Where is Norwegian Ridge?Norwegian Ridge was an early name for the area around Spring Grove, Minnesota, where many Norwegian immigrants established their farms and families in America. Read more...
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Between Rocks and Hard Places by Ann Urness Gesme is a social history of the Norwegian farmers who made up the bulk of emigrants to America. Focusing on the Norwegian period of their lives makes this book uniquely informative and … Continue reading
The Decorah Genealogy Association has an excellent library of local resources, but I also have a pretty good library of books on subjects related to Norwegian genealogy, such as Norwegian local histories (bygdeboks), printed collections of church records, and historical … Continue reading
These are some of the most worthwhile printed books on genealogy and Norwegian immigrants. Directories Gerhard Naeseth’s Norwegian Immigrants to the United States series How-To Guides Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History … Continue reading
These are some of the most worthwhile printed books on the subject of the Norwegian Ridge area. History & Analysis The Promise of America Norwegians on the Prairie: Ethnicity and the Development of the Country Town Norway To America: A … Continue reading
US Census Images Archive.org has a full collection of scanned US Census images from 1790-1930. Completely free to view online and to download. No need to pay Ancestry.com! Printed Books I’ve selected some of the best books on genealogy and some other research tools. … Continue reading