Norway Goals:  1: Research   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Farm Books   7: Complied Genealogies   8: Probate Records   9: Maps and Gazetteers   10: Newspapers   11: Websites   12: Search Records   13: Get Help  




Project 9: Norway

Explore research in Norway.


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Goal 1: Learn about Norway research and records.


Choices:

A. Use effective research methods for your Norwegian ancestors.

  1. Use the Background Information Wiki article to help you with beginning Norwegian research.
    FS—Wiki: Background Info for Norwegian Research
  2. Read the Start Researching in Norway Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Start Researching in Norway
  3. Read the Tips for Norwegian-American Researchers Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Tips for Norwegian-American Researchers


B. Learn about Norwegian language and naming resources.

  1. Learn about common Norwegian words in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Norwegian Word List
  2. Get an introduction to Norwegian naming customs in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Norway Names
  3. Explore the Norwegian Naming patterns site for information on surnames, first names, and farm names.
  4. Learn how to read old Norwegian records.
    FS—Norway: Reading the Records—3 pgs.


Goal 2: Learn about Norway archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Norway archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Norway archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Norway Archives and Libraries

B. Explore Norwegian archives and libraries.

  1. Explore the Research tab of the Norwegian American Genealogical Center website.
  2. Explore the National Archive of Norway website.
  3. Explore other Norwegian archives and libraries on the Internet.
  4. Explore the Books We Own site for books that can be checked out or researched for you by others.


Goal 3: Learn about Norway census records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Norway census records.

  1. Learn about Norway census records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Norway Census Records
  2. Get an overview of Norwegian census records.

B. Explore Norway census records.

  1. Learn how to use Digitalarkivet to find Norwegian census records.
    FS—How to Find Ancestors in Digitalarkivet—66:15

    FS—Case History—3 pgs.
  2. Explore Norway census records using the Digital Archives of Norway.
    FS—Digitalarkivet: Census Records

    FS—Exploring Census Records—4 pgs.
  3. Explore additional Norwegian census resources in the CensusLinks site.


Goal 4: Learn to use Norwegian church and cemetery records, and death notices.


Choices:

A. Learn about Norway church records.

  1. Learn about Norway church records.
    FS—Wiki: Norway Church Records

    FS—Exploring Church Records in Norway—59:29
  2. Learn more about Norwegian parish registers.
    Norwegian Parish Registers
    | Exploring Norwegian Parish Registers—5 pgs.
  3. Explore other Norwegian church records on the Internet.
  4. Learn about Norway church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Digitalarkivet: Church Records
  5. Learn how to use the Digitalarkivet site to find Norwegian moving records (of church-goers who moved between parishes).
    FS—Digitalarkivet: Church Records—4 pgs.

B. Explore Norway death notices and cemetery records.

  1. Learn about Norway death notices in this article and video.
    FS—Wiki: Norway Death Notices

    FS—Exploring Death Notices in Norway—38:59
  2. Visit the Cemeteries in Norway site to explore records.
  3. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  4. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Norwegian emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Norwegian emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Norway emigration and immigration in this article and video.
    FS—Wiki: Norway Emigration and Immigration

    FS—Norwegian Emigration—44:06
  2. Explore the Norwegian Emigration Center online.

B. Explore Norwegian emigration resources.

  1. Explore Emigration Records from Norway section of the DigitalArkivet site.
  2. Explore other Norwegian Emigration resources on the Internet.
  3. Explore the Immigrant Ship site. Select a Volume, then choose Norway as the departure or arrival location.

B. Explore Norway passenger ship information on the Norway Heritage site.

  1. Access the Norway Heritage site for passenger lists and information on emigrant ships.
  2. Read the articles about Norwegian emigration in the lower middle section of the page, beginning with "Articles for Newbies".
  3. Search for immigrant passengers using the top section of the page.
  4. Search for immigrants by specific ship information on the left side of the page.


Goal 6: Learn about Norway Farm Books.


Choices:

A. Learn about Norway Farm Books.

  1. Learn about Norway Farm Books.
    FS—Wiki: Norway Farm Books

    FS—Finding Ancestors in the Norwegian Farm Books—65:16
  2. Learn about Norwegian farm names and Norwegian farmer types.
  3. Explore the Norwegian farm names database on the Dokumentasjons Prosjektet website.
  4. Learn about using the 1972 Postal Guide to locate Norway farms.
    FS—1972 Postal Guide
  5. Use the Rygh's Farm Names Gazetteer.
    FS—Rygh's Farm Names Gazetteer



Goal 7: Learn about Norway compiled genealogies.


Choices:

A. Learn about Norway compiled genealogies.

  1. Learn about Norway compiled genealogies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Norway Compiled Genealogies
  2. Explore other Norwegian compiled genealogies on the Internet.


Goal 8: Learn about Norway probate records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Norway probate records.

  1. Learn about Norway probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Norwegian Probate Records
  2. Explore Norway probate records in this video.
    FS—Exploring Probate Records in Norway—41:40








Goal 9: Learn about Norway maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Norway maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Norway maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Norway Maps

B. Explore Norwegian maps.

  1. Explore the Norway Parishes website, an interactive web map for parishes.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda map collection for Norway.
  3. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Norwegian maps.
  4. Explore old maps of Norway in the 1900 Collection.
  5. Access Norwegian map resources in the About.com site.
  6. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Norway maps.
  7. Explore other Norwegian maps on the Internet.



Goal 10: Learn about Norway newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Norway newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Norwegian newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Norwegian newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Norwegian newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.








Goal 11: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Norwegian research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 12: Search records from Norway.


Choices:

A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Norway.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. 1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Norwegian online record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Norwegian records.

  1. Explore the Europe page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.


Goal 13: Get Help with your Norwegian research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Norwegian Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit another Norwegian Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Northern Europe Genealogy Research Community on Facebook.
  4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Norway.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Norway research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Norway research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Norway research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Norway research.

C. Learn about Norway genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about Norway genealogy societies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Norway Societies
  2. Explore Norway genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.
  3. Learn more about DIS NORGE, the Genealogy Society of Norway.
    FS—Genealogy in Norway DIS NORGE—34:26





QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   Indexed Historical   Catalog
Census: 1875   Baptisms: 1624-1937
Marriages: 1660-1926
Deaths and Burials: 1666-1927


Ancestry
Births & Christenings:   1600s-1800s
Marriages:   1600s-1800s
Burial Index:   1700-2010