Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1804 Birth Record for Sjur Torgersen in Voss, Norway

This week's Tuesday treasure is the 1804 birth record for Sjur Torgersen in Voss, Norway:

The birth record is on the right-hand page, third from the bottom:

I cannot read. translate or transcribe this record clearly.  What I can glean from it is this (I think!):

*  Date:  19 August 1804
*  Father's name:  Torjer Olsen
*  Mother's name:  Anna Siursdtr
*  Parent's farm:  Tungeteigs
*  Child's sex:  Male
*  Child's name:  Siur
*  Sponsors or witnesses:  Isaack Tormodsen, Gielle; Lars Sottve; Ole Ericksen Molsterteig; Guri Aadsdtr Gielle; Asogier Sottve

The source citation for this record is:

Voss (Vangen) Parish Church (Voss, Norway), digital images, Arkivverket DigitalArkivet, scanned church records (http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read : accessed 13 December 2013), "Voss: 1780-1810, Ministerialbok A9," births and baptisms, page 221, Sjur Torgersen birth entry.

It seems like just months ago that I found these records online but it's been over three years - time sure flies when you're having fun!  I captured these records and wrote about the process in Finding Norwegian Church Parish Records in DigitalArkivet Website (dated 12 December 2013).  I also crafted some source citations then too - the process and result is in A Source Citation for Anna's Death Record in Voss, Norway (posted 13 December 2013).

Sjur Torgersen was the son of Torger Olsen and Anna Sjursdtr, and was born 19 August 1804 on Tungeteigens farm, Voss parish.  He is my wife's second great-grandfather, who married Brita Olsdtr in 1850 in Voss, through their son Torger Sjursen Leland.


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