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New Books (August to December 2017)


New Family Histories at the NAGC&NL

Black Friday: the Flood of October 6, 1911 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin; a Book of Eyewitness Accounts, by Ann Marie Olson. Self-published 2017 in Black River Falls, WI. Gift of the author.

Coon Prairie : an historical report of the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation at Coon Prairie,  written on the occasion of its 75th anniversary in 1927, published 1977, Decorah, IA. Gift of Gail Bushman.

The Lyster Family History, by Carol Crystal Harriet Helmke Lokken. Self-published 1980 in Berkeley, CA. Gift of Kris Lienke Sanderson.

The Lyster Family History Newsletter, by Carol Crystal Harriet Helmke Lokken. Self-published 1984  in Berkeley, CA. Gift of Kris Lienke Sanderson.

The Lysters as I Knew Them, by Dorthea Abelone Nelson Helmke. Self-published 1970s in Wisconsin. Gift of Kris Lienke Sanderson.

Remembering Elisabeth Nelson Lyster, by Lillian Lien Lyster, date unknown. Gift of Kris Lienke Sanderson.

New Norwegian Local History & Reference at the NAGC&NL

Snåsaboka Bygdehistorien vol. 1, fram til år 1800, by Jørn Sandnes, published 1956 by Snåsa Kommune, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. Gift of Trine Marie Berg Family, Snåsa, Norway.

 Snåsaboka Bygdehistorien vol. 2, etter år 1800, by Jørn Sandnes, published 1960 by Snåsa Kommune, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. Gift of Trine Marie Berg Family, Snåsa, Norway.

Snåsaboka Bygdehistorien vol. 3, Gardhistoria, by Gunnar Skavlan, published 1965 by Snåsa Kommune, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. Gift of Trine Marie Berg Family, Snåsa, Norway.

Snåsaboka Bygdehistorien, vol 4, Brukarhistoria, by Gunnar Skavlan, published 1962 by Snåsa Kommune, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. Gift of Trine Marie Berg Family, Snåsa, Norway.

Hagajordet Gravplass (1862-1878) and Gammel-Dalsrud Gravplass (1878-1932), by Asgeir Østli, published 1989 by Odal Slekshistorielag, Nord-Odal, Hedmark, Norway. Gift of Odal Slekshistorielag.

Sandefjord og Omegn (Sandefjord and surrounding area), by Laurits L. Bryn, published 1926 by Sandefjord aktietrykkeri. Anonymous gift.

Supplement to Select Early Families from Mandahl, Vest Agder, Norway, published 1931. Anonymous gift.

Andrew Davidson Christie (Anders Davidson) Genealogy, published in the 1890s. Anonymous gift.

Royal Ancestors of Some American Families, with Royal pedigree charts, self published 1989, in Salt Lake City, by Michel Call. Gift of John Rettig.

Bygdebok for Gyland: Gards- og ættesoga, by Lars Fr. Nuland; Bygdebok for Gyland: Kultur og Folkeliv, by Lars Fr. Nuland, and Bygdebok for Gyland, Folket og bygda Bildebok, by Agnar Klungland, et al., published 2008 and 2010, all by Flekkefjord Historielag, Norway. Gifts of Ken and Kathy Larson.

Eikværinger til Amerika: Utvandring fra Nedre Eiker til Amerika 1840-1940, by Anne Marie Steenberg Jonassen, published 2017 by RenessanseMedia AS, Lierskogen, Norway. Gift of the author.

Anton og Mariane Sønju’s slekt – by Glidden, published 1980. Photocopies of Sønju and Jahren family group sheets family from Våle, Vestfold, Norway.  Anonymous gift.

Descendants of Mr. & Mrs. Johan Olson Spangberg – genealogies of Olson, Stangberg and Christianson subjects from Spangberg farm in Stange, Hedmark. Self-published, (no date). Anonymous gift.

Far Flung : Norwegian Families —  Siewers, Hjelle and Brandt; vol 1, the present – by Karl Siewers, self- published 1991. Gift of the author.

Bygdebok for Gyland : folket og bygda bildebok – People and pictures from Gyland, Vest-Agder, Norway, by Agnar Klungland, et.al.  Published 2010 by Flekkefjord Historielag-Hegland Trykk, Vest-Agder, Norway. Anonymous gift.

Kaptein Mørck og hans Skip: by Thørbjorn Sørlie; published 1981, by Fredrikstad og Omegns Historielag, Østfold, Norway. Anonymous gift.

