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LANDINGSLAGET LIBRARY AND SUGGESTED READINGS LIST

These items are owned by the lag and/or individual members:

BYGDEBØKER

Boka om Land (Books about Land)
These are bygdebøker (bygd books), and all bear the same main title

FAMILY HISTORIES

  • Bjørnrud at Vestsia (My Father's Brother in Norway)
  • Buskum (Toten)
  • Christianson
  • Enger  
  • Fossum (Arne & Marit) 
  • Fossum (Hans & Guri)      
  • Fossum (Kristian & Gurina)
  • Fremstad - Hanvold 
  • Gaarder
  • Gaarder - Tandberg 
  • Gjellhaug   
  • Grangaard – Komperud
  • Goplin
  • Hanson      
  • Hanson, Nels L. (Diary) Immigrant from Vardal to Richland County WI
  • Komperud
  • Jornlin, Ole and Helene
  • Kolsrud
  • Lartstuen/Olson
  • Nelson, Even (Journal "An Immigrant's Life"
  • Oistad (The Landings Scatter)
  • Rossing (The Rossings and Their Store) - 2 copies
  • Rud, Ruus, Ruud, Rood (The Landings Scatter)
  • Sather
  • Skinnerud (How I Happen to Be American)
  • Smedsrud
  • Sorlien Family
  • Terningen, Andrine (relative of former N. Land mayor Liv Alfstad)
  • Tollefsrud & Wien (Unusual Ancestor Stories) - 2 copies
  • Thomle
  • Thomle (Genealogy
  • Tollefsrud, ELisha - Civil War Letters

Terje Nordraak (Alf Swenson)
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Charles N. Christianson

 Lief Wien

 Walter Gilbertson

 Walter Gilbertson

 Walter Gilbertson

H. A. M. Steen

Lief Wien

Ann Edwards

Hough/Kokeen Family

Ann Edwards

Ed Goplin

Irene Rowe & Eileen Olson

Ed Goplin

 Irene Rowe & Eileen Olson

Ann Edwards

Helen Greenli Swenson

Eunice & Robert Kolsrud

Curtis Olson

Robert Aasen

Helen Greenli Swenson

Elizabeth Rossing Forell

Helen Greenli Swenson

Irene Rowe & Eileen Olson

Alf Swenson

Marlin Bergerson

Don Sorlien

Larissa Reutgen

Alf Swenson

E. A. Thomle

E. A. Thomle

John Monson


GENEALOGY RESOURCES

  •  Culbertson, Carol A. and Jerry Paulson.  A Research Guide for Norwegian Genealogy for Beginning and Experienced Genealogists.  Madison, WI: Norwegian-American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library. 
  • Bukke, Inger M., and Finn A. Thomsen. Feast Day Calendar for Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Protestant Germany. Bountiful, UT: Thomsen’s Genealogical Center, n.d.
  • Computer Programs Personal Ancestral File (PAF) 2.31 for IBM; Roots III and IV; Family Origins 6.0; and Family Tree Maker 6.0.
  • How and Where to Find Your Ancestors (Brochure).
  • How to Trace Your Ancestors in Norway (Brochure).
  • Individual Genealogy Chart Printouts from Carol Olson’s genealogy project.
  • Land Church Records. Microfilm copies are also in Vesterheim Genealogical Center, Madison, WI.
  • Landings Lag: The First 100 Years.  Edited by Ann Ryall Edwards.  2010.
  • Landings Lag Genealogy Database
  • Probate Record Index Printouts, Oluf. Norske gaardnavne. Kristiania: W. C. Fabritius, 1897-1924. This twenty-volume set lists the Norway farms by county, district, parish, and number. Vol. 4 (Kristians Amt), part 2, pp. 179-219 covers the district of Land. This set continues as one of the best tools for identification and location of farm places. Boka om Land refers to these same farm numbers.
  • Smith, Frank, and Finn A. Thomsen. Genealogical Guidebook & Atlas of Norway. Logan, UT: Everton Publishing, 1979.
  • Vestoppland Slektshistorielags Tidsskrift, 1992-date.
  • Vestre Toten 1875 Census.
  • Wellauer, Maralyn A. Tracing Your Norwegian Roots. Milwaukee, WI: The author, 1979. This is a good guide for the beginning genealogy researcher.

