Guestbook entries May 31, 1997 to August 14, 1997.



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

Name: Tom Wendfeldt
Website: Selah Music
Referred by: Net Search
From: Selah, Wa , USA
Time: 1997-08-13 23:43:00
Comments: AUSBJORNSON, Arndel, and I don't know the county. My father moved from norway when he was a young boy and was given our current last name. He talked of having relatives in Arndel and had visited the back in the 70's. I would like to hear from anyone who knew my fathers family, or any realtives. Thanks, and thanks for having a home page.

Name: smyth(e)
Website:
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From: california
Time: 1997-08-13 23:32:00
Comments: would like to find relatives of Thomas and Elizabeth Smyth. came to America late 1800's early 1900's. sons- Lyle and Lawrence. third one but don't know name

Name: Brian Johnson
Website:
Referred by: From Geocities
From: South Carolina, USA
Time: 1997-08-13 18:07:00
Comments: Looking for info on Rasmus GIONICHSEN married to Anne ANDERSDOTTER in 1742. Each are thought to be from Rakkestad.

Name: Jack Knott
Website:
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From: St. Louis, MO
Time: 1997-08-14 03:59:00
Comments: Searching for Hans HANSEN family, about 1840 to 1865 period. Lived on NESHEIM farm near Granvin, Hardanger region, SONDRE BERGENHUUS. Hans and wife Bertha Losdahl and at least one child Nels, born Aug. 21, 1848, emigrated to LaCrosse, WI around 1860 to 1865 and settled into a farm. Nels married another Norwegian, named Caroline Semmingsen in 1866. They moved to Lanesboro, MN and farmed one mile north of town, and raised seven daughters and lost one infant son. Caroline died in 1913 and Nels died in 1928 both in Lanesboro. All seven daughters returned for Nels funeral in Lanesboro. He was a very popular man in the area. Trying to find any siblings and their roots in Norway, and any other family there.

Name: Even Bergsengstuen
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Norway
Time: 1997-08-13 23:18:00
Comments: I am looking for my grandfather's brother which emigrated to America. His name is Bernt Larsen born 1885 at Koldsberghaugen in Brøttum Parish, Ringsaker County, Hedmark. He emigrated to the US after 1900. We know taht he got married and had childrwn. He had an aunt taht also emigrated to America. Her name is Helene Kristiansdatter born 1868 at Koldsberghaugen in Brøttum Parish, Ringsaker County, Hedmark. She may have emigrted together with Bernt Larsen. Helene's father and Bernt Larsen's grandfather also emigrated after his wife Kirsti Hansdatter Oddsætern born 1824, died in 1883. His name was Kristian Larsen Nordre Freng eie, born 1831, and lived at Koldsberghaugen in 1875, emigrated after 1883. Does anybody know anything about these people plese let me know.

Name: Judy J. Mabbott-Dehle
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Spokane, WA
Time: 1997-08-12 22:59:00
Comments: Help!! I'm just starting to trace my roots and don't know where to start! My relatives from Norway are of the name JELLEBERG and settled in the United States prior to 1900. My ggg-grandparents, Chris JELLEBERG and Karen(spelling?)???? JELLEBERG were born in Norway along with my gg-grandmother Thea JELLEBERG and several brothers and sisters. They settled in Park, ID near Lewiston, ID. Thea married in ID and her last name became MABBOTT. The family members were farmers and loggers in the U.S.

Name: Mary Nordstrom
Website:
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Michigan--USA
Time: 1997-08-12 21:02:00
Comments: Looking for background on ancestors

Name: Fredrik Bolgen
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-08-13 02:32:00
Comments: just looking for links

Name: Stan Johnson
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-08-12 01:40:00
Comments: Descendant of Anders Andersen.and searching for family of Nels Westley

Name: Lillie Jacquline Hoiensahl-Bianchi
Website:
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From: Webster,Ny.U.S.A
Time: 1997-08-12 07:33:00
Comments: Hello,There where not very many Hoiensahls in this country so I thought I would look here .

Name: Helen Haugland Pratti
Website:
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From: NYS
Time: 1997-08-11 19:00:00
Comments: Looking for information on Ingebrecht Nielsen from Askoy, Bergen. He was the son of Nils Nilsen and Clara Monsdatter Haugland. He married an Anne Christine Andreasdtr from Kjokkelik. They had three children Andreas Severin, Petrikke Nilsine and Ole Martin. Sound at all familiar?

Name: Richard A. Nordvold
Website:
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From: Hibbing, Minnesota 55746
Time: 1997-08-12 05:55:00
Comments: Researching Nordsletten, Haga, Landsrud, Lunde surnames

Name: Maynard A. Hiller
Website:
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From: LeRoy,Minnesota U.S.A.
Time: 1997-08-11 14:57:00
Comments: Have been researching relatives from Lardal who came to USA in 1894. Names in Norway were Aeye,Groth Truleson. Names became Hiller, Iverson and Lewison in USA. Apparently have a relative named Oddmund Hiller in Lardal.

Name: Dan E. Olson
Website:
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From: Marinette, WI
Time: 1997-08-11 12:52:00
Comments: Interested in finding information related to several families from the Bergen area: Hellevik, Rochling, Helleset, and Morck

Name: Pat Van Wormer
Website:
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From: Wis. Rapids, WI USA
Time: 1997-08-11 10:38:00
Comments: HELGESON (HELGERSON) HESTETUNE HJERMAN from Sogn Fjord, Aardal, Laedal Sogen, BergenStiff We are descendants of the above families and are seeking more information about them and their lives in Norway. We are willing to share any information that we have.

Name: Robert F. Murdock
Website:
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From: Olympia, Washington,USA
Time: 1997-08-10 20:22:00
Comments: I am seeking information about my Grandfather: SCHAU(aka:SKAUG),Emil Anton Jensen;born:23 Dec 1858; Langesund, Norway;married 19 Nov 1882 to ANDERSEN, Annette Theodora(B:26 Nov 1862 Larvik,Norway;D:28 Dec 1943,Chicago,Ill);immigrated to USA abt 1888;was a merchant seaman: Sofartsbog No. 2576 dated March 7,1881 to 1888; Died: 11 January 1943;Oak Park,Ill,USA.

Name: Marcy Ugstad
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Bend, Oregon USA
Time: 1997-08-10 16:29:00
Comments: Looking for family ancestry. UGSTAD, Paul, Hurum, Buskerud. Surname may have been PETERSON, as we think UGSTAD is a farm name. He emmigrated to US in early to middle 1800's. Married Annetta ODDEGARD from Svelvig, Norway. Had 5 children: Peter, Burt, Oscar, Julia and Inga. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated!

Name: Duane Olson
Website:
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From: Amherst Jct., WI
Time: 1997-08-10 16:15:00
Comments: I am interested in finding information about my ancestors in Norway. The individuals I need information on are the following: Anders TORGERSEN of the farm Ekeren, and later on Holter, in Hadeland. Torgeir PEDERSEN of the farm Ekeren in Hadeland, and his wife Eli (no other information known about her).

Name: Gerry Hook
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From: Jefferson City, Missouri USA
Time: 1997-08-10 14:54:00
Comments: HELVIG/HELWICK Helvik Nes Odden Parish Askershus

Name: Rhonda Sundseth
Website:
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From: US
Time: 1997-08-10 02:05:00
Comments: Looking for information on SUNDSETH, JOHNSON, JOHNSEN, JONLAND, JONLAN Farm: SUNDSTET - JONLAND Grandfather: Ingebrit Sundseth Grandmother: Oline Jonland

Name: Karen Golberg Parker
Website:
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From: Woodland Hills, California, USA
Time: 1997-08-06 22:18:00
Comments: Looking for GOLBERG, NOPSON, ANDRESON in Norway prior to 1851.

Name: M.A.Marsden
Website:
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From: Madison, WI
Time: 1997-08-06 11:19:00
Comments: I'm researching the name of Wang. My Great Grandfather's name was Marcus Fredrick Wang born in Tautra, Norway in 1806. His second wife, my Great Grandmother's name was Nicolene Marie Scheldrup who was born in 1815 in Norway. They had 2 children: a daughter, Marie born in 1853 and a son, Jens Andreas Anton Krog Wang born in Frosta, Norway in 1854 (my grandfather). Nicolene, and her 2 children came to America on the Maiden voyage of a ship called "St. Olaf". They lost track of Marie in New York, and came on to Wisconsin. Any info/comments are appreciated.

Name: Warren Wilkinson
Website:
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From: Virginia
Time: 1997-08-05 15:29:00
Comments: I'm interested in learning more about my Norwegian ancestors who came to the US (Wisconsin) in mid-1800's. Surnames are ECKERN, EIMON, HOVDE, THOMLE.

Name: Jade M. Arthur
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Georgia
Time: 1997-08-05 09:31:00
Comments: Interested in the family GUNSTAD...

Name: Tracy D. Connors
Website: BelleAire Press
Referred by: Net Search
From: Bowie, MD
Time: 1997-08-05 06:38:00
Comments: Those of your visitors who would be interested in the genealogy of the Flatvad or Bjerke families and their history for the last 400 years might want to visit http://www.belleair.com/ for information on Flavors of the Fjords.

Name: Larry Peterson
Website:
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From: Minneapolis, MN
Time: 1997-08-04 23:36:00
Comments: I am searching for HONG ancestors from Valdres. They came to America in the 1850s & 60s first to WI then MN Finally to WA. Also the TINNES family from Telemark who first came to WI in the mid 1840s then Renville County MN In the 1870s. I have alot of info to share and would like to learn more.

Name: Helen Haugland Pratti
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From: Originally Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Time: 1997-08-04 19:14:00
Comments: Anton Tobias Andreassen b 8/28/1832 Anna Martha Petersdatter b 1/8/1833 both born in Beitstad They had one daughter Martha Elen Antonsen b March 9, 1866. Martha Elen married Nikolai Martin Ingelbrigtsen in 1884. Are there any relatives out there?

Name: warren lars henrickson
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From: originally seattle, Washington
Time: 1997-08-04 13:06:00
Comments: my grandfathers name was lars HEITMANN HENRICKSON. my grandmothers last name was CHRISTIANSON. I would like to find more information as to what the name HEITMANN signifies. thanks!

Name: WIRAK
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-08-04 11:03:00
Comments: Looking for any relatives of my great-grandparents Asbjorn WIRAK or his wife, Tori SOLLI, or her parents Asjorn Nilsen SOLLI and Gunhild AASVOLD. I am also looking for any information regarding other relatives of mine: Olaf (Ole) Ivor FLATTUM and wife, Berit KVAM John LIE and wife, Gjertrude LIE I know nothing about these members of my family and I would greatly appreciate any information that would help me learn about my own history.

Name: JOHNSON HANSON RUDE LARSON
Website: None
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From: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Time: 1997-08-04 09:29:00
Comments: Interested in finding links to my family home names in Norway

Name: Joseph Adams Malcom
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Social Circle, GA
Time: 1997-08-04 09:17:00
Comments: Researching HAUKLAND family that came to U.S. in about 1895 and settled in Social Circle, GA

Name: Janet Miller
Website:
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From: Arizona, US
Time: 1997-08-03 21:49:00
Comments: LARS AND BERTHE GUTTORMSEN - THEIR CHILDREN, (ELISA, CAROLINA, THORVAL, MARIA, GILBERT, ANNA, INGA, OLAVA) LARSON. district of Ness,] Aadalen Parish, Norway. ANDRISON, farm Sorsveen, near Oslo, Norway.

Name: ebale
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From: Washington State
Time: 1997-08-03 16:58:00
Comments: researching Conrad Dahl b.c. 1805, Lygendal, ?, and, Christopher Tonnessen, b. 1824 in Helvig, Vanse, Vest Adger Co. Norway. families lived in Flekkefjord, Farsund, Vanse of Vest Adger Co. Norway

Name: ebale
Website:
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From: Washington State
Time: 1997-08-03 16:54:00
Comments: researching Conrad Dahl, Christopher Tonnessen, in Flekkefjord, Farsund, Vanse region of Vest Adger Co. Norway

Name: Jan-Egil Mandelid
Website:
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From: Voss in Norway
Time: 1997-08-03 11:24:00
Comments: Looking for realatives in US/Canada who emigrated ( 1890-1910 ? ) from the farm Lid at Voss, Norway

Name: Richard E. Heidal
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Tacoma,Wa. U.S.A.
Time: 1997-08-03 01:00:00
Comments: Researching roots in norway this site looks like i may get some results.

Name: Herman H. Finseth
Website: FINSETH CONSULTORES
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From: Lima, Peru, Southamerica
Time: 1997-08-02 22:11:00
Comments: Great to be in this home page. I hope to receive answers to the questions made.

Name: Mathea Jacobson
Website:
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From: Wisconsin, USA
Time: 1997-08-02 21:53:00
Comments: I have a heritage of Norwegian descents- both paternal and maternal on my father's side. My grandmother's family migrated from Norway and so did my grandfather's family... I know that my grandmother's family held the name of Johanessen- her grandfather had a twin, and he remained in Norway. Because of his marriage the family name in Norway became Sleutten...My grandfather's family on my father's side originated from a town in Norway of Hero. I would love to connect with anyone knowledgeable of the history of my family- or with anyone who shares my desire to understand the Norwegian way of life.

Name: ROALD KRISTIANSEN
Website:
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From: Flakstad ,Lofoten,Norway
Time: 1997-08-02 17:42:00
Comments: I would like to get in contact with Elly and Sam Bakke`s children.They are living in the Seattle area in Washington DC.

Name: Anne Orton
Website:
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From: NE South Dakota
Time: 1997-08-02 15:18:00
Comments: I am looking for information about the Martin Larsen(Larson) family that came to Renville County MN about 1871. He married Martha Jacobsdatter and moved to Chippewa Co. MN. If you have any information please e-mail me! Thanks!

Name: Anne Hilleson Orton
Website:
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From: South Dakota
Time: 1997-08-02 15:11:00
Comments: I am looking for KILLI,KELLY-from Lesja area of Norway. My great grandfather came to US from Trondheim with his mother, and brother, whose name is unknown. His sister was Marie, who married Simon Myhre. I am also looking for KOPREN. Anne Kopren married Morris Hilleson from Lee IL. She had brothers in the US. I would like to know more about the KOPREN family.

Name: Ralph O. Skatrud
Website:
Referred by: SimpleNet
From:
Time: 1997-08-02 06:47:00
Comments: I have read "Giants in the Earth"

Name: Joh P. Hegge-Higgins
Website:
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From: KC
Time: 1997-08-01 19:24:00
Comments: My great-great grandfather came from the Valdres Valley and we have the Hegge church.

Name: Dolores Egland
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: New York
Time: 1997-08-01 17:59:00
Comments: Would to find any relative in Norway,If any my grandfather was from Norway Olaf Egland , my father name was Olaf Maywood Egland my uncle spells his name Egeland and my grandmother and grandfather were from Norway, Oslo

Name: Jan-Egil Mandelid
Website:
Referred by: From LinkExchange
From: Voss,Norway
Time: 1997-08-01 16:14:00
Comments: Reasearching the last name Mandelid/Mandeli

Name: Christine Refseth Lewis
Website:
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From: US- TENN
Time: 1997-08-01 14:07:00
Comments: Looking for REFSETH or REFSET from Storen, Norway. Christiansen from Mosjoen

Name: Hildgen Patrice
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From:
Time: 1997-08-01 07:31:00
Comments: Searching roots in Norway

Name: Betsy Hamilton
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Florida
Time: 1997-08-01 05:34:00
Comments: I am reasearing the BERGESON family line. They came from gue, hedmark, norway in the middle of the 1800's. They settled in Decorah, Iowa. BetsyRH@aol.com

Name: Richard Brogger
Website:
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From: Tennessee
Time: 1997-08-01 01:22:00
Comments: Just started looking but this may be the site I have needed. I am trying to research my roots in Norway. I have found the name in Bergen in 1640 and have a good history from 1750 on. The Brøgger name is found in many towns and cities in Norway. Tromso, Dverberg, Hafslo, Oslo, and many others. It seems my ancestors had itchy feet. The name is believed to be German, but came to Norway via Denmark.

