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Emigration/Ships from Norway   


American Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island  The American Family Immigration History CenterTM Immigrant arrival records,  passenger records of the more than 22 million people who entered the United States through Ellis Island from 1892-1924 are available. Key data available on immigrants includes name, gender, age on arrival, marital status, ship name, port of origin, and last residence.

Buskerud Genealogical Resources (includes census, church books, emigrants, farms information, land) in Norwegian **

Canadian Passenger Database - National Archives of Canada
Miscellaneous Immigration Index

Digitalarkivet: Emigrant Protocols, Ships (Passenger Lists)  Click on "other sources" and choose from the Source Category (Emigrants, Registers, Ships Lists, etc).  English version  ***

Digitalarkivet: Ship's lists, Bergen-Quebec 1865-1873  

Digitalarkivet: Ship's lists, Bergen-New York 1871-1873  

Emigration and Immigration
De som forlot Norge og de som kom til Norge
- Private registration of offical sources, census, churchbooks, etc

Emigration from Feiring to U.S. between 1853 - 1909

Emigration from Norway: The Solem and Swiggum & Austheim ship index (Check this site often for additions)

Emigration from Sogn og Fjordane [in Norwegian]

Emigration Lists (from some ports and parishes)

Emigration / Ships Lists and Resources (105+ Ships lists)

Emigration Site for Finnmark County, Norway

Emigration Web Norway - Numedal and Hallingdal. Contains articles about the emigration history, specific histories about individual emigrants, and an emigration database. 

The Halset(h) emigrants from Norway to USA

History of Castle Garden and Ellis Island

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild - Lists of ships, departures, and arrivals (a growing database of about 6000 ships now)

Immigrants to Canada -  Emigration Information of the 19th Century and the Ships They Came On. From the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada

Immigration and Ships Passenger Lists Research Guide

Immigration Records from Canada

Index to the Trondheim Emigrant Protocol (StÝren Prestegjeld) 

The inGeneas Database of Canadian passenger and immigration records from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries

KinShips - the passenger vessels of your immigrant ancestors. Prints of ships for sale.

Maritime inscription - registers of seamen by BÝrge Solem

Minnesota Naturalization Records

Mystic Seaport Museum

NationalArchives and Records Administration/Genealogy Page 

NARA Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals

Naturalization Records from NARA

North Dakota Naturalization Records Index - search their database

The Norwegian Emigrant Museum in Ottestad (in English) 

Norwegian Emigration - The Debora Expedition
A Norwegian Colonisation Undertaking

The Norwegian Emigration Center - Stavanger - Genealogy Sources & Services

The Olive Tree Genealogy: Passenger Lists

Passenger Lists and Emigrant Ships from Norway Heritage

The Promise of America: Norwegian Emigration to America and Norwegian-American History 1825-2000  

Scandinavian Immigrants to Sugar Creek, Lee County IowaHistory of the first Norwegian Settlement in Iowa - from Sally Youngquist.  Includes information about specific settlers and census data.

Searching the Ellis Island Database in One Step from Stephen P. Morse

Ships and Passenger Lists by Jenny Williams Fawcett

The Ships List Homepage - lots of emigration information

The Ships List - Email Discussion List and Archives

Sogn of Fjordane Database (includes census, church books, emigrants, farms information, land, and photos.) - in Norwegian ** 
Sogn og Fjordane Database
- in English

Solem, Swiggum & Austheim Ship Index (Indexes the ships from Norway by year) 

Search The Norwegian Ship Registers - SKIPSREGISTRENE


4 Feb 2013

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