Chelah Horsdal

by stlucas on February 13, 2018

Chelah Horsdal – Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle” TV Series Season 2 – Arrivals – Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue – West Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: June 19, 1973

Ethnicity: Danish (paternal grandfather), English, Irish

Chelah Horsdal is a Canadian actress.

Chelah is the daughter of Lindsay Whalen and musician Valdy (born Paul Valdemar Horsdal). Chelah’s father is of half Danish and half English descent.

Chelah’s paternal grandparents were Paul Valdemar Horsdal and Lillian Mae West. Paul was from Vamdrup, Denmark. Lillian was born in England.

Sources: http://threprovince.com

Genealogy of Chelah’s father – http://www.geni.com


Sarah-Sofie Boussnina

by madman on February 9, 2018

Sarah-Sofie Boussnina and Marie Tourell Soderberg – Nordicana: Nordic Noir & Beyond Live 2015 – Day 1 – Troxy, 490 Commercial Road – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Sarah-Sofie Torp Boussnina

Place of Birth: Svendborg, Denmark

Date of Birth: December 28, 1990

Ethnicity: Danish, Tunisian, Italian

Sarah-Sofie Boussnina is a Danish actress.

Source: https://www.alt.dk


Russell M. Nelson

by Manila on January 17, 2018

Birth Name: Russell Marion Nelson

Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 9, 1924

*37.5% Norwegian
*25% Danish
*21.875% English
*12.5% Swedish
*3.125% Cornish

Russell M. Nelson is an American religious leader. He has served as the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, since January 14, 2018. He was on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, from April 7, 1984 to January 14, 2018, and was its President, from July 3, 2015 to January 14, 2018.

His father, Marion Clavar Nelson, was an advertising manager, from Manti, Utah. His mother, Floss Edna (Anderson), was born in Ephraim, Utah.

Russell is married to professor Wendy Lee Watson. He was previously married to Dantzel White, until her death, with whom he has ten children.

Russell’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandfather, Christen Madsen (died December 22, 1753, Store Brøndum).

Russell’s paternal grandfather was Andrew Clarence Nelson (the son of Mads Peter Nielsen, later Nelson, and of Margaretta “Margaret” Christensen). Mads was a Danish emigrant, from Store Brøndum, Ålborg, and was the son of Niels Christensen and Bodil Pedersdatter. Margaretta was also a Danish emigrant, from Gørding, Ribe, and was the daughter of Christen Hansen and Kiersten Nielsdatter.

Russell’s paternal grandmother was Amanda Jensen (the daughter of Johan Andreas Jensen and Petra Andrine Amundsdatter Noklebye). Amanda was a Norwegian emigrant, from Oslo. Johan was the son of Jens Iversen and Ingeborg Sophia Nielsdatter. Petra was the daughter of Amund Pedersen Borredalen and Oliana Hansdatter Heja.

Russell’s maternal grandfather was Andrew Charles Anderson (the son of Niels Andersson and Ingeborg Poulsdatter Reinsfjeld). Niels was a Swedish emigrant, from Lund, Malmöhus (now Skåne), and was the son of Anders Paul Jönsson and Elna Andersdotter. Ingeborg was a Norwegian emigrant, from Dypvåg (now part of Tvedestrand), Aust-Agder, and was the daughter of Paul Jensen Reinsfjeld and Siri Olsdatter Gangdalen.

Russell’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Elizabeth Williams (the daughter of Stephen Williams and Emma Jane Hillard). Stephen was an English emigrant, from Hartland, Devon, and was the son of Thomas Williams, whose own mother, Elizabeth Cleverdon, was Cornish, from Kilkhampton, Cornwall, and of Sarah Elliot. Emma was also an English emigrant, from Ditcheat, Somerset, and was the daughter of Andrew Hillard and Mary Higgins.

Russell’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Rose Pester.