Name: Rosemary Dickinson
Website:
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From: Ava Missouri, Fontana, California
Time: 1997-07-31 09:33:00
Comments: Hello, I am looking for relatives in Norway. My great-grandparents came from Norway to the U.S. in the early 1920's. I do not know their first names, but their last name was Dragland and my grandfathers' name was Birger Dragland. He was the youngest in the family. His mother (my great-grandmother) had been married once before. We don't know to whom. My great-grandfather worked on a boat for a man who started the WallGreen Drug Stores, who then got my great-granfather to move to the U.S. I know that they left many of the family in Norway. We think they moved from a town called Brennesann (incorrect spelling). At least that is what we think. I know this is sketchy but if anyone has any information please, don't hesitate to e-mail me. We are desperate to find our roots. My grandfather was two years old when they left Norway. Thank you so much, Rosemary Dragland Dickinson

Name: Marlys Lowham
Website:
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From: Florida
Time: 1997-07-30 16:35:00
Comments: Researching in Bamble, Telemark, Norway the following: 1.Hans Jensen,b abt 1736 in Bamble; m. Susanna Olesdtr, 3 Apr 1766 2. Susanna Olesdtr, Ch 14 Oct 1731 in Bamble, illeg. daughter of Ole Hartvigson and Lisbet Arnesdtr. 3. Lars Jonson, b. abt 1730, m. 22 Jul 1773 in Bamble to Anne Olsdtr

Name: Unni Berg Slaaen
Website:
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From: Norway, Lillehammer
Time: 1997-07-30 13:14:00
Comments: Dette var en flott hjemmeside. Vi har en del kontakt med etterkommere av slekt som utvandret på 1800-tallet. Vi har desverre ikke rukket å lage en hjemmeside ennå. Lykke til videre.

Name: Bjorn Olav Andresen
Website:
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From: Tjolling - Larvik in Vestfold
Time: 1997-07-30 12:00:00
Comments: good genealogy web. ETTERLYSER. 1.Soren Alfred Andresen (Anderson) b. 15th June 1874 in Larvik He is my grandfather. Emigrants to the U.S in 1907. Tanks from Bjorn Olav Andresen.

Name: Deborah Wilson-Newcomb
Website:
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From: Madison, Wisconsin
Time: 1997-07-30 09:29:00
Comments: I'm trying to trace my lineage from Tostig Jarl and Kotil Krok and the battle of Stanford Bridge of 1066 to Paal Erickson (m) Sigrid Haareksdatter. Areas of Norway of interest (besides the entire country) include Valdres, Gladhaug in Baegnadalen, Dolven, Tollefsrud, Bagn (church), Sor-Aurdal (church). There are references in our family history to 'the Holera Creek flowing into the Begna River, about 6 miles south of Bagn'; 'westwards from the river Begna into the hills of Seterbygda'. Family names include Oyhus, Tronhus, Haugen, Arnessen. Sigrid is a female name that is prominent in the family around that time. The family began immigrating to the US in 1850's. Most settled in Wisconsin (particularly Dane and Iowa County), some in Minnesota, and a few in Utah (where they converted to the Mormon religion). The plague left a gap in the history from around 1300, but the family line picks up again around 1550 where some court records document that the family still lived and owned the homesteads. I'm particularly interested in a familial connection between Tostig Jarl (Earl of Northumbria) through his son, Kotil Krok, to the daughter (Elfrida) of Fergus, Lord of Galloway (Scottish). Elfrida marrial Olaf the Red (the son of Godred Crowen (King of Man from 1079-1095 d. 1103) who also fought at the battle of Stanford bridge with Tostig Jarl. Godred was the son of Harold the Black, Chief of Iceland. The union of Olaf and Elfrida produced Ragnhildis who was married in 1140 to Sommerled, the Chief of Argyle (d 1164). Sommerled's father(?), Gillebride was of Celtic nationality and married a blue eyed Norse (of nobel birth). Sommerled and Ragnhildis son, Reginald, became King of the Isles and Lord of Argyle-Kintyre. Reginald married Fenia, sister of Randolph, Earl of Morrey. Their son, Roderick-Ruuie of Ruto and Carmodia, married and sired Dugal Roderickson, Vice King of the Suderoys in the Hebrides (1200-1268). Dugal married and sired Erik Dugalson. Erik was the Norwegian King's standard bearer and was given the farm Erikstad in Bagn. Erik married and sired Paal Erikson. Paal married Sigrid Haareksdatter. Their son, Knight Lodin Narveson, was given the large Delven estate in 1346. This estate included 60 farms, all owned by members of the Paal Erickson family.

Name: Mia Canestrari
Website:
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From: Charlotte, NC
Time: 1997-07-29 20:31:00
Comments: Trying to find info on my great great grandparents Bright Johnson Rykken and Kristi Moe. Both were born in Hordonger, Norway and came to the US in approx 1866. They lived in Minnesota and North Dakota

Name: Viggo M. Fosse
Website:
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From: Bergen, Norway
Time: 1997-07-29 17:08:00
Comments: My current research is focused on tracing descendants of relatives who emigrated from Vik & Balestrand in Sogn, Norway. The Vik emigrants were associated with farms/surnames such as: DALE/DAHLE, NESE/NESS/NESETH/NASETH, HALSETH, AASE, FRETHEIM/FRETTEM, HAUGLUM/HOUGLUM/HOLUM, VALSVIK/WALSWICK, ALREK/ALRICK, RØYRVIK, WANGE, TENNEFOSS, NESSE, SETANE/SATHE, VANGSNES/WANGSNESS etc. The Balestarnd emigrants were associated with farms/surnames such as: DALE/DAHLE, FARNES, MEEL, SKRENES, TORSNES, BØYUM, etc. I look forward to be hearing from anyone with relations to, and info on, the above surnames.

Name: Michelle Torgerson Rickard
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From: Seattle, WA
Time: 1997-07-29 10:44:00
Comments: I am researching the Henry Torgerson family from AABERGE farm, LUSTER, SOGNFJORDANE. He came with parents to MN about 1850. Married Beret Haugen from VALDRES. I am descended from his son, Peter Henry. Shortly after marriage the famil settled on a farm in Crawford Co., WI. I have most of the info for my direct line but now I am looking for collateral family members of Henry's brothers Ole and Peter who were also in Crawford Co. and used last name of Nash.

Name: irene bjerky
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From: yale, b.c., canada
Time: 1997-07-28 17:47:00
Comments: My family emigrated to Minnesota , then to Saskatchewan, and from there to B.C. My grandmother's maiden name was Milda Skogstad, and my grandfather was George Bjerke. They Screwed up my dad's birth certificate, so we have been Bjerky ever since. I would love to hear from any Bjerkes or Skogstads. The town in Saskatchewan is Rose Valley, and the Bjerke residence in B.C. was Burnaby. I am unsure of the Minnesota town.

Name: Sandi Schmidt
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From: Birmingham, AL
Time: 1997-07-28 08:15:00
Comments: Just starting search for Norwegian ancestors, HANS O. SATREE and INGA M. MOE (she's from Oslo). Eventually settled in Presho, South Dakota.

Name: Aslak Tronerud
Website:
Referred by: Net Search
From: Oslo, Norway
Time: 1997-07-28 01:52:00
Comments: Hello! I am looking for descendants after TRONRUD, NYBROTEN, HANSEN, KUBLY, HALKER, VOLMER, BOERNER Especially the children after Aslak Olsen TRONRUD from Bagn, Valdres, Oppland(Cristans amt), Norway Dorthe Aslaksdatter TRONRUD, Born 26. oct 1886 in Bagn, Valdres. Married to Kristoffer NYBRAATEN, Born 4. jun 1882. They had four children: Oscar, Alfred Norman, Ida Amalia and Esther Theodora Andreas Aslaksen TRONRUD, Born 5. apr 1894 in Bagn, Valdres. Married to Florence May Mc DONALD, Born 11. nov 1901, They had four children: John Alexander, Dorothy Isabelle, Thorald Andrew and Florence Joyce Barbro Aslaksdatter TRONRUD, Born 1. apr 1889 in Bagn, Valdres. Died 2. oct 1970. Married to Hartvig HANSEN Fjelstad, Born 14. nov 1885, They had three children: Ingrid Mathilde, Harriet Borghild and Henry Arnold If you have any information contact me on my E-mail adress: tronerud@usa.net or my adress: Aslak Tronerud, Dalbakkveien 3, N-0682 Oslo, Norway

Name: Lance G. Loken
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From: Bismarck, North Dakota
Time: 1997-07-27 19:49:00
Comments: Our family is from Løken farm in Olden, Nordfjord. My grandfather, Gabriel Loken, immigrated to the US in 1889 and settled on the farm where I grew up. My relatives (from my Grandfather's brothers lineage - Rasmus Loken) have researched our family quite extensively, with help from relatives in Norway. I have met two of our cousins at a family reunion held last year at Devils Lake, ND. Feel free to contact me if you are related to our wing of the family. My great-grandparents from Norway were Valdemar and Johanne. Valdemar was a RASMUSSEN and was from Flaten at Olden and Johanne was SALAMONSDAUGHTHER, they lived on the family farm. Johanne's brother Ola continued to farm at Løken. Those who followed Valdemar and Johanne all were referred to as Løken.

Name: Wayne Carlson
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-07-27 10:08:00
Comments: I have part of my family history in Norway traced to the 16th century. I am looking for ancestors of Adne Bjornsen Nomeland. I have bygdaboker for Sirdal and Vik i Sogn if it would be helpful to anyone. Where can I find a list of bygdaboker that have been published?

Name: Jeff Ross
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From: Oswego, Illinois
Time: 1997-07-27 10:01:00
Comments: I recently got hooked on the geneology thing. I got lucky and found a book called "The Sloopers". The book included a very detailed list of family members. I was curious if anyone has had positive or negative comments about the research represented in "The Sloopers".

Name: Laurie
Website:
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From: originally Clear Lake, WI...now N. St. Paul, MN
Time: 1997-07-26 21:27:00
Comments: Hi! I've been trying to get some information about my great-grandparents and great-great grandparents. Here's some of what I have ...perhaps somebody might have additional information that would be of help to me. I would really appreciate it! This is the information found in my great-grandmother's bible. the "father" is Edward Anderson, my great-grandfather...the "mother" is my great-grandmother, Tina Maline Torgerson. "Father's Family" Grandfather: (name) Sam Anderson (dob) Mar 7 1843 Grandmother: (maiden name) Anna Johanna Gaberielson (dob) Apr 3 1843 (date of death) May 17 1940 "Mother's Family" Grandfather: (name) Torger Torgerson (date of birth) Aug 17 (??prior to 1866) (date of death) Apr 3 1917 (the following is taken from his obituary) Mr. Torgeson was born in Tele- marken, Norway, and came to this country with his parents in 1866 stayed in Stoten, Dane county, Wis., one year and then came to Clear Lake, WI. where he lived until his death. Grandmother: (maiden name) Mary Felland (date of birth) (date of death) Aug 1899 Here's some other information that was included, but I'm not sure what it means... Bjoguf Torgesen dode 24 June 1903 - 68 aar gammal Hage Torgerson dode 6 Jan. 1908 87 a?r Gamel Any suggestions? Thanks!

Name: John N. Tennefoss
Website:
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From: Montesano, Washington
Time: 1997-07-26 19:35:00
Comments: Pleased to have found your web page. Being new with computer internetting, etc. I have hopes now that I'll be able to trace relatives in Norway. I was born in Superior, Wisconsin shortly after my mother came to the US. She and Dad were from Sognefjord...Nessane. Both grandfathers were from Lonne in Lonnefjord. Their names were changed, per custom, to Gjerde and Tennefoss. This makes tracing very difficult. But using your method I shall give it try. I do know there are Lonnes living in North Dakota and Minnesota...don't know them at all, but believe some may be distant cousins.

Name: Neil Mathison
Website:
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From: Winchester, VA
Time: 1997-07-26 18:50:00
Comments: My grandfather came from Norway early 1900's. Emil Mathison was his name. looking for info pertaining to the Mathison family name.

Name: Darrell L. Trygstad
Website:
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From: Lakeville, MN
Time: 1997-07-26 11:47:00
Comments: I'm looking for information on the families of my great-grandparents Johannes PEDERSEN TRYGSTAD (b. Jan. 4, 1830) and his wife Guruanna OLESDATTER JERMSTAD (b. Feb. 8, 1830) who emigrated to America with children Martha, Olianne and Peder in May of 1864. They were members of the church at Stiklestad. I believe Johannes father was Peder PEDERSEN TRYGSTAD who owned a farm in the VERDAL area of NORD-TRONDELAG. Guruanna's parents were Ole HANSSEN JERMSTAD (b. 1786) and Anne JAKOBSDATTER JERMSTAD (b. 1797), also from the VERDAL area. I have information that the TRYGSTAD and JERMSTAD farms were destroyed by avalanche May 19, 1893 along with much loss of life (130 deaths?). There is supposedly a monument at the site. Any information about the exact location of the TRYGSTAD and JERMSTAD farms and members of the family still in Norway would be appreciated. Thank you.

Name: Cathy Halpin
Website:
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From: Illinois
Time: 1997-07-25 18:14:00
Comments: Researching: LARSEN, MORTENSEN, JOHANNSEN from Austreng, Bakkestugua and Rokvam Farms in Ostre Gausdal Parish, Oppland, Norway

Name: Nancy (KJØSTAD) Imm
Website:
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From: currently in Vacaville, CA, USA
Time: 1997-07-24 22:54:00
Comments: Farfar Ole Jørgensen Kjøstad emmigrated from Løyten in 1881, married (farmor) Rachel Albertina Enoksen in Minn in 1902 or 04. She took nurses' training in an Oslo hospital, was daughter of Christopher & Rachel? Enoksen from Brusand near Ogna & Egersund, (Had a sister Hanna from Stavanger whose husband had a store at 22 Petersgate). Living relatives in Norway might have the last name of Østby,Holland(Septongård, Dokka), Gudbrandsen, Heitman (Tynset) SEEK RELATIVES!!

Name: Barbara McClenny
Website:
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From: Oregon
Time: 1997-07-24 22:18:00
Comments: No comment. I just got here.

Name: marilynn pagel
Website:
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From: Zim, MN
Time: 1997-07-24 17:15:00
Comments: Looking for information on my grandfather, Lars Ostlie, whom I believe at one time received spoons from the king for ski jumping when he has 16 in the early 1900's.

Name: Håvard Ler
Website:
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From: Trøndelag, Norway
Time: 1997-07-24 14:54:00
Comments: I am looking for my relatives who emigrated from Norway to the U.S. Schwab family who imigrated to Chicago in 1904, and moved to Florida 1965. Ole Hansen Leer, born 1839 in Norway. He imigrated to the U.S. approx. 1865.

Name: Deb Baer
Website: none
Referred by: Net Search
From: Fargo, ND
Time: 1997-07-24 08:14:00
Comments: JOSEPHSON, BAKKE, Telemark, Norway; LARSON, Setesdal, Norway. I recall a story that the whole family moved to Gully, MN after they were fed up with their lives in Norway. A storm at sea killed everybody in the boats. Does anyone have similar stories?

Name: Marilyn Allen
Website:
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From: In.
Time: 1997-07-24 07:42:00
Comments: Looking for decendants of BERGE OLE LINDE who came from Norway in the early 1800's. He lived with his wife from Germany and children in Wi. and later in Mi.

