Try our Beta-2 test of the new search and combined database. (It also has an option for submitting additional info!)
Passenger lists and Ulvestad search
This is a free genealogy database.
The data is mainly transcribed from passenger lists, but in some cases information about Norwegian emigrants was added from other sources like newspaper announcements and voyage accounts. There are also some entries from the Norwegian Police Emigration Records. New search function added October 26, 2008.
You can search by names "starting with", or "equals".
You can also search by keyword, that will return matches from information other then the name
of the persons, like destination and origin.
You must enter a minimum of 3 characters divided on all fields. Try to experiment with different
combinations to see how it works, or ask for help in the forum
To learn about Norwegian naming traditions read the article: "Those Norwegian names, tips for the online researcher"
In some cases it is necessary to use the Norwegian characters æ ø and å. If you do not have a Norwegian keyboard or Norwegian keyboard settings, it is still possible to type those letters. To type:
æ - press Alt while typing 0230
ø - press Alt while typing 0248
å - press Alt while typing 0229
On some computers you will have to press the keypad numbers on the right side, not the numbers on the top of the keyboard. You can also "copy and paste" the characters.
NOTE: This database is not complete.
There are many years from which no lists exists (read more about this in the article "Hunting Passenger Lists
"). There are also many lists not transcribed yet. By browsing indexes of ships year by year, you will be able to see what lists are in the database. Select a year from the drop down menu below to see the index. A passenger list is indicated with an icon,
which is linked to the list.