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