CHURCH and COMMUNITY HISTORIES

  • Allamakee County, Iowa Past and Present (Two Volumes)
  • Apple Grove Lutheran Church, Argyle, Lafayette County WI 1893-1968
  • Augustana Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes MN  Membership Directory 2002
  • Bode, Iowa Centennial 1881-1981
  • Bode, Iowa, Land Immgirants to Bode
  • Churches of Nordre Land
  • Coon Valley Lutheran Church, Vernon County WI 1853-2003
  • Crow River Evangelical Lutheran Church, Belgrade MN 1861-1986
  • Delafield Cemetery
  • Delafield Township, Jackson County MN, School Dist. 115
  • Elfsborg Lutheran Church, Pocahontas County IA  1873-1948
  • Evanger LUtheran Church, Grand Forks ND Centennial
  • First Lutheran Church of Audobon MN  1872-1997
  • First Lutheran Church of Audobon MN 1872-1972
  • First Lutheran Church of Audobon MN Membership Directory
  • Five Points Lutheran Church 1861-1961
  • Five Points Lutheran Church 1861-2011
  • Fluberg Church, Søndre Land, Norway
  • Lands Cognregation, Zumbrota MN 1867-1992
  • Land Congregation, Zumbrota MN 1865-2017  150th anniversary
  • Nidaros Lutheran Church, Minnehaha County SD  125th Anniversary
  • Norway Lake, Kandiyohi County MN
  • Otter Creek Lutheran Church, Highland Township, Iowa County WI
  • Skute Church, Søndre Land, Norway
  • Soldier Lutheran Church, Soldier IA   125th anniversary 1870-1995
  • St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Minnewaukon ND
  • St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Audobon MN  Centennial 1893-1993
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Ruck, Pocahontas County IA 1878-1989
  • Westby-Coon Prairie Lutheran Church  1851-2001
  • Wiota Lutheran Church, Lafayette County WI  1944-1969
  • Wiota Lutheran Congregation, South Wayne WI  1844-1979
  •  Woodford, Lafayette County WI  1847-1965
  • Ellery M. Hancock


    Curt Olson
    Orlinda (Helland) Olson




    Alf Swenson

    Lynn Mahlum



    Carol Olson





    Greg Boe

      

    OTHER PUBLICATIONS

    • Pamphlet 50-Årsjubileet for Frigjøringen, 8 May 1945, courtesy of Finn Hanvold at 1995 Stevne, Wahpeton, ND
    • Book, Key to Norway.
    • Pamphlet Lokal Krighistorie Fra Søndre Land, Andre Verdenskrig, 1940-45, courtesy of Finn Hanvold at 1995 Stevne, Wahpeton,ND.
    • Pamphlet-"Northfield Township Celebrates its Heritage, 1857-2007 Sesquicentennial Celebration held Sept 2, 2007 in   Northfield, WI. donated by David Olson at 2009 Stevne, River Falls, WI.
    • NAF Veibok.
    • Norge i 1905.
    • Book – Norske Folkedansar by Klara Semb, published Oslo 1985. Personal note written inside front cover: “To our guests at Lands Museum. Read this book and remember your inheritance from Norway. We wish you the best for the future and we welcome you back! Enjoy your stay in Norway”, members of Nordsinni Ungdomslag, 2000. Given to Landings Lag in 2000 by director of Nordsinni Ungdomslag, Anne Terningen at Lands.Museum, Dokka, Norway, accepted by Lag President, Oscar Lund.

