Fredrik Larsen-Lund will be in Bella Coola researching in late May

Historian looking for Bella Coola’s Norwegian descendants for new book

Historian looking for Bella Coola’s Norwegian descendants for new book

A Norwegian historian will be visiting the Valley from May 26 – 30 and is interested in connecting with locals of Norwegian ancestry for his new book “Norwegian Outposts.”

Fredrik Larsen Lund, a historian and author from Oslo, works for the Norwegian Archives and is also a former journalist. His book will focus on the small places around the globe where Norwegian migrants have settled throughout history.

On his trip he will be making a special effort to connect with people living in the Bella Coola Valley who are descendants of the Norwegian settlers, and those who may have information on the Norwegian history of Bella Coola.

“I am interested in getting in touch with anyone else who may have material relating to the Norwegians, such as diaries, letters, photographs or other information; and who would be willing to assist with my research,” said Lund. Those who are interested in contributing or sharing the stories can send me an email at fredrik.laresen.lund@gmail.com.”

Lund’s book is expected to be published in Norway, in Norwegian, in 2017. For more information on the author you can visit his blog www.reisefredrik.com (most of it is in Norwegian).