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Finnmark is a county in the extreme northeast of Norway. By land it borders Troms county to the west, Finland (Lapland) to the south and Russia (Murmansk Oblast) to the east, and by water, the Norwegian Sea (Atlantic Ocean) to the northwest, and the Barents Sea (Arctic Ocean) to the north and northeast.

The county was formerly known as Finmarkens amt or Vardøhus amt, and since 2002, has had two official names: Finnmark (Norwegian) and Finnmárku (Sami language). It is part of the Sápmi region, which spans four countries, as well as the Barents Region, and is the largest and least populated county of Norway.

Situated at the Northernmost part of continental Europe, where Norway swings eastward, Finnmark has always been an area where east meets west, in culture as well as in nature and geography.


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Family History Resources

Government Offices and Sites

Cities, Parishes and Clerical Districts in Finnmark County


Map of Finnmark County 

 
Map of Finnmark County (speceial thanks to James Hasleton for improving the image).


Censuses

Farm Books

Bygdebøker for Finnmark Fylke

Passenger Lists

Emigration from Målselv and Bardu, 1867-1930

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