Norwegian-American Genealogical Association

Links to online bygdebøker and other research sites 

About 200 links to bygdebøker online, US cemetery lists and church histories, US Norwegian settlements, emigration, immigration, etc. Organized by place (Norway, fylke, US state and Canada) and Genealogy. More information on the bygdebok sites is given on the MGS library catalog. If any link doesn’t work, please notify librarian@norwegianamerican.org

Research Links


Frequently used research links

Links that are green indicate Norwegian websites, which may or may not offer English as an option

Links that are blue indicate US websites.

If you have links to add to this list please email research@norwegianamerican.org

Ancestors from Norway Articles and Norwegian genealogy resources. Some links may not work well, but overall a very useful source

Ancestry Subscription or very basic free information. Evangelical Lutheran Church scans, US census, resources by state, family trees. Free at MGS library and many county libraries

Civil & Ecclesiastical Divisions of Norway Translations from Norwegian to English

Dis-Norge The genealogy society of Norway. See "Slekt og Data"

Digitalarkivet The Norwegian archives. Search Norwegian church books, census, emigration, probate and more. Essential for Norwegian research

FamilySearch The LDS home page. Excellent background information. Free, but must create a sign-in. Search by county and district. Look for NorwayAncestry searching. MGS library computers are able to search with Affiliate status

Find a Grave Graves in US and Canada. More information added regularly

Findmypast Find obituaries in many newspapers. Requires a subscription

Former Fylke 

Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library (NAGCNL) in Madison, WI

Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) housed at Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN. Includes Rowberg File names and archives of their collection

Norgeskart Mapping tool to search for farms. Birdseye view 

Norway Genealogy at Rootsweb Research tips for searching records in Norway

Norway Heritage Ship names and information, passenger lists and more

Norway Parishes  

Norway Farm Names & Parish Searches Search by fylke, parish or farm name

Norwegian Historical Data Center Search Norwegian census and transcribed parish registers

Slekt og Data Norwegian site with minimal English translation but good links. Former name was DIS-Norge. Subscription required.

Slekt1 Finding bygdebøker lists by fylke and kommune/municipality

Stedsfortegnelse 1972 farm name listwith address in Norway. Useful for current addresses

Worldcat Find libraries that have a particular book. MGS & N-AGA collections are included. Use to find a book to request by inter-library loan. (MGS & N-AGA collections is not available for inter-library loan)

1881 Online Norwegian address and phone book


Norwegian-American Genealogical Association

1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100

Mendota Heights, MN 55120

N-AGA is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.




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