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From: "LBoswell" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Norway
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 07:42:44 -0400
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thanks Richard, that is of interest. I'm usually starting in Saskatchewan
or Manitoba, just nw of Minnesota, matching back to Norway (Iceland,
Sweden), though I may go also into the 1st or 2nd generation born here. I
find family connections between those areas and Minnesota quite often. On
your side of the border you have the censuses to 1930. Very important
addition here is the release of the indexed 1916 Cdn census for the areas
above. Sask.charges a good sum for vital records, and there are a couple of
hoops to jump through, but indexing is being completed for bmd records at
least. Waiting for the marriage index to be completed. I can go to
alternative records and sources but still would love to have censuses to

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard A. Pence" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2009 12:14 AM
Subject: Re: [APG] Norway

> Larry Boswell <> wrote:
>> I find the Norwegian patronymic system isn't as difficult to wade through
>> (generation to generation) as I had first expected. It's very logical in
>> many way. I have some experience with Welsh research, so that helps.
> Larry:
> It appears your experience with Norwegian names is mostly in Norway
> itself.
> I thought you might be interested in how patronymic names become a bit
> jumbled in the hands of the "next generation" after the families reach
> North
> America. I have documented the wide variety of names under which I have
> found my Norwegian ancestors in the United States, principally Minnesota,
> in
> an article called,
> "What Did You Say your Name Was?" You can find it here:
> http://www.pipeline.com/~richardpence/norwegian.htm
> Richard P.
> Fairfax, Virginia
> .
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