name is Martin Roe Eidhammer. I am a Norwegian living in Norway. I am
married to Inger Lise and we have three kids
aged 16 to 24.
By profession I am a psychiatric nurse. I have studied
college level history, local history and genealogy.
That makes me in no way a scholar or expert, but I did learn a thing or two that
has helped me while doing genealogy.
I got into genealogy more than twenty
years ago when both my parents passed away much to early. Still at a
fairly young age I found myself being the
oldest living member of our closest family. One night my brothers and I
sat and talked about our ancestry and I
realized how little I knew. That was the spark that ignited my interest
for genealogy. Since then I have been working on my
I feel very fortunate that my wife shares this interest
and that we can help each other.
Lise reads my articles and while she states that she is a science
teacher, not a language teacher, I truly appreciate her feedback.
I have also
had the pleasure of helping other people with their family search. Many
of them foreigners
looking for ancestors in
I presented content catering not only to genealogists,
but to everyone with an interest for Norway. In the future I plan to
focus on genealogy. I find this very interesting and by writing
these articles I learn a lot myself.
As you probably can tell, English
is not my native language. Sometimes I have American friends proofread
my writings, other times not. I do constantly work to improve my
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have comments or
questions. From time to time I take on genealogical work for
people I meet online. Feel free to ask me for help. I do this for fun
and as a labour of love.