Name: James Enderle
Website:
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From: Originally San Diego Calif now living in Decatur Al.
Time: 1997-07-24 06:22:00
Comments: I have recently found that my GGGrandfather Niels Andreas TALLACSEN, was born in Bakke, Vest Agder on 5 Dec. 1836 and at some time moved to Mosjoen, Vefsn, Nordland where he married Petrine Nikoline PEDERSDATER. Has anyone worked the Bakke area before? Is there a Bygdebok for the Parish? Niels father was Tallac NIELSEN born in Sept 1798.

Name: atwood cady
Website:
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From: north dakota, now in california
Time: 1997-07-23 21:11:00
Comments: I am looking for information on Gubrand or Gulbrand Olson (Oleson or Olsen) He and his brother Ole came from Gulbrandsdahlen, Norway in about 1870 and settled in Barret,Minnesota. He moved to North Dakota in about 1880 and changed his name to Gilbert Olson Johnson or G.O.Johnson because Olson was too common. He married Eline Anderson, daughter of Arnie Anderson and lived in North Dakota until he died in 1937. Any help would be appreciated. cady4@juno.com

Name: Kathryn A. Jocham
Website:
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From: Garden Grove, CA originally Minnesota
Time: 1997-07-23 11:22:00
Comments: Looking for information on the Jordet family from somewhere in Bergen, Norway or the surrounding area.

Name: Diane M. Nance
Website:
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From: Washington
Time: 1997-07-22 12:44:00
Comments: I am trying to find information on my family names: Jelsing, Sand, Berdahl, Reutz, Tonseth, Helland, Tistel, Odegard, Herjum, Grov, As, Finborud, Lodoen, Hogn, Setten, Eide, Rodstol,Stueflotten, Espeste,Husabo, Njos, indre Harm, Rorvik, Selland, Levra, Rod, Imsland, Bekke, Sondmor, Rodemel Thanks. Love to hear from others with info and advice. Thank

Name: Floie Vane
Website:
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From: USA: NJ now; MN originally; WA future
Time: 1997-07-22 11:27:00
Comments: HANSEN Morka, Lendum Parish, Hadeland, Norway JOHNSEN Hagebakken farm (part of Harstad farm), Selbu, Sor-Trondelag, Norway

Name: art dickinson
Website:
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From: MO, USA
Time: 1997-07-22 10:50:00
Comments: searching for information about Dragland family, immigrated from Brenisan or Brineson in Norway around turn of century. My wife's father Birger Dragland was youngster when they arrived.

Name: John Twedt
Website:
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From: Michigan
Time: 1997-07-22 06:54:00
Comments: I'm looking for information on the names Twedt, Tvedt, and Helgeland

Name: Chris Hagen
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Minneapolis
Time: 1997-07-22 01:10:00
Comments: Looking for info on names hagen, and granum

Name: Janice Britson
Website:
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From: Siler City, NC
Time: 1997-07-21 10:41:00
Comments: Interested in learning about Ingebritson family that changed name in Roland, Iowa to Britson, who would be father or grandfather of John and Bert Britson. Also interested in Duea family, which was probably Due in Norway (pronounced Dewey now).

Name: Jan Gardner
Website: N/A
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From: Oregon
Time: 1997-07-20 21:49:00
Comments: I was lucky enough to receive a 'ready made' genealogical history of my family (Herheim, back to 1680, Sauda, Rogaland). Name became 'Harem' in USA. I am interested in locating the book that was used in the research. Titled: "Soga om Sauda", Arnvid Lillehammer, published in 1974. Also would like information on "Roldalbygdebok" about Roldal. Thanks,

Name: Midtlyng Rolf
Website:
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From: Norway
Time: 1997-07-20 14:32:00
Comments: I am 53 years old and searching for relatives in USA. I have some letters from the former Mrs. Carrie Lund, who was borned in Horg county, close to Trondheim, Norway, June 7 1868. She emmigrated to USA in 1888, and she married Thomas C Johnson. She lived in 805 Third st N, resident of Fargo ND. She left three sons, Arthur W Johnson, Joseph and Lawrence. Any information available would be helpful.

Name: Dick Kraft
Website: Dick Kraft Research Family
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From: Randallstown, Md.
Time: 1997-07-20 12:27:00
Comments: Just returned from at trip to Norway and Sweden to visit new found family relatives... Four Brother from Sukkertoppen Eidskog, Norway 1840's etc came to Eda Glass Works in Sweden and became Master Glass Blowers. My Great Grand Father was Olaf "Ole" Nilsson-Kraft... came to usa in 1887. I found relatives from all four of the brothers. Had big reunion at Eda on June 24th. 52 in attendance..... First Kraft family reunion....Next one scheduled for year 2000..... Dick Kraft.....

Name: Helen Haugland Pratti
Website:
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From: formerly from Bay Ridge,, Brooklyn
Time: 1997-07-19 20:10:00
Comments: Looking for any relatives of Elen Martha Anthonsdatter Andreassen. According to a letter I received from Norway, "Elen lived on a small farm Lerbakken, a little cottage place on the farm Gladsoe". Elen was my grandmother and from all reports, her family all came to the US...but where are they? I hope someone can help me with my search. Tusan Tak.

Name: Kari Jo Hagen Alcock
Website:
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From: Merrifield, MN USA
Time: 1997-07-19 17:06:00
Comments: HAGEN and STADSVOLD decendents from North Aurdal, Valdres, Norway

Name: John Fredericks
Website: Fredericks, Kirkland Headquarters
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From: Kirkland, Washington
Time: 1997-07-19 17:08:00
Comments: I am looking for my mother's genealogy. I have three sisters: Pearl Carlson, Emma Hesketh, Cecelia Burrington with two brothers: Raymond Fredericks and Fred Fredericks My father: Hafdon Fredericks who married my mothers (maiden name) is: --> Kari (Carrie) Pedersen <--- (who had a sister named Ragna Pedersen and brother named Torvald Pedersen) My mother emmigrated from Hell, Norway (aprox 1900 - 1912) and moved to Jamestown, North Dakota then moved to Chicago, IL I'm currently living in the Kirkland area and looking for genealogy on my mothers side. Any suggestions of internet sites or email please would be appriecated! thanks, -John

Name: Ruth H. Manning
Website:
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From: Omaha, Nebraska
Time: 1997-07-19 13:41:00
Comments: I just attended the Sigdalslag in Wahpeton, North Dakota. My paternal ancestors came from Sigdal in late 1850's.Also ancestors from Eggedal. My paternal grandmother's family was from Fronningen, Sogn.

Name: Mrs Nees
Website:
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From: America
Time: 1997-07-19 09:12:00
Comments: Greetings, Looking for family information," Villiam Holland Thomassen", born about 1805 , from Norway but was orphaned when indians killed his family in North Carolina. Would any one have any information on him? Also looking for information on my family line of;" Enochsen" from Nordland Norway. They went to North Carolina in the 1600`s. And looking for ," Aurora Sagasdottir" , born about 1860`s to 1880`s, somewhere in Norway.She went to america, not sure when. Thank you kindly for your help.

Name: Mrs Nees
Website:
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From: America
Time: 1997-07-19 08:59:00
Comments: Greetings, Looking for information on my grandmother`s family. They used these names,, Grindstugu, Grindstuen, Grindstave, and last but not least, Grindstaff, All these last names they have used in america, all mean the same thing.I have the information on them to present day, but need information on the Norway side. We think they came from, Oppland, Lesja, Grindtsugu farm, Norway Started .From, Isach, christined,2 aug 1789 lesja, Parents were, Anders Isachsen&Maria Henrichsdottir also from lesja. Great Web sight. Thank you kindly.

Name: D.A. White
Website:
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From: Portland, Oregon
Time: 1997-07-18 23:20:00
Comments: I am looking for ancestry of my great grandparents, Olaf Cornelius OLSON and Elizabeth Cecelia HANSEN. They were married in Albion, Wisconsin in 1885. Elizabeth was born in Bergen, Norway and with her father, Peter HANSEN came to the US and then down the St. Lawrence seaway. Any information on Olaf or Elizabeth's ancestors would be sincerely appreciated.

Name: L. Hoel
Website:
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From: FOLLDAL
Time: 1997-07-18 18:59:00
Comments: Looking for Hoel Family members in US from Folldal Farm name Grimbsu

Name: Jon Hammervold
Website:
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From: Norway
Time: 1997-07-18 12:52:00
Comments: My grandfather was born in Romsdal. He was associated with the farms Holsbø and Hammervold. I have just started tracing my ancestors and I will surely continue. All comments and connections to the two surnames mentioned would be wellcome. Hilsen Jon

Name: Roy Ericksen
Website:
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From: Garden Grove, California
Time: 1997-07-18 10:30:00
Comments: I am searching for information about my grandparent's family from Tromso, Norway. My Grandfathers name is Oscar Gotfred ERICKSEN, born in Harstad, Norway in the late 1800's. I believe his father worked in the Mack Brewery in Tromso. Oscar came to Seattle, WA in about 1907. He worked for the Alaska Steamship Line between Seattle and Alaska. My Grandmother's name was Gunda Adele PEDERSEN, born 11 Jun 1891 in Tromso. She came to Seattle in about 1912 from Tromso. She had two sisters, Amunda and Sandra, who lived in Everett, WA. Other family names that my be related are GULBRANSEN, ANDERSEN and MORTENSEN from the Tromso area. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Roy Ericksen

Name: Patricia Olga (Pettersen) McClung
Website:
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From: Colorado, now living in Texas
Time: 1997-07-18 09:37:00
Comments: I am looking for information about my grandparents who came to USA around 1885. My gf was Karl PETTERSEN who was born in Drammen in 1869 (my aunt's memory). He settled in Chicago and married Olga Johanna Josephine ANDERSEN about 1888. His mother's name was Olivia and he had at least 4 sisters: Bertha, Maxine, Inge and "Lizzie". One of them married a man named KIOSTERUD (O has /, U has 2 dots). They had a son named Henry who was a "salgssjeff" in Oslo in the 1960's. My gf must have had a brother because Solveig PETTERSEN was my father's cousin. My gm Olga was from Oslo. She had two brothers, Peter and Fredrick. Fredrick was supposedly an opera singer. Their father was the editor of a newspaper in Oslo called the "Evening Blade". If you have any information about these people, I would really appreciate hearing from you. I love your page...it's been very helpful!

Name: Shirley Solem
Website:
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From: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Time: 1997-07-17 13:46:00
Comments: Still searching for anyone with connections to:Lars E. LARSON, and his wife: Lina Andrea ERICKSON. Lars born in Skien, Norway. They were married in Norway in 1861. They came to America in 1868-9. When they left Norway they had 3 small sons. All 3 sons died, aboard ship, and were buried at sea. Also, searching Trondheim for: SOLEM, BREKSTAD, RECKSTERBERG, GRINDEN. Thank you for any help.

Name: Jack Thompson
Website:
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From: Carlsbad, CA
Time: 1997-07-17 13:25:00
Comments: Karl Fredrik THOMASSEN b. 5 Aug 1879 in Barbu, Aust Agder. Karl emigrated to the U.S. in 1909 as a crew member on the sailing vessel "Havso" or "Horso". Seek info on his ancestors.

Name: Peggy Auenson Veeder
Website: Peggy's Grandest Canyons Home Page
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From: San Diego, CA (originally from Louisiana)
Time: 1997-07-16 23:04:00
Comments: Hello! I am looking for information about my great-grandfather, CORNELISE AUENSEN, b. 1843 in Norway (supposedly). Came to America with a brother. He married Eugenie Hymel in Louisiana. Thank you! What a wonderful web page!

Name: Steve Swanson
Website:
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From: Seattle, Wa
Time: 1997-07-16 20:57:00
Comments: Great Page. I am searching for info on Abraham Swanson born 1857 and Louise Nelson born 1860. They are both from a fishing village called Bjornavik in Norway. Abrahams mother was pregnet when his father was lost at sea with many of the men in the village in a great storm in 1856 or 1857. His father was some sort of village leader. One family story has it that Abrahams mother came to US with Abraham as a child. Both Abraham and Louise ended up in Minn. and moved to Tacoma, Wa and were married in 1887.

Name: Irene Dragvik
Website:
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From: Trondheim, Norway
Time: 1997-07-15 01:49:00
Comments: I hope anyone can help me to find the surviving relatives of the brother of my great-grandfather. His name was KARL OLSEN or CARL OLSON. He was born on February the 17th in 1868 in Leksvik, Nord-Trøndelag. He left Trondheim by boat on February the 6th in 1893 and destination was Ironwood, Michigan. I appreciate your help.

Name: Helen Haugland Pratti
Website:
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From: Originally Bay Ridge, Brookly, NY
Time: 1997-07-14 19:09:00
Comments: Does anyone have roots in GODVIK, Askoy, Bergen??? How about Hans Johannsen from Askoy? Are there any "branches" out there? Next question: The HAUGLAND farm in Askoy, does anyone have any connection?

Name: James Enderle
Website:
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From: Decatur, Alabama
Time: 1997-07-14 12:39:00
Comments: Researching the Ancestors of Ole (Olson) Nottestad from the Sondre Nottestad farm near Stange, Hedmarken and settled in North Coon Praire, Vernon, Wisconsin in the 1860's and the Ancestors of Peter Tobis Nelson, the son of Nels Tallackson of Mosjoen, Nordland. The family imigrated to Vernon County Wisconsin in the 1880's

Name: Marta Kvikne
Website:
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From: Balestrand Norway
Time: 1997-07-14 09:29:00
Comments: Hi, I am looking for info on Knut Anderson Kvigne that emigrated from Laerdal, Sognefjord, Norway to USA in 1864 (?) There is a lot of Kvigne's in Mt. Sterling, Wisconsin but i cannot find him. He left USA and came back to Norway in the end of 1870's or beginning of 1880's. Don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I will not know without trying. Marta

Name: Cheryl Eaton
Website: none
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From: Houston, MN
Time: 1997-07-13 20:03:00
Comments: looking for information on Ellend Erickson Boyum, Boyum farm, near Balestrand in Outer Sogn,Norway. Born 9-14-1797,wife Anne Sjovatsdatter Oyjordi born 1-18-1803. Also looking for information on Christopher Trulson Gaarder(Gorder) born April 6, 1827 Nannestad, Ullensaker, Norway and wife Marie Johansdatter Sundby born January 9, 1830. Christopher was a messenger in the Norwegian army at the Gaardermoen. Emigrat ed in 1868/9. Ellend Boyum emigrated in 1856, his son Arne emigrated in May 1853.

Name: Charlie Taskerud
Website:
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From: Illinois, USA
Time: 1997-07-13 17:49:00
Comments: I have been searching for Taskerud's in Norway. I have found many but so far we have found no relationship. Now the area we are looking at are the farms of Hobrenna, Ingeberg and Sor Holo. Does anyone have information of these farms?

Name: Mary Ann Johnson LaMore
Website:
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From: Norcross Ga.
Time: 1997-07-13 17:27:00
Comments: I am searching for family history of Hans Olson DAHL. His parents were Ole Hanson Dahl and wife Hilma. They immigrated from Christiania, Norway, and settled in Dane County, Wisconsin, the Mcfarland area. Possibly they lived in North Dakota before they settled in Wisconsin. I would like to hear from anyone who might have any family information on this family. They settled in Dane Co. by 1897. I am also searching for an ancestor, Ludvig Ludvigson KORK, who lived in Vik, Norway. He may have worked in Bergen. I am also searching for Ola Torbjornson NORNES, his mother was Bertha ? from Sogndal. I want to find these ancestors to complete pedigree chart.

Name: Dean C. Hagen
Website:
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From: Duluth, MN
Time: 1997-07-12 21:00:00
Comments: OLSEN and LARSEN. Farm is TOFTEHAGEN, Sor Fron Parish, Oppland County, Norway. My grandfather Ole Olson Toftehagen came to America in 1868/1869 and changed the name to Hagen sometime between 1880 & 1900.

