Kong Sverre

Norwegian Immigrant Registry of Central Iowa Search Form


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Search by First Letters of Name
(See Search for Similar Names Below)

Enter at least 3 characters of the surname you are trying to find then click on the "Find Exact Matches" button.

The search will be be conducted on the American surname, the Norwegian patronymic, the first, second and third spouse surname, the father's surname, the father's patronymic, the mother's surname, and the mother's patronymic. For the Norwegian special characters, you may enter "a" for æ, "o" for ø, and "a" for å. (While not strictly proper substitutions, many Americanized names actually made those substitutions. Here it facilitates searching but may return a few more search results than you intended.) An individual may may show up more than one time in the search results if that individual occurs in more than one of the search fields. (For example, as both immigrant and as the mother of an immigrant.)


Enter Surname:


Search for Similar Names

Enter the complete surname you are trying to find then click on the "Find Similar Names" button. This search uses a modified soundex code.

The search will be be conducted on the American surname, the Norwegian patronymic, the first, second and third spouse surname, the father's surname, the father's patronymic, the mother's surname, and the mother's patronymic. For the Norwegian special characters, you may enter "a" for æ, "o" for ø, and "a" for å. (They may be left out altogether except for the first letter of the name.) The same name may be returned more than once if for that individual the name occurs in more than one of the search fields.


Enter Surname: