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From: Margit <>
Subject: [NOR-VOSSELAG] Research Helps to Bookmark and Save
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 21:06:03 -0500
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Earlier in May I helped with a Genealogy Workshop and made up the
following list of Research helps and sites that I use to hand out to
people who attended.
I have included most of what I have found, hopefully some of you can
make use of them.

Compiled by Margit (Nysetvold) Bakke, Flom, Minnesota
Research Helps


Check with your local library, most subscribe to Heritagequest, which
has many biographical books online and census records up to 1920 that
are searchable. Usually access is free and can be easily accessed from
your home computer with a library card number.
Buy a Norwegian Dictionary, one of the best is "Norwegian-English
Dictionary" by Einar Haugen. I use the "Engelsk blå ordbok" Engelsk-
norsk / norsk-engelsk also. I also will use the "Engelsk/Dansk/Norsk
Ordbog" by Martin Ulvestad from 1895 on occasion.

Illinois:
Illinois Biographies online
http://geneasearch.com/biography/states/illinois.htm
http://www.illinoishistory.com/regbios.html
Illinois Genweb
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/il/ilfiles.htm
Multipe Searchable Databases in Illinois
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases.html

Wisconsin:
LaCrosse, Wisconsin Public Library Local Genealogy Indexes
Obituaries (1904-1959) & (1983-Present)
Births - by Parents' Name (1987-Present)
Divorces (1992-Present)
Marriages (1987-Present)
Cemeteries (La Crosse County, WI)
http://lplcat.lacrosse.lib.wi.us/genealogy/#
Waushara County Baptisms 1853-1880
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=MTMORRIS&spraak=n&metanr=2115
Western Wisconsin Scandinavian Obituaries
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wisobits/
Wisconsin Biographies online
http://www.rockvillemama.com/wicountyindex.htm
Wisconsin Genweb
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigenweb/
Wisconsin Marriage - Bio's - Birth & Death Records up to 1907
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/index.asp
Wisconsin 15th Volunteer Infantry The Scandinavian Regiment
http://www.15thwisconsin.net/

Iowa:
Chickasaw County, Iowa Baptisms 1857-1876
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=SAUDE&spraak=n&metanr=1938
Iowa Biographies online
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iabiog/cobios.htm
Iowa Genweb
http://iagenweb.org/
Scott County, Iowa Local Indexes to Search
http://www.qcmemory.org/Default.aspx?PageId=203&nt=203
Winnebago County, Iowa Baptisms 1864-1891
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=mtpleas&spraak=n&metanr=1922
Winnebago County, Iowa Baptisms 1868-1890
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=Mtpleasa&spraak=n&metanr=1923
Winnebago County, Iowa Confirmations 1868-1890
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=Mtpleasa&spraak=e&metanr=1921
Worth County, Iowa Baptisms 1853-1881
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=chiaworb&spraak=n&metanr=1917
WPA 1930 Graves Registration Project
http://iowawpagraves.org/

Minnesota:
Birth Records 1900-1934 plus some pre 1900
http://people.mnhs.org/bci/search.cfm?bhcp=1
Dalby Database - Bio's - Cemeteries - Records:
http://www.dalbydata.com/user.php?action=cemsearch
Death Records 1904-2001
http://people.mnhs.org/dci/search.cfm?bhcp=1
Faribault County, Minnesota Baptisms 1859-1889
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=blueeart&spraak=n&metanr=1921
Fillmore County, Minnesota Baptisms 1854-1883
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=CHMNFILB&spraak=n&metanr=1536
Fillmore County, Minnesota Confirmations 1860-1885
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=Chmnfilc&spraak=n&metanr=1780
Fillmore County, Minnesota Marriages 1856-1896
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=vi21001859fillmoreMN&spraak=e&metanr=3786
Lakewood Cemetery - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lots of Norwegians buried in this cemetery.
http://www.lakewoodcemetery.com/f_welcome.htm
Minnesota Biographies online
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~froghursh2/Minnesota/countyindex.html
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~froghursh2/Minnesota/bioindex.html
Minnesota Genweb
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mngenweb/
Minnesota Place Names (Places and old names in Minnesota - searchable)
http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/
Norman County, Minnesota Obituary Lookups
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maggiebakke/normanobitbooks.html
Pennington County, Minnesota Historical Society
http://pvillage.org/
Pope County, Minnesota Baptisms 1869-1880
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=dp21001871popeMN&spraak=e&metanr=3785
Thief River Falls, Minnesota Obituaries online
http://www.trftimes.com/obits/
Note: Do not go by the dates, the obits go back to 1998 I believe
Watonwan County, Minnesota Baptisms 1873-1891
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=ODIN&spraak=n&metanr=2116

