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

01. The following are some links for Maps or Information about the Early History of Scandinavia, including Scandinavia in the Bronze Age, migrations of early Germanic Tribes, early Scandinavia trading, etc., from the Pre-Viking eras.

Wikimedia Map showing early migrations in Europe from 150 to 500 A.D. (Note that by using the forward or back arrows on the webpage, you can view other historical maps.)

Wikipedia article on the various early migrations in Europe and Scandinavia, including some Great maps of early Europe and Scandinavia.
Above article translated via Google Translates.

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 Illinois " " " "
List of Current Counties in North Dakota " " " " "
List of Current Counties in South Dakota " " " "
List of Current Counties in Iowa " " " "

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

Brief Guide for Archives of Congregations. (Note: You may need to download the .pdf file to read this article.) General, rather wordy discussion of the types of records which may have existed. Apparently, most of those have been retained by the individual congregations. Apparently, the staff at the archives will help you identify which church your ancestor attended once you have determined their location of residence.

ELCA Archive Catalog
Note: The website states that for information on congregational microfilm, please contact the Archives directly. Also Note: An old article stated "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."

The ELCA Family Tree is available from the "Quick Links" menu item on the right side of their Archives page. This is a Family Tree-style arrangement of the various branches of the Lutheran church which were bound into the ELCA during its history. It is a valuable resource for understanding the complex regroupings that have occurred.

04. 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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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. Browse by Country portal at FamilySearch.org

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Last Update: 6/7/2017 - 9:00pm Peggy Wishon