Sources: Genealogy of Russell’s father – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Russell’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org


The Moffatts

by Manila on January 14, 2018

Birth Names: (in birth order)
*Scott Andrew Moffatt
*Clinton Thomas John Moffatt
*Robert Franklin Peter Moffatt
*David Michael William Moffatt

Places of Birth:
*Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada (Scott)
*Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Clint, Bob, and Dave)

Dates of Birth:
*March 30, 1983 (Scott)
*March 8, 1984 (Clint, Bob, and Dave)

Ethnicity: Dutch, English, German, Scottish, Welsh, 1/64 Danish, 1/64 Swedish, as well as distant French, Irish, and Swiss-German

The Moffatts is a Canadian pop rock band formed by brothers Scott (lead vocals, guitars) and triplets Clint (backing vocals, bass, percussion), Bob (backing vocals, drums, congas), and Dave Moffatt (lead vocals, keyboards).

They are the sons of Darlana Arlene (Jahrig) Lohr and Franklin “Frank” Moffatt.

Clint has a son with his partner, Sydney McGovern. Bob is married to Amanda Zieschang.

The Moffatts’ paternal grandparents were Andrew “Bill” Moffatt and Dorothy Frances Powell. A picture of The Moffatts’ paternal grandparents can be seen here.

The Moffatts’ maternal grandfather was Clinton Booth Jahrig (the son of William Booth Jahrig and Verna Margaret Carbert). The Moffatts’ great-grandfather William was the son of Swedish emigrant, Emil (later Charles Samuel) Jährig, of Gothenburg, who was of part Danish and German descent, and of Elizabeth Lister, whose own parents, Joseph Lister and Mary Morris, were English emigrants, from Wisbech, Yorkshire (now Cambridgeshire) and Bolton, Lancashire (now Greater Manchester). Verna was the daughter of English emigrant, George Cecil Carbert, of Sandal Magna, Wakefield, Yorkshire (now West Yorkshire), and of Emma Jane Baker. The surname Carbert is of French origin.

The Moffatts’ maternal grandmother was Alice Mae Arlene Barbour (the daughter of Bocie Taft Barbour and Polly Alice Barber). The Moffatts’ grandmother Arlene was an American emigrant, from Ingrams, North Carolina. Bocie was the son of John Calvin Barbour and Louise Alei Benson. Polly was the daughter of Thomas R. “Tom” Barber and Edith Ellender Barber.

The Moffatts’ matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to their fourth great-grandmother, Seely Hill, of North Carolina.

Source: Genealogy of The Moffatts’ mother – https://www.geni.com


Benjamin Ingrosso

by Manila on December 29, 2017

Birth Name: Benjamin Daniele Wahlgren Ingrosso

Place of Birth: Danderyd, Stockholm County, Sweden

Date of Birth: 14 September, 1997

Ethnicity: Swedish, Italian [including Abruzzese], as well as small amounts of Belgian Flemish, Danish, Dutch, and German [including Baltic German]

Benjamin Ingrosso is a Swedish singer and songwriter.

He is the son of actress Pernilla Wahlgren and choreographer Emilio Ingrosso.

Benjamin’s older siblings are DJ, music producer and actor Oliver Ingrosso, and singer Bianca Wahlgren Ingrosso. His maternal uncles are actors Niclas Wahlgren and Linus Wahlgren. His first cousin is DJ and electronic dance music producer Sebastian Ingrosso.

Benjamin’s paternal grandparents are Carmine Ingrosso and Melina Carmina, who are Italian, from Taranto, Taranto, Apulia.

Benjamin’s maternal grandfather is actor Hans Wahlgren (the son of Ivar Hugo Wahlgren and Nina Hanna Mariana Scenna). Ivar was an actor, and was the son of Carl August Wahlgren and Anna Amalia Mellgren. Nina was an actress, and was the daughter of Italian emigrant, Gustavo Scenna, of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, and of Elin Ingrid Charlotta Andersson.

Benjamin’s maternal grandmother is actress Christina Schollin (the daughter of Gustaf Henrik Schollin and Henny Elisabet Högfors). Gustaf was the son of Ernst Henrik Schollin and Cecilia Louise Liljedahl. Henny was the daughter of Jacob Fredrik Högfors and Alma Elisabeth Sophia Wahlström.

Benjamin’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his tenth great-grandmother, Elisabeth Standoph.

Source: Genealogy of Oliver Ingrosso – https://www.geni.com