GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
As stated on the
home page, the primary intent of this website is to publish genealogical
information that we have already obtained, and hopefully to
gain new information in return. Equally important is
establishing contact with living relatives through internet exposure,
both in the USA and in other countries. Our ancestors emigrated from
Norway, Sweden (by way of New Zealand), England, Ireland, Scotland, Holland,
Germany, France and possibly some other countries of which we are not yet
aware. Both Jan and Jerry have recent immigration roots as well as
roots going back to some of the earliest settlers in New England and
New Amsterdam in the early 1600s.
The following items
are pertinent to this site, and particularly to the information contained
in the databases:
- Limitations on
the database: The information included in the database is limited
to 20 ancestral generations going back from Jan and Jerry. some of the
collateral descendancy lines are included. As of this writing (1 February
2003) this includes 7,485 individuals. This carries the lines back
to the 1400s or so, so all known immigrant ancestors are included.
- Source and Reference
Data: As with all genealogical efforts, this is a "work in progress"
with much to be done and verified. A lot of the original information
was captured from the LDS IGI and Ancestral File, particularly the data associated
with the Remington and Davenport lines. Much of this has been validated
by published family histories which contain primary source references, but
a lot is yet to be done. Many other databases published through the
services of GenServ, Ancestry.com and RootsWeb, among others, have provided
some degree of corroboration, and these are cited in the source listing.
Some information has incomplete source data. This work is in progress,
and future updates will include more citations.
data: The Norwegian information (Larsen and Haugseth lines)
has been principally extracted from bygdebøker covering the kommuner
of Rendalen, Hedmark, Norway, and the Herøy Parish, which has as its
modern kommune center the town of Fosnavåg, in Møre og Romsdal
Fylke in Norway. The use of patronymics is taken verbatim from these
bygdebøker. In many cases, the specific individuals may have
started using farm names as their surnames during the transitioning period
between about 1850 and 1938. The Swedish information (Larson - Nilsson
lines) is partially validated from a copy of the journal of Ola Larson (Jerry's
greatgrandfather). Earlier generations were taken from previous work
that was generated from Swedish clerical survey data.
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- Living individuals:
It is standard procedure (or should be) to limit the amount of information
that is publicly accessible regarding living individuals. For this reason,
living people have generally been excluded altogether.