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Need help from Norwegian readers, please!

I'm working on a family history book for my dad and I'm trying to determine if I've got the right document for our family. Unfortunately, I can't read this and don't recognize Norwegian enough to make out what it might say. Is anyone able to look this over and let me know what it says? https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6KeFRfkhXHqd0NINVlXRWkybFE

August 28, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/i.hanson91

It looks to me as if it is just a bunch of names. If you have more of the text than that would be helpful. Like I said, it is just a list of names followed by places.

August 28, 2017

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Yes. There was just one word on there that I couldn't figure out. I think it's "godparents". However, there's still this word I'm stumped with https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6KeFRfkhXHqaWl1XzVzSlJiWVk

August 28, 2017

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I think it is "Vidnerne", an archaic worm of "vitnene", meaning "the witnesses". That would translate to godparents. In Norwegian tradition one often has one set of godparents, and then two to four other "faddere", co-godparents/sponsors. Collectively all these would be considered witnesses in the religious context.

August 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NikiJohnso

Thanks so much!!!

August 29, 2017
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