Guestbook entries October 14, 1997 to December 13, 1997


Name: Carla Harris
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From: Florida
Time: 1997-12-13 10:29:00
Comments: MAHRE: trondheim

Name: Anne
Website: Anne's Rutger Hauer Page
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From: Sussex, England
Time: 1997-12-13 09:39:00
Comments: I found your site informative and interesting - thanks.

Name: Barbara Cann
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From: Stoneham, MA
Time: 1997-12-13 09:04:00
Comments: This is not a request concerning geneology, but from researching my family's history, I know how helpful geneology buffs are! I have recently met and become engaged to a WONDERFUL NORWEGIAN man. I will be going to Norway late January 1998, and I have been searching for something which will help me learn to speak Norwegian -- I have found much which will help me with the written language. But I must HEAR it to learn to speak it. Language schools are out -- 10-week sessions begin in January, and I can't afford a private tutor while saving to go to Norway. Does anyone have a suggestion for me? You may write me directly at: bcanndid@earthlink.net. Many thanks for your help -- Barbara Cann

Name: Gilman Erickson
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From: Stoughton, WI USA
Time: 1997-12-12 17:58:00
Comments: Hello from another American-Norwegian

Name: Ferne Hibbard Hellie
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From: Salem, Oregon
Time: 1997-12-12 17:26:00
Comments: Haven't had time to read all comments so far. Just will add I'm Norsk by marriage and find the people and history wonderful. Have researched my husband's family who came from Helle-Kubakke in Valdres, Oppland and from Laerdal, and Voss. Helped write a book on ancestry and descendants of the Hellie side and am working on the Ingvaldson-Hyland-Jordahl families now. Happy to correspond with any cousins!

Name: Pamela Olson
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From: Starkville, MS
Time: 1997-12-12 13:29:00
Comments: My grandmother, Isabel Hagen Anderson came from Lillehammer.

Name: Bonnie Juul
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From: Carbondale IL
Time: 1997-12-12 13:07:00
Comments: Hi. Just looking around for Norwegian connections here in the U.S. My dad is Norwegian (yup, with an accent and everything.) and I LOVE Norway and the culture etc etc and plan to keep it in my life and in the life of my family.

Name: Mary Eldridge
Website: Hidden Prairie Art
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From: Waterloo, Iowa
Time: 1997-12-12 09:27:00
Comments: Looking for info on JOHN OLSON SWAIN, HELLINE HALVORSON (married 1850s?) possibly from Gol Mt. region. Would like information on factors causing immigration from NOrway in 1850s and possibly accounts of the ship voyage.

Name: Christopher S. Henricksen
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From: Orrville, Ohio (originally)
Time: 1997-12-12 05:50:00
Comments: My great grandfather was a whaler in Norway before coming to America. My grandfather's name was altered on his birth certificate (he was born in the US) changing it from the original Norwegian 'Henriksen' to 'Henricksen'. His siblings retained the proper spelling.

Name: Mark O. Olson
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From: Miles City, MT
Time: 1997-12-11 19:50:00
Comments: I'm searching for information about 4th generation great parents on my maternal side of the family. ELLING HOLTER was born in 1787 at tolerud,nykirke,buskerud.ELLING was a lensmann in ROLLAG, VEGGLI, & SVENE in BUSKERUD COUNTY. I have most of ELLING'S information. I need his parents information, his father's name is JENS CHRISTOPHERSEN and mother's name is CHRISTINE PAULSDOTTER. ELLING HOLTER married ALEXADRINE ELISABETH BEHN the widow of CHRISTEN STILLESEN. They were married at nykirke, buskerud county in 1811. I have this marriage record, but haven't found her BIRTH RECORD in the parish records surrounding DRAMMEN.

Name: Louis Martyn Halsan
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From: Seattle, WA, USA
Time: 1997-12-11 00:58:00
Comments: HALSEN/ARNTSON, HALSAN/HALSAN,PEDERSON, tjotta/nordland.

Name: Betty C. Lewison
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-12-10 17:44:00
Comments: I am looking for my husband's family from Norway in the mid-1800's when they emigrated to the US. Lasse Trulson was his g-grandfather and Lewis Trulson was his grandfather. His g-grandmother was Kristi Johnsdotter Hatlestadt from Sogn og Fjordane probably near Balestrand, since that is where his grandfather was born. I am also looking for his mother's family but I don't have any names from Norway, only Andrew Benson, his wife Molina. They sailed in 1867 and their son, my husband's grandfather Berdinus Benson, was born on the Atlantic Ocean in June of that year.

Name: Travis E. Cleveland
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From: Dorchester, Iowa, 52140, USA
Time: 1997-12-10 16:13:00
Comments: All of my kin came from Norway between 1853 and 1883. I am somewhat acquainted with the Kleivelands with roots in Hosanger, north of Bergen and environs. Today, I am interested in the forbears of my Grandpa Herbrand L. Olsen, who was born in Hallingdal January 27, 1845, son of Ole and Gertie Trustem. He came to America in 1853, served with Union troops in the Civil War and settled in Worth County, Iowa. While I do have some information on Herbrand Olsen's life, I am mostly interested in his forbears and items of interest regarding them at this time. Thank you. Travis Cleveland

Name: Robert R. Osness
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From: Tacoma, Wa.
Time: 1997-12-10 16:08:00
Comments: Surname: OLSON; FarmHouse: SEGLEN; Parish: loten; County: Hedmark. My grandfather Mattias Olson b.1865 came from this farm. He also has four brothers. Otten, Martin, August and Carl Olson that came from this general area. Are there any books that could verify this information. Thanks Bob Osness

Name: Richard L. Knudson
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From: Oneonta, NY
Time: 1997-12-10 15:43:00
Comments: I had some great help here on my father's side. Now I am researching my mother's side. My grandfather's name was Halvor Olai Olsen. He spent most of his life in the Vålerenga district in Kristiana, and he died on 3 March 1919. He was born in 1851 in the east of Norway. I hope someone can help. It would be nice to trace him back a few generations.

Name: Jim Pederson
Website: Pederson Families from Hurdal and Nannestad Norway
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-12-10 14:03:00
Comments: I am searching for anyone who has information regarding the surnames PEDERSEN and HALVORSEN. These families emigrated from Hurdal and Nannestad between 1857 and 1885. I have much information to share and I am looking for new information.

Name: Dennis Medjo
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From: Duluth Minnesota, us
Time: 1997-12-10 10:29:00
Comments: Am interested in finding information about the name Medjo as well as living relatives .

Name: Marcy Ugstad
Website: The Uff Da Page
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From: Prineville, Oregon
Time: 1997-12-10 09:29:00
Comments: Hi! Thought I'd check out your website - it is very interesting and helpful! I'm continuing my search for information on the PAUL UGSTAD family from Drammen, Norway and also the family of his wife, ANETTA ODDEGARD (ODEGAARD) from Svelvik, Norway. Any one with information, please contact me! Thanks!!!! Marcy Ugstad ugstad@coinet.com

Name: Eric Pena
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From: Hercules, California, USA
Time: 1997-12-09 19:31:00
Comments: I am looking for information on the TILLESKJØR family (past and present) who lived in the Ostfold area in the early 1800's, most likely on the farm Tilje-Skor. My great-grandfather was born in the Eidsberg kommune, Østfold county in 1832. Another spelling of the name may be TIDLIGESKJAER. The family emigrated to the United States (Minnesota area) around the mid-1800's. Any information will be much appreciated. Eric Pena Hercules, California, USA

Name: Kelly Newell
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From: New Orleans
Time: 1997-12-09 18:22:00
Comments: I was researching Norway for a project in my 3rd grade class. My great grandparents were from Norway. My grandma was born in the US but only spoke Norwegian until she went to school.

Name: P. MacKenzie
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From:
Time: 1997-12-08 00:59:00
Comments: Looking for information on MUGGABERG, JULIUS emigrated from near Oslo 1857 on Hudson Bay co. Ship "Prince of Wales"

Name: Everson-Jones, Sandra
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From: Sheldon, Illinois
Time: 1997-12-07 22:26:00
Comments: I am interested in getting information on the Anderson and Everson surnames. My great great maternal grandfather was Andreas Skaveldon (which later became Andreas Skavolden Anderson and then Henry S. Anderson) (his father was Syver Skaveldon-from the Skaveldon Farm in Norway) and they lived in Wisconsin after arriving in 1850, and then in Minnesota and finally in Park River, ND. My maternal grandfather was Roy Clebert Everson from Pierre, SD who settled in Park River, ND and then later in Grand Forks, ND. I have no information on his family except that he had many brothers and sisters. Any information on these families would be appreciated.

Name: Samuel Lovold
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From: Center, North Dakota
Time: 1997-12-07 16:58:00
Comments: My father Sigurd Lovold emigrated from Ahjem, Norway when he was 17. That puts him on board the SS Sognefjord in 1925. It does not appear there are any passenger lists from that era. I have extensive history on the Hellebusts in that area, (my grandmother's family), but little information on my Grandfather, Samson Arneson who had a farm in Ahjem area.

Name: Joseph A Hansen
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From: Born in Chicago Illinois
Time: 1997-12-07 16:04:00
Comments: I am looking for info. on my grand father Marius Hansen born in Oslo Norway in 1887 and his father Hans Hansen. I know Marius came to the U.S. around 1900 He was married to Hilder Folgelstrom, and had a sister named Gunda.

Name: Robb Knutson
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From: wisconsin
Time: 1997-12-07 13:34:00
Comments: how would i find my genealogical line?

Name: Robert Prestemon
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From: Maryland (from MN)
Time: 1997-12-07 12:20:00
Comments: Serendipity! Name was originally Prestemoen, mother's is Gjeving -- from the vicinity of Hell (actually a lovely place!) Have quite a bit of geneology, but would like to hear from others; would be happy to send files, etc.

Name: Karen Knutson Cini
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From: Illinois
Time: 1997-12-07 09:23:00
Comments: I am researching Charles Henry Knutson, b. June 20, 1874 in Lisbon, Kendall Co., IL and m. Hannah Johnson b. November 10, 1879 in Stavanger, Norway. Her parents were Joe Johnson and Kristina Anfinsen. How do I access birth and marriage records in Stavanger?

Name: Oyvind Jacob
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From: Valle Setesdal
Time: 1997-12-07 05:24:00
Comments: I would like to get in contact with anyone who know anything about surname Jacob, Waldemar or Emile.

Name: Arlen Burke (Nor-Bjorke)
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From: Amery, Wi. 54001
Time: 1997-12-06 20:15:00
Comments: Ancestors: Ingvald Bjorke-Trondheim Johanna Kragness-Trondheim Jens Leir-Knute Traasdahl-Mikel Johnson-Hamar

Name: Richard Hansen
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From: Chicago area
Time: 1997-12-06 18:47:00
Comments: EGELSTAD - TOBIASSEN/HANSEN Lyngdal, Vest Agder. Looking for descendants of Hans Jacob Tobiassen born around 1829, Hans Jacob Tobiassen born around 1850.

Name: Stephen R. Nelson
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From: Puyallup, Washington
Time: 1997-12-06 17:44:00
Comments: researching the name of my great grandfather Anton Nelson who immigrated from Norway.

