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Tor Kvien - 05/15/98 10:42:54
My Email:tkvien@eunet.no

Comments:
Searching information on JOHAN HENRIK KVIEN who emigrated 18 years old from Nordfjord to Canada 1912. Lived in Toronto 1920. Descandants?? Any information will be of interest. For phonetic reasons he changed name to Johan K. KVINNE.

Nathan Sande - 05/15/98 06:13:42
My Email:sande@alaska.net

Comments:
Looking for information on SANDE, Sandefjord, Norway. Just curious how many others with my last name might know what, who, where...hope to hear from y'all.

Kjell Hamberg - 05/15/98 05:55:38
My Email:kjell.hamberg@tm.telia.no

Comments:
Searching for descendants of brothers Joseph and Einar (ENGEBRETSEN) HAMBERG, both born in Oslo/Christiania, Norway approx. 1880. Came to the US approx. 1902. Resided in the Albert Lea area in 1904.

ART MATHISON - 05/14/98 20:37:28
My Email:artm@texanet.net

Comments:
Seeking info on Johan MATHISEN (aka John MATHESON), Michael MATHISEN, and Jensine AANES, all born in Mosjoen, Nordland County, all immigrants to Montana. Johan born Apr 8, 1858; Michael, Aug 15, 1859; Jensine, Aug 14, 1857. Michael married Anna Jakob EN in Mosjoen, Jun 6, 1868.

Chad J Sundsbak - 05/14/98 18:47:10
My Email:Chadsu@yahoo.com

Comments:
My name is Chad Sundsbak from Bismarck, North Dakota USA and I am looking for any people in Norway with the name SUNDSBAK. My great grandfather was Bertel Sundsbak who came from the Bergen Norway area. Please help me in my search. Again my email address is Chadsu@yahoo.com

Nick Questad - 05/14/98 18:25:20
My Email:mecougar@gte.net

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I am looking for the history of my name, QUESTAD or maybe KVISTED. Please e-mail me if you find something. Thank You

Don Christensen - 05/14/98 18:05:43
My Email:donrph@seanet.com

Comments:
I've done research on my ancestors from KVALHEIM, on Vaagsoy Island in Sogn og Fjordane. My ggrandfather changed his name to QUALHEIM. I just thought I'd post to see if anyone wanted to exchange information

Neal Bjornson - 05/14/98 02:47:26
My Email:bjorn@flash.net

Comments:
Researching information on surnames BJORNSON, ELLINGRUD, MELHUS, LARSON. Came to western Minnesota/ North Dakota 1850-1890.

Konrad Langlie - 05/14/98 00:38:51
My URL:
My Email:chloeboy@aol.com

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LANGLIE farm, My Grandfather Peter born there about 1820, later married Dorothea Olsen who may have been second wife. My Father Olaf Martin LANGLIE born around 1880 possibly at Hemnes.

Robert Mercer - 05/13/98 23:10:41
My Email:remercer@digital.net

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Searching John VILBERG relatives, past and present, at or near Ulensaker, Norway.

Jone Johnson - 05/13/98 04:33:15
My URL:http://home.earthlink.net/~jone01
My Email:jj@pbat.com

Comments:
I have the marriage license from Wisconsin for my two Norwegian great-grandparents: Sven Larson born about 1833 and Christina Jacobson born about 1854 in Norway. According to the license, Sven's parents were Lars Larson and Berte Oleson in Norway and Christina's parents were Jacob Oleson and Gari Peterson, also born in Norway. There was no indication of locale, though I seem to remember my mother telling me that Sven came from somewhere near Trondheim or Bergen. I have not been able to determine when either immigrated, but from family stories it seems Sven probably arrived in northern Wisconsin during or just before the American Civil War. I know that's not much to go on, and I would appreciate any leads! Family records trace back the other parts of my ancestry back to the early 17th century, and I would like to find the rest of the branches! Thanks for making this resource available.

Kim Baker - 05/12/98 21:06:53
My Email:thebakers@prodigy.net

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AALBU, Knute K. from Oppdal, Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag. He is on my husband's geneaology. He was born to Knute Aalbu ( Date of birth 1830 dtae of death 1887)) and Dorothea Bakken on August 16, 1871. He emigrated to the US in 1892. I am looking for any information I can find on this family. The information I have states that Knute (Knute K's father) was a well known agriculturist in Norway.

GIAEVER - 05/12/98 18:22:52
My Email:moraa@emry.net

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My mother and aunts are daughters of Hauk GIAEVER. I am looking to comunicate with family who can give us information to our heritage. We have been told that all GIAEVER's are related. Also interested in how and why the name was given.

WESTLUND - 05/12/98 18:19:07
My Email:moraa@.emry.net

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looking for family related to Edward and Ana WESTLUND who came to USA as a minster and pastored an e.v. free congregation in Port Orchard, WA. Their son Charles is my grandfather.

RODSTOL - 05/12/98 18:10:45
My Email:moraa@emry.net

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I'm looking for relatives of Ole RODSTOL. He came to USA around 1908, family joined in 1910. Married Perilla 1900. Children born in Ramstalen, not sure of spelling. I am a great grandchild and very interested in more history taen the living RODSTOL's, Oswald 91, and Leonard 84, can remember.

Andrew Iverson - 05/12/98 17:00:02
My Email:TEMU8@aol.com

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Looking for info on my family history.

Mike Wisth - 05/12/98 12:38:23
My Email:michael_wisth@whbrady.com

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Trying to find history of WISTH name. My Great Grandfather was the last one in the US. Looking for Family trees.

Knut Bratlie - 05/12/98 09:32:30
My Email:Knut.Bratlie@hibu.no

Comments:
Searching for Borger Olsen,born 22.march 1836 and his sons Ole Borgersen, born 1863, and Emil Borgersen born 1866 all born in Lunner in Jevnaker in Norway. Emigrated to USA in 1871 with "Concordia" destination Rushford.

K. Sturm - 05/11/98 18:15:19
My Email:tiggerpoo2@aol.com

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Great site! I'm looking for anything on the KIRKENG family. They were in the areas of Soudrefron and Rennebu Norway. Any help, I'd greatly appreciate it. I am told that there are still relatives over there, but no names are known.

Rita Garvick Dvorak - 05/11/98 13:14:01
My Email:earthmother@prodigy.net

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Am looking to pinpoint area. Roble, Vestre Slidre. Farm...GARVIG.

Eric Ray Jelle - 05/11/98 10:48:18

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I have traced the JELLE name from S. Dakota back to Odda Norway but now must begin looking from there to the 3 towns sharing the ancestral name HJELLE (Ardal, Eid, and Stryn). It may take a journey to find out where Henrick HJELLE and his wife Ranverg RAYDE were from. Thank you! 11 MAY 98

ROMSDAL - 05/10/98 20:40:18
My Email:gromsdal@usit.net

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I have traced my ancestors to Norway, great-great grandfather, name: Johan (John) ROMSDAL, born in Alten Copper Works (Alta), June 13, 1845. His father, Ole Olsen Romsdal, born 1808, ??, died in 1860, Kafjord. Johan emigrated to the US in 1866?

Dawn Sundene Johnson - 05/10/98 17:41:05
My Email:johnsun@coastalnet.com

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Looking for the SUNDENE family who lived in Tonsberg, Norway in the 1800's and emigrated to Chicago, Illinois about 1850's-1880's. Key names: Magnus SUNDENE, Ingeborg GJERTSEN, John KJAER. Would love to hear from SUNDENE relatives in U.S.

Ann Kenney - 05/10/98 16:29:30
My Email:kat@iserv.net

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I just started searching for my mothers family. I have a really good start already! The names I am searching for are as follows: GENDRON (New England and St. Etienne, Canada area), DAHLSING (Norway and New England area), JOHANSEN/JOHNSON (Sweden and New England), ANDERSON (Norway area), MERCIER (Canada and New England area), BOUCHARD/ BOUCHER (Canada and in New England area), HOLT (Canada and New England area), CARRIGAN (New England area), SIMPSON (New England area), KIMBALL (New England area) ROUSSEAU/ ROOKS (New England area). Any help in finding more information will be great. I also heard that the scandinavians nemed their children, boys, after their 1st name (-son) in Norway and (-sen) on end in Sweden. Is this true?

Mary Rehder - 05/09/98 22:57:55
My Email:yarmo@acsnet.com

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Maternal grandmother Laura HAUGAN born May 1868 in Ekne. Grandfather Johannes NILSEN born December 1866 in Skogn. Both moved to Sioux City, IA, USA & married December 1892. Looking for relatives of either party in Norway. I live in NW Iowa, USA. This is an excellent page!!

Jeffrey St. Clair - 05/09/98 21:54:41
My Email:jwstclair@usa.net

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I am looking for information on my mother's ancestors. She was from BOGEN, Norway. Her maiden name also was BOGEN. Her mother's maiden name was COLLINS. She was born in Fergus Falls, MN. My mother's father, Sven Fred Bogen, was 2nd generation. He was born around 1885.

Kurt Sjolander Sr - 05/09/98 21:00:20
My Email:swamper@ballcom.com

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I'm looking for any living Norwegian with the SJOLANDER name. Peder Erik was my great-great Grandfather. His son Carl August was my great grandfather, and his son Peder Albert came to USA in 1879? They lived in or near Loiten. Thank You

Nils Hesness - 05/09/98 16:56:57
My Email:nhesness@worlnet.att.net

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I found this web site while searching for an address in Norway, my wall paper is now the picture of the Føllesdal Farm (would be nice if I could find some picture of Egersund where my father Helge Hestnes was born in 1904)

Barb Larson - 05/08/98 21:26:21
My Email:hblarson@ames.net

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Looking for information on TVEIT/TWEDT families from the Stavanger area. Also CHRISTIANSON (changed name to Risdal) in Newton, Iowa area. Also, any LARSON, LURA, BRINGEDAL, DONHAUG. Thanks.

lorraine haugstad - 05/08/98 21:05:00
My Email:lhaugstad@pol.org

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Ancestors: AAMOLD, Nannestad, Akershus, Norway ENGELSTAD, Nannestad, Akershus, Norway VIKER, Aadalen, Buskerud, Norway SKALET, Hedalen South Aurdal Oppland, Norway SONDROL, Gol, Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway HANSON, Mosviken, South Trondelag, Norway

edvard kjørsvik - 05/08/98 08:18:06
My Email:edvardk@stud.nfh.no

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Have someone som information about some persons named SKAAR or KJØRSVIK (KJOERSVIK) from Fræna (Fraena) county in Møre and Romsdal in Norway? They moved to USA this century and I think they moved to Minnesota.

J JOHNSON - 05/08/98 00:08:20
My Email:jmjohnson@mwci.net

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My family is seeking information on there Norwegian ancestry. We are seeking information on Jorgen TORJUSSON and A. K. DAHL, and also Mary and Nina DAHL. Nina was born 04/14/1873. The only geographical information that we have is they were from Setesdal in the Telemark region and also from Bergen. If anyone has any knowledge of these people or any possible family members please contact me. Thank you.