South Dakota:
Akaska, South Dakota History Book 1907-1957
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/akaska57.txt
Baptisms Little Rock Norwegian Lutheran Church 1889-1908
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=LitRock&spraak=e&metanr=1708
Baptisms Lone Rock Norwegian Lutheran Church South Dakota
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=LONEROCK&spraak=e&metanr=1700
Births 1876-1906 Oslo Norwegian Lutheran Church Moody County, South
Dakota
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=OSLOmood&spraak=e&metanr=1777
Bowdle, South Dakota Centennial Book 1886-1986
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/bowdl86.txt
Bowdle, South Dakota History Book 1886-1961
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/bowdl61.txt
Delmont, South Dakota Centennial Book, 1886-1986
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/delmt86.txt
Eureka, South Dakota Centennial Book 1887-1987
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/eureka87.txt
Eureka, South Dakota Golden Jubilee Book 1887-1937
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/eureka37.txt
Herreid, South Dakota Diamond Jubilee Book 1901-1976
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/herr76.txt
Hosmer, South Dakota Centennial Book 1887-1987
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/hosmer87.txt
Ipswich, South Dakota Anniversary 75th Book 1883-1958
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/ipsw58.txt
Ipswich, South Dakota Centennial Book 1883-1983
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/ipsw83.txt
Java, South Dakota Centennial Memories 1900-2000
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/java00.txt
Java, South Dakota Diamond Jubilee Book 1900-1975
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/java75.txt
Leola, South Dakota Centennial Book 1884-1984
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/leola84.txt
Marriages in Oslo Norwegian Lutheran Church Moody County, South Dakota
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=OSLOMARR&spraak=e&metanr=1901
Mina, South Dakota Centennial Book 1883-1983
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/mina83.txt
Oslo N Luth Church Cemetery Moody County, South Dakota
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=krkoslosd&spraak=e&metanr=2475
Roscoe, South Dakota Centennial Book 1883-1983
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/roscoe83.txt
Selby, South Dakota Centennial Book 1900-2000
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/selby00.txt
Selby, South Dakota Golden Anniversary Book 1900-1950
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/selby50.txt
South Dakota Archives
http://www.sdhistory.org/arc/arcgen.htm
South Dakota Biographies online
http://www.usbiographies.org/biographies/index.php?1083
South Dakota Births over 100 years ago
http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.asp
South Dakota Genweb
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sdgenweb/
Tolstoy, South Dakota Diamond Jubilee Book 1907-1982
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/tolst82.txt
Tombstones Bethania Church Cemetery Moody County, South Dakota
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=Bethania&spraak=e&metanr=2121

North Dakota:
Cass County, ND Divorce Records 1870's to 1942
http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/databases/cass_divorce.php
Cass County, ND Marriages March 1872 - July 1944
http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/databases/cassmarriage.php
Cass County, ND Probate Indexes 1870's to 1944
http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/databases/probate.php
Fargo Forum Obituaries Index 1892-1908 1984-1995
http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/databases/obituary.php
Grand Forks County, North Dakota Marriages November 1875 to June 30,
1925
http://www.library.und.edu/Collections/searchMarriageLic.jsp
McHenry County, North Dakota Biographies
http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/mchen85.txt
North Dakota Biographies Online
http://www.usbiographies.org/biographies/index.php?896
North Dakota Biographical Database
http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/databases/bio.php
North Dakota Death Indexes 1881 -
https://secure.apps.state.nd.us/doh/certificates/deathCertSearch.htm
North Dakota Genweb
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ndgenweb/
North Dakota is very progressive, they have all census records online
at each County website.
North Dakota Naturalizations
http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/databases/naturalrec.php
North Dakota Partial 1885 Census
http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/databases/census.php
State Archives and Historical Research Library
- will make copies and send for $5
http://www.nd.gov/hist/index.html
Stjordalen, North Dakota Baptisms 1882-1912
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=stjorbap&spraak=n&metanr=1983
Stjordalen, North Dakota Deaths 1886-1952
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=stjordea&spraak=n&metanr=1984
Stjordalen, North Dakota Marriages 1882-1930
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=stjormar&spraak=n&metanr=1985