Name: Rita Sand-Voss
Website:
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From: Washington State
Time: 1997-07-11 22:09:00
Comments: Thanks for giving us such a great location to conduct our search! I have family ties to Norway in Valdres, Sand, Renli/Renled, Rogaland....The last names I'm researching include SAND, BERDAHL, LUNDE, TYSSELAND, WIGNESS, HELLING, and HELANDSHOLEN. Would love to hear from those of you who might have information for me. Thanks!!!

Name: Robert E. Epp
Website:
Referred by: Word of Mouth
From: Eau Claire, WI
Time: 1997-07-11 14:51:00
Comments: I am the grandson of Elling Svengaard, b. 23 June 1877, at Skougvold, Norway. Elling emigrated to the US with his family in 1884. His father, Bertinus Anton Ellingsen Svengaard, was deceased following a logging accident at Eau Claire, WI, on 5 May 1891. Anton's mother, Elen Anna, nee Ellingsdatter, probably was deceased during the Atlantic crossing. Anton's father probably pre-deceased the 1884 emigration.

Name: HARKNESS, RT REV MONSIGNOR EUGENE
Website: I do not have one
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From: Cambridge, England
Time: 1997-07-11 13:43:00
Comments: I understand that Harkness may be a Norwegian surname and I am simply interested in finding out more.

Name: Jane Ann Tornow
Website:
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From: Neenah, Wisconsin 54956
Time: 1997-07-11 10:59:00
Comments: My paternal grandmother's maiden name was Holey, short for Holelien in the Old Country. Gulbrand Holey (born 3 Jan 1849 & died 28 Feb 1928) married Bertha Valden in Svatsom, Gulbransdalen, Norway. They were farmers in Norway and later moved to Coon Valley, Wisconsin. They are my grandmother's parents. Mathilda Holey Tornow was my Dad's mother. She was born 7 June 1885 and died November 1956.

Name: Wayne Henderson
Website:
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From: North Dakota & Illinois, USA
Time: 1997-07-11 08:50:00
Comments: Researching my ancestors from Hallingdal & Sigdal Buskerud County,: AALRUST, ALBJERK, BAASUM, BJERTNES, GOLBERG, GRONDAL, GROSET, GROTO, GROV, GULSVIK, HAFTORN, HAGEN, HAUG, HEIE, HESLA, IMRE, INTELHUS, JORDHEIM, KIRKEBON, KOPSENG, LESTEBERG, LOKEN, MARKEGAARD, PURKESTAD, REIGE, SKINNES, SLEVIKA, STORLA, STRAND, SVENKERUD, TOLLEIVSGARD, TORSET, TROMMALD, TROYM, TVEDt (Valdres), VOLD, WEE and more from surrounding areas.. Also from Rennebo, Trondheim - BJORNBEK of Orkdalen., KJELLAND and KLEVEN in Kvikne, Hedmark.. I welcome E-mail from anyone having ties with these families. Am willing to share info I have. Dokke@AOL.com. Researching my ancestors from Hallingdal & Sigdal Buskerud County,: AALRUST, ALBJERK, BAASUM, BJERTNES, GOLBERG, GRONDAL, GROSET, GROTO, GROV, GULSVIK, HAFTORN, HAGEN, HAUG, HEIE, HESLA, IMRE, INTELHUS, JORDHEIM, KIRKEBON, KOPSENG, LESTEBERG, LOKEN, MARKEGAARD, PURKESTAD, REIGE, SKINNES, SLEVIKA, STORLA, STRAND, SVENKERUD, TOLLEIVSGARD, TORSET, TROMMALD, TROYM, TVEDt (Valdres), VOLD, WEE and more from surrounding areas.. Also from Rennebo, Trondheim - BJORNBEK of Orkdalen., KJELLAND and KLEVEN in Kvikne, Hedmark.. I welcome E-mail from anyone having ties with these families. Am willing to share info I have. Dokke@AOL.com.

Name: Myron Holter
Website: Masterbiker
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: research
Time: 1997-07-11 07:23:00
Comments: I am looking for my grandfather Ole Holter born in Stutsgaard (?) Norway near the Swedish Border. The town is directly east of Oslo. His name was Johnson and changed his name to Holter when he came overseas to SouthDakota. He married Regina Lenning in America. He had a sister named Hedda we believe. Any help??? Myron Holter Topeka KS

Name: Donna Jones
Website:
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From: Vancouver, Washington
Time: 1997-07-11 00:55:00
Comments: Hoping to connect with some members of my Grandfather's family, GUNDER KRISTIAN GUNDERSEN, born 2/3/1886 in Larvik to PAUL GUNDERSEN AND KAROLINE LIND. He immigrated to the US in 1909. He had an uncle, MARTIN GUNERIUS GUNDERSEN born 7/24/1884 in Larvik. I know Grandpa Gundersen had siblings: Peter, Mia. I'm not I believe Larvik is the parish, but not sure where to look beyond that. Is anyone out there connected? Thanks! This is a great site

Name: brandi
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-07-10 17:28:00
Comments: Hello. I would like to know if the Vad family farm still exists.

Name: Clint Thorson
Website:
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From:
Time: 1997-07-10 11:56:00
Comments: Looking for info about George THORSON and or Emma PEDERSON who were the parents of my father who was born in Rio Wisconsin, Columbia County on May 9, 1876. I have no information about where they came from in Norway. Thankyou

Name: Wyn Jonas
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From: Eau Claire, WI
Time: 1997-07-10 10:14:00
Comments: Seeking descendants of Hans "HANSON" SYVERSON Hoibegan, b.8 Jan 1811 in Gran, and his wife, Kari Hansdtr, b.15 Apr 1815. Settled in Monroe, WI from Gran, Hadeland, Oppland, Norway, with wife and 7 children--many of whom were married. 1. Marthe "HANSON" was married to a GUDMENSON and had 3 children. They supposedly lived in the Midland area of SD. 2. Helene married John JOHNSON, had 6 children, and lived in Argyle, WI, c.1880. 3. Maren, b.6 Jul 1840 (in Norway), married secondly, Pedr Gulbrandson FIELDHAMMER. She had 2 children by first, unknown husband, who took the surname FIELDHAMMER, and 6 children by second husband named FIELDHAMMER. They lived in Ericson, Renville, MN. 4. Hans HANSON was b.c.1838 and was killed by lightning on his farm in Argyle, WI, 1881. He left a wife, Maria, and 2 children. 5. Syver Hanson was b.10 Mar 1843 in Hadeland and married Anna Marie "LARSON," daughter of Lars Grefsrud LARSON and his first wife, Agnetha PEDARSDTR Sanbakken of Vestre Toten, Hadeland, Norway. They had 3 daughters--2 of whom married BREDESONS. 6. Christian HANSON was b.c.1845, had a wife, Julia, and 2 daughters. They lived in Darlington, WI with his mother after his wife's early d. and 7. Ole HANSON, b.3 May 1850 in Hadeland, Oppland, Norway, d.1920 in ID. He married Olave "LARSON," sister to Anna Marie and they had 7 children. I have quite a bit information on the HANSON and LARSON ancestries that I would be willing to share.

Name: Pat Newton
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From: Englewood, Florida
Time: 1997-07-10 06:22:00
Comments: I am looking for information about the descendents of Christian LAWSON b. Jan. 31/1845 in Holan Norway. He married Carolina HANBURG who was b. March10/1846 in Lauriga Norway. They emigrated to U.S. and Canada. Original family name was LARSEN/LARSON or LARSIN

Name: William Hanson
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From: Appleton, WI.
Time: 1997-07-09 20:48:00
Comments: I am looking for Maynard Eugene Hanson used the Name Gene born 11-17-1941 he is my brother we got split apart when I was you. Last known address NV. any info please E-mail me. Thank you.

Name: Peggy H
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From: SD
Time: 1997-07-09 20:05:00
Comments: BLAALID's from Sandana, Gloppen, Norway. Also from Maloy, Norway

Name: Nancy Olsen
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-07-09 15:13:00
Comments: Searching GILBAKKEN farm, Vossestrand, Hordaland; any descendants of GGGfather Nils Nilsson (Lydvo) ROYRLIDI and Kari Ivarsdatter LYDVO; any sign of Nils Nilsson/NELSON, b. 1850s in Rogne, Voss, Norway, emigrated to Appleton, Minn., and then left for "Dakota"; SKJERVE/SHERVEY families from Rennebu and Meldal area of Sor-Trondelag; VEN (WEHN), Holonda, Sor-Trondelag.

Name: Shirley Bawden
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From: Camrose, Alberta, Canada
Time: 1997-07-09 10:15:00
Comments: Thanks for this wonderful service! I am searching for descendants of Knudt MIKKELSEN (later became BRATTEBRATEN) of Aurdal, Valdres, Oppland, Norway. His three sons were Mikkel BRATTEBRATEN, Johannes Plassen HARBYE, and Henry Knudtson AABERG. Johannes' son, Harold HARBYE emigrated to the U.S. ca 1917. Contact was lost with his descendants. Another son, Martin HARBYE also emigrated to the U.S. and nothing is known of him, either. Would appreciate any info about these families and will share the info I have. -Shirley

Name: Susan Wick - Langheld
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From: south of Chicago, Illinois
Time: 1997-07-08 20:17:00
Comments: LILLVIG, LILLVIK, VIG, VIK, WICK. From around BERGEN and Stradvik a farm called GJERD. Name changed with GJERT LILLEVIG. between 1873-1931 have relitives in California can't find names Gary (Gert) Howard (Hans) children or cousins Linda or/ and Susan. Please help if possible!!!!

Name: Carmen Oleson Smith
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From:
Time: 1997-07-08 14:03:00
Comments: I am trying to find any info on Ole OLESON. All I know is that he sailed to America in 1861 and he had a sister named Sarah,that sailed with him. He married Anna GULBRANDSDATTER GILBERTSON, April 21, 1867. Thanks.

Name: edel gudmundsen
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From: Aurdal in Norway
Time: 1997-07-08 14:05:00
Comments: Two years ago I attended a family reunion in Minneapolis, and it was great. Keep up the good work. Edel Gudmundsen Hove gård 2910 Aurdal Norway

Name: William Hanson
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From: Appleton, WI.
Time: 1997-07-08 13:12:00
Comments: AMUND LARSON Born Romerike Norway around 1800's. Also looking for OLE HANS HANSON born Parish Ototen Province of Opland in central Norway 2-20-1825 He Married Tonetta Holm. They owned a die company in Norway. her farm name before marrage could have be Gryttenholm.

Name: Kathryn Yates
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-07-08 11:26:00
Comments: Lots of great info. thanks. I have a big problem my grandfather is lost. He is Olaf F Swedberg/svedberg/sveberg sweedberg. Born July 1860 Sweden. Says on Citizenship he is a sovereign of Norway and Sweden, 1898 in Blue Earth County Minnesota. He is on 1900 Census Benton Co. Mn. with wife Mary B Dec 1862 Norway says Married 19 years 6 Children all born in MN. Mary died 1912 small Children put in Orphanage. Orphanage records say father Olaf went back to Sweden. I have had research done in Sweden have not found him. My mothers birth record 1901 says mother Marie Olson. Is there any way of finding where she is from in Norway ? They may have married in Norway. They came to USA May abt. 1882. Any help I would appreciate. Thankyou.

Name: Glenda Jo Maynard
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From: IL
Time: 1997-07-07 20:51:00
Comments: Researching great-grandparents...father of Christ Peterson, who's parents were Peter and Bettsie Peterson and Christ's wife, Abbie Turner Anderson (Bacon or BakkenO, parents were Olaf Anderson and Rachael Oleson Anderson. Christ DOB 1973 and Abbie's DOB 1880...know that parents of Christ and Abbie were from Norway...know they had sisters/brothers, but names unknown. Christ and Abbie had approx. 16 children.

Name: William C. Hanson
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From: Aplleton WI.
Time: 1997-07-07 20:23:00
Comments: I am looking for family of Auen Larson Born Romerike Norwayborn around 1800 married Bertha maiden name unknown. his wife and family came to Navarino, WI.

Name: Brian Thompson
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From: Paramus, New Jersey
Time: 1997-07-07 14:58:00
Comments: My Rasmussen ancestors were from LILLESAND, Norway. Tonnes Rasmussen was married to LIV AANNES, also from Lillesand. Their son was Rasmus Tonnessen who married CLARA SORENSEN CHRISTENSEN. Clara's father was SOREN ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN and the mother was INGER MARIE CHRISTENSEN. Clara was born in 1862. Rasmus(1857)Tonnessen was a carpenter in the Merchant marines on the "Clipper Constitution." The Village of STACBERG pops up often in my past as the place where my family comes from. If you have info on any of these names I will be most grateful. Witness's at a baptism in the Lillesand Baptist church were a couple OLSENS, ANDERSENS, ELIASSENS. Please help with any information you can give.

Name: Brian Thompson
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From: Paramus, NEW JERSEY
Time: 1997-07-07 12:45:00
Comments: I seek information on the surname Rasmussen or Tonneson. My ancestors come from the southern tip of Norway. Im not exactly sure which town or county. ANY info is greatly appreciated.

Name: Paul L. Sandve
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From: Eagan, MN (Near Minneapolis)
Time: 1997-07-07 07:21:00
Comments: Thanks for your great homepage for anyone with Norwegian American genealogy interests.

Name: Karen Dennis
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From: Edgewood, NM
Time: 1997-07-07 01:28:00
Comments: I forgot to mention my grt-grt grandfather, RICHARD OLSON'S father's name is OLE RICHARDSON. I don't know what part of Norway or what farm he was from.

Name: Karen Dennis
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From: Edgewood, NM
Time: 1997-07-07 01:22:00
Comments: I'm looking for any info on RICHARD OLSON (OLESEN) born someplace in Norway in October 1850. He is my grt-grandfather. He and my grt-grandmother got married in Hudson, St. Croix, WI and moved to Winger, MN. I'm also trying to find my grt-grt-grt grandparents from RODENES,OSTFOLD,NORWAY - ANTON ANDERSON (ANDERSEN) and KAREN HANSDATTER. They are my grt-grt grandparents, looking for their parents,brothers, sisters, etc.

Name: Carol Hage Wall
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From:
Time: 1997-07-06 23:03:00
Comments: SIVER HAGE, farm: HAGE, Lesja, Norway

Name: Gary Moe
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From: Vancouver, WA, USA
Time: 1997-07-06 20:29:00
Comments: Looking for information on ANDERS MOE. From MO farm, LAERDAL, Noryway. Left Norway in 1857, settled in Decorah, IA USA.

Name: Janet May
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From:
Time: 1997-07-06 17:35:00
Comments: NELSON Bergen, Norway Chris and Jim Nelson (americanized names) migrated to the US from Norway in 1892, departing from Bergen. They went to the colony of Norse, TX, and were probably naturalized in Waco, TX about 1900. The family has not been able to find any information on them prior to 1900, in spite of having living relatives in Norse.

Name: Terry Murray
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From: St. Paul, Minnesota
Time: 1997-07-06 09:31:00
Comments: Looking for relatives of Ole Olson MEBUST, born in Selbu, Sor-Trondelag, Norway, emigrated with a sister Olina in about 1880 and settled on a afarm in Richland county North Dakota. Married to Mary Belle Tuttle in July 1902 at Dwight, Richland N. Dakota and then moved to Minnesota. Mary Belle's mother was Elsie(Ese) Saetre (Sethre)born Nov 1856 in Eidsvoll, Akershus lan, Norway. Her parents were Christian Hansen Saetre and Martina (?). The Saetre family settled in Ottertail county, Mn. If these names are familiar to anyoner, I'd love to hear from you. E-Mail murr0109@gold.tc.umn.edu

Name: Elaine Miller
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From: Newton, Iowa USA
Time: 1997-07-05 21:26:00
Comments: I am trying to find information on my gg grandfather Bernt Eiler TAFTEZON who was born in Norway ??. He died in 1850 and I know he married a Emerentze Aagaard on 2-21-1812. I need help on finding out where he was from and anything else about the family that stayed in Norway. I have been able to trace them in the US but have had no luck in Norway. Any help would really be appreciated. I enjoy your website. Thank you.

