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New Books (January to July 2018)


New Family Histories at the NAGC&NL

Ancestors and Descendants of Halvor Haakonsen (Hagenson) & Anne Katherine Pedersdatter; Anders Christiansen Jansen & Anne Margaret Nilsdatter, by Robert A. Halvorsen, Sr. Self-published in 2016 by the author and gifted by the author.

Axel Iverson and Ingeborg Hermansdatter: a family history, by Mel C. Haugan. Self-published 2017 by the author and gifted by the author.

Ole Olesen Juvrud and Martha Axelsdatter Iverson: a family history, by Mel C. Haugan. Self-published 2017 by the author and gifted by the author.

Slektsregister til Erik Audensen og Agnete Eriksdtr. Wasrud; family genealogy of Erik Audensen Wasrud (1835-1916) and Agnete Eriksdtr. Ourum  (1839-1914) from Øyer, Oppland, Norway. No publishing date or place. Gift of Judith Lynn.

Ole Jacobsen family, Andrew Sheldrup family, Larsen Lovlien and Nils Olsen genealogies: a 243 page PDF file of genealogical research collection for those families, compiled by Helen Jacobsen and released in 2004. Available in the future in the NAGC&NL digital library. Gift by member Michael Nelson.

Ætta Frå Taksdal: Jesper Jesperson Taksdal og Anna Olsdotter Netland : Ætt og etterkomarar fram til 20/5 1993 (Ancestors and descendants until May 20, 1993). Self published 1993 by Børge Undheim ; compiled by Sigrid Horpestad, edited by Børge Undheim, Norway. Gift of  members Vicky and Michael Christiason.

Slækten Astrup  :  fra Astrupgaard i Nordslesvig : gennem fem Hundrede aar; (The Astrup family: from Astrupgaard in Nordslesvig: through five hundred years), by F.C. Sommer, published 1905 in Copenhagen.  Gift of member Hal Olvestad.

Sondre Heller Family  :  the descendants- Herbranson family, Bergseid family, Rollag MN, by Maxine Lee Shulstad, self published, 1967 in Rollag, MN. Gift of Karen Thompson.

Kristofer Janson in America, by Nina Draxten. Published 1976, by Twain Publishers, Boston, MA, for NAHA, the Norwegian American Historical Society. Transfer from Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum, Decorah, IA.

Some Old Norse Families, by Henrik Lunde. Published 2009 by Enoch Haga Publisher, Folsom, CA. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

A History of the Norwegian Immigration of Berges and Petersons to Wisconsin, by Paul M. Berge. Self published by the author, 2018.  Gift of the author.

The Stories of Arline Berge Tomlinson, by Arline Berge Tomlinson, self-published in Manitowoc, WI, 1997. Gift of Paul M. Berge.

The Family History of the Berge Family, 1839-1971, published 1971 by Graphic Publishing Co., Gays Mills, Iowa. Gift of Paul M. Berge.

Leaves from the Iveland Family Tree: volumes 1 and 2, self-published by the Iveland family, 2018. Gift of the family.

New Norwegian Local History & Reference at the NAGC&NL

Fjell Bygdebok   :   Band VI; allmennhistoria 1700-1910 (“Vol 6; between the sea and the city 1700-1910”), by Halvor Skurtveit. Published 2017 by Fjell Kommune, Straume, Hordaland, Norway. Gift of the author.

Åsvang Skole: jubileumsskrift utgitt ved 100-arsfeiringen –  1881-1981; Anniversary publication published at the 100th Anniversary. Published 1981. Anonymous donor.

Norsk Slektshistorisk Tidsskrift:  vol. 45, part 2; (Norwegian Family History Magazine); semi-annual periodical, published 2017 by Norwegian Family History Association, Oslo, Norway. Gift of the Association.

Hedmark Slektshistorielags Tidsskrift; bind I (Hedmark family history journal: vol. 1, by Christian Spangen, ed. Published 1944 by Norsk Skoletidende Boktrykkeri, Hamar, Norway. Anonymous donor.

Hedmark Slektshistorielags Tidsskrift; bind II (Hedmark family history journal: vol. 2, by Leif Mithaug, ed. Published 1948 by Norsk Skoletidende Boktrykkeri, Hamar, Norway. Anonymous donor.

Nyheter, the newsletter for the Numedalslågen Lag of America, covering the areas of: Nore og Uvdal, Rollag, Flesberg, Kongsberg, Larvik, and Lardal, Norway. Published quarterly by Numedalslågen Lag of America.  Gift of the Lag.

Heimbygdi vaar Sogndal arbok   :   aarbok II – aarbok XI, photocopies of published yearbooks by  Sogndal Publishing, published between 1923 and 1974. Anonymous donor.

Index for Farms in Sognal Bygdebøker, in the five volume set for Stedje sokn and Kaupanger sokn, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Indexed and gifted by John Reindal.

