Susan (Goldmark) Laursen
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Susan (Goldmark) Laursen

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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 24 May 1990 Vor In frelser Church (our savior church) Copenhagen

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
Edna Goldmark
My sister Mimi Goldmark confirmation
Mimi Goldmark
Mimi Goldmark in our country house feeding our parents cat with ice cream
Mimi Goldmark
Alice Christiansen (nee Young); middle row, second from right.


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 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.
Alice Christiansen
My husbands parents
Grethe Svane Lorentzen and Svend Viggo laursen married 13 April 1947
Grethe og Svendsen bryllup
My great grandfather Daniel just Christiansen born 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 og there 13 children
Alice young was born in Shanghai 1884. And i know for shore she died 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 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 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
My grandfather Johan Christian Nielsen born 14 may 1884 Jutland
Soldier Johan Christian Nielsen
Elisabeth And Johan Nielsen
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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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.
posted by Nicole Duchesne
Thank You sweet Nicole miss you too I am slowly back
Happy to see you are back!! How are you. I was worried. Cheers!
posted by Maggie N.
Thank You Maggie for being so sweet much appreciated. I am happy to be back but have to take it easy
Welcome back Susan!! Hope you are feeling much better. We surely missed you those days you were gone!!
posted by Dorothy Barry
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posted by Dorothy Barry
Thank You sweet Dorothy for your sweet comment you really are the best
Thinking of you.
wonderful wikitreer
Susan (Goldmark) Laursen is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
posted by Nicole Duchesne
Thinking of you
wonderful wikitreer
Susan (Goldmark) Laursen is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
posted by Nicole Duchesne
What a wonderful photo of you and Poul!! Thank you for posting it.
posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Your Christmas card arrived in the mail! You are so thoughtful! My wife was so impressed to see a real card with a stamp and all the fixings ;-)
posted by SJ Baty
Hi Susan! Thanks for the Community Star badge! :)
posted by Greta Moody
Thanks a lot for the green generous genealogist badge, Susan! It feels good to be appreciated!
posted by Filip Beunis
Thank you my dear friend for your very kind words, all the best answers selected, for your encouragements to all of us and for just being you. You have made Wikitree a fun and loving place to be.
posted by Nicole Duchesne
My dear Susan, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

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posted by Pip Sheppard
Susan, my wonderful and kind Danish friend, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
wonderful wikitreer
Susan (Goldmark) Laursen is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
posted by C. (Rodgers) Bake
Thank You so much for the community star badge Susan!
posted by Becky Troth
wonderful wikitreer
Susan (Goldmark) Laursen is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
posted by Rubén Hernández
Susan, You are so VERY KIND to award me a generous genealogist badge, that means so much! I hope I can really match the wonders of all of Wikitree volunteers, teachers and SUPPORTERS like you. My best, Barbara
Welcome back!
posted by SJ Baty

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