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Subject: Re: [SPAIN-L] Looking for a difficult link
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 13:37:57 EDT
You have to check records in Norway: Panella's children's birth/baptism
records, her death record, census records if there are any, etc. Those records
should confirm whether or not she was born in Spain, and if so, hopefully one of
them will provide her surname and town of birth. I think Norway is the place
to start your research.
In a message dated 06/02/2003, writes:
> I am perplexed in how to look for someone. My great-great-grandmother was
> supposedly from Spain. I have very little info on her. I know her
> husband's name and her first name. The big complication is that she married
> a Norwegian seaman and moved to a small, rocky island in northern Norway
> where she supposedly died from understandable loneliness. Does anyone have
> a clue where I might start? I know her eldest child was born in 1850 and
> her last one in 1859. Her name was Panella and married Svend Mathissen.
> Thanks for any ideas you might have.