Akershus County, Norway Genealogy

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[[Norway|'''''Norway''''']] > '''''Akershus County'''''  
 
[[Norway|'''''Norway''''']] > '''''Akershus County'''''  
  
Akershus is a county in Norway, bordering [[Hedmark County, Norway|Hedmark]], [[Oppland County, Norway|Oppland]], [[Buskerud County, Norway|Buskerud]], [[Oslo County, Norway|Oslo]] and [[Østfold County, Norway|Østfold]]. It has a short border with [[Portal:Sweden|Sweden]]. Akershus is the second largest county in population after Oslo, with more than half a million inhabitants. The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akershus_Fortress Akershus Fortress]. The county administration is in Oslo, which is not part of the county per se.  
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Akershus is a county in Norway, bordering [[Hedmark County, Norway|Hedmark]], [[Oppland County, Norway|Oppland]], [[Buskerud County, Norway|Buskerud]], [[Oslo County, Norway|Oslo]] and [[Østfold County, Norway|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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akershus_Fortress Akershus Fortress]. The county administration is in Oslo, which is not part of the county per se.  
  
 
== 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  ==
 
== Government Offices and Sites  ==
  
[http://www.akershus.no/index.php?page_id=201 Akershus County Council]  
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[http://www.akershus.no Akershus County Council]
  
 
== Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts&nbsp;in Akershus County  ==
 
== Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts&nbsp;in Akershus County  ==
  
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== Map of Akershus County and Oslo  ==
 
 
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== Cemeteries  ==
 
== Cemeteries  ==
  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=gr02121814&spraak=e&metanr=3082 Burials in Kråkstad 1814-1824]
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== Censuses  ==
  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=gr02121825&spraak=e&metanr=3372 Burials in Kråkstad 1825-1837]  
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/35500/ 1660 Census for Akershus County (Øvre Romerike prosti)] Scananed images
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/35499/ 1660 Census for Akershus County (Nedre Romerike prosti)] Scanned images
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/35561/ 1664 Census for Akershus County (Aker fogderi, Follo fogderi, Nedre Romerike fodgeri, Øvre Romerike fogderi, Fogdemanntall)]
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/38448/ 1701 Census for Akershus County]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1801 1801 Census]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1865 1865 Census ]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1875 1875 Census] (Partial)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1529106 Norway Census, 1875] FamilySearch database
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1885 1885 Census]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/finn_kilde?s=&fra=1891&til=1891&ka%5B%5D=0&kt%5B%5D=FOLK&kt%5B%5D=KFOT&kt%5B%5D=MANN&f%5B%5D=02&k%5B%5D=02* 1891 Census for Akershus County]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1900 1900 Census]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1910 1910 Census]
  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=gr02121848&spraak=e&metanr=3321 Burials in Kråkstad 1848-1857]
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== Church Records  ==
  
== Censuses  ==
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[http://picasaweb.google.no/kirkefoto/KirkerIAkershus# Photos of churches in Akershus County]
  
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=2&knr=&katnr=&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=1 1660 Census for Akershus County]
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== Farm Books ==
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=2&knr=&katnr=&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=10 1701 Census for Akershus County]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&katnr=1&emnenr=2&aar=&dagens=&fylkenr=2 1801 Census for Akershus County]
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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]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&katnr=1&emnenr=4 1875 Census for Akershus County]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=11 1885 Census for Akershus County]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=5 1900 Census for Akershus County]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=6 Andre]
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== Family History Resources ==
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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]  
  
[http://www.disnorge.no/oa-kroa/slektsress/bygdebok.html Farm Books for Akershus County]
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== Family History Resources  ==
  
== Military Records&nbsp;  ==
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Norwegian American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad<br>[http://www.fellesraad.com/#F20 Romerikslag]<br>[http://www.romerikslagetiamerika.com/ Romerikslag Homepage]
  
[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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== Land Records  ==
  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=mi02311756&spraak=e&metanr=2839 The Skedsmo Dragoon Regiment of 1756]  
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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.
  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=mi02001748&spraak=e&metanr=2925 The Infantery Company of Ullensaker 1748]
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== Military Records  ==
  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=mi02001767&spraak=e&metanr=2992 The Aker Dragoon Regiment of 1767]  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/gen/sok/11/100126 Militærrulle 1758 for 1. Sønnenfjelske Dragonregiment, grensevakter ved Holstein]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/gen/sok/11/100127 Militærrulle 1761 for Dragonkorpset, 1. eskadron til Holstein]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/gen/sok/11/100077 Militærrulle 1756 for Skedsmoske dragonkompani]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/gen/sok/11/100075 Militærrulle 1748 for Ullensakerske infanterikompani]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/gen/sok/11/100078 Militærrulle 1756 for Ullensakerske dragonkompani]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/gen/sok/11/100074 Militærrulle 1693 for det Østlandske dragonregiment]
  
 
== Passenger Lists  ==
 
== Passenger Lists  ==
  
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=EMIOSLO&spraak=e&metanr=1396 Emigrants from Oslo 1867-1930]  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/en-gb/gen/sok/3/100096 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]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/en-gb/gen/sok/3/100095 Emigrants from Kristiania 1867-1927 tilleggsliste]
 
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/en-gb/gen/sok/3/100098 Emigrants from Kristiania 1871-1930 redigert utgave]
  
 
== 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]
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[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:sk_read/search?forvaltning=&fylke=02&embete=&protokoll=&periode=&navn= Digitized probate records online for Akershus County]  
  
 
 
== Probate Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Probate Jurisdictions  ==
  
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Revision as of 17:20, 28 March 2014

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

Censuses

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

Passenger Lists

Probate Records

Digitized probate records online for Akershus County

Probate Jurisdictions





Akershus.jpg

Taxation