Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
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Susan (Goldmark) Laursen

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Mrs Susan M. Laursen formerly Goldmark
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Susan (Goldmark) Laursen is part Danish.
Susan (Goldmark) Laursen is part Scottish.
Susan (Goldmark) Laursen is part Chinese.
Descendant of Marx Goldmark.

About Me

My name is Susan Mary-Ann Laursen born Goldmark. I was born in rigshospital in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Poul Svane laursen marriage on 24 May 1990 Vor In frelser Church (our savior church) Copenhagen

The church Poul and I was married in

Susan Laursen
Poul Laursen
Mimi Goldmark And Erling Knudsen

My dad Marx Goldmark and his bird klavs

Photo is taken Prince Christians street 4 in Randers

My dad and his tame bird Klavs
My sisters wedding
Mimi Goldmark

My mother

Edna Goldmark
My sister Mimi Goldmark confirmation
Mimi Goldmark
Mimi Goldmark in our country house feeding our parents cat with ice cream
Mimi Goldmark


My mother Edna Elizabeth Goldmark was born Christiansen in shek-lung in Hong Kong, 11 november 1911. And my dad was born in Randers Denmark 8 march 1913.


My grandmother Alice young on my mothers side was born 1884 in shanghai, died 2 july 1929 in Hong Kong.


My granddad Boile Christiansen my mothers dad Boile Christiansen was born on 16 February 1873 in Varde in Jutland Denmark. Emigrated to Hong Kong
I am married to Poul Svane laursen who are Danish. It his grandmother Hilda Josefine Mogensen parents came from Sweden

Family Photos

Alice Christiansen (nee Young); middle row, second from right.
Betty Goldmark
Alice Christiansen
Susan Laursen
My husbands parents
Grethe Svane Lorentzen and Svend Viggo laursen married on 13 April 1947
Grethe og Svendsen bryllup
My great grandfather Daniel just Christiansen born on 15 September 1845 In Rottarp Ottrup sogn. Died 28 june 1927 in Brogade 10 Varde. And his wife Karen kristiane Sørensen born 25 May 1848 in Tarm.
Died 15 juni 1915 Varde.
And there are 10 out of 13 children.


My great grandparents Daniel Just Christiansen, and Karen Christiansen born Sørensen with grandchildren
My great grandparents with 10 of their 13 children
Alice young was born in Shanghai 1884. And i know for shore she died on 2 Juli 1929 in Hong Kong. Her dad was Samuel young, born in paisley Scotland in 1841. Alice' mother was Chinese born in Shanghai just found out from GRO archives in england where her name are on the birth certificate her name are An-Jing , I would be very happy to be learn more about her.
I also do not know where or when we're married, but my guess are between 1864 and 1873. I know Samuel was a customs and excise office who work to his dead 19 August 1886 in China.
Alice Young meet my granddad in China, he was born 16 February 1873 in Denmark. Brogade 10 in Varde.


The married 10 June 1908 in Union church in Hong Kong .
I also find out Alice had a sister call Elizabeth who moved to Scotland, and stay with her dads brother Alexander and his wife Louisa. Alice also had a brother William who married a Danish girl call Mary Kragh.
I know they married 4 June 1904 at H.B.M's consulate-general in China.
Boile Christiansen
My granddad Boile Christiansen, was born in Varde 16 February 1873.
He had 13 siblings
Boile Christiansen emigrated grated to USA he took a job as a waiter on the ship to get to USA.
He later join the Spanish Philippins America war as a sergeant.
He then moved to China, where he stay the rest of his life. He meet my grandmother Alice and they got marry.
10 June 1908. In Union church in Hong Kong.
He got a daughter my mother Edna Elizabeth
He end up being a consul in Hong Kong
2 November 1922 he died of malaria in Hong Kong.