Montana:
Billings, Montana Early Directories
http://mt-billings.civicplus.com/index.asp?nid=393
Billings, Montana Vital Statistics 1882-1901 from local Newspapers
http://mt-billings.civicplus.com/index.asp?nid=390
Montana Death Indexes Pre 1900 - 2002
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmsgs/death_records.htm?cj=1&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978
Montana Genweb
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtgenweb/
Montana Searchable Newspaper Index
http://montanalibraries.org/MKIndexPublic/MKFrameSetPublic.asp

Washington:
Ask a Librarian (Great free resource for obituaries in Washington State)
http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask_form.aspx
Kittitas County, Washington Obituaries
http://www.washingtongenealogy.com/kittitas/obituary.htm
Tacoma, Washington Obituary Index - (free to search, cost money to
order)
http://search.tpl.lib.wa.us/obits/obitopent1.asp
Washington Genweb
http://www.wagenweb.org/
Washington State Digital Archives
http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/default.aspx

Canada:
Alberta, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/alberta.html
Atlantic Provinces, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/atlantic-provinces.html
British Columbia, Canada Cemetery Finding Aid
http://www.islandnet.com/cgi-bin/ms2/rsd/search
British Columbia, Canada Free Genealogy Databases online
http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/sn-777E20/gbsearch/Births,Marriages,Deaths
Basic Search on The Births Registration Index: 1872 to 1903, events up
to 1903 (see note).
Basic Search on The Marriage Registration Index: 1872 to 1932, events
over 75 years old.
Basic Search on The Death Registration Index: 1872 to 1987, events
over 20 years old.
Basic Search on The Colonial Marriage Index: 1859 to 1872.
Basic Search on The Baptisms Index: events over 120 years old.
Canadian Biographies online - Free & Searchable
http://www.ourroots.ca/e/
Canadian Census Records 1901-1906-1911 (Free Searchable)
http://automatedgenealogy.com/index.html
Canadian Free 1881 Census
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp
Immigrants to Canada
http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/norwegian.html
Manitoba, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/manitoba.html
Manitoba, Canada Vital Records Search
Births (more than 100 years ago)
Marriages (more than 80 years ago)
Deaths (more than 70 years ago)
http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/Query.php
More cemeteries in British Columbia and Other Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/british-columbia.html
New Brunswick, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/new-brunswick.html
Newfoundland, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/newfoundland.html
Northwest Territories, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/northwest-territories.html
Nova Scotia, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/nova-scotia.html
Nunavut, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/nunavut.html
Ontario, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/ontario.html
Prince Edward Island, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/prince-edward-island.html
Quebec, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/quebec.html
Saskatchewan, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/saskatchewan.html
Saskatchewan, Canada Vital Records Search
Births (more than 100 years ago)
Deaths (more than 70 years ago) Currently includes deaths that
occurred prior to 1917. Other years wil be added as they become
available.
Marriages (more than 75 years ago) Not yet available. Work on this
index will commence after the index of deaths has been completed.
http://vsgs.health.gov.sk.ca/vsgs_srch.aspx
Searchable Canadian Archives
http://search-recherche.collectionscanada.ca/archives/search.jsp?Language=eng
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html (searches
all databases at once)
Some Canadian Obituaries
http://www.generations.on.ca/genealogy.htm
Yukon, Canada Resources
http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/yukon.html

