Sør-Trøndelag, Norway to America: Our Norwegian Ancestors - Linda Schwartz



Sør-Trøndelag to America 





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Trondheim Emigrant Protocols:
Støren Prestegjeld
Røros Prestegjeld

Parish Records:
Støren, Soknedal, Budal, & Horg

Støren Cemetery

Trønder Links

Trøndelag Mail List 

Trønderlag of America

Churches of Trøndelag





Horg Kirke - Midtre Gauldal (c) 2001 Linda K. Schwartz Singsås Kirke (c) 2001 Linda K. Schwartz

Flå Kirke, Midtre Gauldal (c) 2001 Linda K. Schwartz

Støren Kirke - Midtre Gauldal (c) 2001  Linda K. Schwartz

Budal Kirke (c) 1999 Linda K Schwartz

Sør-Trøndelag to America

Our Norwegian Ancestors

The first wave of migration from Norway to America began with the departure of 52 people on the sloop Restauration in 1825. By the mid 1800's, they were followed by thousands of other Norwegians who were seeking new opportunities, more space - especially the chance to own land. Although these emigrants settled in various parts of America and Canada, many, like my great-grandparents (Ments Arntsen Skaarvold and Gunhild Ellevsdatter Rognesli) who came from Sør-Trøndelag, settled in the midwest states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, North or South Dakota. My Skaarvold great-grandparents came from the parish of Støren in Midtre Gauldal Kommune. 1900 - Mike & Gena Score Family Here is a list of the parishes in Sør-Trøndelag.

When I started this web site in 1997, I had no idea what a fascinating journey I was about to start.  Through much research and the help of many, I have found hundreds of Norwegian ancestors and many many new "cousins," both in the U.S. and in Norway.  And in spite of all I have learned and read, there is always still more to find, translate, read, and explore.

Within this web site, you will find information about my Sør-Trøndelag ancestors and those of many others.  To be consistent, I have used their farm names as surnames. These families were found primarily in the parishes of Støren, Horg, Budal, Singsås, and Soknedal.

Some of the Sør-Trøndelag surnames included in the pages of this web site are: Skårvold, Skaarvold, Rogneslien, Rognes, Gunhildsøien, Refset, Refsetås, Storrø, Bones, Bonesvold, Røttum, Folstad, Kjelstad, Rambrudt, Rambraut, Staverløkken, Heggvoll, Vagnildaune, Aune, Aasenhus, Løkken, Haanshus, Voll, Bordal, Sætereng, Soknes, Haugen, Indset, Øyan, Øyen, Øien, Røsbjørgen, Kirkvold, Enodd, Bogen, Buset, Aarhaug, Nyhus, Kirkvold, Garli, Garlimo, Vinsnes and others.

On the Surnames page you will also find 4- or 5-Generation Ancestor charts for many emigrants from Trøndelag. Some are related to me and some are not.  Regardless, through my research, I have information about all of them in my growing database. For many I have additional information about their ancestors and descendants.

If you have a Sør-Trøndelag connection, please feel free to contact me.  

Trønderlag of America web site:  http://www.tronderlag.org



My other web sites:

Trøndelag Mail List
Trønderlag of America
Norway Genealogy
Dunn Co. WI GenWeb
The Tremble-Sawyer Families
Schwartz Family Record

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"They shall not grow old

As we that are left grow old.

Age shall not wear them

Nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun,

And in the morning,

We will remember them."

In Memory of my Sister

Carol Tremble Barresi 

Dec. 20, 1951 - Feb. 7, 2002

Nov. 2001


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Last Updated: 01 Feb 2012 01:22 PM -0600