28 February 2008

Nineteenth century Norway

From a Russian photography blog, an interesting album of colored photographs of Norway in the nineteenth century. This would correspond to the time period when half of my ancestors emigrated from Norway to America. In 1982 I went back with family members to the fjord where the original family farms were (the Fjaerland Fjord, a branch off the Sognefjord). Some family still living there were able to give us a family tree full of Endresons, Andresons, Olsons, and Torsons to an Endre Distad born in 1623. When we visited, the road around the fjord wasn't much better than the one illlustrated in the album.

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