Landhandel med forpligtelse til at holde Gjæstgiverie: Lindstrøm 1845-1995, by Anna Jorunn Avdem, et.al., published 1995 by Skrifter Frå Lærdal og Borgund, in Lærdal, Sogn Fjordane, Norway.  Anonymous gift.

Høyland  :  personregister til Høyland gards- og ættesoga Høyland– (Index to the names of families and farms in Høyland, Rogaland, Norway), by Jørg EirikWaula. Published 1996 by Rogaland Historie – og Ættesogelag, Rogaland, Norway.  Anonymous gift.

Suldal  :  personregister til Gamle Sulda gards- og ættesoga Suldal – (Index to the names of families and farms in Old Suldal, Rogaland, Norway), by Jørg Eirik Waula. Published 1995 by Rogaland Historie – og Ættesogelag, Rogaland, Norway.  Anonymous gift.

Gjesdal : Personregister til Gjesdal gards- og ættesoge Gjesdal – (Index to the names of families and farms in Gjesdal, Rogaland, Norway.), by Jørg Eirik Waula. Published 1996 by Rogaland Historie – og Ættesogelag, Rogaland, Norway.  Anonymous gift.

Time : Personregister til Time gards- og ættesoge Time – (Index to the names of families and farms in Time, Rogaland, Norway), by Jørg Eirik Waula. Published 1996 by Rogaland Historie – og Ættesogelag, Rogaland, Norway.  Anonymous gift.

Vats : Personregister til Soga om Vats Gard og ætt – (Index to the names of families and farms in Vats, Rogaland, Norway), by Jørg Eirik Waula. Published 1996 by Rogaland Historie – og Ættesogelag, Rogaland, Norway.  Anonymous gift.

Gards- og ættesoge for Straumsnes: (the history of farms and farm families in Straumsnes, Møre og Romsdal, Norway), by Ottar Roaldset, published 1999 by Betten Grafiske AS, Tingvoll, Møre og Romsdal, Norway.  Gift of Jonny Lyngstad, Lyngen, Troms, Norway.

Hegra: gårds- og slektshistorie; Bind II and III: the history of farms and farm families in Hegra, Nord-Trøndelad, Norway,violumes 2 and 3, published 2006 and 2009 by the Hegra historielag, Ola M. Lerfald, ed.. Purchased with Helgeson Funds for Acquisitions.

Årbok for Hadeland 2017  :  50. Årgang, (Annual yearbook for Hadeland, Oppland, Norway, 2017: 50th year.) Published 2017 by Hadeland-Trykk, Brandbu, Norway.  Gift of Randsfjordmuseene AS.

New Local Histories at the NAGC&NL

Mt Morris Holden Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris, Wisconsin: 150th Anniversary 2004, a DVD, published in 2004, by the Mt Morris Holden Lutheran Church 150th Anniversary committee. Anonymous gift.

Crow River Evangelical Lutheran Church: 100th Anniversary booklet, published 1961 by the Crow River Evangelical Lutheran Church 100th anniversary committee, Crow River, MN. Photocopy. Anonymous gift.

Monson Lake Lutheran Church, Sunburg, Kandiyohi Co., MN  1886-1986, one hundred year anniversary book.  Includes: confirmations 1887-1986. Photocopy Anonymous gift.

Elstad Lutheran Church,  Amherst Township, Fillmore County, MN; 1854-1979, 70th and 125th Anniversary booklet photocopies. Gift of Joe Gartner, Fillmore Co., MN.

Other Items of Interest

Operasjonene Woodlark og Rype : Et 50-årsminne, by Jarle Skjei, published 1995, by Snåsa Kommune, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. (Norwegian resistance in WWII) Gift of Trine Marie Berg Family, Snåsa, Norway.

Sandfærdig Beretning om Amerika til Oplnsning og Nytte for Bonde og Menigmand, by Ole Rynning, reprint from 1838 issue. (Truthful Report from America on the Opportunities for the farm owner and the common farmer.) Gift of Trine Marie Berg Family, Snåsa, Norway.

På tur i Breheimen (On a trip to Breheimen (Sogn og Fjordane), by Roger Lauritzen of the Norwegian Travel Bureau, published 2000. Gift of Ginny White.

Sandefjord og Omegn (Sandefjord and surrounding area), by Laurits L. Bryn, published 1926 by Sandefjord Aktietrykkeri, Vestfold, Norway. Anonymous gift.

Letters from Ole Rocksvold, by Sharon Smith Bowen, published 2017 by Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA. Gift of the author.

AVISEN: a quarterly membership newspaper of the Norwegian-American Genealogical Association. August, 2017 issue article of interest– Norwegian Digital Archive Updated. NAGCNL subscription is gift of the Norwegian-American Genealogical Association, Mendota Heights, MN.