    GENERAL MAPS OF NORWAY

    • Norge 1:50,000 Topografisk Hovedkartserie M-711.
      Five of these topographical maps cover Nordre and Søndre Land. They show farm names and parishes (the crosses indicate churches).
      • 1716-I (Bruflat) shows farms of Nordre Land west of Dokka.
      • 1816-IV (Dokka) shows the area east of Map # 1716-I and north of Dokka.
      • 1816-I (Gjøvik) shows the area east of Map # 1816-IV to Gjøvik.
      • 1816-III (Skjellingshovde) Søndre Land shows the area south of #1816-I and west of Randsfjorden.
      • 1816-II (Eina) shows the area west of #1816-III and west of Randsfjorden.
    • Nordre Land Kommune Plane 1921-2002, donated by Geir Loeng, Dokka, Norway, 1996
    • Kommune Planens Arealdel, donated by Geir Loeng, Dokka, Norway, 1996

     

    EXTENDED MEMBER LIBRARY

    (MEMBERS WHO OWN THE ITEMS ARE NOTED)
    • Engelien, Ola, and Håkon Solum. Itte sæint atte je ar kvæint: Dialektord og uttrykk fra Søndre Land. Lands Museum Særpublikasjon Nr. 1. Dokka and Hov: Lands Museum and Søndre Land Kulturkontor, 1994. LAND ARCHIVES.
    • Landings Laget. Land-i-Amerika. This is the current newsletter of Landings Laget. It superseded Randsfjord Fuglen. Editors of the newsletter have been Borghild Olson, Helen Vinje, Calvin Pederson, Carol and Ray Olson, and Ann Edwards LAND ARCHIVES, ANN EDWARDS, CAROL AND RAY OLSON.
    • Landings Laget. Secretaries' Minutes, Landings-Laget 1910-1975. The original book, in Norwegian thru 1971, is on deposit at NAHA, St Olaf College, Northfield, MN. A copy translated by Helen Vinje is  in the History File and has been digitized. CURRENT SECRETARY.
    • Lands Museum. Landingen Årboker. 1976 to date. Gjøvik: Oppland-trykk. Here are found excellent essays on various subjects pertaining to Land. CAROL AND RAY OLSON (1976-1977, 1979-1980- date); THELMA JOHNSON (1983; 1993).
    • Loken, Gulbrand. From Fjord to Frontier: A History of the Norwegians in Canada. Published by McClelland and Stewart Ltd. in association with the Multiculturalism Directorate, Department of the Secretary of State and Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada. 1980. THELMA JOHNSON.
    • Njus, N. J., and Mons Sotendahl. Festskrift Kirkelige Arbeide Norway Lake fra 1862-1916 (also translation). THELMA JOHNSON.
    • Olson, Carol A., Ray A. Olson, and Ann Ryall Edwards, comp. Landings across the Ocean: A Collection of Essays by Norwegian Americans and Norwegians with Roots in Land, Oppland Fylke (County), Norway. St. Paul, MN: Landings Laget of America, 1997. SOLD TO LANDINGS LAGET MEMBERS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES; DEPOSITED IN NORWEGIAN- AMERICAN LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES COLLECTIONS.
    • Sandaker, Arvid. "Emigration from Land Parish to America, 1866-1875." In Norwegian-American Studies, Vol. 26, pp. 49-74. Northfield, Minnesota: NAHA, 1974. CAROL AND RAY OLSON.
    • Søndre Land Kommune. Søndre Land Kommune 1837-1987: 150 å lokal folkestyre. Gjøvik: Oppland- Trykk, 1987. CAROL OLSON.
    • Ulvestad, Martin. Norge i Amerika med kart (Norway in America with Map). Minneapolis, MN: Norge i Amerika Pub. Co., 1901. Here one can check for an American community and find a list of some of the Norwegian inhabitants. Norwegian-American leaders in a given locale are pointed out. OSCAR LUND, CAROL AND RAY OLSON.
    • Ulvestad, Martin. Nordmændene i Amerika, deres historie og rekord (Norsemen in America, Their History and Record). 2 vols. Minneapolis, MN: History Book Company's Forlag, 1906-1913. Volume I gives a history of the settlements and discusses various accomplishments of the settlers. A list of those who fought in the Civil War is included. Last, there is a compilation of Norwegian towns and areas with emigrants' names and where they lived in America at the time of publication. Volume 2 is a biographical index. THELMA JOHNSON, CAROL & RAY OLSON.
    • Ulvestad, Martin. Norsk Amerikaneren, Vikings and their Descendants. 1930. OSCAR LUND.
    • Waslien, Peter S., ed. Landings-Bogen (Book of the Landings). Decorah, IA.: Anundsen Publishing, 1924. A list of members of Landings Laget, genealogies, and some pictures are included. OSCAR LUND, CAROL AND RAY OLSON.

