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Subject: [APG] Citi - Norway commercial
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2007 17:19:44 EST
Indeed, you can go to the Norwegian National Archives (or online, just go to
) and discover that you are Swedish. In the mid to late 1800s, many Swedes
immigrated to Norway and lived there for a time before immigrating to the US
and Canada. Often they married Norwegians. When I researched my own family,
I found that some of my Norwegian lines were actually Swedish, and in
researching the family of a good friend recently, we found the same story. When
she saw the commercial, she could hardly wait to tell me.
By the way, Norway's collection of digital records is phenomenal. The
archives recently completed a project to digitize all existing church records, and
the 1801, 1865, 1875 and 1900 censuses are all searchable. You can access
all of these records for free from the comfort of your own home.
Proud to be Norwegian (and Swedish),
Colorado Springs, CO
In a message dated 12/2/2007 1:00:55 A.M. Mountain Standard Time,
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2007 19:53:44 -0800
From: "Barbara Zanzig" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Citi - Norway commercial
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In fact, they could find out they were Swedish in the Hall of Records (aka
The census gives country of origin, and the parishes kept records of people
migrating in and out of the parish (called inflytting and utflytting,
respectively) with source or destination. In fact, people had to have
permission to migrate (read $).
I thought it was a cute commercial. Now why they had to go to Norway to find
out, when the records are digitized online, I don't know.
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