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Posted - 10/02/2019 :  19:25:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am looking for Romseland farm. I have old maps (~1969) showing it near Skjold, but I am unable to make any useful comparison between these maps and what I can find online.

I am planning a trip with my father in June. We plan to visit Skjold and Haugesund, to visit churches and graveyards. I would love to find the family farm as well.

Two of my great-aunts compiled a lengthy family history with the help of a researcher at the Rogoland Historical Society in Stavenger, Norway. That researcher said that my great-great-grandfather came from a family in the shire of Ryfylke.

My great-great-grandfather, Lars Christophersen Romseland was born 21 November 1829 at Romseland. He was confirmed in the Lutheran Church on 11 Nov. 1847. He was married in Torvastad Church in Haugesund on 8 April 1851 to Knudiane Knudsdr. Bo. The priest in Skjold angered in the church register: “Emigrated to America 11th April 1853.”

Lars was born to Christopher Torgersen Romseland, who was born in 1795. Christopher was married in Avaldsnes in 1822 to Anna Larsdtr. of Skeiseid. They had 12 children. In 1851, Christopher gave 2/3 of the farm to his eldest son Torger and 1/3 to Lars. But it is believed that Lars did not live there, as there was no trace of him there at this time.

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Posted - 10/02/2019 :  19:49:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a map reference to Romseland in Tysvær. I am not sure of this, but my guess is that everything marked 83/something was part of the original Romseland farm

Edited by - ToreL on 10/02/2019 20:48:31
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Posted - 10/02/2019 :  20:05:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, that is also what I found on a different map site. Here it is listed as Romsaland, SKJOLDASTRAUM.


Edited by - AntonH on 10/02/2019 20:13:11
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Posted - 10/02/2019 :  20:35:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Skjoldastraum is more informative, it is the part (perhaps postal address) of Tysvær municipality where Romseland/Romsaland is located.

Edited by - ToreL on 10/02/2019 20:43:27
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Posted - 10/02/2019 :  23:52:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Perhaps a visit to the Island Karmøy and Avaldsnes Church
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Posted - 11/02/2019 :  23:35:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The postal address for the farm you are searching is Romsalandsvegen 31, 5567 Skjoldastraumen
Typing that address into a GPS should guide you directly to the farm.

Actually, Christopher & Anna had 13 children. The main farm where they lived was sold out of the family in 1855. At old age, Christopher moved to Haugesund. In 1865, he lives with his daughter Astrid in Haugesund.

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Posted - 20/08/2022 :  10:38:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I am curious if you made the trip to Skjoldastraumen, and if you had success visiting the Romsaland farm?

I am also a descendant of the Romsaland family. My Grandmother's great grandfather immigrated to the US. Torger Eriksen Svinelid, his mother Børla Torgersdatter Romsaland.

I have been recently looking into visiting this area as well, to discover my family history. I googled and came across this site, and your post. I hope to hear back, if you still check this forum.

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