"This is Carol reporting from the Nav Station on s/v Moonlight Sue.
Yesterday afternoon - at approximately 4:10 pm (or so) - I decided to check out the new databases on Ancestry.com that were shared by familysearch.com in a new agreement between the two websites. Within these new databases was one for Norway Burials. Oooooo....I love this.
See, the two websites have two totally different criteria for searching when entering ancestor information. So, I entered various surnames for my Norwegian branch - really not expecting anything new as I "thought" I had covered the database extensively on familysearch.
When I previewed the hits for Norgren, to my surprise, there was the name - Maria Norgren.
Here is the transcribed record that I found:
Name: Maria Norgren
Marital status: Widowed
Death Place: Oslo, Norway
Burial Date: 20 jun 1896
Burial Place: Sagene/Uranienborg/etc./, Oslo, Norway
FHL Film Number: 1283270
Reference ID: bk 5 p 147 n 36
Could this actually be our Maria? The Maria we
(myself, my cousin in Norway and my cousin in Utah)
spent so many months searching for a death record?
The Maria who sent a letter to her daughter in Utah so
many years ago, than no one heard from her again?
I contacted my cousin in Norway via FB and sent the
above info to get her opinion on it. Unfortunately, I
disturbed her dinner, but she was so excited that my
imagination ran wild and I could picture her eating her
dinner at record pace so that she could rush to her
computer and begin her search for the actual records.
I did a little searching, but the time came for my late
afternoon sundowners on deck and dinner
preparations right afterwards, so I had to wait for
later in the evening to catch up with the search.
By the time I got back, she had found the death
record - and it was our Maria!
I believe we may have caused the Earth's axis to go
awry as we bounced up and down in glee over the
discovery, because she not only found her death
record, but she also found her in the 1875 and 1885
Norway Census records.