Tom Ramsett - 05/07/98 01:18:43
My Email:tkramsett@elknet.net

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I am searching for any members of my family. The name of our family farm is RAMSETT and is located in the town of Stange. My great great grandfather emigrated in 1854 to West Prairie, Wisconsin and was the original pioneer to the territory his name was Seer Iverson and took the last name of RAMSETT from the farm. His nephew Knute Ramsett became a U.S Senator of North Dakota in the late 1890s. Any information is appreciated Tak!!

Pat Quesnel - 05/06/98 22:07:14
My Email:BPQ@postoffice.worldnet.att.net

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Looking from Grotte farm west of Oppdal in Norway. G. Grandmother (Marit Ingebrigtsen GROTTE) came to MN. about 1877. Sisters Kari & Olava also emigrated. Know how to get address of current farm residents? Know any GROTTE relatives in Norway? Email BQ@postoffice.worldnet.att.net

Patricia Hanson - 05/06/98 21:12:22
My Email:collas@mailexcite.com

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I am searching for info on my great grandfarther his name was John STORDOCK,was born in Konsburg, Norway on Sept 12, 1883. He married Turri Larson in 1917, they had three children Clara, Ludwig, and John STORDOCK. They moved to Canada in 1927 to settle in the Edson, Alberta region. I am looking for any relations or information. My email: collas@mailexcite.com Patricia Hanson

Patricia Hanson - 05/06/98 21:03:44
My Email:collas@mailexcite.com

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This is a very intresting web site I am glad that I found it, all the best to everyone in their search.

Carol Brusstar - 05/06/98 20:32:02
My Email:cabrusstar@aol.com

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I am looking for information on Anders WALD and his family. Anders Wald came to the U.S. with his wife Kari and their 10 children. The childrens' names are as follows with spouses names in ( ). Anna Wald (Christopher Johnson), Louis Wald died 1894 in Minnesota, John Wald, Ole Wald born 4-18-1846 (Bertha Wenass Dahlback), Anton Wald born 11-15-1906, Estene Wald born 11-10-1872, Emil Wald born 4-28-1877, Lena Wald born 6-04-1879 (Olaus Mark Christopherson), Marie Wald born 3-10-1883 (Isaac Aasen), and Petra Wald born 1885 (Paul Olson). Any information would be grreatly appreciated. Please E-mail me at cabrusstar@aol.com

Carol Brusstar - 05/06/98 20:20:57
My Email:cabrusstar@aol.com

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I am researching the family of John GUNDERSON, born in 1847. Also his son Louis JOHNSON, born Oct. 8, 1876 in Trondhiem, Norway. Louis Johnson immigrated to U.S. in 1894 and settled in Wisconsin. Louis Johnson married Anna Olson. Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please E-mail me at cabrusstar@aol.com

Gene Royseth - 05/06/98 18:39:27
My Email:royseth@gte.net

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ROYSETH - Einar, Harold, Jalmer, Sigurd, Olaf, Anna, Clara, Ingreburg. Four boys came to USA in late 20's - early 30's from the Bergan - Nausdahl arera. Looking for relatives with E-mail address to gather more information about family tree.

Ronald Seipel - 05/06/98 18:19:51
My Email:smfw29a@prodigy.com

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Looking for information about the parents of Aase Ingrid HANSEN. Born Olso 01/02/1910. Sister Marguerite Silva, mother Olga F. HELGESEN, father Hans F. HANSEN, grand mother Marta THORNTENSEN.

Leigh Tyler - 05/06/98 17:22:48
My Email:Leigh_Tyler@notes.pw.com

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I am looking for information on Ole ASMERWICK (not sure of Norwegian spelling). He immigrated to the U.S. between 1915 and 1935 with his wife, his son Otto Daniel, and his daughter Betty Olivia. They are originally from Stavanger.

Larry Rued - 05/06/98 12:53:50
My Email:larkz@aol.com

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I am looking for information on Thorstein JORGENSEN. He was born on April 5, 1871 at the DAGESTAD farm at Voss, Norway. He emigrated in 1891 and according to the Voss Bygdebook which was written in 1931, Thorstein Jorgensen (maybe last name of Dagestad) was a farmer in Wisconsin and had married a woman from Ireland. Thorstein had a brother Claus Jorgensen who lived in Seattle.

Mark Winham - 05/06/98 05:41:10
My Email:mwinham@ibm.net

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I am looking for infomation on Osmund JOHNSON b 10/1857 in Soode, Stavanger, wife Brynla HELLAND b 1/1853 in Sand, Stavanger. Also, Teodor Johan TOMASSEN b 1854 in Berjford, Donna, wife Johanna Maria DANIELSON b 5/1862 in Donna, Norway. Any info would be appreciated.Thank-you.

Erling Briksdal - 05/05/98 21:01:54
My Email:ebriksda@online.no

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I am searching for descendants after Knud O. (1855 - ????) and Anne HOIALMEN (1860-????). They emmigrated to USA in 1881 and 1883. They got 4 children Ola, Edvin, Georg and Alma. I have two pictures, one is taken in Leeds and one in Grand Forks in ND. I have one letter which is send in 1920, but I dont know from where. I dont know if the children used Hoialmen, Knudson or something else. Do anybody know something about this branch of mine. Interested in all kinds of information.

Kris - 05/05/98 20:59:28
My Email:cen45086@centuryinter.net

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My great grandfather, Nils PEDERSEN, born 10-12-1847, immigrated 1848 from Sogn, Norway, on Dorthea ship to Spring Prairie, Wisconsin, with his parents and grandfather. He married Kari LASSESDATTER.

Eva Aasum - 05/05/98 20:56:30
My Email:evaaasum@hotmail.com

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Looking for descendants of Ments KROGEN born 1874 in Vinger, Norway, and his two brothers Ole and Torvald. They emigrated to US about hundred years ago, and I think they settled in Minnesota.

Stanley Johnson - 05/05/98 17:40:20
My Email:marstan@dswebnet.com

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My ancestors came from Norway, Kroderen, Gurbraa, Valestrand, near Stord Island and Hallendahl.

Ragnar Gutvik - 05/05/98 16:09:05
My Email:ragutvik@online.no

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My great grandmother had two brothers, both emigrated to America about 1900. Jens Kristian JORGENSEN born 1871 and Jørgen Mathias JORGENSEN born 1877, the farm name in Norway is SUNDET or SETRAN. Jorgen Mathias emigrated later on to Australia. If anyone can give me information about them or their descendants, I would appreciate it. Thanks

Sue Delaney - 05/05/98 13:44:01
My URL:http://perham.eot.com/~suzyed/suzy.htm
My Email:suzyed@eot.com

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Looking for parents of Elef ELEFSON born 4 Dec 1844 in I believe Skien area of Norway. Died in Butler Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota in 1926. Father's name Elef JOHNSON, mother unknown. Elef Elefson's wife was Sara HANSON, her parents Andreas HANSEN and Helvig ? (May be CHRISTENSEN). She was born 1 Jun 1844 in Norway, don't know where. Any suggestions? Thank you!

Jerry DOLVIN - 05/05/98 12:05:34
My Email:jerry.l.dolvin@boeing.com

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Is DOLVIN a Norwegian surname?

Duane Hamar - 05/05/98 06:41:30
My Email:safenet@fivearea.com

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My family believe that two brothers immigrated to the US, but one brother changed the spelling of "Hamar" to "Hamer". Is there any information about my ancestors from Norway? Does anyone have information on how Hamar, Norway, was named?

Don - 05/05/98 04:43:36
My Email:djhi@gfherald.infi.net

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I have visited your site on several occasions and think it's great. I am of Scandanavian descent and am doing research to try to find late 17th and early 18th century relatives in county of Christians amt. Specifically near Gran. The last anscestors that I can identify is Ole Olsen TAMERAS HEIER born about 1831 and his wife Ingerborg Haldersdatter LYNNER.

Barbara Gould - 05/04/98 04:35:11
My Email:gldfamtr@digisys.net

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I am going to Norway in a few weeks and hope to learn a few tips from your page to help with my genealogy research. Looking for Alfred OLSEN in Oslo about 1896 at age 25.

Alfred Frevold - 05/04/98 03:37:36
My Email:alfrev@worldnet.att.net

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I am hoping to get further information on my grandfather, Nickolas and his brother John. John KETTEKEN FREVOLD born 30 December 1867 and Nickolas KETTIKEN FREVOLD Born 24 December 1869. Both born in Grimstad, Norway according to their statements to US Naturalization records. May have come from the Frivold farm in Aust Agder. My father's middle name was Kittle (Kittel, Kittil?) which may have some connection to prior surname. Must have emigrated between 1885 and 1904.

Bev Henderson - 05/03/98 20:46:11
My Email:Dokke@AOL.com

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Searching for descendants in Norway and USA of Knud Hansen JORDHEIM (Abt 1758-1853) and Kari Eriksdatter HAUG (1766-1809). Lived on Jorde Jordheim Farm in Hemsedal in the Hallingdal Valley. In 1801 census spelled JOLEM. My g-gf Tore Knudsen GOLBERG (1800), was sixth child born to them. Siblings are: Hans "Allestan" Knudsen Jordheim (1787-1813) Erik Knudsen Jordheim-Vesle (1791-1841) Guri Knudsdatter Groset (1795-1866) Biron Knudsen Jordheim (1804 - ?) Sunnev Knudsdatter Kinneberg (1807-?). She was living with Tore in 1875. Would appeciate hearing from anyone with connections to this family. Thank you

Russell Askland - 05/03/98 19:07:25
My Email:rjask@aol,com

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Looking for family from Hjelmeland. Bjørnhus under Kleivaland , Jone Osmundson born 1755 in Vormelandsvik, married. (1) Marta Larsdtr (Laugaland) born. 1767, children Osmund, Marta (Laugland) (2) married Melene Johannesdtr (Brieland) born 1780 , children Melene (Flat-Hetland) ,Johannes (Kleivaland), Liva, (Kleivaland) Liva (Helgaland), Malene (Laugland), Rannevig (Totland), Marta (Staurland), Osmund (Kleivaland),

HALVORSON Karen - 05/03/98 18:02:48
My Email:khalvor@discover-net.net

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Looking for gg Grandfather, Peter Anderson from Armodokka, Norway in 1854. He came to Wisconsin at Stoney Point near Milwaukee and settled in Ashippun Township. He had six or seven children and they took the name of Peterson. We like find out more about his birth and predecessors.

Sally Mosholer - 05/03/98 16:38:11
My Email:dansal@y-city.net

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I am researching my father's family name of DANIELSON. My 4th gr-grandfather, Hugh DANIELSON was on the 1800 census of Pa. I have the lineage down from there. Would appreciate any information about Hugh, siblings, parents, place in Norway from where they originated. Thank you, Sally

George A. Jones - 05/03/98 15:48:45
My URL:http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/j/o/n/George-A-Jones/
My Email:b25jones@wiscasset.net

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Searching my mother's family:.JORNBERG, HANSEN, BAKKE, and LERCHE from Oslo, Norge. HANSEN, Esther Hannah emigrated as bound servant to a family member in Boston, Mass. about 1920-23. Parents ran gasoline station in Oslo. Grandmother Hannah Lerche Hansen's address later was Ljabroveien 6 (1917-1935) and in 1936 Hegdehaugen 14. Her children Ingrid and Knut lived with her. My e-mail is b25jones@wiscasset.net..... Thanks for any help !!! George Allan Jones, P.O. Box Q Wiscasset, Maine 04578

Nancy Schol - 05/03/98 14:03:14
My Email:n.schol@mci2000.com

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I am looking for any information on my great-grandmother, Anna ENOKSEN or ERIKSEN. She was born 13 August 1880 in Svolvaer, Nordland in the Lofoten Islands to Hanna Hansen (don't know fathers name). She emmigrated in 1899 to America. Had a brother, Gutorm Andreas Hansen. She also had a brother who was a Norwegian sea captain. Your help would be greatly appreciated. We are at a dead end.

