Welcome to Norsk Arv Genealogy!

While this website has much information about Norwegian genealogy, the general information and links will be helpful to anyone researching their ancestry.


Helpful Information for Getting Started

These links can be particularily helpful if you are new to researching your family history:

Genealogy - Ultimate Beginners Guide by Mark Orwig
Researching Your Family History and Norwegian Ancestry 
Ancestry.com Helpful Videos and Webinars 
FamilySearch.com - A guide to Research 
Getting Started Guide by Genealogy.com 
Family History Library - Norway Research 
Your Guide to Researching Norwegian Ancestors 
Finding Records of Your Ancestors - Norway 1827-1900
Home Genealogy Guide for 2018   
Home Advisor - History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy 

Direct Links to Name Searches

A quick way to start researching your family history is to follow these links and enter your surname into the names search query boxes. If you have a common surname, you may need to provide additional information such as complete names, dates and locations.

Ancestry.com Search
FamilySearch Genealogies Search
FamilySearch Historical Records Search
MyHeritage Search
FindaGrave Search
Gravminner I Norge - Gravestones in Norway Search 

Genealogy Links - General

These general genealogy websites will help you research your ancestors in America. Some of them may also provide information about ancestors from Norway and other countries.

Find A Grave - Search cemetery information for family graves. Grave information may contain, cemetery name, location, birth and death dates, birth and death counties, and even pictures.
GenealogyBank - Genealogybank.com featuring exclusive materials from newspapers, books, pamphlets, miltary records and government documents.
GG Archives - GG Archives offers access to more than 10,000 documents and photographs, including passenger lists, original immigrant passage contracts, steamship brochures, immigration related documents and much more
The National Genealogical Society - The NGS mission is too serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records.  
WorldGenWeb Project  - The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access!
Norwegian-American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad 
Library and Archives of Canada - Genealogy and Family History


Ancestry.com - Ancestry.com is the world's largest online genealogical history resource. The site offers an amazing amount of resources with a monthly or yearly subscription. Different price plans offer different levels of access. A free 14-day trial is offered.
FamilySearch - FamilySearch is a genealogy organization operated by the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU), the genealogical arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Cyndi's List - Cyndi's list is a comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
Myheritage.com - MyHeritage is another large genealogy website.
The UsGenWeb Project - This website is run by a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.
National Archives Genealogy - U.S. National Archive Genealogy page.
National Archives Genealogy Resources - Genealogical Tips, Tools and Resources
The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. - Search Ellis Island passenger records.



Genealogy Links - User-submitted

Getting Started with Genealogy on the Web 
How to Get Started On Your Family Tree
Ellis Island Information by Busy Bee 
Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty History and Facts (Thanks to Janey!)

Genealogy Links - DNA/Genetics

Genealogy Explained: What is the Best DNA Test? 
Innerbody: Guide to Finding the Best DNA Ancestry Test
Tuck - Can Genealogy Can Impact Your Sleep?

Genealogy Links - Norway

If you know the name(s) of your ancestor(s) who emigrated from Norway, these Norwegian sources should help you fill-in your family tree. Most of these websites are in Norwegian. Copying and pasting website menus and other webpage information into Google translate or a different translator can be quite helpful. Some browsers and browser plug-ins can translate also.

The National Archives of Norway: Digital Archives is an excellent place to begin searching. Be sure to read the webpage, Searching the Digital Archives of Norway on this website.

The Norwegian Emigration Center 
The Dokumentasjons Prosjektet  
Velkommen to Norway Genealogy 
NAHA - The Norwegian-American Historical Association
Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names - Search Norwegian farm names.
Arkivportalen - Arkivportalen is a national search service across arkivinstitusjoners directories.
Norsk Lokalhistorisk Institutt
Dødsfall i Norge (Deaths in Norway) 1763-1825, Jørgen Gløersen
Dødsfall i Norge (Deaths in Norway) 1826-1840, Jørgen Gløersen
Dødsfall i Norge (Deaths in Norway) 1841-1850, Jørgen Gløersen
Nasjonalbiblioteket - The National LIbrary of Norway
Aftenposten Obituaries
Dødsannonser Obituaries 
Kvasir - A Norwegian Search Engine
Gule Sider - Norwegian Yellow Pages
Startsiden - A Norwegian Search Engine  
Nowergian Genealogy and Then Some 
Genpals2003 - Genealogy Links by Els veit

National Archives of Norway - Search the official archives of Norway.
National Archives of Norway: Digital Archives - Digitized and searchable historical documents and information. Search census, parish, probate, immigration, marriage, birth, death, baptism, tax, and other records.
Slekt.no - Slekt translates to Genealogy. This site is in Norwegian.
Slekt1.no - Digitized books and a large list of bygdebøker divided by place names.
DIS - Norge - DIS-Norge is the largest association for genealogists in Norway.
Norsk Slektshistorisk Forening - The Norwegian Genealogical Society
Gravminner I Norge - Gravestones in Norway Search
Norway Heritage - Passenger lists and emigrant ships from Norway.
FamilySearch Norway Genealogy - FamilySearch Norway Genealogy page.
Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library 
The Norwegian Historical Data Centre - The purpose of the Norwegian Historical Data Centre is to ease access to historical sources, like censuses and parish registers, through their computerized processing.
Slekt i Norge - Genealogy in Norway
Norway's Parishes - Interactive maps of Norway's Parish districts and links to genealogy resources.

Genealogy Links - Norway Counties and Municipalities

The Norway County and Municipalities Genealogy Links page (linked below) contains links to county and municipal historical societies, genealogical societies, museums, cemetery searches, and more.

Norway County and Municipalities Genealogy Links