Sons of Norway
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Links to Sons of Norway WWW sites
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http://www.sofn.com The home page for our International Headquarters. Links to Zones and Lodges around the world. Up-to- date information about the Sons of Norway organization.
http://3dsofn.org The home page for the 3rd District. Information about what is going on in the SON lodges on the East Coast.
http://3dsofn.org/land-of-the-vikings/ The Land of the Vikings home page.Here you will find information about facilities and what is going on at Land of the Vikings.
http://www.norway.org The official web site of the Royal Norwegian Embassy Washington, DC
http://www.naha.stolaf.edu/ The Norwegian American Historical Association. The name speaks for itself.It is a great source for learning about Norwegian Americans.
http://www.norwegianamerican.com Norwegian American Weekly News - North America's only Norwegian American newspaper.
http://www.vikinganswerlady.com It is the Viking Answer Lady's goal to encourage more people to learn about the Viking Age, and some of the very best questions that she's been asked come from schoolchildren. So, what can the Viking Answer Lady do for students? She can direct you to books and other sources where your answers may be found. She can give you hints that will allow you to use your school library's card catalogue more effectively. She can direct you to other websites with related information.
From Day-To-Day A World War II concentration camp diary—one of only a handful ever translated into English—secretly written by Odd Nansen, a Norwegian political prisoner. Arrested in January 1942, Nansen, son of polar explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen (Nobel Peace Prize 1922) was held captive for the duration of the war in various Nazi camps in Norway and Germany.
Nansen’s diary entries detail his palpable longing for his wife and family, his constantly frustrated hopes for release, the quiet strength and sometimes ugly prejudices of his fellow prisoners, and his horror at the especially barbaric treatment reserved for the Jews. The diary brilliantly illuminates Nansen’s daily struggle, not only to survive, but to preserve his sanity and maintain his humanity in a world engulfed by fear and hate.
First published in English in 1949, From Day to Day has been out of print for almost seventy years. The new edition contains entries and sketches never previously available in English. It also features a new introduction and extensive annotations by Timothy Boyce and a preface by Thomas Buergenthal, whose life (as a ten year-old) Nansen saved while in Sachsenhausen, later recounted in his own memoir A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy.
The Genealogy Guide Searching genealogy has become very common, with many people investing in different methods. People have different reasons for wanting to find out who their ancestors are; sometimes it’s just curiosity while other times there is a medical necessity. Whatever your reason may be, you need to be sure you know how to approach the process.
Genealogy Research Strategies Tracing genealogy records has become a hobby for some people while for others it is an obsession. Those who have been adopted or find themselves a victim of the “system,” may have the need to find out who their parents are. This could be out of curiosity, but in many cases, it is the need to secure medical information. It can be a difficult chore if you have no idea how or where to begin your search. The Internet has made this task easier, especially with sites such as Ancestry.com and Genealogy.com, but they don’t always provide everything necessary to locate a person’s ancestors. Consider thte following sources rof information as you begin working on your genealogy.
Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library. A great site of the Norwegian archives. Immigration, census, church records, inquires etc.
Ancestry.com. The largest for-profit genealogy company in the world, it operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites focused on the U.S. and nine foreign countries, develops and markets genealogical software, and offers a wide array of genealogical related services. As of September 2012, the company provided access to approximately 11 billion records, 40 million family trees, and 2 million paying subscribers. Have recently been adding bygdebok information to data base.
Ancestry.com Military Records A specialized link to data base of Military Records
Ancestry.com Family Tree Resource A specialized link - Connect with your family story and discover the what, where, and who of how it all leads to you.
KnowYourDNA.com You have several options when it comes to learning about your DNA, KnowYourDNA is the best source for finding all things related to DNA. All of their guides, recommendations, and comparison tools are written by experts within Genetics.
DNA Weekly Did you know that your DNA can tell you where your ancestors came from, what long-lost relatives may be alive today, and how you can make lasting changes to live a fitter and healthier life? Are you tempted to take a DNA test but don’t know where to start? DNA Weekly can help you choose the right test to research your past and put you on the right path for the future.
names.org Strives to combine as much useful information about a name as we can find and use a variety of data sources including data from the U.S. Census Burea, the Social Security Administration, Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, Wikipedia, Wiktionary, and more.
http://genealogylinks.net/europe/norway/index.html Norwegian Genealogy links.
http://www.ellisisland.org Contains information on the many Norwegians that passed through Ellis Island.
http://www.norwayheritage.com/ships/index.asp 100 years of immigration ships information from Norway.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wgnorway/par-indx.htm Index to Norwegian parishes and farms.
http://www.familysearch.org Family Search Center. The Mormons online service.
http://digitalarkivet.no/ The Digital Archives is a public service from the National Archives of Norway. Here you can search in transcribed source material for free.
Top 100 Genealogy Sites This article presents the top 100 genealogy websites from around the world. Since we began this survey four years ago, this list has now become the gold standard for the genealogy industry. It profiles and ranks the best ancestral websites based on their internet traffic (as measured by Alexa, the internet traffic people).
A Beginnerís Guide to Genealogy How to best use Ancestry.com and similar genealogy websites
Resources for Military Families The extensive military collection on findmypast includes 3.6 million records from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Britain and the United States. This comprehensive collection of armed forces and conflict records provide a great resource to assist you in searching for your military ancestors. Discover more about your family's military past and learn more about your brave ancestors' achievements and efforts during wars around the world.
Online Military Indexes and Records This website is a directory of links to online military indexes and records for USA genealogy research. Included are rosters, databases of soldiers, draft card databases for World War I and II, and listings of military and war casualties.
Genealogy and the Law When you’re knee-dip in genealogy resources, you might start to feel just a little overwhelmed by the abundance of legal terms you don’t understand. Because much of the genealogy hunt involves sifting through court and county records, marriage licenses, certificates of birth and death and other official documentation, it’s important you’re familiar with some of the terms you will encounter.
BillionGraves BillionGraves is the worlds largest resource for searchable GPS cemetery data, and is growing bigger and better every day.
https://www.tradesmenprices.co.uk/genealogy/ Genealogy Resources
Music From Norway - Web-based music services. Downloads of Norwegian music as well as an event calendar, news and articles about Norwegian culture and music. A joint venture between the Norwegian music business, the Norwegian American Foundation and Nordmannsforbudnet.
http://www.chicagoimporting.com - Chicago Importing Company is a family owned and operated business committed to importing fine food and confectionery products from Scandinavia and Northern Europe and working with distributors to build a nationwide network of distribution. Please note that they are a wholesale business and do not sell directly to individuals. After reviewing their catalog, please contact Signe Marwede (see Officers) who will coordinate ordering for the lodge.
http://www.cafepress.com/+norwegian+t-shirts - sells exclusive tee-shirts with their own designs and Norwegians text.
Norwegian Mapping Authority - bears nationwide responsibility for geographical information, operates the national property registry and undertakes all property registration in Norway.
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