Norsk Slektshistorisk Forening (NSF - The Norwegian
Genealogical Society) is Norway's oldest national association
for genealogists. It was founded in 1926 and has now
approximately 2000 members in both Norway and abroad.
The main purpose of the society is - and has always
been - to publish articles and other litterature with
the goal to increase the knowledge of family history
and genealogy in Norway. This activity has, during the
years, led to the publication of more than 14000 - fourteen
thousand - pages of genealogical material in the society's
own periodical - Norsk
Slektshistorisk Tidsskrift. In these publications
you will find the best part of the most renowned articles
on Norwegian genealogy.
The members of the society each year receive two issues
of Norsk Slektshistorisk Tidsskrift, as well as two
issues of the «member's magazine» - Genealogen.
In addition to the publishing activities, the Norwegian
Genealogical Society also runs a library in Oslo. Here
you can, during the opening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays
11.00-20.00, make use of the association's large collections
of genealogical (family) books and 'bygdebøker' (farm
and family histories/rural chronicles).
The Norwegian Genealogical Society does not have the
capacity to answer questions about family history or
other genealogical problems you might have. In this
respect we will advise you to contact the User Forum (Brukarforum) at Digitalarkivet:
Some of our members offer professional genealogical
For any other information regarding the Norwegian Genealogical
Society, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
For an excellent introduction – in English – to genealogical
research in Norway, you should also check out How
to trace your ancestors in Norway, edited by Yngve
Nedrebø, the Regional State Archivist in Bergen.