minnesota. There was much intermarriage and use of the patriarchal naming system. All of the families I am researching, at some point are Olson/Olsen/Oleson. Of those who came in 1871 were Ole Pedersen/son, Berger Mathison/sen, Christian Olsen/son. In 1866, Ole Christianson/Christenson born in 1856 in Eidskogen emmigrated. Ole Torkelsen/son born March 1842, who was married to Maren Christine Hansen in 1876 and they emmigrated in 1880. Embret/Ingebrit Olsen/son and son Ole Embretson came in about 1880 followed a years later by wife Berthe/Berge and other children, Julia, Karin, Olean, Bergitte, and Severt. These early settlers began a church which they name Eidskog Lutheran. Other members that are inter-related were Arne Arneson, Kristen/Christen Olson, Ole Christensen/son, Ole Christiansen, Christian Olsen, Hans Andersen/son, Ole Fall, Charles Edson, and Anton Olson. As the tendency was Norwegian to marry Norwegian, there was much intermarriage. There were a lot of Oles, therefore a lot of Olesen/Oleson/Olsen/Olsons. If anyone can provide information about this group from the Eidskogen Congregation in Norway, I would be most grateful.

Name: John EGE
Website:
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From: Seattle, Washington, USA
Time: 1997-08-16 11:54:00
Comments: Curious about the Ege name in Norway

Name: John Quisling
Website:
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From: Mesa Arizona
Time: 1997-08-16 23:07:00
Comments: I am just getting started trying to trace my family from Lake Mills Iowa back to Telemartin county in Norway

Name: LAUGEN
Website:
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From: kongsjorden/numedal
Time: 1997-08-16 09:25:00
Comments: My full name is Larry Laugen, Loveland, Colorado. My family originally came from Lauge/Numedal and the family name was Kongsjorden.

Name: Ted Ahre
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From: Oregon
Time: 1997-08-16 08:21:00
Comments: My father's ancestors mostly came from Rogaland and Hardanger areas. Names are Sørbø, Moe or Mo, Hegland, Engelstad, as well as Ahre (or Are).Would enjoy contact with anyone interested in these areas. Also, wife's father emigrated from Møre og Romsdal.

Name: Darlene Buck
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-08-16 07:03:00
Comments: My Grandfather was born on the farm called "Henrik's Rommet" in the area of Belsvika in the parish of Hemne. His name was Henrik Belsvik. It would be nice to be in touch with others who might share the same background.

Name: Doris Johnson
Website:
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From: Warroad Mn USA
Time: 1997-08-14 22:08:00
Comments: Would like to communicate with people but I can't speak the language. Hopefully someone can communicate with me in English. I am interested in information on anscestors and the areas they lived in.

Name: Bob Kennedy
Website:
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From: Eugene. Oregon
Time: 1997-08-14 21:18:00
Comments: I'm new to the net, but I've got old blood in Norge. My ancestry in one half Norwegian. My mother's madien name was Bergerson, or Berger-Ericson, and she tells me my ancestors came from Hellgoland. I've never visited Norway, but I hope to one day.

Name: VINGE, Bernard Charlow
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-08-14 19:32:00
Comments: My grandfather, Knut, immigrated to the US from Teklemark then came to Canada about 1917. I would be interested in hearing from other Vinge's who might be out there. I'm not too sure if my name is actually VINGE because there is a story that when my grandfather arrived in the US his name was Knutson. The story goes that there was so many Knutson's there that my gf started to be known as Knutson from Vinge. Gradually he simply dropped the Knutson. Could this be true? Or is it like the story of the Chinese gentleman in Vancouver who's name was Ole Olson. When someone asked how he got his name he said that he was second in line at the immigration shed when the man in front of him gave his name as Ole olson. When his turn came they asked his name and he replied, Sam Ting.

Name: Julie Laugen-Angus
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From: Loveland, CO (originally Rochester, MN)
Time: 1997-08-15 01:56:00
Comments: I have some history on my father's side, whose name in Norway was KONGSJORDAN. I am looking for information on my mother's side, whose maiden name is JETSON. Before her ancestors immigrated to the US, their name was JETMUNDSON. I am not sure where in Norway they were from. I would like to hear from any JETSONS, JETMUNDSONS, LAUGENS, or KONGSJORDANS. Thanks!

Name: Solveig Karin Gandrud
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From: Dallas Texas
Time: 1997-08-14 10:09:00
Comments: I am looking for my maternal grandparents in North Dakota. His name is Thomas Thorson and his wife was named Martha and they lived in (I think) Ward county in North Dakota.

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