    SUGGESTED READINGS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH

    These items may be found in libraries which collect Norwegian-American works; some are also owned by the lag and/or individual members:
     

    GENERAL REFERENCE

    • Lovoll, Odd S. The Promise of America: A History of the Norwegian-American People. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1984. It contains extensive bibliography for further historical reading.

    • Lovoll, Odd S. The Promise Fulfilled: A Portrait of Norwegian Americans Today. Minneapolis, MN: Published by the University of Minnesota Press in cooperation with the Norwegian-American Historical Association, 1998.
    • Norlie, Olaf M. A History of the Norwegian People in America. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Publishing House, 1925.
    • Norwegians to America. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1984. This is a delightful little book about emigrating Norwegians. The first part relates, through their correspondence with the homeland, the settlement of a brother and sister in America. The second part is a compact overview of the Norwegian-American saga.
    • Our Norwegian Immigrants: A Hundred-Year Saga Told in Pictures-Utvandrerne til Amerika: Deres historie i bilder. Ed. Jon Thallaug and Rolf Erickson. Oslo: Dreyers Forlag, 1978.
    • Semmingsen, Ingrid. Norway to America: A History of the Migration. Trans. Einar Haugen. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, 1978.
    • Semmingsen, Ingrid. Veien mot vest: Utvandringen fra Norge til Amerika (The Way West: Emigration from Norway to America). 2 vols. Oslo: Aschehoug, 1942-1950. Vol. 1: 1825-65; vol.2: 1865-19l5.
    • Skårdal, Dorothy B. The Divided Heart: Scandinavian Immigrant Experience through Literary Sources. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1974. An extensive bibliography of Scandinavian- American literature is a unique feature of this book.

    BYGDELAG HISTORY

    • Lovoll, Odd S. A Folk Epic: The Bygdelag in America. Boston, MA: Published for the Norwegian- American Historical Association (NAHA) by Twayne Publishers, 1975. Its bibliography covers a wide assortment of publications about bygdelags.
    • Slagsvold, P. A., ed. Bygdelagenes Fellesraad årbok og julehilsen 1929 (Yearbook and Christmas Greeting, 1929). Minneapolis, MN: 1929. A brief history of most of the active bygdelags is included.
    • Veblen, Andrew A. "The Bygdelag Movement." In the Valdres Book, pp. 44-90. Minneapolis: Author, 1920.

    GENERAL NORWEGIAN GENEALOGY AIDS

    • Thomsen, Finn A. Scandinavian Genealogical Research Manual. 3 vols. in 1. Bountiful, UT: Thomsen's Genealogical Center, 1980.
      • Vol. 1-Danish-Norwegian Language Guide and Dictionary.
      • Vol. 2-The Old Handwriting and Names of Denmark and Norway.
      • Vol. 3-Danish-Norwegian Genealogical Research Sources. This is an excellent aid to have on hand when one consults old parish records on microfilm. The handwriting guide is very helpful in figuring out the sometimes faded script from an ancient pen.

       

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