Name: Lara Alexandra Fieve
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From: New York City, New York
Time: 1997-12-05 21:44:00
Comments: I am Searching for the relatives of my Paternal grandparents Bjarne Five (6/6 1880-8/6 1960) and Evelyn Knudsen, both are now deceased. Bjarne Five came from Steinkjer and lived on the Five Farm. He immigrated to the US in the early 1900's and lived in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Bjarne Five was the son of Ingeborg Henrikke Five and Eilert Andreas Five (23 Oct 1839-2/41926) His brothers and sisters were Oskar Five, Martin Five, Berta Five, Torleif Fieve, Signe Five, Helga Schive, Olaf Bernhard. I will be surprised yet very happy if anyone knows of a person named Five (changed to Fieve in the U.S.) to whom I may be related. Thankyou for taking the time to read this information! Regards, Lara A. Fieve, age 30 (daughter of Dr. Ronald Robert Fieve)

Name: Joyce Quall Urban
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From: Chicago
Time: 1997-12-05 20:51:00
Comments: Looking for descendants of ANNE PEDERSDATTER, born 1762, and EVEN CHRISTENSEN, born abt.1763. On 1801 Norwegian Census, they are on the Hoven farm, Faaberg Parish, Christians County with their children Anne EVENSDTR, born 1787; Peder EVENSEN, born 1798; Ingebor EVENSDATTER, born 1792; and Marit or Mari Evensdatter HOVE, born 1794. Marit married Anders MORTENSEN in Faaberg Parish and had three children, Bertha or Berta ANDERSDATTER, born 1829; Anders SUTTESTAD, born and died 1831; and Anne ANDERSDTR.; born 1832.

Name: krogfoss,nathan
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From: north dakota
Time: 1997-12-05 15:43:00
Comments: i am interested in norweigian heritage and know that my grandfather changed his name from olson to krogfoss in the late 1800's or early 1900's, and that he picked some landmark in norway for krogfoss. His name was Martin Krogfoss.

Name: DICK RIERSON
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From: Albert Lea, Minn. USA
Time: 1997-12-05 08:49:00
Comments: I am searching for relatives i belive are living around Hitterdal, Norway near Telemark. The name of the farm is Langerud. the current residents could be Ronald & Anne Eek. They had 4 childern named Roy, Sigmund, akker, & Jorunn. Any information or addresses would be appreciated. i can be reached at e-mail at the following address: dkrierso@smig.net

Name: Tia Thorhaug Coley
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From: Hadyen Lake, Idaho
Time: 1997-12-05 08:48:00
Comments: Hi, Im just looking to find out information about my maiden name Thorhaug. If anyone has any information, please let me know. My email address is tisha@nidlink.com

Name: Chris Johnson
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Time: 1997-12-04 19:28:00
Comments: Looking for information on SYVERT CHRISTENSEN,b.1827, Kristiansand, Vest Agder, married to HANNE FREDERICHE FALKINGBERG, b.1825, Kristiansand, and CHRISTOFER PEDERSEN b.1818, Kristiansand, married to RACHEL MARIE GUNSTENSDATTER, b. 1814, SOGNE, Vest Agder. Also, JOHANNES BJORNSEN, b.1795, and half brother TORJUS BJORNSEN with father BJORN TORGUSSEN, b.1727, and second wife MARIE JOENSDATTER, living in HOLT area, Aust Agder, on farms VALLE, LUNDE-EIE. Torjus lived also at KILSEND farm in the area around 1810-1825. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Name: Tammi Hersrud
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From: California
Time: 1997-12-04 12:20:00
Comments: Hans PETERSON b-June 1812 Norway, emig. to US 1849 with wife and daughter (Helene b-Aug 1847). Daught. Peterine b-May 1850 Wisconsin. Andrew HERSRUD b-Sept 1839 Norway, emig. 1861, Andrew m-Helene 1865/66, had at least 11 children, at least 5 born in Iowa. Their son Hans A. HERSRUD b-Jul 1873, m-Celia A. ?, b-1877 Iowa. Looking for HERSRUDs' anywhere! Tammi Hersrud Tammi_Hersrud@amat.com

Name: villoy
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From: Canada
Time: 1997-12-03 14:44:00
Comments: LISLAND - would like to hear from any one with this surname.

Name: DALEN. Hitterdal, Telemark
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From: Porsgrunn, Norway
Time: 1997-12-03 12:57:00
Comments: I am looking for relatives in Amerika after my Grandfathers brothers and sisters. 6 of them left Norway between 1879 and 1895. From the farm Dalen in Heddal (Hitterdal) in Telemark. Any ideas for where to look ?

Name: Mark Lorne ROGSTAD
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From: Yakima, Washington State, USA
Time: 1997-12-02 22:28:00
Comments: Looks like a great page! I have always been interested in my Great Grandfather's home and family from Norway. Thanks Mark

Name: Gerald L Anderson
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From: Denver, Colorado
Time: 1997-12-02 19:02:00
Comments: Researching Erland Arneson Kaarsrue. Emmigrated in 1848. Married to Valborg Pederson(in Norway). He was from Gulbrands Dalen? She was from Osterdalen? also Vikengen? This information is from my grandfather, Edward Anderson who was born in 1860 in Wisconson. He apparantly was semi-illiterate and very old when he wrote this down so the names of the places in Norway are questionable.

Name: Jim Tollefson
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From: L'Anse, Michigan. USA
Time: 1997-12-02 17:35:00
Comments: Great Grandparents came to L'Anse, Michigan around 1900, there names were Anton Tollefson born 1831 and his wife Olina Margritte Willumsdatter Schytte born 1840-41, they came from the Hamaroy, Norland area. Ten of the 11 children came to Michigan, William, Levion, Adolph, Elbina, Christine, Hans, Anna, Edward, Waldemar and Mary, the only child to stay was Leonora(Lenora), she married a Danielsen and lived in the Narvik area. Other name are, Eliassen, Schytte, Blix, Rist. Thanks Jim

Name: Geir Kristian Eide
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From: Norheim,Karmøy,Norway.
Time: 1997-12-02 17:19:00
Comments: My main interests are genalogy.By the way I m also searching descendants of my fathers two uncles that left Midttun in Fana outside Bergen.Their names were :Ole Mikael Hansen (I think he was called Oscar in the US.)He was born 25 of January 1889 .He was running a farm near Devils Lake ND.The other brother was Knut Andreas Hansen born 1894.Ole left Norway 1908 and Knut Andreas in 1910.One of these two brothers had 5 children .Walter Hanson (born in 1918,has died in 1988 ?) was a son of Ole I think.He wisited us in 1982.Does anyone know about these descendants then let me know.WH last adress that i know about is :Route #1 Devils Lake,ND 58301.

Name: Richard Schaefer
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From: St. Louis, MO, USA
Time: 1997-11-30 19:07:00
Comments: Looking for MUNTHE or LYSAE families in Oslo. Jens MUNTHE son of Morton Andreas MUNTHE and Sophia MUNTHE came to the United States about 1905. Trying to research family history and possibly locate relatives

Name: Sveinungsen Bjørn
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From: Sannidal( Kragerø)
Time: 1997-11-30 09:36:00
Comments: Hello, I am looking for info. about some relatives of mine. Her name was Josie Kruger and she lived in Foley, Minnesota. Last address I had was 455 Dewney Str. apt. 202. She probably died some years ago. She had a daughter called Dorethy who lived in St.Paul but I can't remeber her familyname. Josie had also some brothers who lived south of Foley on their farm. I visited her 2 times and would like to get in contact with Dorethy. Thank you for your help !

Name: Luella Stilley
Website: Luella Stilley
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From: Chula Vista (near San Diego)
Time: 1997-11-29 21:03:00
Comments: Looking for American and Norwegian relatives. Erik STEIE and Karen KNUTSON settled in Albert Lea, Minn. They had a child Charles Erik STEIE (Sogndal) b.Sept. 26, 1854 who married Martha WINJUM (Aurland) b.July 20, 1856. Charles and Martha had 10 children one was mygrandmother, Minnie Christina b. June 1, 1885. I have no records of the extended WINJUM family, but believe there are some in the southern part of Minnesota. I have not been able to find anyone with the last name STEIE, anywhere I have looked, except one who was known to me, Eddie Oscar STEIE, but he never married so no STEIE offspring. I am planning a trip to Norway in April 1998 to visit the homeland of my ancestors, any and all information would certainly be appreciated. Thanks for a great website!

Name: Ane Mari Braut
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From: Norway, (Klepp, outside Stavanger)
Time: 1997-11-29 13:15:00
Comments: Any other Norwegians visiting America? Write me!

Name: Thea (Borgen) Curtiss
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From: Eureka, Montana 59917
Time: 1997-11-28 21:55:00
Comments: I am looking for relatives in Norway. My grandfather was Ole Narverud Borgen (US name). He was from Dagali Numedal, Norway. My grandmother was Thea Johnson, her father was jone Fatnes Kjernveit born l833. Her mother was Guri Stensland from Tormonds. They were married in l848, in Sand Norway. Please contact me if you have any information. Thank you, Thea Borgen Curtiss

Name: Roger Kleppe
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-11-28 17:40:00
Comments: Have traced family back to Bjorn Olufson, born 1508, Sokndal Norway,but those scandinavians keep changing their last names, Bjornson,Olson, Jacobson, Alvson,then in 1768 Rasmus Olson Kleppe was born. He married Maren Omundsdtr, born 1777 on the Hole farm in the Sokn(subparish) of Klep. Rasmus was from the Kleppe farm.

Name: JON HANSON
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From: BELOIT,WISCONSIN, USA
Time: 1997-11-28 10:29:00
Comments: i am looking for information on my grandfather JOHAN KONGTORP

Name: MOORE
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From: FLORIDA
Time: 1997-11-28 10:30:00
Comments: Looking for any info on a family named SAMSTEAD from the fishing island of Hitra off of the coast of Norway near Trondheim. Our grandfather emigrated to the U.S. around the turn of the century and took the name of PAUL STRAND. He settled near Elk Point, South Dakota. He still has relatives in Trondheim and his descendents live all over the u.s. he had 8 children and 2 step-children, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He passed away in 1981 at the age of 93.

Name: Robert J. Sliper
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From: Lead, SD
Time: 1997-11-27 23:14:00
Comments: My grandfather, Ole John Sliper, was from Oppdal and my grandmother, Gunhild Hagen, was from Rukan, in the Telemark district. They met and were married in Sioux Falls, SD in the early 1900's.

Name: Kelly Havig
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From: Redmond OR
Time: 1997-11-27 20:14:00
Comments: I am looking for information on the HAVIG family. We have NELS MARTIN CHRISTIAN HAVIG born in 1865 in Namsos Norway.

Name: Walter Christian Omoth
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From: Canada
Time: 1997-11-27 17:12:00
Comments: Came here to try to find information on Norwegian ancestors. My grandparents emmigrated from Norway in 1800s and then later moved to Canada.

Name: Edvina Roterud Jorgenson
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From: Adams, North Dakota
Time: 1997-11-27 13:38:00
Comments: We are looking for any other Roteruds in the United States that came from Ringerike, Norway area. Please contact us via e-mail michels@itis.com. Thank you for your response.

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Robert Halvorsen
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From: Lincoln, Nebraska
Time: 1997-11-27 13:37:00
Comments: Been here once before.....great page! Seeking any help in locating descendants of CHRISTENSEN, Herman born 1835,and CHRISTENSEN, Christian, born 1836 all in Skien, Telemark. They are brothers of my grandfather who came to America. What happened to them is a mystery I would like to clear up and perhaps find some long lost relatives.

Name: Sue Delaney
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Time: 1997-11-27 09:06:00
Comments: Great page! Looking for birth information on ELEF ELEFSON born 4 Dec 1844 possibly Skien, Telemark, Norway. Father's name was ELEF JOHNSON. Sister's name was BERTHA JOHNSON born 1834. Wife's name was SARAH HANSON born 1844 Norway, father ANDREAS HANSON, mother HELVIG ? If you need research in BECKER or OTTER TAIL counties, MN would like to exchange for research in your area or for very, very reasonable cost. Thanks!

