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Malene and Anne Reiersdatter

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Re: Malene and Anne Reiersdatter

Posted: 30 Jan 2009 11:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
You can find "Reier"s and "Brynildsen"s in Rogaland -- but actually I don't see any proof that their father had to be from Rogaland, consider that too.

Remember to allow for the spelling variations -- Reier, Reiar, Reyer, etc.... but you would probably expect the name to START WITH Re... at a minimum.
There are also variations on "Brynildsen"s but you would expect them to at least START WITH Br... Luckily there aren't a large number of male Norwegian names that start with Br...

That original Hetland parish marriage record for Malene appeared to list the Rogaland area of Høyland/Høiland? and the 1865 census appears to list a farm then by the name of Gjelle or very similar. Might be worth investigation. That record also gives some verification for your mother's suggestion of a Reier Brynildsen.

Almost all original records of emigration departures from the port of Stavanger were lost a in fire years ago. Those available in databases online at this time are merely being rebuilt from other sources as available -- many emigrations no longer documented from that port.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
bjraaen 27 Jan 2009 5:54PM GMT 
thoraway 30 Jan 2009 6:49PM GMT 
KMKeegan 31 Jan 2009 7:06PM GMT 
bjraaen 11 Feb 2009 3:20AM GMT 
bjraaen 11 Feb 2009 3:36AM GMT 
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