Walter Lee - 05/03/98 00:10:05
My Email:leew@bantrel.com.ca

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Great Site! I'm looking for ancestors/relatives with surname of LEE or LIE (not sure of Norwegian spelling) My grandfather and grandmother emigrated to America from the Trondheim area and ended up in Tennessee. (Shouldn't have taken that left at Albequerque!) I'm not sure which year they landed in America but I know that they left Tennessee and emigrated to Saskatchewan, Canada in 1902. My father, Oliver Lee, was born in 1890 in Tennessee, and farmed in Canada. I have seen an old letter dated around the turn of the century from cousins in the St. Joseph , Minnesota area. Any information would be appreciated in locating relatives in Norway or U.S.A.

Debra Ella Vincent - 05/02/98 13:12:20
My Email:dvinc@rams.nesd.k12.ar.us

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My family has researched my grandmother's side of the family. Her last name was LIEN. Have traced back to Norway. My grandfathers name was Olaf SAMUELSON and we haven't had much luck tracing his side.

Jill Randen Palmer - 05/02/98 04:21:11
My Email:palmerhouse@home.com

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My grandfather's name was Carl RANDEN, originally Carl Olsen who took the name of the farm where he worked in Norway. I believe he came from Aal, Norway.

Terry Gray - 05/02/98 02:07:08
My Email:terrygray@hotmail.com

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The people that I'm looking for have the last name of AMUNDSON. From my understanding that is as common as Smith, however, I have been able to trace my greatx4 grandfather to Christiania that is now known as Oslo. I will have to come back with more information later. If anyone can help with this little bit of information, it would be appreciated. I'm 1/4 Norwegian and would eventually like to find my relatives. Thanks!!

Jan Brockway - 05/01/98 18:00:09
My Email:jlh@u.washington.edu

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My great Grandparents Benjamin Henry OPSAL and Olave Jensen SANDVIG were born in 1858 in Orskog, Norway. Benjamin's parents were Anders Christian Pederson and Everina Benjaminsdatter from Sunnylven, More og Romsdal. I would like to know more about this area of Norway and about possible unknown relatives.

Wendy Jorgenson-Kooda - 05/01/98 00:38:26
My Email:Dankooda@aol.com

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KAADA, EKREM, Stavanger, Rogaland, Borgund. I'm starting to research my husband's family tree. I have very little information. I'm spending a lot of time trying to find out what to do next...

Maureen Anderson - 04/30/98 23:32:48

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Looking for info on my gg grandmother, Emma Anderson born April 17, 1872 in Oslo, Norway. Can anyone tell me how I can go about obtaining birth records from Oslo?

Sally Lyback Maitland - 04/30/98 19:39:52
My Email:norskhus@upstel.net

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I am seeking information of my grandfather Edward Andrew BRIEN (BRENNEN?) 's family, parents' names, dates, and where they were from in Norway. Edward Andrew Brien was born December 22, 1872 in Nicollet County, MN. Died October 2, 1937 in San Haven, Dunseth, ND. He was married to Mary Johannah Gunderson October 2, 1897, resided at Pelican Rapids, MN. They had five children: George, Earl, Walter, Clifford, and Mabel. I believe Edward Andrew Brien had two sisters Bessie and Julia (married to Edward Tinglestad), a brother Elmer left home at an early age and was last heard of in Canada ? Maybe other siblings - half sisters?? If anyone has any information, no matter how small, I would appreciate it. Thank you. Sally Lyback Maitland

CAMILLA SMITH - 04/30/98 15:38:07

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Gus NYGAARD - ran a car repair shop - died around 1955 - two sons, Roy Nygaard, who managed a fruit store in the 30's, and Ervin (Cal) Nygaard, who moved to Brainerd.

Robert Frank - 04/30/98 04:25:09
My Email:bfrank51@ix.netcom.com

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Researching my greatX4 grandfathers Anders Peterson SORHUS (born about 1720 in Aurdal), Lars Jensen MONUM, born about 1741 also in Valdres, and Elling RUD, and their descendants, including the descendants of Peter Anderson SOHUUS (born 1754) other than his son emigrant Thore Pederson Sohuus (Monum): Niels Pederson Sohus, born 1795 or 1798, and his children Peder Neilsen (born on the Ranum farm July 8, 1836) and Anders Nielsen, born on the Garlie farm on March 25, 1829. Also researching great-grandfather Soren Neilson, born February 27, 1821 at Hole, Buskerud, and his brother and sister Peder and Marie who did not emigrate. I'm planning my first visit to Norway in June and hoping to meet some sympathetic (if not related) Valdres and Ringerikans. I'm pleased to have this opportunity to communicate with others of similar interests.

DarLayne Yliniemi - 04/29/98 23:33:08
My Email:darlylin@wcta.net

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I am looking for RINERSONS, originating from Rollag parish, Opdal annex. We are having a family reunion this summer.

Paul Anderson - 04/29/98 14:20:44
My Email:Pragolg@aol.com

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NIKSTAD, Hemne, Sor Trondelag. ANDERSEN / GRINDE, Horg, Storen, Sor Trondelag ROHN, Gol, Hallingdal. GEDERAAS, Stjordal, Hegra, Sor Trondelag

Lisa Saunders - 04/29/98 13:17:25
My Email:sandrsp@juno.com

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My ancestors, the Olsons, Christian b. 1806, his wife Berte b. 1808 and their children, Thomas and Ole came from Norway. Christian and Berte are buried in Holton, Michigan.

Kjell Roar Storm Kjær - 04/29/98 13:02:03
My Email:kjkjaer@online.no

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My great-grandfather, Herman Elias Olai Johnsen (alt. Johnson, Mikkelsen or Michelsen) emmigrated from Norway to USA in the beginning of this century. He was born in Bergen in 1870 and had two younger brothers. His father's name was Johan Mikkelsen (b.184 , Radøy), his mother's Berthe, born Ingebrigtsdatter. My family never heard from him. I'm interested in all kind of information!

jo jenssen - 04/29/98 11:20:19
My Email:gallop@xtra.co.nz

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Hi I'm from New Zealand in the South Pacific. Im married to John Jenssen, youngest son of Jens William Jenssen, from Oslo who now lives here in NZ. His parents were Thora May Jenssen and Jens Daniel Jenssen both born in the early 1900's. They migrated here to. John's father Jens William Jenssen sailed to New Zealand on a boat with his wife Elsa in 1955 from Norway and had five children. Any information please email gallop@xtra.co.nz

Carol Delliskave - 04/29/98 02:11:18
My Email:dellis@burgoyne.com

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This site is great! I am searching for the city in Norway where he was born and any other information I can find about my great grandfather, Christian Martinson EGGUM. He was born 14 January 1869, in Norway, to the best of my knowledge. He died in 1934 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married Elise' Andrea WIK or WICKS. She was also born in Norway, but I don't know when or where. She died in 1906 in Minneapolis. My grandfather emigrated in May, 1893 and arrived at the Port of Sault Ste. Marie. His first child, Josephine EGGUM was born in 1894 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Any help you can give will be appreciated. Thank you.

Vern Jorgensen - 04/29/98 00:54:03
My Email:veejay@pioneerplanet.infi.net

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I trying to dig up some info on my father's side of the family. My grandfather was Louis J. JORGENSEN who was born 12-8-1859 in Bergen. He served in the British Merchant Marine and was discharged in Belgium.

Mel Olson - 04/29/98 00:01:18
My Email:olson@cncnet.com

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Both my mother and dad were born in Norway, dad in Stavanger and mom in Oslo. They moved to South Dakota approx. in 1906, met, got married, and had 12 children. If anyone has any info please let me know. Dad = Lambert Olson, Mother = Ellingson, Alfreda M. Thank you! Mel.

Reidulf Kielland - 04/28/98 20:22:15
My Email:bel@belprod.com

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I am searching for the name TØRRING, a close relative of my father (brother or uncle) from Nord-Trøndelag fylke. Left Norway sometime around 1900.

Odd Braathun - 04/28/98 17:47:38
My Email:oddb@yahoo.com

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CLEMENTSEN from the Bergen area (various spellings). Looking for descendants in the U.S. First names: Martinus b.1828. Andreas and 2 sisters (children of Niels Clementsen). Clement Berentin b. 1865 d. 1935 - married to Irish woman, Nelly.

Sidna Simpkins - 04/28/98 14:44:54
My Email:slsimpk@bellatlantic.net

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I found this page totally by accident, but love it. If any one would have any information on the name BLEXRUD, I would be most grateful. Thank you.

John Anderssen - 04/28/98 05:49:19
My Email:johna@sote.qld.edu.au

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Looking for information on the farm name or heritage name BECK. My g.grandmother often wrote her maiden name as Eva ARVESON BECK and put her father down as Johannes ARVESON BECK. I have since found out that Johannes ARVESON and his wife Oliana moved to Drammen, Norway from Varmland in about 1858. Eva, their daughter married and emigrated to Australia in 1872 while Johannes, Oliana and their family moved to Grand Forks ND sometime later, so they were there for at least 14 years. Perhaps the "BECK" is a farm name from the Drammen area or perhaps it is a heritage name that they brought with them from Sweden. Can anyone help? Also looking for Svend Svendsen AAMODT named as the father of Eva's first child born 1870 in Drammen. Finding out who he was may solve some puzzling stories.

Robert Horstman - 04/28/98 02:54:42
My Email:horsie@primenet.com

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Looking for any information about the family NOSTDAHL who emigrated from the Nordsfjord area sometime during the last half or the 19th century. Ole NOSTDAHL and Jens NOSTDAHL

Teresa Yoho-Ballard - 04/28/98 01:01:39
My Email:tballard@enid.com

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I'm researching parents of Rachel (Nelson) BOLES, Halvor Nelson and Ingeborg (Jokansted?). Rachel came to the US with the Gullik Gullikson family at age 12, from Numendal Valley, Norway, eventually settling in Eureka, KS. Rachel was born in Numendal Valley 23 Jan 1850. Hope someone out there can help! Thanks!

Rolf Pisani - 04/27/98 21:41:55
My Email:rolfpis@online.no

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Are your ancestors from Hornindal in Nordfjord? In year 2000 it is 175 years since migration from Norway to America started, and a National committee has invited all local municipals in Norway to mark this event. In the period 1869-1929 about 750 persons migrated from Hornindal kommune. On behalf of Hornindal Historical Society I want to collect information about "Honndøler", that's people from Hornindal who migrated.

