Nordic and Scandinavian Emigration to the United States
Compiled by subject specialists at the Library of Congress, this guide provides print and online resources for researching the genealogy of Scandinavian and Nordic families in the U.S., along with key national, state, and local histories.
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Emily Rocha, 2022 Junior Fellow, History & Genealogy Section
Lee V. Douglas, Reference Specialist, Humanities & Social Sciences Section
Note: This guide is adapted from the previously published Legacy guides: Swedish American Genealogy and Local History: Selected Titles at the Library of Congress,Danish Immigration to America, and Norwegian-American Immigration and Local History.
Created: June 7, 2022
Last Updated: July 21, 2022
Please note: These titles are meant to be a helpful starting point, but the Library of Congress has thousands of additional works on this topic, which can be found in the library catalog by searching the subject headings listed here. Questions can be directed to Local History and Genealogy reference librarians using our Ask a Librarian service.
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