The Scandinavian PioneersDue to the enormous amount of Scandinavians who pioneered in the County of Camrose, i've decided to create a page with links to their
past travels and homesteads, prior to their settlement here.
Camrose on the May Celebration in 1915. Notice the two flags.
The Scandinavian pioneers of the Camrose County, were as a majority, settlers of the American northern states who , through friends , family, and Canadian Government officials, were encouraged to immigrate to this area. They followed a general path from Minnesota and surrounding states, via the train to Winnipeg and from there , onward to Calgary and Wetaskiwin. At Wetaskiwin, they were generally met by landmen who took them to the areas in the County where homesteads were available. One of these land guides was Edmund Thompson , a norwegian immigrant himself, who had married an American wife while living in Minnesota.
Northern State links.U.S. Vital Records information
The official Land patents site with a searchable database.
A site with all U.S. Census's in cd-rom form for sale.
University of Bergen's Digital Archives Census's of Norway and U.S.A.,as well as lists of Emmigrants who left Norway, and Church records for some areas.
Cemetery Junction U.S. Cemeteries listed by state, online.
Cemetery and Funeral Homes -Cyndi's List
The Swenson Center Swedish American Immigration Research Center
online database of 1850, 1860, 1870, and primarily 1880 US censuses for
various states. Individuals listed are identified on the censuses as being
The Direct Route:The scandinavians immigrating directly from their home country, usually past through Montreal on their way westward. Some information on their travels may be acquired through passenger ship lists from this port. I will try to keep available as many sites that I can locate, to accomodate this line of search.
Swedes in Canada A new site to enter your ancestor's immigration to Canada information.
(The Digital Archives) holds the Norwegian National
The Ships List - mailing list
The Olive Tree Ship's Passenger list index
PassengerLists on the InternetMany links to resources.
Helpful European Sites:
The Swedish 1890 Census For Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Jämtland and Värmland Counties in English.
The Ezine Rötter The Federation of Genealogical Societies in Sweden
The Swedish National and Regional Archives in ENGLISH.
The Swedish Parish search in ENGLISH.
Genline Swedish Church Records online Site is in ENGLISH.
Researchers Abroad to help your search .
Inga Marthin - Vilhelmina , Sweden .A reputable proven genealogist for that area.
The Federation of Swedish Genealogical Societies - Requests for help to trace ancestors may be transferred to a reputable genealogist (who will of course contact the person concerned before starting on any research).
The Genealogical Society of Finland - This site has a listing for Professional Researchers to browse through and link to for the area of your choice.
Genealogy Pro Scandinavian Genealogical Research Services for Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Germany (Schleswig-Holstein) Including on site Research and How-to Seminars