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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Plat maps are an excellent resource for local history research. They show where a family lived and farmed, can demonstrate migration over time, and provide context when digging through census records. They can also be used to identify the locations cited … Continue reading
This 1874 A.T. Andreas Illustrated Map of Houston County is really beautiful. I love how it shows farms nestled into the topography. Norwegians would call it “hyggelig.” Note that you can zoom in and out, move around, close the cluttery sidebar, … Continue reading
These are some excellent free books available online. In addition to some really colorful early history, these books list many names of settlers and some of their accomplishments. Almost all of them are downloadable as PDFs – so you can … Continue reading