General Research Sites:
Arizona History & Archives-Out-of-state off-site patrons will be
allowed up to one-half hour of free research once every four months.
http://www.lib.az.us/archives/email.cfm
Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov
Cemeteries online
http://www.interment.net/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
English Entrance to Norwegian Records online
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?spraak=e
Family History Archives (Searchable Books online)
http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/
Family Search Labs-Very new, unique and free! (LDS)
http://search.labs.familysearch.org
Free Genealogy searches and databases
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
Free Online Ellis Island Search
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/ellisgold.html
Google Books-has books online, some genealogy
http://books.google.com/bkshp?hl=en&tab=wp
LDS Familysearch Site
(Careful with information from this site, not always trustworthy
without sources)
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
Newspapers online
http://www.smalltownpapers.com/
New York Times free Search from 1981
http://query.nytimes.com/search/query?srchst=nyt&&srcht=a&srchr=n
Norwegians in the 1850 Census in America-Free
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=US1850&spraak=e&metanr=1681
Norwegians in the 1860 Census in America-Free
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=ft21001860&spraak=e&metanr=3246
Norwegian Mailing Lists to join
http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/NOR/
Obituaries online-United States
http://www.arrangeonline.com/
http://www.obitz.us/
(Another great way to find obituaries is to find a newspaper online
from the area the person has died at. Most newspapers online keep
archives and several of them are free to view)
Olaf Kringhaug's Translation of Ulvestad - Norwegian Immigrants in
America
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maggiebakke/ulvestad.html
Online Norwegian Dictionary
http://home.online.no/~otjoerge/files/word.htm
Ships & Passenger Lists
http://www.norwayheritage.com/
Rootsweb:
Town Searches in the USA
http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/townco.cgi
United States GenWeb Archives
http://www.usgwarchives.org/
http://usgenweb.org/
USGenWeb Archives National Search Engines
(You can search all the archives at one time)
http://sitesearch.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/search

Dis Norge-Norwegian Resources online:
http://www.disnorge.no/genress/index.php?todo=visKategori&kid=99999
[Aust-Agder] - [Buskerud] - [Finnmark] - [Hedmark] - [Hordaland] -
[Møre og Romsdal] - [Nordland] - [Nord-Trøndelag] - [Oppland] - [Oslo/
Akershus] - [Rogaland] - [Sogn og Fjordane] - [Sør-Trøndelag] -
[Telemark] - [Troms] - [Vest-Agder] - [Vestfold] - [Østfold] -
[Svalbard]
(Click on one of the fylker listed above and you will be sent to the
page with all the resources for that area of Norway that are online)
Searching the 1865, 1875 and 1900 censuses for Norway:
http://www.rhd.uit.no/folketellinger/folketellinger_e.aspx
(Less is better when searching this census, use Joh for John/Johan and
Pe for Petersen/Pedersen/Pedersd)

Free 1880 Census records of Norwegians in the 1880 census records:
Norwegians in Dakota according to 1880 Census
Norwegians in Illinois according to 1880 Census
Norwegians in Iowa according to 1880 Census
Norwegians in Kansas according to 1880 Census
Norwegians in Michigan according to 1880 Census
Norwegians in Minnesota according to 1880 Census
Norwegians in Nebraska according to 1880 Census
Norwegians in Wisconsin according to 1880 Census
Norwegians in Texas according to 1880 Census
Norwegians in Nevada according to 1880 Census
Norwegians in New Hampshire accord. to 1880 Census
Norwegians in New Jersey according to 1880 Census
Norwegians in New Mexico according to 1880 Census
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&katnr=1&emnenr=&aar=&dagens=&fylkenr=21
Less is better when searching these records, for example, lets search
for John Nysetvold who we know was born in Norway 1850 and lives in
Minnesota. We will click on Norwegians in Minnesota 1880. Instructions:
1-Under A, click on the down arrow and you get a new menu, scroll down
and choose Last name
2-Under B, click on the down arrow and you get a new menu, scroll down
and choose contains
3-Under C, type in Nyset and then click search, you will get a new page
4-On that page are two names: (It is Mother and son)
Given name Last name Sex Age Occupation Birth placeFather birth
place Mother birth place Page Circuit CountyState
78952 John Nysetvold m 30 N N N 273Fossum Polk Minnesota
78953 Kari Nysetvold f 56 mo widow N N N 273Fossum Polk
Minnesota
Click on the number to the left of John's name and you will see who
their neighbors are in the 1880 census. They are actually living in
Norman County of Minnesota, BUT Norman County was not in existence
until 1882.

Norwegian Churchbooks online:
http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read
Choose English at the top of the page. Then on the left side choose
"User's guide" and it will give you instructions on how to use the
records. When you get into the actual records, the instructions below
should help you with saving the information to your computer or
sending the permanent page site to someone to help with translation of
record.