Name: Kathy Cambron
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From: North Carolina
Time: 1997-07-05 17:39:00
Comments: Looking for AHBRAHAMSON or JUELL from Oslo or Kristianson.

Name: David Gunness
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From: Sutton, MA
Time: 1997-07-05 14:46:00
Comments: GUNNESS, HALVORSEN, PETERSON, PETERSEN, BJERKNESS,

Name: Karen WEFLEN Reynolds
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From: St. Louis, MO
Time: 1997-07-05 13:35:00
Comments: Interested in anyone with info on WEFLEN, Peder or his wife, ELIASON, Ann Christine. They were my paternal grandparents. Peder was born in Wang, Minn. Anna in Valdes, Norway. Grndmother was an orphan, her family history is not known. She immigrated when she was 16.

Name: Kathleen Anderson
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From: Sonoma, California
Time: 1997-07-05 09:06:00
Comments: I am looking for any information about my husbands Great Grandfather Charles Henry ANDERSON and his family. He was found in the 1870 US census living in Pottawattamie Co.,Council Bluffs,Iowa. It says they were all from Norway. Father C. ANDERSON occupation Gardener Mother Mary Christian age 20 occupation Teamster Mary " 16 Christina " 12 Louis " 8 Charles Henry " 4

Name: Joseph L. Centineo
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From: Brooklyn, NY moved to FLA 8 years ago married a Norwegian girl from Kristiansand S, Norway
Time: 1997-07-05 06:07:00
Comments: Just Surfed in and saw your page. I am trying to html a page in geocities but have no knowledge of how to do it. We have been to Norway at least 25 times since 1960. good luck on your page. Joe Centineo

Name: Granville Guttersen
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From: St.Paul, Minnesota
Time: 1997-07-05 05:39:00
Comments: Looking for anyone with GUTTORMSON or SEBBE roots. Kvitseid herred, Brunkeberg parish in Telemark county.

Name: Brodahl François
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From: Belgium
Time: 1997-07-05 02:04:00
Comments: Starting genealogy research

Name: Marcia Johnson
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From: Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA
Time: 1997-07-04 21:57:00
Comments: I am looking for additional information for my great grandfather EVEN ARNESEN, born January 13, 1843 from a farm named Lisstuen, Faaberg. He married Kristine Olsdatter Uroen, born August 11, 1839 and they took over the farm Uroen from her parents. I would like to know more about the farms and also who Even's parents were. Thank you.

Name: Lynn Elaine Colvin
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From: CA
Time: 1997-07-04 14:18:00
Comments: I am searching my Mother's side of the family.. my Great Grandfather's name was Olaf Olson and my Great Grandmother's name was Matilda (maiden name unknown) I know the family originated in Oslo,Norway.. I do not know when the immigrated to this country.. My Grandmother (Emma Lillian Olson) was born in minnisota in 1893.this is all I know about the family.. If anyone can help me please E-mail me..

Name: Debra Joan Carlsen Gabriel
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From: Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania America
Time: 1997-07-04 08:39:00
Comments: My great-grandparents were born and raised in Norway. My grandfather and his siblings were all born there. My great-grandfather was a seaman. I have the names of a couple ships he owned. My great-grandfather was born in Svelvika, Norway on June 5,1860. His parents and siblings are unknown to us at this time. We would love to find out who they were. My great-grandmother was born in Osoya, Lillesand, Norway on October 30,1862. Her parents and siblings are also unknown and we would love to find them and any descendents. My grandfather came to the United States around 1913. He fought in both World Wars, but when he went to sign up for social security, he was denied because he was not a U.S. citizen. He finally became a citizen and collected social security. My father, Russell Andrew Carlsen would really like to be contacted by any descendents of his grandfather, Carl Johan Carlson. I know I spelled Carlson with an O, but I was told that when they went through Ellis Island and were registered, their name was spelled this way. My father's surname is spelled as 'Carlsen', the proper norwegian way due to a typo on his birth certificate. My grandparents did not correct it as it was the proper spelling for his ancestry. All of my aunts and uncles have theirs spelled with the O. My father's address is: Russell A. Carlsen P.O. Box 875 Cortez, Florida 34215 I would also like to know of any descendents as I seems to be the only family member wanting to find the Norwegian ancestors, except for my Dad. My address is: Debbie C. Gabriel RR 1 Box 1685 Hop Bottom, Penna. 18824

Name: Pam Bergson
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From: Universal IN. U.S.A.
Time: 1997-07-04 08:15:00
Comments: Iam trying to find out more about my ancestors,names Bergson, Saben, Hanson. I don't know exactly where they orginated from. Thanks Pam Bergson

Name: Astri Tverstøl
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From: Oslo, Norway
Time: 1997-07-03 23:11:00
Comments: I should like to find out what happened to the ancestors of my paternal grandfather`s brother Olve Tverstol, who emigrated from Åmli, Aust-Agder county in southern Norway right after the turn of the century.

Name: Dean C. Hagen
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From: Duluth, MN
Time: 1997-07-03 21:15:00
Comments: OLSON and/or LARSON, Toftehagen, Sor Fron, Oppland, Norway

Name: Brian Rainer
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From: Champaign, Illinois, USA
Time: 1997-07-03 14:18:00
Comments: Opedal & Frøynes... in Hardanger at the Hardanger-fjord, a sub-fjord called Sørfjorden. (The South-fjord). In this area the farms called Opedal and Frøynes are situated. Torbjorg Isaksdotter Opedal, user-number 25 in the farm Opedal was my g-g-g-grandmother. Lars Larson Froynes, who originates from the farm Froynes, user-number 2, was my g-g-grandfather.

Name: BRYCE HOLTER
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From:
Time: 1997-07-03 13:35:00
Comments: I'm into the geneology

Name: Wyn Jonas
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From: Eau Claire, WI
Time: 1997-07-03 06:37:00
Comments: Searching for ancestors and relatives of Knut RASMUSSON WEEK (VIK?), who was born about 1864/1872. He may have been from co. Oppland, where his wife, Maryet Pedrsdottir NESTE, was born in 1877, or he may have been from the Stavanger, co. Rogaland area. Knut settled in MN before 1900 and lived in Hubbard Co. and Beltrami co. (Funkley), MN. I am willing to share information. Wyn Jonas

Name: Loren D. Severson
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From: Spokane,WA.
Time: 1997-07-02 22:25:00
Comments: Send me a message if you are a Severson.

Name: Rene Rylander
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From: Los Gatos, CA USA
Time: 1997-07-02 22:23:00
Comments: My grandmother's family was Vaage (Americanized to Wage) from Bergen. Interested in corresponding with anyone who has genealogical connections.

Name: Jessalynn Bradley
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From: Houston, Texas
Time: 1997-07-01 00:04:00
Comments: Family name Nordlee and Gullicksrud emigrated to the U.S. (Wisconsin) in 1869. Else Karine (Gullicksrud) Nordlee born on April 14, 1828 in Norway, died in Cashton, WI on November 12, 1907. Her husband (not much known about him) Lars Engbrethson Nordlee born in 1829 and returned to Norway where he died and is buried. This couple had 11 children and three remained in Norway where their father joined them later. From what i understand, Nordlee can also be spelt Nordlie.

Name: Greg Brynildsen
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From: Brooklyn NY
Time: 1997-06-30 12:26:00
Comments: Looking for info on Brynildsen ancestry. Also have heard about a link between Brynildsens and candy (chocolate?) Just curious.

Name: Shirley Solem
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From: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Time: 1997-06-30 12:02:00
Comments: Still searching for info on Lars E. LARSON, b: 22 Nov 1830 in Skein, Norway. He married Lina Andrea ERICKSON in 1861, in Norway. When they left Norway, in the mid 1860's they had 3 small sons. All 3 sons contracted measles, aboard ship, died, and were buried at sea. Also, searching Trondheim for SOLEM - BREKSTAD - REKSTERBERG Thank you for any help. Shirley Solem Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Name: Dale Vinnedge
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From: California
Time: 1997-06-30 11:40:00
Comments: I am researching Norwegian Americans in the whaling industry of California. My main subject is Capt. Frederick Kristian Dedrick (Dietrichson) of Bergen.

Name: Christine Quaal Vinson
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From: St. Augustine, FL
Time: 1997-06-30 02:26:00
Comments: QUAAL (KVAALE< KVALE) BYE from parish Orkdal (Orkdalen) Sor Torondalag, Trondheim

Name: Gaileen J. White
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From: Ontario, Oregon
Time: 1997-06-29 21:10:00
Comments: Searching for my g.g.grandfather Jens Olsen HOVDE (b.1842, d.1898) from Valdres, N.Aurdal Norway area. Would like info on him or his son, Ale HOVDE (b.25 may 1875). Ale HOVDE married Geline HAGEN also from Valdres, N. Aurdal area. Geline's father's name was Peder Hagen. If you have any possible info, please e-mail me. Thanks a bunch! gjwhite@micron.net

Name: Grethe Vetrhus Hammerstad
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From: norway
Time: 1997-06-29 14:07:00
Comments: Beautiful and interesting side! Searching decendants of any VETRHUS (or ASKJELDSON )from Sauda, Rogaland,Norway, who emigrated to USA 1850-1900. Thanks. Grethe.

Name: Irid Bjerk
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From: Luverne,MN
Time: 1997-06-29 09:35:00
Comments: I am looking for any information I can get on Bjerkestol in Oksendal and Iver Levik Aaker,born in Stangvik and lived in Sunndal before emigigrating.

Name: HOWARD J HOLEN
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From: WESTBY, WISCONSIN
Time: 1997-06-29 08:43:00
Comments: RINDHOLEN,MAURSTAD, from "skabu","heidal","gudbransdalen".

Name: I. Aarhus
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From: Norway
Time: 1997-06-29 04:43:00
Comments: Searcing for relatives after this trhee brothers: Oluf Andreas Johnsen , born may 1858 in Bergen . Pay of the ship Flora in N.Y nov. 1878. Carl M Johnsen, b. june 1861, in Bergen Nicolai August Johnsen,b.july 1865 in Bergen Norway He left the ship Gustav Adolph in NY may 1883. Their fathers name was John Johnsen Levdal, born in Davik parish in Nordfjord

Name: David A. Rodsater
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From: Originally Minnesota...now California
Time: 1997-06-28 13:53:00
Comments: Our family, known variously as Rorset, Roersette, Rorsette, Rorsette, and and Rodsater (not sure of the origin, possibly Rkoryrr which means "stone pile" or others think it orginated from Sater meaning a "summer home" in the mountains) bought and moved to a farm outside of Oslo in 1603 and as of 1969, we under- stand my grandfather's uncle still owned it, going from father to son, etc. We now spell the name Rodsater, although an earlier spelling, "Rodsetter", was a lot easier on the tongue for others pronouncing it as I grew up. The farm once fell into the hands of the Mundahl family. A relative later married it back into the Rodsater fold. Mundahl was famous in American policitcs, although generally unknown, as the Mundahl's in America, for whatever reasons, changed the spelling to Mondale, and one Walter Mondale was Vice-President of the U.S., and according to an article I read a number of years ago, visited the family farm on a visit to Norway. There are not many Rodsaters left. I've never married (but haven't given up exactly)...my brother had all girls, but one Rodsater, Jon, in Peoria, Illinois allegedly has a son, who apparently will be the only, as far as we can tell, to carry on the old family name. Anyone who knows any other Rodsaters...please contact me. We believe that anybody with the name Rodater certainly is related to us. Also, we are related to what we think is a rather renown artist/sculptor named M. Skeibrok, who we understand might even have a sculpture in the square of Oslo. I have a book though that seems to show Skieibrok as the author, with another, a man named Th. Kittelsen who seems to have done all the illustrations, although at the very end of the book (all in Norwegian) is a drawing of an old woman, signed by Skeibrok. The book was published in Kristiania in 1891, and titled "Sandfaerdige Skroner". Don't read Norwegian...pehaps someone could give me a clue to what it is all about, and is this relative of mine fairly well-known? Thanks! Dave

Name: Susan Laubenheimer
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From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Time: 1997-06-28 12:01:00
Comments: BUGGE, Urnes, Hafslo, Luster County

Name: Michael William Abrahamson
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From: MAGAZINE ARKANSAS
Time: 1997-06-27 21:06:00
Comments: Iam searching for info on the Thorson family. I have been told that some of our norweigan ancestors changed their last name from Thorson to Abrahamson when going thru immigration. Some kept the Thorson name. Some of the Thorsons moved to N. Dakota. The Arahamsons stayed in Wisconsin and Michigan.

Name: Helen Haugland Pratti
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From: New York State
Time: 1997-06-27 19:24:00
Comments: Looking for information on ANTON TOBIAS ANDREASSEN B 8/28/1832 in Beitstad - Leerbaken Married ANNA MARTHA PETERSDATTER b 1/8/1833 in Beitstad. They had one daughter MARTHA ELEN ANTONSEN GLADSO. Martha married Nikolai Martin Ingelbrigtsen in 1884. They lived outside of Bergen, possibly Askoy region on the Haugland farm. I'm hoping to find some relatives out there.

Name: Joanna Shager Schulz
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From: ancestors from Skjaak & Soknedalen, Norge
Time: 1997-06-27 16:54:00
Comments: Seeking info on: Shager/Skieger,Hans; children and descendents of Rasmus Olsen Flotten born 1816 and Sigri Olsdtr Lindsheim born 1815; children and descendents of Ole Olsen Traedet, born 1817 and Anne Arnesdtr, 1819-1892; children and descendents of Hans Rasmuson Braendhaugen, 12-5-1825 and Anne Sveinsdtr. Aamot, 9-11-1830 - all of Skjaak. From Soknedalen seeking info on: Sneen, Wagnild and Froseth families.

Name: Herbert G. Webb
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From: originally MO
Time: 1997-06-27 14:16:00
Comments: Am interested in tracing Sigurd Olsen of SD and his wife Ada Tuitte. Both born in Norway.

Name: diana brown
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From: California
Time: 1997-06-27 11:30:00
Comments: Marvelous web site. So much information not easily found.

Name: Lisa Christopher
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From: Moline, IL now living in Chicago, IL
Time: 1997-06-26 09:42:00
Comments: Searching for CHRISTOPHER/KRISTOFFERSEN/HUSE/ TROSTERUD/PEDERSEN families from/in Hedemark Norway. My great-great grandfather Peder Christopher (Kristoffersen) b.1838 at Snekkersveen, near Hamar came to USA in 1867 with his wife and kids and even his parents (Kristoffer Pedersen Huse & Kjersti Andersdatter Trosterud) and his youngest brother Julius Martin. Looking for Peder's other brother's and sister in norway:Borre(b1840) Johannes (b.1843) AnneMaria (m.1859 to Andreas Hansen) Karen Julie (b.1847) Looking for his oldest brother Anders b. 1835 and came to USA in 1853. Want to know where he and his family settled. My g.g.grandfather settled in Moline, IL I think this is a great help and hopefully someone can help me!

Name: Albert L. Simonds
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From: Springfield, Massachusetts
Time: 1997-06-26 05:09:00
Comments: I am trying to find any information on my Grandmother Anna Sophia Anderson, who was born in Christiania in abot 1843. I would appreciate any help I can get. She emigrated to America bout 1860 and lived in West Auburn, Mass. Thank you for you help!

Name: Penny Seidel
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From: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Time: 1997-06-24 21:27:00
Comments: I am looking for information on HANS KJENERVOG/KUNURVAG. His son's name was KORNELIUS HANSEN born June 28, 1861 in EGERSUND Norway. Married GINA JAKOBSON, April, 22, 1893, in SPRINGFIELD IL. Kornelius's brothers names were, REINHARD and LUDVIC . Gina's parents names were, JACOB AASE and LOUISE DORTHEA MICKELSON. They settled in CHICAGO. Ludvic stayed in Norway. Anyone with any info e-mail me.Thanks!

