I recently scanned some photographs from our 1999 trip to Scandinavia, including a visit to Oslo and Voss in Norway. I am posting some of these photos.
This is a photograph of a visit with two of the current residents of Liland farm on the western end of the Vangsvatnet lake:
On our 1999 trip to Scandinavia, we were blessed to connect with Bjorg Liland, who was our tour guide in Voss, and had family connections with the owners of Liland farm at the west end of the lake. Linda's maiden name is Leland, so this was the farm from which her family name was adopted in the 1870s.
The persons in the photo above are (from left): Linda (Leland) Seaver; Inge Liland (Liland farm resident); Bjorg Liland (tour guide), Guri Liland (Liland farm resident).
My notes about this visit include:
"Bjorg had arranged a meeting with Inge Liland (age 90, who had the Voss bygdebok, and was sharp as a tack!) and her daughter Guri Liland. Bjorg is a 4th cousin-in-law of Guri's. We did not go to the working farm, since the workers were away, but went to the new house next to the working farm - it was a beautiful home! We had a very pleasant visit with them including a lunch.
This was really one of the highlights of the trip for Linda, and she finally understood the power, and fun, of connecting with distant cousins.