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MAPS of Scandinavia for Genealogical Research See also Individual Nordic Country Research pages

01. Map of the Baltic Lands as of 1617, published 1903
(includes most of Scandinavia).
Gives approximate layout of borders and neighboring lands at about/just before the period when land, tax, and church records began to appear. Note that according to this map, the southwestern portion of Sweden is shown as being part of the combined Denmark and Norway...

02. Periodis Web - Historical Atlas and Gazetteer of Europe. Shows European and Southern Scandinavian country borders in 100 year increments from Year 1 to 2000.


Sources for U.S. Immigrant Research - Scandinavians in America

01. Minnesota and Scandinavian Look-ups.
These volunteers have access to various books on Scandinavian immigrants, County and Town Histories, and some will even do parish register or cemetary look-ups for selected Minnesota counties.

02. Modern County Lists for Selected States:
List of Current Counties in Minnesota with County Formation Dates... - Wikipedia.
List of Current Counties in North Dakota " " " " "

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Sources for Scandinavian Research - see also separate pages for Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland.

01. Scandinavian Center, Thousand Oaks.
Limited library access hours - check library schedule on their website, or call/email ahead.

02. Minnesota and Scandinavian Look-ups.
These volunteers have some of the Bygdebok available, and access to some Parish books.

03. Scandinavian Research at FamilySearch
Enter your country of interest to access information about the individual countries regarding research items such as their ecclesiastical, land, tax, probate, and other records.

04. Records of the Evengelical Lutheran Church in America (Includes records of some of the previous Lutheran synods merged in to ELCA.):

Guide to the Holdings of the ELC Archives

Searching the holdings in the Archives for ELCA Congregations. "The Archives catalog contains aids for finding processed collections, as well as brief records for unprocessed materials. For information on congregational microfilm, please contact the Archives directly. Many of those records are now indexed and available online through a partnership with www.archives.com."

According to an article on accessing historical U.S. Lutheran church records (no longer online) - some microfilms are rentable - no listing is shown online - requires contacting their staff.
Note: "The ELCA Archives does hold a large collection of microfilmed congregational records. These are primarily from The American Lutheran Church portion of the predecessor bodies, but also include a number of Swedish-American Lutheran microfilms." Note: "The ELCA Archives staff is limited in the amount of time available for genealogical research, but can do requests limited to two hours of research time at a rate of $20 per hour (per old article). Please provide as much information as possible (such as names and dates) when requesting this service.

05. Norwegians in the Civil War.
Database listing Norwegians serving in the U.S. Civil War, giving their county of residence and other personal information (varies greatly by soldier) such as injuries, deaths, county of residence after the war, etc. Provided by the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. (Also in book form at S.O.N. Culver City)

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Last Update: 6/3/2016 - 9:45pm Peggy Wishon