I am often asked to help people who are “totally stuck” with their search in Norway. Here is how the “Find source” feature can help you back on track.
After the release of the Digitalarkivet’s re-design I have edited and expanded the topic of this article. As my incitement to write the original article was to point out the limitations of the “Find persons” feature, I leave the first pharagraphs of this article and then ask you to go on to my new article
I am sometimes surprised as it turns out to be a lot of information available. In these cases I suspect that people are searching only by way of the Advanced person search feature in the Digitalarkivet.
This search feature is a great tool, but it does have its limitations. One of them, is the fact that not all Norwegian sources are digitized and indexed. Information in scanned sources wil not appear among the Advanced search reults.
In this article I will look at how we can check to see if the persons/actions we are looking for are likely to show up among the search results or if we have to find and go through the scanned source manually .
My new article is found here: