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Norway Genealogy - Norsk Genealogi

Genealogy and Family History resources for Norway including how to trace your roots in Norway, Norwegian surnames, online databases, maps and geography of Norway and more.

Ancestors from Norway
This wonderful Web site by John Føllesdal offers articles on how to trace your Norwegian ancestors including detailed information on how to use various Norwegian genealogy sources such as census records, church records, and "bygdebøker." An excellent links section and a query board round out the site.

Digital Archives of Norway
A project of the University of Bergen and the National Archives with online censuses (1660's, 1701, 1801, 1865, 1875, 1900 and 1910), digitized parish records, and emigrant records. English Version.

Dis-Norge
An online Norwegian genealogy group for anyone interested in using computers as a tool in Norwegian genealogical research.

How to Trace Your Ancestors in Norway
A wonderful step-by-step guide in English from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Maps and Geography of Norway
Maps and other good geographical information for Norway, from About Geography Guide, Matt Rosenberg

National Archives of Norway
This Web site contains a brief overview of the collection as well as addresses for the regional state archives.

Norway-L Mailing List
THE mailing list for Norway genealogy. You can subscribe for free or browse/search the archives.

Norway Research Outline
This excellent outline, from FamilySearch, introduces you to the records you can use to discover your Norwegian ancestors.

The Norwegian-American Historical Association
The NAHA collects and preserves the stories and records of Norwegian immigrants who settled in the U.S. Don't miss their 33 volumes of Norwegian-American studies!

Norwegian-English Dictionary
This wonderful resource for Norwegian genealogists is a supplement to a standard dictionary, as it primarily contains archaic words that you will come across in your genealogical research.

Norwegian Historical Data Centre
Promotes access to historical records through computerized transcription. They have several informative articles on research in Norway as well as price lists. English version.

Norwegian Family & History
A "must visit" with articles on Norwegian naming patterns, farm names, and bygdebøker, as well as a list of how far back the church records go for each parish in Norway.

Norwegian Family Histories
This wonderful Web site maintains a list of books and articles (6000+) on the genealogy/history of specific families connected to Norway and Denmark.  Also a listing of local history books.

Norwegian Genealogical Word List
A list of Norwegian words commonly found in genealogical records, along with their English translations. There are two official dialects in Norway. Prior to 1915 most Norwegian records are in a language closer to written Danish than to modern Norwegian. You may also want to refer to the Danish Genealogical Word List.

Norwegian Immigration to USA: 1825-2000
This Web site from the Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives) at the University of Bergen provides useful background information on the history of Norwegian-American emigration.

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Information on Norwegian genealogy methods and some tips on what preparations and procedures you should follow in the U.S. as well as a list of Norwegian genealogy resources. In English.

Norwegian Naming Practices
A collection of articles on the different naming traditions used in Norway throughout its history. From Stine and Tom Bjørnstad's Web site, Medieval Scandinavia

Norwegian Parish Registers
John Follesdol has an excellent article on Kirkebøker (parish registers), one of the most important primary sources for Norwegian genealogy research.

Slektsbiblioteket - a Norwegian Genealogy Resource
A free lookup service in Norway with more than 200 volunteers and more than 1000 available resources available. They also have a search engine with links to Norwegian genealogy websites, a photo archive, and a forum where you can post queries on your relatives from Norway. English Version

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