NORWAY: Norwegian ancestors in New Zealand?
Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members,
In the 1870s a period of assisted migration began from Scandinavia recruiting settlers from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Enticement to settlers was the promise of free passage and 10 acres of land in New Zealand.
General Reading Material
The final resting place of the original Scandinavian settlers to NZ is in the Norsewood Cemetery, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Norsewood Cemetery and Settler's Genealogy Project
Below, is an additional website which may be useful, it is a link to a general forum for those with Norwegian ancestry:-
Norway Heritage - Hands Across the Sea