The following volunteers contributed to this resource: Patti Boelsing, Julie Kiland, Carolyn Love, Scott Meeker, and John Reindl. This project was made possible by generous support from the Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation.
WI 15th Civil War Soldiers
These pages contain an important record of the men in the 15th Wisconsin Regiment who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Mustered into service early in 1862, the Regiment’s soldiers were almost all emigrants from Norway, with some from Sweden or Denmark. While Norsemen served in both the Union and Confederate forces, the 15th Wisconsin Regiment was the only all-Scandinavian Regiment in either. The Regiment was mustered out of service between late 1864 and early 1865.
Scott Cantwell Meeker entrusted this project and its copyright to the Norwegian American Genealogical Center, which now makes this information available to a worldwide public. We invite all those with additional information about the Regiment’s soldiers to share any information, photographs, or writings to help us continue to build this definitive record about the heroic Scandinavian Regiment.
This database is primarily an index to individual birth and baptismal records found in Norwegian-American church records, and transcribed by Gerhard B. Naeseth (1913-1994) during his lifetime. Also included are records transcribed by NAGC staff and volunteers.
This database is an index to many of the Norwegian-American marriage records as transcribed by Gerhard B. Naeseth (1913-1994) to help prepare for the publication, Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, A Biographical Directory 1825-1850. Names were transcribed from Norwegian-American church records and Midwestern courthouses. Also included are records of Norwegian-American marriages submitted by our NAGC membership.
This database is an index to individual burials found in Norwegian-American cemeteries transcribed by Gerhard B. Naeseth (1913-1994) during his lifetime. Also included are cemetery records transcribed by NAGC staff and volunteers, records sent from our NAGC membership and miscellaneous burial records from Norwegian-American church records.
This database is a compilation of the Norwegian immigration records collected by Gerhard B. Naeseth (1913-1994) for the publication, Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, A Biographical Directory 1825-1850 as well as records collected by NAGC staff and volunteers or submitted by our NAGC membership pertaining to immigrants who arrived after 1850. All entries were verified by NAGC research staff members.
We encourage you to submit updates for any record using the “Suggest Changes to this Record” button. If you have a suggested addition, Corrections and additions will be done regularly.
This database is an index to Norwegian and Norwegian-American individuals and their families enumerated in the 1850, 1860 and 1880 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Transcripts to this census were prepared by Gerhard B. Naeseth (1913-1994) and later by NAGC staff and volunteers who helped prepare for the publication Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, A Biographical Directory 1825-1850. Unique to this census database is the addition of value added information including full name in Norway, birth date, last residence and year of immigration for many emigrants.
This database is a compilation of various genealogical materials from Montana relating to Norwegian immigrants and their descendants. NAGC has prepared an index to Richard Fretheim’s books: Norske i Montana: Volume 1 Northeastern Counties and Norske i Montana: Volume 2 Central Core Counties. Each name in this database appears in the above mentioned books. We are grateful to Mr. Fretheim for his permission to publish this index on our website.
Please note that Norske i Montana: Volume 3 Western/Southeastern Counties is not part of this database. If you wish to obtain specific pages from any of the three volumes of these books, please contact us at email@example.com.
Database Searching Tips
Please keep in mind that Norwegian names were often spelled in a wide variety of ways. For broader search results, use “?” in place of one letter. (Example: a search for “Ols?n” will return both “Olsen” and “Olson” in the results.) To replace multiple letters, use an asterisk (*). (Example: a search for “Lars*” will return “Larson,” “Larsen,” “Larsdatter,” “Larsdtr.” Etc.)
Norwegian names may contain Norwegian vowels: ø, æ and å. These are not interchangeable with English vowels. If a name is spelled with “ø,” searching for “o” will not yield the desired results. Use the Norwegian vowels or a wildcard in your search.