Find information about what transatlantic steamship companies the different Norwegian emigration agents represented, and in what way the agent was authorized to convey the emigrants. This will often let you know details about the routes and ships they used, and narrows your search for the passenger list.
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Articles to start you off with your genealogy research. Tips on working with passenger lists, and doing genealogy research online. Links to other helpful articles and web sites
- Did you meet the brick wall while researching your Norwegian ancestors online? This article might give some new clues. Read about Norwegian naming practice
Property Marks in Rural Norway - Bumerker - A short article about "Bumerker", or "Property Marks". Most people will run across these property marks at some stage when doing Norwegian genealogy
Maritime inscription - registers of seamen
- An example on how to use the maritime inscription records.
On the front page this time, I would like to share a picture showing emigrants gathered outside the office of my great-great-grandfather Richard Solem on the day of departure. He was the head agent for the Allan & State Line in the northern regions of Norway and parts of Sweden. The emigrants on this picture were to board a ship from Trondhjem (Trondheim) to Hull in England, and to go by train from Hull to Liverpool where they boarded the transatlantic steamship. (Regards, Borge Solem)
A selection of articles dedicated to help you in your genealogy search for your Norwegian ancestors. Transcripts and pictures of historic documents in connection with the ships and emigration. Also including articles about Pioneers & Norwegian Settlements Around the World.
Articles about selected ships ships and special events in their history. Descriptions of some of the great maritime disasters involving emigrant ships, like the wrecking of the steamer Atlantic of the White Star Line, sinking of the ocean liner Empress of Ireland and the Thingvalla line steamer Norge disaster. Check this section if you have an interest in shipwrecks.
This section contains articles describing the transatlantic voyage, the condition of the steerage accommodations and the experience of an ocean travel on an emigrant ship. You will find in-depth studies concerning the emigration process, statistics and facts, and information about the immigration processing centers line Castle Garden and Ellis Island.
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December 10 :
1859 - The S/S Canadian (2) was launched by Robert Steele & Co. at Greenock for the Allan Line. 2 years later she sank in 30 minutes after she ran into ice in the Straits of Belle Isle on way from Quebec to Liverpool, one lifeboat capsized, 35 lives lost