Norway Resources

Norway Resources

Get started tracing your norsk ancestors with our research resources.

Ancestors from Norway

<homepages.rootsweb.com/~norway/>: Extensive genealogy and cultural links and how-to.

How to Trace Your Ancestors in Norway

<odin.dep.no/ud/publ/96/ancestors/>: How-to plus exhaustive address list, from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Norway Genealogy

<www.rootsweb.com/~wgnorway/>: World GenWeb 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 Tromso, N-9037 Tromso, 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/indexi.htm>: Ships and passenger lists.

Norwegian Emigrant Museum

Akershagan, 2312 Ottestad, Norway <www.hamarnett.no/emigrantmuseum/>

Vesterheim Genealogical Center

415 W. Main St., Madison, Wl 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

<members.aol.com/gfsjohnf/gen_mail_country-nor.html>

History of Norway

<odin.dep.no/ud/nornytt/uda-286.html>: From the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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.

BOOKS

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): Classic novel of Norwegian immigrant frontier life.

 From the August 2000 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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