Pulpit carved by Hans Larsen Karlstad, painted by Peder Aadnes in Hov church in Land, on the occasion of the church’s opening in 1782. I have had…… Read more “Woodcarver Hans Larsen Karlstad (1748-1832)”
Category: Norwegian Family History
Stories from the Norwegian genealogy research by Liv Birgit Christensen based upon her own family history research and studies, and stories uncovered through her client work and the work of others to help paint a picture of the history of Norway’s diverse residence and culture.
Coming (soon): A book about Norwegian family history research
Margaret Helen Strand and Liv Birgit Christensen have used the period of the Covid lockdown to write a How-to-book about Norwegian family history research for an English-speaking…… Read more “Coming (soon): A book about Norwegian family history research”
Ingvald Johan Hansen Bratli – a military man
My great grandfather, Ingvald Johan Hansen, born 1815 and died in 1888, was married twice, first with Karen Oline Jahnsen and then with her niece Birgitte Jahnsen.…… Read more “Ingvald Johan Hansen Bratli – a military man”
Anne Olsdatter Røyland, “child wanderer” from Åseral
Anne was born in Åseral municipality in 1841. Åseral is situated in (the old) Vest-Agder County. Her father was Ole Andersen Røyland (1778-1860), while her mother was…… Read more “Anne Olsdatter Røyland, “child wanderer” from Åseral”
A sailor from Froland: Gunerius Severin Omundsen Skuggestøl
The paper Vestlandet from Arendal included news of sailings and accidents involving ships originating from the area. We can see that some ships are headed for Cardiff…… Read more “A sailor from Froland: Gunerius Severin Omundsen Skuggestøl”
A DNA mystery in Agder county.
We are working on a DNA case where a man from Norway born in 1875, marries in Great Britain and has a family. He works as a…… Read more “A DNA mystery in Agder county.”
2000 Oppdalinger emigrated to the US and Canada
Norway is one of the countries with highest emigration to North America, from 1825 and 100 years onward, in relation to the populations size. More than 800.000…… Read more “2000 Oppdalinger emigrated to the US and Canada”
When there are errors in the “Bygdebok”
The Farm books for Oppdal municipality are many. This year the 9th in a series was published. The first one was published in 2001 and describes the…… Read more “When there are errors in the “Bygdebok””
The 7 Uv brothers; Hans, Ole and Henrik.
Henrik Olsen Uv, in the front center,at the Jelhaugen farm. One of my great grandfathers was Henrik Olsen Uv born in 1855. He had six brothers, though…… Read more “The 7 Uv brothers; Hans, Ole and Henrik.”
Heritage Travel – a magical experience
The last few years, I have done several Heritage travels with clients and for my own research. It can be and is most often a magical experience.…… Read more “Heritage Travel – a magical experience”
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