Tagged: Norwegian emigration

Scott Lax grandparents

Again I say: “I love Norway”

A man’s search for his grandfather’s village became something that’s lasted a lifetime Scott Lax Chagrin Falls, Ohio In late November 1975, I completed my undergraduate work for Hiram College at the University of...

Amerikabrev

Letters home tell an immigrant’s story

Book review M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Amerikabrev offers a new view of the great emigration from Norway, when from 1832 through 1930 more than 900,000 Norwegians left their homeland to live and work...

Capturing the dream of America

An interview with Sverre Mørkhagen, expert on Norwegian migration to North America Rigmor Swensen Norwegian American Historical Assoc. Sverre Mørkhagen tells three gripping stories about the Norwegian immigration to America in his trilogy: Farewell...

Following in the footprints of emigrants

Fotefar Temareiser takes Norwegians all over Europe, Russia, and the United States Lagertha Aslaug Brooklyn, N.Y. Fotefar Temareiser, a Norwegian travel agency, is spreading its wings and hosting its first tour to New York....

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...