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Jordal farm descendents

Jordal farm descendents

Posted: 25 Feb 2013 6:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Feb 2013 6:16PM GMT
Surnames: Jordahl, Mennis, Torkildson, Olson, Kieldsen, Paulsen, Knudsen
I am looking for historical info about the following farms in Balestrand and Leikanger parishes. Jordal, Mundal, Supphellen, Fjaerstad, Boyum, Liedahl, and Oygaarden i Ese.
If you have ancestors from these locations, I am interested in their histories and the people who lived there. Thank you!
I am a descendent of Kield Paulsen Mundal and Magnild Knudsdatter Liedal, both born in 1795.

Re: Jordal farm descendents

Posted: 25 Feb 2013 8:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
There are published books about the history and genealogy of Balestrand and Leikanger. They were of course written in Norwegian -- but I've used similar books with great success by adding a good Norwegian-English dictionary to my personal reference collection and working at translations of the parts pertinent to my own research.

"Balestrand : bygd og ætter" by Jon Laberg

"Leikanger bygdebok" 2 volumes by Per H. Bøthun, Roald Lyngvær

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/bygdebok.html

Re: Jordal farm descendents

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 11:10AM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: Jordal farm descendents

Posted: 6 Mar 2013 5:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks so much! I will certainly look into these books and thank you for replying so quickly. Balestrand is such a beautiful place. Hope to visit there soon.
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