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Looking for Carlsen Ancesters

Looking for Carlsen Ancesters

Posted: 1179875783000
Classification: Query
Looking for any infor on my relatives that emmigrated to New York from Norway in 1881 - Grandfather was Neils, wife Christine, children Andreas, Karl, Joseph, Marthe, and Hans. How can I access any inform. regarding them? Thanks for any help. Have found passenger list with all of their names and picture of ship.

Re: Looking for Carlsen Ancesters

Posted: 1179945861000
Classification: Query
Do you have any other dates? Years of birth, etc.? I checked the Bergen emigrations for 1881 and could find no Niels Carlsen (used various spellings).

Re: Looking for Carlsen Ancesters

Posted: 1179945989000
Classification: Query
Nevermind ... I see that you posted on the "unknown" Norway board and your ancestors did not sail from Bergen afterall.

Re: Looking for Carlsen Ancesters

Posted: 1182835459000
Classification: Query
I have a John Ivor Carlsen b 07 Aug 1881, Trondheim, married Jertina Semilina Rekdal b 14 Oct 1880, Molde.
They were married in 1901 in Molde, Norway and came to the west coast of Canada between Dec 1903 and Jan 1905.

Any ideas on these would be great.

Re: Looking for Carlsen Ancesters

Posted: 1182908906000
Classification: Query
Your posting isn't related to the earlier posting, right?

Strong possibility that your information (spellings, locations, etc.) has suffered through the years?? - see this family emigrating from the port of Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal in 1907 -

Re: Looking for Carlsen Ancesters

Posted: 1182914329000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Carlsen,
yes, that is my family.

Very interesting. Thank you so much.
The child, Karl, listed there is my grandfather.

There were 2 more children born in Canada. The youngest is still alive.

Do you know why we are listed as Sivertsvik? Our guess is that is Johan's actual surname, and we were listed as Carlsen when they showed up at Canada immigration, thus are now all Carlsens.

Re: Looking for Carlsen Ancesters

Posted: 1182946998000
Classification: Query
There are various online articles written to help you understand about the Norwegian naming patterns used. I'll give you links for your study.

Rough guess would be that Sivertsvik indicates the name of a farm where the family had lived or had family history.
Meanwhile continuing to search for the man and woman in the 1900 Norwegian census... will post any interesting possibilities IF found for you.

Re: Looking for Carlsen Ancesters

Posted: 1182947757000
Classification: Query
A Gjertine Rekdal found in Ålesund in 1900 Norwegian census. Unmarried, listed as born ca.1880 in Davik district of Sogn og Fjordane.
Perhaps the couple married in Ålesund between that census and their emigration.

Re: Looking for Carlsen Ancesters

Posted: 1182948911000
Classification: Query
The couple married 27 Oct 1901 in Ålesund. The record is on page 148 of the pertinent Ålesund parish record book (see record #69)

You can enlarge the image by clicking a zoom percentage under "Bildeinforsjon".

That record shows she was born in Davik and he was born in Stadsbygd, Sør-Trøndelag. Right hand page lists his father as Karl Johan Pedersen and hers as (seaman) Karl Hansen (something illegible to me).

Rough draft of some instructions for using Digitalarkivet scanned parish records ---------------
The Digitalarkivet web site has been adding scanned images of the original Norwegian parish church records for anyone with Internet access since November 2005. They are planning that this project of adding the records may be finished by the end of the year 2007. More records are added every week.

The Digitalarkivet web site -
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.
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].

When you've studied and used the instructions and been able to find a scanned page that you'd like to capture as a URL to share with someone else or save for your family history documentation - just copying the URL that your browser shows will NOT provide a working link.

Working direct links to the scanned images on the Digitalarkivet can be copied and pasted from the desired page from a display option available. At the top of the scanned image page is an option labeled "Bildeinformasjon:" [Norwegian version]/"Image Information"[English version] which is by default set to "Ingen" [Norwegian version]/"None" [English version]. Change that and magic is available. Of the three options I like "Øverst" [Norwegian version]/"On top" [English version] because it puts the additional information across the top of the page and is usually easier for me to see.

Copy either the permanent page link on the line "Permanent sidelenke:" [Norwegian version]/"Permanent pagelink" [English version] or the permanent image link "Permanent bildelenke:" [Norwegian version]/"Permanent imagelink" [English version] given. The permanent page link will bring the user to the exact same web page location, with source information displayed and with all the choices for viewing at ratios from 20 to 150%. The permanent image will display only a jpg image file with greatly more limited zoom capabilities.

The first line "Kildeinformasjon:" [Norwegian version]/"Source information" [English version] is a really nice summary of the source of the information and is wonderful to have for making detailed source citations, footnotes, etc.

The second line "Permanent sidelenke:" [Norwegian version]/"Permanent pagelink" [English version] is the best line to capture if you want to save or share the actual scanned image and the source information. It allows the full capabilities for zooming in and out to best view the image and informs the recipient of the exact location, book and other details to be able to find WHERE you found the information.

The third line "Permanent bildelenke:" [Norwegian version]/"Permanent imagelink" [English version] is the best used to print a copy of the image or to save a copy of the image in a jpg format computer file. This line does NOT also capture the source information and therefore is NOT the best line to copy to share online when requesting help or assistance in deciphering the image found.

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 -

Re: Looking for Carlsen Ancesters

Posted: 1182951236000
Classification: Query
I'll leave the rest of these for you to find and enjoy the hunt, BUT can't resist sending this -

Birth/baptismal record for "Jertine Samueline" in Davik, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway.
Source: Sogn og Fjordane fylke, Davik, Ministerialbok nr. A 6 (1867-1881), Fødte og døpte 1881, side 130.

Good luck and enjoy the search!!
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