Instructions for Reading Norwegian Churchbooks and to Bookmark them:
The links to the scanned images on the Digitalarkivet Churchbooks can
be copied and pasted from the actual page from the display option
available. At the top of the scanned image page is the option labeled
Bildeinformasjon: (Norwegian version)/Image Information (English
version( which is set to Ingen (Norwegian version) and means None in
English. There are 3 choices and of the three choices I like Øverst
(Norwegian version) which means On Top in English because it puts the
information across the top of the page and is easier to see.
The first line Kildeinformasjon: (Norwegian version)/Source
information (English version) is a really nice summary of the source
of the information and is wonderful to have for making detailed source
citations, footnotes, etc.
The second line Permanent sidelenke: (Norwegian version)/Permanent
pagelink (English version) is the best line to capture if you want to
save the exact URL location or share the actual scanned image and the
source information. It allows the full capabilities for zooming in
and out to best view the image and informs the recipient of the exact
location, book and other details to be able to find the place you
found the information.
The third line Permanent bildelenke: (Norwegian version)/Permanent
imagelink (English version) is the one to use to print a copy of the
image or to save a copy of the image in jpg format. This line will not
capture the source information and therefore is not the line to copy
to share online when requesting help or assistance in translating the
image found.

Information and Search on Cemeteries in Norway (Choose English)
http://www.disnorge.no/gravminner/index.php

Instructions for searching the Emigrants from Trondheim database
(Norwegian version):
(Example: You are searching for Petra Stavset who left Norway in 1882)

First, Go here: (Norwegian Version)
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=EMITROND&spraak=n&metanr=1396

1. Type in 1882 in the blank box.
2. To the left of the blank box you typed information into, are two
pull-down menus. Click on the one that says Posttype (Rec. class.) and
hold your mouse on there till you see many variables, go to År (Year)
and let go.
3.Next go to the next pull down box to the right of it and hold
your mouse on it and click, let go at Inneheld (Contains).
4.Then click on Søk (Search). A new page will come up and it will
tell you that 6,689 people left in 1882.
5.A new search box shows up below your original search box, type
in Petr in the blank box.
6. In the left drop-down box, click on it till you get to fornavn
(first name), then let go. Next go to the next pull down box to the
right of it and hold your mouse on it and click, let go at børjar på
(starts with). Click Søk (Search).
7.You will get a new page with all the first names that start with
Petr.
8.A new search box shows up under your other two search boxes,
type in St in the blank, where it says Posttype (Rec. class.) click on
it and choose etternamn (last name) and in the next box, click on it
and choose børjar på (starts with) (you never know what name they used
or how they spelled it in the records, so less is better).
9.Then click on Søk (Search). You will get a new page!
10. On it you will find three names, Stavset, Strinden and
Størset. Click on the blue number to the left side of Petra. You will
get a new page showing Petra Stavset in the Emigrant records and all
the other people who were leaving at the same time as her.
English version of the Trondheim Emigration list:
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=EMITROND&spraak=e&metanr=1396

Special Norwegian characters:
(Here's how you type those special Norwegian characters on your
computers)
For Mac Users
å = Alt/Option Key and a
Å = Alt/Option Key and A with Shift down
æ = Alt/Option Key and apostrophe
Æ = Alt/Option Key and apostrophe with shift down
ø = Alt/Option Key and o
Ø = Alt/Option Key and O with Shift down

Installing Norwegian Keyboard (Windows users)
1. Choose Start - Settings - Control Panel.
2. Double-click on Keyboard icon.
3. Click on Language tab.
4. Click on Add.
5. From Add Language drop-down list, choose Norwegian (Bokmal).
6. Click OK.
7. Click Apply. [You may need to insert your Windows disk]
8. Click OK to finish.

With Num Lock "on", hold down Alt key and type using your numeric
keypad (not number keys at top of keyboard)
Alt 0216 = Ø
Alt 0248 = ø
Alt 0198 = Æ
Alt 0230 = æ
Alt 0197 = Å
Alt 0229 = å
Alt 0214 = Ö
Alt 0246 = ö

MAP-Norway Fylker (districts) and Kommuner (municipalities):
http://home.no.net/jerijeri/maps.shtml (Map available at this site,
Click the individual Fylke in order to see the Kommuner)

Aftenposten Online (In English)
http://www.aftenposten.no/english/

Good Background information on Kommune’s over the years and how and
when the names changed.
http://home.no.net/jerijeri/kommuner.shtml

Who is searching the same area of Norway as you? (You will need to
register and it is free)
http://www.disnorge.no/sfbasen/index.php