Billy Evalt - 04/27/98 17:42:32
My Email:big_billy_boy@hotmail.com

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My family on my mothers side came from either Norway, Finland, or Sweden and their last name was originaly Pickerheinen (the spelling might be off) and my great grandfather changed his last name to Evalt. I am trying to find any relatives or anybody that knows of my relatives.

Lynn Nelson - 04/27/98 16:34:30
My Email:kl@efni.com

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I'm hoping to visit this website a few more times in my search for my ancestors. I am just beginning. The only information I have right now is that my dad's dad, Thorvald Jorgen Nelsson came from Konsvinger, Norway, and immigrated to the states. (I will find out when). Also, his dad, Nils Hansen HAUKELIEN, born in 1844 in Eidskog. My dad's mother's maiden name was OFSDHAL. We had our records in Oslo but the building was burnt down in WWII when it was bombed. I realize it is very little information, but it is a start.

Matt Stavick - 04/27/98 03:13:40
My Email:msta999@earthlink.net

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Looking for information on Ed STAVIG, came to the U.S. from Norway around 1860s. He came with his son Leo or Olaus, who was about 7 years old at the time as I under stand it. Would like to converse with other STAVICKS or STAVIGS.

jeff kluck - 04/27/98 00:40:11
My Email:JKLUCK@AOL.com

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My great grandfather came from Sogndal, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norway. Peder TUFTON (TUFTENE) came to America in 1866 at the age of 18. In our family bible was written in Mikkel Espensen OSPESETER born Nov. 1796, Mikkil E. Tuftene born January 17, 1811, Peder M. Tufton born September 14, 1848. I've been doing a lot of searching on this side of the family. The parish was Sogndal in Sogn. The farm name was OSPESTER. Hope you can understand everything. thank Jeff!!

Andrea Larsen McCoy - 04/26/98 23:35:30
My Email:almack@ix.netcom.com

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My grandmother Andrea was born in 1871 was from Bergen and in the late 1800's she was married to Kjampen Johan Arent BREDESEN from Stevang Vesteraalen Nordland. (I'm not sure if the spelling is correct. I am taking it from the back of his photo.) He may have been born on 12/6 1859. I don't know if that means he was born in December or June. He was supposed to be a giant and could be around 8 feet tall. who performed in the circus in Norway and died young (around 30). We have photographs of him and I have been told he was in the circus. I have been told that somewhere in Norway there is a museum with information about Johan but I don't know if that is really true. If anyone can give me other information, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

FELLAND - 04/26/98 23:08:42
My Email:kfelland@mmmpcc.org

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Parents and grandparents were from Mo and Dalen in Telemark district.

HEFTY - 04/26/98 18:13:38
My Email:MorHefty@aol.com

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Hello, My name is Martha (Lund/Holm,Thoreson/Wilson) Hefty. My main focus is my maternal family - HOLMS of Stavanger (Rogaland) and LUND's of Farsund (Vest-Agder). My Lund ancestors built Husan at Farsund. My grandmother's home was built by her father, John Joachim Lund, in Gamle Stavanger.

Victoria Bergesen - 04/26/98 13:10:24
My URL:http://clio12@aol.com
My Email:clio12@aol.com

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BERGESEN, Nils from Bergen Emigrated c.1900, Knudsen, Valborg from Bergen Emigrated c.1900

Patricia Hanson - 04/26/98 06:23:43
My Email:collas@mailexcite.com

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Hi. I just got my computer and find this site very interesting. Both my parents have a Norwegian background. I am not sure how I got here could you please email me your web site address I would be very greatful, my grandma will be 80 when I tell her this, she will be happy. Thanks P.Hanson

Margaret Merrill - 04/26/98 04:41:18
My Email:SMer621130@aol.com

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Knute & Lizzie SKIBENES, Nordfjordeid, Nels & Brita SONDVIG, unsure. Swift County, (Benson) MN. Need to know where Nels & Brita are from. Other children besides Lizzie. Also siblings of Knute, as well as parents.

Margaret Merrill - 04/26/98 00:23:53
My Email:SMer621130@aol.com

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Finally! Had to call AOL and get a 2 hour upgrade and do some other fandangling but I can access your page now.

Jeanne Selvik McKenna - 04/25/98 23:00:30
My Email:gclef4@sprintmail.com

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My father, Adolf SELVIK, was from the Selvik Farm. I knew very little about his family "on the other side" until the Winter Olympics at Lillehammer - I had an old letter written in English from one of his nieces, and decided to write to the return addres -- that letter was forwarded on to the correct address, and I know that I have one surviving aunt, 14 first cousins, and many others down the line. I correspond sporadically with two of them - To all on this web site - keep on searching -

SKORDAL, Lynn - 04/24/98 23:33:09
My Email:sasmith555@aol.com

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Just beginning to research. My father's name was Vincent Joseph SKORDAL (b. 1925, Plentywood, MT, USA) and all I know about his family is that his father's name was Martinus SKORDAL, b. Madison, MN (date unkown). Any info would be wonderful! Thanks.

Daniel Knutson - 04/24/98 15:52:26
My Email:knutson_dan@juno.com

Comments:
Thank you for putting together this web site. I've been interested in genealogy since I did a class project in the first grade. At this time I've gathered information on my relation back to the fourteenth century. Much of the information was provided by D Arcy Hande of Canada who has ties to my family line also. Thank you for putting the tools together for all of us that are interested in researching our family roots. Sincerely, Daniel R. Knutson

Karen Boehme - 04/22/98 14:30:08
My Email:karen.boehme@mosby.com

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Looking for info. on family with the surnames VOIE & GREINA. I have traced back to farms in Norway & want to expand my tree.

Katie Faville - 04/22/98 02:39:09
My Email:ratter@worldnet.att.net

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I am doing a history/geneology/immigration project for my history class and need help! I appreciate it so much if anyone can help me. Thank you.

Gary Christopher - 04/21/98 16:40:05
My Email:gachris3@juno.com

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Searching for descendents of Lars TESDAHL / Martha BERG and/or Nels CHRISTOPHERSON / Carrie FATLAND (FLATLAND) who immigrated to US in 1850's. I have a lot of info. about the TESDAHL's, but very little about the CHRISTOPHERSON's. Lars & Martha are from th ETN Parish in Sunnhordland (Hordaland). They married in 1854 and emigrated the same year. They initially settled in Lisbon, Illinois. They left there in 1855 with a group of Norwegian immigrants and settled in Story County, Iowa. I have researched their genealogy back to the 1600's. Nels & Carrie were among the group from Illinois, but I have no other Norwegian connection for them. Their oldest son, John, was born in Illinois in 1850. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

David Everson - 04/21/98 15:53:29
My Email:deverson@email.msn.com

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Researching IVERSEN / IVARSEN - CHRISTOPHERSEN / KRISTOFFERSEN in Lærdal Parish of Norway. Ole Ivarsen, Kisti Halvorsdatter and family emigrated in 1860 to Vernon County Wisconsin.

Thor Trolsen - 04/21/98 14:46:28
My Email:homelr@aol.com

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Axel ENDER - 1853-1920 Norwegian painter and sculptor. Would like to know more about him: where he lived, did he have children and if so are any living.

Elizabeth Allbee Da Silva - 04/21/98 07:43:37
My Email:ALLBEE29@AOL.COM

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I am looking for information on my Norwegian bloodline. My grandfather was full blooded Norwegian. PETERSON is his family name. His mother was a HEGG, and her mother was a SVERUDE. My grandfathers family immagrated from an area called Hadeland, Grans Prestegjeld. They settled in the Osage, Rock Creek area of Iowa. Any help on the location this might be in Norway & or any history on family names: PETERSON-PEDERSON, HEGG & SVERUDE, would help alot. Great web site!!!!

frances b. garwick - 04/21/98 06:25:30
My Email:frang@inreach.com

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Looking for family connections of grandparents: LYBECK, Frances b. 1880, Oslo, Norway, and came to Minneapolis, Minnesota, d. 1984 in MPLS, MN. She married ROOD, Ole b. around 1875 somewhere near Mjusen, Norway, near Oslo, d. 1948 in Minneapolis, MN. Family stories hold that the town he came from was Borgesrud but that's all we know. I spent quite a bit of time trying to find record when I was in Norway a few years ago. I never found a town called Borgesrud although family showed me an area that was near Mjusen that it may have been. I was told that some church records in Oslo and, particularly, Groenkirche were destroyed. They hoped that records would be re-established with the LDS interest in genealogy. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

J. Warren - 04/21/98 04:50:12
My Email:dood@netinc.ca

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My grandfather Martin CARLSON, was born near DRAMMEN, possibly HOKKSUND in BUSKERUD in 1882. His father was Carl ERIKSON. He had a stepbrother Jon WANG and a brother Christson, also a sister Myrtle or Maren. I believe his sister had two daughters named Agunild and Jennie and possibly a son. I have a few pictures of these people, and some have writing on them, but it is not very legible. My grandfather emmigrated to Minnesota, U.S. around 1900. He married Karen (Karrie) JENSEN in 1902 in Baudette, Minnesota. They then moved to Invermay, Saskatchewan, Canada. Children - Clarence, Myrtle, Gustav and Lenord. I have a postcard of Church of e Haug, HOKKSUND that was sent to my grandfather by a relative, and they have marked the site of Carl ERIKSONS grave. I am looking for any information about these relatives in Norway.

John Anderssen - 04/20/98 06:08:07
My Email:johna@sote.qld.edu.au

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ARVESON BECK. Unsure of kommune or fylke. Johan and Oliana Arveson move from Sweden and lived in or around Drammen between 1858 and about 1872. Their daughter Eva married August Anderssen and migrated to Australia in 1872. The parents and the rest of the family migrated to Grand Forks North Dakota some time later.

SKAUGE, trondheim - 04/20/98 03:32:25
My Email:patskauge@topher.net

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Grandmother's family is from Stordahl. My grandfather said that the family name was Friedriksen (sp). There is nothing to substantiate that statement. Any help in getting started would be appreciated.

Richard A. Halvorsen - 04/20/98 02:48:47
My Email:perulib@berkshire.net

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OLSNES,Bruvik,Vaksdal,Hordaland HALVORSEN,Holmestrand,Vestfold HANSEN,Holmestrand,Vestfold

Susan Fahnstrom - 04/20/98 02:21:13
My Email:sfahnstrom@webtv.net

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I am trying to find if the name Fogerson is Norwegian, if anyone knows please e-mail me. Susan.

Russell Smith - 04/20/98 02:13:33
My Email:smithsgv@worldnet.att.net

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Am searching my ancestor Ben LARSON b. 9 August 1850 in Bergen region of Norway. His death cert says his father was Lars KNUTSON b. 1814 in Underdol Norway. Have been unable to find Underdol. His mother on death cert was Unie BOTOLSON. Ben settled Mower County Minnesota and married there 25 May 1878 to Christina ERICKSON b 25 May 1858 in Mower Co. Her mother was Betsy OLSON b. 1820 in Norway. Ben had brother Knut LARSON b. 20 Nov 1861, m. 5 March 1914, died 13 March 1940. Any help appreciated.

