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HELLAND Family Ancestors

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Re: HELLAND Family Ancestors

Posted: 15 Dec 2012 6:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
You catch on very quickly - a pleasure to help you get started.

I'd also have been a bit suspicious of the Eriksen name for that woman - but it could also just have been a careless writer or even a misreading on the part of the person converting the original handwritten info into database form.

Translation is not something I trust myself with. My rough guess would be boarder, fisherman and fisherman's wife. Use the same online word list that I would -

As you can see from the other responses in this thread the Norwegian church records are available online for free use. You don't have to depend on others to find things for you.

The Digitalarkivet web site has been adding scanned images of the original Norwegian parish church records for anyone with Internet access since November 2005.

The Digitalarkivet web site -
An English option is available by clicking on that word from either the left hand column or the blue link bar along the bottom of the homepage.
The scanned images are available from the homepage link "Skanna kyrkjebøker" [Norwegian version]/"Digitised parish records" [English version] which is listed along the left hand column and from the blue banner of links along the top section of the homepage.
Clicking on "Skanna kyrkjebøker" [Norwegian version]/"Digitised parish records" [English version] will bring up another screen and listing to choose from. Choose "Lesa skanna kyrkjebøker" [Norwegian version]/"Read the digitised parish records" [English version].
After you've clicked on that link and a new main page has presented on the screen be sure and read the instructions that are available from the Digitalarkivet for navigating the scanned records. The instructions are available in Bokmål (official Norwegian), Nyorsk (Norwegian), Davvisámegiella (Saami), and English.
Recommended basic reading are the "Startsiden" [Norwegian version]/"Main page" [English version], "Brukerveiledning" [Norwegian version]/"User's guide" [English version] and "Om tjenesten" [Norwegian version]/"About this service" [English version].

Good information about translating the formats of Norwegian parish church records during various time periods, many of the basic terms used and understanding how to use the information should be studied at this web site -

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
peters_willia... 15 Dec 2012 12:18AM GMT 
thoraway 15 Dec 2012 12:55AM GMT 
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Brian Gaber 15 Dec 2012 7:02AM GMT 
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