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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Norway Marriages, 1660-1926 .

Contents

Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1650 through1920.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

How to Use the Collection

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 2 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "Scandinavia Vital Records Index: Norway." This index is an index of the births or christenings; marriages; and deaths or burials throughout Norway. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Norway.

Related Web Sites

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Related Wiki Articles

Norway Vital Records

Norway Marriages 1700-1900

Contributions to This Article

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Sources of Information for This Collection

"Norway Marriages, 1660-1926," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

  • "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926." Database index, FamilySearch:accessed March 31, 2011. entry for Joen Christensen Oen and Karen Larsdatter Hertzog, married 18 August 1775; citing Marriage Records, reference Bk 12 pg 131, FHL film 125839; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

 

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