Norwegians in America, their History and Record (years 1825-1913), 3-Volume-Set by Martin Ulvestad

Ulvestad 3-volume-set was the WINNER of the 2012 G. K. Haukebo Heritage Resource Award for Historical Emphasis

Norwegians in America, their History and Record: A translated version of the 1907 and 1913 Nordmændene i Amerika, deres Historie og Rekord, 3-Volume-Set
Written by Martin Ulvestad

Translated into English by Olaf Tronsen Kringhaug (Vol 1) and Odd-Steinar Dybvad Raneng (Vols 1, 2, 3)
Transcribed from Gothic script by Benjamin Keith Huntrods
Edited by Margit Nysetvold Bakke (Vol 1) and Deb Nelson Gourley (Vols 2, 3)
Published by Deb Nelson Gourley, Astri My Astri Publishing

Volume 1 — 480 pages, 7” x 10”, hardcover, years 1825-1907

  • Sorted by geography in the USA & Canada and by 1st name
  • USA (41 states, 500 counties) & Canada (6 provinces)

Volume 2 — 640 pages, 7” x 10”, hardcover, years 1825-1907

Volume 3 — 704 pages, 7” x 10”, hardcover, years 1825-1913

  • Sorted by last name or paternal name, references Volumes 1 & 2
  • Genealogy, thousands of biographical sketches

Volume 1 includes both an English translation as well as a Norwegian transcription from pages 1-250 of the 1907 Gothic script and covers immigration to America 1825-1907. The sagas tell of where the pioneers emigrated from in Norway, immigrated to in America (1825-1907), genealogy, life and hardships on the emigrant ships, canal boat and cattle car journeys to the Midwest, sickness, oxcarts, dugouts, sod huts, numerous pastors and churches, livestock and crops, grasshoppers, prairie fires, blizzards, Indian Wars and more.

Volume 2 has both an English translation as well as a Norwegian transcription from pages 251-871 of the 1907 Gothic script and covers immigration to America 1825-1907. Norwegians in American Wars includes Military Officers, Privates, the 15th Wisconsin Regiment, Civil War and Andersonville Prison. Other sections contain listings of Norwegian-American involvement: public positions, newspapers and periodicals, book publishing, music, educational and charitable institutions, church societies, pastors, temperance undertakings and historical and statistical summary. Volume 2’s Compilation of Norwegian Communities in America section provides information on over 25,000 pioneers sorted by 1,700 areas they emigrated from in Norway.

Volume 3 has an English translation of the complete book of the 1913 Gothic script and covers immigration to America 1825-1913. Thousands of biographical sketches alphabetized by last name. Information includes where emigrated from in Norway, year, where immigrated to in America and occupation. Also listed are names of sons and/or relatives born in America at that time, where known.

 

Two old books pictured are Martin Ulvestad’s original 100-year-old books containing 1,379 pages:
• 1907 volume (flat) — 871 pages, size 9.5” x 12” x 3.5” (24 cm x 30 cm x 9 cm)
• 1913 volume (upright) — 508 pages, size 9.5” x 12” x 2” (24 cm x 30 cm x 5 cm)


Category: Genealogy

Type: Book

Vendor: Astri My Astri Publishing


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