This index is to names of deceased individuals maintained by the Norwegian Consulate in the Twin Cities or the Vice Consul in Duluth. The actual files are either inquiries to estate settlements or the estate cases themselves. Most of the files pertain to Norwegian born individuals with estates in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, or South Dakota and heirs in Norway. Also included are estate cases for Norwegian citizens who had heirs in these states.
The General Estate files usually include correspondence and various legal documents regarding heirs and estate settlement, and can be quite extensive. The Inquiry Files include correspondence regarding whether heirs were living in Norway. Both types of files can contain useful genealogical and biographical information.
You can also consult the collection’s finding aid . Please contact Special Collections for access to the records, as they have not been digitized.
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