Read Part 1 here.
Is there anything more satisfying that figuring out primary source records in another language? I don’t think so! And Norway may be the exception to the rule that it’s easier to do overseas research in SLC than it is in the country in question.
Some time ago, I wrote of my beginning attempts at Norwegian genealogical research, attempting to find Hans Christensen Loe, my great-grandfather’s birth and baptism in Norway. This included a fruitless attempt in Salt Lake City at the Family History Library.
I was getting nowhere fast, until I discovered that the National Archives of Norway (Arkivverket) has a Digitalarkivet containing census and parish registers and that this vast digital set of primary sources is free to everyone. I also found a tutorial that helps you navigate the records. Marvelous!