Wednesday, December 11, 2013

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 286: The Voss, Norway Parish Church

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph taken on our 1999 vacation/genealogy trip to Scandinavia (three weeks in Sweden, Finland and Norway):

Here is a photograph of the Voss, Norway parish church where generations of Linda's ancestral family members were baptized, confirmed, married and buried:

The sign says, in Norwegian, "Welcome to Voss."

Seeing this picture today reminds me that I don't have page images from the Voss parish church record books.  I thought that the microfilm was on permanent loan at the San Diego FamilySearch Library (SDFSL) in Mission Valley.  I will try to spend some time obtaining digital images from the book the next tgime I go to the SDFSL in order to have images to attach to Linda's ancestors in my family tree database.  That is, if the Voss book is still at the SDFSL. I checked the FamilySearch Library Catalog, and it's not listed as available in San Diego (but perhaps they only list the local libraries that are cataloged to date?).  I'll have to check the next time I go to the SDFSL.

While checking the library catalog, I saw that some of the parish register books have been digitized and are available at  That is encouraging!  Now I need to brush up on my Norwegian key words!  Where's my to-do list?

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1 comment:

Grandpa Landmeier said...

Randy, I am always concerned that things that are available today may not be available tomorrow. As a Family History Center Director I was recently required to send certain films back to Salt Lake since British Columbia had removed their public access for those records. I suspect that is why films are on LOAN and not owned by local centers.