Cedar Falls Presentation, October 2013

Materials and links to resources used: Genealogy Training Session in Cedar Falls, IA on October 22, 2013.


1 – Overview of presentation by Cathy Reasoner

2 – Overview of our lodge Genealogical Group

3 – “Beginning Norwegian Genealogy”

4 – Pedigree (Ancestor) Chart, Five Generations

5 – Family Group Sheet by the Nordales

6 – Norwegian Research Online

7 – Presentation by Lenore Jesness on Growing Your Family Tree

7a – Family Search, the free genealogy website of the Mormon Church

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)

8a – Getting started with Norway research from the FamilySearch website

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: 

11 – Birth and Baptism

12 – Birth and Confirmation

13 – Marriage

14 – Arrivals, Departures, and Vaccinations

15 – Death and Burial

16 – Norway Travel Guide from National Geographic (Link no longer links to the interactive map of Norway.)

16a – Information on county, parish, and fylke maps and names from Family Search

17 – Website Norway List (link doesn’t work)

18 – Norwegian Organizations and Events and Genealogy by Sheryl Hove

19 – Bygdelagenes

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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