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Lars Hansen m. Eli Jorkelsen (Jorkelsdatter) Opstad, Norway 1837

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Re: Lars Hansen m. Eli Jorkelsen (Jorkelsdatter) Opstad, Norway 1837

PR (View posts)
Posted: 16 Jan 2003 7:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
The spelling of names and places is often altered after Norwegians emigrated. Sometimes the children will pass along what they HEARD said, other times the spelling will be adjusted to make it easier for new neighbors to at least make it sound like the original, etc. But even in Norway you have to keep yourself flexible when looking for spelling... it is rarely completely consistent. My advice - think "Sounds Like"...

You can study about Norwegian naming practices/patterns and the census columns and their meanings at this website -
and a couple more that may help -

Hopefully we've identified the location in Norway - and you'll find that there are many resources available for continued research.
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LizLarsen58 15 Jan 2003 9:35PM GMT 
PR 16 Jan 2003 1:31AM GMT 
LizLarsen58 16 Jan 2003 4:28AM GMT 
PR 16 Jan 2003 2:00PM GMT 
TarynMN 18 Jan 2003 1:43AM GMT 
LizLarsen58 18 Jan 2003 4:13AM GMT 
TarynMN 18 Jan 2003 5:52PM GMT 
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