I've been chasing a name I thought was my mothers great-grandmother only to discover there is a different person listed on someone;s genealogy site associated with all of the children, including my mother's father's mother. So now I am wondering about a woman named Jane Sample. I have never heard the name until twenty-four hours ago. Any ideas about this. Association says its Norwegian, but looking it up it says it is Norman-Saxon and French origination.
Donna Rae (Burn(e)s) Trogstad's Great Grandmother on her father's side. Her father's name is Albert (Alpha) Ray Burns. I discovered in a couple of records that it looks as though the spelling got changed from Burnes. Albert's father, Joseph Isiah Burnes and then his father Isiah Burnes, Jane Sample was his wife. Birth c.1780
Side note question...why are our post in the month of April?
Hello! All of those links are ones I entered onto the web. But thanks. I know they are working.
Another Wikitree user has Jane Sample as a person married to Isiah Burnes (maybe Brynes). I believe some other link has them in Indiana. I think what I am learning is the war may have unsettled them. I found something that said Isiah was discharged in Washington D.C. out of a Minnesota regiment. I thought that was interesting and tried to track it but could not get anything from it, just a lot of other people's history.
But Burns and Sample are not obviously Norwegian names... they will not be in Norway records. Start with Donna's father and track the familles back in US censuses and records to learn what country(ies) they originally came from. That would better help you to find the right area to research in.