Bierche/Walstad Farm Archive Journals, 1650-1860
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Brief Description: Two bound volumes of assorted documents mainly from Ringsaker kommune (municipality) in Hedmark fylke (district), Norway. The documents were probably sewn together in the volumes at a later date. Volume one has the earliest documents (1650-1777), although not all of them are in chronological order. The documents in volume two (1775-1860) are also not arranged in chronological order. The most common farm name found throughout is Bierche (Bjørke), located in Veldre parish in Ringsaker. The farm name Walstad (Kvalstad) is found in Ringsaker parish. Many of the documents have red tallow seals affixed and include signatures of reigning monarchs of Denmark/Norway, suggesting they are official documents. In addition to the two volumes, a small booklet of hymns and prayers was loosely inserted into one of the volumes. This was placed in a separate folder.
Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at]
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1273
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 03/15/1993.
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Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Ethnicity - Norwegian
Genealogy and Family History - Land Records
Languages of Materials
Norwegian [nor]
Danish [dan]
Latin [lat]
Acquisition Notes: Bill Dee, President of the Pennington County Historical Society, Thief River Falls, Minnesota  Donation; 93-1879
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Bierche/Walstad Farm Archive Journals. OGLMC 1273.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in December 2013.