Name: Gene L. Nyseth
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From: Hudson, Wisconsin
Time: 1997-11-27 07:54:00
Comments: Looking for information on the family of Mathias Gulbrandsen. Born Biri, Norway 1826. His son Even, my grandfather, born 1853 in Norway came to U.S. around 1870. Also looking for information on Helge Twerberg. One of his daughters named Gunhild b.1862 in Telemark, Norway is my grandmother. Her husband was Ole Knudtson b.about 1859 also in the Telemark area. That is all the info I have on him and would appreciate any help.

Name: Lars pedsren
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From: Trondheim Norway
Time: 1997-11-26 23:27:00
Comments: My mothers brother Oskar Skaar Johannesen born in either Trondheim or Bergen emigrated to the U.S in the early 1900 and settled I believe in Washington State, perhaps Seattle area. I was told he was an athlete sprinter , runner. I have a pictuer of him in my possession in which he is posing in some sort of sprinting atire with club letters of some sorts on his shirt. Should anyone have any info. I would be very grateful Thank You Lars Pedersen

Name: Judy Leafdale
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From: Harrisburg, NE
Time: 1997-11-26 21:21:00
Comments: I am searching for information on my Great Great Grandmother. (KAREN LARSON) She was born near Voss in Hordaland County, Norway in 1843 to Lars Larson of Kolve or sometimes spelled Kolvu. Her mother was Brita Ivardatter farm name of Kvarakval. The family emigrated to Dane Co. Wis in 1850. Some time after that they changed their name from Larson to Lewis. I would like to know about family that stayed in Norway and also information about siblings of Karen (also went by the name of Kari or Caroline) She married Thomas Simonson.

Name: Betty Knudson
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From: Albany, Oregon
Time: 1997-11-26 19:59:00
Comments: Looking for relatives surname Holst in Bergen; Johan Peder Holst; 1900

Name: stephen w sundby
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From: olympia wa,
Time: 1997-11-26 07:09:00
Comments: hoping to find family

Name: Sue Delaney
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From: Perham, Minnesota
Time: 1997-11-26 06:25:00
Comments: Looking for ELEF ELEFSON birth information. He was born in Skien (?), Telemark, Norway 4 Dec 1844, father ELEF JOHNSON. Mr. Elefson's wife was SARA HANSON also born Norway 1844. Mr. Elefson came to U.S. 1870, his wife 2 years later. Mr. Elefson also had sister BERTHA JOHNSON born 1834. This is a great page. If anyone needs research done in Becker or Otter Tail county, Minnesota I will be glad to look up information for you either in exchange for research done for me in your area or at very very reasonable cost. Thanks for listening. Good luck.

Name: Svein Ove Ramsdal
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From: Odda, Norway
Time: 1997-11-25 19:43:00
Comments: Hi, everybody Norwegian! I am an Norwegian living presently in Houston Texas. My hobby is looking into family tree research (find your roots) I have already met my cousins and second-cousins here in US. We have kept contact for many years. My mothers family name was Freim, it is only 32 people with that name in Norway, and a few over herein US. The farm Freim have been in my family since 1580's so it is relatively easy to keep track of it. I have a tip to all of you who are looking for your roots. The University of Bergen,Norway have a database in English for the Emigrant Protocols 1874-1924, also the general Census of Norway in 1801, 1865 and 1900 are available on the net. You can search on name, farm etc. internet address www.uibno/hi/1801/side.html and FYR (find your roots) in www.teleslekt.nbr.no. I think this would be of great help. Also the society of people using computers in roots research DIS, www.sn.no/disnorge. Happy hunting!

Name: ALSTAD
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-11-24 21:32:00
Comments: trying to find out where the name originated--was it a farm name? My gggrandfather's brother was Peder Sorenson Alstad--later spelled Alstead.

Name: Jim Anderson
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From: Cambria California
Time: 1997-11-24 17:52:00
Comments: Iam searching for my g grandfather Otto Anderson who came to the USA with his wife Gertude and three childrenAugusta , Ntillda, and James Otto in 1873. Another son was born in 1874. named Peaul. The family settled in Chicago, Cook County Ill. They were at 198 Noble St. Any information about this family would be most appreciated. Their ship came from Oslo Norway.

Name: Carolyn Tschudi
Website:
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From: MN usa
Time: 1997-11-20 15:08:00
Comments: I have two sets of Grandmothers who came from Telemark, Norway. Anna Kjonaas ( her grandfather was Ole Evenson, her dad Hans Olson.) her parents were from the BO church there. My 2nd grandmother Caroline Reine, her dad (Ole) came from the MO Church. I am interested in learning more on their culture. Carolyn Tschudi

Name: PETERSON, Duane M.
Website: Duane Peterson homepage
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From: Winona, Minnesota
Time: 1997-11-19 19:47:00
Comments: My great grandfather, Ole Peterson emigrated to the USA in 1856 an settled in Vernon County, Wisconsin. He came from ringsaker area.

Name: Wendy Wegner
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From: Hopkins, Minnesota
Time: 1997-11-19 17:26:00
Comments: I am looking for more information on my great, great, great grandmother Anna Paulsen. Her and her husband came from Norway in 1858 on a ship named Martha. They settled in Emmitsburg Iowa. I would like to find out the whole story, and if anyone has relatives who settled in the same area. If you can help, please send any information to: Wendy Wegner 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 I will soon have Email through work, but do not have it yet. Thank you!!!!!

Name: Rod Hill
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From: Detroit, MI, USA
Time: 1997-11-19 13:53:00
Comments: My grandfather was born at Nedreberg farm in Sordalen, Syvde

Name: brenda harrison
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From: Indiana via North Dakota
Time: 1997-11-18 19:02:00
Comments: My grandfather,s name was Borge Frafjord.He came to America when he was sixteen as a stowaway in about 1905. I believe he had a brother here who later returned to Norway.Borge worked in the sawmills in Washington State.He later relocated to North Dakota where he met his wife to be, Hannah Mjolhus,whose family also immigrated from Norway.

Name: Judi Peterson
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From: Clinton, MO
Time: 1997-11-18 17:29:00
Comments: Am searching for information on my husband's family who were from Norway - last name Sunnoe or Sunno.

Name: Marcy Ugstad
Website: The Uff Da Page
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Prineville, Oregon,USA
Time: 1997-11-18 15:40:00
Comments: ..I'm looking for information on the S.Aurdal, Valdres, Norway area. I recently joined the Valdres Samband, an organization for those people from Valdres area or that have ancestors from there. Their Genealogist, Betty Rockswold, put together a pedigree chart for me showing my family ancestry on my paternal grandmothers side clear back to the 1200's! So, naturally, I'm very interested in learning more about the area. Still searching for: UGSTAD, Hurum, Buskerud, Norway; ODDEGARD, Hurum, Buskerud; LI-HAUGSRUD, S.Aurdal, Valdres, Norway; BRAKA, S.Aurdal, Norway; LUND, S.Aurdal, Norway; DOLVE, S.Aurdal; STUGARDEN, S.Aurdal; TRONHUS, S.Aurdal; TOLLEFSRUD, S.Aurdal; ASEN, S.Aurdal; VOLL and GULSVICK, Hallingdal.

I'd appreciate any information and will share what I have, too! Thanks!


Name: Jeff Holter
Website:
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From: Corvallis, Oregon
Time: 1997-11-18 12:12:00
Comments: HOLTER/CHRISTIANSON Lyrstad, Akershus, Norway I'm searching for descendants of KRISTIAN HANSEN and INGER MARTEA HALVORSDATTER

Name: cheryl bernard
Website:
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From: gladstone, michigan
Time: 1997-11-17 13:36:00
Comments: beginning to search for my roots. your information has been very helpful. keep up the good work

Name: Karin Langaard
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From: Tønsberg,Norway
Time: 1997-11-16 15:04:00
Comments: Hello! I'm new on internett, and don't have any homepage myself, but i'm very intrested in genealogi. myself I'm looking for the family of my mothers aunt. Her name was Agathe Eriksen when she left for the U.S.A. When she came over she married a taxidriver called Jim Bedford or Bradford. They got atleast two kids,Alice and Ben.I don't know anything else about them, but i've tried writing some letters too three lady's with the name Alice Bedford in U.S.A. hoping there was any conections,but i havn't heard anything from any of them. If anyone now someone called Bedford or Bradford, please ask them. Thanks !

Name: Margot Fostveit
Website:
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From: DeRuyter, NY
Time: 1997-11-16 14:33:00
Comments: Hi, I go to Alred University, and I'm doing a paper on the meaning of my name. I know that my last name is Norweigian, and there is a town somewhere in Norway named Fostviet. If anyone knows anything about any part of my name - Margot Lee Fostviet- or if you know anyone who does, please let me know by e-mailing me. Thanks alot!! :)

Name: Maureen Gates Bianchi
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Illinois, now Michigan
Time: 1997-11-16 10:29:00
Comments: It was TENNYSON in Nor. and changed to JOHNSEN in USA They came from Stavanger and settled in Chicago. Left an aunt Matilda Swensen behind, married to a Dr & running a sardine factory. Any help appreciated.

Name: Gerald E. Berge
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-11-16 04:34:00
Comments: Got the URL from the VESTLANDET.

Name: Pedersen, Arthur Hall
Website:
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From: Issaquah, Washington
Time: 1997-11-16 01:11:00
Comments: This is a great service! I will be back with more specific information. For now I'm looking for ancestors of the Norwegian actress, Ragna Wettergreen [1864-1958]]. Ragna was the sister of my maternal grandmother, Eleonore Olsen., who immighrated to the US from Oslo [?], along with her parents Oliviers probably in the early to mid 1880s. She married Soren George Daniel DeFinne Von Krogh Hall in Chicago, IL in late 1880's. Her husband was from Flekkefjord, where his grandmother was thr proprietor of Madam Hall's Hotel. His parents sold the hotel in the early to mid 1880s. He then emimigrated to Chicago with his older brother, William Leonard Hall. They had several older sisters who remained in Norway. I am also interested in ancestors and current descendants of the Hall family of Flekkefjord.

Name: Kaen Schau (Skaug)-Stein
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Long Beach, CA (b. Minnesota)
Time: 1997-11-15 21:24:00
Comments: I am 100% Norwegian and have 3/4 family traced to 1600. Searching now for maternal grandfather Adolf Olsen, b. Nov 12m 1869 on Kopperud farm in Eidsvoll,, Norway. He came to USA i 1889 and settled in Minneapolis. Married my grandmother Karen Bredesen in 1897. Children were Bert Olav b. 1898, twins Georg and Margaret Ann, b, 1899, and my mother Gudrun Alida b. April 1903. Adolf disappeared in August of 1903 and left no trace. Adolf's parents were Ole Halvorsen and Dorthea Hansdtr.

Name: Sue Delaney
Website:
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From: Perham, Minnesota 56573
Time: 1997-11-15 15:13:00
Comments: ELEF ELEFSON and wife SARA HANSON came to us in 1870. Elef born Telemark county, Norway about 1845, Sara born in Norway about 1844. They may have been married in us. Any suggestions? I'm new at this Scandinavian stuff. This is a super web site!

Name: Bob Rodde
Website:
Referred by: From Geocities
From: Alamo, California
Time: 1997-11-14 23:30:00
Comments: Father (Hans 1906-1989) came to Oakland, California in January 1927 from Roddeshaggan, (close to Melhus) Norway. He was one of 6 children of Iver Henriksen (1876-1961) and Ragnhild (Hansdatter Garre 1879-1960) Rodde, none of whom came to the US.

Name: Wayne Cole
Website:
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From: Silver Spring, MD, USA
Time: 1997-11-14 18:27:00
Comments: HELGER TORDSEN "GEWORB" He was the father of Olave Helgesdtr Lie who was born in 1795 (baptized November 29,1795) in Land Parish, Nordre Land, Oppland, Norway. Olave's mother was Marit Olsdatter Sjager-eie. I am seeking any information about the parents, time and place of birth, siblings, date and place of death of both Helger and Marit. Thanks for any help. wc14@umail.umd.edu

Name: Amity Wilson
Website:
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From: Armour, S.D.
Time: 1997-11-14 09:13:00
Comments: I need information pertaining to my ancestors from Norway. The last name was Hillestad. They lived in Halsnoy, Norway. Any information would be helpful! Thank-You!!!

Name: Arnfinn Bakke
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Norway
Time: 1997-11-14 06:58:00
Comments: BAKKE Gjøvik Oppland

Name: Kimberley Akre
Website:
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From: McLean, Virginia
Time: 1997-11-14 06:59:00
Comments: I believe the spelling of my last name was changed from AAKRE when my ancestors came to the United States.

Name: Marilyn Siemering
Website:
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From: Pittsburgh, PA
Time: 1997-11-13 22:53:00
Comments: Have lots of information, with lots of holes! Looking for ancestors - decendents - information for the following relatives the following: from Faaberg JON OLSEN BORUD, OLE JONSEN BORUD and his wife KARI AMUNDSDATTER ONSUM, OLE SIMENSEN BORUD and his wife INGEBORG OLSDATTER: from Vang- OLE OLSEN BORUD, who changed his name to STENSRUD and his wife INGEBORG KRISTIANSDATTER. OLE OLSEN (BORUD) STENSRUD and his wife had several childern, they were JOHANNA, KRISTIAN, OLUF, OLIVE, MARIE and at least one son whose name I do not have. My great-grandmother, Johanna, married a man named JOHAN CHRISTOPHERSON. They immigrated to the United States, setteling in Chicago, IL around 1903 or 1904. They came to the US with 4 children - Ingeborg, Olga, Erik, and Einer, in the states they had a 5th child Ruth. Upon entering the US they Americanized (?) their last name to WANG. I don't know much about JOHAN CHRISTOPHERSON, only that he was a carriage maker in either Vang or Oslo and that he died in Chicago in the 1920's. ohanna later married a man named CHARLES STEEN. Would really appreciate hearing from anyone with information on ancestors BORUD/STENSRUD families and CHRISTOPHERSON.

Name: JAMES E. THVEDT
Website:
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From: Brookings, South Dakota USA
Time: 1997-11-13 19:50:00
Comments: Just came home from a Sons of Norway "New Member Dinner" where I heard about the possibilities of searching the web for informatin regarding the organization and other very interesting sites related to Norwegian heritage, etc. I will come back to this page again! My Norwegian ancestors came from Vinstra and Skabu in Gulbransdal Valley; Skordal; and Velevag (south of Bergan).

Name: Terry Lysne
Website:
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From: Morgan Hill, Ca
Time: 1997-11-13 14:58:00
Comments: I am interested in the following names from Hordaland: Bruvik (Brudvig in the USA), Faugstad, Olsnes, Helle, Dale, Langhelle, Bysheim, Fossmark, Haus, Garnes, Vaksdal, Langhelle, Garnes, and Fokstad. I am interested in the following names from Song og Fjordane (Laerdal area): Lysne, Mo, Skorpa, Solheim, Sande, and Hunderi. I am willing to share the information I have concerning these names and I can snakke litt norsk.

Name: Carolyn R Dahl
Website:
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From: Rochester, MN
Time: 1997-11-13 13:44:00
Comments: Just checking out websites before seriously doing family history research!

Name: Jeffrey Erickson [ex: FJERDINGSTAD]
Website:
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From: grandfather was from Kongsberg
Time: 1997-11-13 07:44:00
Comments: My father's father was born Finn Frederik Fjerdingstad, and he was from Kongsberg. Fjerdingstad was changed to Erickson by members of the family who had preceded him to the States. I assumer this was to make it easier on the WASPS. Many Americans have a hard enough time as it is with the name "Erickson."

Name: David Gronbeck-Jones
Website:
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From: Victoria, BC, Canada
Time: 1997-11-12 22:39:00
Comments: Surname: GRONBECK (or GRØNBEK?), ALFRED Emigrated from LOFOTEN ISLAND to Canada about 1904. Followed later by sister LAURA. Father (never left Norway) possibly had same name.

Name: Peter McLaren
Website:
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From: Canada
Time: 1997-11-12 19:01:00
Comments: Searching the Sjoli family from Flisa. Farm name is Simonsjoli.

Name: Virginia Wilmoth Beck
Website:
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From: San Diego, CA
Time: 1997-11-12 13:54:00
Comments: My Norwegian ancestor was William Johnson. He married Hester Ann York in England on 7/20/1845. They were in Nekoosa, Wisconsin by the time their first child was born. Their children were: Willard Ai b.10/22/1846; Wilmer Clark b.4/6/1848; Sally Jane b. 5/11/1848 (who married William Sweat & had 3 children); Emily Sophia b. 2/6/1852 (who married Fawn Newman & had 3 children); Mary Wilhemine; Hester Lucretia b. 2/28/1859 (married Julius William Otto & had 9 girls -- my grandmother); Hillary Francis b. 7/22/1863; Matilda Marie b.7/22/1863 (who married William Schlaupitz & had 3 children. The Otto, Sweat and Schlaupitz families moved from Wisconsin to the Wenatchee Valley in Washington State in 1904. I know it's like looking for a needle in a haystack! We researched in Nekoosa, Wisc., and were the brunt of much laughter for searching for a Norwegian William Johnson in Wisconsin -- but here's hoping.

Name: SHARON FOLDVIK
Website:
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From: SEATTLE WA
Time: 1997-11-12 11:01:00
Comments: I AM TRYING TO RESEARCH THE FOLDVIK FAMILY TREE.

Name: John Greer
Website:
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From: Australia
Time: 1997-11-12 02:56:00
Comments: My grandfather was Frederik Edward Smidth from Frederikshald Norway. He married my grandmother in Adelaide South Australia.He had two brothers - one lived in Norway, the other emmigrated to the U.S.A. This is my very first effort at tracing his family!This is all I have to go on!!!

Name: Jeffrey E. Christensen
Website:
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From: Madison, WI
Time: 1997-11-11 16:03:00
Comments: My g.g.-grandfather Andrew Christopherson (Brovald) born on the Brovall farm in Andebu parish (Vestfold Co., Norway) on January 21, 1854. He emigrated to the USA and settled in Stoughton, WI, in 1870's. My g.g.-grandmother Ragnhilde Nilsdotter (Vingum) was born on the Kjerringnes farm Kjerringnes farm in Hafslo parish (Sogn og Fjordane Co., Norway) on July 6, 1854. She emigrated to the USA with her father and step-mother in 1872 and settled in Stoughton, WI. Andrew Brovald and Ragnhilde married on October 22, 1884, in Madison, WI.

Name: Debra Richardson Baxter
Website:
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From: Deer Park, Alabama, USA
Time: 1997-11-11 09:07:00
Comments: Looking for info on family of BREKSTAD, BEULAND, and ANDERSDOTTER (ANDERSDOTHER?). Jacob Hendrik Brekstad, B. Mar. 31, 1853, Bergen, D. Jan. 2, 1883; M. Karen Serena Beuland, Stavenger 1878. Karen was the daughter of Liva Andersdotter and Daniel Beuland. Karen was born Jan. 15, 1854 Nestrand, D. Sept. 29, 1923. Karen came to USA June, 1887, settled in Sheridan, IL, with one daughter, Jacobina Katherine Brekstad. Father Jacob was buried at sea on Jan. 10, 1983, as a captain. Can anyone provide more info?

Name: Kenneth Kippel
Website:
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From: Torrance Calif USA
Time: 1997-11-11 00:49:00
Comments: JOHANSON Karelius grue, solar, hedmark fodt 24 jan 1851 HALVORSON, Alethe Johanne grue, solar, hedmark fodt 30 may 1852. blev gifte 30 may 1875 Keep up the good work. This is a God send!! :-)

Name: Eric Juntwait (Jamtveit)
Website:
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From: California, USA
Time: 1997-11-10 22:30:00
Comments: I am trying to find some history about my family - Jamtveit's

Name: Tom Running
Website:
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From: Cincinnati, OH
Time: 1997-11-10 15:41:00
Comments: Looking for info concerning Lom, Oppland and my ancestors.

Name: Sharon Reck
Website:
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From: Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Time: 1997-11-10 13:25:00
Comments: Researching the family of Andreas Mathias Nilson NOGLEBERG, born 1829 in Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway; came with wife Berthe Marie PETERSDATTER about 1877 to Chicago and then Seattle.

Name: Robert Skoye
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Claresholm, Alberta (originally)
Time: 1997-11-10 09:15:00
Comments: My paternal aunts and uncles told me I grew up that my great grandfather, one Elling Nelson, had emigrated to Devil's Lake/Minot North Dakota in the later part of the 19th century. He had supposedly come from 'the Bergen' area, and changed his surname to where he had come from in Norway. This was all anyone knew. Two years ago, as I prepared for the Birkebeiner ski loppet in Edmonton, I recounted this story to a Norwegian-born woman at a Sons of Norway booth. She looked at my surname, and said that her sister-law came from a small village near Allesund, north of Bergen, called Skodje. I am certain that this is th town from where my ancestor came, but would certainly be interested in investigating further, and learning more about my Norwegian ancestry. Kind regards, Robert Skoye

Name: Gunnar KLEIBERG
Website:
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From: Stavanger, Norway
Time: 1997-11-10 09:16:00
Comments: I was born in Stavanger, county of Rogaland, Norway, an my ancestors come from the community of Nedstrand (now Tysvaer). Anybody with family links to KLEIBERG og KLEBERG (I reckon it is translated into CLAYBURG in the U.S.), please contact me.

Name: Dee Naughton
Website:
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From: Bemidji, MN. USA
Time: 1997-11-09 23:52:00
Comments: Looking for information on a SVEEN farm, located in or around Dokka, Nordreland, Land, areas of Norway. Searching for HANSDATTER, JOHANNESEN, HANSON(sen) families in this area. Karoline HANSDATTER and Johannes JOHANNESEN, had a son Even(Edward) Helmer, b. 1872 in Land. Karoline also had a daughter Anna, b. in Dokka, Norway-May 14, 1883. No birth certificate on Anna, but father probably Johannes JOHANNESEN. Karoline immigrated to the USA in 1885, with the children, changing their names to JOHNSON, and settling in Iowa, possibly Rutland, Humboldt Co., Iowa. Believe she may have had some brothers, named HANSON, who were already in Iowa. Karoline's last name has also been listed as SVEEN (SVEEN Farm?) Would appreciate any help anyone can give me. Thanks.

Name: Blair Gordon
Website:
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From: Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
Time: 1997-11-09 22:12:00
Comments: Am searching for information on Ingvald JORGENSON FLAATE (Flaate is the Farm Name) b. 1895 Romsdal County, Parish of Borgen, sub parish of Skodje. Any help would be appreciated.

Name: Sheryl Dahl
Website:
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From: Burnsville, MN
Time: 1997-11-09 17:18:00
Comments: Looking for links to my paternal grandfather's family: JOSEPH JOHNSON DAHL, born 7/23/1890 in or near Tvedestrand, Norway and came to America with his father (name unknown). Joseph Johnson Dahl married Mary Rebecca Garwood (b. 6/15/1893) on 12/24/1914 in Lake City, Iowa. He had at least one sister: VALBERG DAHL DREESEN, born 11/20/1893 in Norway; and at least one brother: OLAF J. DAHL, born 2/10/1892 in Tvedestrand, Norway. My great-grandfather supposedly deserted the family after he had brought them to America and he may have returned to Norway. I'm interested in finding out what happened to my great-grandfather, and in contacting other descendants.

Name: Elaine Ettestad Keeling
Website:
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From: Prince George, BC Canada
Time: 1997-11-08 23:32:00
Comments: Looking for family info for SCHUDNESHAVN, Stavanger Family name - Mickelson; HURDAL, Akershus - family name Nilson. I have very good historical family and farm information for DRANGEDAL, Telemarken. This parish includes many farms and the family histories as far back as the 1500's. Anyone looking for family from this area feel free to contact me.

Name: Marilyn Coles
Website:
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From: Charleston IL
Time: 1997-11-08 21:21:00
Comments: Looking for info on LEREN and VAAGE from Lesja who immigrated to US late 1800s and settled in Madelia MN.

Name: Joan E. Mickelsen
Website:
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From: n/a
Time: 1997-11-08 20:50:00
Comments: Searching Erlandson/Ellingson, Hansdatter, Olson, Arnesdatter, Simonsdatter in my ancestors. Would like to hear from others searching the same. This a real neat site. Thanks.

Name: Haakon Bjerke
Website: The Bjerke family homepage
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Time: 1997-11-08 17:59:00
Comments: Great page. Great work. We have been here many, many, times and we are always struck by the wealth of genealogy resources you have here. Very professional work. Thank you.

Name: Mary Nelson Kenny
Website:
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From: Bergen, Norway
Time: 1997-11-08 16:19:00
Comments: Family names: Lovseth - homesteaded in Kansas

Name: Rita Peters
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From:
Time: 1997-11-08 15:26:00
Comments: My great-grandmother was from Romedal, Hedmark, Norway. The family lived on the farm of LIllevold for many years. They left there in 1896 for the U.S. and settled in Minnesota. Her name was Gina Christine Olsen (Lillevold), her father was Gulbrand Olsen.

Name: Sarah Burton
Website:
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From: Austin,Texas,USA
Time: 1997-11-08 10:48:00
Comments: My ancestors came originally from Norway,Name was Pykebas in Norway. migrated to England and Scotland around 1068 during Norman Conquest, The name was shortened to Pybas. In 1600's 2 brothers Henry and ? had a sugar cane plantation in the Caribbean. Supposedly family shield is an elephant with sugar cane in background. If anyone has info on this name would be very interested in it. God Bless you all,and our search on our family genealogy.

Name: JER
Website:
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From: California
Time: 1997-11-08 09:33:00
Comments: Trying to help my mother get information on her father's family: KOLVIK and GOSEIDE (spelling?) families from in or around AALESUND (Alesund?), NORWAY. Please contact me if you have information on these families or can put me in contact with a person or group that provides genealogical information from the AALESUND area. E-mail me at mrrrcat@aol.com. Thanks for your help!!

Name: Sue Delaney
Website:
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From: Perham, Minnesota
Time: 1997-11-08 08:44:00
Comments: ELEFSON, Elef Born 1845 SKIEN, TELEMARK, NORWAY

Name: A. Edward Hougo
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Sebring, Florida
Time: 1997-11-08 06:44:00
Comments: Looking for information on Knut Haugen, Osterbo, Sogn og Fjordane. Moved to America in 1864. Osterbo is located about ten miles SE of Aurland-vangen. Also any information on the name Hougo, origin, etc.

Name: David Boyer
Website:
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From: Reading, PA
Time: 1997-11-07 21:47:00
Comments: Seeking info on BOYE Family. (the "O" in BOYE may have a "/" through it)Family left apparrently in stages from their owned farm (BOYE farm?) in Oppland (provence) near Lom, by the Otto river, in Gudbransdalen. My Great-grandpa was Pedar (Boye?):he was born in 1839 and left this farm in 1868 with wife Barbara and 3 children-one daughter died enroute to America (Ellis Island arrival 1868). Apparrently my great-grandpasolder brother, Rasmus, (born 1828) left the Norway farm some time earlier than 1868 and Homesteaded in BECKER COUNTY, Minnesota next to what is now Boyer Lake. Am seeking 1.)specific location of farm in norway and info on whether relatives still own and operate it.( 2.) how and when our name became americanized to BOYER.( 3.) how to find records of location, date, and name of ship they departed from Norway on. (4.) Records of how and when Rasmus Boye/Boyer homesteaded in Becker County, MN. I would welcome communication from anyone who might have insight or info on how I can better research these issues.

Name: LeRoy Holm
Website: Holm's Home Page
Referred by: Net Search
From: Decorah, IA 52101
Time: 1997-11-07 20:37:00
Comments: looking for for my family history back into Norway. My Great Grandparents Knut and Tone Wisland came from Trondhiem to S. Minn in about 1880.

Name: Kristin Pauly
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-11-07 16:39:00
Comments: My grandmother, Kristin SJERN, STERN, or STJERN, emigrated to North Dakota, USA in 1900. She was 21 years old. She had a brother named Otto, who preceded her to North Dakota. She also had perhaps two sisters and two brothers who remained in Oslo. If anybody has any knowledge of this famiy, please e-mail me at kpauly@clark.net Thank You!

Name: JER
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From: California, USA
Time: 1997-11-07 14:41:00
Comments: Looking for relatives of Edward Karl Kolvik of Alesund, Norway, born c. 1900.

Name: Susan Langlo Killian
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From: Illinois, USA
Time: 1997-11-07 13:22:00
Comments: Langlo... Sor Trondelag Byrnes

Name: Melissa Cohen Kirtland
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From: Bakersfield, California
Time: 1997-11-07 09:10:00
Comments: I am doing a family tree, and I know that some of my family is from Norway but I do not know there surnames, the first person that I know of in my family to come to America in the 1930's was William F. Cohen, he then changed his name when he got to New York to William F. Kirtland. I am looking for anyone who could help me finish my research to possibly finsih my family tree to the early 1000's

Name: Candy Nelson
Website:
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From: Sonora, Texas
Time: 1997-11-06 19:11:00
Comments: Searching for info on grandparents. Viar Torsson was born on a farm called Sjous in Skanevik in 1792. Married 1813 to Agota Larsdotter. They lived at the Utstono farm near Etne till 1820. After Agota died in 1854, Viar married Gjertrud Nilsdotter, who was born at the Kvamen farm in 1816. They lived at Osnes. Viar and Agota had the following children: Guri Viarsson, born 1815; Lars Viarsson, born 1817; Marta Viarsdotter, born 1819; Hans Viarsson, born ca 1820 at a farm called Osnes. My gfather was Hans and died in Saratoga, IL., date unkown. Any help would be appreciated. This is a fantastic site. Have spent a lot of time here browsing.

Name: Louella M. Gilbertson
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From: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Time: 1997-11-06 18:16:00
Comments: My Grandfather, Gustav Gilbertson, immigrated from Norway. He had the last name as "Gavik" or "Gevik" and changed it to Gilbertson before he came to the United States. Any relatives that may be in the US or Norway, I would love to hear from. My Grandmother, Hildur "Kjarem" Gilbertson had the last name of "Larson" which was changed to Kjarem when they bought the Jon Larson farm. I have been in contact with some relatives in Norway by the name of Ervik (on my grandmother's side) but would love to have any new information on my family, both sides. Thank you so much.

Name: Harold Hall
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From: ILLinois, USA
Time: 1997-11-05 20:49:00
Comments: I am looking for my Great Grandparents who's last name is Lorenceson and had a duaghter named Mary who married a man named George Hall. Mary passed away in the early seventies and George is still alive and 98 years. Marys parents did not speak english that I knew of, but did come to the US in the sixtey's and passed on shortly there after. I do not know if they were at home in Norway or here in the US. Mary and George were married in Florida, moved to Indiana at some point, because my dad was born there, then moved to a town named Preemption, in ILLinois. They had 5 children, Freida, Dora, Harold Sr., George Jr., and Ellane. If I can find anything about Mary's familly I would be very pleased. She is the only one who could speak to her parents and would not teach anyone her native tongue. Thaks to any and all who may have anything I can use.

Name: Janette Walker
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From: Texas
Time: 1997-11-05 16:23:00
Comments: I'm looking for information about the Tigan (sp) family reunion,in Norway, in the year 2000. My grandmother is Bernadine Sire and my grandfather was Kermit Sire. Bernadine lives in Whapaton, ND. My grandfather's name as changed when his father came to the U.S. His last name was Seri.

Name: Dennis Bergstrand
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From: New Jersey
Time: 1997-11-05 12:57:00
Comments: Would like to hear from friends and family! Father:Arild O. Bergstrand Mother Madien Name:Randi Petersen Born Drammen Norway Grandparents Sweden

Name: Micheal F. Martin
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From: North Pole, AK 99705
Time: 1997-11-05 10:39:00
Comments: KVERNERUD HAGUE nordland

Name: Micheal F. Martin
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From: North Pole, Alaska
Time: 1997-11-05 10:25:00
Comments: I am looking for ancestors from Norway. Surnames from Norway are Kvernerud and Hague. Once we came to America we bought the names of Martin and Severson. Hi from the North Pole

Name: TANYA JOHNSON
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From: POWELLTON, WV
Time: 1997-11-05 09:38:00
Comments: If anyone has any information on ancestors (Ericksen) from Norway, please e-mail me.

Name: Aanund Olsnes
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From:
Time: 1997-11-05 06:42:00
Comments: Looking for distant relatives in the US. Some relations emigrated from the Olsnes Farm, Vinje, Telemark Co. 1863, three brothers, all married. Must have some descendants I guess.

Name: Jan Gunderson
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From: River Falls, WI USA
Time: 1997-11-04 18:40:00
Comments: Three sets of grandparents emigrated from Norway. I have visited their home areas in Norway. Also have family histories but always looking for more information. Would like to make contact with relatives in Norway or US. All grandparents came from Hedmark. Gunder GUNDERSON LILLEAASEN from Solor, Grue parish, b. 15 Aug 1835, m. Hermina HANSDTR. KVERNHAUGEN, Hoff parish, b. 10 Jul 1837. Gunder came emigrated in 1867, Hermaina came with the children the next year. Johan OLSON SPANGBERG from Solor (I think) Stange parish, b. 30 Dec 1843, m. 1867, Anna Jorgene CHRISTIANSON b. 23 Oct 1845. They came to America about 1875. Johan Jensen (KISE) MAELUMSEIE from Ness Parish (on lake Mjosa) b. 8 May 1850, m. 22 Jun 1880 Lise Thomasdtr. LIESEIE b. 30 Sep 1854 from Ness parish. Johan emigrated to Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota May 1883. His wife and three children came in 1884. Great page, thanks.

Name: Jennifer
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From: Chicago
Time: 1997-11-03 20:51:00
Comments: Need to find info on Henry Moum Borge Fredrickssted Kristianson Thune.Married Astrid Julie Stembol on February 16,1918.Henry died August 30,1953.Astrid,July 6,1980.Very important!

Name: Preston Raynie
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-11-02 18:13:00
Comments: Have Norweigan relatives on wife's fathers side. Mostly from Trondheim area. Great-grandfather was Anders Pedersen, born 1829 in Orkdal. His wife was Anne (maybe Ane) Eriksdatter, born iin 1835 in Rendal (or Ovre Rendal) Is there anyone in that area who could find our their parents names? THANKS to all of you who help out.

Name: Preston Raynie
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-11-02 18:03:00
Comments: Anne (or Ane) Eriksdatter. Born in 1835 in Rendal (or Ovre Rendal) Does anyone in that area know where to find out their respective parents? If so, e-mail to pjraynie@aol.com and THANKS.

Name: Eileen Barmen Deer
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From: Screven, Georgia USA
Time: 1997-11-02 16:14:00
Comments: I am trying to locate relatives who supposedly live on the island of Barmen somewhere around Reisir, Norway. Any help you can provide will be appreciated. i will check back on this page in a day or so.

