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Jeg er så fornøyd med at du kommer innom min slektsweb. Jeg har forsket siden 1968 på familiene Midtlyng og Meistad, og siden 1977 på familiene Angell og Jentoft, med alle disse slekters forbindelse til våre forfedre. Familiebildet til venstre er familien til mine oldeforeldre Lorents Eriksen Lund og hustru Kjersti Johnsdatter Einum, og deres barn fra venstre ????????????????

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I'm the chosen in our family. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow I know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us.". How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do.

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Bastian Mortensen

Tradition tells us that three brothers, Bastian, Jakob and Gabriel, came to Norway from France, just before 1690. They belonged to the Lutheran faith. Now we are unsure if this is correct, so there is a lot that is uncertain here!

Nils Persson Meistad

Den eldste stamfar, vi kjenner til, for våre slektninger fra Nedgard-Meistad i Børsa, er Nils Persson Meistad, født ca 1628, fra Naustan. Han var en husmann på gården, mens Ottar var bruker på gården i perioden 1612-1676. Nils Persson var av folket til Ottar, og ble oppfostret på gården, men mer vet vi ikke om hans forfedre. Nils ble bruker av Nordigard-Meistad i perioden 1665-1673.

Thomas Angell

Teksten din om ovennevnte stamfar, sted eller referanse går her.

Anders Rasmussen Jentoft

Anders kom fra Gentofte utenfor Kjøpenhavn, og er stamfaren til alle Jentofter i Norge.


The Bones of My Bones

The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before. 'It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before.' by Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943.


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