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Ole Olsen Hejer & others

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Re: Ole Olsen Hejer & others

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 3:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is NO bygdebok for Gran.

You'll have to use the parish records. I know I gave you the following a few years ago, but I'll repeat.

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 -

Some of the parish records for Gran (and neighboring Jevnaker) are difficult to read with "challenging" handwriting I know. I have ancestors also from Gran. But if you work at it - it can be done.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
jackdog93 13 Dec 2012 9:40PM GMT 
thoraway 14 Dec 2012 12:49AM GMT 
jackdog93 14 Dec 2012 1:29AM GMT 
Brian Gaber 14 Dec 2012 5:03AM GMT 
thoraway 14 Dec 2012 10:43PM GMT 
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