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Guide to Hammerfest, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


Church Records

Microfilm of parish registers available at the Family History Library for Hammerfest prestegjeld (clerical district).  Hammerfest became a city around 1870.  Contains parish registers from the parishes Hammerfest and Kvalsund. United with Måsøy from 1813 to 1856. The years in book 3 are out of sequence.  Records available for the years 1743-1918.

See also Måsøy

Digitized images of parish registers avaiable at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).  Hammerfest:  1743-1751 (Ministerialbok) ,

Hammerfest:  1751-1821 (Ministerialbok), Hammerfest:  1752-1768 (Diverse) , Hammerfest:  1800-1801 (Sjeleregister) ,

Hammerfest:  1821-1842 (Ministerialbok), Hammerfest:  1843-1856 (Ministerialbok) ,

Hammerfest:  1851-1861 (Klokkerbok) , Hammerfest:  1857-1869 (Ministerialbok),

 Hammerfest:  1869-1872 (Lysningsprotokoll)Hammerfest:  1891-1893 (Lysningsprotokoll) ,

Hammerfest:  1893-1896 (Lysningsprotokoll)Hammerfest:  1896-1899 (Lysningsprotokoll) ,

Hammerfest:  1899-1912 (Lysningprotokoll), Hammerfest:  1912-1918 (Lysningsprotokoll) ,

Hammerfest:  1921-1939 (Lysningprotokoll).

Hammerfest/Bysoknet:  1862-1868, 1869-1877 , 1876-1884 , 1878-1889 , 1889-1897 , 1898-1905 , 1906-1916 .

Hammerfest/Hammerfest, Måsøy:  1822-1850.  Hammerfest/Kvalsund:  1885-1897 , 1898-1908

Hammerfest/Landsoknet:  1863-1868 (Klokkerbok), 1869-18841869-1884 (Klokkerbok), 1885-1897, 1898-1917 

Census Records

  • Folketelling 1 Feb 1801, Norge.  The 1801 census for Hammerfest include Hammerfest and Kvalsund and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).




  • The 1875 census for Sørøysund in Hammerfest rural district is available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Probate Records

1686-1844: Records are found in Finnmark judicial district.

1841-1873: Records are found in Hammerfest judicial district.

Historical Society

Hammerfest Historielag


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