Sørøysund Lokalhistorie, by Ragnvald Jacobsen. Published 1983 by the Sørøysund commune, Finnmark, Norway. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Gamal Bondekultur i Gudbrandsdalen : Lesja og Dovre, by Ivar Kleiven, reissued in 1981 Engers Boktrykkeri A/S, Norway. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of  Stan Hultgren.

Stein og Brød: Skifernæringa i Alta fram til 1940; by Henry Minde. Published 1983 by Alta historielag and Alta commune, Finnmark, Norway. Gift of  Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Tverrelvdalens slektshistorie (sideways valleys family histories); Places and farm names in Alta, Finnmark, Norway. Published 1995 by Alta, Finnmark kommune. Gift of  Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Fortiet fortid : tragedien Norge aldri forsto : tvangsevakuering og Finnmark 1944-1945: (Fortified Past: The Tragedy Norway Never Understood: Forced Evacuation and Finnmark, 1944-1945), by Arvid Petterson, published 2008, by Gjenreisningsmuseet for Finnmark og Nord-Troms. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

I Kopperverkets Tid  :  Kåfjord Kirke 150  år; (In the Copperworks Time: Kåfjord Church 150 years), by Jens Petter Nielsen. Published 1987 by Elvebakken, Alta historielag, Alta Finnmark, Norway. Gift of  Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Hodalen I 350 År: Historie og Historier, by Arne Bakken, et. al. of the Hodalen Bygdelag, Hodalen, Tolga, Hedmark, Norway. Published 2017 by Hodalen Bygdelag. Purchased with Helgeson Fund for Acquisitions.

The River Alta and its Salmon Fisheries:   from the Earliest Times until Today, by Kjell, Eikeset, et. al. Translated into English by Richard Binns and Rosemary Graham. Published by the Alta Salmon Fishery Partnership 2009, Alta, Finnmark, Norway.  Gift of  Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Finnmark: fotefar i nord, (Finnmark: footprints in the north), by Jan Grønseth. Published 1998 by Landbruksforlaget, Oslo.  Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

East Koshkonong Lutheran Cemetery; Anderson-Amundson Pioneer Norwegian Cemetery; Lake Ripley Cemetery; Liberty Prairie Cemetery; Rockdale Cemetery Records: copied from records loaned to NL by the Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society Library, Cambridge, WI.

Alta-Kautokeino vassdraget (Alta-Kautokeino waterway, river), by Leif Ryvarden, & Per J. Tømmeraas. Color photography by John Grieg. Published 1979 by Universitetsforlaget, Oslo, Norway. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Sjøfartshistorisk Årbok – 1985: (Norwegian Yearbook of Maritime History-1985), published 1986 by The Association of the Bergen Maritime Museum, Bergen, Norway. Gift of Christopher Brand.

Glydendals Norgeskart – 1974: color map of Norway, from the papers of John Bartlow Martin in LC Manuscript Division. Gift of Ginny White.

Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings, by John Haywood, published 1995 by Viking/Penguin Publishers, NY. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Viking Expansion Westwards, by Magnus Magnusson. Published 1973 by Henry Z. Walck, Inc., New York. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Growing Up in Norway, 800 to 1900, by Floyd M. Martinson, published 1992 by Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Den hvite slavehandelen : trafficking av norske jenter 1880-1914, (The White Slave Trade : Trafficking of Norwegian girls 1880-1914, by Roald Rynning, published 2016 by Cappelen Damm, Trondheim, Norway. Gift of Richard and Solveig Quinney.

The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation, by R.A. Skelton, et. al. Published 1995 by Yale University Press. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Northern Arcadia : Foreign Travelers in Scandinavia, 1765-1815, by H. Arnold Barton. Published 1998 by Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, Ill. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

On the Way to the Melting Pot, by Ager, Waldemar (Cleven, Harry T., trans.). Published 1995 by Prairie Oak Press, Madison, WI. Gift of Richard and Solveig Quinney.

Atlas Historie – Bind 1: De glemte århundrene 1520-1826; (Historical Atlas, Volume 1, Forgotten Years 1520-1826), by Jens Petter Nielsen. Published 1990 by the Alta Kommune, Alta, Finnmark, Norway. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Atlas Historie – Bind 3: Dramatiske tiår (1920-1964); Historical Atlas- Volume 3; Dramatic Years (1920-1964) by Kjell Roger Eikeset. Published 1998 by the Alta Kommune, Alta, Finnmark, Norway. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Atlas Historie – Bind 4: Den mangfoldige bygdebyen (1964-2002); Historical atlas –  the multifaceted village (1964-2002), by Kjell Roger Eikeset. Published 2003 1998 by the Alta Kommune, Alta, Finnmark, Norway. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Krise, utslettelse og nytt liv : Hammerfest Etter 1914; Crisis, extinction and new life: Hammerfest after 1914, by Klaus Iversen. Published 1989 by Hammerfest commune, Hammerfest, Finnmark, Norway. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Lesja historielag  :  Årsskrift 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989 by the by the Lesja historielag, Lesja, Oppland, Norway. Published 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989 in Lesja. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Gåmålt frå Lesja og Lesjaskog, 1984. (Or Walking distance from Lesja to the Lesja forest.) By Johs.Einbu, (ed.) Published 1984 in Lesja, Oppland, Norway. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Gåmålt frå Lesja og Lesjaskog, 1994. (Or Walking distance from Lesja to the Lesja forest.) By Arne Amundgård, (ed.) Published 1994 in Lesja, Oppland, Norway. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Gudbrandsdal og Amerika: 150-årsjubileet for den norske utvandring til Amerika 1825-1975, (150 years’ anniversary commemorating the Norwegian emigration to America 1825-1975 (from Gudbrandsdal), published 1975. . Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

