«HISTORY OF EMIGRATION FROM NORDMØRE - Stangvik and Surnadal parishes»
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«History of emigration from Nordmøre» is a fantastic monument and a history's treasure trove for future generations - a bridge across a stormy ocean - from the sagaland in the east to the new world in the west. Below you will find links to all of the book's chapters.
In the book's part VI, you will find an overview of the farms, crofts and houses that the emigrants left from - and which often gave them their surname. And in part IV you can read extracts from the diaries of Ingeborg Olsdatter Øye Bergeim - which will give you a unique insight into her life before the departure from Norway - and the harsh realities that awaited Ingeborg and her husband, Peder, in the new world.
In «History of emigration from Nordmøre», Dordi Glærum Skuggevik has painted to life - and given a voice to - generations of people that have long since departed this world.
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All chapters in Norwegian are now fully uploaded with photos - and can be found by clicking «Norsk versjon» above. The English version of the chapters will be uploaded gradually as we move forward in 2014. The chapters already uploaded in English can be seen as links below.
Part I - Abstracts of the emigration records - statistics
EI-1 Abstracts of the emigration records
EI-1 Map of Nordmøre
EI-1 Tables, graphics
EI-1 «Flesh and blood»
Part II - Nordmøre settlements in Michigan
EII-1 The first
EII-1 The dramatic crossing of the next group
EII-1 Why Michigan?
EII-1 The lumber camps
EII-3 Suttons Bay
EII-4 The islands
EII-4 East Jordan
EII-4 Elk Rapids
EII-5 Elberta and Frankfort
EII-6 Our mariners on Lake Michigan
EII-7 Norway Town - Empire
EII-8 Organization of church life
EII-9 The earliest known emigration via The Netherlands
EII-10 Decoraposten, Friday 5 December 1919
EII-11 Concluding remarks on the Michigan settlements
EII-12 «Offshoots» of the Leelanau settlement
Part III - Farther westward
EIII-2 Murray County
EIII-3 Kandiyohi County - Willmar
EIII-4 Fergus Falls - Otter Tail County - Underwood
EIII-5 The Skrøvsets in Northwest Minnesota
EIII-7 The Lake Superior region
EIII-8 Lake Crystal
EIII-9 Contemporary emigration to Minnesota
EIII-10 Richland County
EIII-11 Nordmøre Township - Devils Lake
EIII-13 Williams County - Williston - Alamo
EIII-16 Eau Claire
EIII-18 The church records in Strum
EIII-19 Rice Lake
Part IV - Diaries
EIV-1 Peder P. Sande
EIV-2 Ingeborg Olsdatter Øye - married Bergeim
EIV-3 Arnt Røv
EIV-3 Johan Larson Torslet
EIV-3 Mikkel G. Sande
EIV-3 John P. Snekkevik - two anecdotes
Part V - Contemporary emigration - The west coast - Canada
EV-1 The west coast and contemporary emigration
EV-3 Lumbering on the northwest coast
Del VI - Our names in America - Family synopsis - Postscript
EVI-1 Our names in America
EVI-2 Introduction to the family synopsis
EVI-3 Family synopsis
Part VII - A brief summery in English (from the original book published in Norwegian)
The Emigration Dream
If you would like to write about 'what happened next' to the individuals or familes mentioned in the text of this book - or if you have additional information - why not register as a user and create your own saga-chapters / articles. If you would like us to add a link from somewhere in the text to your own articles then you can contact us here.
A few copies of the book (in Norwegian) are still available for sale - see link to www.bokloftet.com under 'external links' below for further details.
* Copyright Dordi Glærum Skuggevik 1986 - ISBN 02-991394-0-6. Please note: The original text and photo captions in Norwegian – and any digitisation and translation thereof - contain information from public, private and personal sources and may contain unintended errors, inaccuracies or omissions. The author - and as applicable: the digitiser and translator - accepts no liability for any such errors, inaccuracies or omissions. To continue, the reader must accept all limitations of liability and the text ‘as is’ - or should refrain from further reading.
The above content is from the book "Utvandringshistorie fra Nordmøre - Stangvik og Surnadal Prestegjeld" (History of emigration from Nordmøre – Stangvik and Surnadal Parish (Norway)) - published in 1986 by Dordi Glærum Skuggevik - and is used by the author's kind permission. All photos are used by the owners' kind permission.
The English text - except for part VII and photo captions - is a private translation from Norwegian by Sjur Sivertson, used with his kind permission (copyright Sjur Sivertson).