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Must-read social history of pre-emigration life in Norway

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

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Free genealogy lookups available

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

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Printed Genealogy Books

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

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Printed History Books

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

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Genealogy Resources

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

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