For the Members of Vikings North America

This is the most current version of the Authenticity and Village Guide Book. It is meant to be a framework for individual groups and members to conduct independent, tailored research, facilitate shared research between the groups, an serve as a guide for Authenticity Officers to conduct assessments and spot checks.

Vikings North America covers a large geographic area. The focus of Vikings North America covers over three hundred years, many cultures, and the entirety of Europe. It is nearly impossible for one person to be an expert is every facet of life within our overarching focus.

I encourage individual members and groups to narrow down their scope and focus to doing one thing very well. A persona with accompanying kit displaying the material culture should be fleshed out by good, current research. To this end, I ask that as you research and make improvements, and please document and share your research with other members of Vikings North America.

I am always soliciting opinions of the members and Group Authenticity Officers to suggest changes to the current guides. Group Authenticity Officers have until the end of the calendar year to submit changes. At which point, the guide will be updated and edited.

I thank you all for your continued support of Vikings North America.

John Kronberg
VNA Village and Authenticity Officer

Download the Authenticity and Village Guide Book by clicking here.