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Through this guest book you can present yourself for or send a greeting to people visiting the Haugalandet net site. Even family have been found this way!  But remember: Most visitors here on this site have connection to the Haugesund region in south western Norway (Haugalandet, Sunnhordland, Ryfylke).

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October 24, 2016: Julie (Riisoe) Ackerman, USA 
My grandfather was Johannes Johnsen Riisoe and he came to the United States in 1884 from Haugesund, Norway.  His father was John Thomassen Risoen
(1814-1892).  He and his brother, Jens Thomassen Risoen, 1807-1855) have streets named after them on the Risoy Island, which they owned for many years,
and it was called Risoen Island.  It is off the coast of Haugesund and is connected by a bridge that was dedicated in 1939 and the ribbon was cut by my
grandfather's brother, Simon Risoen.  I have the full history of my family and also of my grandmother's family - Kolsto.  I also have many photos of
the oldest generations on down to the newer ones and would share those with anyone in the family who is interested.  My name is Julie (Riisoe)
Ackerman and I live in Offerle, KS 67563 at 121 N. Main St. We visited in 1994 and I have two cousins who I am still in touch with that live in Haugesund. 
Contact me if you are interested in filling me in on information I don't have, or if you would like to see what information I have to share.

Email: julieackerman@hotmail.com / Adr: Offerle, KS 67563 at 121 N. Main St.

December 6, 2015:  Inger Vormedal Nybø,Høynesveien 145  4280 Skudeneshavn

Jeg heter Inger Vormedal Nybø og er født i Stavanger i 1949. Min far Reidar Johan Vormedal var enebarn.  
Min kjære bestefar kalte seg Svend Vormedal, men i følge dåpsattesten het han Svend Josefsen Myge Thorsen. 
Han vokste opp på  Vormedal sammen med sine 13 søsken, hvorav mange emigrerte til USA. 
Mine oldeforeldre het Josef og Ragnhild, og hadde en liten gård på Vormedal.
Jeg bor nå på Karmøy og kan kontaktes dersom noen i min familie er interessert i kontakt.

Febr 21, 2013: Nena Braathen, Sechelt, B.C., Canada

Greetings to all in Haugesund: My name is Nena Braathen from Sechelt, B.C., Canada. I have never been to Haugesund but I am planning a trip to Norway this summer and hope to do so.
 

My great-great Grandparents were born in Haugesund as well as their "14 children".

The parents names were: Reinert A. Jorgensen (a school teacher) and Caroline Nilsdatter. They were married at Herrods Sogn Sept. 19, 1844 by the Pastor Bugge.

He also Baptized their many children.

Reinert Jorgensen died  and Caroline with two of her children emigrated from Norway in 1871 to the US. The elder sons were already living in Minnesota   and wished  for their mother to join them.

I suppose I am curious if I have any family connections still in Haugesund.

 I would be interested to hear from anyone who has the time to connect with me.
 

Meanwhile "hilsen" and greetings from the West Coast of Canada.

e-mail: ncbraathen-A-dccnet.com  To use the email; Exchange -A- with an @


Jan 25, 2013: Christine Diel, Rhinelander Wisconsin 54501

Hello!  Can anyone inform me of the name of an orphanage (from the 1800’s) which was located in Haugesund?  From what I have found, my great grandfather worked there in the late 1890’s possibly.  His name was  Andreas Hell Ervik (Hillervick). He may have been a minister, he was trained as a deacon in Oslo.  I cannot find any history of an orphanage in Haugesund.  Someday I’ll get over there to visit all my distant cousins in Holmestrand!! Thanks!

Christine Diel
christine-A-dielinsurance.com
To use the email; Exchange -A- with an @

SVAR SENDT: Haugesund Barnehjem ble etablert 1882, og nettstedet redaktør har funnet bekreftelse på at diakonen og hans kone var styrerpar der i 1897-98. Dette er meddelt Christine Diel. Hvis noen vet mer, vennligst følg opp.... 


2013


April 08, 2012: Doug Winscot, Puyallup, Washington, USA

Greetings Everyone.

My Name is Doug Winscot and I live in Puyallup Washington, USA. I am doing family history work and am working on my stepfather’s line which was Gustav Hustvedt. He was born to Karl and Anna Hustvedt on Nov. 30, 1906 in Vikedal. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Gus has four stepsons, five daughters and numerous descendants. I will share.

My email address is: doug.winscot-A-gmail.com  To use the email; Exchange -A- with an @

Thanks for guest book and being able to share.

Doug


April 08, 2012: Lynette and Sigurd Norman Haugen, Utah, USA

Happy Easter to all our friends and family in Norway.

 

Norm & Lynette Haugen
email: lynnorm-A-msn.com  To use the email; Exchange -A- with an @

 


March 20, 2012: Axxel Knutson [KNUTSEN], 197 Mountainview Rd., Warren, NJ 07059


Hello - My grandfather Lauritz Knutsen immigrated to the USA around 1880 and ended up in the mining area of upper peninsula of Michigan.  He, and my ancestors going back to at least 1542 came from Karmoy.  I have visited once and I am interested in anything historical about Karmoy from WWII era to the Viking era.

Axxel Knutson [KNUTSEN]

email: axxel-A-optonline.net  To use the email; Exchange -A- with an @


Jan 20, 2012: Åge Førre, Slater, Iowa


Hei Eirik!
Må vel begynne med, GODT NYTTÅR!!  So, it looks like it has been 15 years since you started this, how time flies !! I Remember well the joy we felt when your website came about and we got to see pictures from our “old” homeland and region ! Since those first days we have been blessed all along with superb information as to what is happening locally and around haugalandet . Now and then we got to see someone we knew from the time we lived in Førresfjorden, and that brought this website closer to home !
 
I can not THANK YOU enough for all the work you have done for us “utvandrerar”!! Thank you also for showing us around our old home town Haugesund when we were there as a family group !
I realize you are very busy with your job, we appreciate the time you do spend for our pleasure !

Your friend ,
Åge Førre,
Slater,Iowa


2012


2011

Sep 23 - 2011:  Sildakongen Arvid Otto Sildenskiold Mørch
Staa paa Eirik Gode.
Vi Sjoefolk ELSKER nettstedet ditt.
Best regards

OTC
Arvid Otto March


Feb 05:  Tore Forsberg, Sannidal, Norge
I 1959 mønstret jeg på MS Ogeka Bakke som maskingutt. Skipet gikk fra Oslo (Grønlia) den 4. september til vestkysten av Sør-Amerika.  Vi snudde ved Puerto Montt og ferden gikk samme vei tilbake til Oslo hvor vi ankom ca 20. desember. Feiret min 17-årsdag på Nyhavn 17 i København på vei sørover. Som "sarping" gikk jeg under navnet "Sarpsborg". Den andre maskingutten ombord het Knut Knutsen, fra Haugesund - samme navn som rederen men neppe i familie med eieren. Hyggelig hvis noen fra mannskapet ville sende en hilsen til tore@forsberg.no


Jan 05:  Peter Bredel, Pommelsbrunn, Bayern, Deutchland
Hei, min navn er Peter Bredel. Jeg er fra Tyskland og sted er Pommelsbrunn i Bayern.

Venlig hilsen
Peter Bredel
PS: Jeg snake og skrive litte gran norsk


Svar til / Answer to:   peter-bredel @ t-online.de
- Fjern blanke foran og bak @ for å bruke mailadressen
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2011 start


2010 end

Dec 09:  Jan Didrichsen, York, England
I am trying to trace two women called Bjorg and Randi originally from Haugesund who worked in London in 68/69 . I visited them in Haugesund in the summer of 1969 with three friends ,Pete, Jim and Philip. We spent some time at their family’s lovely summer house by the sea gorging on fish , frying sausages over open fire and rowing on the fjord,  a great time. Would like to make contact again ,please get in touch if possible:

Extra Dec 10: I cannot remember their surname but they worked in London in 68/69 (as au pairs ) ,they were close friends , probably borne between 1948 -1950. Bjorg’s family had a summer house by the sea outside Haugesund  I enclose two pictures ,one of each, taken in 1969 (Ask for pictures to eirik@hec.no ) .

I think they spent some time in Oslo after returning to Norway

Autors notice Jan 5, 2011: Bjørg and Randi are now found and are in contact with Jan Didrichsen

Answer to:   jan @ jhunterdid.plus.com (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)


Oct 20:  Shawn Wakefield, Auburn, California, USA
Greetings from Auburn, California, USA.  I was in Haugesund in 1983 and visited with some cousins from the Hamre Family (Christian Tonneson Hamre 1836 and Berta Marie Olsen Hamre 1838) while there.  Would love to return again.

Shawn Wakefield
ophirboy  @  yahoo.com   (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)

Sep 30: Leroy Bates, 105 Cherry st. Pine Grove PA 17963, USA

My great grandfather came to the US in the late 1800's. My grandfather was born in the US but moved back onto the Ostebovik/Hattervik island in Norway as a young boy. His name is Clarence Hattervig. My mothers name is Clarice who is Clarences and Hilma's youngest daughter.

lbates  @  pgasd.com  (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)


May 17: Sigurd Norman Haugen, Hawaii, USA

From Hawaii, we wish all our family and friends in Haugesund and Bergen a happy 17th of May.  We wish we could be there to celebrate it with you.

Norm & Lynette Haugen



March 29: Solfrid Todd,
Slater,Iowa, USA

Det er saa hyggeligt og komme paa besoek til Haugalandet paa denne maaten!!! Tusen, tusen takk for du gjoer det muligt  for alle oss some  er knyttet til det omraade fraa barndomsaarene. Bildene er fantastiske…. dei fleste er tatt av plasser jeg er godt kjent med….saa det er som jeg har meg en minitur “hjem”.

Avisene leser jeg flere ganger i uken ogsaa….Saa igjen…..Mange Tusen Takk, Eirik for HAUGALANDET.NET

Masse hilsen Solfrid Forre Todd
toddfam @ huxcomm.net
 (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)


Jan, 15, 2010:  from Hamburg,Germany We will come to visit Haugesund (Tittelsnes) in mai 01.05.2010 for fishing only. Want to see this fabulus Country again.

best wishes
Oliver Liedtke


2010

Dec 24, 2009: Sigurd Norman og Lynette Haugen, Utah, USA

Julehilsener til alle mine venner og familie i Haugesund.
Mitt fjerde besøk i sommer til min favorittsted ble toppet med en spektakulær seiltur rundt i området med en spesiell venn. Ser frem til flere besøk i fremtiden. Jeg håper dere alle får alle en riktig God Jul og et godt og fremgangsrikt nytt år.

Norm og Lynette Haugen
West Point, UT

USA


Des 22, 2009: David W Kearin, Australia

Can anyone please give me information regarding Arne R. Lomeland of Ovregarten 109. Haugesund.
I have not received any e-mails since 14th July 2009..

Please reply to davelle @ aanet.com.au  (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)
My sincere thanks to anyone who can supply me with this information.

Regards    David W. Kearin


Dec 20, 2009: Sildakongen Arvid Otto Sildenskiold Mørch, Den Persiske Gulf

Gode Sildavenner paa Haugalandet.
Sender en hilsen fra Qatar hvor jeg arbeider som Offshore Trafic Controller and Coordinator. Det er en grei jobb paa Al Shaheen Oilfield , p.g. 5 uker paa og 5 uker av.

Jeg har stor glede av aa lese Haugalandet.net og takker Eirik for hans alltid gode artikler om vaar region. Likte spesiellt godt den om Urter. Meget godt skrevet og historisk interessant.

Paa denne enkle maate vil jeg oenske alle Sild og Kulturvenner paa Haugalandet en God JUL.

Mvh. Sildakongen Arvid Otto Sildenskiold March.


June 28: Olav Larsen og Nga Thi Kieu Nguyen, Saigon, Viet Nam

Hvert år i Saigon (siden 2005), det er planen. Gjerne to ganger, om mulig. Nå er det sommerferie, og vi dro fra Haugesund akkurat da nordavinden ga seg (?) og det ble sommervær på Haugalandet. Det er regntid, her, men ikke påtrengende. Ble skikkelig våte på vei på motorsykkel fra mor Me Lao Ba Ba, men stakk innom Café Nha Trang i gata vår og tørket i løpet av 45 minutter, mens vi koste oss med tradisjonell kaffe (ca fe sua nong) og varm sjokolade.

Med MacBook og epost, Skype og IP-telefon, er det null problemer med kommunikasjonen. Vi har med oss hjemmenummeret, og det koster ikke noe å ringe til Haugesund (eller resten av verden, for den saks skyld). Snakket nettopp med Rolf H., som melder om flott vær.

Hilsen til slekt og venner i Haugesund og rundt omkring - og alle  andre. Husk å plukke modne jordbær på "Heimen"   :-)

Olav & Nga

olav_and_nga @ mac.com  (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)


June 12: Solfrid Førre Todd, USA
Tusen takk  for “Haugalandet” Eirik!  For alle oss som  er glad i dette nydelige omraade, er det en plass vi kan besoeke naar som helst. Jeg setter veldig stor pris paa de nydelige bildene….jeg kikker paa dem igjen og igjen.

Jeg liker godt og lese avisene ogsaa, det hjelper meg og vedlikeholde morsmaalet mitt!

Vennligst  hilsen,
Solfrid Forre Todd


June 11: Terry Walsh, ??
Looking for Robert H F Cain. worked on M.S. Lars Meling home port Haugesund circa 1962 under capt J Rasmussen.

Please get in touch.

email: mrterry @ me.com  (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)


May 17: Sildakongen Arvid Otto Sildenskiold Mørch, on board the "Knock Nevis", Qatar

Sildakongen helsar adle Haugalendingar og håpar at de har hatt ein strålande og god 17. maifeiring.

Helsing Sildakongen Arvid Otto
Sildenskiold Mørch
P.T Qatar P.G ombord på
www.knock-nevis.com  (verdens største båt)

email: sildakongen@gmail.com


May 03: Runa Adelsten Jensen, København, Danmark

GRATULERER med seieren i Det Store Korslaget! Flotte fremføringer, nydelige sanger og smittende glede gjorde god reklame for byen og regionen vår - dere vant fortjent mot verdige og dyktige konkurrenter. Enda en grunn til å være stolt av opphavet vårt. Kjempe-gilli!

Patriotiske hilsener fra
Runa Adelsten Jensen

E-mail: raj @ kabelmail.dk   (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)


March 15:  Dee Dee Kolste Messier, Reno, Nevada, USA

My name is Dee Dee Messier,Reno, Nevada, USA.  My great grandfather was born in Haugesund 11 August 1875.  He came to the United States in 1901 and settled in the state of Montana where he farmed for the rest of his life.    

I have been doing geneaology research but know nothing about Ole Kolsto. 

By the way, I was lucky enough to see parts of Norway three years ago.  I think it is the most beautiful place I have ever seen.  I know there is only a remote chance that anyone will be able to help me with this, but I though I would try anyway.

Thank you. Dee Dee Kolste Messier

E-mail: messidd @ hotmail.com   (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)


Feb 15:  Menno de Kroon, Koudum, The Netherlands

Hello I am Menno de Kroon

I am looking for Willy and Wenche Pedersen. Lately I found a postcard from them. On the card was written that they had moved from Holmegt-2 to Austmannaveien 4c. Around 1977 I was in Haugesund with a ship called Fosserina. We (Menno de Kroon and Floris Roell) have had much fun with them. For anyone who read this and knows the family Pedersen as well follows some details which can help to recognize. At that time Willy had a job at the shipyard. The had two children. Morton and a girl named ?. The daughter was born 21-3-1978. They will be about 58 ears old. I hope that somebody can tell me something about them.

