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Genealogies of families from Møre and Nordfjord, Norway, and from Nova Scotia, Canada and New England. 

 

Introduction

My father's family came from the Jangaard farm(see the Jangaard Home Page) on the island of Valderøy near Aalesund, Møre & Romsdal County, Norway. My grandfather, Capt. Peter M. Jangaard, married Anne Olsdtr. Valderhaug from one of the Valderhaug farms (Olagaren) on Valderøy. My great-grandfather , Kristian Nilsen Giske Jangaard came from Giske(Store-Nils-garen).  We have numerous relatives on Valderøy and neighboring islands like Giske, Vigra, Godøy and Lepsøy.   For more data on some of these families, see below.

Descendants of Sivert Sivertsen Røysa, Kristian's grandfather. Data include family names like Jangaard, Hanken, Remvik, Molværsmyr, Klokk, Sloghaug, Røsberg, Aase,Hage,Loe, Urkedal, Buholm, Ousland a.o.

 Descendants of Ole Knutsen Jangaard (1730-1798)

  The Husøy/Ona, Sandøy connection. Pictures, Map

Descendants of Hans Nilsen Husøy (1645-1720) and Gjertrud Johansdotter

Descendants of Peder Pedersen Husøy (1720-1796) and Margaret Rasmusdotter (1722-1802)(Pegaren)

Descendants of Ole Knutsen "Valderøen" (1706-  ) and Ellen Larsdatter (1699-1774) (Families:Giskeødegård, Ytreland,Skjong, Valderhaug a.o.)

 

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                        Aalesund from Aksla                                        Valderøya from Aksla

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                                                        Photograph© Harald Valderhaug, Valderøy

                              Valderøya with Giske in background and Vigra to the right.                                 

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Valderøya from Aksla, Aalesund. The group of houses in the center close to shore still belongs to the Jangaard family. The farm "Jangarden" or "Jangaren" included the area to the left where the large municipal buildings are now located.

                                                                                                                                          Photograph © Harald Valderhaug,Valderøy                                   

      Aerial photograph of some of the historic islands just to the west of Aalesund. Giske was the seat of Viking  "Kings" and the Giske dynasty, "Giskegodset" dominated the economy of the region for several hundred years up to 1400-1500. The islands Valderøy, Godøy and Vigra are today connected to the mainland at Aalesund through deep undersea tunnels.

For some Jangaard family pictures, click here.

  My mother's families, Seljeset and Slenes,  came from Hornindal, Nordfjord County and Eresfjord, Møre & Romsdal County. 

                                                                                                                                            

 

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                                               The Svor and Seljeset farms in Hornindal, Nordfjord County, Norway.  

For some pictures of the families from Hornindal, click here.

 Descendants of Ola Sivert Knutsen Seljeset (1787-1857) and Synneve Andersdtr. Muldsvor(1791-1861).   Hornindal Families: Seljeset, Svor, Lødemel, Lødøen, Raftevold, Haugen a.o.

                                                                              

                                       

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                                                 The main building on the Slenes farm, Eresfjord, Romsdal in 1993

      The Slenes family from Eresfjord, Nesset, Møre & Romsdal Co., Norway (Families Haande, Hånde, Steinsvoll, Husby, Torhus, Bjørnes, Øvre Slenes, Øverås, Meringdal and others.)  

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                                                             Eresfjord Church at Nauste.

 

      My nephew, Børge Jangaard Ousland, is a well-known Arctic and Antarctic explorer. Check out his adventures on the Ousland website.

     My sister  Ingrid Jangaard Ousland is a well-known artist in Norway. To have a look at, or perhaps place an order  for , one of her lithographs or paintings, click here. 

My wife was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her families include the descendants of Benjamin Green Sr.,originally from Cambridge and Salem, Mass.; the Hancock family from Menheniot, Cornwall; the Williams "family of Captains" from Ostrea Lake, Halifax County, N.S.;  the Vaughan family from Ireland and Dartmouth, N.S. and others .

Published  2001:

THE DESCENDANTS OF PATRICK WILLIAMS (1760 - 1855) , OSTREA LAKE, HALIFAX COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA                       

" A Family of Sea Captains"

 Peter M. Jangaard and Velma Williams Rhymes.

 217 pages, Illustrated.  Price $25 + postage; SOLD OUT

                                                 

Published 2004:

SOME DESCENDANTS OF CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH AND HIS WIFE BRIDGIT DOYLE OF EAST CHEZZETCOOK, HALIFAX COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA.

PETER M. JANGAARD

155 PAGES + 40 PAGES OF ILLUSTRATIONS, INDEX. APPENDIX.

 PRICE $30 PLUS POSTAGE  ; 

 

                                        

 

 1. Descendants of Captain John Smith (abt.1755-1810) and Bridgit Doyle, East Chezzetcook, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Here are some family photographs of the Smith family.

 2. The Hancock family from Cornwall, England (Menheniot, St.Ive, St.Germans); Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; several other locations in Canada and the United States. 

    Some descendants of William Hancock and Rebecca 

3. Descendants of Percival Green (abt.1603-1639) and Ellen (abt.1600-1682) of Cambridge , Mass.

    A. Descendants of Benjamin Green Sr.(1713-1772) and Margaret Peirce (1714-1764)

Have a look at some mountain scenery (Tafjordfjella, Sunnmørsalpene) and my list of publications.

Here are some of the ancestors of Peter M. Jangaard.

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                 Norwegians in Nova Scotia, Canada during WW2. By P.M.Jangaard 2001.

                                                                  Limited Distribution.

                                           

 

                                          Published 2005. 168 pages, mostly colour pictures. Price $25 on a CD.

Awards: 

1.  Chicago Philatelic Society, CHICAGOPEX 2006, November 17-19, 2006. Bronze Medal

2.  New Zealand National Philatelic Exhibition. Palmerston North, 30 June 2007. Bronze Medal

3.  American Philatelic Society. APS Stampshow, Portland, Oregon. August 9-12, 2007.     

     Silver/Bronze Medal

                

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Some Descendants of John Green (1636-1691) and Ruth Mitchelson (1638-1728)

Of Cambridge,Massachusetts.

8.5"x 11" (21.6 cm X 27.9 cm), Coil binding. 345 Pages,  2673 Descendants!

John was the son of Percival and Ellen Green of Cambridge.

Some of the families included:

- Benjamin Green’s Canadian descendants in Halifax and Lawrencetown,

Halifax Co., Nova Scotia.  (MacDonald, Hancock,Vaughan, Farquharson); Bentley, Raymond in  Annapolis  County, N.S.

- California Greens (Green, Mason, Ceriani, Wray)

- Utah (Bingham, Eccles, Farr, Payne,

-Australia (Green, Stark)

- Notable Military Officers: Capt. William Parker (Sebastopol, Crimea),

 Lt. William Pringle Green (Battle of Trafalgar); Maj. Joshua Green (Napoleonic Wars); Maj. Richard Green (Fort Major St. John’s, Nfld.)

- U.S. Descendants include Rev. Joseph Green (Salem); Hicks; Huntting (Moon, Blackmer, Post, Jessup); Storer, Atkinson, Park(e); Edward and Hetty Green of Bellows Falls ,VT and New York.

Price: $35,- + Canada Post: $8 to N.S., $11 to B.C., $13 to USA (air), $13 International (surface) and $29 (air).

Contact:Peter M. Jangaard, 278 Milsom Street, Halifax,N.S. Canada B3N 2B9.

e-mail: jangaard@eastlink.ca

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This page was last updated on 03/04/11.