Carol Sp. - 04/20/98 00:21:45
My Email:caroathome@aol.com

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Hi, Great page. Searching for information about my grandfather Thomas THOMASSEN or THOMSEN, b 1870 in Bergen, Norway. He settled in New Jersey late 1890. Are there any Thomassens out there? Carol Sp.

Nancy Lopez - 04/19/98 21:22:12
My Email:glow@cyberhighway.net

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The family of Axel SHJEFLO in America is interested in making contact with relatives of Peter Magnus SCHJEFLOE (b.1792) or Petter Marius SKEFLO (b. 1857) of Trondheim, Steinkjer, Møre, or Langli areas.

Will Eyestone - 04/19/98 17:48:45
My Email:weyest@vt.com

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My Great grandfather, Hellek Slaata, immigrated to SD from Lunde in Telemark in the 1870's.

LaDonn Johnson Peterson - 04/19/98 16:11:30
My Email:ladonn@concentric.net

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I am looking for the following: KRISTIANSEN, Jon (Johan?); b. 1820, m. 1856, Toten; married to: HANSDATTER, Kirstine; b. 13 April 1827; Rorøs; immigrated 1853. Also looking for: WERNSON, Johannes; b. 1830 August 7; Nes på Hedmark; a farmer married to: ANDERSDATTER, Lisbet; b. 1835 April 4; Nes på Hedmark. Also looking for: OLSEN, Halvor; b. 1832. Possible area: Voss.

Odd Braathun - 04/19/98 13:22:08
My Email:Odd.Braathun@riksnett.no

Comments:
Looking for descendants of male and female MEHUS from Enes parish, Kvinnherad who emigrated to USA.

Laurie - 04/19/98 02:20:05
My Email:leej@pretel.com

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I came across this site and hope someone will be able to help me locate information on my ancestors! My great-grandfather was Anders Pedersen GAARDER from Toten, Oppland. His wife was Berthe Maria OLSDATTER (born 1823). They immigrated to America and settled at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, later to Minnesota. I have obtained some information on Berthe Maria, but nothing at all on Anders Pedersen GAARDER. The last name may have been spelled "Gorder" or "Garder." also.

David E. Beaudoin - 04/18/98 16:24:11
My URL:http://www.corecom.net/~davidbpp
My Email:davidbpp@corecom.net

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Looking to correspond with anyone having ancestors from Aurland kommune, Sogn og Fjordane.

hemmingson - 04/18/98 14:17:41
My Email:hermingwat@aol.com

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Johannes Hemmingson from Sandvig (Skanevik). Any information?

Edvard Kjørsvik - 04/18/98 11:54:45
My Email:edvardk@stud.nfh.no

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I would be very happy if someone could tell me something about descendants of: KJØRSVIK (KJOERSVIK) from Tornes, Fræna, in Møre og Romsdal fylke in Norway or SKAAR from Møre og Romsdal fylke in Norway

Deborah Setnes - 04/18/98 03:06:07
My Email:sk8ers@ticon.net

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I am in search of anyone in Norway with the last name of SETNES or FIVA, (my great grandfather was named Andrus FIVA and then probably worked and lived on the ROE SETNES farm and took that name. I belive this was in the Andalsness area. I have been corresponding with someone with the last name of Setnes in Oslo and she has been wonderful. Her family is from Andalsness also but we cannot figure out how we are related. Is it because of this farm that my great grandfather worked on? Also looking for anything on Peder or Gunlie MELBO and Peder FIVA. Also trying to locate relatives in the Edmore, ND area by the name of ANDERSON. My grandmother's name was Anna R. ANDERSON (SETNES). They would be the descendants of Axel ANDERSON and Rozina CARLSON. The ANDERSONS had twelve children, three that were born in Sweden. I believe the ANDERSON'S have a reunion frequently and haven't been to one since I was a child. I would like to make contact again with someone. Thank you!

Karen Watson - 04/18/98 00:37:55
My Email:watson27@get.net

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I am searching for the ancesters of my g.grandfather, Anton FJERDINGSTAD ERICKSEN, from Kongsberg, Buskerud County, Norway, born March 10, 1859. The name Fjerdingstad is the farm where the family originally came from. His father was Eric Jacobsen FJERDINGSTAD and his mother was Berthe SERENE LARSON. Anton married Dorthea Antonette TROLSEN (or TRULSEN) HANSEN, daughter of Hans Frederick TROLSEN (or TRULSEN) and Marie ANDERSEN. I would really appreciate any information anyone can send me.

Betty C. Lewison - 04/17/98 20:34:45
My Email:bclewiso@wolf.co.net

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I am looking for my husband's ancestors which were all from Norway. Right now I would be interested in finding anything about the FARNES family from Balestrand, Sogn og Fjordane. Lasse Trulson FARNES left Norway in 1860 or 1861. He was married to Kristi Johnsdatter HATLESTADT LIDAL. Her first husband was a LIDAL. She had two children and Lasse and Kristi had two children when they came to America in 1860-61. I will post the other lines at a later date, so that I don't get too confused.

Samantha Fuller - 04/17/98 15:36:47
My Email:U2B48 @ aol.com

Comments:
I am trying to research stuff on my background, for a class project.. I need to research my family tree as far back as I can.. SO can you PLEASE help me out. Samantha

Maxine Pearce - 04/17/98 12:11:23
My Email:mtpearce@bigpond.com.au

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Hi, I am tracing my grandparents who left Norway in 1912. They were Carl James CARELIUSEN (dob 28 January 1882 in Nes), Louise Caroline CARELIUSEN (LARSEN) (dob 24 December 1881) in Hamar and their daughter Kirsten (DOB 7 November 1903 possible Oslo). They left Norway in 1912 and were passengers on the "Corinthic" from London to Wellington, New Zealand. Carl had a sister Mina and a brother but lost contact after WW2. The spelling of the surname could also be KARELIUSEN, it was changed to Carlinson in NZ. If anyone has the Census for 1891 could they check if these names are listed. Also if anyone has maps of these areas they would be most appreciated. If anyone else in Australia is tracing their families and could offer ideas on where to find information it would be most helpful. Thanks very much. Your web page is a great idea.

Di Christensen - 04/17/98 06:32:45
My Email:dichris@labyrinth.net.au

Comments:
Have just found your site today. I'm searching for Norwegian and American ancestors of my husband, Robert Anton CHRISTENSEN. His greatgrandfather Anton Christensen emigrated to Australia in the 1880's. He came from Arendal in Southern Norway. Will send further details later. Sincerely, Di. Christensen.

Sandra Everson-Jones - 04/17/98 04:12:59
My Email:sej@keynet.net

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SKAVOLDEN farm/ Alstahaug Parish, Nordland county is where my great great grandparents, Syver Anderson SKAVOLDEN and Marit Andersdatter, lived until they emigrated to America with four of their five children on April 18, 1850 - 148 years ago in two days! I am trying to find information on the three male children that survived in America: Anders Anderson (7-29-1839), who was supposed to have settled in the Fargo, ND area, Erich Anderson (5-5-1843) Skaveldon of Fort Ransom, ND, and Andreas Anderson Skaveldolden (12-16-1845) - naturalized as Henry S. Anderson - my great grandfather. Any information would be welcome. Thanks for your time!

Louis M. Halsan - 04/17/98 01:46:30
My Email:Lou_wa7mkr@email.msn.com

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Forgot to sign in before. Here to use census info. See you on chat room as "Halibut Head". Lou.

Richard Golden - 04/16/98 20:47:33
My Email:Rads55@aol.com

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Found history to 1800 in Norway. Grand parents: Betty & Oscar CHRISTIANSEN, rest of names many, mostly PAULSEN of Trondheim, Vardo, Strinda and Stadsbygd also Knudsen and Olsdtr. Thanks

Mike Solem - 04/16/98 19:53:41
My Email:msolem@cloudnet.com

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SOLEM's from Solheim in Hornindal in Sogn og Fordane fylke please contact me.

Elaine Hamm - 04/16/98 19:39:40
My Email:ehamm@sk.sympatico.ca

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Hi, I'm looking for ORVEDAL from Vik, Sogn and also for Carl Christian LARSEN from Honefoss, Buskerud. Carl is supposed to have left Norway in 1864 or 1866 for Quebec. His birth year is 1852.

Stacey Mjaatvedt - 04/16/98 19:18:46
My Email:stamja@hotmail.com

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I want to learn more about the MJAATVEDT and JENSEN family. My grandfather's parents grew up in the US . My uncle has made a family tree for the Mjaavedts but I want more information on the history.

Thor Trolsen - 04/16/98 18:08:40
My Email:homelr@aol.com

Comments:
Searching for some information on a Truls TINGSTADEIE from Buskerud in Halingdal who lived there in the 1860's - 1870's.

Phil Larson - 04/16/98 17:16:20
My Email:plarson2@d.umn.edu

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My family (LARSON NEVERNES PETERSON STORFORSHEI CHRISTENSEN) emigrated from the Rana (Mo-i-Rana, Mo) prestegjeld, Nordland in 1868, along with many other people from Rana. I also have family from HEMNES prestegjeld, Nordland. I am very interested in knowing as much as possible about emigration from the Ranafjord area. If your family came from Rana, Hemnes, or Mo, please contact me. You might be able to give me some information, and I might be able to give some to you. Tusen takk.

andrea sandvig - 04/16/98 15:57:44
My Email:sandviga@rw.com

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Family name: SANDVIG, grandfather came from Sogn, around 1900, settled in Ransom County, North Dakota, family name: HAGEN, have no information about Norway, but settled in North Dakota.

Richard A. Halvorsen - 04/16/98 02:01:50
My Email:perulib@berkshire.net

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Searching for cousins in US descendants of Anders OLSNES, changed to Andrew HALVORSEN b.1868 Bruvik, Vaksdal, Norway lived in Union City, NJ in 1910 wife Ingeborg b. 1874 daughter Mary b.1893, son Haldor b.1895. Their children, my third cousins Mary lived in Saugerties, NY in the 1950's. Hope we can make contact.

Linda Christopherson - 04/15/98 23:54:45
My URL:http://www.gbonline.com
My Email:book26@gbonline.com

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ENGER, OVERBY, BREVICK, GUNNERUD were the farms in Lier (about 5 miles from Drammen) where most of my ancestors came from. The earliest came in 1867 and the others came in 1872. I am looking for any information out there from anyone else who has ancestors from that region. I also have some info

Sylvia Hildebrandt - 04/15/98 23:24:10
My Email:sylvia@pitnet.net

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Searching for relatives of my Great Grandfather Simon Pedersen GUTHU. They lived in Faaberg parish, Oppland, and worked on the farm GUTU. Simon immigrated to US in 1867, but had other brothers and sisters left in Norway.

