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Looking for information on my great grandparents.

Looking for information on my great grandparents.

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 9:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm looking for information on Simon Sigurdsen (possibly Sigurdson) birth abt. June 8, 1875 and or information on my great grandmother Helen Marie Olausen birth abt. 1878. I know they had relocated to Massachusetts and had 4 children. Frank 1904, Edith (Atlas) 1904-2000, Mabel 1907, and Mildred (Emmett) 1918-1985.

Any help anyone may be able to offer is greatly appreciated.

Re: Looking for information on my great grandparents.

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 10:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Familysearch.org website shows his marriage 1902 in Wisconsin to Helen Marie Olaussen. That record lists his father as Ole Sigurdsen and mother as Karen Olea Olsen.

What year did he immigrate to the US? (Check US census enumerations.)

What is the known connection to Bergen?

Re: Looking for information on my great grandparents.

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 10:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
The 1900 Norwegian census shows one Simon Sigurdsen who then lives in the household of his widowed mother in Skien, Telemark, Norway. That is no where close to the city/port of Bergen.

It is important that you check when your man immigrated since this might just be another of the same name.

http://www.rhd.uit.no/folketellinger/ftliste_e.aspx?ft=1900&...

Re: Looking for information on my great grandparents.

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 11:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for this information. I have previously found a copy of the 1920 census. I found the family in Fitchburg, Mass. The year of immigration on the form is 1902, but I'm not sure what the following means... the column is Naturalization or alien the data says PA? Do you have any idea what that might mean? I'm new to this whole process and I have not hit a road block, such as this in the rest of my family tree which I have gone back to the 1600's easily. Again, thank you for the help and if you think of anything else to check please let me know.

Re: Looking for information on my great grandparents.

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 11:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
I just figured out why you were referring to the city/port of Bergen. I thought that I was just posting in a general area. Sorry about that!

Re: Looking for information on my great grandparents.

Posted: 19 Feb 2013 12:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Feb 2013 12:33AM GMT
PA - papers applied -- or something to that effect. He has started the process of naturalization. That means some court or the national government has copies of the papers he filed!

Looking for naturalization papers is a unique study. There are websites and books about it. I'm not well versed or experienced at it so cannot advise further.

You could also look for the passenger manifest at his port of arrival... New York? Boston? Quebec? By that year the American officials were collecting a good amount of information about each person arriving.

Re: Looking for information on my great grandparents.

Posted: 19 Feb 2013 7:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi

Seems like the man thoraway found in Skien is the one you are looking for.
He was born June 8, 1875 from parents Ole Sigurdsen and Karen Olea Olsen.
No 5 right page:
Permanent sidelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=5991&i...
Permanent bildelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20061128320220....

Vivi

Re: Looking for information on my great grandparents.

Posted: 19 Feb 2013 7:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi

Simon left Norway from Oslo july 19, 1902 together with Helen Marie Olausen.
http://digitalarkivet.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&am...

Vivi

Re: Looking for information on my great grandparents.

Posted: 19 Feb 2013 7:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi

Helene Marie came from Mo in Telemark.
This must be her born aug 22, 1877. Parents Olaves Hansen and Anne Gundersdatter.
No 41:
Permanent sidelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=5980&i...
Permanent bildelenke: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20061127320053....

Vivi

Re: Looking for information on my great grandparents.

Posted: 19 Feb 2013 12:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Vivi & thoraway,
Thank you so much for your help! I'm new to this why would her parents have different last names than her? I seem to hit a dead end. When I search her it comes up with different records that don't connect her children with her and list different spouses.
Alison
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