Aarbok 2012 :  Yearbook of the Trønderlag of America,  published 2012 by Trønderlag of America. Gift of  Trønderlag of America.

Norsk slekshistorisk tidskrift: Bind LXV – Hefte 1 – By Are Gustavsen, ed. Periodical contains Stensson family trees in Norway (1639-1696). Published 2017 by Norsk Slekshistorisk Forening, Oslo, Norway. NAGCNL subscription to Norsk slekshistorisk tidskrift is gift of Norsk Slekshistorisk Forening.

The LONG Crossing of the Hannah Parr, a CD, by Clair Haugen, and James Overdahl, CD with printed essay, published 2010. Gift of the author.

Minister’s Book for Nathaniel Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Church Congregation, Knox Mills, WI, by Rev. J. E. Nord, serving 1898-1931, Pastor Elmer A. Boalson, serving from 1931 through 1952. Book 1. Photocopy. Anonymous gift.

Ministers’ Registers for confirmations, births, etc. for both Nathaniel Ev. Lutheran Church of Knox Mills, Pierce Co., WI and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Park Falls, WI. : 1942 to ? by Pastor Elmer A. Boalson. Photocopy. Anonymous gift.

Ministers’ Register book for confirmations in the E.L.C. Norwegian American churches in Park Falls, WI; Knox Mills, WI; Spirit, WI; Brantwood, WI, including adults baptised, instructioned, and confirmed for the same churches- 1928-1944, by Rev. J. E. Nord and Pastor Elmer A. Boalson. Photocopy. Anonymous gift.

Minister’s Register book for confirmations in the E.L.C. Norwegian American church, Knox Mills, WI, 1957, by Pastor A.O. Running. Photocopy. Anonymous gift.

Expedition from Christiania  :  printed in commemoration of a one hundredth anniversary of Alfred (Alf) Collett Siewers, born July 31, 1871, by Karl Siewers. Self-published 1971. Photocopy. Anonymous gift.

Stange, Hedmark slektshistorielags tidsskrift- Et eventyr fra Stange; Gammelt fra Stange og Romedal; Kultur historie fra Stange, published 1975 by Hedmark slektshistorielag. History journals, old stories, and cultural history of Stange, Hedmark for times around 1750. Photocopy. Anonymous gift.

Flatangerboka; Farms and families history of Flatangerboka, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway, published 1950. Photocopy. Pages 455-597, photocopy. Anonymous gift.

Grong bygdebok for Grong, Harran, Namsskogan and Røyrvik : Published 1950; Includes pages 292-646, for Grong, Harran, Namsskogan and Røyrvik clerical townships. Photocopy. Anonymous gift.

The Round Table – 1975 to 1985, published by The Winchester Academy, Larsen, Wisconsin.

Winchester Academy Ethnic Heritage Monographs #1-#4, published by The Winchester Academy, Larsen, Wisconsin. Anonymous gift.

Clay County Place Names : South Dakota – by Moses, Lloyd, ed., Clay County Historical Society. Published 1976 by Clay County Historical Society, Vermillion, South Dakota.  Anonymous gift.

Solor Lutheran Church records, c/o Faith Lutheran Church, Madison, MN, Lac Qui Co., Births, records, deaths, 1880-1922. Photocopy Anonymous gift..

Four Minnesota Church Histories: for churches in Hanska, MN; Correll, MN; and Hawley MN. By Church Anniversary Committees. Photocopies. Anonymous gift.

MN Churches: Blue Earth Lutheran Church, Bricelyn, Faribault Co., MN: members’ lists for births; confirmations; marriages and deaths. Anonymous gift.

The Rowberg Collection: an indexed, boxed collection of obituaries taken from a variety of Norwegian American newspapers and US newspapers, volumes 104-110, vol. 120, 121 and volume 1004.  Donated by A.A. Rowberg, Northfield, MN through NAHA, the Norwegian American Historical Association, Northfield, MN. Now cataloged and archived in NAGN & NL library.

The Strange American Way: Letters from Wiota, 1855-59; An American Adventure; Social Class and Acculturation, Munch, by Caja, Johan and Peter Munch, published 1970 by Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL. Gift of Solveig and Richard Quinney.

Pastors and Immigrants: the role of  a religious elite in the absorption of Norwegian immigrants, by Nicholas Tavuchis, published 1963 by The Hague, M. Nijhoff, The Netherlands. Gift of Norse Valley Lodge Sons of Norway.

