Nygaard Family Genealogy Forum
My grandparents were - Theodora Henrikka Nygaard 1880 - 1958; Carl Helmer Sorbo 1879 - 1956. I have posted a brief summary of Theodora's ancestry - I do have a bit more on the US and Canadian Nygaards but only a thmbnail sketch of the family from Norway. I understand that there is a graet deal more information available from the appropriate church records on the islands near Stavanger. Ole Osmundsen Sandnes bought the farm Stangeland, near Sandnes, Rogaland and renamed it Nygård ("new farm") on Jan. 18, 1765. He adopted the Nygård surname at the same time. An unconfirmed family story was that Soren Olsen Nygaard had two brothers who came from Denmark, that the family was wealthy but the two squandered the money.
I would be interested in developing a more detailed account of the Nygaard family.
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