My address is:

Menno de Kroon
Gerben Ypmastraat 21
8723 CP Koudum, The Netherlands

tel. 0031.521995 or 0031642986711

E-mail mjdekroon  @  wanadoo.nl   (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)


Feb 09:  Randi Knutsen, USA

Hello: Hey, lots of time has passed since my last greeting!! So, I would love to connect again with some of the people I knew while I lived in Haugesund.  Jeg gikk pa Rossabo skole og naturligvis tenker tilbake til de gode, gamle dagene!! *S*  .. specielt naa da vi begynner a bli litt gamlere.. ikke mye,,bare litt,,, *lol*!! Sa, vear saa snill a skriv noen hilsner,, om hvordan alt gaar med dere der i Haugesund!!! 

speech1  @  hotmail.com   (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)

Hilsen, Randi Knutsen



Jan 11: Connie Forre Rankin, USA

HI--My name is Connie Rankin.  My grandfather, Gunder Gunderson Pedersen Forre was born in Haugesund in 1878 and came to America at the age of 19.  I am trying to locate any relatives that may be living in that area. I also believe some lived around Oslo.
I am planning a trip to Norway this summer and would appreciate any help.  You may contact me at

crankin  @  telebeep.com   (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)

Thanks.
Connie (Forre) Rankin
 

Jan 2: Darryl Hamre, Alberta, Canada

Hello from Alberta, Canada.  My name is Darryl Hamre.  I had posted here before inquiring if anyone had information regarding my extended family, as well as our history. 

Below is a brief description of what I do know of my families history in Norway.  If anyone has any interesting information, or if you are my relative, please contact me.  I would also be glad to fill in any blanks as to what happened with my family after reaching Canada, via Minnesota USA, to any family overseas as well.  My e-mail is dhamre@canopycanada.net.

Thanks again, and Happy New Year

Darryl Hamre

MARTA LARSEN was born 1807 in Bergen, Norway. She married OLE OLSEN who was a lumberjack

Their son KRISTIAN TØNNESSEN HAMRE (my great great great grandfather) was the owner of a tannery and shoe factory in Haugesund, Norway. (Address: Sørhaug 3d Langgades øvre Side 42.)

KRISTIAN and his wife, BERTHA had children:

Tønnes (my great,great grandfather), Bertine, Martinius, Kristoffer, Berger

The following other people also lived at the tannery:

       Shoemaker Apprentices:
       Karel Knuden, Iver P. Askeland, Ole Rasmussen, and Torjer Torbjørnsen
       and their Servant Margrette Thorsen
       Tanner:

       Ole Skakland and his wife Oline Hansen
       and daughter Berentine Skakland
       and their servant Berte Tønnesdatter

TØNNES OLAI HAMRE (my great great grandfather) was born August 15, 1860 in Haugesund, Norway, and died February 21, 1947 in Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada.

He married OLGA OLINE NESHEM October 26, 1882 in Haugesund, Norway


 

2009



2008

 

Nov 17: Cody Waage Watson, Belgium (Arizona, USA)

Hello to Haugesund!  My mother's maiden name is Waage.  I have heard that our relatives form Haugesund had a shipping company.  I visited last year, but only for a short while and I had no luck in finding relatives.  My family now lives in Arizona, U.S.A but I have just recently moved to Belgium, just a bit south of you all.  If anyone has any ideas on how I could contact other Waages from Haugesund let me know.  Tusen Takk!


Skål!             
Cody
 


Nov 03: Weverton Leite – Brasília - Brasil

Boa noite, Galera!  A cidade parece ser muito calma. Diferente daqui onde há muita gente e a vida é bem mais agitada. Deve ser bem interessante as ruas nos meses de inverno aí. Quem sabe, um dia vou visitar essa cidade.
weverton  @  hotmail.com   (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)


Sep 07: Leif Forre, Chicago, IL, USA

Greetings to all of my family in Haugesund and Førre from Chicago, Illinois!

I'm back from my trip to Oslo and I had a very wonderful time! I'm sorry I didn't get over to the west coast to see everyone. I promise that my next trip will be to the west coast to spend time with all of you. Maybe instead of travelling alone next time, I will bring my dad with me. It would be great to see everyone again!

-Leif

[mailto:leiferik @ sbcglobal.net]   (removes spaces around the @ to use the adress)


Aug 14: June Davidson, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hoping to find some relatives...
My grandfather , Karl Johan Thorsen, was born in Utsira,14 July 1859, christened 7 Aug 1859?? He was a sailor and married Elizabeth Jane Planciers in Cardiff, Wales. I also believe he had a half brother who was a lighthouse keeper (last name, possibly "Hansen"??) who either moved to US or South Africa??
I have an old address of "cousins" as follows - Ingevald Klovning, Utsira, Haugesund, I know Aunts & Uncles of mine (Evans & Thompson family) visited Norway many many years ago. I would love to find some relatives. I am living in Calgary, Alberta Canada. If anyone has any connections/ ideas/leads I would love to hear from you, June Davidson

 

June 27: Judie Erickson, Minnetonka, MN USA

I would like to be in contact with any descendants of Knud Johannessen Hemmingstad (born 19 Sep 1819 in Hemmingstad) from Haugesund area. He married Marthe Halvorsdatter Danielsen in Skaare on 14 Jul 1870.  He was my great grandfather and his son Hans Andreas Knudsen Hemmingstad (born 14 Jul 1873 in Haugesund) was my grandfather.  Hans immigrated to the US with his brother Mandius (born 18 Jun 1871 in Skare) in 1894.  Knud was previously married to Anne Karine Jensdatter Litlesand and has at least 5 children.  One daughter, Anne Katrine or Anne Cathrine, married Mads Valentinsen Rossebø and immigrated to America.  I would like to find out more  about the   Hemmingstad family in Norway.  I have some records and a copy of a letter from Knud which he wrote in 1899 to his son, Hans Andreas who resided in Minnesota.  Please feel free to e-mail me at jvh999@msn.com if you have any information or are related.  Thanks. 


May 27: Lasse Svelland, Al Faz Del Pi, Spania

Hei på dere der oppe i det høye nord; Skriver til dere i fra Spaniens land, og vil bare få lov til å sende dere varme hilsener her nedenfra. Mitt navn er Lasse Svelland, og bor i Alfas del Pi, og har faktisk bodd her nå på det niende året. I dag ser jeg at været i Haugesundregionen faktisk er bedre angående solen, men tempen ligger her på rundt 23-24 gr. og faktisk nå så går det en regnbyge over oss, men det fine med regnet her nede, er jo at det stopper etter en 5 minutters tid, og ikke fortsetter i ukevis. Vel - vil bare få lov til å sende dere mine gode ønsker om en god og varm sommer til dere der oppe, og hvis noen vil sende meg noen ord, så har jeg følgende mail la-sv@telefonica.net eller aalman@yahoo.no . Så takker jeg av for denne gang. Med vennlig hilsen i fra Lasse Svelland i fra Solens land...


Mar 9: Jerome Vikse, Spicer, Minnesota, USA

I am Jerome Vikse from Spicer,Minnesota USA. My great grandfather Gaut Vikse came from Vikse Norway in the late 1800’s with his family to Minnesota.

I hope to visit the Vikse, Norway area in the next year or 2. Would like some contacts from there soon as we are having a Vikse family reunion in July.

My e-mail address is jmvikse@tds.net


Mar 5: Leif Dahl-Hansen, England

Hilsen fra Leif Dahl-Hansen i England.

LeeDH06@aol.com


Feb 26: Mauricio Pavez, Chile

Hallo
Takk for la meg vet hva skjedde i Haugesund, altid er bra aa vet hvordan det gaar med den by hvor jeg bodde et aar.

Hilsen Mauricio Pavez

mauriciopavez@gmail.com


Jan 29: Torleif, Lie, Bunbury, Australia

Greeting from " down under "
Gratulerer på  ti års jubileum. Takk for bildene
Håper flere i fra Bakarøynå
 
Hilsen  Torleif Lie
 

 


 

Jan 28: Solveig Morris (Svoldal) , Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Hei fra Kansas City

Jeg kan ikke skrive nok om hva denne nettsiden betyr til meg, det er nesten som jeg er hjemme i Haugesund hver dag. Tenk at det har vaert 10 aar siden du begynte, gratulerer med en jobb "well done".

Solveig Morris

solveig morris [smorris313@sbcglobal.net]
 


Jan 26: Lars Walker, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Gratulerer på ti-års jubileum. Takk for alle bildene.

Congratulations on your tenth anniversary. Thanks for all the pictures.

Hilsen Lars Walker

 

Larry Walker [library@aflc.org]



 

2008




2007

 

Dec. 27:  Robert Hustvedt-Sherwood, Inverness, Florida, USA

Hallo from sunny South Florida. Robert Hustvedt-Sherwood, Sr. 3507 S Dalton Terrace, Inverness, Florida 34452. I am curious about the birthplace of my uncle Melvin Quam's parents. I know they came over to America in the late 1800's or early 1900's. My uncle had mentioned that they came from somewhere North of the Haugesund area. If anyone knows anything about the Quam family in Norway, I would really appreciate any information you can give me.

Rgsherwd@aol.com



Dec. 24:  Marchel and Madeline Nelson, Hollister, CA

Christmas Greetings to our family members in Mosterhamn and Thuestad.

We wish you all the best in 2008!

Hello to Hans G. and Eirik H.  who helped us find them in 2001.

We look forward to a return visit to your beautiful country.



Oct 02: Randi Larsen Myge, Chicago, USA

Greetings from Chicago, hello to all of my family  in Roksund,  Haugesund and Bokn.


Oct 02:  Trond G Alfredsen, Bellingham Washington, USA

Hallo hallo fra Bellingham Washington, USA.

Flotte baater og fin Web side. Jeg har hengende to bilder av Gamle Salten og Gamle Rogaland i mitt "Norway room" hjemme i Bellingham. (Fikk av mitt sosken barn under Sildajazzen i 2005 som bor i Haugesund og som tilfeldigvis er mor til  fotball spiller Christian Grindheim).

Er ofte inne paa Hagesunds Avis og kikker. Min familie er fra Haugesund og Bomlo. Jeg selv vokste opp paa Kvala fra slutten av  1950 tallet till 1967 da vi flyttet til Tonsberg. Har gode minner om Haugesund og Gard Skule.

Haaper jeg kan se meg litt bedre om paa disse baatene naar vi kommer paa norges tur i 2008.

Trond


Sep 18: Kari Holgersen, Wokingham, Berkshire, England

Heia Haugesund

Ville bare sende en hilsen til alle I Haugesund and onske FKH GOOD LUCK i semifinalen.  Var Haugar patriot da jeg bodde der og husker godt den gangen de slo Steinkjaer i semifinalen. 

Lykke Til  !


Sep 18: Hylton Oberst, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, South-east England

I send greetings to all in Haugesund. Tomorrow my wife and I leave England to visit you again, and on Saturday to witness the marriage of our son Robin Oberst to Anne Thorsen in the church at Avaldsnes. We hope for fine weather - but we will be prepared for rain! 

 

Hylton Oberst


Sep 15: Jan Albrecht, van Nijenrodeweg 1109, 1081 EZAmsterdam

My name is Jan Albrecht e-mail janfalbrecht@hetnet.nl

I live in Amsterdam. My grand grandmother came in 1755 from Frederikshald to Amsterdam and she married with my grand grandfather Jochem Albrecht. Her name was Anna Frederica Rames or (Ramus) or (Rammes) or something like that I am looking for here relatives father, mother brothers, sisters and so on I look forward to any information.

Anna Frederica Rames was born in 1724 in Frederikshald and widow of Cornels Cornelisz. It is possibel that she came to Amsterdam earlier than 1755

Editors remark:
Be aware when sending requests to us that this site reaches mainly people worldwide with connection to the Haugesund region in western Norway.


Sep 02: David Rhind, Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful site

David

 



Aug 31: Antoni Wilgusiewicz, Katowice, Poland

Greetings for beautiful girl from Haugesund who I met this summer !
Remember me, Kristin!

Tony
 

July 09: Valerie Reynolds, Texas, USA

Hallo from Central Texas, USA!!

Just touching base regarding my previous message [see below] that I had posted 1.5 yrs. ago. Still searching for information on my great grandfather, Karl/Carl Olsen/Olson. Possibly came from the Tysvaer, Haugesund area. Not absolutely positive on that, but contact with a researcher/friend in Bergen [Lillian... please contact me if you find this message! Please!] shows a family from the Tysvaer bygedeboks that may be my grandfather's family. I have copies of my grandfather's death certificate, and his marriage certificates, but none of them give birthplace information except for naming Norway as country of birth. Have also found out recently from my grandmother that she remembered her father telling her once that one of his cousins was a secretary to King Haakon [sp?] during the early 1900's. Of course she had no name that she could remember. But I thought it was an interesting clue. I would greatly appreciate any information from anyone who knows something on this family. I don't want to intrude on any possible family members, and I don't want anything from anyone, other than to know that I have been able to find my grandfather's family and to maybe learn more about his early years. I can still be contacted at either of these addresses: reynoldsv_5663@hotmail.com  or txreyn5663@earthlink.net

Thank you most sincerely,
Valerie Reynolds

Previous message (Oct 2005):

Found your site several years ago and think that it's great! Hoping that someone will see this and "relate" to my info. Have been searching for info on my great grandfather, Karl ( aka "Carl" and "Carl K." after immigrating to the US) OLSEN or OLSON; b. Oct 1879 in Norway. Parents names were Knut/d OLSEN (OLSON) and "Susen" Sigveson (name was found on Karl's application for a Social Security #). Had a contact in Norway, Lillian K., [haven't heard from her in a long time - Lillian you out there??] who had been trying to help locate Karl's ancestors through bygdeboks that she borrowed, and thought she may have found them... not absolutely positive, but looked promising: Knut Olsen Hundsnes b. 1833; d. 1892; married to Synnove Sigvesdtr Hundsnes b. 1840 (daughter of Sigve Sjursen Hundsnes and Synnove Torbjornsdtr Nedrebo). This family was in the Haugesund area, possibly in Tysvær for a while. Karl came to the US [may have left Norway from the port of Stavanger>Hamburg, Germany>USA] at about the age of 12, possibly in 1892 sometime. Went to live with relatives, but we don't have their names--According to my grandmother, an only child, Karl only referred to his relatives as "Aunt" or "Uncle" in Des Moines (Iowa). Have found no trace of him in Des Moines, but he did live in Webster City, Iowa. Found that he was married to a Millie Olsen/Olson [born about 1882 in Iowa - Her parents were both born in Norway, but I don't have their names] on 13 Sept 1902 in Webster City, Iowa; Testimony given by a J. P. Olsen/Olson..don't know if this is a relative of Karl's or Millie's. Karl also lived in South Dakota, and later went West to Oregon, where he remarried in 1920. He died 5 May 1956 in Warrenton, Clatsop County, Oregon. If any of this is slightly familiar to anyone, please contact me! Would love to find my grandfather's Norwegian family & be able to tell my 85 year old grandmother I found her father's family/home. You can reach me at either: 
reynoldsv_5663@hotmail.com or txreyn5663@earthlink.net  


June 05: Neil Fjeldheim, 11860 Carmel Drive, Lakewood, CO, USA

Hello,  My grandparents emigrated from Haugesund area in the period of 1910-1915, plus several siblings.  Some day I'm coming back as the country looks so familiar even though I've never been...  Mountains and sea, the best of both.  My grandparents have long since passed away, but I believe there are still relatives in the area and the farm still exists.

