I did not take a Great Grand Genealogy Tour (GGGT) last year because we’ve been saving up and planning for this year’s — the GGGT of Scandinavia! We are taking this particular tour now in honor of my grandfather, Warren. He is my oldest grandparent, and this is the only place where his ancestors lie outside of America. Grandpa is generously sponsoring a good portion of our travel expenses in exchange for enjoying this adventure vicariously through us!
Warren’s grandparents were all born in Scandinavia: His father’s father, Ole Hanson Fagerland, was born in Rogaland County in southern Norway. His father’s mother, Mary Johannsdotter-Fagerland, was born in Kronoberg County, Sweden. His mother’s father, Anders Andersen, was born in Nordland County in northern Norway. His mother’s mother was born in Oppland County in central Norway. We will be making an ambitious two-week loop through all four counties. Time only permits us one day each in Nordland, Oppland, and Kronoberg Counties. We will have three or four days to spend in Rogaland County. The rest of our trip will be spent in transit, cruising up the coast, and resting in Oslo and Copenhagen.
I have marked several genealogical points of interest in the map. Green pins mark homes, and red pins are churches and cemeteries. (There are also a few purple pins for logistical points of travel). Feel free to zoom in and browse these points. If you are familiar with any of these areas, please contact me with information or recommendations!
Updates will follow. I plan to make a photobook of the trip as I did for the GGGT’s of 2014 and 2015.