I have very limited knowledge of my Hanson line and have only recently began to explore this line past my GGG-Grandparents, Hans and Antonette Hanson. I have several census documents that state their places of birth as Norway, but have yet to locate the town or region in Norway that they once called home.
They lived in a Norwegian settlement in rural Wisconsin and it has been very hard to separate my Hans Hanson from the others that lived near them. So, I have started ordering documents from archives that could possibly list a birthplace for Hans and/or Antonette.
My first record was the marriage certificate of their daughter Juliane. I was not able to gather any information on the family's Norwegian origins from this document. My second document was the death record of their first born son, Magnus. This record did list the birthplace of the parents, but only Norway is written down.
Back to the drawing board...