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New Books (January-July 2017)


New Family Histories at the NAGC&NL

The Ulvestad Family Tree, by the Ulvestad family. Gift of Harold S. Ulvestad.

From Norway to America: Six Generations, by Ellen Holstein, published 2016. Gift of Kirstin Benidt.

From Sailing Ships to Spitfires, by Shirley Walker, published 2006.  Gift of  Shirley Walker.

What Became of Little Ole: the Life Story of Pastor Ole Nilsen, by Olga Nilsen Berglund, published 1995. Gift of Ann M. Legreid.

The Saamund Aslaksen (Aae) Family: From Telemark, Norway to Stoughton, WI, by Joan Lamoreau Phelan, published 2016. Gift of Joan Phelan.

From Whence They Came (a brief history of the Landsverk family), by Ole G. Landsverk, published 1959. Gift of the family of Henry Jack Johnson.

A Genealogy of John Tollefson and Kristina Larsdater Eidsness, by Bertyne Birkland, published 1974. Gift of the family of Henry Jack Johnson.

Family history photo collages for Hans Jacobsen Kaldahl and Emilie Dyrstad Kaldahl, of Steinkjer, Nord Trondelag, Norway, created by John Kaldahl, 2017. Gift of John Kaldahl.

Antoine Cucheron of France and the Coucherons of the Netherlands & Norway: Three generations of Fortification Engineers, by Jonathan A. Shaw, 2nd  edition, published 2014. Gift of the author.

Arbeid fra Undersokkalse Tilfruksted or Work from Searcher’s Retreat, by Phyllis Berget Johnson, released 2010. Gift of Phyllis Berget Johnson.

Holen Chronicle, by Norman Holen, published 2010, by the author. Gift of the author.

The Nesvig Family Saga : The story of a family’s emigration from Norway and settlement in America, text by Ruby Harriet Nesvig, researched by Steven Nesvig, ed. by Bev Confer. Published 2004. Unknown donor.

Tales of a Norwegian-American Family, by Ordell G. Hill, published 2017 by the author. Gift of the author.

The Ancestors of Oluf Meyer Knudsen from about 800 to 1923 by Stan Hultgren published 2017. Gift of the  author.

New Norwegian Local History & Reference at the NAGC&NL

From America to Norway: Norwegian-American Immigrant Letters 1838-1914; Volume Three 1893-1914, edited and translated by Orm Øverland, published 2016.  Gift of Patricia Sorteberg. 

From America to Norway: Norwegian-American Immigrant Letters 1838-1914; Volume Three 1893-1914, edited and translated by Orm Øverland, published 2016. Gift of Dr. Eugene Nordby.

Remembrances of World War II in Norway: A Sequel, ed. by Mary Bennett, published 2001.  Gift of Sons of Norway Norse Valley Lodge.

Gards- og Ættesoge for Luster Kommune : Band XI: Solvorn 1, by Terje Mikael Hasle Joranger and Lars E. Øyane, published 2016. Purchased by the NAGC & NL.

From Fjord to Prairie :  Norwegian-Americans in the Midwest, by the Norwegian-American Immigration Anniversary Commission 1825-1975, published 1976.  Gift of Sons of Norway Norse Valley Lodge.

The Promise Fulfilled : A Portrait of Norwegian Americans Today, by Odd S. Lovoll, published 1998. Gift of Sons of Norway Norse Valley Lodge.

Norge Rundt : En guide til vårt lands severdigheter, Erling Welle-Strand, published 1987. Gift of Sons of Norway Norse Valley Lodge.

The Norwegians in America, 1825-1975, by Einar Haugen,   published 1975. Gift of Sons of Norway Norse Valley Lodge.

Vivacious Daughter: Seven Lectures on the Religious Situation Among Norwegians in America (1867), by Herman A. Preus, trans. by Todd W. Nichol, published 1990.  Gift of Ann M. Legreid.

Salangen Bygdebok, by Per Olai Prestbakmo, published 1907. Purchased with gift money from the Helgeson Fund.

Tynset Bygdebok: Gard og Ætt : Bind II by Ivar A. Streitlien, published 1973. Purchased with gift money from the Helgeson Fund.

Tynset Bygdebok: Topographi, Geologi, Historie: Bind III, by Ivar A. Streitlien, published 1977. Purchased with gift money from the Helgeson Fund.

Søndeled Slektshistorie: Ytre Søndeled; Bild IV, by Knut Jakobsen, published 1977. Gift of the family of Henry Jack Johnson.

Søndeled Slektshistorie: Indre Søndeled; Bild V, by Knut Jakobsen, published 1979. Gift of the family of Henry Jack Johnson.

