Nordic Genealogy

Norwegians have always loved keeping records, and chances are good that you’ll find the exact name, age and occupation of your Norwegian ancestors going back centuries. What happened to a person after he or she arrived in America, however, will not be recorded in our archives. To trace your lineage, you will need the name and birthplace of a relative born in Norway. Typically, this will be the person in your family who originally came over. In other words, in order to fully utilize our Norwegian resources, you’ll need to do a little research at home first. Once you have a name, there are several sources available through which you can track his or her lineage. An understanding of old Norwegian naming customs will make your search easier.

Vi burde sætte mærke efter os!...We should leave an impression!

Helpful Nordic Genealogy Links

BYGDELAG (NORWEGIAN GENEALOGY GROUPS)

CHURCH HISTORIES, MAPS AND RECORDS

  • Church Records in Norway - Digitalarkivet Search Parish Registry in Norway

  • Church Records in Norway - Digitalarkivet Search Parish Registry other than Norway (Abroad/Foreign)

  • Church Records in USA - Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), 1781-1969

  • Map Church of Norway - searchable map, via Church of Norway Information Service

  • Mindekirken - The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, Minneapolis, MN

  • Norsk Lutherske Menigheter i Amerika, 1843-1916, Første Bind - (index on pg 11) by O. M. Norlie, 1918, 1098 pages, digitized by the Internet Archive in 2012, Menighetshistorier: Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Missouri, New York, Michigan, South Dakota, Kansas, Indiana, New Jersey, California, Nebraska [individual church histories with pictures and maps]

  • Norsk Lutherske Menigheter i America, 1843-1916, Andet Bind - (index in beginning) by O. M. Norlie, 1918, 1136 pages, digitized by the Internet Archive in 2012, Menighetshistorier: North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, Maine, Ohio, Washington, Idaho, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Montana, Rhode Island, Wyoming, Connecticut, Utah, Tennessee, Nevada, Alabama, Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, District of Columbia, Alaska, Florida, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan [individual church histories with pictures and maps]

DATABASES

(some, are free, others are subscription based)

GENEALOGY RESOURCES

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