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  1. The medieval lineage presented here was given to me, Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks, as part of my ancestry by genealogist Betty Rockswold of the "Valdres Samband Lag" organization. The data in this section of royal Norwegian genealogy was compiled by historians, Anders Stilloff, and Ola Robøle Hegge of Norway and presented in chart format by Carl M. Ringen Gunderson. When asked about the research done on the lineage, Betty sent an e-mail to me that said: "It would take a 'volume' to describe the connections to royalty of the Kvåle line." She went on to say that she sent a copy of the material to her skeptic cousin, Herman Nettum, in East Toten who is a noted genealogist. After examination of the chart, which Betty says she is sure he went over with a 'fine tooth comb' hunting for errors, his only criticism was that, while the lineage was correct, no one knows the first name of Earl Thorfinn Sigurdson's wife, which was listed as being Ingeborg. // It appears that the lineage in this database links to Scandinavian royalty insofar as the genealogy accounts written by the medieval writers is correct. I (Martha Hicks) should point out that the vice consul of Norway, Lars Løberg, says that the medieval writers, most notably Snorri Sturluson, may have had a political motive for presenting the royal line as an old Norwegian dynasty. Since the Norwegian ancestry in this database ties to the traditionally accepted Norwegian royal line, it is presented here.
  2. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using vital records.
  3. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks whose sources included census, church records, and vital records.
  4. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using Norwegian bygdeboks of relevant localites with farm history and genealogical information.
  5. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using microfilmed Norwegian church records.
  6. Research Report in possession of Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks who periodically hires a German genealogist to research ancestral lines in northwest Germany.
  7. Research by Ken Hofstad shared with me, Martha (Schliesser) Hicks.
  8. Research of Regis J. Zagrocki whose sources included Reformed Church Records of Waldhohr, Germany - shared with me (Martha Hicks) in 2002.
  9. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using census records.
  10. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using newspaper death notice.
  11. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using Evangelical Lutheran church records.
  12. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using death certificate.
  13. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using probate records.
  14. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using Evangelical Lutheran church records. Confirmation record.
  15. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using grave/cemetery records.
  16. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using marriage record.
  17. Research of look-up volunteer, Cathy Walker, using vital records for Minnehaha County, South Dakota.
  18. Compilation of writings by Venecia V. Spellman, Laurance R. Spellman and Joycelyn H. Spellman - along with family information gathered from past and current generations - made available to relatives.
  19. Research of Rebecca Watson who shared her data with me, Martha (Schliesser) Hicks.
  20. Full mitochondrial (mtDNA) testing by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks with haplogroup results that apply to her direct maternal line.
  21. Research Report in possession of Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks who periodically hires a German genealogist to research ancestral lines in northwest Germany.
  22. Research of Susanne (Sterba) Sheridan who shared information with me, Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks.
  23. Book in the possession of Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks by The DeWitt County Historical Commission, DeWitt County History ; Dallas, Texas; Curtis Media Corporation; 1991 -- containing family data submitted by Hilmer Koopmann). (B. date given as Sept. 6-[should be 5], 1801.).
  24. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using published obituary.
  25. Research by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks using obituary card.
  26. Research of Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks whose source was military pension records.
  27. Research findings of the late Pastor Emil Schliesser (born 1911) of Wain, Germany - copy in possession of Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks.
  28. Book in the possession of Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks by The DeWitt County Historical Commission, DeWitt County History ; Dallas, Texas; Curtis Media Corporation; 1991 -- containing family data submitted by Hilmer Koopmann).
  29. German church and census records in possession of Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks (copies sent by researcher Charles Cleveland Bennett Goodwin).
  30. Research of Gene Pearl (Bockelman-Leaders) Hills who shared information with me, Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks.
  31. Research of Rebecca Irene (Valliere) Haworth who shared her information with me, Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks.
  32. RESEARCHER -- HELMUT REINHARD of GERMANY (hereinhard@yahoo.com) -- who shared information from his researchh via Post-em notes on my RootsWeb WorldConnect Database (May 2013). (Maria Katharina Visel; B. info- Jan. 3, 1782, in Dachtel; M. date- Feb. 18, 1806; Husband- Georg Adam Eisenhardt; Husband's B. info- Oct. 13, 1776, in Dachtel; Husband's Parents- Johann Jakob Eisenhardt and Maria Agnes Fenchel of Dachtel).
  33. RESEARCHER -- HELMUT REINHARD of GERMANY (hereinhard@yahoo.com) -- who shared information from his researchh via Post-em notes on my RootsWeb WorldConnect Database (May 2013). (Philip Adam Visel; B. info- June 4, 1786, in Dachtel; M. date- April 14, 1812; Wife- Anna Magdalena Weiss; Wife's B. info- Sept. 1, 1787, in Althengstaett; Visel family was from Dachtel).