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Guide to '''Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records. <br>
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== Getting started with Norway research  ==
 
== Getting started with Norway research  ==
  
Welcome to the '''''<font color="#008000"><big>Norway</big></font>'' Page!'''  
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[[Image:Flag of Norway.png|right|248px|Flag of Norway.png]] Welcome to the '''''<font color="#008000"><big>Norway</big></font>'' Page!'''  
  
'''&nbsp;'''<br>FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Norway Portal page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Norwegian records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the to learn more about using the site. The Norway Portal Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!  
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'''&nbsp;'''<br>FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Norway Portal page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Norwegian records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the [[Help:Contributor Help|Contributor Help]] page to learn more about using the site. The Norway Portal Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!  
  
 
''See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/scandinavian-research/127 Scandinavian Research] and on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Scandinavia%22 Reading&nbsp;Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records.]''''<br>'''''  
 
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<br>{{Norway County Boundaries}}  
 
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== Counties (Fylker)  ==
 
== Counties (Fylker)  ==
  
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*[[Akershus County, Norway|Akershus]]  
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*[[Akershus County, Norway Genealogy|Akershus]]  
*[[Aust-Agder County, Norway|Aust-Agder]]  
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*[[Aust-Agder County, Norway Genealogy|Aust-Agder]]  
*[[Bergen City, Norway|Bergen City (former county)]]  
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*[[Bergen City, Norway Genealogy|Bergen City (former county)]]  
*[[Buskerud County, Norway|Buskerud]]
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*[[Buskerud County, Norway Genealogy|Buskerud]]
  
 
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*[[Finnmark County, Norway|Finnmark]]  
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*[[Finnmark County, Norway Genealogy|Finnmark]]  
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*[[Hedmark County, Norway Genealogy|Hedmark]]  
*[[Hordaland County, Norway|Hordaland]]  
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*[[Hordaland County, Norway Genealogy|Hordaland]]  
*[[Møre og Romsdal County, Norway|Møre og Romsdal]]  
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*[[Møre og Romsdal County, Norway Genealogy|Møre og Romsdal]]  
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*[[Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway|Nord-Trøndelag]]  
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*[[Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway Genealogy|Nord-Trøndelag]]  
*[[Oppland County, Norway|Oppland]]  
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*[[Oppland County, Norway Genealogy|Oppland]]  
*[[Oslo County, Norway|Oslo]]  
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*[[Oslo County, Norway Genealogy|Oslo]]  
*[[Rogaland County, Norway|Rogaland]]  
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*[[Rogaland County, Norway Genealogy|Rogaland]]  
*[[Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway|Sogn og Fjordane]]
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*[[Telemark County, Norway Genealogy|Telemark]]  
*[[Troms County, Norway|Troms]]  
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*[[Troms County, Norway Genealogy|Troms]]  
*[[Vest-Agder County, Norway|Vest-Agder]]  
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*[[Vest-Agder County, Norway Genealogy|Vest-Agder]]  
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== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collectons is found at:'''  
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=== Digitalarkivet (Norway's Digital Archives)  ===
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The National Archival Services of Norway maintains a website in which you can search in transcribed source material for free.
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Please note that this site is undergoing a [http://www.arkivverket.no/eng/Digitalarkivet/About-the-Digital-Archives/Restructure-project/Shutting-down-the-old-Digital-Archives restructuring]. On March 31, 2014 the old system of searching will be replaced by the new. A very substantial difference between the new Digital Archives (DA) and the old (ODA) is that users are now able to search across all sources at once.
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<br> Scanned images of the original church books are also found on the Digital Archives. The Parish Registers interface can be used in English, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk) or Samisk (Davvisámegiella). However, the records are written in Norwegian.
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<br> '''A wiki article describing an online collecton is found at:'''  
  
 
*[[Norway Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Norway Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Norway Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Norway Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/b/b2/Census_Register_Headings_for_Norway.pdf Census Register Headings]  
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*[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for Norway|Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)]]  
 
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*You can also view a [http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebFront.exe?slag=vis&tekst=album-eng.htm&spraak=e Photo Album of Farms] as part of the [http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebFront.exe?slag=vis&tekst=introduk-eng.htm&spraak=e digital archives] of the Norwegian National Archives. It contains patron-submitted photos of 1900-era farms. There is a link in the album between a farm photo and the respective farm in the 1900 census list, so that one can find information on the farm and household.
 
*You can also view a [http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebFront.exe?slag=vis&tekst=album-eng.htm&spraak=e Photo Album of Farms] as part of the [http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebFront.exe?slag=vis&tekst=introduk-eng.htm&spraak=e digital archives] of the Norwegian National Archives. It contains patron-submitted photos of 1900-era farms. There is a link in the album between a farm photo and the respective farm in the 1900 census list, so that one can find information on the farm and household.
  
