Interesting tidbits about genealogical searching in Norway:
- The "farm" name is important. Families tended to stay put, I guess. If the census record includes a farm name, you can use that to search older census records.
- Once you get past a certain time period, surnames are based on your gender and your father's first name. So you don't have the same last name within families, which can be confusing but the rules are understandable. E.g., we have a Peder Hansen in our family and his son Hans is not Hans Hansen but Hans Pedersen. And his daughter is Inger Pedersdatter.
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