Resources for researching locations and ancestors in Norway. The map displays old and new names of counties in Norway, which are called fylke.

Resources for researching locations and ancestors in Norway. The map displays old and new names of counties in Norway, which are called fylke. Our original spelling was "Lende" - would like to find some of my relatives from the Telemark area -

highly unusual ancient building in Scandinavia. "Stave Church in Norway, built in the late 1100's.  When the Vikings became Christians, they built Churches like this one, over 1,000 of them."

Borgund stave church located in Borgund, Norway is the best preserved of Norways 28 extant stave churches. This wooden church, probably built in the end of the century, has not changed structure or had a major reconstruction since the date it was built.

10 Amazing Viking Sites in Norway for Fans of Vikings - These incredible sites are in one the world's most beautiful places. Rich with history and legends.

Norge ✈ 10 Amazing Viking Sites in Norway for Fans of Vikings - These incredible sites are in one the world's most beautiful places. Rich with history and legends.

Norway adopted a policy of neutrality from 1905; during World War I the Norwegian merchant marine was largely used in support of the British, resulting in Norway being classified as The Neutral Ally. Half the Norwegian fleet and 2,000 seamen were killed by the German Atlantic U-boat Campaign. Some merchants made huge profits from trade and shipping during the war,[83] resulting in an increased division between the classes.

Harvesting of oats in Jølster, Norway ca. 1890 (Photo: Axel Lindahl/Norwegian Museum of Cultural History) - Havreskjering Fossheim Lindahl - Oat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Oseberg Viking Ship which is exhibited in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo

Anglo-Saxons - The Oseberg ship prow, Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, Norway. / West Saxon hegemony and the Anglo-Scandinavian Wars

Gala dress, Morin-Blossier, Paris, 1906 or 1907. Machine- and hand-sewn gullaméstoff (I couldn’t find a translation of this word), covered with silk tulle embroidered with metallic thread. Artificial diamonds and pearls, metal sequins, and gold fabric. Made for Queen Maud of Norway. National Museum for Art, Architecture, and Design, Norway

Queen Maud of Norway's Gala Dress by Morin-Blossier, Paris Machine and hand-sewn gullaméstoff covered w silk tulle embroidered w metallic thread. Artificial diamonds and pearls, metal sequins, and gold fabric. Made for Queen Maud of Norway

The Edmonton Ski Club, started by Sons of Norway in 1911 originally on the north side of the river at Victoria Park. Moved to the south side by Connors Hill in 1914. Visit this website for interesting history of Norwegian influence in early Edmonton.

The Edmonton Ski Club, started by Sons of Norway in 1911 originally on the north side of the river at Victoria Park. Moved to the south side by Connors Hill in 1914. Visit this website for interesting history of Norwegian influence in early Edmonton.

Artist: Adolph Tidemand (Norway 1814–1876) and Hans Gude (Norway 1825-1903)  Title: Brudeferden i Hardanger (Bridal journey in Hardanger)  Year: 1848

On Romanticism

Artist: Adolph Tidemand (Norway and Hans Gude (Norway Title: Brudeferden i Hardanger (Bridal journey in Hardanger) Year: 1848 - I love this painting

History for Breakfast:  Princess Maud of Wales (daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of England) and Prince Carl of Denmark (later Queen Maud and King Haakon VII of Norway) during their engagement in 1896.  Their only child was King Olav, father of the present King Harald of Norway.

History for Breakfast: Princess Maud of Wales (daughter of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra) and Prince Carl of Denmark (later Queen Maud and King Haakon VII of Norway) during their 1896 engagement. Their grandchild: King Harald of Norway.

Scandinavia and the World - DK/NO Product pairing (Denmark/ Norway/ Sweden/ USA)    See the original for explanations.

Ok history time again! Norway used to be part of Denmark, so they also sometimes speak Danish. They simplify it on instructions with just Danish instead of Norwegian too. Sweden is the reason they split up(see more posts), so that's what that was about.

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