Name: Geir Ottesen
Website:
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From: Norway
Time: 1997-11-02 09:49:00
Comments: Wonderful page ! I am looking for my grand-mother's cousin LOUISE born MICHELSEN born in Kristiania (Oslo) 1892. She emigrated to Chicago around 1920. Her husband's name is probably Carl, and she has at least two children; ERNA and MARRY JANE. Both born arond 1920-25 and they both had measles i 1928. They probably lived on the south side of Chicago . She did have a brother called Bernt Einar Michelsen born 1880 and he may have been living in Chicago as well. Grateful for any information Geir Ottesen rieg@online.no

Name: Per Saxvik
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From: North Vancouver, BC Canada
Time: 1997-11-01 14:51:00
Comments: My uncle Kristian EVENSEN SAKSVIK, born 1883 in MALVIK, NORWAY emigrated to USA in 1907, apparently the destination was Mindt, South Dacota. Kristian was one of five children of Even Eriksen SAKSVIK and Hanna KRISTENSDATTER, owner of the farm SAKSVIK UPPER in MALVIK, near Trondheim Norway. Kristian might have used the surname EVENSEN, SAKSVIK or SAXVIK. My father changed his surname SAKSVIK to SAXVIK at or before 1911. Please forward info by E-mail to persaxvik@msn.com Thank You

Name: Lois Weaver
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From: Oklahoma
Time: 1997-11-01 12:58:00
Comments: Searching for HJELM (b. 1832) from Stavanger and CHRISTENSON (b. 1854) from Christiansand. Both men ended up in Clay County, Kansas. Believe there are relatives named TOW in Iowa or Illinois. Greatest thrill would be to find someone of either name looking for cousins in America.

Name: DAN BRAGER
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From: EVERETT, WASHINGTON
Time: 1997-11-01 10:47:00
Comments: Ancestor's surname was BRAKA

Name: Audny Frøyland
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From: Kvernaland.Norway
Time: 1997-11-01 08:48:00
Comments: I like it.

Name: Cindi Gray
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From: Nashville,TN
Time: 1997-10-31 21:56:00
Comments: I am looking for any info an the SAUGSTAD family name. My grandfather was Robert Evon Saugstad. He was born in Minot, North Dakota on 1-14-14. His fathers name was Norman Saugstad. I'm afraid that's all I know about that side of my family. If this sounds familiar to anyone please e-mail me.

Name: Sandy McDougall
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From: Fairbanks, Alaska
Time: 1997-10-31 20:51:00
Comments: AMUNDSEN TAUGBØL, Eidskog, Hedemark PEDERSEN UNUMBSMYREN, Brandval, Hedemark GUDMUNDSEN EK (or EG), Brandval, Hedemark

Name: dee harris
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From: ogden utah
Time: 1997-10-31 20:48:00
Comments: GAARDER

Name: Richard Hatfield
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From: Madison, Wisconsin
Time: 1997-10-31 20:15:00
Comments: Mothers maiden name: Nelson [Hibbing, Minnesota], Kathryn Isabelle. Her Mothers name: Olga Nelson [Oslo, Norway]. I [Richard Hatfield] lived in Bloomington; Apple Valley and Eagan, Minnesota for 34 years. Currently reside in Conyers, Georgia. I've been investigating Norge Heritage; culture; language etc. for a few months now. My wife [maiden name - Stover] who lived in Minnesota for 20 years is Norge by proxy. We both research the "net" and compile information on Scandinavia, with particular interest in Norway. We plan to tour in '98. Here in Georgia we actually have a few Svenska friends! Thankfully, I've remembered most of the things my Grandma Olga taught me and my Mother. HEIA NORGE!

Name: jane running
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From: near lom
Time: 1997-10-31 17:23:00
Comments: My husband's family is of some interest to me. We worked at one time with a gentleman in the area in which they lived in Norway. We learned a fair amount that way. Apparently the way in which names were used in immigration in the 1870's meant that a fair variety of cousins became somewhat less known. I am also interested in learning whether I can trace naturalizaiton papers for my husband's grandfather. They settled in southwestern Minnesota in Watawon County.

Name: GAARDER
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From: Otter Tail County, Minnesota
Time: 1997-10-31 16:24:00
Comments: I am looking for my ancestors in Norway, Andreas GAARDER, who came from Toten. His wife was Berte HAMBERG GAARDER from Toten. They came to the US in the 1880's and settled in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The GAARDER family were mostly musicians and businessmen, I have been told. In my reasearch, I have come to a "dead end" on the GAARDER & HAMBERG families. Anyone out there heard of them? I believe they eventually settled in Minneapolis. Some of their children were: Mina, Lauritz, Mathilda, Arthur, Marie, Josephine.

Name: Dawn Hughes
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From: Alaska
Time: 1997-10-31 14:21:00
Comments: looking for relatives that lived in Norway

Name: Garrett D. Olson
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From: Thief River Falls, Mn by way of father Floyd
Time: 1997-10-31 11:56:00
Comments: I'm having a tough time trying to locate Hans Olson, Minnie Olson(Erickson) my grandparents. I however can seem to find everybody elses would appreciate any thoughts, have ordered some information help

Name: Olsnes, Aanund
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From: Vinje, Norway
Time: 1997-10-31 03:44:00
Comments: My great-grandfather bought the Olsnes farm 1863 from some cousins who subsequently left for the US. I believe they used the Olsnes family name, and I should be very interested if it was possible to track any descendants. Aa. Olsnes

Name: michael dale moen
Website: cedar inn motel
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From: starbuck minnesota USA
Time: 1997-10-30 21:12:00
Comments: ancestor surnames Thorstad, Larson, Olson, Moen

Name: Ken Kranhold
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From: Prescott, AZ
Time: 1997-10-30 21:03:00
Comments: I have been doing extensive research on my Norwegian ancestors (mostly on and near Senja Island, Troms, and from the Gausdal area of Oppland. I'll have more to write about later. Interesting queries. Hope to help on some answers later.

Name: Victoria McCarty
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From: Camano Island WA
Time: 1997-10-30 19:19:00
Comments: Researching Saugstad family from Ringsaker area of Hedmark county, near Hamar, Norway. Came to America first settling in Wisconsin - then to Iowa and to the Dakotas.

Name: ROBERT G. OLSEN ASDAL
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From: IND. PORTLAND OR.
Time: 1997-10-30 09:45:00
Comments: I think what you are doing is great. I have complete history of OLSEN ASDAL. Very detailed.

Name: Mary E. Kaeser
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From: B. Mpls, MN , currently Harrison, Oh
Time: 1997-10-30 06:51:00
Comments: Great page!! Researching Hans HANSEN from Grimstad Norway. Had a daughter Anna Hansen who went to USA in 1906? and married Ole Bernhardt KRISTIANSEN changed to Berger in USA in 1908. Ole was from Baastad in the county of Ostfold. HVESSER was the farm. Related to the famous painter Gustav WENTZEL Any connections please e-mail me.

Name: Norbryhn
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From: Long Beach, Ca
Time: 1997-10-29 22:35:00
Comments: I'm trying to trace my family roots. I was told that originally prior to coming to the state our family name was Norbryhnheld or something to that effect. There aren't many of us around but I would like to find our roots in Norway. Thanks

Name: rick anderson
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From: raleigh, nc
Time: 1997-10-29 11:21:00
Comments: My grandparents came from Oslo, Norway -- Thorleif Kirkemo lena lone.

Name: Charlotte Boger
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From: Oslo, Norway
Time: 1997-10-29 07:08:00
Comments: Looking for relatives in USA... Martin, Isaac and Fred. Boyer (Boger) came to Chicago and La Crosse,... Henry Hendricsson (from Valdres) married their sister (Walborg), and wrote the book "Out from the darkness". Ca.1860s?

Name: Sally Oleson
Website:
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From: Astoria, OR
Time: 1997-10-28 23:27:00
Comments: HOGELI, Marthin/Martin born Stavanger 11/14/1850 m. Caroline/ Carrie. To US via Liverpool, Cunard Lines, arrive Boston 5/6/ 1880. Children: Inga b 6/1879 Norway; Henry, 4/1884 Washington; Carl, 7/1886 Oregon; Matilda,7/1887 OR; Bertina,11/1880 OR; Johanna, 10/1872 WA; Alfred,3/1876 WA. Seek ancestors & US family. Thank you for the wonderful site!

Name: Ryan Calvin Nestibo
Website:
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From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
Time: 1997-10-28 14:32:00
Comments: I come southwestern Manitoba. My grandpa is Norwegian. My surname "Nestibo" comes from the name "NORSTEBO". My Great grandmother was a "HAAKENSTAD". We live very close to north central North Dakota, where there are a lot of Norwegian descendents.

Name: Lynne French
Website:
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From: Ohio
Time: 1997-10-28 09:54:00
Comments: This is a wonderful resource for researchers! Thanks!!

Name: wanda lantz
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From: saskatchewan,Canada
Time: 1997-10-28 09:00:00
Comments: Researching ancestors of JOHANNA ENOKSEN. Her parents were KNOK ENOKSEN and JORGINE JORGENSDATTER. They lived in Trysil .Norway.Any information would be apprieciated. Thanks

Name: Heidy Thyra Sjoen
Website:
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From: New York
Time: 1997-10-28 08:03:00
Comments: My parents are from ARENDAL. Sjoen was taken from a family farm many years ago.

Name: Marlyce Wilkerson
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From: North Dakota Originally
Time: 1997-10-28 03:56:00
Comments: HEGDAHL, BRAKSTAD and/or FERSTAD, ELIE: Looking for info on Sivert Arntsen Hegdahl and his wife Christine Olive Olsdatter Brakstad from Inderon area. Their children were: Peder Sivert[sen] (my grandfather), Julius A., Inga, Anna, Emma or maybe Olive, Julia, Sivert Olaf and Johannes. I know Peder, Julius and Julia immigrated to the US early 1900's and settled in Starbuck, MN and then in North Dakota. Also info on Edward Kristinas Ferstad and his wife Talle Rebecca Elie. Both born in Inderon/Trondhjem areas. Edward immigrated to US in 1882 through Canada to Pope County, MN and then in North Dakota. Great website...

Name: Jeannie Knutson
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From: USA
Time: 1997-10-27 21:47:00
Comments: Relatives from MORE OG ROMSDAL: Akero, Sandoy, Ona, Vestnes, Trondhiem. Our names include:Knud JORGENSON (b.Vestnes) m. Ivrine ARNESDATTER 1834. (Her folks:Arne IVARSEN & Gjertrude SEVERSDtr?) Their children: Gjertrude, Petrine, Elan, Knud Elias KNUDSEN who m. 1. Emte Marie Larsdatter from Orskog/Sokelven Trusing 1873 (her folks: Lars OLSON & BertheRASMUSDATER) and 2. Beret M. OLSDATTER b.1858 Gaulsst, father Ole OLSON/Anders of Solemsja?. (Beret & Knute had: F. KonradKNUTSEN b.1895) Emte Marie & Knute/Knud had: Iver, Knut L., Nils, Hannah KNUTSON-CHRISTIANSON, & Rasmus A. KNUDSEN b.1884. Ona/Ohnen. Rasmus m. 1. Marie SVEEN. (Her parents: Hans SVEEN & Matia (who had Ole SVEEN) inTrondheim. 2. Bessie OVERLAND- JOHNSON m. in North Dakota USA. ANYONE HAVE ANY LINKS TO THESE NAMES?

Name: Peter Hawkins
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From: Mt. Iron, Minnesota,USA
Time: 1997-10-27 19:35:00
Comments: Looking for surnames BRATTGJERDE and BRODWALL from Laerdal, Sogn og Fjordane and Oslo.