Facts added June 11:  My grandfather, Bernt Fjeldheim, was the oldest son of Omund Fjeldheim and Ingeleiv Larsdatter Kalveland.  Bernt was born on October 17, 1889.  Immigration records indicate the home town was Skjold.  Other childern included Brynhild, Ragnhild, Lars, Kari, Endre, Emelie, Randi, and Omund.  Bernt, Ragnhild, and Brynhild arrived in New York on February 19, 1908.  Randi, Endre and Omund immigrated later.  I believe the family still owns the farm that all were born on.

My grandmother, Elizabeth Solheim, was born January 31, 1889 in Skaare.  She arrived in New York on April 29, 1910.  Her brother (I think), Lars O. Solheim immigrated with Bernt, Ragnhild and Brynhild.  I know very little of my grandmother's family.  I believe she had several sisters that remained in Norway.

 

Best wishes,  Neil.Fjeldheim@cufund.org

May 31: Kristín Elfa Guðnadóttir, Reykjavík, Ísland

Hei! Unnskyld norsken min, jeg har aldri lært norsk, kun lite av bestemor. Jeg jakter efter bilder og kontakt med familien min, min bestemor var Hanne Sofie Jobsen (15. august 1904), datter av Marta Kristine og Knut Jobsen i Haugesund. Bestemor snakket om onkel Ole og onkel Ingvald (hennes to brödre) og hennes söster var Constanze (Konstansa?) Mine tanter her i Island vet mer om Haugesund slekten og jeg vil spörre dem, men da jeg fant sida ville jeg skrive nu og ikke vente :)

Hilsen, Kristin kristin@ki.is


May 28: Zuzana Jemelková from Czech Republic

This is beatiful country!!!!

zuzana.jemelkova@ruukki.com


May 17: Lars Walker, USA

Happy Syttende Mai to all Haugelanders!

Condolences on your fire.

Lars Walker

www.brandywinebooks.net


 

May 17: Norm Haugen, Utah, USA

Happy 17th of May (Mai) to all my friends and family in Haugesund.  We will see you all in August.

Norm Haugen


May 17: Runa Adelsten Jensen, København, Danmark

Kjære alle kjente i  hjembyen Haugesund,
 
GRATULERER MED DAGEN! Ser på hjemmesiden at dere har alle tiders mulighet for en perfekt 17. mai - med strålende sol og skyfri himmel (og så med litt himslig småkjølighet og frisk nordavind!)
 
Her i København blir det også feiring og kalas med en stadig voksende norsk "koloni". Festgudstjenesten er av samme grunn flyttet fra Sjømannskirken til Christianskirken på Christianshavn, og så går vi alle i tog derfra til Sjømannskirken, hvor der holdes leker for små (og store!) barnslige sjeler, 17. mail tale ved ambassadøren og selges pølser, rømmegrøt, kaffe, brus og kaker av alle slag.
 
MEN... det silregner! Ikke rett ned, men vannrett! Så hva gjør man med bunad og pentøyet da? "Det blir allti ei rå'", sier min kjære morfar alltid - så må vi se om det også blir tilfelle her.
 
Go' 17. mail til alle fra en utflyttet haugesunder!
 
Varme hilsner fra Runa Adelsten Jensen

May 11: Veronica Pipicz , 5000 Szolnok, Hungary

HI, HARALDSHAUGEN AGAINJ

I have no past in Haugesund but diligently building a future !!!!!  Have visited several times and now found here the same pictures from the same views that I liked the best…and my heart began to beat faster… Have spent some days in camping here, followed all the waterflows till the sea, crossed lot gardens and sheep outside, lost around the seashore in the rocks, lost way from Steinstone and so…. and I hope I would still much more… this June to discover more around maybe play golf in KolnesJ… and then back and back again ..I will spend here a part of my pensiontimeJ from next year. Can I find lot blaaber omkring???:)))  Where exactly?

Email: pipiczveronika@yahoo.com


Apr 10: Lisbeth R Larsen, 3531 Krokkleiva, Norge

Hallo Haugesund
Jeg er på jakt etter et bilde av Thorkild Helgesen.Han er sønn av Ingemund Helgesonf 1829 i Fjelberg og Ingeborg Karina Torkelsdatter f 1845 i Røvær. Han reiste til USA og bosatte seg i Brooklyn ca 1906.Han døde der borte i 1938. Hvis det er noen som kan hjelpe meg blir jeg veldig glad.
Vennlig hilsen Lisbeth R Larsen

Email: lislar2@online.no


Feb 03: Gladys Maxey Hicksville, New York, USA

My family was born on the Snorteland farm. I'm Harald Snorteland daughter. He was born November 3rd, 1913.  My daughter and I  came for a visit in Skudenshavn 1995, and we had a lovely time meeting the rest of the family. It is such a beautiful country.  A place I  would like to visit again.  I have a oil painting of the house.

Email: Youngsewnsew@aol.com


Feb 03: Erick Hoversholm, Kentucky, USA

Hoversholm: Please David, Karl, Nils or John Erik, lets re-establish contact

Email:
gracia0723@windstream.net
 


Jan 09: Jane Beard, Parkville, Australia

Hello,
I worked at Haugesund Sykehus in "Recovery" the late 1970's with another nurse from New Zealand (Cathy).  At that time my name was Jane McHugh.  I keep in touch most years with Anna Aase but would love to hear from some
other nurses I worked along side.

If anyone has Anna's email details I would love to have them.

Jane Beard

Email: jbeard@mhri.edu.au


Jan 07: Kari, Schaumburg, Illinois, USA

Soooooooo nice 2 z pic. from Haugesund omradet. Hallo til mine sostre som kommer og besoker meg i mars. Li v   -------Marit ----Vesla --- ( Maiden name--Kjetland. )

Velkommen velkommen til storesoster Kari.-  i Schaumburg.Il. U.S.A.


Jan 07, 2007: Diette Vrooman, Westlake Village, California


I am looking for any family.  My name is Diette Lynn Raadlund (now Vrooman) born in Santa Monica California USA  5 May 1947.  My father,  Willie Egil Raadlund was born in Oslo July 1906, his father was Arnold and his mother Synnova Waage.  He had a sister Ruth (married to Martin Elefson), Bertrum and another brother whom I'm not clear on his name.  My grandfather was in the fishing business in Stavanger.  My fathers brothers were in the Navy and one a government lawyer, I believe.  My father passed in 1956 when I was a young girl and I have lost all connections with any Norwegian family members.  I would love to have any information regarding my family.  I was christened in Trondheim at the old cathedral in 1947.  Please help me if you can. 
 
I have been married to John "Clyde" Vrooman, an aerospace engineer, for the past 35 years.  I have three sons and five grandsons.  I have enjoyed a career in real estate in Westlake Village, California for the past 30 years.  We are planning our first trip to Norway 2007 and would love to meet family members.  Thank you in advance for any information to may provide.
 
Diette Vrooman
2135 Highgate Rd
Westlake Village, California 91361
805 495-7941

2007




2006

 

Nov 27: Pancho Hansen Vik Jimenez, Ecuador

Hello my name is Pancho Hansen Vik. I live in Ecuador, I need to contact any family Hansen Vik in Norge.   

Thanks;  
Pancho Hansen Vik Jiminez
Email:
pancho@hansenvik.com

 


Nov 26:  Lora Torgesen Condon, 4763 Golden Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566 USA

Greetings!  I have family in Haugesund, (Hei! Liv & Ivar!), as well as Vaurhaug,  and Mandal.  I visited these relatives for the first time in Sept. of this year (2006), and I fell in love with this region of Norway.  It is very much like northwestern Washington State where I grew up, in Seattle and the San Juan Islands

My fathers’ family, the Torgesen side comes from Risor, but his mother came from Mandal.  It was a lifelong dream to travel to Norway and meet my Norwegian cousins, that dream has been fulfilled and I can’t wait for my next visit!

 


Nov 10:  David Kearin, 25/266 High Street, Kangaroo Flat, 3555 Victoria. Australia

I should like to get in touch with Arne Lomeland, whom I met in 1957 whilst visiting Haugesund with the British Navy. At that time Arne was a member of the Boy Scout Movement. He kindly invited me home to a meal.  Where I met his Father who was a Schoolmaster and taught English. Arne`s address was  Oregarten.

 It is many years since that time, buy perhaps someone may know of him would be able to put me in touch with him.

 Regards, David Keariny

mailto:  davelle@vic.chariot.net.au


Oct 08: Ian, Anita, Dylan, and Lauren Coury, California, USA

Greetings from Southern California.  My wife is from Torvastad, and we travel to Norway often.  My family and I will be in Norway from October 31-November 10.  We would like to meet you, because we really enjoy the fine work you do, and would like to share a cup of coffee with you.  You can write back to us at IA.Coury@verizon.net.

Best Regards;  Ian, Anita, Dylan, and Lauren Coury


Oct 08: Don Bygness, Pine River Mn. USA

My grandfather came from Bygnes No.  He was confermed in the church at Avaldsnes.  I have received and written letters to Marita Bygnes, who lives near Haugesund.  She has a farm on Bygnes now.  I would like to hear from anyone in the Haugesund area.  Thank you Don Bygness

mailto:hapa@futureone.com



Oct 02: Bertil, Sweden

Hello!
I like to wish for a few pictures from Haugesund, from the -70´th and until today. Hotel la Mer (or Maritim today?)  And the little house in Katanackk where the bus turned, over the see with a garage. If someone understand.

I was working at Hotel La Mer in 1973-74 and I lived in that little hause. Now I like to do sam dokument and a web-side about this. And by the way: If you know any links to some places where I can find the pictures..?
Please help and I will be very greatful.

With love from Sweden. :-))
Bertil


mailto:belos60@bredband.net


 

Sep 04: Andreas Blassczyk, Delmenhorst, Niedersachsen, Deutschland
Meine Frau und ich waren im August in der Nähe von Haugesund zum siebten mal.Haugesund ist einfach Klasse.Ganz Norwegen ist einfach Super schön,und die Einwohner sind Super Nett.Wäre schön in so einem tollen Land zuleben.
 
Ha det bra liebe Norweger
Sabine und Andreas
 
mailto: andreas.bla@gmx.de

Aug 31: T.S, Kristiansund N

Hei !

Jeg ville sende en varm sommer hilsen og  ønske om å se deg  snart igjen !

klem fra  T.S


July 7: Werner, Tourist-Information in Oettingen / Bayern

Hier ist die Tourist-Information in Oettingen/Bayern. Wir Oettinger freuen uns schon alle auf den Besuch unserer Freunde aus Haugesund Ende Juli zu unserer Jakobikirchweih.

Bis bald

Werner

June 26: Curtis Barnett, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.   

I am looking for descendents living in or around Haugesund of Janna Amalie Jakobsen.  Janna was born March 15, 1873 in Velde. Her parents: Thorbjorn Jacobsen Egesbord and Anna Martha Vermundsdatter. Janna came to the United States in 1891.  Her brothers were Wilhelm Andreas Emil, Karl Ludwig, and Thomas Alfred. 

Also Janna had a sister Ida whose married name was Steensnaes.  Her son Prost Hans Steenenaes was a Lutheran pastor to the Norwegian Sailors Missions in the U. S. living in San Pedro, California in the 1940's. He is now deceased.  I am looking for an address or email address for his daughter Veslemoy, married to Dr. Ernst Ornenass.  Thank you very much for whatever help you can give.

Email: Barnettcl@earthlink.net.


June 17: Bryan Hewer, UK

Hello, I live in U.K. and recently purchased two books of postcards from America.

I discovered, when they arrived, that they were all addressed to members of the BLOM family.  Half of the postcards were posted from Haugesund to Brooklyn, New York, between 1906 and 1910. 

The cards show Haugesund at that time.  There was an ANTON BLOM and a BENJAMIN BLOM.  I wonder if any of their descendants still live in Haugesund.

 
Bryan Hewer
 

May 17:  Runa A. Jensen, København, Danmark

Kjære landsmenn - kjære haugesundere.
 
GRATULERER MED DAGEN!
 
Så er det 17. mai - årets største dag. Har kikket på byens webcams her rett før barnetoget; Været ser ikke optimalt ut, men flaggene er til topps, og bunadkledde mennesker er så smått begynt å prege bybildet. Det bringer gode minner fra i fjor, hvor jeg var så heldig å feire dagen i hjembyen - noe flottere finnes ikke.
 
Her i Køben er bunadskjorten klar, og "om lidt" går turen til Den Norske Sjømannskirken, som sammen med Ambassaden står for dagens program med festtaler, kransnedlegging, festgudstjeneste, tog (å ja da - med korps og!), salg av pølser - is - rømmegrøt - spekemat - lefser - kaker og leker for barn og voksne. Innimellom blir det tradisjonen tro kanskje  tid til en tur via Færgekroen i Tivoli. Alt sammen veldig koselig... Men hva kan måle seg med 17. mai i Haugesund?
 
HA EN GOD DAG!
 

Mange patriotiske hilsener fra Runa A. Jensen


May 17: Marie (Ask) Bernhard, Freeport, Illinois  USA

Tusen Takk for sharing the pictures from today's celebration!  My parents, Johan & Anne Marie (Grimstvedt) Ask were born & raised in Haugesund.  I check this web site often...it helps me to stay "connected".
 
Thanks again~
 
Marie (Ask) Bernhard
Freeport, Illinois  USA

Apr 24: Runa A. Jensen, København, Danmark

Til kjente og kjære haugesundere!

Sender dere en hilsen her fra København, hvor jeg har bodd, studert og arbeidet i 26 år.
 

Våren holder så smått på å gjøre sitt inntog her i byen - med skiftevis sommer og vinter - og mens nordmenn, svensker og andre folkeslag kommer for å oppleve "foråret i Kongens København", går mine og andre tilflyttede nordmenns tanker på denne årstiden mot nord: Hva er vel bedre enn våren på Haugalandet, i en hytte på fjellet eller ved fjorden..., eller rett og slett på en rusletur i Haraldsgatå - på vei te' ein kopp kaffi med napoleonskaka på café?
 
Når tiden ikke strekker til å få utløsning for hjemlengselen, er det bra å ta en kikk på byens webcams, som det heter på moderne norsk - det ser flott og himsligt ut!
 
Ha en god vår, dere - og husk å sette pris byen vår!

Med mange hilsner fra Runa A. Jensen

raj@kabelmail.dk


Feb 26: Shelly Vikse, California, USA

Hello, My name is Shelly Vikse. I am 40 years old & I live in Southern California. I saw your photos of Vikse in Norway on the internet. It is my understanding that my great grandparents moved to America from some where near that area. I believe they came from Haugesund but I am not certain. I know VERY little about that area or the people of Vikse or Haugesund. For that matter, I know very little about my great grandparents. Could you please tell me if Vikse is a common last name in Norway? Or is it rare & is there any connection to the place called Vikse and people with the last name Vikse? Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Thank You,
Shelly Vikse
shellyv511@hotmail.com


Feb 20: Scott Jones, 31 Webb DriveRugby, England

Hi,  I would just like to say a warm hello to everyone in Haugasend Norway. I am looking forward to visiting your exquisite looking town next weekend. My trip will only be a short weekend visit to introduce me to the area. I would like to explore the fjords in a trip later in the year when I have more time.

