Thursday, September 17, 2015

Researching Norwegian Ancestors

My great grandfather Ben Fister (standing), about 1890 or so, and possibly a brother.

I have been neglecting research on my Norwegian ancestors.  No more excuses!  There have never been more online resources and help than now.

The Norwegian government has digitized enormous amounts of records at Digitalarkivet, part of the National Archives of Norway.  It is free to view all of these.

Types of records available at Digitalarkivet. added an indexed collection to the following records a while back:

FamilySearch also provides a number of videos concerning Norwegian research in their Learning Center:
How cool is this??

If you have a membership to New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), aka American Ancestors, you can now view the same collections indexed by FamilySearch using the NEHGS interface.

Blogger Kitty Cooper offers a downloadable .pdf ("Reading the Norwegian Churchbooks by Dick Larkin") and a page, "Norwegian Genealogy," with links to her previous posts and various helpful aids.

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