Norwegian genealogy, emigration, and transmigration

Liv Marit Haakenstad tours US with new book MICHAEL KLEINER Business & Sports Editor The Norwegian American Liv Marit Haakenstad came to Norway House in Minneapolis flying over the route many Norwegian and Scandinavian immigrants took west. She took her audience on that path the immigrants took, from leaving Norway, the different waves of emigration, different routes, various shipping lines, conditions on the ships, the ports of entry in New York, first Castle Garden, then Ellis Island; the push west and all the different places Norwegians settled. In addition, she talked about sources of information she used and genealogical resources. All of this and more is part of her recently published book, A Guidebook to Norwegian Genealogy, Emigration, and Transmigration (Independently published, 419 pages, available on Amazon, $35 hard cover, $25 paperback). Haakenstad is an i
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Michael Kleiner

Michael Kleiner, business and sports editor, has more than three decades of experience as an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. He has operated his own PR and web design business for small businesses, authors and community organizations in Philadelphia since 1999. Not of Norwegian descent, he lived in Norway for a year with his family at age 11 and has returned as an adult. He is the author of a memoir, Beyond the Cold: An American’s Warm Portrait of Norway, and a member of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia. Visit;

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