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Posted - 18/05/2021 :  01:14:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello, I am Lauren and I am new a member of this site. I would love to correspond, learn about my heritage, and if im lucky meet some cousins. My grandmother was full Norwegian and originates out of Oppland, Norway. Majority of people in my tree are out of Oppland. I have pictures of the Lyshagans, Sandbeks, Oleruds, and Walhoods-not sure how they came up with this name.

Currently researching Oluff Ostensen 1614-1666-my 9th great grandpa-Gran, Hadeland, Norway. I THINK he was married to Aste Oluffsdatter,1615-1670. Is there any sites that I am able to find some super old sources or documents from the 1500-1600's?

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Posted - 18/05/2021 :  02:03:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well you are pushing the limits of most of the easily searched records when you go back into the 1600's. The parish records for Gran stop at 1707. There is a census, "Vicar's Census 1664-1666, no. 7: Hadeland deanery" that is searchable.

RA, Vicar's Census 1664-1666, no. 7: Hadeland deanery, 1664-1666, p. 141-142

Have you tried the Bygdebøker for Hadeland. I see there are four or five of them available.

But based on these comments form Roots Web, they may not be of much help.


No bygdebook has been written for Gran

Hadeland is a region in Oppland, consisting of three rural communities at the southern
end of Randsfjorden: Jevnaker, Lunner and Gran. A bygdebook has been written for
Hadeland but it contains general history only, with no farm histories or genealogy
Published by Hadelands bygdebokkomite, 1932 - 1953
4 volumes "

There are tax and probate records that go back to about 1600 but they are not the easiest things to use.

Edited by - AntonH on 18/05/2021 02:56:55
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Posted - 18/05/2021 :  07:35:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Edited by - jkmarler on 18/05/2021 08:18:50
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