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 
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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