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Anton W Magnussen

Anton W Magnussen

Posted: 1376020050000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1376020681000
Surnames: Magnussen
I'm trying to find the birth records or information on the parents of my great-grandather, Anton W Magnussen. His birthdate is 19 June 1893 in Stavanger according to military records I've been able to locate from the USA. But I haven't had any luck in finding anything about his past in Norway. Any ideas?

Re: Anton W Magnussen

Posted: 1376043320000
Classification: Query

Re: Anton W Magnussen

Posted: 1376046619000
Classification: Query
The 1900 Norwegian census would be the most likely resource to check first.

In the 1900 census there are at least 7 young boys born between 1891 and 1895 with 'Ant' in their given name and last names starting with 'Mag' -- none of those are in Stavanger at that time or listed with a birthplace of Stavanger.

Peder found a matching Anton with birthplace listed as Stavanger in the 1910 census though. It is most likely that he also appears in the 1900 but with wrong birthplace listed.

So the two that would seem to match your inquiry would be -
1900 census -
The same family in the 1910 census -

To research in detail for original records of vital events in his life and that of his ancestors you will want to use the Norwegian church 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.

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.
Clicking on "Skanna kyrkjebøker" [Norwegian version]/"Digitised parish records" [English version] will bring up another screen and listing to choose from. Choose "Lesa skanna kyrkjebøker" [Norwegian version]/"Read the digitised parish records" [English version].
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].

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 -

For the protection of privacy, there are limits for how recent church records can be published:

- Birth and baptism records up to and including 1929
- Confirmation records up to and including 1934
- Marriage and banns records - no limits
- Civil marriage up to and including 1950
- Death, burial and stillbirth records up to and including 1930
- Migration records - no limits
- Joins and leavings of the State Church up to and including 1950
- Records about dissenters up to and including 1950

If you cross these limits while browsing a register or a list, you will not see the digitised image, but a message informing you that the image cannot be displayed.

Re: Anton W Magnussen

Posted: 1376332953000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1376334108000
Anton's parents #18:
Carl August Theodor Magnussen & Johanne Karlsdr
Marriage: 14 Sep 1889, Årstad, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
He: Born 1859 in Stockholm, Sweden. His father: blacksmith Anders Magnusson
She: Born 1861 on Kidesæter, Manger, Hordaland. Her father: Karl Jakobsen Kidesæter

His sister Lilli Marie #32

#27, Anton Valdemar Magnussen
Confirmation: 26 Apr 1908, Årstad, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Born: 19 Jun 1893, Stavanger, Rogaland, christening: 20 Aug 1893.

#78, Anton Valdemar Magnussen
Born: 19 Jun 1893, St. Johannes, Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway
Parents: Blacksmith Carl Alfred Theodor Magnussen & Johanne nee Karlsen

Alfred seems like a typo. The other records say Carl August Theodor.

Re: Anton W Magnussen

Posted: 1376587315000
Classification: Query
You all are amazing. Thank you!
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