- 3 full-colored 18" x 24" map posters, each containing 18 fylker (districts) and 433 kommuner (municipalities) maps
- 3 kid-friendly five generation genealogy charts (for kids of all ages)
- 3 sets of easy step-by-step instructions (two pages each) on how to use the FREE Norwegian Arkivverket Digitalarkivet — Searchable Digitized Parish Registers (old handwritten church books) and typed census records from Norway
[Kit contains identical supplies for 3 people, shipped USPS first class in one tube to one address, poster watermarks on website only]
Learning how to use the Digitised Parish Registers is a must if you are researching Norwegian Ancestry. The map poster, containing the Norwegian geography names, gives you the ability to do genealogy research in all areas of Norway. The Norwegian Genealogy Kit contains supplies for three, so you can now share your genealogy research with family and friends. A great way to get the next generation(s) interested in their own Norwegian ancestry!
Map Poster: Knowing your geography is a must when researching Norwegian genealogy. Deb Nelson Gourley, Astri My Astri Publishing originally published maps of Norway's 18 fylker (districts) and the 433 kommuner (municipalities) in the 2006 book "History of the Norwegian Settlements" by Hjalmar Rued Holand. In 2009, she designed and published a 18" x 24" map poster containing all of the fylker and kommuner in order to have a working copy (something to write on) when researching genealogy and documenting were those elusive ancestors lived. The copyrighted maps in the book and on the poster were printed by Astri My Astri Publishing with permission from the Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF).
5-generation genealogy chart: Kids of all ages will love the self-guided genealogy chart so they know where to enter one's self, father, mother, father's father, father's mother, mother's father, mother's mother etc. You'll be amazed to see how kids of all ages enjoy filling in their own 5-generation chart from scratch, making it theirs!
2 pages of easy step-by-step instructions: The original old handwritten Norwegian Church Registers for birth, baptism, vaccination, confirmation, banns, marriage, immigration, death and other records can be found FREE on the internet, instead of having to use microfilms. What used to take hours, days or weeks on the microfilms can now be done in minutes! The Norwegian Arkivverket Digitalarkivet images are not only clearer, but you can save them as high resolution jpgs and/or pdfs. The Digitised Parish Registers are a tremendous primary resource to verify the data found in the bygdebøker (Norwegian local history book). Just go through the step-by-step instruction sample filled with time saving hints and then you're on your way. No memberships, no signing up and no fees to use the website!