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Liv Marit Haakenstad, Norwegian author of 9 books and professional genealogist, is writing a book about the history of Norwegian emigration to the United States. The book includes information and help on how to do genealogy research to find your roots in Norway. Many people in the US have heard her seminars and received her helpful information. Her expertise and experience will now be shared in English when this reference can be published in translated from Norwegian. The book guides you through techniques of research and ways to verify resources with reliable documentation. Readers will learn procedures on how to verify information by cross-referencing sources. Translation of any book is expensive and time consuming. Costs may approach many thousands of dollars. With your donation, you will make it possible for this book to be published and come to people interested in Norwegian genealogy and immigration history  more quickly.  Please donate now to make this book accessible to genealogy novices, hobbyists, and obsessives.


Hint – the Emigrant Lists

The new Digital Archive has not completed putting all the new features in place yet, one of the most cumbersome is perhaps the lack of ability to scroll forward and back in the emigrant lists. There is however a solution. In the address line at the top of your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari etc.), there is a number in the end of the line. This can be changed, and on the way you can scroll forward and backward in the source.

For example: Alfred Theodor Andersen has the web address https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/8/pe00000000530936, but if we change the last two numbers to 37, using the full address https://www.digitalarkivet.no/en/view/8/pe00000000530937, we get hits on the next in line, Alfred Thorvald Torgersen. These are two cousins who journeyed to America together. This is not the best solution but it gives you the opportunity to browse in the lists.

Screen shot of Emigrant liste from White Star Line: SAO, White Star-linjen, D/Da/L0005: Emigrant, 1904-1923, s. upaginert
Brukslenke for sidevisning: https://www.digitalarkivet.no/em20100219620001

New column in The Norwegian American

A new column, Norwegian Genealogy Detective, will start up soon in the pages of The Norwegian American. The column will be managed by Norwegian genealogist, Liv Marit Haakenstad, from Hamar, Norway. In this column, she and her research team will help people find their Norwegian Roots. The genealogical submission is open only to current subscribers of The Norwegian American. Her research team, with over seventy-five years’ experience in Norwegian and Norwegian-American genealogy, will pick one case every month, and this person will get free assistance to find their Norwegian roots. Information from the submissions and their findings will be published in The Norwegian American, and a detailed report will be sent to the person submitting the case. If more people submit questions than we have space to publish, her research team would be available privately to respond to genealogical inquiries for a fee. Haakenstad has written nine books on Norwegian emigration and genealogy in addition to more than a hundred articles, published in genealogical and computer magazines. She is a frequent contributor to the research staff of Who Do You Think You Are? TV show and is a well-known speaker at the Who Do You Think You Are? Live! conference and many others. For more information: https://www.norwegianancestry.com/contact/.