Name: Ken Hopperstad
Website: Hopperstad Family Name Research
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From: Bloomington, MN via Emmons, MN/Lake Mills, IA
Time: 1997-06-24 21:21:00
Comments: I am researching my family name and have had a fair amount of sucess to date because of some distant relatives I have met through the Internet. I have two family mysteries to solve: My great-grandfather was Johannes Ingebritsen KINDEN who married Emma Ingeborg BORSLI (BURSLEY) in 1892 near Lake Mills, IA. When John died in 1925, there was no obituary, and his death certificate is unavailable from Winnebago County, IA. His parents were listed as Nikolai & Ingebrit KINDEN, but I feel these were his grandparents. I have resone to believe he had a sister Synneva (married John Førde) and possibly a brother Sjur (John went to Norway in 1903 are returned with a girl Inga Oleanne Sjurdtr KINDEN). The other mystery is a possible family relationship to the RODBERG family from Lake Mills, IA. I have been unable to confirm or deny the link. The person is a descendent of Amund RODBERG who had 6 children: Gertrude, Jacob, Jeneca, Olina, John and Anders (Andreas). I would appreciate any help solving these mysteries.

Name: Shirley A. Fraasch Tappe
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From: New Richland, MN
Time: 1997-06-24 19:28:00
Comments: Hi, Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to make this available to all of us. Sincerely, Shirley

Name: Stein Norem Wisted
Website: S.N.W.s genealogy page
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From: Sandnes, Norway
Time: 1997-06-24 14:58:00
Comments: Greetings from Norway. You have a great site here. If anybody have questions about ancestors from Sokndal i Dalane, Rogaland, Norway, check out my pages or send me an e-mail. I will try to answer. Stein N.W.

Name: Paula Blazing
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-06-24 10:50:00
Comments: Great web page! I am searching for ancestors of LIA Eftelot parish,sansvaer,Buskerud; THOE/TO from Evanger parish, Voss; OTTERNESS (ole eilevson)from Kvitt,Fretheim in Sogn

Name: William Edward Olinger
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From: Madison, Wisconsin
Time: 1997-06-23 22:08:00
Comments: My grandmother on my mothers side was from Norway. Her name was Anna Maria Johannson. My greatgrandfather was from Norway also, arriving right before the civil war,in which he fought. His name was Ole Myhre. I remember that when I was a child we attended a family reunion near Manitowoc, Wisconsin of the Myhre-Berge Family and heard that the family was from " Vang Valders Norway " and that Ole had worked in Oslo in the Mint. He then lived in Kongsburg. Amazing what a little kid remembers. If anyone can help me find more I would appreciate it greatly. Bill Olinger

Name: Judy Webber
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From: Vancouver B.C.
Time: 1997-06-23 21:26:00
Comments: My great grandparents Tommy and Helga Torko both born 1800's came to Washington State from Norway, I would like to find living relatives in Norway. I do not know where in Norway unfortunately.

Name: Richard Lee Okland
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From: Des Moines, Iowa USA
Time: 1997-06-23 20:11:00
Comments: I am researching the Okland name. Originated from island of Austevoll (Torangsvaag) and the island of Tysnes. I am looking for cenus records of the Okland's who are still in Norway.

Name: Kevin Lunde
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From: Brinsmade, ND
Time: 1997-06-23 15:24:00
Comments: LUNDE, Sirdal, Vest-Agder GUNNERUD, Sigdal, Buskerud

Name: Karen Dennis
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From: Edgewood,New Mexico USA
Time: 1997-06-22 22:57:00
Comments: I am trying to find more info on my great-grandfather. I know he's from Norway, but I don't know where exactly. He was born October 1850, and he married my great-grandmother in 1876 in Wisconsin, I think. His name is Richard Olson (Olesen??). Her name is Agina Julia Antonsdatter (Anderson), born 28 Jan 1858 in Rodenes, Ostfold, Norway. Her parents were Anton Anderson and Karen Hansdatter, born 1832 and 1836, consecutively. I know Richard's father's name was Ole Richardsen, born circa 1824, don't know where in Norway. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Name: Karen Clark
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From: North Carolina
Time: 1997-06-22 20:41:00
Comments: KOLSTAD, PETER from Ringsaker OLSEN, HAROLD from Cristiania/Oslo MOEN/MOE, OLIA from ? All ended up in the Wisconsin area around Galesville

Name: Dan Haglund
Website: Pedigree of Jonathan R. Haglund
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From: Moorhead, Minnesota
Time: 1997-06-22 16:54:00
Comments: I have traced most of my Norwegian background, which can be found at my web page. But, my g-g-g grandfather, Anders "Andrew" Tobiason (born 1834; died 1908). He was a Civil War veteran, serving with the 12th in Decorah, Iowa. He was wounded (knee, thigh), and fought at Shiloh. I believe he also was a Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis., where a friend died. Anders married that friend's widow, and had eight children with her. One of those children (#2) was my great-grandfather, Theodore Andrew Tobiason. He lived into his 70s, so there would be pension records for his family. Anyone an experts on finding this type of thing?

Name: Cindy Goustin
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From: SE Michigan
Time: 1997-06-22 16:55:00
Comments: Looking for anyone descended from John Johnson SJO (called Shaw in USA) He and his family left Eid, Fjelberg in Hordaland in about 1857, spent a couple of years in Ossian, IA. Finally they settled in Adams,MN in Mower county about 1859. I'd really like to find out more about these ancestors.

Name: MOXNESS, John
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From: Kelowna, B.C., Canada
Time: 1997-06-22 14:26:00
Comments: Searching for the ancestors of Willias Andreas MOXNESS born 1824 Mar. 15, Trondheim, Norway

Name: Jacqueline Ingalls
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From: Canby, Oregon
Time: 1997-06-21 19:27:00
Comments: I am searching for family from Norway..Andrew FOSSUM with his wife Oleane FOSSUM traveled to America in 1869 we are told...Andrew was born near the FOSSUM IRON WORKS May 3, 1839. According to his death certificate his father was Lars FREDRICKSON/FRECRICSEN/FREDRICKSEN and mothers names was Anna Oleane's was b August 13, 1840 her parents names were Hans and Kari RENTZ. The other family is Johanne MYER/MYHRE b Jan 1, 1840, some records say Gjovik. He married Karen TOFT whose parents were Peter BOOEL/BOVEL/BOUEL and Eline TOFT.. Johann and Karen had a son named Hans MYER/MYHRE who was born Feb 10, 1871traveled to America when he was 11 years old , in 1882. He traveled with Karen TOFT's brother Hans BENDICSEN/BENDICKSEN. Their destination marked on Hans's lunch box, is Cameron, Wisconsin, North America. I have searched for these family members, but the name spelling is my big problem...Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Carol Slattum
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From: Chicago, Ill./Sarasota, Fla./Oslo, Norway
Time: 1997-06-21 14:21:00
Comments: This is my first experience with surfing on Internett. I'm drowning with new information! (and wondering what the next phone bill is going to look like. I'm really impressed with all the work people have put into helping ignorant souls like me to communicate with others in the world, and find information about ancestors.

Name: Bob Halvorsen
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From: Lincoln, Nebraska
Time: 1997-06-21 14:03:00
Comments: Searching for information on the Boidler (the 'o' should have a slash through it). Married my great-grandfather in about the 1830's in the Telemark/Bratsberg parish. Also the Swensen family from the former Christinia (now Oslo), married my grandfather in Chicago in 1868. Finally, the Ole Andersen Solverod family who emigrated to America in 1849. Their whereabouts now? Their children: Karen, Anders, Ingeborg, Isak and Nils, surname Olsen.

Name: Karen Dennis
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From: New Mexico
Time: 1997-06-21 11:43:00
Comments: I would like anyone to contact me if you are doing Olson family genealogy. My family is from Wisconsin/Minnesota area. My great-grandparents were Agina Julia Anderson and Richard Olson (Olesen). He was born in October 1950 supposedly in Rodenes,Ostfold, Norway;and Agina Julia Anderson was from Rodenes, Ostfold, Norway born Jan. 28, 1858. They married in Wisconsin or Minnesota in 1876. I don't know when they came over or where they shipped out from. I do know, she was married to an Eric Lofgren before she came to America.

Name: Bien, Matt
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From: Originally from South Dakota
Time: 1997-06-21 09:03:00
Comments: Interested in the surname BUIENOER from the flaa, hallingdal valley. Mari O. is the oldest known ancestor to have this name. She left Norway with her family in the late 1880s on the ship Oceana from Chrisiana (Oslo). Before leaving or just after arriving in America, the surname was shortened to Bien. Mari herself never married, but was close to the WETTERN family, specifically Elf or Olaf. Any information that is available on this family name (BUIENOER) would be appreciated. I have had some difficulty. Thanks.

Name: Marv Lang
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From: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Time: 1997-06-21 08:30:00
Comments: I just returned from a visit to Norway ... the land of my father's birth (1901) and also of my mom's ancestory. I have heard stories since my childhood of our family being related to Peter Wessel Tordenskiold, the fameous naval hero of the Danish-Norwegian Fleet (1690-1720). I have a photo of my grandfather allegedly wearing a medallion denoting him as a soldier of "Tordenskiold's Slekt." Any suggestions as to how I might proceed to (1) establish the validity of grandpa's medal - his military service was probably performed in the early 1880's and (2)determine the decendencies of Peter Wessel and his 17 sibblings. Tusen Takk

Name: Patricia L Stemmene
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From: Helena, Montana
Time: 1997-06-21 04:57:00
Comments: I am looking for last name STEMMENE stemmene place My grandfather came over from Norway when he was 14 (approx) I am told that Stemmene place still exists...would love to find some of his relatives. He passed away in 1959. Thanks my email address is Louise912@aol.com

Name: Tonja S. Clark
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From: Beats me!
Time: 1997-06-20 23:51:00
Comments: I am trying to locate my 3rd great grandfather, Jens Eriksen Stubban from Meraker, Norway. In the farm census book for Meraker, he is listed by the previously-mentioned name but at that time he was farming the place Tyholdt. On the on line census from the U of Bergen, he is found as being 43 years old with wife and children. That's really great except I'm trying to locate him as a child with parents and siblings. Every Stubban I have found has very little information about anything and does not mention Erik Jenssen or anyone named Jens having son named Erik. The only other thing I know besides his birth year approx. 1758 or '59, was that he was a member of the ski patrol. Are there suggestions from avid Norwegian researchers as to where I should look for him? I have already hired a genealogist in Norway but my funds ran out before we found out anything about Erik. I have info on his wife back about six generations. Can't believe I can have that much about her and nothing about her husband. HELP! Tonja Clark

Name: Theodore J. Anfinson
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From: Iowa, now living in Georgia
Time: 1997-06-20 20:45:00
Comments: I am looking for ancestors and decendents of Anfin ANFINSON IMSLANDSSJOEN, born August 9, 1825 in Norway, and died June 1, 1880 in Ossian, Iowa.. Other family names include: IMSLANDSOEN, BRATTELAND, BJORNSDATTER, EGELAND, INGVALDSEN, ASLAKSEN, LARSDATTER, SUKKA TOLAND INGEBRETSDATTER, JONSDATTER

Name: Suzie Hogle
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From: Minnesota
Time: 1997-06-19 17:57:00
Comments: SKOGEN don't know anything else, where they came from all i know is that they were farmers there in Norway and farmers when they came to Minnesota.

Name: Pat Stone
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From: Salt Lake City, UT
Time: 1997-06-19 13:18:00
Comments: I am searching for information on the parents or siblings of my great grandfather, Nels Nelson. His father used the name Iverson. They came from Trondheim in the early-mid 1800's and had a sawmill in or near Madison, WI. Nels went to South Dakota and became a stonemason. Married Mary Ingeborg Aspaas (or Larson) in Yankton in abt 1870. If anyone has info concerning these names, please email me.

Name: Brian Rainer
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From: Champaign, Illinois, USA
Time: 1997-06-19 08:29:00
Comments: In 1865 my maternal grandmother's maternal grandparents, Lars Larson Froynes and Magrete Tollaksdatter Opedal, migrated from Norway (possibly from Hardangerfjord, possibly from Ullensvang area) to the USA. According to the tree drawn up for one of my aunts in 1973 by Carl M. Ringen Gunderson, Magrete was the daughter of Tollak Olson (Hedland) Opedal (1768-1858) and Torbjorg Isaksdatter Opedal (1781-184). I am just beginning to try to identify relatives in Norway whose own ancestors did not emigrate out of Norway, so I am seeking all Opedals I can identify by way of Netscape. I do appreciate your attention to this message and hope that I have not unnecessarily imposed.

Name: M. Drake
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From: Ontario, Canada
Time: 1997-06-19 07:06:00
Comments: I have two Family Trees that came from norway. The First is Rasmus ERDAHL who immigrated to MN in 1860. His son Nels ERDAHL ended up in North Dakota, then in Canada. The second branch is HAMMER, not sure yet which generation came over. But, Andrew and Sophia HAMMER lived in Webster, MN at least for the birth of their first child, Louise Josephine HAMMER (married names EIDAHL and GLEASON), then moved to Minot, ND where another daughter Clara Martha HAMMER was born in 1889 (married names GILES, ERDAHL). There was another daughter Mary HAMMER (married name LOTSBERG), not sure where she was born.

Name: Solfrid Irene Stene
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From: Nord-Trøndelag Norway
Time: 1997-06-19 02:12:00
Comments: I wont have steady E-mail before september 1997. I am doing research on my family "Stene" grandfather and "Lundring" my grandgrand mother some of the biggest families in Nærøy Nord Trøndelag. I know there was a lot of people leaving for America from this county in 1800 century. Did you know there are nealy 4 million norwegians living in America or Norsk/Amrikansk. Have nice day regards form Norway... I will visit this Web again.. Sol

Name: Steve Gunderson
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From: Edmonton, Alberta. Canada
Time: 1997-06-18 20:05:00
Comments: My Grandfather was Per (Peter) Gunderson or Gundersson born in Grassjoliden in the year 1889.

Name: Gary A. Christopher
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From: Denver, Colorado
Time: 1997-06-18 19:13:00
Comments: I am a fourth generation American. Two sets of great-great grandparents immigrated from Norway in the 1850's and ultimately settled in Story County & Boone County Iowa. Ole Christopher and Helen Tesdahl are my great-grandparents. They were both born in Iowa. Helen Tesdahl was the daughter of Lars Halvorsen Tesdahl and Martha Larsdatter Berg (Ovreberge). They were both born in Etne, Norway. They married on 6 April 1854 and came to the United States in the same or following year. Their oldest child was born in Story County, Iowa, in 1855. Probable port of departure - Bergen. Port of entry unknown. Ole Christopher was the son of Nels Christopherson and Caroline (Carrie) Fatland. Birth information unknown, port of departure unknown, port of entry unknown. Their oldest son was born in Illinois. They then moved to Boone County, Iowa. I have been to the States Archives in Bergen, Norway and have copies of birth, christening and marriage records for Lars Tesdahl and Martha Berg. I have assembled a short biography of the Tesdahls from research conducted in Norway and the Denver, Colorado, Public Library. Lars Tesdahl is listed as one of the original settlers of Story County, Iowa. Anyone with information about the Tesdahl (Tostel, Testel, Tesdal, etc.) or Christopherson (Christopher) family lines may contact me at my e-mail or snail mail at Gary Christopher, 1572 W. Garden Dr., Pleasant Grove, UT, 84062.

Name: Jerry Bragstad
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From: San Anselmo, CA
Time: 1997-06-18 17:46:00
Comments: Am looking for information on Brakestad, Bragstad, Quien, or Mortvedt. Any help appreciated.

