This is the Church in Vestre Slidre, Oppland County, Norway. It was here that Sigrid Olsdtr Kvale was baptized on 5, May 1882 and confirmed on 13, June 1897. Sven Severson was also confirmed in this Church on 3, May 1892. Many Trøyflat ancestors were baptized, confirmed and married here.
Here is the Church from Hemsedal, Buskerud County, Norway. This is the site of many baptisms, confirmations and marriages for ancestors of the Grøthe families.
This is the Church in Svatsum Parish, Vestre Gausdal, Oppland County, Norway. It was here that Randine Johnsdtr was baptized on 16, February 1879. Her mother, Olea Olsdtr, was also baptized here on 2, May 1858 and confirmed on 7, June 1874. Both of Olea's parents were also baptized in this Church.
This is the Church at Hegge Parish, Øystre Slidre, Oppland County, Norway. This is where Sigrid's mother, Guri, and her maternal grandparents were baptized and married.
This is the Church at Volbu Parish, Øystre Slidre, Oppland County, Norway. This is where Sigrid's maternal grandfather, Nils Nilsen Jørstad, and his ancestors were baptized and married.
This is a photo of the congregation of Sigdal Lutheran Church which was located near Elbow Lake, Grant County, Minnesota. This was the Church where Randine was confirmed on 19, November 1893. The Historical Society of Elbow Lake has the actual Church book records in their library. It was from these records, which are written in Norwegian, that I was able to learn where Randine and her Mother, Olea, actually came from in Norway.
Here is the Church at Stavang, Svanøy Parish in Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway. Samson Standal was confirmed here on 28, September 1879. All eight of his siblings were confirmed here, too. Although the actual Parish was named Kinn at this time, this Church was nearest to the farm Standalen.
Here is the Catholic Church in Boos, Mayen-Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Boos was the Parish Center for this area of Mayen-Koblenz. Peter Schneider was baptized here on 12, May 1854 and Barbara Krebsbach was baptized here on 7, June 1867. This is the site of most Schneider and Krebsbach family baptisms, marriages and funerals.
The Helgheim Church in Jølster, Sogn og Fjordane. This where Birte Olsdtr, Sam's maternal grandmother was baptized.
This is the Ålhus Church in Jølster, Sogn og Fjordane. This is where Birte Olsdtr's parents were married.
Historic drawing of Naustdal church in Sogn og Fjordane, circa 1875.