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From: "Ron Bestrom" <>
Subject: Finding Farms and old County names
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 14:00:06 -0800

This site has a database covering "the following volumes of O. Rygh's series
on Norwegian farm names: 1 through 17. These volumes cover farm names in the
following modern counties (fylke) Østfold (Smaalenenes amt), Akershus og
Oslo (Akershus amt), Hedmark (Hedemarkens amt), Oppland (Kristians amt),
Buskerud (Buskeruds amt), Vestfold (Jarlsberg og Larviks amt), Telemark
(Bratsberg amt), (Aust-Agder (Agdenes amt),Vest-Agder (Lister og Mandals
amt), Rogaland (Stavanger amt), Hordaland (Søndre Bergenhus amt), Sogn og
fjordane (Nordre Bergenshus), Møre og Romsdal (Romsdals amt), Sør-Trøndelag
(Søndre Trondhjems amt), Nord-Trøndelag (Nordre Trondhjems amt), Nordland
(Nordlands amt) and Troms (Tromsø amt). The names in parenthesis are the
older county names used in this database. The remaining volume (18:Finnmark)
will be added in a few weeks time."

The best way to find your farm is just put in the first 2 (or 3)
letters of the farm name and the wildcard (*) and the database will find all
the farms having those letters.

i.e. Farm Name: St*
I am looking for the farm Stenbråten. This search will show me all the
Norwegian farms that could be it, .....Stenbraaten, Steenbraaten, etc.

Ron Bestrom


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