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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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
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
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