Some are Searchable Databases:
Advanced Searching of the 1865/1875/1900 Census
http://www.rhd.uit.no/folketellinger/folketellinger_avansert_e.aspx
American Memory (Library of Congress)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html
Andebu, Oppland, Norway Bygdebøk Online (Searchable)
http://www.vestfold-slekt.net/andebu/Bygdebøk/
Arkivnett Oppland, Norway
http://www.arkivnett.ol.no:81/dbsok/ekb.asp
Ål, Buskerud, Norway Bygdebøk Online
http://www.aal-Bygdebøk.no/
Bokmålsordboka og Nynorskordboka (Bokmål & Nynorsk Dictionaries)
http://www.dokpro.uio.no/ordboksoek.html
Borre, Vestfold, Norway Bygdebøk Online (Look under Gårdhistorie for
Informaton)
http://www.lokalhistoriskarkiv.no/arkivet/historiske_sider/gaardshistorie
Castle Garden-Free Database with Records from 1830-1892
http://www.castlegarden.org/
Census Abbreviations used in the online 1865/1875/1900 Census
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/census_abbreviations.html
Civil War Rosters (Arranged by State)
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/3680/cw/cw.html
Cleaning Gravestones Properly
http://www.gravestonestudies.org/faq.htm
Cyndi’s List - Norway/Norge
http://www.cyndislist.com/norway.htm
Dating Old Photographs
http://www.familychronicle.com/dating.htm
Dictionary Online Norwegian to English / English to Norwegian
http://www.freedict.com/onldict/nor.html
Digital Archives English Entrance
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebFront.exe?slag=vis&tekst=meldingar&spraak=e
Digitalarkivet - 1801 Norwegian census
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&katnr=1&emnenr=2&spraak=e
Digitalarkivet - 1865 Norwegian census
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&katnr=1&emnenr=3
Digitalarkivet - 1875 Norwegian census (Not Complete)
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&katnr=1&emnenr=4
Digitalarkivet - 1900 Norwegian census
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&katnr=1&emnenr=5
Dis America-American Resources online
http://www.disnorge.no/genress/index.php?todo=visKategori&kid=341
DIS-Norge (Genealogy Society of Norway)
http://www.disnorge.no/eng/index.html
Distreff-Database to search the families of the Genealogy Society of
Norway-Click on English
http://www.disnorge.no/distreff/
Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota Obituary Index 1862-Present
(Searchable & $2 for Obit)
http://dlibrary.cpinternet.com/scripts/runisa.dll?dlibrary:pgobitsearch
Easy Google Ancestor Search
http://www.searchforancestors.com/google/searcher.html
Ellis Island-1892 to 1924 Immigrant Arrival and Passenger Records
(You will need to sign up for a user name and password, it is Free)
http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/
Examples of Old Handwriting
http://www.genealogia.fi/faq/faq031ce.htm
Fylkesarkivet-Sogn og Fjordane
http://www.sffarkiv.no/sffbasar/default.asp?lang=eng
Gjøvik og Toten, Oppland, Norway Slektshistorielag (Click on English)
http://slektshistorielaget.no/
Guide to Norwegian Bygdebøker, UND, Grand Forks, ND
http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/library/Collections/Famhist/Bygdebøk.html
Hemnes, Nordland, Norway Bygdebøk Online (Downloadable)
http://home.online.no/~caolsson/hgsfiles.html
History of the Norwegian Settlements by Hjalmar Rued Holand (download
3800 Name Index pdf)
http://www.astrimyastri.com/featured-history.php
Jelsa, Rogaland, Norway Bygdebøk Jelsa I Gards og Ættesoga Online
http://www.slektsdata.com/Bygdeboeker/Jelsa/JRamme.htm
Karmøy, Rogaland, Norway Bygdebok Online
