Grimstad, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy

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Guide to Grimstad, Aust-Agder, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Church Records

Microfilm at the Family History Library for Grimstad prestegjeld (clerical district).  Contains priest and sexton records for Grimstad parish. Was separated from Fjære clerical district in 1885. Earlier records are in Fjære clerical district.  Parish registers from 1867-1922.   

See also Fjære

Digitized parish registers available online at Digitalarkivet [Digital Archives]

Grimstad:  1869-1912

Census Records

See also Øyestad for 1801 Census.

  • 1865:  Folketælling 31 December 1865.   The 1865 census for Grimstad prestegjeld (clerical district) is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  The 1865 census contains the residence, persons name, status in the family, occupation, sex, marital status, place of birth, age, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information. Each book usually contains one clerical district (prestegjeld). In some books there are two clerical districts recorded. The parishes and school districts in each clerical district are listed at the beginning of each book.  Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives) of Norway.


  • 1875:  Folketælling for kongeriket Norge den 31te December 1875.  The 1875 census for Grimstad prestegjeld (clerical district) is available on microfilm at the Family History Library, and include the parishes of Grimstad andFjære. This 1875 census contains the name of the farm, name of the person, residence, position in the family, occupation, sex, marital status, year of birth, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information.


  • 1900:  Folketellingen for Norge den 3dje desemer 1900.  The 1900 census for Grimstad prestegjeld (clerical district) is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  The 1900 census for Grimstad city includes the name of the street and number, persons name, sex, resident or temporary resident, temporarily absent and where person is, position in the family, marital status, occupation, birth date, birth place, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information.  Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives) of Bergen Norway; as well as in a searchable database online at the  Norwegian Historical Data Centre the University of Tromsø in Norway.


  • 1910:  Folketellingen for Norge den 1te desember 1910.  The 1910 census for Grimstad is available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives), as well as at the Norwegian Historical Data Centre at the University of Tromsø in Norway.

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Aanby, Anne Tone: Fjære bygdebok

The Family History Library has Grimstadslægter. It is a genealogy of the people in Grimstad in Aust-Agder county.

Farm Book on the Internet

Grimstadslægter

Genealogy

This community tree is the result of merging the extracted data from the bygdebok (local or community history) for the Fjære clerical district. Fjæres in the Setesdal region and consists of 1 parish: Fjære. No additions or corrections are accepted for this community tree. If you see information that you believe is incorrect or incomplete, the information can be corrected or updated in Family Tree.

To view genealogies from Norway, Aust-Agder, Fjære Clerical District, 1600–1900, click here

Hovden, Rangdi (Rangdi Unn), 1938-: Mormors have 1878-1997: Lillemor- Svein og Milla-Kristine: Family history and biographical notes of Kjirstine Marie (Lillemor) Holst-Larsen (1912-1997), daughter of Ludvig Holst-Larsen (1874-1946) of Oslo and Rangdi Sveinson (1886-1975) of Larvik, Vestfold co., Norway. She was born in Nordstrand, Oslo. She married 1935 Anders Hovden (1905-1986) also of Nordstrand. Includes information on Birthe Emilie (Milla) Torjussen (1859-1930) born in Grimstad, Aust-Agder co., Norway. She married Svein Sveinson (1855-1943) born in Nes i Hallingdal, Buskerud county. She was a daughter of Torjus Torjussen and Kristine Thorkildsen (1826-1915). Kristine Thorkildsen was born in Vegusdal, Aust-Agder co., Norway, and she died in Tacoma, Washington where she had lived with her daughters.

FHL 929.2481 H742 To view a digital version click here

Probate Records

Nedenes judicial district
*1640-1824 Family History Library
*1698-1826 Digitalarkivet

Grimstad city judicial district to 1824
*1821-1884 Family History Library
*1821-1912 Digitalarkivet

Nedenes deanery
*1693-1811 Family History Library
*1693-1811 Digitalarkivet