Gudbrandsdalslaget: årbok 2009:  vol. 25, centennial yearbook by the Gudbrandsdalslaget, Sioux Falls, SD. Edited by James B. Olson; published 2009, in Sioux Falls. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

New U.S. Local History & Reference at the NAGC&NL

Decorah Area Diggers, Jan-March 2018, by the Decorah Genealogy Association, a quarterly periodical/newsletter published by and gifted by the Decorah Genealogy Association, Decorah, IA

Westward into Nebraska, a monthly publication by the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society; volume 42, issue 6, February 2018 issue has a focus article on Rootweb.com hacking, etc. Gifted by the GOGS, Omaha, NE.

Landings Across the Ocean : a collection of essays by Norwegian Americans and Norwegians with roots in Land, Oppland Fylke (County), the 85th anniversary publication (1910-1995), published 1995 by Landings Laget of America, St. Paul, MN.  Gift of Roland Krogstad.

Landingslag, the First 100 Years : 100th Anniversary  Publication (1910-2010), published 2010 by Landings Laget of America, St. Paul, MN.  Gift of Roland Krogstad.

The Central Iowa Norwegians, volumes I & II; histories, memoirs and studies of their settlements from 1855 to 1905, by Arlen Twedt. Published 2017 by CINP Press, Ankeny, IA. Gift of the author.

Part of the Central Iowa Norwegian Project, Ankeny, IA.

History of the Southern Minnesota District Evangelical Lutheran Church  :  1854 – 1959, by G. B. Odegaard. Published 1959 by the Southern Minnesota District Evangelical Lutheran Church. Gift of Le Sueur River Lutheran Church, New Richmond, MN.

Norske i Montana 1930 census index on cd, indexed by member Richard Fretheim,. Self published, 2017, gift of the author.

St. Paul Liberty Lutheran Cemetery Records; (formerly Liberty Prairie Church), Oak Park Road, Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Contains alpha lists by last name of birth date and death date taken from headstones, with cemetery lot numbers. Copied from records loaned to NL by the Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society Library, Cambridge, WI.

Rockdale (WI) Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church Ministerialbog: Includes birth, confirmation, marriage and burial records, starting in 1891 to various dates in the 20th century, some as late as 1975. Copied from records loaned to NL by the Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society Library, Cambridge, WI.

Norsk lutherske prester i Amerika  :  1843-1915;  Norwegian Lutheran priests (ministers) in America, 1843-1915, revised 2nd ed., by Pastor O. M. Norlie, (et al.). Published 1915 by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis, MN. Gift of Christopher Brand.

From America to Norway : Norwegian-American Immigrant Letters : 1838-1914 : Volume Four – Indexes, translated by Orm Øverland, published 2018 by Norwegian-American Historical Association, distributed by University of Minnesota Press, Northfield, MN. Gift of Dr. E. J. Nordby.

Norsk Lutherske Menigheter i Amerika; vol. 2  1843-1916, by Olaf Morgan Norlie, published 1918 by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis, MN.  Gift of Ruth Benedett.

Heritage and Homeland: Wisconsin’s Cultural History, by the D.C. Everest Oral History Project, D.C. Everest Senior High School students, Wausau, WI.  Published 2018 by D.C. Everest Area Schools Publications, Wausau, WI.  Gift of Paul Aleckson, social studies and project coordinator.

Manistee Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church History, 1874-1948, compiled by Kurt Schindler, 2018, and donated by Mr. Schindler.

Other Items of Interest

Remedies and Rituals: Folk Medicine in Norway and the new land, by Kathleen Stokker, published 2007 by Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul, MN. Gift of Richard and Solveig Quinney.

Hans A. Barlien Memorial book: by Arnt-Erik Selliaas and Carl Storøy, published 2017 by Stolt Namdaling, Norway. Gift of Robert Fossum.

To the Ends of the Earth: 1000 Norwegian-American Missionaries, by Torbjørn Greipsland. Published 2017 by Ventura Forlag, AS, Ottestad, Norway. Purchased with funds.

 One of Us: the Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway, by Åsne Seierstad, 2013; translation from the Norwegian by Sarah Death, 2015. US edition published by Farrar, Straux and Giroux. Gift of Barbara Ohlsen in memory of Stan Hultgren.

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