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Norwegian and Norwegian-American Genealogy
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General Guides to Genealogy Handbooks, Manuals, Bibliographies
  • Norsk biografisk leksikon
    CD-ROM in v.10 contains FamilyTreeMaker 2006 and genealogical information for selected Norwegian families. See v. 10, p. 415-417 for a list of surnames included.
    • Location(s): Wilson Reference Quarto CT1293 .N67x 1999
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  • Kjenn din Slekt: En kort veiledning i sleksforskning
    An introduction to Norwegian resources for research in genealogy, explaining how to decipher parish records and listing archival sources in Norway and elsewhere in Scandinavia. (In Norwegian.)
    • Location(s): Wilson CS914 .S34 1981
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Maps and Atlases and Place Names
  • Norges Bebyggelse
    4 volumes. A most ambitious work, in four volumes, with detailed descriptions of communities and parishes in portions of the counties of Nord-Tr√łndelag, S√łr-Tr√łndelag, Aust Agder and Vest Agder, including photographs and descrip-tions of each and every farm.
    • Location(s): Wilson 914.81 F544
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  • Norges Land og Folk
    21 volumes. A comprehensive study of the historical and contemporary geography of Norway in the decades around the turn of the century.
    • Location(s): Wilson Sub-Basement Annex 948.1 N76
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  • Norsk Stadnamnbibliografi
    A bibliography of books and articles about place names in Norway. Arranged by fylke (county) with author and subject indexes.
    • Location(s): Wilson Reference DL406 .L37x 1981
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  • Norske Gaardnavne
    (Originally published 1897-1936.) 20 volumes. An etymological dictionary of Norwegian farm names (and hence surnames) including dates and variant spellings.
    • Location(s): Wilson Reference PD2695 .R9 1897a
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Norwegian Language Dictionaries
  • Periodicals
Bibliographies and Guides to Local Histories and Bygdeb√łker
  • Norsk Lokalhistorie, en Bibliografi.
    A bibliography of bygdeb√łker and local histories arranged by place name and including lists of related publications.
    • Location(s): Wilson Reference DL576 .A53x 1969
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  • Norsk lokalhistorisk litteratur : bibliografi over by- og bygdebÝker, regionhistorie og periodika ca. 1900-1996
    • Location(s): TC Wilson Library Reference DL445 .N676x 1997 Non-Circulating
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  • Norsk lokalhistorisk litteratur, 1946-1970
    A bibliography of books and pamphlets pertaining to Norwegian local history. Issued in 19 parts, each covering an individual county, this work supplements Harald Andresen's work (above). Location: Wilson Reference DL445 .O84x 1976
    • Location(s): TC Wilson Library Reference DL445 .O84x 1976 Non-Circulating
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Searching MNCAT


You can use MNCAT, the University Libraries' computerized catalog, to search for specific subjects. The following are some examples of useful subject terms for genealogists.
church records and registers--norway
farms--norway
farms-norway--directories
genealogy
names, geographical--norway
names, personal--norway
norway--biography
norway--emigration and immigration
norway--genealogy
norway--history, local
norway--maps
norwegian americans
norwegian americans--genealogy
norwegian americans--history
norwegians--minnesota
norwegians--united states
registers of births, etc--norway


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