Friday, November 23, 2007

Norway Digital Vital Records

The Norwegian Digital Archives or Digitalarkivet is the Norwegian National Archives site on the internet. The archives consist of digitized images, and transcribed texts with the databases origination from digitized original documents or microfilms. The site also provides opportunities for individuals, and external organizations and institutions to contribute to the databases located on this site. The contributions by the individual, or other external institutions are located in "The Digital Inn" located on this site.


The databases included on this site are:

Census records for 1801, 1865, 1875, 1900
Digitized parish registers
User Forums to ask questions
Photo Albums of Norwegian Farms
How to lessons for reading Gothic Writing and tracing your Norwegian ancestry.

Norway's Digital Archives site is a great source for those researching their Norwegian ancestry. It is easily navigated and has some wonderful resources. The site can be viewed in the language of your preference, Norwegian or English. If there are some of the pages that are only in Norwegian, you can always use the GramTrans, translation website that I discussed on this blog. If you would like to investigate the resources on Norwegian Digital Archives click here.
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