I would like to ask a favor. If there were two things I must see and explore during my weekend where and what would you suggest. I love walking, scenery and photography and seeing different people’s lifestyles any suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Regards Scott Jones

 

ScottJones@GemmaNova.Co.Uk


Jan 24: Brent Jorgens, North Vancouver, Canada

I’d like to get some info on Utsira Island where I am told my grandmothers father was from.  Any web site info would be appreciated.


Jan 16: Karlen Anderson, Ontario, Canada

My name is Karlen Anderson nee Strugnell and I am trying to contact Captain John Jensen of Haugasend Norway, he was Captain of either the Ogeka Bakke or the Martin Bakke in the late 50's sailing between Antwerp and South America, we lost touch when I moved to Trinidad West Indies, and if possible I would like to find out if it is possible to contact him again. I now live in Ontario Canada, and my email address is karl.anderson@sympatico.ca
Any information would be gratefully recieved. Thank you
Mrs Karlen Anderson
 

Jan 02- 2006: Pancho Hansen-Vik, Ecuador

Hi my name is Pancho Hansen Vik, I live in Ecuador, I need to contact any family Hansen-Vik in Norge.   
Thanks  (
pancho@hansenvik.com )     www.hansenvik.com

2006




2005

Dec 27: Elin Røkkum,  Norge

Hei alle kjente og ukjente i Haugesund/ Karmøy.. ja tenk som tiden flyr nå er det 9 år siden vi forlot Vestlandet. Ønsker dere alle ei fin romjulstid og ett godt nytt år! Hilsen Elin Røkkum med fam. ( e-r-nord@online.no )
 


Dec 16:  Søren Solskin, Danmark

Jeg kommer fra Danmark og har jobbet på en platform der hedde Kvite Bjørn i ca. et halvt år. Jeg elskede at være der og jeg er sikker på, at det er den bedste by i Norge, at gå i byen i og vi var meget velkomme over alt. Jeg savner byen så helhed. Hej med Norge  ( s.solskin@kabelmail.dk )
 

Nov 23:  Jan Korsman, the Netherlands

Hi from Jan Korsman (Netherlands), email  address changed jan.korsman@wanadoo.nl
I am looking for ctc Wrangell shipping company to see to get a photo of their MS Minerva. I was a radio-officer on the ship around 1962.


Thanks and happy xmas all !!


Nov 18: Darryl Hamre, Alberta, Canada

Just browsing around on the internet tonight and decided to find out a bit more about my family.  My great-great grandfathers name was Tonnes Christiansen Hamre.  My name is Darryl Hamre and I am in Alberta, Canada. 

If anyone is interested in filling in some blanks in between please e-mail me at dahamr@hotmail.com

Great site!!!

Oct 12: Erick Hoversholm, USA

Greetings from the shores of Lake Michigan's Little Bay De Noc.  I had the wonderful suprise of meeting a family from Norway-also residents of the "U.P."  Please drop me an email, I am readying myself for retirement and a trip to Norway in the coming years.  Any of the Norske Hoversholms-lets re-establish our communications.  I look forward to recieving some email from my family across the pond and from my fellow YooperNorske.

Uff Da!

Erick Hoversholm


Oct 10: Stan and Pet Hansen, USA ?

We are looking for relatives of my husband's family in Norway.  His father Conrad (born Konrad Edvartsen Vasdal ) emigrated to the Craigmyle area of Alberta Canada in 1926.  His mother's parents emigrated we think from Stavanger  to Churches Ferry North Dakota USA in 1907.  Their names were Ole and Lena Aaserud.  They moved to the Craigmyle Alberta Canada area in 1909.  We would love to hear from any family left in Norway.

( phansen1@telus.net )
 


Oct 09: Valerie Reynolds, USA

Hei from Central Texas, USA!! Found your site several years ago and think that it's great! Hoping that someone will see this and "relate" to my info. Have been searching for info on my great grandfather, Karl ( aka "Carl" and "Carl K." after immigrating to the US) OLSEN or OLSON; b. Oct 1879 in Norway. Parents names were Knut/d OLSEN (OLSON) and "Susen" Sigveson (name was found on Karl's application for a Social Security #). Had a contact in Norway, Lillian K., [haven't heard from her in a long time - Lillian you out there??] who had been trying to help locate Karl's ancestors through bygdeboks that she borrowed, and thought she may have found them... not absolutely positive, but looked promising: Knut Olsen Hundsnes b. 1833; d. 1892; married to Synnove Sigvesdtr Hundsnes b. 1840 (daughter of Sigve Sjursen Hundsnes and Synnove Torbjornsdtr Nedrebo). This family was in the Haugesund area, possibly in Tysvær for a while. Karl came to the US [may have left Norway from the port of Stavanger>Hamburg, Germany>USA] at about the age of 12, possibly in 1892 sometime. Went to live with relatives, but we don't have their names--According to my grandmother, an only child, Karl only referred to his relatives as "Aunt" or "Uncle" in Des Moines (Iowa). Have found no trace of him in Des Moines, but he did live in Webster City, Iowa. Found that he was married to a Millie Olsen/Olson [born about 1882 in Iowa - Her parents were both born in Norway, but I don't have their names] on 13 Sept 1902 in Webster City, Iowa; Testimony given by a J. P. Olsen/Olson..don't know if this is a relative of Karl's or Millie's. Karl also lived in South Dakota, and later went West to Oregon, where he remarried in 1920. He died 5 May 1956 in Warrenton, Clatsop County, Oregon. If any of this is slightly familiar to anyone, please contact me! Would love to find my grandfather's Norwegian family & be able to tell my 85 year old grandmother I found her father's family/home. You can reach me at either: 
reynoldsv_5663@hotmail.com or txreyn5663@earthlink.net  
Thank you so much,    

Valerie Reynolds
 

Sep 20: Susan and Andreij

Hello. We are going to visit your town for a weekend and wanted to see the pictures. Thanks.
Susan and Andrei

http://www.bbc.co.uk/

 



Sep 3: Marchel and Madeline Nelson, Hollister, California, USA

We are writing to say how much we enjoyed our recent trip to Haugesund (along with visits to Oslo and Bergen).  It is a lovely, small town, with warm and friendly people.  Our stay at the Best Western Neptun Hotel was especially pleasant, great service, very good breakfast.  We are also grateful for the warm reception by our Gjerde cousins of Mosterhamn and Thuestad cousins of Karmoy, which we met for the very first time.

The good times spent together were very special to us and will long be remembered.  We also thank Eric of this site for putting us in touch with Hans Gangsto who researched the family for us.  Meeting Hans and his wife Kirsten was great.  We knew Norway was a beautiful country but to visit  in person, and experience the loving kindness of family, really reinforced that fact and we  look forward to coming back.  
 

July 13: Geir Stensund, Østliveien 91, 1389 Heggedal

Hallo

Min bestefar, Olai Olsen Stensund, drev i sin tid Dampkjøkkenet (1915-17) og Centralkjøkkenet (Sørhaugsgata 114 ved Landmanntorvet)  i perioden 1917-43/44. Jeg er på jakt etter bildemateriell fra disse husene – helst fra den aktuelle perioden – samt ev. annonser og avisomtale fra samme periode. Finnes det noe arkiv for denne typen stoff, manuelt eller digitalt? Ev. forslag til hvem/hva jeg bør kontakte.

Jeg er for øvrig selv født i Haugesund i 1951, men har ikke bodd der siden 1960.

Hilsen Geir Stensund

E-post: gstens@online.no

Tlf. 66797122, Mobil 41426790


July 04: Helle og Peter Schink, Moorschlag 25, 24866 Busdorf

Familie Steinsvik!

Vi haber i alle sammen har det bra.

Mange hilsener fra Slesvig sender ,

Helle og Peter Schink


Jun 05: Ingrid, Frank Annemiek Peter (og gamla Molly) Veerman, Dordrecht, Netherlands

We like to say to Svein Erik Ervik and Berit Ervik (address Austmannaveien), who were our neighbours in Dordrecht (the Netherlands) for almost a year: vellkommen hjem i Haugesund.

Today (5th of June 2005) you will be back in Haugesund but we Ingrid, Frank Annemiek and Peter Veerman are missing you so much. You became from neighbours our dear friends!!!!!!

We hope you see this little message before you leave to Hammerfest!!!!!!!.

We will come to Haugesund and vist your city!!!

All the best,
Ingrid, Frank Annemiek Peter (og gamla Molly) Veerman
Van Ravesteyn-erf 111, 3315DJ Dordrecht, Netherlands  


Mar 22: Lauren M. Finnegan, Chester, England

Hello to all my family in Haugesund. Last Name is Lodden or Amundson

Email: "Lauren Finnegan" <
lfinnegan@chestercity.com>

Feb 14: Rachel Tanner, Canada

To whom it may concern:

I live in Canada and am searching for any family members from Norway. My father passed away several years ago but told us before he died that the last name we are using is not our last name. When my great grand father came to Canada he could not speak english so on the papers he put the family name of the farm which at the time was Waage. My father told us this and that our last name should be Bernardsen not Waage. Most of my fathers family have since pasted on and I am not sure as to whom we are looking for but in any case we would like to fill our family history. I remember my grandfather was named Gunwald but he was born in Canada and I do not have my great grandfathers first name. if anyone out there has any info, please send it to me. 

Email: rtanner@shaw.ca


Jan 20: Jorma Ranne, Kiertokatu 20 as 23, 28130 Pori, Finland

Hilsen og godt nyt år 2005 til Stolt-Nielsens Rederi A/S, Haugesund, og alle mine gamle kompiser fra Nordsjöen.

Email: jormara@dnainternet.net


Jan 01: Knut + Kristine Fjeldheim, 1279 Lakshore Park Place 1 b. Marquette ,MI. 49855 U S A.

Onsker alle venner og bekjente i Haugesund og omegn en riktig god julehelg og ett godt nytt aar.

hilsen Knut G. Fjeldheim , Kristine Fjeldheim ( Titti}

Email: Knut Fjeldheim [knutfj@charter.net]

 

2005




2004

 

Dec 24: Larry Serhus, 11002 Hammily Blvd, Houston, TX 77043-1900, USA

My aunt Mabel A. Serhus, 91, sends her love to our family in Norway. We have been trying to locate our family in Norway for many months, if you knew any of the Sorhus family, please contract us.  We got out of touch about 40 years ago, with Mabel's last visit to Norway.

Our branch of the family came to America about 1890's. 

Thank you!  God bless us all!


Dec 18: Marilyn ??, United Kingdom

LOOKS ABSOLUTLY BEAUTIFUL - WILL VISIT NEXT YEAR
 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Nov 18: Emma Kelly, Liverpool, England

Hi     
I am interested in finding out about one of my ancestors who came originally from Haugesund.
His name was Gustav Lindo and he left Haugesund and settled in Liverpool at the end of the C19th beguinning of 20th century. I believe the family went back to Norway for a short while before WW1, but then came back to Liverpool.

I am particularly interested in learning about the surname 'Lindo'. I can't seem to find out where it comes from, what it means etc. Any ideas??

Thanks      Emma Kelly

Nov 15: Jennifer Pebbles (??), USA

Hello,  I am looking for my father, Arne Magnussen or Magnus or Manus (not sure about spelling.)  He is from Haugesund, Norway and has a sister living in the U.S. named Elsa Knutsen (married to a Val Knutsen.)
Arne visited Detroit, Michigan in 1967 to 1968 where he worked for Val Knutsen.  Elsa is my aunt and I am trying to locate her as well as my father, Arne Magnus(sen.)  I have been told that I look exactly like my aunt Elsa by people who have met her.  She is probably in New Jersey, Michigan, or Florida. 

Arne returned home to Norway sometime in 1968 and still lives there.  There will be a reward offered for information that leads to the location of Arne Magnus(sen) or Elsa Knutsen.  Please reply at your convenience if you know of anything that would help me.

Sincerely,  Jennifer

pebbles@swfla.rr.com


Nov 1: Cheryl Hoium from Laporte, MN

I am researching my husband's ancestry.  I have not been able to find anywhere that has the Sveio bygdeboker.  Does anyone know of any place in the US that has these books?

A great-grandfather (Arent Gabrielson Nilsen Valen) was born in Nov. 5, 1857 in Valvaag and his wife  (Gunvor Marie Lear) was born Aug. 29, 1866 in Tittelsnes.  I have some additional information that should help if I can locate these books. 

 Thanks.    (document@arvig.net


Oct 24: Helen Curtis, Liverpool, England

Hello Haugesund from Liverpool

My dad  (Tony Curtis) lived in your town but sadly died aged 40, 20 yrs ago this week, buried up by the little white church. 

Fond memories of a lovely little town

helencurt@aol.com


Oct 11: Lasse Svelland, Spania
Ja, ja nå er det faktisk over et år siden sist vi sendte noen ord til dere der oppe i det høye nord, sitter nå på mitt private kontor, klokken er 11.30, og solen skinner fra skyfri himmel, tempen er 25. grader, ja det er skjønt, tempen i svømmebassenget er 26.gr   Er nå på vei ut til en plass ved navn El Zisne, en plass hvor folket samles på søndager for å høre litt gladjazz, og gå litt rundt å tusle blant snurrepiperier og andre interessante ting, her finnes nemlig litt av hvert for en hver person, som har sansen for å søke litt inn i skuffer og skap, ja her finnes alt i fra mopeder, biler, malerier,antikviteter, gode kjøp på filmer på dvd`er VHS og CD`er, ja her er alt , ja nesten alt, men det viktigste er som sagt gladdjazzen, den må vi jo få med oss, så får dere ha en fortsatt god høst  til dere alle sammen der oppe, og hvis noen har lyst til å sende meg noen ord på min mail, så har dere adressen her,  
la-sv@telefonica.net   eller der kan gå inn å se min side via.  Litt forandringer er det på sidene, men de virker fremdeles.

Vel - med dette en fortsatt god dag, nyt den, med vennlig hilsen i fra Hild og Lasse Svelland, i fra Alfas Del Pi / Alicante Spania......  Eurosunspain.comhttp://www.eurosunspain.com/Svelland/startsiden.          htmla-sv@telefonica .net     Telefonene er forandret, mine er nå 0034 626653520 / 0034 966814101... 


Oct 01: Ernest Suddaby, Hull, England

MY NAME IS ERNEST  SUDDABY, AND I WAS AN EX TRAWLER SKIPPER FROM HULL ,  AND I WAS THE REGULAR SKIPPER OF THE HULL TRAWLER "GAUL" THAT WAS LOST NORTH OF NORWAY IN  1974. FOR MANY YEARS I HAVE WANTED TO EXPRESS OUR THANKS THROUGH THE FAMILY  OF THE LATE KARRE RICHTER HANSEN WHO WAS THE AGENT FOR ALL THE HULL AND GRIMSBY TRAWLERS THAT VISITED  HONNINGSVAAG, HE WAS HELD IN VERY HIGH ESTEEM, AND I FEEL THAT I SPEAK FOR  ALL OF US HERE IN HULL AND GRIMSBY WHO KNEW HIM SO WELL, GOOD LUCK AND BEST WISHES TO ALL HIS FAMILY.