My granddad Boile Christiansen end up being a consul in Hong Kong how sad he died and left his wife and daughter. My mother was only 12 years old.
Death of consul, Boile Christiansen

My Parents
Edna Elizabeth (née) Christiansen Karl Marx Johan Goldmark (née) Nielsen

My Parents

My mother Edna Elizabeth Christiansen was born 1. November 1911 in sheklung in China. She was the daughter of Alice young and Boile Christiansen. My mother lost her dad 2 November 1922 in Hong Kong of malaria, and her mum 1929 in Hong Kong. I am still try to local where my grandmother Alice might be buried. My mother came to Denmark in 1929. Where her dads brother open her home for her in centralhotellet in Varde.
Edna Elizabeth meet my dad in a dance restaurant in Esbjerg Denmark where he was playin a band. The got 2 children my sister Mimi and me.
My mother was a very energetic woman, she paint sew, sang, play the piano and she always help the animal.
She was driving my dad mad with all the animals she brought home to cure. :And they never left, or she would find home for them.
The later bought and old ruin as my dad would call it in the country. But they manage to make it a great little country house. She loved staying there.My dad was playing in bands. And later became business school teacher, in the summer he drive around with tourists showing them Denmark.
He often took me on his trip normally it was old castle and I love it. One of the castle where I meet Poul many years later, Christiansborg castle
My dad Carl Marx Johan Goldmark was born on 8 March 1913 in Randers Denmark
He was always funny to be around.
He also made drummer, maracas and my mother would paint them for sail.
Under the war there wasn't much money, he would take his harmonica and go around playing and kind people would give him money.
My mother died of cancer on 24 May 1970 and 6 months later my dad died.
Bute newspaper was very kind to bring and article about the mystery of my grandmother.
Her dad Samuel young born 1840/41 in paisley Scotland. Emigrated to Shanghai
Around 1865. And his children was born in Shanghai,

An article I wrote to Scotlands people, about founding out about my Scottish people from Paisley, that emigrated to Shanghai/Hong Hong all back in1865. :Maybe someone who read it might know about the family...
This is the information I have on my family that live in China
North China Herald 04 September 1886
At Keelung, on the 19th ult., Samuel Young, of the I.M. Customs, a native of Paisley, Scotland, aged 46. Deeply regretted by a large circle of Freinds.

North China Herald 10 June 1904
YOUNG - KRAGH. - On the 4th of June, 1904, at H.B.M's Consulate-General.
William, eldest son of the late Samuel Young, I.M. Customs' Service, to Mary, eldest daughter of C.H.Kragh, late of Nagasaki.

North China Herald 20 June 1908
CHRISTIANSEN - YOUNG. - On June 10, 1908, at the Union Church, Hongkong, by the Rev, C.H.Hickling. B. Christiansen, C.E. of the Canton-Kowloon Railway, to Alice Young of Shanghai.
Mary Kraghs Father was danish, but work in Japan and later China.
Mary live in a nonery in England.
She had a son born 3 April 1905. 34 Range road, in Shanghai.
There was a notis in North China Herald 10 June 1904
YOUNG - KRAGH. - On the 4th of June, 1904, at H.B.M's Consulate-General.
William, eldest son of the late Samuel Young, I.M. Customs' Service, to Mary, eldest daughter of C.H.Kragh, late of Nagasaki.
I was wondering if anyone would have some information about her.
William young was born in Shanghai, He was my grandmothers Alice brother.he got married to a Danish girl Mary kragh. North China Herald 10 June 1904 YOUNG - KRAGH. - On the 4th of June, 1904, at H.B.M's Consulate-General. William, eldest son of the late Samuel Young, I.M. Customs' Service, to Mary, eldest daughter of C.H.Kragh, late of Nagasaki. I know that William and Mary gave birth to a son 3. April 1905 in 34 range road in Shanghai. I am not shore if it was Charles C young, or he came later.
They got a son call Charles c. Young. Who married Minnie Symons.

