Materials and links to resources used: Genealogy Training Session in Cedar Falls, IA on October 22, 2013.
8 – 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)
9 – Fred Matson’s User Guide for Digitalarkivet, Revised as of September 2, 2013. This is a step by step guide with examples, based on Fred’s experiences with this invaluable research tool.
10 – Online Norwegian/American Dictionary (link doesn’t work)
The following explanations of Parish Register Headings, borrowed from the book Norwegian Research Guide by Linda Herrick and Wendy Uncapher (originsbook.com — link doesn’t work) are very helpful in reading the column headings from Digital Arkivet:
16 – Norway Travel Guide from National Geographic (Link no longer links to the interactive map of Norway.)
17 – Website Norway List (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.