Ancestors from Norway - My articles
My articles Several visitors to my web site
have sent me e-mails asking me to provide links to my various articles in one
convenient place. (The links to my articles are scattered throughout my
web site under the appropriate subject headings). Well, here are the links
to my articles, arranged in the order that I think they should be read:
Although I hold the copyright to these articles, you have my permission to print
out a copy for your own personal use. Permission is not given for anyone
to copy or display any of these articles on any other web site, or to sell or
distribute for sale any of the articles that I have written. All of these
articles have been published in the book Ancestors from Norway - An
Introduction to Norwegian Genealogy Research. For more information
about this book please feel free to contact me.
started - a brief article on how to get started with Norwegian-American
genealogy, including a short bibliography of some of the books on this subject
that you should be aware of.
- Norwegian Naming
Practices is an article that I have written on Norwegian naming practices
and the use of patronyms.
- Norwegian -
American Genealogy - A Bibliography (Large file: 176 KB) is a bibliography
that I have put together of books and other materials at the Library of
Congress on this subject.
- Norwegian farms
- some background information is an article I have written about such
topics as landskyld, matrikkel, jorddrotte, leilending, husmann, and
strandsitter. These are terms that you will quickly come across as your
your ancestor's farm in Norway is an article in which I discuss how you
can use the online matrikkel databases, census databases, and
emigrantprotokoll databases to identify the farm in Norway where your
ancestors came from. This article also describes some of the advanced search
methods available in these databases to help you get the most out of these
- How to use a
Norwegian bygdebok in your genealogy research is a tutorial that I have
written on using bygdebøker - Norwegian local history books.
- How to obtain a
Bygdebok by Inter Library Loan is a short article that I have written on
how you can borrow a bygdebok at your local library.
Kirkebøker -- Parish Records is an article that includes translations of
the column headings of Norwegian Parish records.
- Norwegian census
records provides some historical background information as well as
translations of the column headings of the various Norwegian census records.
skifter - probate records describes how to use this important
- Norwegian -
English Dictionary is a dictionary that I have written. It is meant to be
used as a supplement to a regular Norwegian - English dictionary. Feel free to
print out a copy of this dictionary for your own personal use. It is
approximately 65 pages long.
- For the many Norwegian visitors to my web page I have written a short article in Norwegian
on how to trace the descendants of Norwegian immigrants in the US:
Hvordan finner jeg etterkommere av de som utvandret til USA?
Please notify me of any links that are not working
properly as well
as any suggestions for additional links.
Unfortunately my schedule does
not permit me to answer
individual requests for assistance with genealogy
Copyright 1996 - 2002
This page was created December 12, 1996
updated on 29 August 2002