- Steen-Karlsen, Torbjørn. Gjedde, Makrell, Ørret, Laks og Sild i byen. Gjedde – Giedde – Gedde, s. 4–10.
- Steen-Karlsen, Torbjørn. Slektsforbindelser Lier – Eiker – Sande – Ramnes. Del 3: Berg og Tuft i Ramnes, Krokstad på Eiker, Våle, Nøtterøy, Larvik, Tønsberg, Vivestad, Andebu, Høyjord, s. 11–25.
- Helleberg, Odd Arne. Sandsværs første kjente bergmann, s. 26.
- Steen-Karlsen, Torbjørn. Hammersmedmester Jakob Pedersen Tives slekt, s. 27–31.
- Fagerli, Torkel. Anthonsen-slekten ved Jarlsberg Verk i Skoger. En gren av Skott-slekten fra Røros, s. 32–35.
- Davidsen, Svein. DNA og DNA-testing – en oppdatering, s. 36-42.
- Redalen, Torgrim. Bobrødrene fra Gulsvik - med støtte av DNA-testing i slektsforskning, s. 43–50.
- Ulriksen, Eli. Årsmøte 2021 Vestfold Slektshistorielag Protokoll, s. 51.
- Wærhaug-Mathisen, Svein-Åge. Årsrapport 2020 Vestfold Slektshistorielag, s. 52–53. (regnskap, s. 54).
- Gustavsen, Are S. Bygdebokforfatter Terje Østro (1949–2020) – ved det endelig punktum, s. 55–57 (artikkelen kommer også på trykk i Norsk Slektshistorisk Forenings Genealogen nr. 1, 2021).
- Møteoversikt høsten 2021, s. 58 (for både Vestfold og Buskerud).
3 July 2021
6 June 2021
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex became parents to their second child on Friday 4 June 2021 at 11.40 a.m. when their daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California, USA. According to the press statement the baby girl will be called "Lili". The statement in full:
Statement from the press secretary for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
It is with great joy that Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome their daughter Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, to the world. Lili was born on Friday, June 4 at 11:40 a.m. in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.
She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling at home.
Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales.
This is the second child for the couple, who also have a two-year-old son named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The Duke and Duchess thank you for your warm wishes and prayers as they enjoy this special time as a family.
As a daughter of a duke, the now 2-days-old girl is entitled to be styled Lady Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, but as when her brother was born, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have expressed their wish that their children should not use courtesy titles.
Lili was born as no. 8 in the line of succession to the British throne. She is the Prince of Wales' fifth grandchild and the 11th great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II.
19 May 2021
Buckingham Palace announced today that Princess Beatrice and her husband Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi are going to have their first child together in the autumn of 2021:
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice and Mr Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in autumn of this year.
The Queen has been informed and both families are delighted with the news.
Princess Beatrice, eldest daughter of the Duke of York (Prince Andrew) and Sarah, Duchess of York, née Ferguson, married Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi, son of Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi and Nicola Williams-Ellis, née Burrows, at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Royal Lodge, Windsor, on 17 July 2020.
The baby will enter the world as no. 11 in the line of succession to the British throne. Princess Beatrice is currently no, 9, but will step one place down the ladder when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have their second child in the early summer.
Eduardo has a son, Christopher Woolf, b. 2016, from an earlier relationship.
2 May 2021
Stalsberghagen gravlund og krematorium (Stalsberghagen Cemetery and Crematorium) is situated in Lillestrøm municipality (earlier Skedsmo municipality) at the boarder of Rælingen municipality east of Oslo. The cemetery was opened for burials in 1901.
All 24 photos: © 2021 Dag Trygsland Hoelseth.
I visited the cemetery Thursday this week to take photos of two graves to be used in articles at Slektshistoriewiki, the Norwegian genealogy wiki (these photos are not included in the blog article). But I after fulfilling my mission I walked around for a while and took photos of some of the graves which I found interesting. Some attractive or old headstones and some family names that caught my attention. The cemetery is divided by Øvre Rælingsveg into two parts. The old part, where all the photos above are taken and where the chapels are, and the new part, made available for burials in the 1960s. The new part also includes a section for Muslims.
The Large Chapel (I haven't decided if it would be most correct to translate Store kapell into «The Great Chapel» or «The Large Chapel» and Lille kapell into «The Small Chapel» or «The Little Chapel») and crematorium was inaugurated in 1958 and the original chapel was torn down. The Large Chapel has 200 seats, while The Little Chapel, which was built in 1990 at the same place where the old chapel was once standing, has 50 seats. You can see a photo of the old chapel at Lokalhistoriewiki. For photos of the interior, go here (The Large Chapel) and here (The Little Chapel).
* Postscript 3 May 2021 at 18:45: The answer to my question about the Stalsberg inscription on top of the Holmsen family grave was easy to work out. Johan Andreas Holmsen (1843–1921) was farming at Stalsberg nordre (Northern Stalsberg) at Strømmen in Skedsmo (now Lillestrøm municipality). He even found his wife from Stalsberg søndre (Southern Stalsberg)! See among others Slegten Holmsen, 1934, p. 91, by Gudrun Jølsen.
Updated last time on Monday 3 May 2021 at 18.45 (postscript added).
24 April 2021
Liechtenstein on the front cover! The photo is of Prince Franz Joseph II of Liechtenstein (1906–1989), his wife Princess Georgine (Gina) of Liechtenstein, née Countess von Wilczek (1921–1989) and their two eldest sons, Prince Hans-Adam and Prince Philip. I am not sure when the photo is taken, maybe late 1946 or early 1947. The choice of front cover photo reveals that Charlotte Zeepvat this time has chosen the Princely House of Liechtenstein for her her traditional Family Album. Besides a 2 pages long introduction to the family history, the readers are treated with 72 illustrations of various family members and of the castle. The princely house is so large that the article also contain 5 pages with genealogical tables.
