Harstad, Troms, Norway Genealogy

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Guide to Harstad, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records

Church Records

Harstad parish records are included in Trondenes clerical district parish registers. Records begin in 1744.

Parish heading list shows the Norwegain headings on the parish records with an English translations for each of the different forms used throughout the records beginning in 1814. Prior to that time the records were kept in a journal format which varies with each parish.

Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.

Census Records:

See Trondenes

Court Records

Land Records

Probate Records

1706-1877 Senja judicial district.

1776-1809 Troms County judicial district.

1697-1824 Troms and Senja deanery.


Farm Books

  • Folk og slekt i gamle Trondenes by Bergljot Holte Bjørkenes and Margareth Jensen. Lineage book covering the whole of old Trondenes Prestegjeld consisting of Harstad and Trondenes parishes. Text in Norwegian.
  • Trondenes bygdebok by Trygve Lysaker. A history of Trondenes with Harstad, