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The Norwegian Lutheran Church in the United States is a general term to describe the Lutheran church tradition developed within the United States by immigrants from Norway.
Norwegian-American Lutheran Church Records are useful because for recording of new members you will find, names, dates of birth, names of communities in Norway where they came from and date they joinded the congregation. Three thousand congregations have been microfilmed. (Not available at the Family History Library). Access to these films is possible by permission of the congregation unless a congregation is presently defunct where no permission is required. Films may be loaned for a service fee. Contact: [http archives/ Archivist, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa.]
A guide to the Norwegian-American Lutheran congregations is: O. M. Norlie, Norsk Lutherske Menigheter i Amerika, 1843-1916. 3 vols. Minneapolis, Minnesota 1918. (Family History Library have vols. 1 and 2 only).
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