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Peder Jorgenson(b) 1777-any leads on possible wife(s)

Peder Jorgenson(b) 1777-any leads on possible wife(s)

Posted: 13 May 2013 11:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Haugen, Slette, Jorgenson.
Born May 05, 1777
Died 1857

Son of Jorgen Olason Haugen (born in Dovre, Norway)
Eldri Eiriksdatter Slette (born in Dovre, Norway)

Father of Ragnhild Pedersdatter Stadsbuoy

Any info would help:)
Many thanks in advance!

Re: Peder Jorgenson(b) 1777-any leads on possible wife(s)

Posted: 14 May 2013 10:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
When and where was Ragnild Pedersdatter born? You have a good chance that her mother (and probably a wife of Peder) is listed on the birth/baptismal record.

Dovre is in Oppland, Norway and was frequently part of the larger district there of Lesja in Oppland.

Where did Peder Jorgensen die in 1857?

There is no nationwide index of these events -- a location within Norway has to be determined.

Re: Peder Jorgenson(b) 1777-any leads on possible wife(s)

Posted: 14 May 2013 9:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the response!

Ragnhild was born 11 Dec 1816, and died 03 Jan 1898.
I do not know where she was born or died. (unfortunately
Peder was born 05 May 1777, and died 1857.
and again I do not know birth/death place

I know very little on Norwegian district's and provinces and such, so thanks for the enlightenment.

This is all the info I have. I wish I had more. I assumed just dates and names would bee enough, but I am terribly wrong!

Thanks again for the info and thank you for taking the time to respond to my post!

Chris

Re: Peder Jorgenson(b) 1777-any leads on possible wife(s)

Posted: 14 May 2013 11:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sometimes a general Internet search can teach you about geography - I've gotten info even from Wikipedia about Norwegian parishes/provinces/cities/etc.

It appears that the daughter Ragnhild was also born in Lesja, Oppland, Norway.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VWGC-S5X

That extracted record does not indicate whether the child's parents were married.

The 1801 Norwegian census shows Peder still living with his parents and unmarried.
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbas...



The Norwegian church records for Lesja (and Dovre) are online as scanned images and absolutely free for your use. You'll have to learn how to use them to be able to search for marriages, births/baptisms, deaths, etc.

The Digitalarkivet web site has been adding scanned images of the original Norwegian parish church records for anyone with Internet access since November 2005.

The Digitalarkivet web site - http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebFront.exe?slag=vis&a...
An English option is available by clicking on that word from either the left hand column or the blue link bar along the bottom of the homepage.
The scanned images are available from the homepage link "Skanna kyrkjebøker" [Norwegian version]/"Digitised parish records" [English version] which is listed along the left hand column and from the blue banner of links along the top section of the homepage.
Clicking on "Skanna kyrkjebøker" [Norwegian version]/"Digitised parish records" [English version] will bring up another screen and listing to choose from. Choose "Lesa skanna kyrkjebøker" [Norwegian version]/"Read the digitised parish records" [English version].
After you've clicked on that link and a new main page has presented on the screen be sure and read the instructions that are available from the Digitalarkivet for navigating the scanned records. The instructions are available in Bokmål (official Norwegian), Nyorsk (Norwegian), Davvisámegiella (Saami), and English.
Recommended basic reading are the "Startsiden" [Norwegian version]/"Main page" [English version], "Brukerveiledning" [Norwegian version]/"User's guide" [English version] and "Om tjenesten" [Norwegian version]/"About this service" [English version].

Good information about translating the formats of Norwegian parish church records during various time periods, many of the basic terms used and understanding how to use the information should be studied at this web site -
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~norway/na20.html

There is a message board specifically for Oppland -- look in the folder called Counties when you open the Norway message boards.

Re: Peder Jorgenson(b) 1777-any leads on possible wife(s)

Posted: 14 May 2013 11:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
It appears that Lesja is one of the areas of Norway which has a published history/genealogy book(s) -- a bygdebok. I do not know if that includes the area of Dovre but persons more familiar with those two areas might. You'd be more likely to encounter them on the Oppland message board.

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

Re: Peder Jorgenson(b) 1777-any leads on possible wife(s)

Posted: 15 May 2013 12:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
I find the Lesja church records of the time period very difficult for my tired eyes -- but I found the original record of the daughter Ragnhild.

http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=9237&i...

On the right hand page - about 1/4 down the page - a baptism on 12 Jan 1817. The earlier extraction by a volunteer for the LDS website was slightly in error of the birthdate listed -- it should be 11 Dec.