Øyvind Myhre - 04/15/98 21:39:25
My URL:http://www.cmcmjosa.no/
My Email:cmc.mjosa@cmcmjosa.no

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Looking for ancestors of mine emigrating to USA in 1887. Petter BØRRESEN, b.1864 and Mathias BØRRESEN, b. 1867, went in 1887 with the vessel "Marstin" to New York and further to Chicago. Johan BØRRESEN, b.1866 and Marie BØRRESEN, b.1869 went in 1888 with the vessel "Angelo" from Oslo to New York and further to Chicago. They were all cousins and came from Vang parish in Hedmark County, Norway. Furthermore I'm looking for ancestors of mine emigrating to the US in 1904. Their names were Johan and Petter GUDBRANDSEN, b. 1885 and 1887. They had prepaid tickets received from their uncles in the US and they most likely settled in Minnesota. Both Johan and Peter were born in Vang parish, Norway. It may be that they all changed surnames when arriving in the US. If they did most likely WANG, DALFARMEN or ILSENG could be alternatives. If you have any informations, please don't hesitate to e-mail me. Thanks!

Sundsbak, Chad J - 04/15/98 19:04:29

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My name is Chad Sundsbak from Bismarck, North Dakota. I am looking for any of my ancestors with the last name SUNDSBAK, most likely to be in the Bergen Norway area. I would appreciate any help I can recieve. I don't have a web site, so please look me up - I'm in Bismarck, North Dakota, 58501

SANDVIG Andrea - 04/15/98 18:13:24
My Email:sandviga@rw.com

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I am just at the begining of my search for relatives...it is heartening to see so much on the internet...

Erik Hobbs - 04/15/98 17:00:34
My Email:e_hobbs@hotmail.com

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My Norwegian side of the family is the GANGSTEDS. I am just interested to see if there are any of my relatives out there.

Jay Teisberg - 04/15/98 16:24:22
My Email:cheeshed@ix.netcom.com

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Interested in finding origin of the surname TEISBERG and any relatives preceding or remaining in Norway. US patriarch was Knute Halvorson Teisberg, born in Vinji, Telemarken, Norway on January 5, 1803 and emmigrated to Wisconsin with his nuclear family i 1843.

torleif haugødegård - 04/15/98 06:27:38
My URL:http://home.sol.no/~toha/ringebu.htm
My Email:haugoede@online.no

Comments:
A very good, informative and interesting Website!! Searching info about emigrants from Ringebu in Gudbrandsdal in Oppland county, Norway. Also searching info about Karl Johan SOYLAND (SØYLAND) who spent some years in Big Timber, MN, ca/ 1890-1910.

M. Harris - 04/15/98 04:23:53
My Email:mickeyh@crcwnet.com

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Thank you so much, John, for this site. If I ever get my John Olsen (Alice, Emma, and Karen) family back to Minnesota and to Norway, I'll know just who to go to for assistance. Thank you for all your hard work. Sincerely, Mickey

Gary Myhr - 04/15/98 04:05:07
My Email:pammy@pacifier

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Searching ancestry. Great-grandfather, Johannes MYHR left Norway to America around 1870-1880. Left wife and child Anna in Norway. Believe left from Olso. Have two Norwegian language letters written in 1870 and 1899. Possibly he was from Trondheim. Married again in US to another Norwegian - Dorothea Christen, Christensen, Christiansen. Not sure of spelling.

OLSEN MAGNUSDOTTER/HAUGLAND - 04/15/98 00:55:34
My Email:Marilyn@orci.com

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Looking for family of Arthur Karl Johan OLSEN and Marie MAGNUSDOTTER / HAUGLAND who lived in Oslo about the 1900's. Finding the right Olsen in Oslo is a toughie! Like this web site.

Dennis Brissette - 04/14/98 22:52:06
My Email:sdltramp@pacbell.net

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I am looking Anton ANDERSON, Elverum, Norway, came to the United States in 1901 with his wive Jenny JOHNSON or BLIX of Elverum. Also ggrandfather ARNTSON ARNDT. He never made it to the U.S.A.

Michael Allen Stevens - 04/14/98 19:54:44
My Email:Caughman@JCDC.JOBCORPS.ORG

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I am looking for my father and his side of the family, who, I was told, originate from Norway. My fathers name is David MYER COVENY. The spelling may not be correct, for I have only seen his name in print on documents I was not supposed to see. If the above person is reading this, then you are probably my father. I will include details only you would know. My mothers name is Carla Jean Stevens. You and her were together almost eighteen years ago in California. I was born in North Hollywood, July 28, 1980. My uncle was there, Stacey Allen STEVENS. I believe you knew him. I was told you had asked for a blood test, and was refused. Don't worry, I would have asked for one too. If this person is found, please notify me at the following address; 5700 Bald Hill Rd. Talequah, Oklahoma 74464 P.O. Box 1066. Thank You. Sincerely, Mike Stevens

Thomas F. Olsen - 04/14/98 18:10:11
My Email:TFOlsen@aol.com

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I'm researching my immigrant great-grandparents, Johann OLSEN (b. approx 1843, Romsdalen) and Hustra Oline CHRISTENSEN (b. approx 1848, Nordalen). I haven't confirmed their dates of immigration, except I know it was the 1800s. They settled in Oregon.

Susan Wojtowicz - 04/14/98 13:49:41
My Email:swtowski@aol.com

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ARNESON,oslo Looking for info on Nettie Sophie Arneson of Oslo who married Lars Erickson of Stockholm in 1872. They emmigrated to the US around 1875 ending up in Day County, South Dakota where they homesteaded. Sophie left a sister still living in Norway (Mrs Anna D hl)when she died in 1935.

Dana LANGDOK Vassos - 04/14/98 06:20:20
My Email:vassos@minot.com

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Reier JORGENSEN AASEN m. Aaste KITTILSDATTER VIKEN daughter Kjersti REIERSDATTER AASEN m. Gregar OLSEN LANGEDOK son of Ole TORSTENSEN LANGEDOK m. Thuri KITTELSDATTER daughter of Torsten KITTELSEN u/HAAVE LANGEDOK m. Aslaug HALVORSDATTER HALVORSGARD Ole and Thuri had 9 children Turi, Halvor, Nels, Torsten, Kittel, Aslaug, Ole Gregar, Anlaug. Gregar is my great-great grandfather and I cannot find any proof he existed. His brother Ole is roughly traced through his wife's family Bergit ANDERSDATTER HELLEBREKKE in the book Hitterd l Boken by O. H. Holta, a registry of the Hitterdal parish in Telemark (Bratsberg). Can anyone help with these family lines? If they were alive in 1801, I have which farm they were on from the 1801 Census, but I am running into dead ends at every turn. Also, can anyone verify that Heddal Stave Church and Hitterdal Stave Church are one in the same? I have extensive family histories for this area. Let me know if you are looking in this county and maybe we can help each other.

Curtis Gjengdahl - 04/14/98 03:09:30
My Email:curtgj@spacestar.com

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Researching GJENGEDAL, HJELMELAND, TEIGEN, ENDAL, and many others in Nordfjord area.

Terry Stoa - 04/14/98 01:01:09
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/8823
My Email:tstoa@hotmail.com

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Hello! Someone left an "add-a-link" message for me suggesting that I add your website to one of my pages. I'm also Norwegian-American, and have put together a page I call "Lefse Links"... listing various places where lefse & other Norwegian delicacies can be purchased via the Internet or by telephone. I also include many lefse recipes and links to sites that sell the grills, turning sticks, special rolling pins & covers, etc. I'll definitely add your site to the page... you've got some very good information, especially for anyone trying to research their roots to Norway. Thank you for your hard work.

H. Bergen - 04/14/98 00:43:29
My Email:hpb428@aol.com

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Looking for ancestors of Hans BERGEN, born in Bergen Norway abt. 1582. He was married about 1613 and came to the new world about 1620. His fathers name could have been Svends Bergen or Bergen Svends I would appreciate any help or advice in this search.

Mike Solem - 04/13/98 20:50:10
My Email:msolem@cloudnet.com

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Looks like you have a great site and I will be using this alot to help trace back and find my Solem ancestors.

Christine Rovig - 04/13/98 20:40:57
My Email:MomCarl@hotmail.com

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Interested in the ROVIG name from Norway, any ideas out there?

Charlotte Kaetzel - 04/13/98 20:01:14
My Email:cskaet@pop.uky.edu

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My great-grandfather Andreas MEIER was born in Fagernes, Buskerud county, in 1848. He emigrated to the United States in 1867. He settled in Chippewa County, Wisconsin, where he married Jennie TAYLOR. At some point he changed his name to Andrew MYER. My grandmother, Charlotte MYER, was born in 1880 in Bloomer, Wisconsin, and married William SLAYTON in 1905. Andrew and Jennie MYER moved from Wisconsin to Yakima, Washington in 1908, where Andrew worked as a tailor. Jennie MYER died 27 Mar 1931 and Andrew MYER died 24 Apr 1939. They are buried in Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Washington.

Anita Iversen - 04/13/98 17:55:42
My Email:gro-ai@online.no

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Hello!! I am trying to find my great-grandfather who emigrated to the US around 1926/27. His name was : Johan Martinius Johansen He is from Larvik, Vestfold county.. and he was born Dec. 6th 1889. I know he re-married over there and it would be great to find that family. He gave his son (my grandfather who remained in Norway) the middle name Meier/Meyer and he might have passed that on to his American children. I hope you can help me. Thanks!! Anita Iversen, Norway

Len Anderson - 04/13/98 16:50:27
My Email:andersom@air.on.ca

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Hello John I really appreciate your web site. I am looking for help in finding out information about my paternal great grandparents who were both born in Svelvik, Norway. Carl Martinius ANDERSON (b. 1844) and Theodora Gustava THORESON (b. 1851). They were married in Buffalo, New York in 1872 and moved to Minnesota where most of their thirteen children were born including my grandfather, Otto. We have most of the geneology from the North American side but have no clues as to the Norwegian end. My wife and I hope to travel to Norway in 1999 and would like to find out if there are any relatives there. Any suggestions or help? Thanks, Len Anderson Thunder Bay, Ontario andersom@air.on.ca

Marianne Tomasgaard - 04/13/98 04:21:11
My Email:marianne@pdq.net

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Looking for descendants of Iver Thomasgaard, (Ive Thomas), from Hornindal in Nordfjord, Norway, who came to the Seattle area about 1920.

Kerri Goldsmith - 04/12/98 21:04:35
My Email:GoldsmithK@aol.com

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GROTBECK / GREENWOLD lineage traced back to Park River, North Dakota in the early 1900's; have not had any luck tracing further, but we know they are Norwegian

Dwayne Peterson - 04/12/98 19:09:54
My Email:petersdd@uwec.edu

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Thanks for your efforts and devotion. Just starting exploration into Norway connection. DUNUME, Maren Oleane Kristians b 11/26/1849 Eidsvold, Norway married PETERSON, John b.ca 1848 Norway. Married in Lanesboro, MN 9/8/1875. Know nothing more as yet except for descendants.

Marjorie Hanson Bailey - 04/12/98 07:25:15
My Email:ALLIGATOR-GATOR@att.net

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I am researching HANSON and OSS surnames. Grandfather John Hanson married Anna Oss. Anna's mother's maiden name Hansen. Relations: Olsen, Nelson, near Oslo. Came to the U.S. in 1880's. In-law names Jensen, Torgerson, Peterson

kim hoon ki - 04/12/98 04:00:53
My Email:hoongeo@seoul.snu.ac.kr

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I am a geography teacher who works at the attached high school to SNU. My students are studying about your nation in these days. I use 20 minutes to teach your nation. I know 20 minutes is too short. So I want some kinds of material some of my advanced students to read or see besides my class. That's the reason why I came here. Good luck to you. Bye.