Name: Helen Haugland Pratti
Website:
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From: Originally, Bay Ridge Brooklyn
Time: 1997-10-27 18:09:00
Comments: Anyone researching ASKOY, outside of Bergen? Names in my family are IVERSEN and HANSEN from the GODVIK farm.

Name: Ronald L Guttu
Website:
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From: Mount Vernon, WA
Time: 1997-10-26 20:17:00
Comments: My family is from Ringebu and has lived on the same farm for over four hundred years. Most descendants are in the United States but many are still in Norway. I have traced back 14 generations with help from several of my cousins.

Name: Lynn A. Miller
Website:
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From: Appleton, WI
Time: 1997-10-26 18:10:00
Comments: surnames: "kommune" GULBRANSON fredricstadt THORSEN ronheim STENE ronheim

Name: Philip Walker
Website:
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From: Edmonton, Alberta,Canada
Time: 1997-10-26 11:36:00
Comments: My Grandmothers maiden name was Amundsen. Her father was a Norwegian Sea Captain just like his cousin Roald Amundsen. Any interesting stories or people from this strong bloodline?

Name: Magne Haukelidsæter
Website:
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From: Hardanger
Time: 1997-10-26 09:40:00
Comments: : I'm searching for my relatives in the US. The family name are "Maakestad" in Norway Torgils Maakestad move to USA in 1847 (Born 1827) He was a farmer I don't where, Knut Maakestad move to USA in 1855 (Born 1834) He was a farmer in Iowa. This to was brothers. They was married to two sisters. Torgils took the name Newton when he settle in the USA. Vigleik Maakestad born 1850, he was a seaman he came to USA around 1875. He was killed in a fatal car accident in 1913. Sjur Maakestad born 1855 move to USA 24.mars.1881 from Bergen, farmer in Ellsworth, Iowa. Thorgils Maakestad born 1859 move to USA 02. June 1880 from Bergen, This was also brothers, They were my G grandfather brothers. My grandfather was also in USA in 7- 8 years. His name was Knut Maakestad. Guro Maakestad born 1844 married to Jacob Olson Opheim they have 5 children name is Olav; Georg, Jane, Julie and Tina.

Name: Erik Kofoed
Website:
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From: Oslo, Norway.
Time: 1997-10-25 23:55:00
Comments: I am living in Norway and have access to some sources of information. If any americans would like me to try to try to look up their ancestors who is still alive here in Norway thru my sources I'd be happy to help them !! Just send me a mail ! -But Please be pacient - I do other things too - this is just a special service !!

Name: Donna Nokken
Website:
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From: Milwuakee, WI
Time: 1997-10-25 19:07:00
Comments: Looking for any information on my great grandfather Ole Pedersen Nokken. He left Norway in 1863 and moved to Fargo North Dakota. Also looking for any information about great grandmother Emma Baekkeli from Grand in Hadeland, Norway. She was born Nov 19, 1884 and located in Grafton North Dakota in 1900. Emma married Otto Wangsness from Sogn Norway in 1885. If any relatives to any of the above please e-mail me.

Name: Craig Ryder
Website:
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From: San Diego
Time: 1997-10-25 18:39:00
Comments: SATHER, John Peter came to the US via Chicago about 1863 with sons Martin and Laurizt and daughter Mary Anne. Came from Oslo. Cousins Carl Sather and V. Bye of Chicago. Farmed in Renville County Minnesota from 1872 to his death in 1890?

Name: Kjell T. Borgsjø
Website:
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From: Norway
Time: 1997-10-25 13:54:00
Comments: I'm searching for my relatives in the US. The family name are "Løkken" in Norway or maybe Lokken in the US. When it comes to genealogy i am a beginner and started with this summer 1997

Name: Steven Moen
Website:
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From: Houston, Texas
Time: 1997-10-25 12:27:00
Comments: Looking for relatives with ancestors in Leikanger, Sogn og Fjordane, especially from the farms HUSEBO, ENGESAETER, GRINDE, SUPPHAMMER, NJOS, and many others. Also, looking for relatives with ancestors from Valdres and Gucbrandsdalen (Kvam, MOEN)

Name: Heather Jackson (Hendrickson)
Website:
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From: Spokane, WA
Time: 1997-10-25 02:03:00
Comments: I would like to find out more about my Grandfather's family on my father's side. It is pretty much impossible to recieve any help from his family, my father passed away dec 96 i never had the chance to meet him and nknow very little but names of his family. I would love to find out who I am related to and where they are. am aware that I do have living relatives in Norway but where and who Beats me? think you can help?

Name: Hakon Bjerke
Website: Bjerke Family Homepage
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From: Honolulu
Time: 1997-10-24 22:16:00
Comments: Hello, Nice homepage.

Name: Sharon Ulberg
Website:
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From: Berthold, ND
Time: 1997-10-24 21:49:00
Comments: Looking for sur-names WELTIKOL, HALLINGHAUGEN, from the Ringerike area in Norway.

Name: Arleen Witt
Website:
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From: Rescue, Calif
Time: 1997-10-24 20:58:00
Comments: Searching for Neils LARSON born 1866 Norway. Came to Anerican in 1870 with parents. Settled in Lake Preston, South Dakota. Married Anna ??? also from Norway, she was born in 1867. Also came to American as a infant with her parents. Looking for parents of both and other links. e-mail if you have info. Thanks.

Name: Sue Husebo Zimmerman
Website:
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From: Omaha, NE
Time: 1997-10-24 19:23:00
Comments: I'm looking for information about my Great Grandfather Johannes I Husebo who immigrated to the US in 1870 with his parents Ingemar Hansson Husabo and Kari Larsdtr Ohnstad. I have been searching through the 1801 census.

Name: Vic & Peggy McElroy
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From: IL
Time: 1997-10-24 10:54:00
Comments: My g-grandfather was Petter Johnneson born 1825 in Vesene Swedenhis parents ; father Johannes Danielsson (1791-1862) Granliden; mother Catharina Andreasdotter died 1862 at Tokatorp, Sweden. Petters wife Christina Andreasdotter (1832-1916)was born Ornunga, Alvsborg, Sweden, her parents; Andreas Wahl born 1790in Stanhogen Sweden; his wife Christina Andreas, born 1793. Somewhere there is a Daniel Bengtsson and wife Maja Persdotter from Tokatorp, Vesene parish.(this is my first attempt at names from other countries; and as you can see I am having difficult time) Vic.

Name: William F. Olsen
Website:
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From: Plymouth, MA
Time: 1997-10-24 07:25:00
Comments: My grandfather, John Olsen, came to America, with His brother Nels. I don't know the date, I do have a copy of his birth certificate at home, he was born in Bergen Norway. I plan to visit Bergen in 1999. How would I locate were he lived and if I have relatives there?

Name: Jodie Tweed
Website:
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From: Pequot Lakes, MN USA
Time: 1997-10-23 18:52:00
Comments: I'm looking for relatives by the name of TVEIT in Norway and the family farm of TVEIT SVEIO, specifically family of Egil TVEIT (b.4.18.1898) in Skaredalen, Haugesund, Norway and Torgeir TVEIT (10.16.1896) in Volder, Skjold, Norway. My great-great-grandfather, Johannes Tveit (b.1868 d.1922). came to America in 1868 and changed his name to John Tweed. His siblings were Erik, Anna, Ola, and Hans. Hans and Ola took over the farm in 1867. Johannes was the first Tveit to emigrate to America, but several years later some of his brother Hans and Ola Tveit's descendents did. His parents were Hans Eriksen Tveit (1799-1867) who married Lisbeth Vandaskog. Hans' parents were Erik Hansen Fatland (d.1830) and Ingeborg Kjellesvick(d. 1823) from the Lillienskjold family. He bought Tveit in Sveio around 1800 and changed his name. Please e-mail if you know anything about the TVEIT family.

Name: Harry Larson
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From: St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Time: 1997-10-23 15:39:00
Comments: Interested in hearing from anyone in Valdress Norway who may know information or how to find information Anders Landmark., born 1807 in Norde Aurdal, Valdress, Norway. Wife Olea Olsdatter also Valdress. Son Andrew Aaberg (Anesh Nogden?), born June 24, 1851 in Norde Aurdal, Valdress Norway,. Anders never immigrated to USA. Andrew Originally immigrated to Dane County Wisconsin and settled in Starbuck , Minnesota, USA. Any help would be appreciated.

Name: Pat Van Wormer
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From: WI
Time: 1997-10-23 15:19:00
Comments: BROVALD, Andrew Christopherson from the Oslo area, possibly kBiri or Toten region, possibly the farm Brovold on the outskirsts of Toten. Vignom, Rachel who married Andrew Brovald, also from area near where Andrew was from. She may have been from Vingrom, a farm on the outskirts of Toten. Have a source who says they may be in the following book: Biri - Snertingdal brgdebok Gjovik: Mariendal, 1951-1954.

Name: Ruthe White
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From: California
Time: 1997-10-23 14:29:00
Comments: Most of my Norwegian ancestors came from Telemark - Bamble, Sannidal, Solum especially. Farms: Schieldbred, Klovholt, Humlestad, Rinde, Roverod, Aby. Ancestor who immigrated: Ole Christian Pedersen, son of Peder Olsen and Anne Hellene Larsdatter. Name was changed to Peterson in America.

Name: Gerald L. Harder
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From: Pontiac, Illinois
Time: 1997-10-22 21:50:00
Comments: My grandfather was Ole ARNESON from the Stavanger area. He imigrated to Illinois in the 1890's at the age of 18. He changed his name to Helgeson, as he felt that sounded more American. I am trying to find soe "old country" links to research roots information. I know there are relatives but no one here has attempted to establish any links. Thank you........

Name: Angelique Stringer
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From: Martin, TN
Time: 1997-10-22 20:15:00
Comments: My fianceé's family is from Norway. His grandfather came here when he was young. His name was Noren Jahr. Charlie and I would like to find some Norweigan names for when we decide to have children. Hopefully we can find some names of his own ancestors that we can use.

Name: Amy Case
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From: Austin, Texas
Time: 1997-10-22 10:27:00
Comments: Searching for more info on: HJELMERVIK (Slanevik), RYG (Etna), STUDLE (Etna), VIG or WIIG(Skanevik), and SJOHUS. Thanks!

Name: kathryn haugan
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From: virginia beach , va
Time: 1997-10-21 18:50:00
Comments: Looking for ancestors in Sioux City. My grandfather, Charles Haugan, was born to Andrew Haugan, mother unknown, in 1888 in Sioux City. Any hints? Andrew and his wife were immigrants from Norway and Lutherans. That's all i know.

Name: kathryn haugan
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From: virginia beach, va
Time: 1997-10-21 18:52:00
Comments: My father's family is from Sioux City, Iowa. We know his mother's side back to 1610 - sephardic jews who migrated from spain to german to new england, then to iowa. We know little about his father's family. My father was Paul Andrew Haugan, born 3/4/13 in Sioux city. His father was Charles Haugan, born in Sioux City 2/27/1888. Both of Charles' parents were from Norway, but I have no names or dates of virth or anything. If these names ring any bells, let me know.

Name: Nancy Hunsaker
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From: California
Time: 1997-10-19 21:19:00
Comments: Looking for my relataives who came from Trondhjem, Norway, Ole Johnson Sylte FJARLI, b. 1825, wife Gertrude J. MYREN b. 2 Feb 1829. I believe Awd Thoe HALVORSON also came from Norway and his wife JG HORVAI (HORVE) came from Voss, Bergen, Norway. Please contact me should you have any information. Thanks so much. Nancy

Name: Marlene Avery
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From: Euclid, OH
Time: 1997-10-19 15:14:00
Comments: I am searching for my Norewgian ancestors. My g-grandmother is Anna Helene who was the Daughter of Ole Andreas Rasmussen (of) Aakra. Anna Helene was b. 1865 in either Aakra or Bilkshavn. She was the immigrant ancestor. She married Evan Claus Harvorson (Lee) in 1887 in Grand Forks, N.D. This is a great site - it has given me a lot of info on Norwegian research.

