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Baptism Records--Biri or Snertingdal/Seegard Church


Casey Smedstad

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Hello, 

 

We are traveling to Norway in August 2022 and we are visiting many of the churches and areas our ancestors attended and lived in.  I am trying to determine whether my ancestors attended Seegard church/Snertingdal local parish (I believe these have the same name since the church burned down in 1994?) or Biri parish.  Both churches share the same record books.  I am assuming they would have attended Snertingdal/Seegard based on the location of the farms they lived on (Gjosti and Snartum) but if someone can confirm that fact I would greatly appreciate it!

 

Tusen Takk from Minnesota! 🙂

 

(1) Baptism of Ole Olsen--page 10--#102--born Sept. 27, 1843

https://media.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/8945/10

 

(2) Baptism of his mother Randine--#51--born August 8, 1822

https://media.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/9297/54

 

(3) The marriage of Randine Evensdatter and Ole Olsen--#9--April 17, 1843

https://media.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/8945/204

Does the "S.k." mark under the date stand for "Snertingdal Kirke"?

 

 

 

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(1) Ole was baptised in "S.K." 3

 

(2) Randine in "Seg. K."

 

(3) in "S. K."   Snertingdal or Segard kirke, yes

 

I do not know this district.

However, from reading, it seems that

- "Se(e)gård" is the location (farm) where the church is built, while Snertingdal is the valley ("dal") and sub-parish ("sokn").

- both names have been used for the church.

 

The church from 1781 burned in 1994. A replacement was completed in 1997

http://www.rolfsteinar.net/snertingdal/seegard/seegard.htm

 

Edited by Ivar S. Ertesvåg
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