Here is an article about how I record locations in my genealogy software. Also a little bit about dates.…Read more
Here is an article about how I record Norwegian names in my genealogy research…Read more
Here is a little introduction to the different languages you will have to deal with when you get into Norwegian genealogy.…Read more
It can often be a challenge to find the right place when we try to pinpoint the location of the farm where our ancestors lived. Hopefully this is a little easier if we know something about Norwegian farm structure.
Featured photo of Grasreiten at Skeidsvoll by photogr. Josefsen. Used by permission from Romsdalsmuseet.…Read more
I was walking along the fjord not far from our home and came across this old boat. This made me think of how important this type of boat has been for the people living in Norway. …Read more
Many genealogists know about renaming traditions. Some use it for a lot more than it’s worth.…Read more
When you get into Norwegian genealogy you will very soon find a number of unfamiliar and sometimes strange ways to name a person.…Read more
When we read the old church books we sometimes come across the words “publice absolverede”…Read more
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.…Read more