Welcome to Genealogy
Need research assistance? I can help ! Specializing
in American-Norwegian genealogy.
CLIENTS ARE interested in finding their roots. Normally, the starting point
is to find the background of their Norwegian ancestors. Mostly the descendant
has got the immigrant’s name, year of birth and parish of birth in Norway. Without
all these facts, a successful outcome of the research is less likely.
WHAT CAN BE found for each client is depending to a large extent on the
conditions of the church records in question for the specific assignment. The
church records’ quality varies a lot from parish to parish – some are very good,
but unfortunately some have even been destroyed (by fires etc). However, the client
is guaranteed a successful outcome of the research; I will not charge anything
for unsuccessful searches.
AS FAR AS POSSIBLE searches are
performed directly at THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF NORWAY in Stavanger, were
I have access to, an enormous amount of original records. I am therefore well
able to assist you whether your ancestors lived in one spot or moved about a great
THE STANDARD OFFER includes six hours of research, enough
to find the names, the dates, and occasionally the professions of your emigrating
ancestors’ immediate family (parents and grandparents). Of course, you can assign
more hours, depending on how far back in your family history you want
to go. Normally, most new clients begin with this standard offer, where the full
information on three generations is provided. EXPLANATION OF PROFESSIONS
and other typical Norwegian conditions from the emigration epoch are always included
in the research report.
PREMIUM OFFER: Some client want a complete
family tree as far back as possible. Basically there are two options:
1. To research a family tree, consisting only of parents, grandparents,
great grandparents, and so on.
2. To research a complete family
tree, consisting not only of spouse, parents, grandparents etc, but also your
parents' siblings and their spouses, and so on for each concecutive generation.
This is quite a time consuming option. Between these two extremes there is a whole
range of research alternatives. With a bit of luck, it is possible to reach as
far back as to the 1600’s.
I look forward to assisting you with all
your research needs. Please, do not hesitate to contact
me with any questions.
fee for complete genealogical research, record searching and consultation is
$30.00 (U.S.) per hour, plus expences**.
Every case is different, and no genealogist
can predict how many generations of any given family can be discovered. However,
I will quote the price before the work is done. I guarantee not to exceed the
quoted fee. You would receive a report when your bill approximately equals your
authorization, and I would include a advisement of whether further research might
be worthwhile. I will never proceed with any work until I have received authorization
Guarantee: I will not charge anything for unsuccessful
searches. No-Find = No-FEE.
Expences include costs of wire the payment;
no additional charges for travel to The National Archives of Norway in Stavanger.
DO YOU need to know before you can become a client of Ancestry Research Norway?
The only required information is the name of the Norwegian-American immigrant.
However, it is also recommended to know at least some of the following facts –
birth year, birth parish, name of parents, name of siblings, year of emigration,
age at the time of emigration, departure port in Norway etc. The more information
you have, the faster I can provide you with a research result.
OF CHARGE, I always makes an initial search to see if a research outcome would
be successful, in other words if the emigrant could be found based on your information.
If the initial result is positive, you can make an assignment of your choice to
Ancestry Research Norway. Please, send
me an email including all your information, and I will contact you within
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