Norwegian farm names... should they be added to the Standardized lists?
Many Norwegians and Norwegian records include the farm name as an important factor in identifying people. Due to Norwegian naming practices, there are scads of Ole Olsens and Lars Larsens, etc. and the farm names are pretty crucial to determining which is which.
There are known lists of these farms. I'm seeing many records where the farms are being standardized to places far away from Norway by eager people trying to be helpful. For example, this list of hints is from an ancestor Guri, MNXK-JHM who lived on the Helling farm in Buskerud, near Ål, Norway:
The items all refer to the farm, but have been cross matched to Holland and Sweden and even China!