MY ADDRESS IS....ERNEST SUDDABY,,,,,9.BUSH .CLOSE.

SUMMERGROVES ,,WAY ,,  HULL .HU4 6SP.  ENGLAND

Sep 16: Timothy Larson, Plankinton, South Dakota, USA

My name is Timothy Larson from Plankinton, South Dakota. My Grandfather was baptized Ludwig Johann Ostenson Gismervig in Rowe, Illinios. His father was Ole Gabriel Larson and his father was Lars Ostenson Gismervig.

Ludwig’s name was Americanized to Lewis J. Larson.

I have more info that goes back farther but am looking for the info of when this family came to the USA and on which ships they may have used to get here.  My Aunt gave me a handmade wooden chest of drawers that she said came from Norway and I am trying to find its tracks if they exist.

Would also be interested in info of where these relative landed and their journey to Illinios and onto South Dakot

Thanks to anyone that can help with this search.

Tim  (theowls@siouxvalley.net)


Sep 02: Ethel Smedsvig McGuinness, Pocono Lake, PA. USA

Both parents from Haugesund - Signe Emilie Myge and Oluf Benjamin Smedsvig.

Do I have any realtives there who might know of me and would be willing to be in touch.  It would be great.  Thanks and Hilsen til alle.

Reply to: GraceEthel@aol.com

Sep 02: Reidar Østensen, Vancouver, Canada

Happy 150th. Haugesund! Long live the most beautiful city in Norway. Any "Lubbesild" on the Silda table?

Will visit soon

Reply to: scottroadbrewing@telus.net 

Aug 13:  Torsten Baier, near Lübeck, Germany

Hei:  Greetings from Germany to Haugesund

I visited your city 2 weeks ago – it is a lovely small city – and I had immediately the intention to stay for ever…. It was a wonderful day, warm weather – so we visited liten affären i ga°gaten, havn, riksmonument and so on. We drank a tasteful coffee in a small bakeri and I bought a CD from the (local ?) band VAMP.

If I could have the possibility to work in or near Haugesund so I would move. Should anybody read this statement, who can offer work to me,  he should not hesitate to contact me.

I am 41 years old, studied mechanical engineer, worked as administrator, at the moment as a sales representative for laundry services, speak German, English, Russian, little French and Swedish. Have knowledge in teaching people, are able to work as involved in a team as alone.

I wish the best for Haugesund and hope to be there again soon.

Torsten  

mailto: tobaiko@gmx.net


Aug 06: Fredrick Irvin Hoversholm,  Wi., USA

Hello to David Hoversholm and family, Karl Hoversholm and family in norway, and Nil's Hoversholm and family, and J. E. Hoversholm, and Kristina Moore and family(Hoversholm) in England. We send our best wishes to you all, to David and Karl it was so nice to meet you, and for David Hoversholm who brought the Hoversholms in Norway and England and the USA togethor, thank you my brother. Love, Fred Hoversholm and family from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. USA

Fredrick Irvin Hoversholm
3839 Boardwalk St. Condo 2,
Eau Claire, Wi. 54701-8420, USA
Home 715-833-9626, Cell 715-829-9674**

Reply to:  Fredtetsuhover @ earthlink.net


July 04: Cindy Ross, Missouri, USA

My name is Lacinda (Cindy) Lee Bortvit, Ross. I live in Nixa, Missouri.  I know I have family in Norway, however would like to reach them and get to know them.  Bortveit and Bortvit are the two spellings I have found so far.  Nils Bortveit was my great grandfather, and Bernard Bortvit was my grandfather, Larry Bortvit my father.

Please contact me at 417-353-3614 my cell ph. or email me , or write me a letter:

Cindy Ross
706 Dyann Dr.
Nixa, Mo. 65714

Thank you.

mailto (remove spaces): cindy_ross37 @ yahoo.com 


July 04: Erick, Grace, Kyra and Kortney Hoversholm, Michigan, USA

Greetings to all the great people of Norway, with special greetings to our distant cousins the Norway Hoversholm's.  I have relocated close to the water in Michigan, you can take the Norwegian out of Norway, but you cannot take Norway out of the Norwegian.  Although my Grandfather traveled to the United States to begin a new life, I hold our Norwegian heritage in great regard.  God Bless

Erick, Grace, Kyra and Kortney Hoversholm
Gladstone, Michigan
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 May 19: Ann Karin Nesse Lande, Spania

Hola amigos…

Når hjemlengselen melder seg er det godt å ta en rundtur på Haugalandet via nettet. Kjempeflott! Vi sender en hilsen til kjente og kjære hjemme i byn, Haugesund. Vi gleder oss til å flytte hjem etter et år i Spania. Borte bra, men hjemme best!

 

Hasta Luego fra Ann Karin, Ann Magrith og Amanda Christín Nesse Lande,

pt. Ciudad Quesada, Spania.

aknlande @ start.no (fjern mellomrommene foran og bak alfakrøllen for å bruke adressen)


April 21:  Bill Monsen, St. James (Long Island), NY, USA

Hello, My name is William Dagfin Monsen and I live in St. James, New York. It is located on Long Island about 70 miles east of New York City. I visit Haugesund almost every day on this site. I check the weather and think back at the wonderful time I had visiting my relatives on Karmoy and the Sildfest we went to back in 2002. My father came from Haugesund and I could easily move there if I didn't have my family here. Thank you for your web camera shots.

Bill Monsen

Reply to (remove spaces): William.Monsen @ NGC.com


April 10: Odd Fredrik Johannesen, Florida, USA

Eirik,    Interessante bilder, spesielt for oss gamlinger som husker litt tilbake og ser kontrastene i det nye som vokser fram.   Håper alle de positive tilbakemeldingene motiverer deg til å fortsette oppdateringene fra Gamlebyen  -  bildene med det nye kameraet kan ikke bli bedre, og tekstene er midt i blinken!!  Er tilbake på beach'en her i Florida etter et par gode för påskeuker i Haugesund, kjekt å hilse på deg igjen og stå på med Haugalandet.net.

Odd Fredrik Johannessen 

Reply to (remove spaces): OFJINUS @ aol.com


Mar 17: Linda Erlandson, Dayton, MN55327, USA 

Dear Rydland’s: Hello my dear cousins!  I miss you all very much and hope you are all doing well.  This web site is very nice and it is wonderful to see the web cam photos and reminisce about our visit there last year.  It is truly a beautiful country. Take care.

Reply to: Linda.Erlandson @ ci.minneapolis.mn.us    


Mar 11: Typhoon Thor, New Zealand

Hey Haugesund !  I’m sitting in New Zealand and because my friend is a kiwi, we are sending this in Norsk.

Hei Norway!. Hilsen til alle i Captains cabin and Sir tobby. Have a good time

My wife is a Bergen girl and she has met up with a charming captain from Haugesund.  I really like Norwegian people and if there is any other country like New Zealand in the world it is Norway.

You have a great website and my Norwegian friends are my best friends.

hilsen typhoon Thor.

Reply to:
mpeters @ microsoft.com


Feb  28: Alexandra Swaney, Jefferson City Montana  59638  USA

Hello, I was searching for information on the island of Bokn, because my grandfather and his brothers were supposed to have come from a fishing village on the island. There were four or five of them and their name in this country was Buckneberg, supposedly because they came from the island.  Four of them were Lutheran ministers would settled in Iowa and then in North Dakota. My grandfather Ingvald founded several of the Lutheran churches in the western part of North Dakota from 1900-1910.  I'd like to visit the island someday.

Email:
aswaney@state.mt.us


Feb 27: Nadia Abrahamsen, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Hei. Jeg sitter her i Tucson Arizona i USA aa ser paa solen som kommer opp i Haugesund naa. Eg elsker Web Kamera deres. Eg tenkte netop at det hadde vaert kult hvis dere kunne lage et eller annet som gjør at folk kan få Web Kamera bilde (mens ann forandre seg) paa bakgrunde paa pc. Dere som er heldig nok aa vaere i Haugesund naa maa ha det bra der borte paa andre side av jordet.
Ha det : )

Feb 23: Carisa Larson, Brisbane, Australia

Hello,  My Name is Carisa Larson. I am the daughter of Timothy J Larson of South Dakota. My father has been doing lots of research into our family history and has discovered that our surname was once Gismarvik and he has traced our ancestors back to Norway. I am currently living in Australia and getting married to an Australian in May. His name is Kelly Hunn also of Norway, but we are having difficulty find much information about his family. The only storied that have been told was that a semi-royalty by the name of Hunn married an English women and lived in some part of England maybe around Norfolk. Then Charles Hunn (born around 1860) left for Australia on the Roma (ship) and settled in the Brisbane area of Queensland. We know he had a son named Fredrick here in Australia, and that he may have had a wife in England that he left behind. No other information has been found.

If anyone knows anything about either family, I would love to know anything even if it may turn out not to be related to our blood line.

Thank you... I love the website...

Beautiful pictures.
Carisa Larson at :
help@themacdoctors.com
22 O'Beron Esp., Hemmant, QLD, Brisbane Australia


Feb 14: Michael Tarillion and  Joseph Tarillion, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Greetings to Anne Olufsen in Haugesund from Michael Tarillion and  Joseph Tarillion in Charlotte, North Carolina.  We visited your Website on February 14th,2004.  It was a pleasure to to travel vicariously to Haugesund.  I went to the University of Oslo in 1971 but have not been to Haugesund and enjoyed learning about the town.  

Michael Tarillion at
tarillim@bellsouth.net

PS: - and, Anne Olufsen: We  are trying to find your website or internet address . 

Feb 14: Juliet Violette, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

I would like to say "Hi" to the people of Haugesund!  "Hilsen fra Juliet i Las Vegas, USA."
I am always happy to make new friends, and would love to meet more people from Haugesund.  I have cousins there.  I'm 33 years old and it's been my dream since I was 8 years old to someday visit Norway, especially Haugesund.  I really enjoy looking at the webcams on this site.  Sometimes I like to watch the sun come up in Norway, as it's only still evening here.

Juliet Violette
shaydiej@msn.com


Feb 06: Donna Eliasen Bardos, Canyon County, California, USA

Hello,   As my Great grandparents were from Føyno I am hoping to find anyone who might know anything about the area. Anna Knutsen who was born Føyno an island off the coast near Haugesund, Rogaland.  Anna's father Helge Knutsen was born in 1862 died in Norway in 1935.  Anna's Mother was named Marie born in 1871 died in Norway in 1945.
I am told there is a small island off Føyno used as a cemetery for the islands near by.  However, I cannot find any information on it's name nor any information yet on my family who's roots were there.

I send you warm wishes from Calif. USA and would appreciate any information you might have.

Thanks so much.
Donna Eliasen Bardos, 27850 Solamint Rd, Apt 131, Canyon Country, CA USA 91387
e-mail:
Ebiu@aol.com

Jan 05: Rainer Schilling, Hamburg, Deutschland

Hallo Haugesund,

Ich wünsche Euch ein gutes und gesundes neues Jahr und viel Spaß und Erfolg beim 150-jährigen Stadtjubiläum. Bis bald vor Ort.

Viele Grüße
Rainer Schilling

AnkeundRainer.Schilling@t-online.de 

Jan 05: Mark A. Mathews, USA

Greetings! I am looking for photographs or stories on any of the freighter ships of the Knutsen line with the name Bakke (Lloyd, Ragna, Kristin, Anna...) out of Haugasund. These fine freighter vessels were scrapped in the late 70's early 80's. I was a passenger from San Francisco to Fremantle, Australia in 1970. Specifically, the Lloyd Bakke.
Mark A. Mathews, United States Navy (Retired)
mathewsbb61@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~mathewsbb61

 

Jan 04: Betty Rausch, Windsor, Colorado   USA

my name is Betty (Stevenson) Rausch, 304 Tuckaway Ct; Windsor Colo. 80550.  My Great Grandparents came from Haugesund. Imigrated to America in 1878.  My Great Grandmother's name was : Julia Cecelia Torness...   I have been doing a geneology search and came across the Haugalandet. site.

mailto:rauschlb@comcast.net


Jan 03 - 2004: Emilia, Kent, England

Hello This is Emilia from Kent in England

Emmalouisetyson@aol.com
 

2004




2003

Des 31- 2003: Malgorzata Hoffmann, Poland

Jeg sender en hjertelig hilsen til Deg og alle som besøker din side denne Silvesterkvelden!! Jeg tilhører mange utenlandske venner som landet ditt har på hele jorden!!

Til alle Godt Nytt 2004 år

Malgorzata

mailto:mahoff@go2.pl


Des 31: Kari Holgersen, Wokingham, England

Hei alle sammen pa Haugalandet.  
Onsker dere alle et rikting godt nyttar, takk for flotte bilder.

Hilsen Kari Holgersen

Kari.Holgersen@guidedogs.org.uk
 

Des 30: John McDonough, Peterhead,  Aberdeenshire,  Scotland

A happy new year to all in Haugesund who know me.  I stayed in Haugesund from 1998 to Jan 2001 and met a lot of nice people who really made me welcome. I would like to visit again in the new year but have lost contact / addresses so if anybody remembers me please get in touch.
Regards John McDonagh
 

johnmcdonagh28@hotmail.com


Des 28: Marie Anne (Ask) Bernhard, Freeport, IL  USA

Happy New Year to family & friends in Haugesund :)

 


 

Des 27: Corrine Spector, USA

 

Christmas and New Year's Greetings for any descendants of Hans Ørentson Hovde and Anna Tollevsdatter Hovde.  Especially looking for descendants of Anna Marie Hansdatter who married someone from Bruvik before her parents (above) emigrated to America in 1858.  Please contact searcher. 

cspector@lcp2.net


Des 24: Steven Jensen, USA

 

Hi my name is Steven Jensen. Could anybody help me trace my grandfather PERRY HARLEY JENSEN believed to be from the ALESUND area on the west coast of Norway. My father hasn't seen him since 1946. And I've never known him or any other relatives from Norway. I would love to hear from any one who knows him.

Thank you and a merry xmas to you all

email : sjensen@fsmail.net

 


 

Des 24: Randi Hansen, Seattle, USA

Onsker dere alle i Kopervik en God Jul .
SKULLE BARE ONSKE EG HADDE SILL OG POTER, SA MANGE HILSEN FRA SEATTLE
Randi v. Hansen

 

Respond to:RanHans1@aol.com


 

Des 17: Solveig (Svoldal) Morris, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.


Sender en hilsen til familien, min soster Berit, svoger Kjell, Kirsten, Siv, og mine kjaere venner Eva Moksvold og Turid Sandal.

Jeg onsker dere alle en riktig GOD JUL  og et GODT NYTTAAR. Haaper aa se dere alle i 2004.

 

Respond to: BS11164@aol.com

 


 

Des 14: John Fridal, Danmark

Venner og familie ønskes en glædelig jul og et lykkebringende nytår.

af Erna og John Fridahl, Hundested, Danmark

  


 

Nov 28: Hagen Becker, Doerentrup, Germany.

I am looking for a contact to the photographer Sigurd Halvorsen in Haugesund because of some important information for him.
Greetings and thanks to anybody, who can help to arrange a contact.

