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.
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MACHINERY OF ATLANTIC STEAMSHIPS - This article is a collage of edited cutaways from contemporary sources. It focuses on the development of the machinery used in the transatlantic steamships up till about 1910.
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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May 25 :
1882 : The S/S Hanoverian of the Allan Line departed on her maiden voyage Glasgow - Quebec - Montreal
1914 : The S/S Campania of the Cunard Line commenced her last of 250 round voyages on the Liverpool - New York service
1915 : The S/S Moltke of the Hamburg America Line was seized by Italy at Genoa
1916 : The S/S Rhenania (2) of the Hamburg America Line was sunk by mine near Flamborough Head, Yorkshire
1922 : The S/S Laconia (2) of the Cunard Line departed on her maiden voyage Southampton - Queenstown - New York