http://www.slektsforumkarmoy.no/b-bok/gardsliste.html
Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Bygdesoge Volume I Online
http://www2.vest-telemark.no/_privat/slekt.asp
Kviteseid, Telemark, Norway Bygdesoge Volume II Online (Index & More)
http://www.jfredpeterson.com/kvgard/kvindex.htm
Lier, Buskerud, Norway Bygdebøk Online
http://www.lier.kommune.no/liers-historie/lier.htm
Masfjorden, Hordaland, Norway Masfjordboka, Bind II Online
http://www.scandion.no/hordaland/masfjorden/masfjordboka1978/1.html
Matrikkelutkastet av 1950 in Norway (Land Register in 1950)
http://www.dokpro.uio.no/cgi-bin/stad/matr50
NAGC & NL - Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library
http://www.nagcnl.org/
NAHA - Norwegian American Historical Association, St Olaf College
http://www.naha.stolaf.edu/genealogy/index.htm
Name Statistics in Norway (How common is your name?)
http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/00/navn_en/
Nordmændene i America deres istorie og Rekord Online
http://da2.uib.no/cgi-win/WebBok.exe?slag=lesdok&bokid=ulvestad&sideid=211&gstorleik=
Norway in America (The bibliographical collections of Thor M.
Andersen - Searchable)
http://www.nb.no/baser/tma/english.html
Norwegian-American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad
http://www.fellesraad.com/
Norwegian Emigrant Museum
http://www.museumsnett.no/emigrantmuseum/index_en.html
Norwegian Farm Names by Olaf Rygh
http://www.dokpro.uio.no/rygh_ng/rygh_form.html
Norwegian Historical Data Centre (English Entrance)
http://www.rhd.uit.no/indexeng.html
Norwegians in the Civil War (Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum)
http://vesterheim.org/CivilWar/index.html
Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, Minneapolis, MN Mindekirken
http://www.mindekirken.org/
Nøtterøy, Vestfold, Norway Bygdebøk Online (Searchable)
http://www.vestfold-slekt.net/notteroy/Bygdebøk/index.html
Old Searching with variables of the 1801 Norwegian Census
http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/websys.exe?E
Rootsweb Obituary Daily Times
http://obits.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/obit.cgi
Sandeherred, Vestfold, Norway Bygdebøk Register Online
http://www.vestfold-slekt.net/sandar/Bygdebøk/
Scanning Tips
http://www.scantips.com/
Selbu, Sør Trøndelag, Norway Bygdebøk Online Bind III & IV (Searchable)
http://www.selbunett.no/Bygdebøk/
Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway Emigration Lists 1839-1920 (Some are still
online)
http://web.archive.org/web/19990423205332/www.netutah.com/akre/sigutvan.htm
Sem og Slagen, Vestfold, Norway Bygdebøk Online (Searchable
http://www-bib.hive.no/tekster/sem_slagen/index.html
Stokke, Vestfold, Norway Bygdebøk Online (Searchable)
http://www.vestfold-slekt.net/stokke/Bygdebøk/index.html
Storjorden og Hattfjelldalens Bebyggelse Online (Nordland)
http://www.iva.no/storjorden.htm
The Promise of America-Norwegian Emigration to America & Norwegian-
American History 1825-2000
http://www.nb.no/emigrasjon/emigration/
Tjømø, Vestfold, Norway Bygdebøk Register Online
http://www.vestfold-slekt.net/tjome/Bygdebøk/index.html
Trønderlag Genealogy Sources
http://www.tronderlag.org/resources.htm
Trøndelag Farm Pictures
http://www.ub.ntnu.no/baser/spessaml/fw/data/fw-gaarder-main.htm
Tromsøysund, Troms, Norway Bygdebøk Online
http://flowerpot.myftp.org/tromsoysund/
University of Minnesota Libraries, Norwegian Bygdebøker
http://wilson.lib.umn.edu/reference/bygdebkr.html
Wisconsin Newspapers Online (Use to check for current obituaries)
http://www.wisinfo.com/wmain/newspapers.shtml