Elizabeth Mackie (née) young was Alice Christiansen (née) sister.
Elizabeth Young moved to Scotland, where she lived with her uncle and aunt, :Alexander Young and Louisa Young (nee Duncan). I found Elizabeth living in Glasgow in the 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses. Elizabeth Young married :William Moon Mackie in Glasgow in 1918, and the couple must have moved to Bute after the wedding.
Alice young born Christiansen will was through learning Elizabeth’s address on Bute that I managed to start finding Samuel Young and my other Scottish ancestors. I found a piece of paper (dated 1929) in my mother's possessions which said 'Mrs. W.M. Mackie, Ettrick Bank, Port Bannatyne, Bute'. From that single piece of information, I was able to start searching various records on the ScotlandsPeople website and eventually discovered who my Scottish ancestors. This was a 'Eureka' moment for me, and I'm very happy t learn that Paisleyn is my Scottish 'hometown.
The Mrs. W.M. Mackie turned out to be Elizabeth Mackie (nee Young), who died on Bute in 1950. Elizabeth's husband, William Moon Mackie, died on Bute in 1963. When Elizabeth died, her address was 17 Castle Street, Port Bannatyne, and William’s address when he died was Thomson Home, Rothesay. As mentioned above, the couple also had connections to an address called Ettrick Bank, Port Bannatyne, in North Bute - I think they perhaps lived there between 1925 and 1930. I am trying to find relatives or friends of Elizabeth and William Moon Mackie, from bute Scotland, would love to find out more about my grandmother and family.
My grandmother Elisabeth laursen born 30 may 1886 Overlund
Elisabeth Nielsen as a young girl
Elisabeth Nielsen Baptised in Asmild church Viborg 1886
My grandfather Johan Christian Nielsen born on 14 may 1884 in Viborg
Soldier Johan Christian Nielsen
Elisabeth And Johan Nielsen
Betty Christiansen birthday party
My niece Marina Goldmark
Scotland people public my article I was looking for my family from china, I have for many years try to find them. Throw the article someone send me a mail they had find my family in U.K. I send a letter hope it would be my cousin and I got a letter return from my cousin Valerie and a letter from cousin Jonathan young, They are both born in shanghai. They are my grandmothers brothers grandchildren. I saw them when I was a child, but we talk on the phone it was like we have always know each other. How wonderful they now live in U.K.
We went to visit them in May, it was a wonderful reunion. It is really a small world, because my grandmothers brother married a danish woman call Mary Kragh


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You have an extraordinary collection of family pictures which makes for a wonderful profile page. I am sorry you don't know where your grandmother is buried in China? Hong Kong? That would be very diffcult to research.

I can't help but like your father's -- Marx Goldmark-- portrait with his bird klavs. He must have been a character --your father and the bird!

Thanks for showing me what a profile can be like

posted by Beth Schmillen
Thank you Beth for the kind Word about My family, finding anyone in China is difficult, but I did find some help when I found my grandmother’s brother grandchildren in London, unforgettable they was not interested in genealogy but i dd get some information.

Wish you a wonderful day

Try the Chinese DNA website. Maybe they can help find your family.
posted by Richard Copper
I have found Them but thank you for sharing kindness
Hi Susan,

Thanks for the Family Star. Not sure that I did anything to deserve it, but I appreciate the recognition! Rick

posted by Rick Morley
Thanks for the Generous Genealogist badge, Susan! You're a WT treasure and we all appreciate you greatly!!
posted by John Vaskie
You are most welcome John your photos are amazing
Thank you very much for the Community Star Susan. Your generosity is appreciated by many here.


posted by Rich Moss
Rich you deserve it thank you for sending me the nice nice mail


Thank you Susan for awarding a Family Star to me recently. I appreciate that very much. It encourages me to continue to help others navigate through their ancestry.


posted by Rich Moss
Congratulations on hitting 50,000 Thank Yous on WikiTree. You are the most thanked member on the website!
posted by Steven Greenwood
Thank you Steve how sweet of you much appreciated
Hi Susan,

I haven't seen you around much lately, is everything ok? Is there anything I can help you with? Take care! Loretta

posted by Loretta (Leger) Corbin
How sweet of you Loretta much appreciated send you a Privat mail
Hi Cousin, checking in, how are you doing?
posted by SJ Baty
Thank you for awarding me a badge but I am not aware that I did anything to deserve one. Thanks anyway.
Thank you for the badge! I just follow the "pay it forward" philosophy. I've received so much help here and learned so much!
posted by Cristina Corbellani
How sweet of you to award me a badge! Thank you so much! <3
posted by Cheryl Hammond
You are welcome you deserve the Badge

I wanted to say a real thank you, because sometimes there are difficult days and your star has magically eased the tension . . And also the photos on your profile are fascinating!

posted by Gio Ponzetta
Thank you sweet Gio for your sweet mail you deserve the badge

Wikitree you a wonderful day Susan

Thank you, Susan, for your own generosity and kind words. Has me in smiles from ear to ear. --Gene
posted by GeneJ X
Hi Susan,

Thanks for the best answer gold star!!! You are so sweet

posted by Patty (Luker) LaPlante
God aften Susan,

Thank you for the Generous Genealogist Blue Star badge. You are so kind and a GREAT encouragement. Please keep up the wonderful work you do on WikiTree.

