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Search Trond Austheim's database of passenger ship arrivals around the world, as reported in the newspapers 1870-1894.
100 years of emigrant ships from Norway: You know the year of emigration from Norway, but not what ship - browse the Index of Norwegian departures 1825 - 1925:
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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Recommended reading :

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

Those Norwegian names, tips for the "online" researcher

- 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.
Featured article of the day:

Migration from Northern Europe to America via the Port of Hull, 1848-1914
- During the period 1836 - 1914 Hull developed a pivotal role in the movement of transmigrants via the UK. During this period over 2.2 million transmigrants passed through Hull. For a long period of time this was the most common route for Norwegian emigrants

Norway Heritage Project - pre 1875 Passenger Lists >>

Search for emigrants:
Regrettably, we're unable to offer this service at the moment due to technical difficulties. However, you can still search for emigrants by manually browsing through the passenger lists, ship by ship: Emigrant Ships or by year: Ship index 1825 - 1925

The emigrant experience >>

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This is a forum for discussing subjects related to genealogy, hunting passenger lists, Norwegian Heritage and emigrant ships. 10 last postings:

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The Transatlantic Crossing:

emigrants departure
This is the story about how the majority of emigrants going to America would travel. It also gives some insight to the amazing development in how ships were constructed and the transportation arranged
    1:   Early Norwegian Emigrants
    2:   Steerage - Between Decks
    3:   By sail - daily life
    4:   Children of the ocean
    5:   Sailing ship provisions
    6:   Health and sickness
    7:   From sail to steam
    8:   By steamship across the ocean
    9:   The giant express steamers

Hunting Passenger Lists:

emigration contract
An article describing how, and where, to look for passenger information about Norwegian emigrants
    1:   Emigration Records - Sources - Timeline
    2:   Canadian Records (1865-1935)
    3:   Canadian Immigration Records Database
    4:   US arrivals - Customs Passenger Lists
    5:   Port of New York Passenger Records
    6:   Norwegian Emigration Records
    7:   British outbound passenger lists

Hunting Passenger Lists & Genealogy >>

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.

Ships & Disasters >>

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.

Voyages >>

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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Information & advice for emigrants issued by the Allan Line in 1883. The line was then under contract with the Canadian Government for conveyance of Assisted Passengers.
Some projects in work :
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
Description and pictures of the legendary German passenger liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse - The life and fate of this legendary ship with pictures of life on board.

Steerage passengers on
the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse

Scandinavian America Line
The Transatlantic Crossing on a Scandinavian America Line steamship - In progress now is a web page describing life and conditions aboard the Scandinavian America Line steamships which brought such a great number of Scandinavian emigrants across the Atlantic.
On this day:
July 25 :
1907 The S/S Grampian was launched by Stephen & Sons in Glasgow for the Allan Line
1917 The S/S Montezuma of the Canadian Pacific Line was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine 64 miles from Butt of Lewis, Scotland
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