Jofrid and Geir-Arne                                        [Norsk]       

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Welcome to our English home-page.

We have made these English pages so it may be easier for non-Norwegian to read our genealogical pages.
Our hope is that someone may be helped to find ancestors from Norway.

Who we are:

Our names are Jofrid Nåden and Geir-Arne Helgeland (married name Helgeland for both of us).

Our children

  1. Sven Martin Helgeland     - married Vibeke, daugther of Else Grannes and Helge Moen.
  2. Alf Sigurd Helgeland         - married Anne, daugther of Liv Jane Andersen and Tor Njærheim.
  3. Arnfrid Helgeland              - married Johannes, son of Judith Hommeland and Sigmund Bjelland.
  4. Øyvind Helgeland               - married Mariann, daugther of Anne Brit Lurås and Knut Hagen.

We live in the town Bryne - municipal Time, County Rogaland, country Norway.
The nearest big town is the "oil-town" Stavanger.
Many people emigrated from Stavanger to America and other country.
There are many relatives in America, but we only know a few of them.
Maybe this side can help us to get in contact with more relatives?

About Jofrids parents:
Marta Kolstø is her mother, born and grown up on an Island in Ryfylke (Rogaland) called Finnøy on a farm Hauske (also written Hauskje and Hausken). Her maiden name is from a farm in Erfjord (now Suldal) called
Alfred Nåden is her father, born in Tysvær (in Rogaland) and  grown up on the Island Finnøy.
His surname name is from a farm on this Island called Nådå (also written Naaden and

About Geir-Arnes parents:
Signe Torgersen is his mother, born and grown up on a farm called Jåtten (also written Jaaten, Jåthun and Jåtun), near Stavanger (in Rogaland). Her maiden name is from her fathers father, Torger S. Jatten. Her father was Sigurd
Selmer Helgeland is his father, born on an Island in Ryfylke (Rogaland) called Ombo, on a farm Helgeland.
His surname name is from that farm (also written Helgaland and sometimes also Helland).

We will wish you good luck in your research of ancestors in Norway!!

                                                                                                                                                         Last updated: 28.05.2022

I trust in: 2 Cor.12:9:

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.


The pages were made by Geir-Arne Helgeland, and remain as a memory of him.

Born: 17.01.1959

Died: 13.08.2023