Arnljot (Elgsaeter) Elgsæter
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Arnljot (Elgsaeter) Elgsæter

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Arnljot Elgsæter formerly Elgsaeter
Born 1940s.
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Brother of [private sister (1940s - unknown)] and [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
Father of [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private son (1980s - unknown)]
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Arnljot Elgsæter was born i Børselv, Kistrand, Finmark, Norway 19 March 1944. His parents were Hilda Jensine Larsen (nurse and midwife, born 1 Dec 1914) and Konrad Elgsæter (school teacher, born 14 July 1905).

Arnljot Elgsæter grew up at Innsmøla on the Smøla island (3000 inhabitants) just off the coast of Trøndelag, Norway. He received his high school diploma in Steinkjer, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway 1960. He received his diploma in Applied Physics from the Norwegian Technical University (NTH/NTNU), Trondheim, Norway 1970. He received a Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of California, Berkeley, USA 1974. From the fall of 1974 assistant professor at the Institute of biophysics at NTH/NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. A full professor from 1988. Retired April 2009.

Using mainly analytic tools available in GEDmatch a major effort was put into searching for the genetic origin of the North-Saamis. The reason for this interest was that his mother Hilda Larsen was 1/2 Kven and about 1/4 North-Saami. Results of this effort are summarized on the website [1]


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A scanned image of the original Baptism Certificate for Arnljot Elgsæter is part of the profile of Hilda Elgsæter (Larsen-2957).

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Arnljot or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Arnljot (Elgsaeter) Elgsæter: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup R-M512, FTDNA kit #B6396 + Y-Chromosome Test 91 markers, haplogroup R1a1a1M417
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Arnljot (Elgsaeter) Elgsæter: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H6a1a4, FTDNA kit #B6396 + Mitochondrial DNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H6a1a4
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Hi Arnljot,

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, there are a few more features you may find useful.

Ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards, including some tips on writing biographies.

If you need to describe an event, an heirloom or a location relevant to your research, you may like to learn about Free Space Profiles.

Lastly, sometimes you'll run into unresponsive profile managers. We have a process for resolving those unfortunate situations.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask via my profile page.

Marlene ~ WikiTree Mentor

posted by Marlene Marx
photo_of_week.gif Your photo of Gjertrud Elgsæter is the winner of the Family History Photo of the Week for 25 March 2016.
I noticed you are GEDCOM equipped. That's awesome. Our GEDCOM process is a bit different than what might be used to on other sites. We have some great help pages to make your experience go more smoothly:

Upload vs Import What is GEDCompare Before Importing a GEDCOM After importing a GEDCOM If you have any questions about your GEDCOM or our process, you can contact our GEDCOM Manager for assistance. Thanks!

Hello Arnljot,

You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree! Thank you for volunteering.

Have fun and ask for help if you need it! WikiTree members are always eager to offer guidance to a fellow genealogist.

If you need additional help, our Mentors Project is a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to assist you with WikiTree-specific problems.

See you in the branches -- Marshall

Hi Arnljot,

Welcome to WikiTree! The initial email from us has helpful links that will get you started on WikiTree, which is not like any genealogy site you’ve ever used.

WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we all work together as a BIG collaborative team!

What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree? When you confirm your email address, you’ll have an opportunity to volunteer and tell us about your genealogical interests.

Once you volunteer, one of our Greeters will be happy to confirm your membership, and you’ll be on your way!

Welcome to the family! We’re really glad you’re here.

Marlene, WikiTree Greeter

posted by Marlene Marx

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