Tagged: Norwegian immigration

Do Norwegians make “good immigrants”?

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States – Join the conversation! Viktoria Kontanse Dauer New York The immigration debate in the United States has reached a...

The America connection

Jon Lind The great wave of emigration from Norway to America that started in the mid 1800s meant that almost every family in our community had relatives in the United States. Some kept in...

Images of an immigrant life

By Ragnhild Synnøve Risholt Kleppe, former Editor-in-Chief, Norway Times “It’s all coming back to me now. Reading these stories of Norwegian emigrants to the U.S. has brought back so many memories of my childhood...

To the promised land

A tale of the first Norwegian emigration to the US By Bill Osmundsen Norwegian American Weekly In May, storyteller Anne Elisebeth Skogen gave her performance titled “Through Hell Gate to the Promised Land” to...

Volunteers rally to put Norwegian records online

  On Feb.2, 2009 FamilySearch International, the University of Tromsø, and DIS-Norge announced a joint initiative to transcribe the 1875 Norway Census for free online access. It is the only Norway census that has not been...