LeRoy A. Fladseth - 04/12/98 01:20:09
My Email:lfladseth@voyager.net

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I have recently discovered there are 84 persons living in Norway with the surname of FLADSETH. I didn't even know there were any others in the world with that same name. So far I have been unable to contact any of them, even though some have e-mail address. (Either mail doesn't go through, or no respose, or whatever) Does anyone out there recognize that surname; and can anyone give me any pointers on how to contact my lost family in Norway. Thanks.

Geir Ottesen - 04/11/98 21:15:34
My Email:rieg@online.no

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Excellent page. Where are they ? I would be grateful for any information on the following persons and any descendants of theirs: 1. LOUISE MARIE CHRISTIANSEN my maternal grandmother's older sister, born 1878 in Christianina (Oslo) Norway, emigrated to the US on board the steamer "Hekla" of the Thingvalla Line leaving Christiania on the 2 September 1896. Her ultimate destination was Chicago but she went via New York where she must have arrived Ellis Island about 16 September, give or take a few days. In the US she married a man by name Powers and as LOVA POWERS she gained some repute as a singer and pianist. She either became widowed or divorced from Mr. Powers and later married FRANK DREW. Accordingly, she changed her name to LOVA DREW and continued her musical career. She died from cancer of the stomach in a Chicago hospital on 10 May 1928 and was buried on the 13 May. Shortly afterwards an obitua y appeared in one of the papers paying tribute to her musical talents. She left a daughter called JUNE born 18 June 1913, probably with Drew as surname. 2. Lova's maternal cousin was also called LOUISE with maiden name MICHELSEN She was born 7 May 1882 or 1889 (data are conflicting) in Christiania, married surname unknown, and wrote to her mother in Norway and told of Lova's death. Louise was at the time married and settled in Chicago. Her husbands first name is likely to ave been Carl.. The second name is more uncertain, but ther is a remote chance that it may have been BERGQUIST. They lived in a house with a garden, probably on the South Side of Chicago and had two children ERNA and MARY JANE. Judging from the fact that they both had survived the measles prior to Lova's funeral, their birth year is assumed to be 1921 and 1925 respectively, give or take a few years. Louise had a sister in Norway called Betzy born 1882 in Christiania. Their father was the opera-sin er Bernt Christian Michelsen born 1848 in Christiania, and their mother was called Josefine born 1858 in Aas just outside Oslo. Louise may be identical to LOUISE BERGQUIST Born 7 May 1892 who died Sep 1984 last address 60056 Arlington Heights, Cook, IL, but is is at best a good guess. PETE OVESEN, baptised PEDER CARLSEN my maternal grandfathers younger brother born 18 June 1890 in Christiania. He was baptised Peder, called Per when he lived in Norway and later changed his name to Pete Ovesen after his father Ove Emil Carlsen. Quite young he emigrated to America, and so e evidence points towards him starting a general delivery service at , Prince Rupert, BC , Canada. It may not have lasted so long and he came to Chicago where it is believed that he found employment with General Electric Company as a janitor. He married Norwegian widowed immigrant by first name Marie, believed to be born in Drammen. She had a child from the previous marriage that might have been a son called Reidar or it could be a daughter called Lena who married Reidar. For some time in th 20's or 30's Pete and Marie lived in Metropole Street in Chicago. Marie was blessed with two grandchildren, Billy born round 1944 and Julie round 1947 give or take a couple of years. Pete died 5 January 1953 and was survived by Marie. It is not kno n whether he knew or was aquatinted with Luise and Lova Marie may be identical to MARIE OVESEN born 31 May 1892, died Jun 1975 last known address 60641 (Chicago, Cook, IL), Soc sec no 343-03-3453. I'd be grateful if somebody can shed any light on the subject. Best regards Geir Ottesen , Asker , Norway. rieg@online.no

Bernie Shellum - 04/11/98 17:21:05
My Email:bshellum@ix.netcom.com

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My ggrandfather, ANDERS ANDERSON, his wife KARI PEDERSDATTER, and seven children emigrated from Vaagaa, Oppland, Norway, to Minnesota in 1869, settling in Watonwan county. Later, they shed the name ANDERSON in favor of SHELLUM, after the SKJELLOM farm on hich they had lived in Vaagaa. I am especially interested in locating relatives who remained in Norway. My ggrandfather had an aunt, Margit, born in 1799, who died on the Skjellom farm in Vaagaa Nov. 30, 1847. He also had a brother, Hans, born Jan. 21, 18 6, on the Skjellom farm. Do these relatives have an living descendants in Norway? My ggrandfather also lived on the Sandbu farm, one of a variety of spellings, where he went by the name Anders Anderson Sandboie. His father and mother were ANDERS ANDERSON nd RAGHNILD HANSDATTER, who lived in Vaagaa. His grandparents were ANDERS RASMUSSEN and BARBRA ANDERSDATTER, also of Vaagaa.

Daraleen Wade - 04/11/98 16:30:08
My Email:DWade64986@aol.com

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What an impressive site. All I've heard about your site is true! I am looking for more information on Ole PAULSEN/POVELSEN, baptized Feb. 14, 1777 at Lunner Parish (then Jevnaker) Oppland. His father was Povel OLSEN of Sandvigen, Akershus.

Per Arne Hagen - 04/11/98 15:08:06
My Email:perahage@online.no

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I'm searching for information about a man called Knut TOLLEFSHAGEN who was born in Vingelen Norway in 1885, and emigrated to America. We have no information about what happened to him after he emigrated to America. Can somebody help me??

Alv-H Jenssen - 04/11/98 11:33:44
My Email:alv-hj@online.no

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I am searching for information about Hagbart JENSEN, born 1885 in Dyroy municipality in Troms county in Norway. He went to SEATLE in 1904. Afterwards he probably went to San Francisco. If you know anything about him, or have any information to where I can search, I should be very grateful if you would let me know. Thank you for a great site ! Keep up the good work.

Sandra Peyton - 04/10/98 19:33:42
My Email:srpeyton@staff.uiuc.edu

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My grandfather Jacob Mathias Anderson came from Sogn og Fjordane, Eid parish. Jacob lived on a farm in Starheimsaeter. His father was Anders Jacobsen who came from a farm named SOLEEM or SOLEM in Eid parish. My Great Grandmother is Eline Ellingsdatter fr m the MYRSTAD farm in Eid parish. I am looking for anyone related to my family or who may have knowledge of the farms.

Lois Gustafson - 04/10/98 10:30:32
My Email:NormiePig@aol.com

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Looking for surnames in Norway: WOLD, EVERSEN, EVANSON, BOBERG, PEDERSEN, NAVELAND and OLSEN. Interested in information on the areas of Mandal, Arendal, Lillihammer, Olso and Vest & Aust Agder. Surnames in Sweden: GRANSTROM, GUSTAFSON, BOBERG, LOFMARK and LOFVENMARK. Interested in information on the areas of Eskjo, Vimmerby, Goteborg, Vastervick, Ljustrop, Medelpad, Vasternorrland, Smaland, Kalamar and Tjust. Any information is welcome! Takk! Lois

Dana LANGDOK Vassos - 04/10/98 05:09:42
My Email:vassos@minot.com

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I have about 1,800 people in my family tree so far, generally in the Hitterdal parish and subparish, Heddal (Now Telemark) county. Anyone with information about the LANGDOK / LANGEDOK family farm/name, please contact me.

NYHUS - 04/09/98 23:28:02
My Email:kellyn@ksu.edu

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Surname NYHUS

Ann Branche Vollenweider - 04/09/98 19:51:58
My Email:yannysjobakken@yahoo.com

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Would like to receive email correspondence from anyone with information on our family name SJOBAKKEN. My grandfather was Rudolph Sjobakken (son to Ole Sjobakken; brother to Andrew Sjobakken). They arrived and settled in the midwest (Minnesota/Iowa) in the 1800's. This is all I know. Thank you for providing such a wonderful web site to locate ancestors...

Karen Brown - 04/09/98 05:42:33
My Email:buffy@LL.net

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I am looking for any info on my ggrandfather. His name was Martin CHRISTENSON. I am not sure of the year he came to the USA and lived in MN for a time. He married Hannah THOMPSON. If you have any info on where he came from in Norway please e-mail me. Thanks so much.

Larry E. Nelson - 04/09/98 04:36:43
My Email:L-N.NELSON@worldnet.att.net

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Hello again John. I am looking for information on the ancestors of John HERMANSEN who was born in Trondheim, Norway, on April 1, 1846, and died in North Prairie, Minnesota, on May 3, 1925. His father's name listed on his death record was Herman Hermansen. The mother's name was unknown. That is very sketchy information but perhaps someone with a church record or a bygdebok can shed some light on that for me.

Scott Seilstad - 04/09/98 03:19:03
My Email:hoosac1@ttc-cmc.net

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I am looking for relatives in Norway that came from the Gudbrandsdalen area in Fron, Oppland county. The Names I am looking for are SEIELSTAD, SEGELSTAD, ODEN, BOLSTAD, HEGGE, SKURDAL, ELFESON, and LARSEN. They all came from Sør Fron or Nord Fron in Gudbrandsdalen. Thank you for a great web site.

Aage R. Larsen - 04/08/98 19:33:20
My Email:aage.larsen@nordi.no

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I have a lot of relatives in the US comming from the TOLLEFSON (TOLLEFSEN) in Biri, Oppland, Norway. TOLLEFSEN, UDALSEIE, Andreas went to the states in 1881, and his wife HALVORSDOTTER, Agnethe followed him in 1882. (They were my grand, grand parents, as hey had to leave one child back in Biri, as he was sick. He became my grandfather on my mothers side). Most of them were staying in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and a lot of the relatives still are. I still lacks a lot of the relatives names, and are working on this prosject. Will have visitors coming over this summer.

K. Parker - 04/08/98 17:27:50
My Email:ksp364@nwu.edu

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Looking for information/relatives. My maternal great-grandparents emmigrated to the US in 1901. Their names were Petter Johannessen UNDERDAHL, born 1861 in Aurland and Ingeborg Oline Pedersen UNDERDAHL, born 1879 in Laerdal. They settled in Minnesota where my grandfather, Alfred Anfelt UNDERDAHL, was born 1-31-02 in the town of Wells. This was their first child and I don't know if there were any others. My grandfather, who was estranged from his family after my mother was born, died in Detroit 10-86. Possibly my great-grandmother died in Idaho in 1973. This is all the information I have and would be grateful for any other information or guidance on how to proceed further. There must be other Underdahl's out there. Thanks so much.

arie beemer - 04/08/98 16:51:33

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hi! you are doing a great job, keep it up!