Name: Charlotte Bohney
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From: Idaho now
Time: 1997-10-19 13:52:00
Comments: Looking for relatives on my mothers side with last name of Sandley which we think used to be Ivern in Oslo, Norway area. Not sure when they changed the last name. Andrew and Maria Ivern? had 4 children: Nettie, Henry, Ole, and Albert. Albert only one born in USA. Ole Christian is my mothers Grandfather who married Amy VanVorhiss and lived in Wisconsin.

Name: Randi Lee Babcock
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From: Apple Valley, CA 92307
Time: 1997-10-19 11:48:00
Comments: My mother's parents were both born in Norway. Most family members were from Telemark: Kragero, Sannidal; Buskerud: Holla, Honefos, Kongsberg; and Ostfold: Moss, Raade. I would be happy to exchange GEDCOM or printed information. Some Family Names: Johan Ludvig Schweigaard m. to Alhed Kjaerbo, 1770 Kongsberg; Osten Olsen m. to Inger Syeensdatter, 1810 Holla; le Arnesen Seierstad m. to Syrene Syvertsdatter Wael abt. 1770 Kongsberg; Kittil Evensen m. to Aase Ansteensdatter, abt. 1840 Kragero; Nils Severin Madsen m. to Berthe Marie Jensdatter Monsen, 1843 Moss; Jens Monsen (Mogensen) b. 10 July 1846 Moss, Ostfold; m. to Maren Kionigsdatter, 1815 Raade, Ostfold. I am particularly interested in finding relatives of Jens Marinius Magnus Madsen (Nilsen), m. to Karen Elise Marie 1867 Norderhov, Buskerud; children: Nils Severin Jensen, Bodil Marie Jensdatter, Johanne Jensdatter, Jens Jensen and possibly others. Jens's father is the Nils Severin Madsen listed above Married to Berthe Marie. Jens's brother (Nils Severin b. 1 Nov 1866 Honefos or Norderhov, Buskerud) is my grandfather (my mother's father). My mother's mother is Aasilde Christine (Evensdatter) Kittilsen b. 27 May 1876 Kragero, Telemark. Her father is Even Kittilsen m. to Marthilde Olsdatter Ostensen. Even's parents are Kittil Evensen and Aase Ansteensdatter. Marthilde's father is Ole Ostensen, son of Osten Olsen above; Marthilde's mother is Olette Severine Ludvigsdatter Schweigaard, granddaughter of the Johan Ludvig Schweigaard above. I would be happy to correspond with any living relatives of these people.

Name: Verda Henson
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From: Manchester, KY
Time: 1997-10-18 22:27:00
Comments: I have ancestors from Norway and I am trying to find out more information on them. Eystein Glumra and his father Ivar, the Great, Jarl of the Uplanders are my ancestors.

Name: Dan Ulberg
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From: Northern California
Time: 1997-10-18 19:59:00
Comments: My Great Grandfather Ole OLSEN ULBERG was born 20 Feb 1853, but we don't know where in Norway. He and his brother(we don't have a name either) left Norway in the late 1800s and migrated to America. Ole married Randine Marthea KNUDSEN on 27 Dec 1853, she was born 26 Oct 1853 in Lybek, Torpa/NorLan, Norway. Her parents were Christian KNUDSEN and Karen Mathea OLSDATTER. The got married in Blair, Trempealeau, Wisconsin. Sometime around 1900 Ole took his family to California. Could you help me with Ole?

Name: Catelin Cairnes
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From: Eugene, Oregon
Time: 1997-10-18 19:48:00
Comments: Looking for any info on GULSVIG or REIERSGAARD. Thanks so much!!

Name: Geir Ottesen
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From: Asker, Norway
Time: 1997-10-18 14:26:00
Comments: Really an informative page, I am most impressed ! Sorry, I think I was a bit too quick in writing my entry the other day ( I was taken a bit by surprise) so I will try again.. I am looking for my great-aunt LOUISE (or LOVISE) CHRISTIANSEN born 1878 in Kristiania (now Oslo). She crossed the Atlantic on the Thingvalla Line's "Hekla "", leaving Kristiania on the 3 Sept 1896 with Chicago as the ultimate destination . She would have arrived Ellis Island some two weeks later She married someone named POWERS, but Powers must either have died or they divorced. She later married FRANK DREW and assumed the name LOVA DREW and obtained a certain reknown as an opera-singer and pianist. She died from cancer of the stomach in a Chicago hospital on May 10 the 1928, and was buried in Chicago on May 13 th. An obituary was published in a Chicago paper shortly afterwards paying tribute to her musical talents. She left a daughter (or step-daughter) named JUNE born 18 June 1913. I assume that June's surname was Powers, but it may have been Drew. I am also looking for a great-uncle named PEDER (PER) CARLSEN born i Kiristianina 8 June 1890. He emigrated at an age of approximately 20, changed his name to PETE OVESEN, and probably went to Canada where he may have established his own delivery-service. On the back of a photo it says "Pete Ovesen, delivery service Prince Rupert, BC Canada". The photo is taken of him in front of a house no 248. Later, I am told, he became a janitor or care-taker with General Electric in Chicago, and they lived in METROPOLE STREET. They had a relation or friend called JOSEPHINE and her grand-dauguter RUTH living at or near HICHT STREET. Pete married another Norwegian immigrant , a widow (or divorcee) named MARIE, possibly from Drammen. Marie had at least one child called REIDAR possibly also a daughter called LENA, but she may instead have been Reidar's wife. Reidar had two children, BILLY and JULIE born around 1944 and 1947, give or take a couple of years. PETE OVESEN died 15 January 1953, most likely in Chicago. Grateful for any information or hints Geir Ottesen, Asker, Norway rieg@online.no

Name: Jan Fougner
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From: Oslo, Norway
Time: 1997-10-18 08:53:00
Comments: FOUGNER, LILLEHAMER and OSLO. I moved to the US with my family in November of 1949.

Name: Sunny Thomas
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From: Portland, OR
Time: 1997-10-17 23:05:00
Comments: Looking for information re Boe's. My mother came to the US when she was 13. They lived on an island off the coast of Norway. No one has been particularly forthcoming about historical information in my family. Thank you for any help you can give me.

Name: Ron Nelson
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From: Norse, Texas
Time: 1997-10-17 22:07:00
Comments: family arrived in Texas from Norway(not sure where in Norway in mid-19th century. family names Nelson and Nystel. looking for any information. thanks.

Name: Edward P. Gantzer
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From: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Time: 1997-10-17 16:42:00
Comments: Yours is the best private page I have yet found on genealogy for Norway. I am a novice at researching my family tree. You have given me some valuable links and information. Thank you for your (obvious) pain-staking work in constructing your home page & links. All the best, Ed Gantzer

Name: Bev
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From: Albany, Oregon USA
Time: 1997-10-17 16:35:00
Comments: Researching great-great grandparents Andreas and Karina Gjerde from Gjerdsvika, Sande county.

Name: Piatt Shewmaker
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From: Norfolk, Va.
Time: 1997-10-17 10:31:00
Comments: Researching LARSEN, ELIASON, VOLDSTAD from Aalesund

Name: M. Weber
Website: Weber World
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From: Blacksburg, VA USA
Time: 1997-10-16 13:01:00
Comments: Just surfing. I have some norweigian blood, but have no idea how or where to trace it.

Name: Jeff
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From: Bellingham WA
Time: 1997-10-16 11:19:00
Comments: I am curently doing a school project on Norway and would very much apppreciate it if anyone with any cultural info could help me out! Thanks alot. Jeff

Name: J. TAYLOR
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From: WASHINGTON
Time: 1997-10-16 09:19:00
Comments: researching the name AASE ELIDA NILSON

Name: Chris Johnson
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Time: 1997-10-15 19:53:00
Comments: KRISTENSEN,MJONDALEN, near Kristiansand, Vest Agder (1850s). KRISTOFERSEN,Kristiansand,Vest Agder 1800s. Repeat of JOHANNESSEN, LOVDAL, DYPVAG, Aust Agder. TORJUSEN, HOLT, DYPVAG, Aust Agder and SELFJORD,Telemark.Have made two great contacts through your site. Thanks.

Name: MARK STORSTEEN
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From: BUTTE MONTANA, USA
Time: 1997-10-15 10:20:00
Comments: Looking for sites related to the Storsteen family. Found Storstein mountain on map. Looking for the city. Also looking for family info. Great Grandvather Mathias Storsteen came to U.S. around 1860. Not a lot of info. Any info will help. Send info to Piano52@webtv.net. thanks Great site, and page, thanks for the links too. Will go looking for more.

Name: Geir Ottesen
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From: Oslo, Norway
Time: 1997-10-14 22:54:00
Comments: Looking for data of my Grand Aunt Lova Drew whose real name was Louise Christiansen born 1878 most likely in Christiania an emigrated at the age of 17. Died from somach-cancer in Chicago 10 May 1926. Left a daughter called JUNE born 18 May 1913. June's surname may be Powers or Drew. Also looking for a grand-uncle named Pete Ovesen. His birth name was Peder Carlsen, born i Christiania 8 June 1890. Worked with General Electric in Chicago. Married another Norwegian emigrant Named Marie, possibly from Drammen. From a previous marriage she had two (?) children, Lena and Reidar. Reidar had two chldren Billy and Julie. Pete died in the early fities.

Name: Phyllis Burnett
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From: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Time: 1997-10-14 17:50:00
Comments: The farm names of our ancestors are STORLID and SVOLSBRU, in Kviteseid, Telemark. I have all the information that appears in Kviteseid Bygdesoge but would appreciate any other information anyone might have. I would like to find descendants of Olav Olavsson & Øli Larsdotter of STORLID and Knut Gunnarsson & Jorunn Aasmundsdotter of SVOLSBRU. Thank you for this valuable service.

Name: Michael G. Gordon
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From: Logan, Utah, USA
Time: 1997-10-14 17:04:00
Comments: I have information on, but interested in increasing my knowledge of, families from the Hamar and Nes areas (Hadeland) Evanstad, Larson (from Odegaarden near Brottum; which became my present surname, Gordon); and over at Oppland the Dyste and Haugtvedt (north from Jevnaker) families. The Evanstad family is fairly well documented (we held a reunion in Norway, June and July, 1988), the Larson least documented. I made video tapes of the Hamar and Nes areas, as well as the Bennet tour route through the Peer Gynt road, through Gudbrandsdalen, Otta, west through Romsdalen, over the Trollstigen, southward to Bergen, then by rail back to Oslo. (Wow! Wonderful adventure).

Name: Mike McCandless
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From: California
Time: 1997-10-14 13:16:00
Comments: Am researching the name BELANDER. My mother listed "Christiana" (Oslo) as her parents' city of origin. Does this mean anything to you? I am guessing that this may be a corruption of the original name...possibly Wielander? All suggestions and information welcome.

Name: Earl Kymala
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Time: 1997-10-14 19:52:00
Comments: This is a reply to Barry Wright whose message was entered 8-18-97. Hans Grimsbo was my great grandfather. I have a lot of information about him going back to 1600. My grandfather was John Erland Grimsbo who was the older brother of Elizabeth Grimsbo. I also have some information about her and her husband Leonard Mattson. My aunts and uncles have more information. You can contact me by e-mail at ekymala@csus.edu or you can leave me a message here.

Name: Debbie Chan
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From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Time: 1997-10-13 21:05:00
Comments: Searching for HAUGLAND and HUMBORSTAD, from the Davik Parish of 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!