Posted By:P Hopkins
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Subject:Re: Mariah or Marie Hansdotter
Post Date:February 23, 2013 at 10:55:02
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Forum:Norway Genealogy Forum
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Immigration might have been through one of several ports on the northeaster coast of North America - Quebec or Halifax in Canada, New York, Baltimore, Boston, etc. Immigration is when an emigrant arrives at a new location. Her name would have been very common to females from Norway and hard to narrow down if you don't know which port she entered through.

Hopefully records in Winneshiek Co. have some reference to WHERE in Norway she came from. A Lutheran minister often made note of where a new church member had originally been baptized and/or confirmed. A history of a local town or church might mention her origin or that of a close family member who also emigrated. Her obituary might give some clues.

She was born after the 1801 Norwegian census and left before the 1865 census. 1859 was also before Norway started keeping most emigration records of persons leaving through their various ports of departure, Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, etc.