Also, I hope my greeting is correct. It is night here so I think it is right. Anyway, I wanted to try to get it right.  :)

Robert Clark

posted by Robert Clark MA, MBA
Thank you Robert for your kind word, you really deserve the generous genealogist star

And the greeting was perfect thank you The danish was perfect Wish you a wonderful day Susan

Hello, my dear Danish Friend!!!

On behalf of the G2G Integrators Project Leaders, we are doing a first of the year check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active.

If you are active, please let us know in which ways you most enjoy contributing to the project. All of us would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

Please reply as we look forward to hearing from you soon.

David, Pip and Dorothy ~ G2G Integrators Project Leaders and PC

posted by Pip Sheppard
My dear Pip

Lovely to hear from you If I can go one with nothing change I like to stay I like giving best answer Susan

Thank you, my dear friend!


posted by Pip Sheppard
I really like the photo of your father with his bird Klavs on his head. He must have been a special man. There is something so charming and "real" about the photo.
posted by Robert Clark MA, MBA
How very sweet of you Robert to mention it

Happy new Year Susan

Thank you for awarding me a Community Star Badge. It is a great encouragement.
posted by Robert Clark MA, MBA
You are most welcome you deserve it
Thank you Susan for the Family Star Badge!! I just noticed it today!!!
posted by Christine Daniels
Thank you, Susan, for suggesting best answer for my accuracy challenge on the subject "strength." I say suggesting because we'll see if it holds. Twice before I had a best answer selected, then hours later, it was removed. So whatever happens it was sweet of you to suggest it. Pat Miller

It took a week, Susan, but as I feared, it was removed. Again, it was kind of you to suggest.

posted by Pat Miller
edited by Pat Miller
Susan, thank you for your comments on the photos I'm adding to the free space page for John Miller's Black & White Photos. Since Chris Willoughby and Bryan Lawson taught me how to insert photos among text (as you've done here on your page so beautifully and skillfully), I am slowly building the space for my father's 1950s photos with a description of each photo added. Your encouragement is so appreciated.
posted by Pat Miller
You are welcome I love your old photos you are sharing they are amazing please keep on sharing them

I think it is wonderful you are sharing your fathers space

I was wondering where you were but it looks like you and Poul are traveling again - good for you! The next time you're in Spain let us know and we will meet you.
posted by SJ Baty
Wonderful to hear from you, we are travelling at the moment in Denmark

We are going to Spain in October but Tenerife for three weeks Hopefully you are your wonderful family and you are ok

Hi cousin! Hope you and the hubbie are doing well. I don't get on FB much anymore so I haven't seen any updates. I thought I'd check in here and see how you are.
posted by SJ Baty
Susan, so sweet of you to give Mark Weinhammer the Generous Genealogist - Green Star (-:
posted by Maggie N.
Hello, again, Susan!

Right after I posted a thank-you for the Generous Genealogist badge, I saw that you had chosen my phone book answer as Best Answer. I am happy that anyone even read it! So thank you again!

posted by Joyce Vander Bogart
Hello, Susan! I just realized that you had given me a Generous Geneticist Badge way back in December. Thank you so much. I am glad I could help people post their family pictures, and you give people so many kind comments about their pictures, that they are happy they posted them. I love sharing! This morning I looked at all the interesting things on your profile. An extra big thank you for using English so that I can read it.

Have a happy day! Joyce

posted by Joyce Vander Bogart
You are such a sweetie! Thank YOU for the "Thank yous."
posted by Pip Sheppard
You are most welcome you deserve them and all the recognition you get


Susan, I LOVE your new profile photo! Really cool!!

Thanks so much for helping me get across 2 million G2G points. I couldn't have done it without you. You have such a kind heart and I love you for it!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello Susan,

Once again, thank you for the overwhelming number of Best Answer stars you have awarded to me! Rather than thanking you on each one - I thought I would touch base with you here. I hope all is well with you - I didn't see you on WT for a bit.

Take care, Ginny

Hi Cousin, how are you doing?

Best regards,


posted by SJ Baty
I am ok cousin that you for asking best regard Susan

I was so surprised and overwhelmed with all the best answer stars on my G2G answers today. You are very generous and kind and I really appreciate all you do on WikiTree. Love your family photos and your stories on your biography - what an interesting family you have!

Thank you for making my day brighter!!



