Norway Research Web Sites
9/28/2009
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Ancestors from Norway homepages.rootsweb.com/~norway/: Extensive genealogy and cultural links and how-to.

How to Trace Your Ancestors in Norway www.ide-as.com/fndb/howto.html: How-to plus exhaustive address list, from Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Norway Genealogy www.rootsweb.com/~wgnorway/: WorldGenWeb site with tips and links.

Research Outline: Norway www.familysearch.org/sg/Norway.html

National Archives of Norway Digital Archive www.hist.uib.no/arkivverket/index-en.htm: Searchable online archives of censuses, tax rolls, military rolls and church records.

Norwegian Historical Data Centre, University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway www.rhd.uit.no/indexeng.htm: Background on the census.

Norwegian Emigration Center, Strandkaien 31, N-4005, Stavanger, Norway www.utvandrersenteret.no/

Emigration Ship Index www.museumsnett.no/mka/ssa/index1.htm: Ships and passenger lists.

Norwegian Emigrant Museum, Åkershagan, 2312 Ottestad, Norway www.hamarnett.no/emigrantmuseum/

Vesterheim Genealogical Center, 415 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703, (608) 255-2224, www.vesterheim.org/genealogy/welcome.html

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 523 W. Water Street, Box 379, Decorah, IA 52101, (319) 382-9681, www.vesterheim.org

Norway Genealogy Mailing Lists www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_country-nor.html

Sons of Norway, 1455 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408, (800) 945-8851 or (612) 827-3611, www.sofn.com: Largest Norwegian organization outside of Norway; publishes Viking magazine.

Norwegian Genealogical Word List www.familysearch.org/sg/WLNorway.html

Online Norwegian-English Dictionary www.freedict.com/onldict/nor.html

Norway Online Information www.norway.org/: Culture and tourism.

Norway Post www.norwaypost.com: News site in English.

Norway to America: A History of the Migration by Ingrid Semmingsen (University of Minnesota Press)

The Promise of America: A History of the Norwegian-American People by Odd Sverre Lovoll (University of Minnesota Press)

Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie by Ole Rølvaag (HarperCollins, $13): Classic novel of Norwegian immigrant frontier life.