I was born in Oslo, grew up in neighbouring Bærum and moved to Stavanger at the age of 33. I started genealogy around 1990. After I retired in 2009, I have been spending most of my time with genealogy.
My father's father came from Evanger (today part of Voss) in Hordaland with his father's ancestors from the Voss area. My great-grandfather was a travelling salesman and married a woman from Nesna in Nordland, but also with tiny roots in Trondheim. My father's mother came from Bergen, and her ancestors came from Voss, Inner Sogn and Sunnfjord. My mother's father should have inherited a farm in Romedal (now Stange) in Hedmark that had been in the family for 600 years. My grandfather, however, decided to give the farm to his brother in exchange for more education, so he took a doctorate in chemistry in Zürich, Switzerland. In 1939 he was probably the first Norwegian who took colour slides in Bergen. (http://marcus.uib.no/instance/collection/2ec7fc832fea095773c8af3082b868f7f4d442cc). I have written a "book": "Slekta fra Busvold gjennom 600 år". Since the document contains hundreds of hyperlinks directly into scanned primary sources, it cannot be published as a printed book. His mother had her ancestors from Gausdal area in Oppland. My mother's mother came from Flekkefjord in Vest-Agder with ancestors also from southern Rogaland, from Mandal and Kristiansand areas in Vest-Agder and also from Thisted in Denmark. So all-in-all I come from all over Norway. Among other things I have collected a lot of hyperlinks to probate, deed and court records from the 17th and 18th centuries from all these areas. My database contains more than 11000 people mostly from 17th and 18th century.
FTDNA I have done the Big-Y Haplogroup G-PF4202* with earliest known Y-ancestor from Evanger in Voss, Hordaland and possibly further from Dale in Vaksdal, Hordaland
mtDNA Haplogroup U5a1i1 with earliest known mt-ancestor from Lund, Rogaland, Norway
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On 14 Sep 2019 at 02:53 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:
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On 19 Aug 2019 at 14:43 GMT Jim Wiborg wrote:
It is interesting that, although I adopted this individual, the WikiTree change log shows me as the originator. I suspect this is an artifact of the way WikiTree works.
But having adopted her, I am responsible to clean up the entry. I will add her to my to do list and clean up when time allows.
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On 2 Aug 2019 at 15:41 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:
In July 2019, you made 1000+ (actually, over 1700!) contributions to our Shared Tree! I commend for your time and effort. Keep up the great work!
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