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From: "Liv Marit Haakenstad" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Norway
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 23:00:19 +0200
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I will try to explain it. In Norway it was illegal to be a tramp, and later
on they also wanted to control the gypsies (from the end of 1900). Wherefore
they started controlling everybody. It was also a difference between the
poor people. The persons who wanted to be homeless and lazy, and the ones
who didn't. They tried to control this laws by watching people when they
moved. So they got a paper from the vicar when moving to another place.
Those who got this paper was also listed in the church record under moving
in and out of the parish (1805 to ca. 1860).

The Emigrant Protocols was started in 1869, after a several reports to the
consul in New York about swindle, specially in Liverpool. After 1869 all
Norwegians had a ticket all the way from their home in Norway to their
destination in US. And this was registrated in the Emigration Protocols.

Best regards,
Liv Marit Haakenstad

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Sendt: 15. april 2009 22:16
Emne: [APG] Norway

List is quiet today, so thought it a good time to see if anyone can answer a
couple of questions regarding Norwegian records. I've been increasingly
using Norwegian databases because some of my areas of interest have high
Scandinavian immigrant immigrants. For years I've used Norwegian
researchers, but a lot of the knowledge needed has rubbed off on me, and I'm
familiar enough to do most of the Norwegian work myself.

Police reports on emigrants are an incredible resource, more than a few
times they've tied down a connection. Why did Norwegian emigrants need to
report their departure in this manner? Always helps to know why a record was

2nd question: More often now I'm seeing baptisms with what would be
considered given and middlenames, that later are used in reverse (I'm not
talking about patronymic surnames, farm names, or the like). One of my
Norwegian sources explains that middlenames aren't used in the usual
fashion, each of the names has the full status that we (England, North
America) would assign to the given name. I know there is a Norwegian law
concerning names (1923) but the period I'm referencing above starts 1870s
and forward (about the time patronymic names are being phased out).




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