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Besteland Bestland Genealogy

Eivind Knudsen Besteland and Gyro Olsdatter Tveiten left their home in Setesdalen, Norway, and sailed on the Columbus from Christiansand to New York, arriving August 19, 1844. They settled in Dodge County, Wisconsin. In 1855 they moved to Filmore County, and later Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. They were soon followed by other family members.

Genealogy

Pictures

Links

The Digital Archive of Norway, Digitalarkivet,offers, online, Norway census, church records, ship's lists, passport records, emigrant records and Norwegians listed in the 1880 census of the United States.

DIS AUST-AGDER

Karla's Norway List page. Be sure to read Neal's Newby Notes by Neal Hofland.

John Føllesdal's Ancestors from Norway

The Solem, Swiggum & Austheim ship index

J.P. Fagerback's genealogy site English Norsk. A thousand thanks to J.P. Fagerback for translating this site.

Visit Tami Jensen's Troms site or Karen Redd's Finnmark site.

Maps

Norway

Aust Agder

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