You're such an Angel! :) Thanks for all of the thank yous and for selecting a majority of my answers in the g2g. You're a great person and a Wonderful WikiTreer! Thanks all that you do!


posted by Greta Moody
Susan, what a great new photo for your profile!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Susan! :) Wow!!! Thanks for my 3rd Generous Genealogist badge! You're so sweet and kind. Words can't express my thanks.


posted by Greta Moody
Hi Susan! :) Wow, thanks for the 2nd Generous Genealogist badge! You are such a generous person. You are truly appreciated. You're a gem to the WikiTree community! Thanks again!


posted by Greta Moody
:) Thank you Susan for the awesome congratulations card & note in G2G.

It certainly made my day much brighter! – Patty

posted by Patty (Luker) LaPlante
Hi Susan! :) Thanks for the Red Generous Genealogist badge! I hope you're doing well. You are a big asset to the WikiTree community with all of your kindness, I hope you know that. You are always so sweet and kind. You have made some great contributions to WikiTree. Thanks again!


posted by Greta Moody
Susan, yet another wonderful start of Monday! Thank you so much for awarding me the Green Star Badge. This means a lot to me! I see that you are looking at and reviewing the biographies, updates and revisions to the Green family (some are my kin) and your comments are very meaningful. Your generosity in badges and of spirit leave me without further words other than Thank You So Very Much! Carol
posted by Carol Baldwin PhD RN
OMG! An embarrassment of Generous Genealogist (and very much appreciated) riches! Thank you for awarding me the Blue Star badge. I will continue to work super hard to deserving of this badge. Thank you so much, Susan! You are truly a generous (and kind) genealogist in the truest sense!
posted by Carol Baldwin PhD RN
Susan Laursen! Thank you so much for your generosity in awarding me my FIRST ever Generous Genealogist badge! I saw it just now and it has made my day! BTW...I really like your Profile page and might cop some ideas for mine (after the Source-a-Thon 2020). Again, I so appreciate this recognition from a Wikitreer of your status, skills and abilities.
posted by Carol Baldwin PhD RN
Thank you Susan for completing my set of Generous Genealogist badges! You are a Wiki Rock Star , as you know . I am so glad to read about your reunion with the missing pieces of your family. Being adopted I can relate to your story. Best Regards!
posted by Loretta Morrison
I just got you connected to the Big Wikitree!
posted by Maggie N.
Dearest WikiTree Buddy! You are so sweet and encouraging. Thank you, dear Susan (-:
posted by Maggie N.
Thank you sweet Maggie, I have just woken up and saw this, what a wonderful text to wake up to. you are certainly the same, you are a treasure for wikitree

And I am so happy you are here sweet Maggie

Hi, Susan

This is to check in with you about the Ambassadors Project. There has been some revamping and reorganizing done. You have the badge, but I don’t show you as having access to the project google group.

Please send me a private message with what teams you would like to be on, as well as the email you want to use for the google group. If you use a different email address for trusted list access on WikiTree, please note that as well.

Please review the project page to learn more about the different teams:

I look forward to hearing back from you!

Azure Rae

posted by Azure Robinson
Susan, how heart-touching it was to read your last paragraph above, about you getting to meet your cousins in the UK. This is just wonderful. And after such along time since you saw them last, Valerie and Jonathan. I am so glad for you!!!


posted by Pip Sheppard
Thank you Pip it was really amazing and we still keep contact.
Susan, Thank you very much for adding the RED STAR GENEROUS GEANEALOGIST badge ! It is appreciated and I look forward to helping make a few new connections tomorrow in the Connect-A-Thon, working on my list ! I love all the family pics on your profile page !
posted by Loretta Morrison
edited by Loretta Morrison
You are welcome Loretta, you really deserve it

Best wishes Susan

Also thank you for the Community Star, Susan ! What a nice surprise since I have been up since 3 am with emergency work calls... and on a small break decided to check my page, and ...... Wow! that is so nice I feel like I had another coffee!
posted by Loretta Morrison
thanks so much for awarding the Blue Generous Genealogist badge!
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
You certainly deserve it Beth, you do so much work for wikitree
It's my pleasure to share my research so that others can benefit. In my humble opinion, collaboration is key while we work on documenting our ancestors. Thank you for all the work you do!
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
As I stated in a private message I sent to you, I really enjoyed looking at your vintage photographs. Everyone is so attractive in your family pictures. Is this typical among Danish people or is your family just blessed?


John Williams

posted by [Living Williams]
So nice to see you back !!! You have been missed, hope all is well.
Thank You sweet Nicole miss you too I am slowly back

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