Norway Resources

By David A. Fryxell Premium

Ancestors from Norway

<>: Extensive genealogy and cultural links and how-to.

How to Trace Your Ancestors in Norway

<>: How-to plus exhaustive address list, from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Norway Genealogy

<>: World GenWeb site with tips and links.

Research Outline: Norway


National Archives of Norway Digital Archive

<>: Searchable online archives of censuses, tax rolls, military rolls and church records.

Norwegian Historical Data Centre

University of Tromso, N-9037 Tromso, Norway <>: Background on the census.

Norwegian Emigration Center

Strandkaien 31, N-4005, Stavanger, Norway <>

Emigration Ship Index

<>: Ships and passenger lists.

Norwegian Emigrant Museum

Akershagan, 2312 Ottestad, Norway <>

Vesterheim Genealogical Center

415 W. Main St., Madison, Wl 53703, (608) 255-2224, < html>

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

523 W. Water Street, Box 379, Decorah, IA 52101, (319) 382-9681, <>

Norway Genealogy Mailing Lists


History of Norway

<>: 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, <>: Largest Norwegian organization outside of Norway; publishes Viking magazine.

Norwegian Genealogical Word List


Online Norwegian-English Dictionary


Norway Online Information

<>: Culture and tourism.

Norway Post

<>: 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): Classic novel of Norwegian immigrant frontier life.

 From the August 2000 issue of Family Tree Magazine