Tagged: America

Leaving home

Jon Lind It’s funny the things that stick in your mind, even after 60 years. I honestly don’t remember the exact moment when I was told we were moving to America. The earliest memory...

White formally accredited U.S. Ambassador to Norway

On Thursday, Nov. 5, U.S. Ambassador Barry B. White presented his credentials to Norway’s Head of State, King Harald V, and was thereby formally accredited as U.S. Ambassador to Norway, writes the US Embassy...

New book about the Norwegian emigration to America

A new Norwegian book written by author Sverre Mørkhagen, called “Farewell, Norway Amerika 1825–1975”, claims that the actual number of emigrants leaving Norway for America was much higher than the estimated 800,000. On Tuesday Oct. 13, “Farvel Norge,”...

Scandinavian Day Celebrates Three Decades of Fun

The 30th Annual Scandinavian Day Festival at Vasa Park (photo), Route 31, South Elgin, Illinois is just around the corner – on Sunday, September 13, 2009. Enjoy a late summer day with traditional food, crafts, games, gifts...

Landmark study for Norwegian-American Genealogy completed

MADISON, WISCONSIN – The Norwegian American Genealogical Center announces the completion of its publication, Norwegian Immigrants to the United States: A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. The conclusion of this important resource, a significant addition to...