Good luck!

Re: Peder Jorgenson(b) 1777-any leads on possible wife(s)

Posted: 15 May 2013 12:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Wow! Thank you so much Mr./Ms. thoraway for the plethora of information! You, sir/ma'am, may not realize the impact your reply's have had on my search for my family history. Being knew to this, I would have had no idea on where to look, so thank you for enlightening me with these great tools! I did not realize that there was an online database per-say for specific areas of my search. This is fantastic! Thank You!

With Gratitude,
Chris

Re: Peder Jorgenson(b) 1777-any leads on possible wife(s)

Posted: 15 May 2013 6:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
I feel obliged to give you a copy of a collection of material that I put together some time ago for other beginners. I've recently rechecked the links to make sure they are still working. Parts of it you will recognize because I gave them to you earlier. Enjoy.

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The real joy of this hobby is being able to do it yourself. You can! There are a number of excellent materials available online for your study and the number of Norwegian resources available online for research increases almost daily. Study, practice, enjoy!

Ancestors From Norway articles (http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/articles.html)
Portal to Norway research guidance of LDS Family History Library (https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Norway)
Tips on Using Digitalarkivet (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/DigitalArchives.htm...)
Norwegian census abbreviations (http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/census_abbrev...)
Norwegian censuses on NHDC website, instructions included (http://www.rhd.uit.no/indexeng.html)
FamilySearch has a large number of Norwegian births and marriages indexed (http://www.familysearch.org)

Help for translating many of your finds (http://home.online.no/~otjoerge/files/word.htm)
Making the Norwegian alphabet characters (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/Characters.html)

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)

Norwegian censuses of 1910, 1900,1875 (only partially online), 1865 and 1801 are online as searchable databases. Two websites with different search functions and strengths can be used.
(http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/DigitalArchives.htm...)
(http://www.rhd.uit.no/indexeng.html)

The detail available in the extensive parish church records is a marvelous gift from Norway. The Digitalarkivet web site has been adding scanned images of the original Norwegian parish church records for anyone with Internet access since November 2005. To be able to use the parish records you must first know WHERE in Norway you want to search for this documentation.

The Digitalarkivet web site - (http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebFront.exe?slag=vis&a...)
An English option is available by clicking on that word from either the left hand column or the blue link bar along the bottom of the homepage.
The scanned images are available from the homepage link "Skanna kyrkjebøker" [Norwegian version]/"Digitised parish records" [English version] which is listed along the left hand column and from the blue banner of links along the top section of the homepage.
When you click on that link another page will present a short list of choices - choose "Read the digitized parish registers"[English version]/"Lesa skanna kykrebøker" [Norwegian version].
After you've clicked on that link and a new main page has presented on the screen be sure and read the instructions that are available from the Digitalarkivet for navigating the scanned records. The instructions are available in Bokmål (official Norwegian), Nyorsk (Norwegian), Davvisámegiella (Saami), and English.
Recommended basic reading are the "Startsiden" [Norwegian version]/"Main page" [English version], "Brukerveiledning" [Norwegian version]/"User's guide" [English version] and "Om tjenesten" [Norwegian version]/"About this service" [English version].

Good information about translating the formats of Norwegian parish church records during various time periods, many of the basic terms used and understanding how to use the information should be studied at this web site -
(http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~norway/na20.html)

For the protection of privacy, there are limits for how recent records can be:

- Birth and baptism records up to and including 1929
- Confirmation records up to and including 1934
- Marriage and banns records - no limits
- Civil marriage up to and including 1950
- Death, burial and stillbirth records up to and including 1930
- Migration records - no limits
- Joins and leavings of the State Church up to and including 1950
- Records about dissenters up to and including 1950

If you cross these limits while browsing a register or a list, you will not see the digitised image, but a message informing you that the image cannot be displayed.

Norway has a tradition of publishing history and genealogy books for many rural districts of the country called 'bygdebøker'. You might be lucky enough to have had ancestors from one of the areas which has one or more good 'bygdebøker' published about it.
Learn about 'bygdebøker' (http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/bygdebok.html)
Bygdebøker and Ættarbøker can be helpful but are definitely secondary sources of information -- any research done in them should be verified in the primary sources such as the parish church records.

Links and more links about Norway and Norwegian genealogy (http://www.cyndislist.com/norway.htm)


Re: Peder Jorgenson(b) 1777-any leads on possible wife(s)

Posted: 18 May 2013 12:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Wow! Again thank you so much for the info! I found his wife using your info!

Chris
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