My Favorite Links:

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Norsk Museum  

While you're in the area, visit the historic Norway Store, founded in 1848 by Charles Borchenius.   Still operated by the same family 


Virtual Tour of our museum


Family Search


Norwegian Genealogy and then some
Genealogy, history and culture from Norway​  (Norwegian Genealogy Dictionary)


Farm names

The two websites below deal with museums in Norway.

Emigration records

The Genealogy Guide

Genealogy Research Strategies


Familysearch BOOKS

​Kendall County [IL],A/1.html

Illinois Marriage Index

Illinois Death Index

LaSalle County Genealogy Guild  [open Monday and Saturday 9-4]

Norway genealogy

Free Newspapers

The Sloopers

Other interesting websites are:​

Arne G. Brekke Bygdebok Collection

​​   - all about the Viking ship that sailed from Norway to Chicago in 1893 for the Columbian Exposition - open this Saturday, September 19 and next month October 17   - all about Norwegian rosemaling in Illinois. There are rosemalers living in the Newark area.  - about the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Chicago = a remaining Norwegian language church   - about the activities and members of the Norwegian National League = Leif Erikson wreath-laying, Christmas Around the World, Norwegian Constitution Day Parade. The Sloopers are members of the Norwegian National League.


Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library

Local Sons of Norway chapters
Home - Polar Star Lodge # 5-472 - Sons of Norway

Cleng Peerson Lodge  # 5-525 - Sons of Norway