Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Dalagers of Trondheim

The Outer Wall of Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim.

I received an email from a distant relative in Norway, Terje Ofstad, regarding our Dalager ancestors. If you recall, I presented evidence that Carolina Dalager was the daughter of Frederik Dalager, who was the son of Mathias Ferslev Dalager. However, Terje presented other evidence to suggest Carolina was the daughter of a different son, Mathias Anton Dalager. I'm not sure what to make of it. Any experienced genealogist knows what it's like to receive conflicting information regarding the ancestors. It's frustrating at times, but also exciting as we attempt to unravel the mysteries of the past.

By the way, Mathias Anton was also an artist, like his father. They lived in Trondheim, Norway, which is a beautiful city in the middle of of the country, and which was once the capital city. Trondheim still houses the Royal Regalia of the Norwegian Monarchy. Someday, I should very much like to visit the city of my ancestors.

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