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Ole Rynning’s True Account of America, 1838

Based upon his travels in America in June of 1838, Ole Rynning’s True Account of America (Sandfærdig Beretning om Amerika) gave practical information and courage to thousands of Norwegian peasants who were curious about their chances in another country. It was the … Continue reading

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Path to citizenship for the generation of immigrants

Information about naturalization, while not usually a treasure trove for a genealogist, can be helpful in confirming or discovering a few facts: the county where an ancestor lived (especially helpful during the years between censuses), their year of immigration, and … Continue reading

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Timeline of Norwegian Immigration and Settlement

This timeline highlights some important milestones in Norwegian immigration, with special focus on the Norwegian Ridge area. Two other excellent timelines by the Telelaget of America and the Promise of America are more complete. 1821: Cleng Peerson travels to America … Continue reading

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Online Books

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

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