How do I find his patronym?

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It has the farm name Balgaard on his sons baptism

WikiTree profile: Anders Boldgaard
in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G6 (7.2k points)
I couldn't enlarge that enough to read it but isn't his father's name on the baptism?

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Maureen is right.  By baptism or marriage records you will be able to find the father's first name.  However, reading this page is almost impossible. You might try the township or parish records directly.  Even a reading of a relative's will into the official record can have useful information.  Other than that, things are getting updated all the time.  Perhaps at a future time, you'll find it more easily.
I don't known when he was born or where. I also don't know when or where he got married. But the son was born in Verdal parish.
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The birth record is for the son of Anders Balgaard - and does not give a patronym for the father. I read the surname/farm name as Boldgaard - and notice that Mats Boldgaard and Jon Boldgaard are witnesses. No help there.

Googled anders boldgaard and found something at MyHeritage Actually the guy is there under several different spellings of his surname in different trees. There is no Nils, only a couple of children born in 1724 and 1730. Not an impossible timespan for siblings, but also impossible for us to be confident that this is the right person without the information about which parish that birth record is for.

by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (490k points)
Nils is a spelling I have seen for his son but  I think his son is usually under Niels.

OK, the Anders Olsen Boldgaard at MyHeritage was born and died in Verdal, so that looks promising. The children shown in that tree are Ole and Ingeborg - none of which is an alternate spelling of Nils ;-)

A span of roundly twenty years between oldest and youngest child and a child born every second or third year, some surviving and some not, that's pretty normal for Olden Scandinavia.


Thanks for the thanks :-)

The stuff at MyHeritage isn't sourced, but seems to be in pretty good order, apart from that. I'm not familiar with the Norwegian archives, but they seem to be very well organized, so it ought to be possible to find the sources without a lot of problems.

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