Historical Stories & Documentation

Norway and it’s people has a very rich history dating back to very early times. Norwegians, as many know through folklore and tales, were adventurers who spread their knowledge and traditions across the world. Here you will find articles, publication & research describing many historical facts.

Appreciating the Norwegian Constitution of AD1814
A paper that was presented at the Midnattsolen chapter 17 Mai celebration.

Gudrid Thorbjornsdottir:
Gudrid Thorbjornsdottir was the first european mother to give birth on American soil.

The Viking “Air Force”:
How Norway’s King Harald Copied Russia’s Queen Olga… Historically, the Vikings prided themselves on their shrewdness and wisdom, perhaps moreso than on physical power and ferocity.

Book Review: Little House on the Fjord
The author, Astrid Karlsen Scott, has made a name for herself (for many years now) within the greater Norwegian heritage community. This charming, readable, and hard-to-put-down book, however, is an all – ages – friendly autobiography – of a lovable 10-year-old child’s family life, with gently drawn illustrations (and a family photo), to aid the reader’s imagination.

King Harald Hardrada’s Family Tree:
Impact of Norway’s King Harald Hardrada on the British Isles.

VikingDescendants Providential-Miracle:
For Viking Descendants, it’s a Providential Miracle we were ever Procreated, considering the High-Risk Lifestyles of our Viking Forefathers and Foremothersan. This is an article with some Viking history that includes Aud Ketilsdottir (a native Norwegian who ended up, eventually, in Iceland).

How has the reburial of Viking King Harald Bluetooth’s Father provided an inerrantist solution to Abraham’s supposedly “missing” 60 years:
An odd study that shows how Danish-Norway’s Viking king Harald Bluetooth (for whom Bluetooth Communications is named) reburied his father (Gorm the Old), paralleling similar behavior by the Biblical patriarch Abraham.

Providential Food:
As Acts 14:17 indicates, God’s providential provision of food is a proof of His caring Creatorship. Food shows God’s goodness. Food is itself proof of God’s existence and that He is good to mankind. This is an article on Potatoes, Lingonberries, and More.

Baltic Heritage Review – Heritage Highlights “Norway”:
This is a special issue on Norway, published by the Scandian Heritage Society.

King Olaf Tryggvason:
Norway’s Viking king, bold in might, to enforce the right. Norway’s Olaf Tryggvason shared Christianity with Leif Eiriksson.

Somerled Family History:
DNA says Manx King, Somerled, the Celebrated Founding Father of Scottish Clans, had a “Norse” Patrilinear Ancestry!

Viking History George Washington ancestry AD2012
Viking History King James ancestry AD2012
Aud to King James AD2012-ICR
Handouts about the two Viking battles in AD1066 that involved the ancestries of George Washington and King James, by Dr. James J. S. Johnson

How was Aud’s flight north a “domino”, that helped to show Leif Eiriksson’s character?

Norwegian Cultural Symbols, by Dr. James J. S. Johnson