Akershus County, Norway Genealogy

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== History and Tidbits  ==
 
== 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)&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=&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=3 1865 Census for Akershus County]  
 
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=3 1865 Census for Akershus County]  
 
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&katnr=1&emnenr=4 1875 Census for Akershus County]  
 
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&katnr=1&emnenr=4 1875 Census for Akershus County]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fcollection%2F1529106 Norway Census, 1875] FamilySearch database
 
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=11 1885 Census for Akershus County]  
 
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=11 1885 Census for Akershus County]  
 
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=5 1900 Census for Akershus County]  
 
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=5 1900 Census for Akershus County]  
 
*[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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[http://picasaweb.google.no/kirkefoto/KirkerIAkershus# Photos of churches in Akershus County]  
 
[http://picasaweb.google.no/kirkefoto/KirkerIAkershus# Photos of churches in Akershus County]  
  
== Family History Resources ==
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== Farm Books ==
  
[http://www.disnorge.no/oa-kroa/slektsress/bygdebok.html Farm Books for Akershus County]  
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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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== Family History Resources  ==
  
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Norwegian American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad<br>[http://www.fellesraad.com/#F20 Romerikslag]<br>[http://www.romerikslagetiamerika.com/ Romerikslag Homepage]
  
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== Land Records  ==
  
[http://www.fellesraad.com/#F20 Romerikslag]&nbsp; [http://www.romerikslagetiamerika.com/ Romerikslag Homepage]
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1886 and 1838 land registers are found at [http://www.rhd.uit.no/matrikkel/excel_e.html The Norwegian Historical Data Centre]. These are Excel files, which can be downloaded. The give the name of the farm, the farm owner, and the amount of tax. Both farms and sub-farms are included.
  
== Military Records&nbsp; ==
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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  ==
 
== Probate Jurisdictions  ==
  
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[[Category:Norway]]
 
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Revision as of 23:22, 4 October 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

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Church Records

Photos of churches in Akershus County

Farm Books

Farm Books for Akershus County

Family History Resources

Norwegian American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad
Romerikslag
Romerikslag Homepage

Land Records

1886 and 1838 land registers are found at The Norwegian Historical Data Centre. These are Excel files, which can be downloaded. The give the name of the farm, the farm owner, and the amount of tax. Both farms and sub-farms are included.

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