Respond to:
dl3ycr@t-online.de


 

Nov 25: Piotr Kubok, 85-791 Bydgoszcz, ul. Macieja Rataja 4/4, Poland


Hello everyone!  I must say this site is really great. The pictures are so beautiful and the views..Well, what can I say. All Country seems to be like a beautiful dream. Every part of it is so exciting and interesting. I visited Norway this summer and i must say i want to spend here the rest of my life. This is the place i was looking for all my life. And i am glad i found it. Norway is a paradise for me.

Best wishes to all great norwegian people and to all who love Norway. Maybe some polish people live there. Best wishes to you too from Poland.


Nov 24: Peter Eckart, Münsterweg 38, 95032 Hof; Germany

Grüß Gott Ihr lieben Norweger, von wegen Deutsche Sprache, ich nix verstehen Norwegisch!
Meine "Nichte" namens "Sabine" wohnt in Haugesund. Auf diesem Weg möchte ich Ihr die herzlichsten Grüße aus dem traumhaften Oberfranken senden. All right Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mit freundlichem Gruß
Peter Eckart


 

Nov 10: Brian Conlan, Omagh, Ireland

 

I am writing to send greetings to Finn-Martin and Ase Vallersnes in Haugesund.  In 1979, I visited your city as a student.  I spent a very memorable week with the Vallersnes family and managed to see a little of your beautiful country.   I send greetings to Finn-Martin, Ase and all their family.
Regards Brian Conland

email: brian.conlan@ni-libraries.net


 

Nov 2: Malena Gillberg, Sweden

 

Hei. Nå har vi gluttet på deres bilder og inte funnit det vi sökte etter... piss. men, fine bilder

 


 

Oct 31: Des , Scotland

Coming to Haugesund on 27th nov. Never been before, and would be interested to know what there is to do. Are football team playing? Is climate too poor to go into hills,etc? All ideas welcome, have 4 days to fill. Des, 37yr old Scotsman.

[claire.mc@blueyonder.co.uk]


 

Sep 16: Clinton Anthony Bruce, Auckland, New Zealand

 

My name is Clinton Anthony Bruce... My paternal grandmothers name is Clare Veronica Christoferson. This surname was taken to replace the Kolsto surname by an ancestor of mine..."Svan Kolsto????" or "Christofer Kolsto" when he left Haugesund and moved to northern England from where his son son or grandson moved to Queensland, Australia eventually resulting in a couple of generations with me. I now live in Auckland, New Zealand.

email: jfarry@xtra.co.nz


Sep 12: Alice Ewing, Colorado, USA

What a wonderful site!  We really enjoy seeing all the photos.  We just visited Haugesund and Karmoy July 2003 for the first time.   We have many wonderful family members in the area who made our trip to Norway very special.  We love the land and the people!   God Bless You All!

John Hinderager Ewing and Alice Ewing (
alicee@plains.net )
13921 Beal Road, Sterling, Colorado 8075, USA

 


 

Sep 2: Connie Nefzger, Hudson, MA, USA   

 

Hi,I visited Haugesund  for the summer of 1955. It was wonderful! Would love to come back. I lost contact with my family .( After my uncle, Ragnvald Vormedal passed on ). Would love to hear from members of the Vormedal family. Beste Hilsen ,Connie Nefzger

 

E-mail Antonnefzger@aol.com


 

Aug 25: Barb Tomlinson, Wisconsin, USA


Hello,   My sister and I will be visiting Norway in Sept.  We are really excieted about it.  We are going to be at the first Marin and go to Belstrand on the boat.  Our Great Grandmother and Father came from Norway.

Barb Tomlinson   P.O. Box 48 Ashland,Wi 54806

bbtomlinson@charter.net


 

Aug 18: Jens Herberg, San Diego, California

 

My name is Jens Herberg.  I visited Utsira back in 1979 following the family thread and had a lovely time.  Stayed at the Pensione for three days over Midsummers day and was delighted by the island.  It still staggers me the great risk and determination it must have taken for my Great Grandfather Johan Mikal Herberg to leave for the wilds of North Dakota.  I have had the experience of standing in the Utsira house he was born in and have stood over his grave in Halstad, Minnesota.  He could only have been a giant.  I wish to extend greetings to the good people of Utsira.  I would also like to get in contact with Olaf and Lizbet Helgesen who have visited us here in San Diego.  Perhaps someone can get this message to them.

jensherberg@sbcglobal.net 


 

Aug 12: Roy Smith, Chicago, USA

 

Hello....Looking for an old friend that went to IIT in Chicago, Per Eric Hauge, a civil engineer who came from Oslo, Norway. The time frame would have been in 1962/1963. If anyone knows his whereabouts, please let me know.....Thanks for any leads. Roy at rts_ms@hotmail.com

 


 

Aug 10: Cheryl Ostvik, USA

 

Hello to all family in Norway of Halvor and Martin Ostebovik/Ostvik from Martins ' wife, Cheryl Adair Ostvik.  I miss them both very much and my complete sorrow and sympathy to all of you for the loss of Halvors' brother, also.

I have just recently acquired a computer and my e-mail address is mojoadair@aol.com. I look forward to hearing from Olga, and Martins' cousins, and all well loved family members.

Sincerely, Cheryl Ostvik


 

July 10: Lasse Svelland, Albir, Spain

 

Sitter fremdeles på mitt kontor i Albir, og tenkte jeg ville sende dere en liten hilsen i fra Spania, solens land, nå er det faktisk nesten et helt år siden sist, den 7 august for å være helt korrekt, har familie og venner på besøk, og til nå har de vært fantastisk heldige med været, men sommeren her nede er jo da veldig stabil, men tempen har vært forholdsvis høy, rundt de 30dve, men nattetempen har vært fin, ca.3-24.grader,  og det er jo helt topp. Vil bare få lov til å ønske dere alle (haugalendinger og vestlendinger) en riktig god og varm sommer,  i fra en utflyttet haugesunder, og hvis der er noen som har interesse til å sende meg noen ord tilbake, så er min personlige E-Mail      la-sv@dragonet.es                                                                 

De beste hilsener i fra Lasse Svelland. 

 


 

July 07: Peter Lindley, Australia

Hello I am looking for information about the Knutsen Line (Bakke Boats) that used to call into Fremantle Western Australia when I was growing up in the 70s. Ships were my passion especially the Bakke boats.

PETER LINDLEY, 12 GRAHAME ST, MT HELENA, W AUSTRALIA 6082  
E-MAIL-
aplindley@bigpond.com             thank you


 

July 07: Loriann Brady, NY, USA

I love the pictures on your site! My grandmother came from Skudenes and even though I've been there a number of times, I still love looking at pictures of Skudenes.Your site even included a picture of my grandmother's house.

Thank you,
Loriann Brady
Staten Island NY 10314

 

Celticviking33@aol.com



 

July 02: Daan Beentjes, The Netherlands

Hi there, lived in Haugesund for 2 years only good memories worked in the best place in town Cafe mm want to say hello to all the people who still work there that I know. Maybe coming back for a visit this summer!!   Or go back to work on a cruise ship sorry Tore Lura not a Cunard boat! Ore maybe the qm2 there was only one ship for Haugesund tough the one and only Royal Viking Sun!!!!   Hilsen Daan

Daan Beentjes, Leenderweg 140C, 5615 AD   Eindhoven, The netherlands
dbchef@wanadoo.nl 


 

June 22: Carl Henrik Dybdahl Henriksen, USA

 

Carl Henrik Dybdahl Henriksen
5443 Moorhen Trail, Apt 308
Port St Lucie, Florida 34986
USA

 

Carl2u22@aol.com

 


 

June 21: Ann Haugland-Sunde, Illinois, USA

 

I love the web photos, it must be nice there.

Ann Haugland-Sunde

 


 

June 20:  Peter Fardell and Family

90 Beechwood Avenue St.Albans Herts AL1 4XZ UK.

We have just spent a magical 4 days in beautiful Haugesund (thank you Ryanair!) We have to come back soon - the catameran Flaggruten ferry from Haugesund to Stavanger was something else (thank you Flaggruten!)  The Radisson SAS hotel was great! (thank you Radisson SAS Haugesund - the view from our room was surreal!)   Peter

 


 

June 20: Kari Antonsen, Hyeres, France


Sender en varm hilsen til alle kjente i Haugesund og paa Karmoy. Onsker dere alle en straalende sommer.  Hilsen fra Kari (
Kari.antonsen@wanadoo.fr )

 


 

June 17: Eveline DG, Gent, Belgium

 

Hej everyone! We are gonna visit Haugesund this longest weekend of the year, really looking forward to it.........a 2days trip....short but heavy....

greetz from Eveline ( www.smurfinn.com )

 


 

June 10: Robert Kenney, UK (?)

 

Thank you to the people of Haugesund, myself and two friends have just stayed in Haugesund, using a friends house as the base for a motorcycle trip around Norway.

 



June 8: Knut Knutsen, USA


KNUT KNUTSEN R.D. # 1 BOX 385 MILLSBORO, DE 19966 USA EMAIL
KNUT@SITEONE.NET

 


 

June 04: Bjørn Gjelstad, Vennesla, Norge


Haugesund er min barndoms by fra 50-60 og 70 tallet,er nå bosatt i Vennesla på Sørlandet hvor jeg har bodd i ca. 30 år. Jeg er sjelden hjemme og setter pris på hvis noen av mine tidligere klassekamerater fra Breidablikk skole eller barndomsvenner tar kontakt.  Man glemmer aldri byen når man er i utlendighet..

Hilsen Bjørn Gjelstad.
E post : 
bjorn.gjelstad@sshf.no    eller:   vestebest@fkh.no
web: 
www.home.no/bjorngjelstad    mob.  95158037


 

June 03: Jesper Martinussen, Denmark

Hej Haugesund    Jeg vil gerne senne en hilsen til dem som arbejde hos Lio i Kopervik. Jeg kunne god tænke mig at skrive sammen med nogle som jobbe der mens  jeg var der.  Hvad laver Outni ?? Og Heide eller alle de andre ? Håber at høre fra jer.

Kærlig hilsen Jesper ( Slagter )

 

 

May 13: Peter und Brigitte  Lübeck/ Germany 

 

Seit  2000 wird 2mal jährlich  wunderschöner Urlaub in Norwegen gemacht.Damit verbunden ist regelmäßig ein Besuch in Haugesund, der hübschen kleinen "Großstadt".Wer die freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Norweger noch nicht kennengelernt hat,weiß nicht was ihm durch die Nase gegangen ist. Wir sind erst 3 Wochen aus Sveio zurück und können die Ferien im Oktober kaum erwarten.Vorfreude auf das landschaftlich schönsten Land der Erde.Grüße an Stig und Marita in Förde.

 


 

May 12: Mick Evans, Hull, United Kingdom

 

Hi,  I am the webmaster of the site http://www.arctic-corsair.co.uk     The site details a 1960 built side trawler that fished the arctic waters for many years. In 1978 she spent a time at the shiprepair yard of KARMOY MEK VERKSTED of KOPERVIK.     She was converted from standard side trawling to pelagic and pair fishing. I am trying to track down any information on her conversion and any photos at all of her during the times she visited.

Many Thanks

Mick Evans
3
Dalkeith Close, North Bransholme, Hull East Yorkshire
HU7 5AS, United Kingdom


 

April 8: Anne Berthe Odland-Nobbe, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada

 

Hello Haugesund!   
I miss Haugesund very much but now have a good life here in Halifax, Canada.  I have two grandkids from my boy Erik.   Annika is nearly 2 years old and Jacob nearly 4.  My email is  
annebertheodland@hotmail.com  .   I would love to hear from old friends and would like to make new ones anytime!   Hilsen,  Anne Berthe

 

 

Hallo Haugesund! 
Jeg savner deg veldig mye men har et god liv her nå i Halifax.  Det er veldig likt Haugesund og vestlandet pa mangen måter, skog, sjø, kjekke folk og masse god mat og music!  Jeg har nå two barne barn, Annika 1.5ar og Jacob 3.5ar.  Min email er
annebertheodland@hotmail.com  .  Jeg har veldig lyst og høre fra noen kjente fra gamle og nye dagene!    Hilsen, Anne Berthe

 


 

April 8: Tammy Young

I am trying to find my husband's uncle who moved to Norway some years ago.  His name is Louis Young.  The last known address the family had for him was Oslo.  If anyone has any information regarding him, please contact me.

 


 

April 1: Bob Crawford, Williamsten,  Michigan, USA

Greetings from Michigan.  I have been to Haugesund many times and miss the fog as it rolls in from the North Sea hiding the fishing boats and red buoys.  I miss the wet cobblestones and the old ladies with felt hats, the carefree youth on Haraldsgata, and the  odd shaped wooden
houses on Bakkeroy.  And for all of you Norwegians who take this for granted, come to the flatlands of mid-Michigan and you'll understand why the west coast of Norway is so beautiful.  Varmaste halsningar fra Bob


 

Mars 28: Merete Meling, Denmark

 

Hej    Surfede på nettet og fandt denne spændende side.

Jeg hedder Merete Meling. Min morfar hed Oscar Meling og jeg mener at vide at hans far hed Jens Meling. Jeg har fået at vide at vores familienavn stammer fra Norge, nærmere bestemt vist fra Stavanger og at min tipoldefar havde en stor fiskefabik deroppe. Er der nogen som kan fortælle mig yderligere om dette. Det interesserer mig meget men jeg har desværre ingen kontakt til min morfars familie og kan derfor ikke få oplysninger den vej fra.

Med venlig hilsen Merete Meling, Østerkærvej 5, Nr. Kongerslev, 9293 Kongerslev, Danmark

 


 

Mars 25: Torbjorg Pallister, Canada

 

Hello everyone, browsing the net and ended up at this site, was trying to find something about the northern part as I originally came from Grytting i  Vesteraalen in 1924, and ended up in british columbia canada, still have relations there,  the pettersen families,  Herloff and
Desi are the only ones left. Is there a english version of a newspaper around that area, if so, please send me the email address. Torbjorg Pallister email is 
tobyjohn@telus.net

 


 

Mars 20: Marianne Andersen, Danmark

 

Hei alle Haugalendinger. Jeg er en dansk/norsk jente på 24 år som skal flytte til Norge snarest mulig. Jeg leter etter bedrifter som trenger danske medarbeidere, da jeg leter etter jobb i området. Jeg har erfaring med kontor, salg og telemarketing, men det meste har interesse. Kontakt meg på E-post :  dsl51975@vip.cybercity.dk
eller på mobil +45 28 26 28 25.

På gjensyn.. :)


 

Mars 10: Hugo Carl Lütcherath, Bergen

Jeg arbeider med dokumentasjon av Den hvite flåte.  Det var de hvite båtene til Stavangerske som blant annet gikk i rutefart mellom Haugesund og Stavanger.  Hvis du har bilder av MS Haugesund eller MS Fjorddrott, MS Tre Måker, hydrofoilbåtene, natt ruten MS "Stavanger" eller MS "Sandnes" så ville jeg være evig takknemlig.
Nyt våren som nå er underveis.  Snart er det sommer og sildajazz!

Feb 27: J.Verhees
My name is J.Verhees. I was carpenter on board the ship Anna Bakke during 1956-1957. Here is a
photo taken during Christmas Eve 1956. Maybe I can come in touch with some off the people en old friends. I have many more photos. Answers in norwaegen langauge are welcome. I understand but cannot speak it anymore.


 

Feb 9: Erik Bjornson   Brooklyn, N.Y.

The kid is back....... Brooklyn N.Y. new E-mail address:  USViking30337@aol.com
For all whom want to get in touch...........  Erik Bjornson

 

Feb 4: Jon Otterson, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Hei til alle folk av min familie  hvem leve nå eller engang bodde på Håland gård. Varm hilsen til Adoph Håland og hans kone på Skanevik. Vi huske gang du showed oss gård på Juni av 2000.  Vi vil aldri glemme du.
Jon og Sandy Otterson fra Madison, Wisconsin, USA


Feb 4:
Harold Hornland, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
I am Harold Erick Hornland (Horneland) son of Marie Olson-Meling .

Lars Meling was my Uncle.


Feb 3:
Karen Scheliga, USA?

Hi anyone who has the name Gurine

 

Jan 30: Keith Thienemann Lynchburg, Virginia, USA

I was a visitor to Haugesund in May 1995. I had the good fortune to meet the family of Kjell Fjellby and Øivind Jacobsen. Wonderful town, wonderful people. I hope I may get the opportunity to visit again.
Keith Thienemann, Thienemann Family Historian, 2017 Burnt Bridge Road, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503-2213, USA
tel: 434-384-9636, fax: 434-384-9635 e-mail:
KeithTh@mac.com  ICQ #13870939 web site: www.thienemann-archive.org

 

Jan 27: Lynn Lothen, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin-USA

Hello,  I am looking for information regarding Tomin Rasmussen Lodden (Bokn) and his wife Helvig Marie Simonsdatter Storesund (Karmøy) who resided in Haugesund until about 1925.  He worked for Wrangell's Shipping Company, commanded the steamship Minerva for many years, and was also a broker.  Any information would be appreciated and can be sent to:  lrlothen@powerweb.net

Thanks!   Lynn Lothen

 

Jan 24: Terje Pedersen, Grimstad, Norway

Hei, jeg seilte noen år hos Christian Haaland på 60 tallet. Og nå er jeg på jakt etter bilder av "Fonn", "Sky", og "Star". Det er den gamle "Star" som var bygd i Horten i 1952. De nevnte fartøyene mangler jeg i samlinga mi, noen som kan hjelpe? Privat e-mail: pedersenterje@hotmail.com

Regards, Terje Pedersen, Captain, Subsea7 Serviceboks 506, Bark Silas vei 5, N-4898 Grimstad, Norway
Tel        +47 37 29 57 45  


Jan 23: Jo Ann Lothe-Chase, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Hello,  I am researching my Lothe ancestors from the Ullensvang/Kinsarvik area. I would love to hear from any descendants or anyone familiar with the history of the Lothe gard..

 


Jan 15: Robert Stava, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Hello! I'm trying to track down the origin of my family name, Stava, which is was originally a farm near Karmoy - and now appears as a district/street . I'd be glad to hear from anyone who can give me any information regarding the history of my family there,  

Thanks!  Robert Stava
Creative Director, LAVA Productions  
www.lavaproductions.com


Jan 13: Laila Britt-Marie Leversen, USA

Jeg heter Laila Leversen og bodde i Haugesund i 1955-56, hos min bestemor som hette Anna Leversen. Jeg hadde en venninde som hette Ragnhild Lothe, og jeg husker att du skrev att du kjende ogsa noen som hette Lothe i efternavn pa denne websiten. Jeg vet att nesten alle i Haugesund kjender hverandre,vet
du vem Ragnhild Lothe er?
Jeg ogsa forsokte att finne et landsted som hette Birkelund som Ragnhild's familie hadde ett hus ved siden av, og jeg tror att det var pa en plats som heter Nordavage. Jeg har familie i Haugesund som heter Saltvedt, og Thorsen, min far's tante Marie Thorsen, som bodde pa Strandgaten 180, ikke langt fra der du arbeider.
Jeg synes att det er jatteroligt att kunne se vad som skjer i Haugesund pa min computer, og savnet veldigt mye att vare der. Kan du skrive till meg, om  mine spursmal. Jeg bor i USA nu, siden 1957 og  far even mer hjemmelengten nar jeg ser de fine bilderne fra Haugesund.

Tusen tack pa forehand,  Laila Britt-Marie Leversen


Jan 08 - 2003: Kåre Mortveit, Arendal, Norge

De e sabla kjekt å lesa og sjå nytt frå høygesynd og litt bortom karten e dokke jo oog. Oppdaga sidå i høst. Flotte sida. Sammen med karmsundet.com er dessa siene dei beste på heile weben. Skjønne ikkje kofor dessa siene ikkje blir publisert via "Mekka news".     

Ein hilsen te adle så va russ i -72. Te neste år e  det osså jubileum for dei fleste av oss.  

Takk for det gamla og lukka te med nyåret. Måtte dei fleste rakettane gå loddrett. Med hilsen Kåre, nettopp heimkomen frå skitur.

2003




2002

Dec 31 - 2002: Sandy og Jon Otterson, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

GODT NYTT AAR to all in western Norge, especially to our great friends David og Margot Sjøen of Akrehamn, and my relatives on the Håland farms east of Etne, from Sandy og Jön Otterson, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.   [ Keep up the good work Eirik ! ]


Dec 24: Grethe, Norge (??)

Det er kjekt å kunne gå inn og se litt av Haugesund, når en er langt borte.God jul, og Godt nytt yr!!!!

Hilsen Grethe ( Anne Margrete Johansen ?)

 


Dec 24: Eric Glicker, California, USA

God Jul og Godt Nytt Aar 2003 fra Eric Glicker I California!  Hilsen til Tante Mia og Tante Lovise Lomeland I Haugesund.   Jeg var paa Gudskjeneste paa Den Norskesjomannskirken I San Pedro, California I Julaften.

"Ser Du Havet Vest Der Ute!"  Hvis man seiler ut som min bestefar Knut Meling saa kommer du til Amerika!  Takk for alle bilder De har tatt paa Internet, Herr Hustveit.  "Vi lengte heim til Haugesund!"

Eric Glicker, 1555 Mesa Verde Drive East #25A, Costa Mesa, California, 9262


Dec 24: Åge Førre m. familie, Slater, Iowa, USA

GREETINGS  !   ÖNSKER  ALLE  EIN  GOD JUL  OG  GODT NYTTAAR .

Förre gjengen, Slater , Iowa .                                                                         

 


Dec 24: Ole Hauge, P.t. Spain

God jul til der oppe i nord, her i Orihuela Costa tar vi livet med knusende ro ......

Med de beste hilsen Ole og Kristine

 


Dec 05: Knut Horneland, Tampa, Florida

Knut Horneland, from Stord, in 1950. Lived in Minneapolis until 2000, moved to Tampa,Florida . Sister LIV and mother Hanna are in Minneapolis. I have located very few Horneland family members. Are there many more in North America? Address- Box 47628 Tampa, FL 33647.  Reply by email


Nov 26: Ellen Stokkeland, p.t. Spania

Sender en hilsen fra oss i Spania, vi skulle være her i 1 år, men nå har det blitt over 2 år.  Det er veldig hyggelig å se bilder fra Haugesund. Det er en flott by. Og vi får litt hjemlengsel.  Masse hilsen oss 5 i Albir.

Ellen Stokkeland.  Svar til Ellen Stokkeland ( Vidersendes av Haugalandet Net )

 


Nov 24: Holly Peterson, 3015 Ottawa Butte, MT  59701, USA

Hei!   My grandfather was born in Haugesund, and he left his family to move to the United States as a teenage boy in approximately 1920.  All we know is his name (Peder Pedersen) and that perhaps that he was a twin (or had twin brothers or sisters).  Is there a way to find out if we still have family members in Haugesund?

Tusen takk     Reply to Holy Peterson (Haugalandet Net will foreward your mail)


Nov 24: Michael Askeland, USA

My name is Michael Askeland and my father Alf Monrad Askeland was born and raised in Haugesund. I would appreciate hearing from any relatives or freinds of the family as since my mother and father have passed I do not have any addresses of family members and would enjoy hearing from them. Please write back to Michael E. Askeland at m.askeland@attbi.com        Thank you ,  Mike Askeland

 


Nov 21: Jostein Johannesen, Vietnam

Halloen igjen !   Sist jeg skrev i 2001 var det meningen at jeg skulle bli her nede ut 2001, men jammen meg ble det ut 2002. Vietnam er et fantastisk spennende land, men Norge og Haugalandet med sin(e) kulturer er det beste for de fleste i lengden som kommer fra den delen av jordskorpaa. Og selv om det er en Saudasanger som sier At det er her eg helst vil bu og det er her eg helst vil bli, saa stemmer nok disse linjene for mange av som har jobbet borte en stund. I aar er det 100 aar siden Nordal Grieg ble foedt, og han hadde en setning i et av sine mange dikt> Det var hjem de ville, de som drog ut. Kommer hjem til julefeiring og gleder meg til aa treffe familie og venner igjen, men ogsaa Djupadalen og heiane innafor.

Hvis eg e jysla heldige saa har de ikke stengt Haavaashyttaa den 22.......       Jostein

 


Nov 19: Akhmad Zaenudin,  Indonesia

I was in Norway in 2000 for 1 month. Eventhough it was a short time, my heart have been hooked tighly to the Norway. And in my rest time I always visiting the norweigian web which presenting the picture of beautiful norway. I have visit many norwegian web, but this haugalandet.net is the best in presenting of photograph. I cann fullfill all my miss of Norway in this web.  Keep your web to be the best in photograph.

(Reply to Haugalandet Net - we will foreward them to Akhmad Zaenudin)


Nov 7: Skip Dokken, California, USA
God dag fra California.  All my family came from Norway and I still keep in touch with my mothers side (Halden and Holmestrand).  But I never had any information on my fathers side.     In the description for the Haugesund webcam under Scenery 1,2 & 3 I see a reference to the "Dokken Museum".  Can somebody tell me what this museum is for and about?   Thank you very much.  

(Reply to Haugalandet Net - we will foreward them to Skip Dokken)


Nov 6: Jon and Connie Mageland, Janesville, Wisconsin, USA
I found this web site and just thought we would say hi .....  Maybe some of you are related to us?

Nov 02: Tim Larsson, South Dakota, USA
I have a connection to Gismervik. I do not know how close this may be to you. Am looking for information on relatives with this name and/or the name Lundgaathen.  I have homestead maps with these names and am looking for realtives.  
Tim Larson, 38756. 243rd St.
, Plankinton, South Dakota  USA, 57368

October 21: Susan Parlati, Lazize, Lago Di Garda, Italia
EN LITEN HILSEN FRA OSS ITALIA.  
Hei på dere. Jeg heter Susan og oppvokst i HAUGESUND siden 1977. Nå bor jeg I Italia, ved gardasjoen. Jeg reiser alltid hjem til jul fordi det finst ikke noen andre sted i verden en Norge. Min familien bor i Haugesund . . . 


October 16: Anne Røkkum Sildelid, Sjernarøy, Rogaland
Heisann alle kjente i Haugesund og Karmøy.    Sender en liten hilsen og håper dere har det bra.  Jeg stortrives her på Sjernarøy med den flotte naturen.  Har dere båt så vil jeg anbefale dere og besøke vårt lille øysamfunn.    Stor klem fra Anne Røkkum Sildelid......


October 15: Kirsten Hauge, British Columbia, Canada
Hello to everyone in Haugalandet.  I am in search of family to Robert Arthur Evard Hauge(born December 4, 1903), who emigrated to Canada in 1949, with wife Gudrun (born November 16, 1907) and daughter (me),  I have pictures of family in Norway, located around Haugesund & Bergen.  It was interesting to visit the Haugesund website. ..........  Kirsten Hauge


October 10: Tove M Habbestad Iversen, Naustv 13b, 6518 Kristiansund N
Hilsen fra en 60 modell i fra Haugesund som nå bor i Kristiansund. Vi hadde en kjempe topp uke i Haugesund i sommer,  Hei å hå
Hilsen Tove 


October 03: Bjorg [Jensen] Jeppson, Easton, MA, USA
I am enjoying your Haugesund Today, and the organ section is great. I am not  at all musically talented, but enjoy the Hook tracker organ at our church in  Easton, MA. I left Haugesund in 1954, but Haugesund never left me.  Thanks for your pictures etc, etc.    Bjørg Jeppson


October 03: Eunice Becker, Waterloo, Iowa, USA
Greetings from Waterloo, Iowa, USA.  Your photos are the next best thing to being there.  Am researching my Kolsto and Pedersen (Skudeneshavn) ancestors and
wanted to see what the countryside looked like.  Thank you for making this possible. Eunice Becker 


September 15: Monte Olsen, Oregon , USA
Greetings to all of the wonderful people of Norway! God dag! As Sept. 11 (the anniversary of the attack on the World Trace Center, Pentagon, and the loss of the airliner in Pennsylvania passes), some of us want to visit our roots and see what the wonderful people are like who live there.     Your Internet Site is really wonderful and all of the information and photographs are greatly appreciated and admired.     I hope you all have a terrific autumn and winter. I think the weather may be similar to what we have here in Oregon and Washington where Nils Olsen settled so long ago after having emigrated from Kopervik on Karmsoy in the 1880s.     Kindest regards to you all,     Monte Olsen


September 02: Mariann Styrmo, USA
Heisann!!! 
Eg hetter Mariann og e bor i USA!! Men me ska kom aa besok neste sommaren!!! Eg elske Norge og eg har bodd der for nesten 3 aar....et i fjor og 2 naa eg var fodt! :o) ja...her e vennen min Emily : Eg glede meg til aa komme til daakaa neste sommaren eg har aldri vart i Norge for saa d komme til aa bli goy!!!  Ja men daake faar kosse dooke!!     Snakkes!! Hada!!


August 26: Jacie and David Matland, Victoria, Canada
Hello and greetings from Victoria, Canada
David Matland


August 23: Gayle Richins, Seattle, USA
Greetings from Seattle!  I am looking for family contacts from Haugesund. Marthe Serine Jakobsdatter (Williamson) my relative, Daughter of Brita Kristina Helgesdatter, born 1844 (Skare) and Jakob Velumsen, Halleland in Skjold, born 1850.  Many thanks and hope to visit soon.  Gayle


August 7: Lasse Svelland, P.t. Spain
Ja,ja, endelig kom den etterlengtede sommeren, og akkurat i tide til "sildajazz", måtte dere ha den lenge, dere fortjener den, sitter her nede på mitt kontor i Albir, og hører på Radio102 på min PC om forberedelser til oppningen for sildajazzen. Heldigvis så har vi aircond inne, for tempen ute har passert de 30, vel dette er bare en liten hilsen i fra det store utland...

Med vennlig hilsen i fra 
Lasse Svelland.

 



August 3: Bård Kverndalen
Hei:  Jeg er på jakt etter noen gamle bilder av handelsmotaket på Høye i Førdesfjorden. Jeg er i hvertfall blitt fortalt at det var det, den gang det hørte til Skåre kommune. Stedet ligger ved enden av Høyeveien helt ned mot Førdesfjorden. Har Du noen gamle bilder av dette stedet, eller vet du hvor en kan få tak i det ?
Mvh. Bård Kverndalen


July 30: Ruth Olson Bozeman, USA
Greetings from the USA, I have had the pleasure of visiting Norway on two different occasions.....just loved it!!!!  Am searching for genealogy information about my Great Grandmother, her name was Annie Lourine Thompson, she was born 8-9-1846  in Haugseund, she immigrated to the USA and died 11-4-1929, do not know her parents names or any other information, anything would be helpful.  I do know she married Mikkel Peterson and when he died she married Jacob Jacobson.
sincerely, Ruth Olson Bozeman  (bozeann@webtv.net)


July 24: Sildakongen / The Herring King  Arvid Otto Mørch, Haugesund, Norway
Gode venner og Haugalendinger i inn og utland.  Sender nu en hilsen fra Nordatlanteren og Forskningsskipet Ocean Explorer.
For oss sjoefarende er det meget kjekt aa slaa opp paa haugalandet .net og se og hoere nytt fra vaar kjaere Sildaby. Jeg oensker alle en god og Solrik sommer med megen fryd og glede. Er der nogen som vil sende mail til meg eller komme i kontakt med Kongelig Norsk Sildamarine og FriSeilarUnion saa er det bare til aa maile til herringking@hotmail.com eller slaa opp paa mine nybegynnte hjemmeside: herringking.com
Hilsen Sildakongen Arvid Otto March, Slottet, Strandgt.211, 5525 HAUGESUND,  Tlf. +47 932 12321


July 20: Sharon Myron, USA
I would like to be in contact with any descendants of Knud Johannessen Hemmingstad from the  Haugesund area.  He was my 3rd great grandfather and his daughter, Anne Katrine or Anne Cathrine, married Mads Valentinsen Rossebø (my 2nd great grandparents) and they came to America.  I would also like to find out more  about the   Hemmingstad family in Norway.  I have old records and a copy of a letter from Knud which he wrote in 1899 to his son, Hans Andreas, who came to the USA and resided in Minnesota.  Please feel free to e-mail me at scm3@prodigy.net if you have any information or are related.  Thanks.  Sharon in USA


July 19: Roberta Whitehorn, Canada
Hello to Haugesund Norway from Calgary Canada. In the school year of 1987/1988 I had the pleasure of having a student from your city live in my home in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Canada. Looking to connect with Sigerd Perrsen I may have the name spelled wrong. He had an uncle who worked for the local newspaper. Please email westerntiger00@hotmail.com


July 17: Michael, Manuela, Basilius, und Benedict, Germany
Hallo Haugesund,hallo Sveio ! Heute ist der 18. Julie 2002, und es sind noch genau 30 Tage bis zu unserem Urlaub(der 5 ) in Norwegen.  Ein wunderbares Land mit wunderbaren Menschen und einer fantastischen Landschaft.  Wir freuen uns jetzt schon sehr auf die 4 Wochen in Sveio (Vandaskog ) und grüßen bis dahin alle lieben und netten Menschen die uns kennen. Viele Grüße nach Norwegen, 
Michael,Manuela,Basilius und Bendikt 

July 04: Mark A Mathews, USA
Greetings!  I am looking for photographs on the internet for any of the Bakke named ships of the Knutsen line out of Haugasund.  These fine freighter vessels were scrapped in the late 70's early 80's.  I was a passenger from San Francisco to Fremantle, Australia in 1970. Specifically, the Lloyd Bakke.
Mark A. Mathews, United States Navy (Retired)


July 04: Marie Ask Bernhard, USA
Happy 4th of July to Mormor! (Marie Grimstvedt)... If you know her, please let her know that I have left this e-mail for her! Also,  I am looking for any friends from my 6 months in 6th grade at Breidablikk school...Sissel/Randi, etc.  My name is Marie (Ask) Bernhard & I was in 6th grade in 1969...


June 08: Margie Deutch, Germany
Hello- We will be visiting Norway in a week. Could someone please look in the telephone book to see if my father's cousin is still listed? Her name is (was) Ingrid Blikshavn (Mrs. John Harald). The last address I have is Skudenes Gt 8,  5500 Haugesund. Thanks for your help.   Margie Deutsch

OBS: Svar sendt 10/6-2002 
Eirik Hustvedt

 


May 21: Ronald Johnson, Marseilles, IL, USA
I just acquired my mother's Norwegian bible dated 1918. I think she may have received it for confirmation when she was 16. On one of the last pages are the words Kirkegaten 70. I think this may have been her address in Haugesund. Can someone tell me if there is a 70 Church Street and if so, is it a residence?  If someone can help me out just reply to this message. I will check out the guestbook every day. This is a great site. It makes me feel closer to my mother and our cousins living there and on Karmoy.  Thanks in advance.
Ron Johnson, Marseilles, IL

 



May 18: Marianne Reitan, Texas, USA
Hei og takk for flotte bilder fra Haugesund 17.mai !!!! !!!!!!!!!!!  Vet ikke om jeg klarer flere 17. maier uten byen min.............................. Morgenprosesjonen, kapproing, Heimdal fra Risoeynaa...........!!!!  AAAA steike som jeg lengter hjem   !!!!!!!!!!!!!


May 17: Marit Mikkelsen, Dusseldorf, Germany
Sender en hilsen til alle kjente i Haugesund. Gratulerer med dagen. Her blir det også feiret 17 mai, for  alle oss norske her i Tyskland


May 17: Bill Sugrue, England
Dear Eirik.  I used your site to make contact with friends in Haugesund last year. I spent a number of very happy 17 May's in Norway so have a good time today.
Bill Sugrue


May 17: Jon Otterson, USA
Greetings from America...Best wishes on your 17 Mai celebrations! Hilsen to my good friends og relatives there, especially David og Margot Sjoen on Karmoy! Keep up the gud work Eirik.    Jon Otterson, USA


May 17: Lars Weyer, Michigan, USA
Halloooooooooo-----NORGE.   Gratulerer med dagen. 


May 12: Ib Jan Mittet, Birkerød, Denmark
Jeg sender en hilsen til familie, venner og bekendte i Haugesund og håber på, at nogen af jer ser denne hilsen fra
Ib Jan Mittet, Trudeslund 16, DK-3460 Birkerød, Danmark


May 10: Laura Mathisen, USA
Hey what's up ya all.My name is Laura Mathisen I wrote to send you  people (person) a Greeting Online like for example what I've already wrote the first time what's up ya all.

May 9: Christina Larsen Slouf, USA
Hi.  My grandfather, Martin Larsen was from Haugesund Norway and came to the US when he has 20 about 1914.  He had 7 brothers.  Anyone know him?  His father was a diver.    Christina Larsen Slouf 


May 09: Alexander Cheffchuck, USA
Hi, my name is Alexander Sheffchuck and I`m looking for Solveig Lothe who should be still in this planet and somewhere at Agricultural University of Norway or one of its schools or institutions. I participated in students exchange program in 1992 and still have warm impression from her family`s hospitality. Guys please who can be of help. I love this country.


May 05: Bud and Betty Chalmers, Rugby, North Dakota, USA
We send greetings to Kjell, Ingrid, and Leiv Eikeland who have been like family to us in Norway. They are wonderful representatives of the hospitality of Haugesund, and all of Norway.  We have learned much about this beautiful place from the Eikelands. 


May 03: Eva Isaacson, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Greetings, dear Norway!   My thoughts and prayers are with you.


April 16: Torben Jensen, Danmark
Her er en lille hilsen fra Danmark. Rigtig flot side i har her. Min Mor kommer fra Kopervik. Så det er spændende at se hvordan der ser ud nu. Er selv kommet i Kopervik næsten hver sommer hele min barndom. Min familie der er: Olav, Aud og Karl-Johan Danielsen.    Hilsen Torben Jensen


April 15: Alf Karsten Habbestad, Bømlo, Norge
Hallo eg e ein 17 år gamal gut i frå Bømlo Norge.  Mitt namn e Alf Karsten Habbestad eg berre lurte på om da va nåken som hette Habbestad eller e i slekt med nåken som hette Habbestad, kanskje dåke har slekt på Bømlo. Hvis dåke veit nåke så send ein e-mail til akh104@hotmail.com

English:
Hello i'm a boy 17 year old from Bømlo Norway. I wondered if somone who see's this message know someone who's last name is Habbestad or is related to any one who was named Habbestad. May be you know someone who are from Norway or Boemlo (Bømlo)

 



April 09: Laila Gjellåm Isvik, Norway
Ved hjelp av denne side har vi funnet slekt i Canada. Melody Isvik som er niese av min mann Karl. Han døde for 19 år siden. Men vi har altså fått kontakt med hans bror og datter. Det gleder oss meget. Både brev og foto er nå avgårde - Så om ikke lenge får vi kanskje besøk fra Canada.Slekten kommer fra Beiarn og Gillesvåg ved Saltstraumen samt Isvika.    Hilsen Laila Gjellåm Isvik


April 03: Elsie Roof, USA
Hello  My name is Elsie Eliassen Roof.  I was born in Haugesund on Sept. 29, 1921.  my family emigrated to the united states in 1923.  We left behind my grandfather Karl Johan Eliassen and his second wife I think her name was Ingeborg.  They had a son named Karl Erdmann Eliassen.  they moved to Stavanger and I think that is where Bestefar died.  We heard one time from Karl Erdmann and I know he married and had a daughter.  I have been trying to find out if I have any cousins and I don't know where to go from here.  If anyone has any information or knows how to search for them I would sure appreciate any help I can get.                    Elsie


March 28: Pennie Barbour, New Brunswich, Canada
Greetings from snow covered northern New Brunswick, Canada.
I am looking for information on Bernard Olaf Erickson from Haugersund, Norway, born around 7 Aug 1865.  Father Eric/Olson Erickson and Mother: Martha Burson.  Bernard emigrated to Canada around 1887.  Hope someone can help me.  Thanks Pennie Barbour


March 21: Hilde-Karin Ulvang  Etterlyser Russekull på Vardafjell 1982 !!!
Jeg vil gjerne sende en hilsen til alle blåruss som gikk ut fra Vardafjell videregående i 1982 Vi feirer 20 års Jubileum den 11 mai.  Det skal bli utrolig hyggelig å treffe dere igjen etter 20 år. Noen har jeg selvfølgelig holdt kontakt med, men mange er det flere år siden jeg har sett. 
Vi har fått laget en egen internett side www.geocities.com/blaaruss82 Sidene inneholder flere linker til Eirik sine sider. Dette er nemlig ett sted som jeg stadig er innom og har stor glede av å se på de fantastiske bildene. 


March 15: Curtis Olshevski, USA ?
Hello To All!  I recently discovered and met an interesting resident of Norway, and I am hoping to develop a long term friendship with this person and to learn much about their country. Greeting from Curtis.


March 10: Kjell Mæland, Oslo, Norway
Hei!   Eg  sitte her i tigerstaden å' lengta him te "arabia". Ein gong haugesundar,-alltid haugesundar, vett du!! Flytta te Oslo for 30 år siden for å gå på skule, og har blitt væranes her itte det.   Men nå glede eg meg te påsken, for då sette eg nasen vestøve igjen. De' ska bli godt å få litt friske luft i longene igjen. Detta e' forresten nåken alle tiders si'er så e' ypperlige te mimring å' himlengt.
Hilsen te' alle kjente fra Kjell Mæland


February 24: Linda Robinson, Lake Stevens, Washington, USA
Hello Eric!   I am "surfing the net" and decided to re-visit your site after too much time!  I enjoy looking at all the pictures..   Hello to all in  Norway! 
Linda Robinson, Lake Stevens, Washington


February 24: Bjarne Eriksen, Norge
God dag,   Mitt navn er Bjarne Eriksen og jeg prøve å finne noen opplysninger om min mor-fars familie, Han het Bjarne Reitan, var sjømann, hans far, min oldefar het Ole Thomas Reitan og var apotekar i Haugesund. Takknemlig for all hjelp.


February 20: Arvid Johansen, Norge
De e kjekt å kunna komma te haugalandet jønå nettet for ein utflytta haugalending.
Helsing Arvid Johansen


February 18: Kari Kjetland Klemma, Chicago, USA
Hei Norheim! Ma bare takke for alle di flotte bilder fra området. Må vise de til mine barnebarn.Kansje en gang kommer de  på besok. Flyttet til chicago 1954--wow long time.Sender en hilsen til alle Kjetlands folk. Kari Kjetland Klemma. 


February 17: Amy Erickson Bibbs, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
I hope to visit Norway's beautiful country someday.  I am decendant of Oscar Twedt and Charlotte Olson (first generation here in the United States).  The pictures make me homesick when I haven't even been there.  Born in Watertown, Minnesota, I now live in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The Scandanavians were the most gorgeous of the bunch in the Olympics here.


February 11:  Anne Froiland, Kansas, USA
Hi Everybody          I just want to say hi to everybody in Norway. I live in Kansas, USA, and nowadays I am busy cheering for Norway in the Olympics. Staying away for one year makes you appreciate your homecountry even more, and I must say I'm proud to be a Norwegian! Hope you're all well in Norway. Take Care.   Sincerly, Anne Froiland, Kansas, USA 


February 09: Darlene Ellefson, Minnesota, USA
Greetings from Minnesota, USA.    I am viewing pictures of your beautiful country.  I had opportunity to visit Norway in 2000.  I visited home of grandparents to gr gr grandparents in Borgundoy and Bjoa. My grandfather became a minister of the Gospel when he came to the states. His name was Erik Olson Sæbo.    It is now snowing in Minnesota.  A blizzard is expected.     Respectfully, Darlene


February 09: Michael Sandford, USA (?)
Hi everyone in Haugesund
Michael Sandford


February 09: Cliff Magnussen, Tacoma, Washington, USA
Great Web site !!!!! I was surfing the web looking for Sculptor's by my 2nd Cousin "Skule Waksvik" and found your site, great photo's of his works that you have in Haraldsgaten.    We are coming to Norway the end of April but not in your location, maybe next time we will be in your area.


February  03: Lynda Weber, New York,  USA
My family has been in the United States (New York) since the early 1900s.  They originally come from your area.  The family name is Jonassen.  I wonder if there are any Jonassens still in your area who may be related.


February 02: Collin Akre, Saskatchewan ,Canada
Much thanks for all the great photos you have put on the web site.  Many of them are very sticking, and others are simply sharp and clear with good  lighting.  I especially liked your short tour of Akra Fjord!  I will have to visit more often. Thanks,


February 01: Else Jørgine Jørgensen, Denmark
Else Jørgine Jørgensen, var mit pigenavn, og jeg er født og opvokset på Sørhaug.  Jeg har lige været inde og se alle de dejlige billeder fra Haugesund.  Skønt at opleve den dejlige natur i Norge. Sender en hilsen til alle kendte.


January 23: John B. Lane, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Big hugs and kisses to my lil' gutt "O'Neal".  Papa loves you very much and will be seeing you soon.  I would like thank Mona and the many new faces I met in Haugesund that Saturday night for their hospitality.  I hope to see all of you guys on my end of the pond some day. 


January 22: Gro Elin Hansen, London, UK
Heisann!  Vil bare takke for en meget bra webside. Jeg bor i London og synes det er utrolig hyggelig å kunne kikke på hva som rører seg omkring på Haugalandet fra dag til dag. Keep up the good work!    Med vennlig hilsen Gro Elin Hansen


January 8, 2002: Marchel & Madeline Nelson, (Tuestad Farm), Hollister, CA USA
Erik, we wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.  We appreciate your assistance this past year in connecting us with some of our family.  Our thanks also to Hans Gangsto.  We continue to enjoy the pictures of Haugesund  and its social and cultural events that you furnish at your site.  We look forward to visiting our family in Mosterhamn one day soon.

2001 - Guestbook

 

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