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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
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 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