Name: David Tonnessen
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From: Poulsbo, WA. USA
Time: 1997-06-18 17:33:00
Comments: Looking for information on: TONNESSEN, Dahl, Farsund, Vest-Adger

Name: Donna and John Jorgensen
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From: Boyertown, PA
Time: 1997-06-18 15:36:00
Comments: I am searching for my husband's family in Trondheim, Norway. His grandfather, Eric Lossius Jorgensen came to the US around 1906. I know that he had several brothers one whose name is Edvard and a sister, Elizabeth who may have been a published writer. Any help anyone can give on getting started would be appreciated.

Name: Lyn Dunham
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From: Falling Waters, WV
Time: 1997-06-18 14:49:00
Comments: I'm researching Karl Gulbrandsen aka Harry Hansen b. 8 Mar 1876. Lived in Christiania (now Oslo) Norway. He is my grandfather. He married Kaspara Mathilda Larsen 8 apr 1894 at Kampen Church, Oslo, Norway. I am also researching Kaspara, b. 2 Feb 1876 who also resided in Oslo. Will appreciate any and all tidbits. Lyn Dunham

Name: Sherry Milham
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From: Olympia, WA, USA
Time: 1997-06-18 10:31:00
Comments: I am researching the Ole DOTSETH family from Vestre Toten, Opland, Norway, who emigrated to the state of Minnesota in 1868. Thanks, Sherry Milham

Name: Wenka Ormberget
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From: living in Texas
Time: 1997-06-17 22:15:00
Comments: Help - I hope to find any information about my grandfather's roots. He was born in Tromso Norway 11-29-1892 - his name was Gustav Adolf Marenius Svensen. I believe he told me that his parents came from Smaaland in Sweden, - and I have their names ; Aksel and Augusta Svensen - which I think he said was changed from Svenson when they arrived to Norway - possible that was all done in Tromso. That is ALL I know about my grandfather, we never asked him abouit his family while he was alive. In regard to his wife, my grandmother, I only know she was Olga Bach, born in Fosnes - possible in Moen, - in Moldvik, daugther of Peder Anderson Bach who became a widower early, and remarried. There is some kinship here to the family Dille on the island Joa. I do have a note that state that Peter Bach owned the farm : "garden Gnr 44, Bruks #2, Moldvik, Moen i Fosnes."I think there were siblings to Olga: Peter who died very young 20-ish???? and a sister Constance bach who lived in Oslo? until her death - but never married. I have tried to find a way to Tromso census, - but not yet. I am also interested in Figenbaum who originated in Baden Baden,Germany, and the Birch family, and Bauck. Pleeese e-mail me: WeavinVee@aol.com!!!!!!!Thanks.

Name: Sharon Mills
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From: Montana
Time: 1997-06-17 18:17:00
Comments: I am looking for info on Norway descendants so it is nice

Name: Anders Sand
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From: Sandefjord, Norway
Time: 1997-06-17 14:26:00
Comments: I am seeking my g.g. grandfather, born 1835 at Sandbæk, Tjomoe. He is supposed to be burried in North Dakota. If anybody has seen sign of him , please contact me

Name: Peggy Carpenter
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From: Brooklyn, WI
Time: 1997-06-17 10:12:00
Comments: OLSON,OLESON,GULBRANDSEN,GOLDBRARRSON>Oslo, Norway

Name: John Taxeras
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From: Closter, New Jersey
Time: 1997-06-17 08:03:00
Comments: I have relatives in Vegarshei, Gjerstad, Froland, Grimstad, Kristiansand, Oyslebo, Marnardal, Finsland, Ovrebo, Sirdal, Nedenes and Oslo. I'm always looking for more.

Name: Kathy "Lillevold" Rush
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From: I was born/raised in Wis. I live in New Mexico
Time: 1997-06-17 06:14:00
Comments: All of my roots are from Oppland Fylke in Norway. My Maternal grandfather was born around Ostre Toten, his wife was born in America, but her folks were born around Skabu. My Paternal grandmother emigrated at 18 from around Fron - and her husband was born in the USA, his parents emigrated from the Lillevold farm near Espedalen. Farm names in my history are Lillevold, Veslum, Perstuggu, Huskelien, Holten, Kantrud, etc. I have farm names from my maternal grandfather, but have been unable to find any on my farm maps. I don't have them stored in my head for this note.

Name: Kay Burke
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From: Westby, WI
Time: 1997-06-16 10:12:00
Comments: HANSEN,Henrik Oftedahl born July 2, 1849 married to OLSD'r, Tonette born January 23, 1845 Bakkesogn, Norway

Name: Joan Magee
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From: Oklahoma
Time: 1997-06-16 08:57:00
Comments: I have been researching my family history for quite some time, but had no idea how to get any information from my mothers' mothers side, the family who all came from Norway Glad to find someplace to start. Searching for names ELSTAD and WILBERG. Carl ELastad came to Minn. in about 1857 from Bergen. He married in Minn. Martha Wilberg born in Christiania in 1839. She came to Minn. in 1866. Thanks for the opportunity to post my inquiry. Joan Magee

Name: Paul Fritjof Rolvaag
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From: St. Paul Minnesota
Time: 1997-06-16 07:53:00
Comments: The reference to my grand father O.E. Rolvaag got me here.

Name: Larry J. Henry
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From: California
Time: 1997-06-16 07:40:00
Comments: Searching ASLAK S. HAUG, b. abt 1860 unknown area of Norway. Wife: CARRIE HESTACANE. Searching descendants or any information.

Name: Larry J. Paulson
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From: Henderson, Nevada
Time: 1997-06-15 20:06:00
Comments: I am trying to find information on my great-great grandfather Jonar Paulson. He was from Honefoss, Norway

Name: Joseph G Sampson
Website: The Wooden Castle Craftsman
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From: Colorado, USA
Time: 1997-06-15 19:44:00
Comments: Looking for info on ancestors (Rasmus Sampsonsen) from bergen Norway born 1829.

Name: Cress Edwardson
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From: Dayton, OH, USA
Time: 1997-06-15 17:04:00
Comments: Hi, I'm looking for any info on my grandfather Christian Frederick EDWARDSON (his parents, siblings, etc); he was born in Fredrikstad, Ostfold, Norway Nov 1889, died 1963 Delaware, USA. His brother Simon EDVARDSEN, died 1980 and is buried in Frederikstad, with their parents. Their father's name was Edward PETERSON ? Simon had a son named Knut EDVARDSEN and as of 1980 he lived in Fredrikstad.

Name: Lillian Sponaas
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From: Living in Mesa, Arizona USA
Time: 1997-06-15 15:39:00
Comments: I am looking for both ancesters and living relatives . My father, Eilif Sponaas was born in TRONDHEIM in 1920. His Father's name was MAGNAR SPONAAS born 1881. Magnar was a twin (Anders, I think) The last name may have been Andreasson Sponaas. My father had three sisters; Mary, Myrtle, and Lillian. Also looking for BUER from OSLO. This was my maternal grandmother. Her parents names were Christian and Theodora EVANSEN BUER. DAHLGREN is another name I'm researching. This was my maternal grandfather. Any information would be helpful

Name: Dean Andal
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From:
Time: 1997-06-15 12:30:00
Comments: Researching the Andal family from farm near Flora, Norway.

Name: Peter Funke
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From: Mölndal (outskirs of Gothenburg), Sweden
Time: 1997-06-15 06:21:00
Comments: Looking for relatives of three sisters born in Kila, Värmland, Sweden, all married to men born in Norway, and all settled in Moody County, South Dakota. The sisters were: 1. Caroline Erickson (1849-1884). Her (second) husband: Ole O Sr Amdahl (1851- ), born in Norway. 2. Mathilda Erickson (1852-1883). Her husband: Jacob Lorentson (1849-1913), born in Aakvik, Donna, Helgeland, Norway. 3. Sofia Erickson (1857-1934). Her husband: Ole Olsen Jr Amdal (1855-1931), born in Yttre Amdal, Nedstrand, Rogalnd, Norway. (The other sons and daughters of the Erickson family were not merried to Norwegians) Please send me an e-mail if you know anything about these persons! My e-mail address is: peter.funke@molndal.mail.telia.com

Name: M.E. Hull
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From: FLORIDA/NOW CALIFORNIA
Time: 1997-06-14 12:19:00
Comments: Hope to build a bridge to the 21st Century by recording the history of my family. Having a bit of trouble. Great great grandfather was named Andrew Jerguson (a farmer) and I can't locate that name in any list. Perhaps they changed it at some point. I do not know where he was born but assume it was somewhere near Frederickstad, Norway since he married a Mary S. Brown and had a son John Peter Jerguson b. 11-20-1837 at Frederickstad, Norway.

Name: Doug Holte
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From: Evansville, MN
Time: 1997-06-14 06:07:00
Comments: My name is Douglas H. Holte. I would be very interested in obtaining any information you may have or verification of what I have already learned with regards to my family heritage. Grandfather: Elmer HOLTE 10/1/1902-11/?/1964, Born: Tumily Twnshp,Ottertail CNTY,MN Died: Minneapolis, Wife:Hilda MELAAS, Great Grandfather: Andrew August Holte, 12/31/1873-12/5/1955,Born: Stange Byde Hedemarken, Norway Died: Fergus Falls,MN Wife:Bergine Maria HELLICKSON 11/22/1880-7/24/1905 Born: Tumili Twnshp Ottertail cnty, MN Great, great grandfather: August HOLTE ?-? Wife: Anne ERICKSDATTER ?-? I am told that August Holte and his family came to the USA in the spring of 1883. They crossed the North Sea from Tangen Station, Stange Bygde Hedemarken in a boat called the "Angleo." The Atlantic was crossed aboard a boat called the "Pavonia" of the "Cunard Line." They arrived in New York and came to Dalton, Minnesota by train. I understand that August Holte had a brother, (Martinius). Other family names include: ERICKSDATTER, PERSON, NELSON, DAHLGREN, HAUGSRUD, and GRO TARJIL TVINGLE.

Name: Wes and Carolyn Stokke
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From: LaCenter, Washington (formerly Granville, North Dakota
Time: 1997-06-12 18:04:00
Comments: We're looking for relatives of Andrew STOKKE born in Norway July 14, 1861, died in Norwich Township, North Dakota March 4, 1913. Survived by wife Gertrude Ottem Stokke, born June 13, 1872, in Norway, died June 22, 1966. Parents of Gustav,Thelma,Adolph,Bert,Iver,Gina, Edwin, and Elmer,died at age 17, and Neddie, died as baby. Andrew came with brothers (Einar and others) from Norway in late 1800's. Gertrude and sisters (Ellen and 2 others) and a brother came about same time. Stokke may have been taken from area in Norway they left (Stokke, Norway). Andrew and Gertrude (grandparents) correponded with family in Norway, so it is likely we have relatives there now. We'd like to contact them. We plan to travel to Norway in 1999. Hope to hear from someone. Good luck to all of you in your searches!

Name: Sherri Morgan
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From: Maryland, USA
Time: 1997-06-12 12:18:00
Comments: Hi! I;m just beginning a geneaological search in preparation for traveling to Norway for the first time next year. I am looking for relatives or ancestors of Ole Thorsen FLADAGER, born in Oslo in 1800's; for information about Clara NORUM (she was born in North Dakota, but I presume her parents were born in Norway); Anne C. MOLDEN (b. 9 Sep 1853 in Hadeland, Norway); and Henry S. HANSEN of Denmark (He emigrated at age 16, alone). Thanks for any help you can offer. This is all new to me, so sorry if I didn't provide the best information.

Name: Eric Kristofer Johnsen
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From: Spring Hill, Fl., USA
Time: 1997-06-12 10:38:00
Comments: Attempting to do a family tree. Ancestors are mostly from Haugesund, Norway; surname: JOHANSEN.

Name: Margaret Franson
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From: Juneau, Alaska
Time: 1997-06-11 23:12:00
Comments: Found your site and plan to explore it further. I am interested in learning more about geneaology and continue working on the family tree. It's quite an undertaking and hope to find the Internet of use.

Name: Rose Larson
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From: Shoreview, MN
Time: 1997-06-11 19:55:00
Comments: Searching for ancestors from Gol, Buskerud, Norway. Embret KNUDSEN, born in 1756, and wife Birgit CHRISTOPHERSDATTER, born 1761. His grandson, Engebret KNUDSEN and wife Mari OLSDATTER settled in Allamakee County, Iowa. The farm name in Gol was FROSAGER. Also from Gol, Iver OLSEN (NYMOEN), born in 1779, married to Randi THORESDATTER, born in 1783. They were parents of Thor IVERSEN (wife Ellie TRONDSDATTER) who also settled in Allamakee County, Iowa.

Name: Arild Landrø
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From: Skaun (near Trondheim), Norway
Time: 1997-06-11 02:25:00
Comments: Hello, nice guestbook you have, and it´s great for us who are interesed in genealogy. Thanks! I´m searching for relatives after these persons: 1. Florence Svendsdt. ERWICK ,born 19008 at Thief River Falls, Minnesota. 2. Marian I. Svendsdt. ERWICK, born 1916 at the same place. 3. Gladys J. Svendsdt. ERWICK, born 1924 at Port Orchard Kitskap ,Washington,U.S.A. From Arild Landrø N-7360 SKAUN NORWAY E-mail: arill@stud.ntnu.no

Name: David L. Beck
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From: St, Louis, MO
Time: 1997-06-10 15:57:00
Comments: SWIGGUM, swiggum farm, hafslo parish, luster district, sognefjord

Name: Jack Thompson
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From: Carlsbad, Calif
Time: 1997-06-10 08:04:00
Comments: Seek ancestors of Karl Fredrik THOMASSEN. He was born in 1879 in near Arendal (Barbu), Aust Agder. His parents were Christian Fredrik Thomassen and Caroline Corneliusen. They were married in Barbu in 1877. Karl emigrated to the U.S. in 1909 as a crew member of the ship "Havso" or "Harso".

Name: Thomas O. Smythe
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From: Allegan, Michigan
Time: 1997-06-09 22:16:00
Comments: Researching surnames OLSON, JUBERGET,ERIKSDTR, VESMUNDEN in Aasnes, Hedmark. AADLAND, in Akre, Karmoy,Rogaland(formerly Stavanger Amt). HILLESLAND, STAVE(STAVA), HANSDTR in Skudenes, Karmoy, Rogaland. DAMMEN, ASK, TRULSEN in Drammen, Buskerud. I have just gone on-line, and I'm delighted with the possibilities for Norsk genealogy. Tusen Takk!

Name: Overbo
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From: Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
Time: 1997-06-09 21:13:00
Comments: Looking for geneaologies of: Vestgarden Vestgaarden Westgarden From area of Seljord, Telemarken, S. Norway

Name: Gary Lewis
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From: Santa Clara, CA
Time: 1997-06-09 17:22:00
Comments: Looking for Hans Christian Engh from Nannestad. Born about 1853. Perhaps Engh was a farm name, mabe Enger? He moved to Oslo and married Trine Helene Hansdatter, born 28 April 1855 in Aas, Ackershus.

Name: terry & sharon (berg) shannon
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From: dublin,georgia,usa
Time: 1997-06-09 07:01:00
Comments: looking for information about Ragna (K)Clefstadt from Tronheim. Also looking for information on Hans Jacob Hansen Berg from Oslo area.

Name: Marilyn Wilson
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From: Colorado
Time: 1997-06-08 22:27:00
Comments: OLSEN, Oslo. I'm looking for information about Arthur Johan Carl Olsen born in 1886 who left Oslo about 1900.

Name: Gerald Tanberg
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From: California
Time: 1997-06-08 21:03:00
Comments: Looking for Tanbergs who settled in Minnesota

Name: MENNIS, Farness, Oslo
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From: Near Saginaw, Michigan,originally South Dakota
Time: 1997-06-08 18:48:00
Comments: My Great-grand parents immigrated, name taken in USA was Mennis, the Farm called Mennis outside of Olso. Their original name was Farness. They settled in Eastern South Dakota. My Grandfather was Ole and his father was Elling Mennis.

