Norwegian genealogy

We have Linda Greethurst giving a program on Norwegian genealogy. She has give us two sites to help with research.

The Norwegian genealogy site is The /en/ is the English version.

Another site is OJ’s homepage.

The dictionary site helps when working on

Many of the Digital Arkivet records have not been indexed, so you may have to browse records. You will need to register for a free account in order to use the site.

Norwegian counties are like states in the U.S.

There should be an official parish register and a copy of the official parish register that was kept at a separate location. Once or twice a year, the keeper of the copy and the minister were supposed to compare the versions, so there might be additions at the end  of the book.

Linda Greethurst recommends “A Research Guide for Norwegian Genealogy” as a valuable resource for researching Norwegian family history. It is published by The Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library in Madison, Wisconsin. Their website is

Websites again:


Special Event

On Saturday, October 6th, from 9 – 12, the Webster County Genealogical Society in Fort Dodge will have a speaker who will be telling us about Norwegian genealogy. The first hour will be called the name game, then a break, then about how to do research on Norwegian Digital Archives. You can bring your laptop and she will show you how to get onto the website. It will be held at the Fort Dodge Public Library. Free will donation. Hope to see you there.

Sad News

A long time member, Joan Ewing has passed away. Services are pending at Laufersweiler’s here in Fort Dodge.

Cards can be sent to Laufersweiler -Sievers Funeral Home, 307 South 12th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501

The society is sending flowers.

Susan M. Olson, President

Big News!

On Saturday, October 6, 2018 we have a speaker who will tell us about Norwegian Genealogy. Her name is Linda Greethouse. Topics are the Name Game and the research tool Digital Archive.

Location is the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave, Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Time: 930 – 1130 am

Hope to see you there!

Kossuth County Genealogical Society

On Sunday, March 18th, Carol Foltz and I went to the Algona to the Kossuth County Genealogical Society’s Open House. The Webster County Genealogical Society donated $100.00 to the renovation of their office at the library. Art Murray gave a speech on DNA, Who Am I. It was very informative. In the picture is Letty Henriksen, Carol Foltz, Pat Klemm, Manita Murphy, Me (Susan M. Olson) and Jean Kramer. In the next picture is Art Murray.