Eventyret:  Husmannsgutten fra Østre Gausd som ble millionær i Amerika, by Johan Kankrud, published 1959.  Gift of the family of Henry Jack Johnson.

Hornindal, Nordfjord: Ættelister for kvar gard i bygda, , by Knut Svaar-Seljesæter, published 1989. Gift of the family of Henry Jack Johnson.

Hidden Heroes: World War II in Norway, an anthology by Sons of Norway members, revised by Mike Palecek. Published 2016 by Sons of Norway, District 5. Gift of Lorraine Hawkinson.

From Day to Day: One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps, by Odd Nansen, published 1949, reprinted with new annotations, 2016. Gift of Monroe Miller.

The Winter Fortress: the Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb, by Neal Bascomb, published 2016. Gift of Monroe Miller.

Fjell Bygdebok:  Band IV and Band V: Gards og Slektshistoria for Gardsnummer 30-41 and 42-58, by Halvor Skurtveit, et al, published 2008 and 2010 by Fjell Kommune, Hordaland, Norway.  Gift of Halvor Skurtveit.

Busetnadssoga for Volda, Band 1-6, by Arnfinn Kjelland, et al., published 2005-2015, by Volda Kommune, Volda, Møre og Romsdal, Norway. Gift of Arnfinn Kjelland.

New Local Histories at the NAGC&NL

Are these Our Roots? : 150 Years of Lutherans in Lansing, Iowa – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (1867-2017), by Barbara Scottston, published May 2017. Gift of the author.

Scandinavians in the State House: How Nordic Immigrants Shaped Minnesota Politics, by Klas Bergman, published 2017, by Minnesota Historical Society Press. Purchased with gift money from the Helgeson Fund.

Other Items of Interest

Norwegian-American Essays 2011: Transnationalism and the Norwegian-American Experience, vol. 13, edited by Øyvind Gulliksen, published 2011. . Gift of Sons of Norway Norse Valley Lodge.

Norge Rundt; En guide til vårt lands severdigheter, by Erling Welle-Strand, published 1985. Gift of Sons of Norway Norse Valley Lodge.

Tracing Your Dakota Roots: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the Dakotas, by Jo Ann B. Winistorfer & Cathy A. Langemo, published 2006. . Gift of Sons of Norway Norse Valley Lodge.

My European Family: The First 54,000 Years, by Karin Bojs, published 2017.  Gift from Bloomsbury USA Publishers.

Documents for Aslak Amundson estate, proof of heirship and certificate of descent, by his descendants;  and documents of petition for guardianship of Alec Aslakson by Tollef Aslakson. Gift of Joan Phelan.

Documents for petition to US Gov’t to claim a Civil War Soldier’s Pension, for William Seamonson, for his service in the 23rd Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment, Infantry;  petition from Feb 17, 1890.  Gift of Joan Phelan.

Hill Weddings from Norway to America: How Norwegians Adapted Factory Life and Beach Parties into Clan Weddings; a photo essay. No publication date or author listed. Gift from Patricia Hampton.

Long Distance Reflections: A Musing on the Weather & Axel Severin Steen, by Steve Heimerle, published 2017. Gift of the author.

Golden Jubilee – Central Lutheran Church, Everett, Washington, published 1955. Gift of the family of Henry Jack Johnson.

Hovedtrekk av haugebevegelsen i nordre Vestfold — English translation: “Overview of the hauge movement in northern Vestfold: and the evangelical Lutheran free church history.” Published 1945, gift of Roger Jacobson.

Guide and History of Bowman and Slope Counties (North Dakota), by American Guide Project of the W.P.A., reprinted 1984, by the Bowman County Historical & Genealogical Society, Bowman, North Dakota,  gift of Liv Paulson Norderhaug.

Bowman Golden Jubilee : 1907-1957, by the Bowman Commercial Club, published 1957, gift of Liv Paulson Norderhaug.

Sentimental Journey II ; 1908-1989 Bowman (ND) High School 81st Class Reunion, by the Bowman High School Reunion booklet committee, published 1989, gift of Liv Paulson Norderhaug. (Photocopy)

The Churches Left Behind, by Stella Olson Rainey, published May, 2017. A photo essay of Norwegian church architectural styles in Norway, 1050-1387 and 1814-1940. Gift of the author.

NAGC newsletters – 1993-2012, donated by Vaughn L. Simon.

Immigrant Idealist: A Literary Biography of Waldemar Ager, Norwegian American, published 1989 by Norwegian-American Historical Society. Gift of Patricia Sorteberg.

 

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