Breakout Session, June 2012

Materials and links to resources used:

Genealogy Break-Out Session on June 14, 2012

1 – Overview of Breakout Session by Susan Stow

1a – Link to Bygdelagenes

The sign-in sheets for the two Genealogy Break-Out sessions on June 14:

2 – Sign in #1

2a – Sign in #2

3 – Norway Travel Guide form National Geographic  (link no longer links to the interactive map of Norway.)

4- Overview of our lodge genealogical group and contacts

5 – Norwegian Research Online

6 – Pedigree Chart, 5 Generations

7 – Family Group Sheet by the Nordales

8 – Norwegian Organizations and Events and Genealogy by Sheryl Hove

The following explanations of Parish Register Headings, borrowed from the book Norwegian Research Guide by Linda Herrick and Wendy Uncapher are very helpful in reading the column headings from Digital Arkivet: 

9 – Birth and Baptism

10 – Birth and Confirmation

11 – Marriage

12 – Arrivals, Departures, and Vaccinations

13 – Death and Burial

14 – Presentation by Lenore Jesness on Growing Your Family Tree

14a – Family Search, the free genealogy research site of the Mormon Church

15 – Norway List (link doesn’t work)

16 – The new Digitalarkivet, created December 2010, and gradually evolving in 2011-2013, it seems to have the most or all of the features of the original site and be easier to use, especially for Americans (link doesn’t work)

17 – The original version of Digitalarkivet, Norway’s digital archive site, now stagnant, containing Census records orior to 1910, Church records, Emigration (ship) records, etc.

18 – Fred Matson’s User Guide for Digitalarkivet —This is a step by step guide with examples, based on Fred’s experiences with this invaluable research tool.

19 – Online Norwegian/American Dictionary (link doesn’t work)

Sometimes it is very useful to be able to switch your keyboard to a Norwegian keyboard so that you can directly type the Norwegian special characters like ø, Ø, æ, Æ, å, and Å. The two links below show you how to do that, for Norwegian and for other languages.

20 – YouTube tutorial on adding new keyboards

21 – Wikipedia article on language keyboard layouts


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