Aksel Horvei

Aksel Horvei

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Aksel Horvei
Born 1940s.
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Profile last modified 23 Sep 2019 | Created 12 Jul 2019 | Last significant change: 17 Sep 2019
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Norwegian Native
Aksel Horvei was born in Norway

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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My father's father's father and my father's mother's father's mother came from Evanger https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Voss%2C_Norway
My mother's mother came from Flekkefjord with ancestors also from Mandal and Kristiansand in Vest-Agder and Lund in Rogaland. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Flekkefjord%2C_Norway https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Mandal%2C_Norway https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Kristiansand%2C_Norway
My mother's father's mother came from Gausdal with ancestors also from Fåberg. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Gausdal%2C_Oppland%2C_Norway https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Fåberg%2C_Oppland%2C_Norway
My father's father's mother came from Nesna with ancestors also in Hemnes and Herøy. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Nesna%2C_Norway
My and my wife's ancestors come from most parts of the country, and I have a database of more than 11000 people - mostly 17th to 18th century.
My mother's father came from Romedal. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Stange%2C_Hedmark%2C_Norway https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Romedal%2C_Hedmark%2C_Norway

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Aksel Horvei's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Aksel or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Aksel Horvei: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup G-PF4202, FTDNA kit #320989
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Aksel Horvei: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup U5a1i1, FTDNA kit #320989
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On 14 Sep 2019 at 02:53 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Aksel, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

Pippin Sheppard

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On 26 Aug 2019 at 18:42 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Congratulations on your Pre-1500 badge. Please make sure to add pre-1500 to your followed tags, so that you can help others with questions on G2G.

On 19 Aug 2019 at 14:43 GMT Jim Wiborg wrote:

On the page for Ales Lauritzsdatter Bratt (abt. 1625 - bef. 1705) you observed: "I strongly doubt that any of these people (except for Lauritz Lauritzen) called themselves Bratt." I agree.

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.

Tusen Takk

On 16 Aug 2019 at 06:23 GMT R (Østenstad) Teschner wrote:

Thank you for the evidence that Maritte Gautesdatter couldn't have been Gaute Kane's daughter. There are a ton of probably false family connections like that in the old gedcom-imported Norwegian profiles, so any proof for/against the relationships is greatly appreciated!

On 2 Aug 2019 at 15:41 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hi Aksel!

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!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

On 26 Jul 2019 at 09:34 GMT Mindy Silva wrote:

Hi Aksel

Thanks for joining us! I hope you're enjoying our site and our community. I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Have the New Member How-To pages been helpful or left you with questions?

It's great to have you on board. Enjoy your time here, and good luck growing your branches. If you need help just click on my name you'll be transferred to my profile where you can post a message or send me a private message.

Mindy ~ WikiTree Mentor

When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than us. — Russell M Nelson

On 22 Jul 2019 at 01:45 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Aksel,

Congratulations on being Pre-1700 certified!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordination is essential. Thanks for joining the Norway Project.

Debi ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

On 12 Jul 2019 at 11:09 GMT Deb (Lewis) Durham wrote:

Hi there, Nils!

We are delighted to welcome you as a full member of the WikiTree community!

Please start with our New Member How-To pages. They will save you time and energy as you add profiles.

If the links in emails don't work correctly, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

If you have any questions, please ask as I am always happy to help!

Deb ~ WikiTree Greeter

P. S. By clicking on the tags you follow, you can see which other members share your interests. You may find a long-lost cousin!

Additional tags and/or expanded comments can help you connect with more members. For help with tags, please click here.

On 12 Jul 2019 at 09:24 GMT Ludwig Kraayenbrink wrote:

Hi Nils,

Before we can confirm your membership, we need to see that you are interested in genealogy. Please edit your tags and comments to add a little more about your genealogical interests.

For example, add a new tag with the surame "Horvei" and tag comment "Interested to collaborate to expand the Horvei ancestry family tree".

If you need to contact me, click the link to my name above this message.

Thanks very much! Ludwig ~ WikiTree Greeter

On 12 Jul 2019 at 09:18 GMT Ludwig Kraayenbrink wrote:


This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree. To contact me, click the link to my name, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Ludwig ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section of your profile page.

Aksel is 32 degrees from Tanya Lowry, 25 degrees from Charles Tiffany and 24 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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