Monday January 31. 2011, The Digital Archives launched a new debate forum. The old threads will be moved to the new forum.
We are very proud to have such a dedicated and specialized following here at the Digital Archives user forums. The large amount of open threads with genealogical knowledge make this a very useful place for anyone indulging themselves in field of family history.
The forum is divided into sub-forums:
This is where users help other users. It could eg. be questions regarding source material from other places than the Digital Archives, a search for a specific person (not people who are/assumed are still alive), local history, place names and traditions. In short, almost anything. Even though the conversation is mostly in Norwegian, a question/thread in English will most certainly be read and replied to.
The Digital Archives are not active part takers in this forum, but you will from time to time se answers from someone within the organisation. Go to
Interpreting scanned sources: In this forum you can ask for help to interpret a specific source by linking to a web page or uploading a picture of the source in question. Go to
Transcribing sources In this forum you can get answers to all your questions regarding transcribing and registering sources with the intent of publishing them in the Digital Archives. You may also mail us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more details on how to get started with indexing for church books or other sources. Go to
Ask The Digital Archives: Here you can post questions to the staff in The Digital Archives. The forum has three sub-categories, where different staff from within our organisation will answer depending on question and category. Others than staff may also add answers/experiences. Questions concerning the scanned sources is the place for questions regarding the scanned church books or probate court. How to use, missing pages etc. Questions concerning the transcribed sources is where you post questions or notifications about the searchable databases. This could be eg. errors while searching, obvious mistakes in the transcribed material. Other questions to The Digital Archives is the place for everything else Digital Archives. Go to