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Telemark (help·info) is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. Until 1919 the county was known as Bratsberg amt. The county is located in southeastern Norway, extending from Hardangervidda to the Skagerrak coast. The coastline extends from Langesundsfjorden to Gjernestangen at the border to Aust-Agder. Telemark has a very broken and heterogeneous landscape, including many hills and valleys.


Family History Resources

Government Offices and Sites

Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Telemark County

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1660 Census for Telemark County

1780 Census for Telemark County

1801 Census for Telemark County

1815 Census for Telemark County

1825 Census for Telemark County

1835 Census for Telemark County

1865 Census for Telemark County

1875 Census for Telemark County

1885 Census for Telemark County

1891 Census for Telemark County

1900 Census for Telemark County


Church Records

Photos of churches in Telemark

Farm Books

Land Records

1886 and 1838 land registers are found at The Norwegian Historical Data Centre. These are Excel files, which can be downloaded. The give the name of the farm, the farm owner, and the amount of tax. Both farms and sub-farms are included.

Military Records 

Passenger Lists

Probate Records

Digitised probate records for Telemark county

Probate Jurisdictions

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