Oddstein Steffensen - 04/08/98 06:50:06
My Email:ost@nh.noha.no

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Just surfed in. Contact wanted with Lance G. LOKEN of Bismarck, N. Dakota, and John TWEDT. Both signed guestbook 1997-07-22. Think I have info for both of them. Looking for decendants of Pernille Steffensen LØKEN who emigrated to USA around 1865.

KBoutilier - 04/08/98 00:49:09
My Email:KBoutilier@aol.com

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Great Grandfather was Jon (Joe) SANDE born 9-6-69 Rindal, Norway. Married Dina HALVORSON 1-28-97 Fergus Falls, MN. His father was Jon Toresen SANDE from Sogge, Surndal, Norway. Lots of relatives here in Montana!!

Cathy White - 04/07/98 21:58:52
My URL:http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/w/h/i/Cathy-M-White/index.html
My Email:Cathyw@ix.netcom.com

Comments:
Beautiful website. Family names are KINDEN from Forde, HOPPERSTAD from Vik, also SUNDE, BRULAND, ETTERLID, TOTLAND, ENGSTROM.

Antoinette Birknes - 04/07/98 19:00:50
My Email:maanbi@worldnet.att.net

Comments:
John This web site is great. I am looking for records about my grandfather who came from Bergen, Norway to Massachusetts. BJORKNES was the correct spelling. Thanks.

Kay Jetton - 04/07/98 12:19:13
My Email:jetkay@egyptian.net

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John, Only found this site a couple of days ago and have not had a lot of time to search, but from what I have seen so far this is fantastic! My maternal grandparents came from Norway as did my paternal great-grand parents. Thanks so much for this wonderful site!! Kay

Michael Thompson - 04/07/98 11:53:04
My Email:parsek@cris.com

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Thanks for your effort creating & maintaining this page!

Laura Gannon - 04/07/98 04:56:12
My Email:batman@wtp.net

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I am searching for information on John and Caroline VICKOREN, they had a daughter named Bertana Vickoren plus five other children. Bertana was born on June 18, 1909. She married George GANNON in Great Falls, Montana on January 28, 1947. If anyone has any information please e-mail me at batman@wtp.net. thank you laura gannon.

Haakon Bjerke - 04/07/98 04:49:45
My Email:bjerke@hawaii.edu

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Hi John: I am trying again :). The following names: ASLAKSON, TEIGEN (Telemark), GREENFIELD, HANSON (Mo-i-Rana), KALLEVIK (Bømlo); looking for descendants, relatives & cousins. Tusen takk.

Dave Wallestad - 04/07/98 02:40:14
My Email:dkw@gateway./net

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I was pleased to find your page on the net. I am of Norwegian descent and have been interested in looking into tracing some of my relatives, but I haven't gotten to it yet. My family heritage is 3/4 from Western Norway (Aarhus and Haukdalen) and 1/4 from Eastern Norway (Fossen). Thanks for your efforts

Norman Hjelmeland - 04/06/98 13:56:39
My Email:HJELHAWKS@aol.com

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G-G-grandfather, Jens ERIKSON NESS, aka HAUG, VERKET, b. 1820 ODALSVERK (STROM-ODALEN). Erik Jensen VERKET (b. ca. 1799) and Anna Hansdtr KUSERUD were parents of Jens Eriksen (b. 1820), Else Katrine Eriksdtr (b. 1822), Hans Eriksen (b. 1824, Eisbet Erik dtr (b. 1827) and Karen Eriksdtr (b. 1829). This family lived at Hakedalen and Nittedalen Norway. Jens Eriksen VERKET m. 1842 Ingeborg Hansdtr KAPELSRUD (emigrated 1854), Else Eriksdtr m. 1844 Peder Hansen KAPELSRUD aka MYRAH (emigrate 1869), Hans Eriksen m. 1842 Anne Maria GULBRANDSDTR (d. 1849) 2nd m. 1850 Ragnild Botolfsdtr KIRKERUD (emigrated 1853), Lisbet Eriksdtr m. 1851 Hans Olsen NESS (emigrated 1876). All families emigrated to Decorah, IA. Seek information/descendants of Karen Eriksdtr (b. 1829) daughter of Erik Jensen and Anna Hansdtr KUSERUD. Did she marry and stay in Norway?

Norman Hjelmeland - 04/06/98 13:32:11
My Email:HJELHAWKS@aol.com

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G-grandfather, Johan Andersen GRONENG, b. ca. 1849 Forde Norway m. 1873 Rakel Lovise FROISLAND (d. 1902 Bergen). CH: Oleanne Severine GRONENG (b. 1874 Forde m. 1904 Reinhardt HJELMELAND, emigrated in 1909 to Mason City IA), Albertine GRONENG (b. 1878, m. Alfred TORKILDSEN, lived in Oslo), Konrad GRONENG (b. 1881, d. 1906 at sea). Johan ANDERSEN GRONENG, was policeman in Bergen. Emigrated in 1883. No further information known except may have met foul play at Moorhead MN or Fargo ND? Seek death date and details and any information on FROISLAND or GRONENG families in Norway.

Tom Hanson - 04/06/98 12:21:12
My Email:tlhanson@az.com

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Looking for information on Halleck Hanson, b. Oslo and m. Anna Austin. Father's name Hans. Spelling was probably changed from "sen." Settled @ Orcas Island, Wa and d. Bellingham, WA. Also served in Civil War.

Jeff Lee - 04/06/98 05:37:20
My Email:jefflee@supernal.net

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I'm looking for help in finding any family history and geneolgy for my greatgrandfather's family. All I have is Christian LEE born in 1852 in Lillehammer and died in 1913 in Fargo N.D. Wife's name is Alvide Irion but I don't have anything else on her. Any place or resources no matter what the financial outlay I would be greatful.

Linda Brekke Mona - 04/06/98 02:10:11
My Email:monax002@gold.tc.umn.edu

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BREKKE,FRETHEIM,INDRELI, SKJERDAHL and HOIUM or HIGHAM Aurland kommunne in the Sognefjord I have the Aurland genealogy book (Bydebok) from the area with basic information and thousands of names and lineages including the farm names. There is also an Aurland Chronicle for descendants of the area and a reunion is held every summer in Minnesota. I"d enjoy hearing from Aurlanders or people descended from the Leikanger kommune where the Hoium farm name i8s found. Leikanger was the area where Fresvik, Norway was located in the mid 1800. I also have that farm family book.

Elaine Ainsworth - 04/05/98 19:48:15
My Email:Elaworth@aol.com

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Searching for anything related to Olaf Torsten OLSEN, Nordre Fallang farm: Peder Olaf (or Olsen) Fallang, Olaf Peder Fallang, any military records from around 1870 - 1873 or marriage records for Peder Fallang. Thanks! Great site!

Kay F. Jetton - 04/05/98 17:59:53
My Email:jetkay@egyptian.net

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Farms: LAUGERUD, Buskerud County HVAAL, Komnes Church Parish MESKESTAD, Eftelot Church Parish TRENGEN, Buskerud County SAGVOLDEN, Buskerud County KVERNASEN MORK, Hedenstad, Buskerud County

Jennifer Daly - 04/05/98 17:57:48
My Email:macjenna@aol.com

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Grandmother maiden name is GLOMSTED, grandfather was EVANSEN. Julius GLOMSTED came from OSLO in the 1800's. Martin EVANSEN around the same time. Settled in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. My husband and I are looking for Norwegian girls names for our children. Ideas are welcome. Wonderful site! I have bookmarked you!

Jackie Carter - 04/05/98 15:17:37
My Email:Tazzy@enol.com

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I found your web site by accident and so far I like it. I hope that I can use it to help me find my family and understand how the language works and the name changes. I have family that comes from Denmark and Norway both. So far the places they come from is Brevik, Vestfold, Norway. Bamble, Telemark, Norway. Brevigi, Telemark, Norway. I dont know if the Brevigi and the Brevik are the same or different cities. Another one is Langesund Telemark Norway. The family names are Jensen, Hansen, Josefsen, Tollefsen, Simonsen. I sort of understand how the name change works but not completly. I hope that I can find out more about it. Thank you for this site and other links that I can go to. Jackie Carter

Tami Jenson - 04/05/98 14:22:06
My URL:http://www.slc.quik.com/djenson/
My Email:djenson@slc.quik.com

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Hello, I really enjoy my visits to this web site. I have linked to it from my own web site. My web site is called "Genealogy / Slekt in Troms, Norway" it contains many resources for researchers of Troms.

Paul B. Schou - 04/05/98 13:49:51
My Email:pauls@clark.net

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SKINNES Holmestrand, Vestfold Ole Anderson SKINNES was my great grandfather. His daughter Sigrid Olsen, born 1889 was my grandmother.

Deanne Martin - 04/05/98 05:55:26
My Email:namartin@flash.net

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WEBBER, Anneke born 3 April 1602, baptized Anntonetta Webber daughter of William Prince of Orange. Married Roeloffe Jans

M. A. Matlock - 04/05/98 04:00:56
My Email:mmatlock@alaska.net

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We (my Norwegian cousins and I) are searching for decendants of the HVAAL farm in Svarstad, Norway. One in particular, Berhnard O. Wahl (DOB 11/8/88), emigrated to Brooklyn, NY and was listed for many years in Who's Who in American Art (1947-1962). His son, Bjarne, moved to New Jersey and that's the last we know of them. Any leads and/or suggestions would be appreciated.

Kari - 04/04/98 19:24:32
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/3252/
My Email:kbaker@olc.edu

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Hello! I am researching the following names from the Vikedal, Ombo, and Skenevik areas: Olsen / Olson, Sondenaa, Jonasson, and Jorstad. Wonderful site!

Robert MURDOCK - 04/04/98 18:14:11
My Email:bobtyrra@ix.netcom.com

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I am searching for information about my grandfather: SCHAU, (aka:SKAUGH), Emil Anton Jensen; born: 23 Dec 1858; Langesund, Norway; Died: 11 Jan 1943; Chicago, Ill; married: 19 Nov 1882: ANDERSON, Annette Theodora; born: 26 Nov 1862; died: 28 Dec 1943; Chicago, ILL

Dave Boyer - 04/04/98 14:25:09
My Email:HasteinD@aol.com

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My family departed from the Boye farm (the o in Boye has a / through it) near the Lom or Sjaak commune in Christians amt). They arrived in New York City in 1867. I know the time frame within a week of when they arrived. Can anyone suggest a way to research the name of the ship they arrived on, its departure point from Norway, the names of all on board? I live near NYC and would like to research this. There must be some records kept in about ship arrivals.....

Dixon Benshoff (NERVIG) - 04/04/98 01:13:54
My Email:benshoff@aztec-net.com

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Our family NERVIK is researching our past fathers from the Etne area. Any information would be appreciated. The NERVIK farm was there from the 1600's. Hadley Thomas Nervig from Slater, Iowa, USA was my grandfather. His wife Bertha Ersland was my grandmother, of course, and also from the same area in Norway.

Jill Olson Gaffney - 04/03/98 23:09:21
My Email:wgaffney@aol.com

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My family is from Sondre Eikre, Hemsedal, Buskerud, Norway. I have had great help in tracing my people from Tom Bjornstad who asked "Why did your family change the surname?" I wish they had preserved that part of our proud heritage. Jill


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