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Norwegians had the highest settlement rate in the area now known as Saskatchewan. They were a very large minority group here. Mattias Anderson of Bulyea , Sk was a homesteader of Norwegian descent who advocated a proper Medical Plan in Canada. Matt was born in the Fjordane area of coastal Norway in one one the tiniest villages in Norway called Hoddevik. The Matt Anderson family lived near Bulyea, Saskatchewan and advocated a proper Medical Plan in Saskatchewan for many years. Mattias Anderson was mayor of McKillop Rural Municipality and it was here where he introduced a Municipal Medical Plan. This idea spread to other Municipalities in Saskatchewan and several others adopted this program including Spalding R.M., Sask. among many others. Tommy Douglas and the CCF Government elected in year 1944 copied this program for all of Saskatchewan in year 1947. This became the Saskatchewan Medical Plan of year 1962 - the first in Canada. This in turn was adopted by the Federal Government to become the Canadian Medical System of today. Source T.J. Source Bob and Marilyn Decker

Many Norwegian settlements were members of the Lutheran faith. Many such churches, and cemeteries are across Saskatchewan. Some of which are online;
  1. Fron Lutheran Cemetery near Saskatoon
  2. Hanley -Spring Creek Cemetery Lutheran Cemetery
  3. Neu Kronsfeld Lutheran #1 and #2 Cemetery
  4. Iron Spring Lutheran Cemetery, Watson - Leroy district
  5. Schmidt Lutheran, Burstall and Estuary Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
  6. Emmanuel Cemetery, Roche Percee
  7. Haultain Trinity Lutheran Cemetery,
  8. Norrona Lutheran Cemetery, Bulyea
  9. St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Cymric district
  10. Saskatchewan River Church Lutheran Cemetery, Outlook
  11. Mankota, SK, Evangelical St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.
Glen Mary was an early settlement near Prince Albert Prince Albert Regional Gen Web Early Saskatchewan records show that there were Saskatchewan settlements named from Norway, such as Norge, Dovre, Lillestrom Saskatchewan.
The original Norwegian settlement near Watrous was named Mandal. It moved 1 mile west when the CPR laid line, and the town name changed to Watrous, Sk. The Norwegian Lutheran Church was established in Watrous, and Delisle, Sk settlement communities. Norwegian settlement is so strong in the Village of Weldon they hold an annual Syttende Mai Fest, a Norwegian Heritage celebration. Many folks settled around Naicam and Birch Hills celebrate the Norwegian Independence Day,May 17. Settlers starting school at Cluse Valley (Weyburn, Sk area) often spoke only Norwegian. These places, along with Dovre, and Norwegian Grove, Outlook, Hanley, Elbow, Sk are all Norwegian settlements of the Saskatoon Regional Gen Web Pages
In the Kamsack Gen Web Region was a settlement in Rose Valley, Sk, and farms from Preeceville to Kelvington, Sk. In the south west section of Saskatchewan Swift Current Gen Web Region , Norwegian settlements sprang up around Simmie, Climax and Robsart. Nearby in the Weyburn Gen Web Area was a Norwegian settlement near Lake Alma, Sk as well as at Lajord, Saskatchewan. Silvia Vilches has kindly submitted information on her familial roots at Lajord, a Norwegian Settlement. Moose Jaw Gen Web region was the location of an early Norwegian settlement named Norge. And there was also another Norwegian area in the Kindersley Gen Web area settling the area from Swift Current to Kyle, Sk.
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Scandinavian countries:

Norway (Norwegian), Finland (Finnish), Iceland (Icelandic), Sweden,(Swedish) and Denmark (Danish)

Norway - Norwegian - Saskatchewan Links

1922 Maps The New World Atlas and Gazetteer - Norway and Sweden

Ancestors from Norway Emigration records & the ships of our ancestors

Atlas of Saskatchewan Bloc Settlements: SCANDINAVIAN and FINISH Ethnic Bloc Settlements 1850s-1990s Map

Atlas of Saskatchewan Group Settlements

Brief History of Scandinavian Emigration to North America

Canadian Nordic Society

C.I.C.Canada | Forging Our Legacy: Canadian Citizenship and Immigration 1900-1977: * The Norwegians

  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Greenland
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Latvia
  • Liechenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

Digitalarkivet (The Digital Archive) National Archives of Norway- 1801 census,
- Registers
- Ships' lists
- Pass registers
- Bergen by municipality, and much more

Cyndi's List - Scandinavia & the Nordic Countries Index

Did your ancestors come from Norway? Library and Archives Canada Blog

Dis Norge - Genealogiske ressurser

Emigration from Norway, The Solem, Swiggum and Austheim ship index

Emigrant Ships from Norway

Genealogy Resources on the Internet - NORWAY MAILING LISTS

Genealogy Resources on the Internet - NORWAY/NORWEGIAN RESOURCES

How to trace your ancestors in Norway

Immigrants to Canada - Extracts From the Immigration Report of 1887 Pertaining to Settlement in the West - Scandinavia

Immigrants to Canada -Norwegians

Inez Adelie Larson

Lajordson, Saskatchewan

Norway Genealogy

Norway Mailing Lists
  • BK5forum
  • Saltenforum

Norwegian-American Immigration and Local History

Norwegian-American Historical Association, Northfield, MN - Norwegians in the Selkirk Settlement

Norwegian Community Norwegian Heritage

Norwegian Emigration Center

Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 - Canadian Genealogy Centre

Scandinavian Roots - A Brief History of Scandinavian Emigration to North America

Scandinavian Roots American Lives A new exhibition opens at the National Archives of Canada

Select Bibliography of Works: Norwegian-American Immigration and Local History

Ugstad Family Page (Norwegians)

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