I would love to visit Liechtenstein again one day. My only visit took place in 2005 when the Schloss Vaduz was under renovation. With a better camera I hope to take better photos and also see other parts of the principality.
Charlotte Zeepvat, who is an historical consultant to the magazine, has also written the first article of the present issue, An Extraordinary Life. The Story of Cyril von Sellheim. It is not proven, but in my opinion very likely that Cyril Albert Robert von Sellheim (1897–1983), who was adopted by Peter Alexander von Sellheim (1830–1913) and Philomena Maria (Mary) de Cock (1844–1915), was the son of Princess Marie of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1878–1948), eldest daughter of Grand Duke Adolf Friedrich V (1848–1914) and Grand Duchess Elisabeth, née Princess of Anhalt (1857–1933). It is a well-written and interesting article to read, and it also has a page with short genealogies of the Sellheim and Mecklenburg-Strelitz families.
A Guiness for Monaco? Stephen Bunford asks. He tells the story of the Grimaldis and who the current head of state could have been if Prince Louis II of Monaco (1870–1949) had not adopted and legitimated his natural daughter Charlotte (1898–1977) in 1919.
I really enjoyed Bearn Bilker's article Clothilde von Merenberg – the last Nassau. He has both met and interviewed the countess and gives a good outline of the history of the Nassau and Merenberg family. Clothilde von Rintelen, née Countess of Merenberg, b. 1941, is the great-great-granddaughter of Prince Nikolaus Wilhelm of Nassau (1832–1905), who is 1868 married Natalia Alexandrovna Pushkina (1836–1913). The Merenberg title was granted by Nikolaus' brother-in-law Prince Georg Viktor of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1831–1893). The countess is related to most royal families of Europe, including the Norwegian, as Prince Nikolaus Wilhelm was a brother of Princess Sophia (1836–1913), who in 1857 married Prince Oscar of Sweden (1829–1907), from 1872 King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway. This means that Clothilde and Crown Prince Haakon are fourth cousins. There are other connections as well, but I will leave it at that.
Ove Mogensen from Denmark has traveled the whole world to take photos of royal graves. This time he presents the Saxe-Altenburgs as no. III in his series Tombs, Graves and Monuments in Thuringia.
In the series of Little-known Royals Coryne Hall has this time decided to present Princess Gundelinde of Bavaria (1891–1983), the youngest and 13th child of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria (1845–1921), from 1913 King Ludwig III, and Princess Maria Theresa of Bavaria, née Archduchess of Austria-Este. Princess Gundelinde married in 1919 Count Johann Georg von Preysing-Lichtenegg-Moos (1887–1924). The article reminded me of the somewhat unusual names (at least to me) of some of Gundelinde's siblings, including Helmtrud, Notburga and Dietlinde.
The columns The World Wide Web of Royalty gives us genealogical news from the Imperial, Royal or Princely houses of Austria, Bourbon-Parme, Hohenberg, Leiningen, Norway (Erling Lorentzen), Sweden and Thurn and Taxis.
Really newsworthy are the book titles Royal Books have «in the pipeline», among them the third edition of Bernadotteättlingar (Bernadotte Descendants), which is expected in the summer of 2021, and Genealogie des Fürstlichen Hauses Kinsky, which will come out in the winter of 2021/2022. Really something to look forward to!
17 April 2021
The funeral service for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died on 9 April 2021, 99 years old, took place in St. George's Chapel at Windsor today, 17 April 2021.
The funeral procession, which started at 2.50 p.m. local time, took place from the State Entrance to the chapel. The coffin of the duke was carried by a customised Land Rover. Behind it walked members of the royal family – the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Cambridge, Peter Phillips, the Duke of Sussex, Tim Laurence and the Earl of Snowdon – while other members had driven to the chapel by car in advance. More details can be read at the official website.
Due to the pandemic and Covid-19 protocol, only 30 people were allowed to attend the funeral service. These were:
- HM The Queen (Queen Elizabeth II)
- HRH The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles)
- HRH The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla)
- HRH The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William)
- HRH The Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine)
- HRH The Duke of Sussex (Prince Harry)
- HRH The Duke of York
- HRH Princess Beatrice of York
- Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (husband of the former)
- HRH Princess Eugenie of York
- Jack Brooksbank (husband of the former)
- HRH The Earl of Wessex (Prince Edward)
- HRH The Countess of Wessex (Sophie)
- Lady Louise Windsor
- James, Viscount Severn
- HRH The Princess Royal (Princess Anne)
- Tim Laurence
- Peter Phillips
- Zara Tindall
- Mike Tindall
- The Earl of Snowdon (David Armstrong-Jones, son of the late Princess Margaret)
- Lady Sarah Chatto (daughter of the late Princess Margaret)
- Daniel Chatto
- HRH The Duke of Gloucester (cousin of the Queen)
- HRH The Duke of Kent (cousin of the Queen)
- HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy
- HGDH The Hereditary Prince of Baden (Hereditary Prince Bernhard)
- HRH The Landgrave of Hesse (Landgrave Donatus)
- HRH The Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (Prince Philipp)
- Countess Mountbatten of Burma (Penelope Knatchbull)
11 April 2021
The Mail on Sunday has taken the trouble of locating the church book in which the then Prince Philip of Greece's birth and christening was recorded. [External link]
Prince Philip was born at the royal estate of Mon Repos on 10 June 1921 (28 May in the old Julian calendar) and baptized in the Church of Our Christ the Saviour,
The record is dated 24 October 1921 (i.e. 14 November 1921, Gregorian calendar).