Name: Louis J Meyers (STRAND)
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From: Portland Oregon
Time: 1997-06-08 18:04:00
Comments: Searching orign of grand parents John Erick Strand From Hammerfast Finnmark Norway

Name: Vern O. Sundet
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From: Oregon now live in New York
Time: 1997-06-08 09:05:00
Comments: Starting to look for grandparents history.

Name: maureen carroll
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From: NY USA
Time: 1997-06-07 19:28:00
Comments: I am looking for names such as Ryerson from stavanger steinberg somewhere in norway thompson, olena and charles oslo

Name: Robbyn Coulon
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From: Indiana
Time: 1997-06-07 18:20:00
Comments: I am looking for any relatives still in Norway. My grandfather was born in the Nes Hedmark area. His name is Einar Bakken, later changed his name to Christianson, when he moved to the U.S. His parents names were Mathias Bakken and Anna Martinsen. Mathias's mother's name was Agnus Nyhus Bakken. I would also be interested in writing to someone from that area of Norway. Thanks, Robbyn....rcoulon@locl.net

Name: Marjory Nash Lord
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From: Carmel, CA
Time: 1997-06-07 17:29:00
Comments: Just found you via Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet.

Name: Colleen Charles
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From:
Time: 1997-06-07 17:10:00
Comments: My ancestors came from Feios, Liekanger(now Vik), on the Sogn de Fjord The surnames were Andersen, Mikkelsen, Hansen,Larsdater from Rinde, other farm names were Gjerde, Njos,Henjum, Husabo Roysum and others.

Name: Cathy Woolworth Moklebust
Website: Cathy Moklebust - Handbell Composer and Conductor
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From: Eagle Grove, IA
Time: 1997-06-07 15:06:00
Comments: Researching the names ERICKSON GROTHEM (GRODEM) TRYGSTAD SEVEREIDE

Name: CHRIS (TUFTELAND) HICKS
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From: LYNNWOOD, WASHINGTON
Time: 1997-06-07 11:25:00
Comments: I am looking for any information on my family with the name of TUFTELAND spelled (TUFFLAN), maybe from off the west cost of Norway and TROVATTEN from Ofjyell, Norway

Name: Janie Duncan
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From: Vermont
Time: 1997-06-06 23:59:00
Comments: I am looking for a cousin, Turid AUESTAD, born 1941 to Gyda and Olav AUESTAD, probably near Algard in township Gjesdal. Turid was an exchange student in Thomasville, GA in 1958-59. I believe she is back in Norway or possibly Finland.

Name: James Mitlyng
Website: Midtlyng - Mitlyng Genealogy Home Page
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From: Dallas, TX
Time: 1997-06-06 22:13:00
Comments: Family farm Lyngen and Midtlyng in Gauldalen Valley near Horg and Lundamo in Sor - Trondelag, Norway.

Name: Jeremie Hill Grey, Ph.D.
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From: Mesa, Arizona
Time: 1997-06-06 18:06:00
Comments: My grandmother, Marie Christophersen Olsen Jensen Hill Verity, was born in Riesser in 1876. Her first husband was Carsen Jensen of Riesser. She met him in the United States after she came here and returned to Norway, then came to the US again after his death in the late 1890's. She outlived two more husbands (Hill and Verity), and died in 1950. She is buried in Rose Hill Cemetary, Chicago. Her cousin was Ole Olsen, the vaudevillian, and she maintained close ties with Norway throughout her lifetime (helping the family substantially during and after World War II), but they have been lost in the years since.

Name: Mrs Nees
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From: America
Time: 1997-06-06 10:01:00
Comments: Hello, GRINDSTAFF (American spelling) or GRINSTVEN, Grindstugu Farm, the area of Lesja, Oppland, Norway. Family line, I am told, starts with Isach (Issac in America), Christened 2 aug. 1789, parents were we think Anders Isachsen/Maria Henrichsatter of Lesja. I have the whole family line to present day and why they they came to be in North Carolina instead of the ususal places the Norge went. Also in my family is the name ENOCHSEN from Nordland, Norge. They came to North Carolina in the 1600`s, but we know nothing of them. One last name if any one has seen it Alkin & Aurora SagaWinia. Name americanized. Thank you kindly. Mrs Nees.

Name: Linda Zajac
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From: Lemont, Illinois
Time: 1997-06-06 05:40:00
Comments: EDWARD CHRISTOFFERSON - born September 6, 1845 in Christiania (I believe). Married Margarethe Finstad in 1877 and lived on the Finstad Farm/Nes Parish/Romerike Immigrated in 1880

Name: Katie Riley Nash
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From: Tucson AZ
Time: 1997-06-05 21:25:00
Comments: Researching Thomas Dahle, possibly of Bergen, who married Anna Boletta Hansen (b. Oslo?) in 1877 in Chicago. In America they used the surname "Dale." Thomas Dahle/Dale was born about 1846 and came to the US around 1868. He was my great-grandfather.

Name: Lynn DeRider Olivier
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From: St Paul MN
Time: 1997-06-05 20:00:00
Comments: OSSEN/OSEN, TVEITEN/TWEET, AAFET/ANFINSON, BERDAHL/BERDAHL, Leikanger, Sogn NOR. KNUDSON Halingdahl NOR to Big Canoe IA. ELLEFSON, OLSON, CHRISTIANSON, KJORSTAD, Saude, Telemrareken, NOR to Piece Co WI.

Name: Elizabeth Stratton
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From: from Oklahoma, now in Connecticut
Time: 1997-06-05 16:04:00
Comments: My last name used to be SOLI. I believe when my ancestors were there it was spelled SOLLIE. My g-parents came to Ludington, Michigan in late 1800's, possibly early 1900's. I've been told there is a "SOLI" farm in Norway which you have to go on a ferry to get there. My ancestors are from Kristiansand. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Name: Richard Larkin
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From: Falls Church, Va.
Time: 1997-06-05 14:57:00
Comments: Searching for ancestors of Munson and Christiansen, from Kristiansand, Aust Agder Fylke.

Name: Linda Zajac
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From: Chicago, Illinois
Time: 1997-06-05 12:08:00
Comments: Great page!! Looking for a Finstad Farm in Nes Parish in Romerike

Name: Diane Jones
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From: Seattle, Washington
Time: 1997-06-04 22:58:00
Comments: Researching WIKSTROM, KVANDAL, ELLINGSEN, Saltdal & Skjerstad, Nordland, Norway; TISTEL-TISDEL, MIDLANG,STADHEIM,ESPESETE from Vik i Sogn, Norway: KVAMME,HAUGE,ETTESVOLL,IGDETVEIT,HEGGLAND from Vossestrand, Hordaland, Norway FROVOLLEIE,LUGAARDEN,JAR,SKALEJE,SKADELAND from Eggedal, Buskerud, Norway; SAKSHAUG,VIST,NESS,AAS,HOLDE,VOLEN,BERG, from Inderoy, Verdal and Mosvika, North Trondelang, Norway; HOLAN from Trondheim, South Trondelang, Norway WETHAL from Christiania and Ullensaker, Akerhus, Norway. Great website.

Name: CK Hughes
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From: Seattle, WA, USA
Time: 1997-06-04 22:54:00
Comments: Looking for info on ROSENVINGE family. My great-grandmother was Regina Rosenvinge from Norway.

Name: Terry P. Kay
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From: Palm Desert, CA
Time: 1997-06-04 20:35:00
Comments: Norge name = KAY and/or TOMMELSTAD (both farm names) Parish = Vang, Hamar, Hedmark

Name: Beatrice L. Abel
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From: Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Time: 1997-06-04 19:55:00
Comments: My father was JOHN BORRESON. He was born in 1888 in Stavanger, Norway. He migrated to the United States in 1903. He had two sisters and other family members in Norway He also had an uncle New York City. If this name is familiar to anyone, I would appreciate Hearing from you.

Name: George Sjursen
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From: Seattle, Washington
Time: 1997-06-04 18:14:00
Comments: I am looking for descendants of the SJURSEN family which emmigrated in 1902.

Name: Arlen Twedt
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From: Ankeny, Iowa, USA
Time: 1997-06-04 12:22:00
Comments: My principal interest is Norwegians who moved to Central Iowa (Story, Polk, and Hamilton counties) during the period of 1855-1860.

Name: Jacob K. Olsen
Website: Rita M. Peckel og Jacob K. Olsens hjemmeside
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From: Steinkjer, Norway
Time: 1997-06-04 11:56:00
Comments: Researching in US: Opheim, K(Ch)ristian, b. 1859, emigrated to Rainy River, Ont., Can in 1906, with wife Ingeborg Gundersdtr (my gr-grmother) and two children, K(C)onrad and Alf(ph)red.

Name: Anne Fitzpatrick
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From: San diego CA
Time: 1997-06-03 21:37:00
Comments: I'm looking for ancestors of HANSON, Annie b. 19 Feb 1856 in Trondheim, Rans Fjiord. Other info is that her father's name was CHRISTOPHER,Hans; his father was CARLSON, Christopher. The family was born and raised at Gran Hadelaw, east of Lake Raushfjiord. They were Lutherans.please e-mail at FstrMom4U@aol.com Thank you.

Name: Karen Haugen
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From: Kirkland, WA
Time: 1997-06-03 11:46:00
Comments: I am new at this so would appreciate any help in locating family members of Hans HAUGEN or Johanna GUSTAD from Tronjhelm (sp) Norway. Hans was born in 1872. He and Johanna were married in the US and had 8 children: Marie, Manfred, Oswald,Harvey, Robert, and (William Henry.b. July 20, 1901) Lawrence. William had 4 children: Lucille, William Lawrence, Dorothy, Lavern. who all lived in and around Aitkin Minnesota.

Name: Denise
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From: Iowa originally, now Georgia
Time: 1997-06-03 06:39:00
Comments: Searching for Norwegian ancestors by the name JENSON or "farm name" of KVAM. They came to the U.S. around 1896/97, settling in North Dakota. The group included my grandmother, Betsy; her sister, Jensine; mother Anna; and a grandfather known only as J.B. (or J.V.) QUAMME. The name then became QUAM. Anna married Torger SORLIEN in Richland Co., ND in 1899, then lived for many years in Ransom Co., ND. They also had a son, Palmer, who was said to have been a Methodist minister.

Name: Donna Christensen Gardiner
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From: Cypress, Texas, near Houston
Time: 1997-06-02 22:13:00
Comments: If anyone has any information on Ole Kristensen (Christensen) from Kristiansand, that emmigrated to Galveston, Texas, please E-mail me. Thank you.

Name: Carl Lyson
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From: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Time: 1997-06-02 20:53:00
Comments: Researching Mikkel LYSON (patronym believed to be Larsen) of the Lysen farm in Gran Parish, Hadeland. He was born circa May 1828. Married to Ingeborg BORGERSDTR. (???) Children Marte, Elena, Ingeborg, Lars, and Mina. Believed to have had more children. Have no evidence of Lars except the word of a few family members.

Name: Kaisa Weber
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From: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Time: 1997-06-02 18:16:00
Comments: I am looking for relatives of Nellie Kaisa Pennington, she was my great grandmother and name sake. She came to the USA, when she was a child with her mothers sister I am told. Also looking for relatives of Lucina Elmina Clark and Josephina Albertina Eckstrom. Both of these women are my g.g.grandmothers Josephina was from Norway according to my baby book. Please can anyone help? Thankyou, Kaisa Jean Casterline Weber.

Name: IdaMae Swedberg
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From: Port Orchard, Washington
Time: 1997-06-02 15:08:00
Comments: I am searching for the ancestors, siblings, and any living relatives of my grandfather He was from the Trondheim area. Ole O. SVORKMO/SWORKMO (born Jan. 12, 1847. Emigrated to the USA in 1871.

Name: Duane Alphs
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From: Burke, Virginia, USA
Time: 1997-06-02 09:46:00
Comments: EGGUM, Eggum - Farm; Sogndal-Parish; Sogn og Fjordane-Fylke The surname Eggum was taken from the farm Eggum. I am looking for more infomation about Mons Larson Eggum (c. 1787-1854). He was a member of parliament from 1839-1842. I would like to know the name and dates of birth and death of his wife The names and birth/death dates of his children etc. Also, would like to know any information concerning his ancestors, and more information about his wife. Thanks

Name: Anne
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From: San Diego, CA
Time: 1997-06-02 06:43:00
Comments: Looking for info. My Norwegian ancestor's name was HANSON from Trondheim.

Name: Linda Olson
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From: B.C. Canada
Time: 1997-06-02 02:21:00
Comments: Just beginning my search. Searching for info on John Margithon OLSON, born in Sorviki-Senjen, Norway about 1900-1910 ?. Believed to have immigrated to Canada around 1920's possibly with a brother who went to Ketchikan, Alaska. My grandfather was a diamond driller for a gold mine in northern B.C. He married his Swedish immigrant bride about 1926 or 1927. Her name is Ada Ottilia Jakkobsson born in Arvika, Sweden 1905. I have no Information on my ancestors or relatives in Canada, USA and Scandinavia. I wish to establish contact with my relatives and record my family history. Thanks for your attention to this message.

Name: Robert William Jensen
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From: Orange County, CA--Detroit,Mi
Time: 1997-06-01 21:44:00
Comments: I have a cousin on my father side name of Olaf Nordlie from Oevre Ullen, Oslo, Norway. My grandparents on my mothers side are William and Helen Aasgard, Arcadia, CA -- originally from Minneapolis,Minn.

Name: Paula Haug
Website:
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From: Fresno, CA
Time: 1997-06-01 18:35:00
Comments: Researching HAUG

Name: Sharon Mills
Website:
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From: Libby, MT
Time: 1997-06-01 12:46:00
Comments: Thanks for this page! I am also searching for relatives in Norway but am having a terrible time. Maybe with this connection I can find my relative. His name is Herman HALVORSON. He was born March 21, 1877. His father was Halvor ? mother Ragnild. Ragnild may have married Christian Anderson after Herman was born. I don't know if Halvor or Ragnild came to the U.S but Christian did. And maybe Herman came with him?? Many questions I need answered. Anyone with help will be appreciated. A fellow searcher, Sharon Mills

Name: Arlo M. Moen
Website:
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From: Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada
Time: 1997-06-01 12:20:00
Comments: Gulbrand Olson Moen's tombstone says he was born in 1844. He claimed he was born in Oslo and came to America as a young man. He married Anna Hanson in 1870, lived in Freeborn County, Minn., then farmed in Twin Valley area, Minn. before moving to Outlook, Sask. Canada, where he became my grandfather. I would appreciate any any information concerning his roots in Norway. There was a town in Norway,named "MOEN," in the Hadeland area near BRANDBU; Gulbrand may have taken his name from there. This is the only clue I have found.

Name: Cindy Goustin
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From: Michigan, (formerly MN)
Time: 1997-06-01 06:02:00
Comments: Looking for info on Nils Larsson Mykkeltvedt's family, from Evanger, Voss in Hordaland. Some farm names are Mykkeltveit, Geitle, Bolstad, Rasdal, Rorbakken, Lid, Hjornevik, Brekke, Rongen, Horvei, Styve, Litlevik and more. I'd be happy to exchange info if this sounds like a connection.

Name: James Anderson
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From: Cambria, CA
Time: 1997-05-31 20:39:00
Comments: Searching for my ggrandfather and family. Otto ANDERSON, wife Gerta(b.1829), Daughters: Augusta (b.1858), Ntillda (b.1865),sons: James Otto(b.1869), Peoul (b.1873). Came from Oslo to Chicago in 1873. Also srarching other ggrandfather STADE, John, (b.1819 in Meglenburg), married Anna (b.1826 in Norway) . Son, Martin (b.1856), Daughters: Hilda (b.1862), Alvilda (b. 8-30-1860), Sophia (b.12-8-1870), and son, Carl Fred (b.1865). Family came from Oslo to USA about 1868 and lived in Chicago in 1880. Thanks for this opportunity.

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