Do we have any Bergen, Norway members? Looking for a grave photo. [closed]

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Hi all, my great-grandmother traveled from the US to visit her daughter in Bergen, Norway in the 1960's and she died there.  Her grave has previously been unknown to the family.

Through several inquiries I have determined that she was buried at Seim, north of Bergen.  I tried to add her burial details to her Find-a-Grave memorial but this cemetery is not yet in their database.  

I was wondering if any WikiTreers live nearby if someone might swing by on a Sunday afternoon outing and see if they can locate her grave.

Seim Church

It is located here:,5.2724079,15z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x463d04e264c45dcb:0x3172f6f3f76b0971!2sSeim+Church!8m2!3d60.616815!4d5.2768882!3m4!1s0x463d04e264c45dcb:0x3172f6f3f76b0971!8m2!3d60.616815!4d5.2768882?hl=en


Tombstone, probably from the 13th century, in the older cemetery. The stone is trapezoidal with beveled edges. It was originally laid flat, but today it is erected with the narrower end plunged into the ground. It is decorated with a wheel cross with a recess in the center of the cross. The decoration is very worn, but the cross has probably been scratched or carved freely. The lower cross arm has probably been longer. The stone also has a small straight arm or other cross in the upper left corner, probably secondary, but ant. medieval. Dimensions: 110 cm high above the ground. Largest width (top) 55 cm. About 20 cm deep. According to a letter from Einar Seim to Håkon Shetelig in 1910 (AA Ra), the stone served as a stepping stone to the church from the 17th century. It was probably laid there as a staircase in 1678-79, when the ecclesiastical accounts state that "2 great stones for the church door" were laid. Einar Seim further writes that "When the Church was torn down, the stone was set aside, and then he found that now around the year when they widened the churchyard". Brother Lars Seim made sure the stone was erected, instead of being placed in the extended cemetery wall.

Most other tombs are in the north, extended part of the cemetery. The most recent stone was erected at a genealogy site in 1969. Outside the north-west corner of the cemetery, a family burial site with a low foundation wall and wrought-iron fence with simple pebbles was constructed.

WikiTree profile: Inez Herling
closed with the note: Thank you J. E. !!!
in Genealogy Help by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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Wow, that was fast!  Thanks!

by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

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