Akershus County, Norway Genealogy

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== History and Tidbits  ==
 
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Akershus became a fief in the 16th century, and then also included the current counties of Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud and Oslo, as well as the municipalities of Askim, Eidsberg and Trøgstad in the county of Østfold. In 1662 Akershus became an Amt (County), and in 1685 Buskerud was separated from Akershus and became an Amt (County)&nbsp;of its own. In 1768 Hedmark and Oppland were also separated from Akershus to become Oplandenes Amt&nbsp;(County)&nbsp;(and Askim, Eidsberg and Trøgstad were transferred to Østfold). In 1842 the city of Christiania (Oslo) was made a separate Amt (County)&nbsp;as well. In 1919 the name Amt was changed to Fylke. In 1948 was Aker, the greatest and the most populous municipality of Akershus, transferred to the county of Oslo.<br>
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Akershus became a fief in the 16th century, and then also included the current counties of Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud and Oslo, as well as the municipalities of Askim, Eidsberg and Trøgstad in the county of Østfold. In 1662 Akershus became an Amt (County), and in 1685 Buskerud was separated from Akershus and became an Amt (County)&nbsp;of its own. In 1768 Hedmark and Oppland were also separated from Akershus to become Oplandenes Amt&nbsp;(County)&nbsp;(and Askim, Eidsberg and Trøgstad were transferred to Østfold). In 1842 the city of Christiania (Oslo) was made a separate Amt (County)&nbsp;as well. In 1919 the name Amt was changed to Fylke. In 1948 was Aker, the greatest and the most populous municipality of Akershus, transferred to the county of Oslo.<br>  
 
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== Government Offices and Sites  ==
 
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{{Akershus Parish Map}}  
 
{{Akershus Parish Map}}  
  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=6 Andre]
 
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=6 Andre]
  
 
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== Church Records  ==
 
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[http://www.disnorge.no/oa-kroa/slektsress/bygdebok.html Farm Books for Akershus County]  
 
[http://www.disnorge.no/oa-kroa/slektsress/bygdebok.html Farm Books for Akershus County]  
  
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Norwegian American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad  
 
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[http://www.fellesraad.com/#F20 Romerikslag]&nbsp; [http://www.romerikslagetiamerika.com/ Romerikslag Homepage]  
 
[http://www.fellesraad.com/#F20 Romerikslag]&nbsp; [http://www.romerikslagetiamerika.com/ Romerikslag Homepage]  
  
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[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=mi02351756&spraak=e&metanr=2838 The Ullensaker Dragoon Regiment of 1756]  
 
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=mi02351756&spraak=e&metanr=2838 The Ullensaker Dragoon Regiment of 1756]  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=EMIOSLO&spraak=e&metanr=1396 Emigrants from Oslo 1867-1930]  
 
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=EMIOSLO&spraak=e&metanr=1396 Emigrants from Oslo 1867-1930]  
 
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=emikra1&spraak=e&metanr=2361 Emigrants sailing from Kristiania 1871-1930]
 
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=emikra1&spraak=e&metanr=2361 Emigrants sailing from Kristiania 1871-1930]
 
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== Probate Records  ==
 
== Probate Records  ==
  
 
[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:sk_read/search?forvaltning=&fylke=02&embete=&protokoll=&periode=&navn= Digitized probate records online for Akershus County]  
 
[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:sk_read/search?forvaltning=&fylke=02&embete=&protokoll=&periode=&navn= Digitized probate records online for Akershus County]  
 
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== Probate Jurisdictions  ==
 
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[[Category:Norway]]
 
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Revision as of 17:33, 16 July 2012

Norway > Akershus County

Akershus is a county in Norway, bordering Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Oslo and Østfold. It has a short border with Sweden. Akershus is the second largest county in population after Oslo, with more than half a million inhabitants. The county is named after Akershus Fortress. The county administration is in Oslo, which is not part of the county per se.

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History and Tidbits

Akershus became a fief in the 16th century, and then also included the current counties of Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud and Oslo, as well as the municipalities of Askim, Eidsberg and Trøgstad in the county of Østfold. In 1662 Akershus became an Amt (County), and in 1685 Buskerud was separated from Akershus and became an Amt (County) of its own. In 1768 Hedmark and Oppland were also separated from Akershus to become Oplandenes Amt (County) (and Askim, Eidsberg and Trøgstad were transferred to Østfold). In 1842 the city of Christiania (Oslo) was made a separate Amt (County) as well. In 1919 the name Amt was changed to Fylke. In 1948 was Aker, the greatest and the most populous municipality of Akershus, transferred to the county of Oslo.

Government Offices and Sites

Akershus County Council

Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Akershus County

FeiringHurdalLangsetEidsvollBjørkeNannestadHovinUllensakerFenstadNesUdenesHolterGjerdrumHeniHakadalNittedalSkedsmoFrognerSørumLillestrømBlakerAurskogVestre AkerOsloØstre AkerLørenskogRælingenFetVestre BærumØstre BærumAskerNesoddenOppegårdFrognDrøbakNordbyÅsKroerVestbySånerGarderKråkstadSkiEnebakkLøkenHøland (Løken)Setskog (Sitskogen)HemnesAkershus Parishes 2x2.jpg

Cemeteries

Burials in Kråkstad 1814-1824

Burials in Kråkstad 1825-1837

Burials in Kråkstad 1848-1857

Censuses

(Scanned)

Church Records

Photos of churches in Akershus County

Family History Resources

Farm Books for Akershus County

Farm Books for Akershus County


Norwegian American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad

Romerikslag  Romerikslag Homepage

Military Records

The Ullensaker Dragoon Regiment of 1756

The Skedsmo Dragoon Regiment of 1756

The Infantery Company of Ullensaker 1748

The Aker Dragoon Regiment of 1767

Passenger Lists

Probate Records

Digitized probate records online for Akershus County

Probate Jurisdictions





Akershus.jpg

Taxation