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Title in the Language of the Record (Norwegian)
Folketellingen for kongeriget Norge den 31te desember 1875
The census is handwritten on printed forms. It is arranged by county, clerical district, farm number, and residence. The original records are preserved in the regional archives throughout Norway. The records are in Norwegian.
The 1875 census was conducted beginning December 31, 1875, and all the information recorded should pertain to that date even though some information was gathered at a later date. This census includes 99% of the population and contains the persons name, sex, whether resident or temporary resident, those absent from the parish and their location at the time of the census, position in the family, occupation, marital status, year of birth, place of birth, religion if a person did not belong to the state church, and other miscellaneous information.
This census was taken on December 31, 1875.
The Norwegian government created the census primarily as a source of statistical information on Norway’s population.
The 1875 census is fairly reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. As a result, some information may have been incorrect.
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
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The census includes the following information:
- Full name
- Role in the household
- Position in the family
- Whether temporary or permanent resident
- Those absent from the parish and their location at the time of the census
- Marital status
- Year of birth
- Place of birth
- Crops and animals (if the residence is a farm)
- Other miscellaneous information
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The 1875 census is a good source to quickly identify a family group since it lists who is in the household and how they are related. Use the place of residence, birthplace, and date of each person to search for other types of records, such as church records.
This index is not complete. Localities that were previously indexed and are available online at Digitalarkivet are not included in this index at this time.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Norwegian. For help with reading the records see the following wiki articles:
|FHL Place Norway items or FHL Keyword Norway items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Norway Archives and Libraries.|
- The 1801 Census at Digitalarkivet (The National Archives of Norway)
- Digitalarkivet - WebMeta Database Selector
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- "Norway Census, 1875." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Rentekammeret.