Family Genealogy
Thursday, February 28, 2008
 

My gg-greatmother, Thora (Toro) Guulsdatter Glesne, came over to the United States with her family which included my g-grandfather Erick Gunhus in 1849. She died probably in the year 1850 which would make her my first Norwegian ancestor to die here in America. Several years ago I emailed one of the Norwegian Ancestry forums for information about her family. If I received anything I thought it would be about just her and maybe at the most three generation preceding her. What I received back was a file listing her and her ancestors as far back as 50 generation which I found simple astonishing. Norwegians though keep excellent church and paraish records. Based on this information I was able to determine that at least some of her very early ancestors came from Sweden. I have also found reference to ancestors being born in Finland and Ireland. The vast majority of it is written in Norwegian which I don't read. The picture is a listing of some of her ancestors.
 
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