I saw this on FamilySearch recently – Norwegian Genealogical Societies and Other Resources for Norwegian Genealogy Research: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/resources-norwegian-genealogy-research/. Article is longer, but here are some details. If you have Norwegian ancestry, worth checking out. Also, check out my earlier post – Build Your Norwegian Family Tree with Bygdebøker – FamilySearch November 18, 2020; original link: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/bygdeboker-norwegian-research/.
November 20, 2020 by Sally Odekirk
Are you new to discovering your Norwegian roots? Or have you discovered a bit about your Norwegian ancestors and are itching to learn more? Fortunately, plenty of records are available online that can help you find your Norwegian ancestors, and Norwegian genealogical societies can help guide you in your journey to find your family.
Starting Your Norwegian Genealogy Research
A good place to start your research is the FamilySearch wiki page on Norwegian research.
The article on Norwegian genealogy research gives additional insight and helpful information as you organize and plan your strategy on your quest for Norwegian family records.
Several different types of records are available, including parish records and farm books that contain local histories, called bygdebøker. Learn about these books and other items of interest about Norwegian genealogy at Norway ancestry records.
Norwegian Genealogical Societies Offer More Help
In addition to these resources, try looking at the following associations and sites to help you learn more about your Norwegian American ancestors.
The Norwegian-American Historical Association collects and preserves material about the Norwegian American experience. They have many relevant publications and manuscript collections; they also have an archive of articles, obituaries, and newspapers.