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Re: Online research + a question about names

Posted: 25 Mar 2014 10:41AM GMT
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In searching the databases you have to keep in mind that the spelling might not match what you expect - so find ways to search using wildcards or the search functions like 'starts with' or 'contains'. For the RHD databases the wildcard is not well mentioned in their instructions but it is the character %

'Hauger' probably indicates the name of a farm - either where someone resided or had previous history. Farm names are subject to spelling changes too.

Traditional Norwegian naming was patronymic. Online study material to learn about Norwegian naming practices and patterns:

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/na12.html
http://www.nndata.no/home/jborgos/names.htm
http://www.norwayheritage.com/norwegian-names.htm
http://www.nndata.no/home/jborgos/farms.htm
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
borstel1 25 Mar 2014 2:27PM GMT 
thoraway 25 Mar 2014 4:41PM GMT 
borstel1 25 Mar 2014 6:53PM GMT 
thoraway 25 Mar 2014 7:52PM GMT 
peder27 29 Mar 2014 4:55AM GMT 
borstel1 29 Mar 2014 6:21AM GMT 
peder27 30 Mar 2014 6:41AM GMT 
thoraway 30 Mar 2014 1:00PM GMT 
borstel1 30 Mar 2014 8:44PM GMT 
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