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Different types of maps can help you in different ways. Historical atlases describe the growth and development of countries. They show boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information. Road atlases provide detailed information about the road systems of Norway.  
 
Different types of maps can help you in different ways. Historical atlases describe the growth and development of countries. They show boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information. Road atlases provide detailed information about the road systems of Norway.  
  
See [[Norway Map from Research Guidance]]
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See [[Norway Map from Research Guidance]]  
  
 
The names of the Norwegian counties [fylker] changed in 1918. You can find the changes in:  
 
The names of the Norwegian counties [fylker] changed in 1918. You can find the changes in:  
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Travel Genie Maps<br>1113 Kennedy Street<br>Ames, IA 50010-4106<br>Telephone: 515-232-1070<br>E-mail: TravGenie@aol.com<br>Internet:&nbsp; http://www.travgenie.com  
 
Travel Genie Maps<br>1113 Kennedy Street<br>Ames, IA 50010-4106<br>Telephone: 515-232-1070<br>E-mail: TravGenie@aol.com<br>Internet:&nbsp; http://www.travgenie.com  
  
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== Maps of Norway  ==
 
== Maps of Norway  ==
  
[[Image:Norway County Maps (Heading).jpg|thumb|left]]&nbsp; [[Image:Norway County Map2.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Norway County Maps (Heading).jpg|thumb|left|Norway County Maps (Heading).jpg]]&nbsp; [[Image:Norway County Map2.jpg|thumb|right|Norway County Map2.jpg]]  
  
 
== Akershus and Aust-Agder Counties  ==
 
== Akershus and Aust-Agder Counties  ==
  
[[Image:Akershus County and Oslo.jpg|thumb|left]]&nbsp;[[Image:Aust-Agder County.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Akershus County and Oslo.jpg|thumb|left|Akershus County and Oslo.jpg]]&nbsp;[[Image:Aust-Agder County.jpg|thumb|right|Aust-Agder County.jpg]]  
  
 
== Bergen&nbsp;City&nbsp;and Buskerud County  ==
 
== Bergen&nbsp;City&nbsp;and Buskerud County  ==
  
[[Image:Bergen.jpg|thumb|left]][[Image:Buskerud County.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Bergen.jpg|thumb|left|Bergen.jpg]][[Image:Buskerud County.jpg|thumb|right|Buskerud County.jpg]]  
  
 
== Finnmark and&nbsp;Hedmark Counties  ==
 
== Finnmark and&nbsp;Hedmark Counties  ==
  
[[Image:Finnmark County1.jpg|thumb|left]]&nbsp;[[Image:Hedmark County.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Finnmark County1.jpg|thumb|left|Finnmark County1.jpg]]&nbsp;[[Image:Hedmark County.jpg|thumb|right|Hedmark County.jpg]]  
  
 
== Hordaland and Møre og Romsdal Counties  ==
 
== Hordaland and Møre og Romsdal Counties  ==
  
[[Image:Hordaland County.jpg|thumb|left]]&nbsp;[[Image:More og Romsdal County1.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Hordaland County.jpg|thumb|left|Hordaland County.jpg]]&nbsp;[[Image:More og Romsdal County1.jpg|thumb|right|More og Romsdal County1.jpg]]  
  
 
== Nordland and Nord-Trøndelag Counties  ==
 
== Nordland and Nord-Trøndelag Counties  ==
  
[[Image:Nordland County.jpg|thumb|left]]&nbsp;[[Image:Nord-Trondelag County.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Nordland County.jpg|thumb|left|Nordland County.jpg]]&nbsp;[[Image:Nord-Trondelag County.jpg|thumb|right|Nord-Trondelag County.jpg]]  
  
 
== Oppland County and Oslo City  ==
 
== Oppland County and Oslo City  ==
  
[[Image:Oppland County.jpg|thumb|left]]&nbsp;[[Image:Oslo.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Oppland County.jpg|thumb|left|Oppland County.jpg]]&nbsp;[[Image:Oslo.jpg|thumb|right|Oslo.jpg]]  
  
 
== Rogaland and Sogn og Fjordane Counties  ==
 
== Rogaland and Sogn og Fjordane Counties  ==
  
[[Image:Rogaland County.jpg|thumb|left]]&nbsp;[[Image:Sogn og Fjordane County1.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Rogaland County.jpg|thumb|left|Rogaland County.jpg]]&nbsp;[[Image:Sogn og Fjordane County1.jpg|thumb|right|Sogn og Fjordane County1.jpg]]  
  
 
== Sør-Trøndelag and Telemark Counties  ==
 
== Sør-Trøndelag and Telemark Counties  ==
  
[[Image:Sør-Trøndelag County.jpg|thumb|left]]&nbsp;[[Image:Telemark County.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Sør-Trøndelag County.jpg|thumb|left|Sør-Trøndelag County.jpg]]&nbsp;[[Image:Telemark County.jpg|thumb|right|Telemark County.jpg]]  
  
 
== Troms and Vest-Agder Counties  ==
 
== Troms and Vest-Agder Counties  ==
  
[[Image:Troms County1.jpg|thumb|left]]&nbsp;[[Image:Vest-Agder County.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Troms County1.jpg|thumb|left|Troms County1.jpg]]&nbsp;[[Image:Vest-Agder County.jpg|thumb|right|Vest-Agder County.jpg]]  
  
