Exploring Norwegian Genealogy - Combo of the PDF eBook and Softbound book
Exploring Norwegian Genealogy - Combo of the PDF eBook and Softbound book

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Exploring Norwegian Genealogy; by Liv Birgit Christensen and Margaret H. Strand; 2023; 318 pp., Combo of the PDF eBook and the Softbound book; Item #: FR0853

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Genealogical Research in Norway is a Norwegian genealogy research guide, written in English, by the writing team of Liv Birgit Christensen, and Margaret H. Strand – a Norway native, and a Scottish expat with over 40 years living in Norway. Both women are genealogists with wide experience. This volume allows an in-depth look at Norwegian genealogy.  Just a few of the many topics covered in the book are: How to begin doing Norwegian research, farm books, wikis, Norway facts, geography and history, maps, translation aids, naming traditions, vital records, censuses, the Digital Archives of Norway, Norwegian websites, city, and parish records.  Church Records are covered in depth. Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths & Burials, Confirmations, Moves, Confessions, Communicants, Introduction, Betrothals, Vaccinations Non-conformists, and much more all explained.

Exploring Norwegian Genealogy Contents

PART 1 -WHY THIS BOOK?

About the authors

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: About this book

Chapter 2: How to use this book

Chapter 3: Collaboration

Chapter 4. Google searches

Chapter 5. Social media

Chapter 6: Farm books

PART 2 – ABOUT NORWAY – A BRIEF BACKGROUND

Chapter 1: Geography

Chapter 2: Archives

Chapter 3: A brief history of Norway

Chapter 4: Population and occupations

Chapter 5: A brief history of infrastructure

Chapter 6: Demography

Chapter 7: Indigenous population and ethnic minorities

Chapter 8: Outdoor life

Chapter 9: Language and translation aids

Chapter 10: Names and naming traditions

Chapter 11: Emigration from Norway

PART 3 – BEFORE YOU START RESEARCH IN NORWAY

Introduction

Chapter 1: How to find your ancestor's town of origin

Chapter 2: An example – Carl

Chapter 3: Using the FAN method

Chapter 4: No luck?

Chapter 5: Immigrants’ original Norwegian names

Chapter 6: The “big three” international genealogy websites

Chapter 7: Some other useful websites

Chapter 8: Free access

 Chapter 9: Some useful free migration websites

Chapter 10: Sources nearer home?

PART 4 – TWO EMIGRANTS

Chapter 1: Anna Rahn, a Norwegian immigrant to the US

Chapter 2: Ingvald Bratlie, immigrant to New Zealand

PART 5 - CENSUSES

Chapter 1: The censuses

Chapter 2: The 1801 census

Chapter 3: The 1865 census

Chapter 4: 1875-1891

Chapter 5: 1900-1920

Chapter 6: Where to find census records

Chapter 7: Censuses in the Norwegian Historical Data Centre

Chapter 8: Censuses in the Digital Archives

PART 6 – CHURCH BOOKS

Chapter 1: The content of parish registers

Chapter 2: A brief history of the church

Chapter 3: Non-conformists

Chapter 4: More about the church books

Chapter 5: Where to find the parish records

Chapter 6: What information can I find in a parish record?

Chapter 7: Recording sources

Chapter 8: Performing searches in the church books

Chapter 9: Performing general searches

Chapter 10: More about Anna’s family from the Digital Archives

PART 7 – OTHER TYPES OF RECORDS IN THE DIGITAL ARCHIVES

 Chapter 1: Some hints

 Chapter 2: Emigration records

Chapter 3: An overview of other types of record

Chapter 4: Records of ethnic minorities

Chapter 5: User guides

PART 8 – CITY RECORDS

Chapter 1: About the capital

Chapter 2: City archives

Chapter 3. Municipal censuses

Chapter 4: Other types of record from ports and cities

PART 9 – OTHER NORWEGIAN WEBISTES AND RESOURCES

Chapter 1. A supplement to the Digital Archives

Chapter 2: Other archives

Chapter 3: Libraries

 Chapter 4: Family history societies and other useful websites

PART 10 – PUTTING SOME FLESH ON YOUR ANCESTORS’ BONES

Chapter 1. DNA and genealogy

Chapter 2: Google searches

Chapter 3: Photos

Chapter 4: Farm books (bygdebøker)

Chapter 5: Other useful literature

Chapter 6: Occupations

 Chapter 7: Getting help when you are stuck

Chapter 8: Heritage travel

APPENDIX 1 – LINKS

APPENDIX 2 – BIBLIOGRAPHY