On rootsweb.com, my post was fairly generic. I told them what I knew….Who my Grandfather was and his brothers. I told them who his mother and father were. And once again like so many time before, I got an answer the very next day! The answer would lead to a series of email from a Norwegian researcher who very generously took the time to look up parish records for me about my family. This would be the beginning of an unbelievable week!
Vivi responded with the Baptism records from the
This is a photo of the Tjome Church from my Mother and Dad's trip to Norway in 1973.
Anders (my Grandfather) is listed on line 40 of this record.
They provided me with the marriage record for Hans Henrik and Ingeborg Helene from the parish in Tjome. Hans Henrik would remarry Mathilde (Seiner) Zainer and they gave me the marriage record for this second marriage also.
Line 16 is Han and Ingeborg’s Marriage record in 1882.
She would provide me with a link to digitized Norwegian records so I could continue with my own research.
She also provide me with a photo from a turn of the century post card showing Grimestad,
which is the location where my family came from. She pointed me to a link which would show me additional Post card photos of “Farms” as they call them in Tjome, Norway . These farms are similar to villages. As I looked through the post cards online, I was reminded that we had post cards which were similar which my Grandfather had. I asked Vivi who I could share my post cards with. This question would begin my crazy week! Norway
A post card received by my Grandfather in 1914.
Over the course of the next couple of weeks, I will continue to post how my week became a week of overload! So until then...Stay tuned!