Norway Research Web Sites
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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 Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Norway Genealogy WorldGenWeb 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 Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway Background on the census.

Norwegian Emigration Center, Strandkaien 31, N-4005, Stavanger, Norway

Emigration Ship Index Ships and passenger lists.

Norwegian Emigrant Museum, Åkershagan, 2312 Ottestad, Norway

Vesterheim Genealogical Center, 415 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703, (608) 255-2224,

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 523 W. Water Street, Box 379, Decorah, IA 52101, (319) 382-9681,

Norway Genealogy Mailing Lists

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, $13): Classic novel of Norwegian immigrant frontier life.