Category: Norwegian Heritage

Christina Oftedal

An American woman in Norway’s military

Oftedal’s journey led from San Diego to service in the country of her grandfather’s birth Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American When you first encounter Christina Oftedal, you will probably be surprised to learn...

Quisling

The making of a Norwegian traitor

Part three of four: Vidkun betrays Norway and Quisling enters the lexicon Alianna Boszhardt Washington It was Winston Churchill who first used the name Quisling to mean traitor, in his public address following the...

Thor Jensen obituary

The Search for Thor

Jackpot ahead by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941. By the...

Kolvereid

Genealogy Detective

A monthly column putting people in touch with their Norwegian roots by Liv Marit Haakenstad + Kathy Anderson Genealogy Detective is back with a new inquiry! This time we hear from Dinea Norrell who...

Norwegian taxes

Tax time in Norway

If all you know about Norwegian taxes is that they’re high, how they’re prepared—and who can see them—may surprise you M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Just as in the United States, taxable residents in...

Nasjonal Samling

The making of a Norwegian traitor

Part two of four: Nasjonal Samling rises Alianna Boszhardt Washington Norway in the 1930s was experiencing many of the same issues as other countries. The depression had hit worldwide in 1929 and blame for...

The Search for Thor

The Search for Thor

More missing records by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941. By...

Vidkun Quisling

The making of a Norwegian traitor

Part one of four: What’s in a name? Alianna Boszhardt Washington For those growing up post World War II, the peculiar Norwegian name Quisling was often used as a synonym for traitor, specifically against...