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Finding Norwegian Bygdebøkers Held at the University of Minnesota Libraries

What is a Norwegian bygdebøk?

The Norwegian bygdebok is one of the best sources of Norwegian genealogical information. It is a history of a specific community, recording who lived where, and when. It may also include birth, marriage, and death dates; landholdings and chattels; physical descriptions of the farms, buildings, and residents and their possessions; and accounts of historical events. Some may trace family lines back to the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Bygdeboker are published in Norwegian and often do not have indexes.

Guides to area collections and bygdebøkers

Guide to Norwegian bygdebøker : Family history room, Elwyn B. Robinson department of special collections, Chester Fritz library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota   

Norwegian local history : a bibliography of material in the collections of the Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Lokalhistorisk litteratur, 1969-1984 

Norsk lokalhistorisk litteratur, 1946-1970  

Norsk lokalhistorisk litteratur : bibliografi over by- og bygdebøker, regionhistorie og periodika ca. 1900-1996   

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