When we read the old church books we sometimes come across the words “publice absolverede”
Did you know that, on the Internet, there are a large number of discussion-forums and mailing lists dealing with Norwegian genealogy?
What has Dan brown’s book got to do with Norwegian genealogy?
As insignificant it may seem, it can make a lot of difference in your search for family.
The problem was made clear to me some time ago when I was contacted by a lady from the USA. She was looking for her ancestors in Norway and could tell me that her Great grandfather named “so and so” was born in Ore parish in Vest-Agder. Vest-Agder is a county situated in the southern part of Norway. Ore is a place in Vest-Agder, all right. It is in the municipality of Farsund. So far so good!
When you get into Norwegian genealogy, it does not take long before you come across the word “Bygdebok”
In this section I want to discuss Norwegian concepts and words that not easily are translated or explained in a few short sentences. I was pondering on what to call this section and, as I often do, I started to search for definitions. I went to the Free Dictionary and found this explanation of the word concept:
“A general idea or understanding of something”
I think this covers what I want to express.
As you probably have noticed, English is not my native language, so I spend a considerable amount of time checking definitions and phrasings.
No one can deny that it is expensive to travel in Norway, but recently the Norwegian currency, the Krone, weakened and experts think the Krone is going to stay weak for a while. This means you get more Norwegian bang for your buck.
If you have some money stashed away, you might want to dig it up and take that long-planned trip to Norway.
Romsdalsmuseet is a regional museum with branches in different parts of Romsdal in the county of Møre og Romsdal.
Have you been thinking of trying to find your ancestors, but don’t know where to start?
There are a number of sources available for you to search for ancestors in Norway.
For a while many of the resources I host will reside on my “old” website. I realize I will need som time to figure out how to organize it all.
Please follow the link in the navigation bar to Martin’s Norwegian Genealogy Magazine. If you do, some of the links will bring you back to the blog as things get moved