*During the 1500-1800’s it was very common for the Norwegian people to use what is called a patronymic naming system. They would take the father’s given name and add “sen/son” or “datter”. Others chose to use the name of the farm they were associated with as their last names. This really was an address, but some of these farm names were continued through many generations and have become last names.
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*During the 1500-1800’s it was very common for the Norwegian people to use a patronymic naming system. They would take the father’s given name and add “sen/son” or “datter”. Others chose to use the name of the farm they were associated with as their last names. This really was an address, but some of these farm names were continued through many generations and have become last names.
  
 
*In 1923 a new naming law (Navneloven av 1923) came into effect, and people now had to choose a family name. The change from patronymics to family names had already started in the mid-1870; the cities had started a little earlier and the smaller parishes a little later. However, the law was approved 1923. <br>In 2003 another law was put into practice. It was now again legal to choose a patronymic or matronymic name.
 
*In 1923 a new naming law (Navneloven av 1923) came into effect, and people now had to choose a family name. The change from patronymics to family names had already started in the mid-1870; the cities had started a little earlier and the smaller parishes a little later. However, the law was approved 1923. <br>In 2003 another law was put into practice. It was now again legal to choose a patronymic or matronymic name.
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*Farm names are very important in locating people in Norway. Through these names you can find parishes and then your ancestors in the parish registers.
 
*Farm names are very important in locating people in Norway. Through these names you can find parishes and then your ancestors in the parish registers.
  
*There is a [[Norway Farm Books|Norwegian Farm Book]] Extraction Project.&nbsp; Contact Roger Magneson&nbsp;only if you wish to&nbsp;participate in indexing.&nbsp; [mailto:MagnesonR@familysearch.org MagnesonR@familysearch.org]&nbsp;
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Guide to Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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Norway's Digital Archives The National Archival Services of Norway maintains a website in which you can search in transcribed source material for free. Images of the original church books have also been placed there. The digital Archives of Norway Digitized Parish Registers interface can be used in English, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk) or Samisk (Davvisámegiella). However, the records are written in Norwegian.


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The Norwegian Church (Den Norske Kirke) kept the vital statistics of the population. See Church Records for the contents and in-depth descriptions of the records. The links to the records available at the Family History Library are found in the individual parish under the Parishes and Congregations Section of each county.

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Getting started with Norway research

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Welcome to the Norway Page!

 
FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Norway Portal page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Norwegian records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the Contributor Help page to learn more about using the site. The Norway Portal Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on Scandinavian Research and on Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records.'


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Counties (Fylker)

Research Tools

Digitalarkivet (Norway's Digital Archives)

The National Archival Services of Norway maintains a website in which you can search in transcribed source material for free.

Please note that this site is undergoing a restructuring. On March 31, 2014 the old system of searching will be replaced by the new. A very substantial difference between the new Digital Archives (DA) and the old (ODA) is that users are now able to search across all sources at once.

To use this choose Select Source (Finn Kilde) from the menu. Here you may choose the type of record(s) you want to search for the geographical location of your choice.


Scanned images of the original church books are also found on the Digital Archives. The Parish Registers interface can be used in English, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk) or Samisk (Davvisámegiella). However, the records are written in Norwegian.


A wiki article describing an online collecton is found at:



Research Strategies

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  • (language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)

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In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

Featured Content

Take a look at the Bergen Norway Page, it contains links to some of the Emigrants leaving Norway for the United States from the ports in Bergen. Another useful Website for Norway research is Fylkesarkivet i Sogn, can be read in English or Norweigian.

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  • You can also view a Photo Album of Farms as part of the digital archives of the Norwegian National Archives. It contains patron-submitted photos of 1900-era farms. There is a link in the album between a farm photo and the respective farm in the 1900 census list, so that one can find information on the farm and household.
  • During the 1500-1800’s it was very common for the Norwegian people to use a patronymic naming system. They would take the father’s given name and add “sen/son” or “datter”. Others chose to use the name of the farm they were associated with as their last names. This really was an address, but some of these farm names were continued through many generations and have become last names.
  • In 1923 a new naming law (Navneloven av 1923) came into effect, and people now had to choose a family name. The change from patronymics to family names had already started in the mid-1870; the cities had started a little earlier and the smaller parishes a little later. However, the law was approved 1923.
    In 2003 another law was put into practice. It was now again legal to choose a patronymic or matronymic name.
  • Farm names are very important in locating people in Norway. Through these names you can find parishes and then your ancestors in the parish registers.

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