The Norwegian Language in America  :  a study in bilingual behavior, vol. 1 and 2, by Einar Haugen. Published 1969 by Indiana University Press studies in the history and theory of linguistics. Gift of Norse Valley Lodge Sons of Norway, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Atlas of Dakota Co., MN and Douglas Co., MN: published 1964 by the Atlas Company and Thomas O. Nelson Company. Gift of the Family History Library, Provost, UT.

Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery gravestones, Norway Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa Cemetery, published 2003. Gift of Patricia Dahl.

Vernon Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery Records, Waukesha County, WI., published 1983. Gift of Patricia Dahl.

Four Fillmore Co., MN Lutheran Churches: Church Histories of Arendahl, Henrytown, Highland Prairie and North Prairie Lutheran Churches. Photocopies, gift of Joe Gartner, Fillmore Co., MN

AVISEN: a quarterly membership newspaper of the Norwegian-American Genealogical Association. November 2017 issue includes a story of how Klondike Gold strike in the Yukon Territory affected some Norwegian families. NAGCNL subscription is gift of the Norwegian-American Genealogical Association, Mendota Heights, MN.

NHOH News- a triannual periodical by Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag: fall 2017 issue includes “Divided No More: East Koshknong Lutheran marks 125th Anniversary of Church Built after Bitter 1880s Split” and “The Greatest of the Viking Age Longships”. NAGCNL subscription is gift of Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken Lag, Madison, WI

BRUA: Hadeland Lag of America- a quarterly membership periodical; November 2017 issue includes articles of interest: a short article from “Letters from Ole Rocksvold” by Sharon Brown; Our Hadeland Ancestors Syver Gunderson and Kari Hendriksdatter.  NAGCNL subscription is gift of Hadeland Lag of America, Moorhead, MN.

GLÅMA EKKO–  a quarterly membership periodical by Solørlag of America. November 2017 issue includes articles of historical interest: “10,000 year-old Petroglyph Discovered in Norway. NAGCNL subscription is gift of Solørlag of America, Madison, WI.

Westward into Nebraska– a monthly membership publication of the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society. November 2017 issue has articles of genealogical interest. NAGCNL subscription is gift of the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society, Omaha, NE.

THE R-DD BREV–  a quarterly membership periodical of the Ringerike-Drammen district lag. November 2017 issue includes articles on: Norwegian Lutherans in America, farmer-musician Hans Gommæs, future map of Norway’s fylker (districts). NAGCNL subscription is gift of the Ringerike-Drammen district lag, Bloomington, MN.

TOTEN BULLETIN-  a quarterly membership publication by Totenlaget of America, a Norwegian American association of those with ancestral roots or interest in the Toten and Gjøvik areas in Oppland, Norway. November 2017 issue includes genealogical and historical articles on Norway and her immigrants to America. NAGCNL subscription is gift of  Totenlaget of America, Wauwatosa, WI.

Budstikken– a semi-annual membership periodical of Valdres Samband, Golden Valley, MN.  December 2017 articles of interest include several Norwegian immigrant profiles.  NAGCNL subscription is gift of Valdres Samband, Golden Valley, MN.

Dane County Area Genealogical Society News– a bi-monthly newsletter published for members with interest in genealogical research in Dane County, WI and the area surrounding. Published in Madison, WI.  NAGCNL subscription is gift of DCAGS.

Ostrem – Hatleli Family Association Record — Articles on genealogy for families from certain farms in Norway associated with Ostrem – Hatleli families. Issue nr 31, December 2017, includes the 30th anniversary family reunion, June 16, 2018 in Fargo, ND.  Published by the Ostrem – Hatleli Family Association, Torrence CA, gift of the Association.

Telesoga – a quarterly publication of the Telelaget of America, Atwater, MN, whose mission is to enable members to learn about and gain an appreciation of the history, culture and customs from the Telemark region of Norway. December 2017 issue includes articles on Norwegian genealogy research, and family stories from Norwegian immigrants. NAGCNL subscription is gift of Telelaget of America, Atwater, MN.

Photocopies of the 1910 Montana Federal Census— photocopied on 3×5 cards, 4 cards per page, for the   Montana counties existing in 1910. Now cataloged and archived in NAGN & NL library.

Swedetown, Dogtown and Swamp Street: Hayward, (WI) Memories—by Swede Lilliquist, self-published 1978. Swedetown was where all the Norwegians and Swedes lived. Name index in back. Anonymous donor.

Hallingen-December 2017, #421 : Hallingen is a quarterly membership newsletter of the Hallinglaget of America, formed in 1907, whose goal is to preserve and promote the unique cultural heritage given to us by these pioneers.

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