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How to Find Your Norwegian Ancestors

The first Norwegians to arrive in North America, in about the year 1000, were led by Leif Eriksson, whose grandfather was born in Norway but exiled to Iceland. The Vikings’ “Vinland” settlement failed to take, however, and it would be more than 800 years before Norwegians returned in numbers. The great migration from Norway to the United States would see more than 800,000 emigrants catch “America…

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Source: Family Tree Magazine.com

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