 
== Vestfold and Østfold Counties  ==
 
== Vestfold and Østfold Counties  ==
  
&nbsp;[[Image:Vestfold County.jpg|thumb|left]][[Image:Østfold County.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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&nbsp;[[Image:Vestfold County.jpg|thumb|left|Vestfold County.jpg]][[Image:Østfold County.jpg|thumb|right|Østfold County.jpg]]  
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
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*http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Norway.html  
 
*http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Norway.html  
 
*http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/norway.html  
 
*http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/norway.html  
*http://www.maplandia.com/norway/&nbsp;
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*[http://digitalarkivet.no/norkart/meny-eng.htm County Maps showing parish boundaries]  
 
*[http://digitalarkivet.no/norkart/meny-eng.htm County Maps showing parish boundaries]  
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/NorMap1.html Norwegian County Maps]
 
*[http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/NorMap1.html Norwegian County Maps]
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*[http://www.norge.no/kart/ County Map of Norway]
 
*[http://www.norge.no/kart/ County Map of Norway]
  
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Maps are an important source to locate the places where your ancestors lived. They help you see the neighboring towns and geographic features of the area your ancestor came from. Maps can help you locate places, parishes, churches, geographical features, transportation routes, and proximity to other towns. Maps may be published individually or in a bound collection called an atlas. Maps may also be included in gazetteers, guidebooks, local histories, and history texts.

Different types of maps can help you in different ways. Historical atlases describe the growth and development of countries. They show boundaries, migration routes, settlement patterns, military campaigns, and other historical information. Road atlases provide detailed information about the road systems of Norway.

See Norway Map from Research Guidance

The names of the Norwegian counties [fylker] changed in 1918. You can find the changes in:

  • List of Parishes, Clerical Districts, and Regions, with Maps of the Counties in Norway, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1992. (FHL book 948.1 E77l; microfiche number 6068227).

This publication shows outline maps of each county with parishes and clerical districts in Norway. It also contains a list of regions (districts) of Norway and shows which parishes belong to which region. The names of these regions are historical. Their boundaries determined by geological features.

Contents

Using Maps

Maps must be used carefully for several reasons:

Several places have the same name. For example, there are eight parishes called Nes in present-day Norway. You must determine which Nes your ancestor came from.

Spelling was not standardized when most early records were made. You may find the spelling of a place is different on an old map than how it is spelled today. For example, Heddal was formerly spelled Hitterdal.

Place-names are often misspelled in American sources. Difficult names may have been shortened and important diacritical marks omitted.

Finding the Specific Town on the Map

For successful Norwegian research, you must identify the parish where your ancestor lived. Because many parishes have the same name, you may need some additional information before you can locate the correct parish on a map. You will be more successful if you have some information about the parish. Before using a map, you should search gazetteers, histories, family records, and other sources to learn all you can about:

  • The county [fylke] your ancestor's parish was in
  • The parish where your ancestor was christened or married
  • The parish where your relatives lived
  • The size of the parish
  • The occupation of your ancestor or any relatives (this may indicate the size of the area or industries in the area.)
  • Nearby localities, such as large cities
  • Nearby features, such as rivers and mountains
  • Industries of the area

Finding Maps and Atlases

Maps and atlases are available at numerous historical societies and at public and university libraries. View a map showing new and old counties in Norway

The Family History Library has a good collection of Norwegian maps and atlases. These are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under:

NORWAY - MAPS.

There are also some helpful atlases at the Family History Library:

  • Kongelig Norsk Automobilklubb. Kartbok for Norge (Royal Norwegian Automobile Club. Map Book for Norway). Scale variable. Second Edition. Oslo, Norway: Kongelig Norsk Automobilklubb, 1954. (FHL book Scand 948.1 E7d; film 1,440,189 item 5)
  • Norge, Volume 4. Atlas Register (Norway, Volume 4. Atlas Index). Scale 1:400.000. Oslo, Norway: J.W. Cappelens Forlag A/S, 1963. (FHL book 948.1 E6nc, vol. 4)
  • Norge. Statens kartverk [Oslo, Norway]: Statens karverk: 1950-1997. FHL Map case 948.1 E7ns, (727 maps; microfilm numbers 1573254-15732550

You can purchase maps of Norway from:

Travel Genie Maps
1113 Kennedy Street
Ames, IA 50010-4106
Telephone: 515-232-1070
E-mail: TravGenie@aol.com
Internet:  http://www.travgenie.com


Maps of Norway

Norway County Maps (Heading).jpg
 
Norway County Map2.jpg

Akershus and Aust-Agder Counties

Akershus County and Oslo.jpg
 
Aust-Agder County.jpg

Bergen City and Buskerud County

Bergen.jpg
Buskerud County.jpg

Finnmark and Hedmark Counties

Finnmark County1.jpg
 
Hedmark County.jpg

Hordaland and Møre og Romsdal Counties

Hordaland County.jpg
 
More og Romsdal County1.jpg

Nordland and Nord-Trøndelag Counties

Nordland County.jpg
 
Nord-Trondelag County.jpg

Oppland County and Oslo City

Oppland County.jpg
 
Oslo.jpg

Rogaland and Sogn og Fjordane Counties

Rogaland County.jpg
 
Sogn og Fjordane County1.jpg

Sør-Trøndelag and Telemark Counties

File:Sør-Trøndelag County.jpg
Sør-Trøndelag County.jpg
 
Telemark County.jpg

Troms and Vest-Agder Counties

Troms County1.jpg
 
Vest-Agder County.jpg

Vestfold and Østfold Counties

 
Vestfold County.jpg
File:Østfold County.jpg
Østfold County.jpg

Websites