Here are some links for the new genealogist interested in Norwegian ancestry. These links will tell you most of what you need to know.
Here is the link for the Digital Arkivet site where you can find most of your ancestors' records:
Good information about translating the formats of Norwegian parish church records during various time periods, many of the basic terms used, and understanding how to use the information can be studied at this Web site:
Here is where you can find invaluable information on the Bygdebøker --local history books filled with genealogical information: