The lost symbol(s)

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! read more

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Norwegian concepts

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. read more

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Plan your genealogy trip to Norway now!

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.

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