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This genealogy site is about the family names Groland and Rudenskjold:
The name Groland comes from the place Groland (Gnr.: 36, Bnr.: 7 (demolished)) in Passebekk, which is located in today's Kongsberg municipality, Viken county. On the site you can find the so-called "Groland mound", which is believed to be ruins from a very old village castle, or possibly an equally old burial mound. The name Rudenskjold has so far a somewhat unclear origin, but seems to have been "taken out of nowhere" in connection with FT1900 in Nittedal municipality (formerly county), Viken county (formerly Akershus) .
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We (my sister and I), as well as our parents, grandparents++ are born and raised in an area that is still referred to by many as Sandsvær or the Sandsvær district. Further down the page you will find some general historical information about the Sandsvær village, as well as a link to digitized farm and village books available on the internet. We follow our ancestors as far back in time as possible, and along the way we also consider the many branches of the family tree. Should you be related to someone you find here, we greatly appreciate you contacting us. The same applies if you e.g. have found incorrect information or may have additional information. Personal information, photos, documents, etc. related to the family tree are of great interest and are received with great thanks. Contact form can be found at the bottom of all pages.
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The main menu icons for Charts and Lists can be a good start, or take a look at the list of all surnames in the family tree. The search function(s) are also helpful. Our best tip; - the more you "click and browse" links and pages, the faster you learn how to navigate the family tree. If you experience that you have "got lost" on the website, a click on the Family Tree icon will always take you back here to the start page.
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(NB! Please note that some of the linked pages are available only in Norwegian!)
|1685.07.02||Sandsvær is part of Akershus amt (Sandsvær and Numedal fogderi ).|
|1760||Sandsvær amt transferred from Akershus amt to Buskerud amt.|
|1837||Sandsvær created as formannskapsdistrikt .|
|1853||Sandsvær becomes an independent municipality / county (introduction of matrikkellova ).|
|1908.01.01||Sandsvær municipality is divided into Øvre Sandsvær and Ytre Sandsvær municipalities.|
| Øvre Sandsvær, consisting of:
Hedenstad, Sandsvær-Jondalen, Gravningsgrenda
and Trollerudgrenda (a total of 3245 inhabitants).
Ytre Sandsvær, consisting of:
Efteløt, Komnes and Tuft (a total of 2464 inhabitants).
|1964.01.01|| Kongsberg municipality.
Øvre Sandsvær and Ytre Sandsvær municipalities,
incl. parts of Flesberg and Gransherad municipalities (Jondalen church and school municipality),
are merged with Kongsberg municipality.
(Source: Wikipedia )
The name Sandsvær comes from the Norse Sandshverfi, which is composed of sandr (sand) and hverfi (a derivation of hvarfn, which means "circle", "neighborhood" or "remote place").
Tuft (Tupt) parish borders Hem, Svarstad, Komnes, Hof and Vassås.
Komnes (Kaupmansnes) parish borders Svarstad, Tuft, Hof and Efteløt.
Efteløt (Elptarløyti) parish borders Hedenstad, Hof, Øvre Eiker and Komnes.
Hedenstad (Hekinnstad) parish borders Efteløt, Sauherrad, Heddal (Notodden), Gransherrad (Notodden), Flesberg and Øvre Eiker.
Many of our ancestors were baptized, confirmed, married and / or even buried here.
Information about each of these churches can be found on the Norwegian Churches' wiki pages:
Farm and village books:
Many farm and village books etc. is nowadays digitized literature available on the internet.
If you want to know more about the Sandsvær village, you will find lots of good reading material here:
List of digitized village books - Buskerud, Sandsvær (these pages are only in Norwegian).