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Seeking info on Vikings and pre-Viking cultures in Scandinavia

 
samus79

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10/16/2010 12:16 AM

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Seeking info on Vikings and pre-Viking cultures in Scandinavia
My ancestors were Swedish immigrants to Illinois. I've just started working back into my family tree to discover my origins...I realize that this is a huge jump back and I'll never discover any direct links to any Vikings but I'm definitely interested in Scandinavian history in general. I would love to visit Sweden, Norway and Iceland someday but right now this financially impossible.

I've pretty much read every Wiki article on Scandinavian history, read a book or two and am currently watching a few documentarys on the subject. I was wondering if anyone had any good sources for these subjects; books, movies or internet? I'm primarily interested in Norse mythology and pre-Viking cultures, but I always love a good, honest account of the Vikings. My next project is to read the Sagas, but those don't delve into the Swedes/Rus but I'm still interested anyways. Any help would be appreciated.
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samus79  (OP)

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10/16/2010 12:36 AM

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Re: Seeking info on Vikings and pre-Viking cultures in Scandinavia
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Anonymous Coward
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10/16/2010 02:49 AM
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Re: Seeking info on Vikings and pre-Viking cultures in Scandinavia
The closest Norwegian Consulate to you would be in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Norwegian Consulate
901 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3205
(612) 332-3338

[link to www.norway.org]

Norway and Sweden used to be one country until 1905 and Norway said bye! Minnesota has one of the largest Scandinavian populations in the United States.
Anonymous Coward
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10/16/2010 03:23 AM
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Re: Seeking info on Vikings and pre-Viking cultures in Scandinavia
If you search with vikinger(norwegian) or vikingar (swedish) + Sverige, you'll get articles which may be read by google translate, like this one:

[link to translate.google.com]
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10/16/2010 03:26 AM
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10/16/2010 06:44 PM

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10/16/2010 07:02 PM
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Re: Seeking info on Vikings and pre-Viking cultures in Scandinavia
The first Scandinavians' descendants are probably living in Botswana.





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