Appropriate on our last day here, I spent some time at the Norwegian Genealogical Society. They are not usually open on a Tuesday but I received special permission to visit today.
I did not have any *eureka* moments while I was there, but took pictures of pages of various regional books which may be helpful as I am working through some of my lines. I would need weeks to fully explore all the books that might be useful – there were so many.
Overall, our trip here was a good one. I met relatives. I explored ancestral places. We went to many museums. We travelled by plane, motorhome, t-bane, rail, bus, and car. I think the only thing we did not do on this trip was take a ferry, but took one in BC to get to the plane.
In some ways I think I would have liked to have been more methodical and plotted the farms in the parishes to find exact locations. However, I’m not sure that would have changed the overall experience.
I found Norway reminded me of northern British Columbia with the trees, mountains and fjords. The area of Sweden we were in, with the rolling green hills and farms, was more similar to the Okanagan area of BC. Iceland was like a combination of the interior plateau and Banff/Jasper plus the Yukon all in in one, but spread out much further.
It was a wonderful trip. I’m glad I blogged it so that I can look back and remember things.