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From: Bill Reque <>
Subject: [TMG] Norwegian data entry
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 02:53:10 -0700


Please, please don't enter both the patronymic and the farm name into
the surname block. It makes it impossible to sort.
It should also be noted that the Norwegian upper class has used surnames
all along, and that while farm names were used for farm residents, many
emigrants to the U.S. chose them upon being required to register a
surname upon entry. [The country was filling up with Olsons and
Johnsons.]
Bill Reque [a farm name from Voss]
SF


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