Word Translations and Abbreviations used in the Norwegian Census and
Churchbooks:
(Depending upon the time period, different words were used)
Aar/År og Datum=Year and Date
Adoptert=Adopted
Adresse=Adress
Ægte Født=Legitimate Birth
Alder=Age
Alderdom=Old Age
Ane=Ancestor
Anetavle=Pedigree Chart
Anmærkninger=Remarks
Arbeider=Laborer/Worker
Arkiv=Archive
Avslutt=Finish
B/Besøkende=Visitor
Barnet/Barn=Child
Barna/Borna=Children
Barnebarn=Grandchild
Barnebarnsbarn=Great Grandchild
Barnehjem=Orphanage
Begravelse/Jordet=Burial
Begravelsesdagen/Når Begravet=Date of Funeral
Bestefar-Grandfather
Besteforeldre=Grandparents
Bestemor=Grandmother
Bet. i Amerika=Paid in America (when someone emigrated from Norway
often someone in America paid)
Bibliotek=Library
Bier=Bees
Bilder=Pictures
Bok=Book
Bonde=Farmer
Bopel=residence
Broder/Bror=Brother
Bruden=Bride
Brudgommens=Bridegroom
Bruker=User of Farm
Bryllup=Wedding
Brød=Bread
Bygdebøk=Information on certain areas and farms contained in a book.
Confirmerede/Konfirmerte/Konfirmasjon=Confirmation
Copulerede/Ægteviede/Gift/Vielse=Marriage
D/Datter/Dotter=Daughter
Dåp/Døpt/Døbte=Baptism/Christening
Dåpsdatum (også for hjemmedøpte)=Baptism/Christening date (also for
home baptisms)
Den Eldre=The Oldest
Den Yngste=The Youngest
Døde/Død=Dead/Deceased
Dødfødte=Stillborn
Dødsdagen/Dødsdag=Date of Death
Domkirke=Cathedral
Drenge/Dreng=Male/Boy
Druknet=Drowned
E/Enke/Enka/Enkemann=Widow/Widower
Ektemann=Husband
EL/Enslig Losjerende = Single lodger, not related to the family
Eldre=Older
Emigrantprotokoller=Records of those who emigrated
Ender=Ducks
F/Fraskilt = Divorced
Faddernes=Godparents
Fåder/Farens/Far=Father
FL/Losjerende, hørende til familien=Lodger, related to the family
Farmor=Father’s Mother
Fattig=Poor
Fattiglem=Pauper
Fattigmann=Poor Man
Felles Sønn=Son of Both Parents (Census)
Fødested=place of birth
Fødselår=Birth year
Fødte/Født=Born/Birth
Folktelling=Census
Forældrenes/Forældre=Parents
Forlovelse/Trolovelse=Engagement
Formiddag=Morning
Formynder=Guardian
Forsørges Av=Supported By
Fosterbarn=Fosterchild
G/GM/Gift/=Married
Geit/Kid=Goat
Gjess=Geese
Haandtering=Occupation
Hest=Horse
HF/Husfar=Husband
Hingst=Stallion
HM/Husmor=Housewife
Høns=Chicken
Hoppe=Mare
HP/(Selv) Hovedperson=Head of Household
HU/Hustru=Wife
Hytte=Cottage
Indflyttede/Innflytning (ogsaa Børn)=Coming/Moving into the Parish
(including children)
Jordfestet=Internment
Kalkun=Turkey
Kalv=Calf
Kart=Map
Kjønn=Sex-Male or Female Census
Kone=Wife
Ku=Cow
Kvindekjøn/Kvinnekjønn=Female
K/Kvinne=Woman
M/Mann=Man
Mandkjøn=Male
Militær=Military
Moder/Morens/Mor=Mother
Navn=Name
Okse=Ox
Piger=Female
Plass=Place
Prestegjeld=Clerical District
Register=Index
Reinsdyr=Reindeer
Slekt=Family
S/Separert=Separated
S/Sønn=Son
Skifte=Probate
Skriv=Write
Sogn=Parish
Stedson=Stepson
Svin/Gris=Pig
TJ/Tjenestetyende=Servant
Tyr=Bull
Uægte Født=Illegitimate Birth
Udflyttede/Utflytning (ogsaa Børn)=Leaving the Parish (including
children)
Utvandret=emigrated
UG/Ugift=Single
Val=Choice
Vaccineret/Vaccinerede=Vaccination
Vallak=Gelding
Velg=Choose
Vielsesdagen=Date of Marriage

Months of the Year:Days of the Week:
Januari=JanuaryMandag=Monday
Februar=FebruaryTirsdag=Tuesday
Mars=MarchOnsdag=Wednesday
April=AprilTorsdag=Thursday
Mai=MayFredag=Friday
Juni=JuneLørdag=Saturday
Juli=JulySøndag=Sunday
August=August
September=September
Oktober=October
November=November
Desember=December

Reminder:
When working with dates in Norway, the day of the month is always
listed “before” the month. For May, 10, 2008, it would be written 10/
Mai/2008 or 10/5/2008.

Norwegian Maps (Choose English if available)
http://ngis.statkart.no/norgesglasset/default.html
http://home.no.net/jerijeri/maps.shtml
http://www.hvor.no/
http://www.borgos.nndata.no/Norge.htm

Old Disease Names & Definitions
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/olddiseases1.htm
http://www.pricklytree.webhostingpal.com/tools/
http://www.homeoint.org/cazalet/oldnames.htm
http://www3.nbnet.nb.ca/pebbles2/tools.html#disease
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Margit in Minnesota
http://norwaytoamerica.blogspot.com
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