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Selnes Farm descendants

Selnes Farm descendants

Deanna Egeland Dowell (View posts)
Posted: 971870400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Iversen of Selnes, Jensen of Selnes, Olsdatter of Meldal
Looking for Jens Fredrik Iversen of Selnes and Elen Olsdtr (m) ca 1840 plus any of their descendants: 1. Ove Henrik Jensen, Selnes (m) Anne Olsdtr, Meldal, 2. Mette of Reitan (m) Vaernes, 3. Nikoline Jensdtr, Selnes (m) Johan Jonssen, 4. Andreas, Selnes (m) Dorothea.
Am especially interested in the Ove Henrik Jensen, Selnes family. Ove was (b) 28 Mar 1846 and christened 17 May 1846 in Selnes, Orland, Sor Trondelag, (m) 7 Nov 1882 in Stjorna, Bjugn, Sor Trondelag. Anyone who can get me back on track, I'd sure appreciate it - Deanna Egeland Dowell

Meldal info - Tusen Takk

Deanna Egeland Dowell (View posts)
Posted: 972216000000
Classification: Query
My Gosh, Olav - - I didn't realize that Meldal was close to my friend's area of Orkdal! Thank you so much for offering.

I'm trying to get one more step in my ancestry chart:

Ane Olsdatter, Meldal was born in either 1842 or 1852. Birth records of her two children give two different birthdates for her. I believe the 1852 date is more correct. The reason I am sure it is Meldal is that her grandson had written her surname as "Medal".

Her father, according to her marriage record (7 Nov 1882 to Ove Henrik Jensen, Selnes at Stjorna, Bjugn, Sor Trondelag), was Ole Ingebrigtsen - occupation- painter.

If it's convenient, I'd like to know what her birthdate is and what her parents names were. Thank you so much for offering.

Deanna Egeland Dowell


Olav Sjømæling (View posts)
Posted: 972216000000
Classification: Query
I am living in Orkdal, the neighbouring place of Meldal.
I can do some lookups for you.


Selnes in Stjørna

Posted: 973425600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993315744000
Surnames: Selnes
You will find the family in the 1865 Census at:

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Re: Selnes Farm descendants

Posted: 1081961874000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Selnes
I am new to family genealogy and I have been given some names and dates but I have nothing to confirm that they are correct. I am wondering if my great-great grandfather Johan Selnes prob. born Aug 18 1860 in Hevne Norway and I was given his fathers' name as Amund Eriksen Selnes born April 19 1839 not known where, could possibly be anywhere in your Selnes family research? Also if you could tell me how to get records so that I could confirm my relatives such as birth, marriage and death records? I am somewhat lost doing this stuff!
Thank- you Deanna Holmes

Re: Selnes Farm descendants

Anne Hildrum (View posts)
Posted: 1081965326000
Classification: Query
The 1865 census for Hemne lists
Amund Eriksen b 1839 in Hevne
Berit Ingebrigtsdtr b 1842 in Hevne
Johan Amundsen b 1861 in hevne
Erik Amundsen b 1865 in Hevne.

Father, wife and two sons living at Selnæsmo in Hemne.
To confirm any dates you really need to check the churchbooks.. I believe you may see them or order them to a LDS centre.

I am not familiar with the area myself.

Re: Selnes Farm descendants

LS (View posts)
Posted: 1082031702000
Classification: Query
Norwegian research is a little different from other countries and there are some things you need to know.

Study the information found at the links you'll find on this web page on how to get started with Norwegian research:
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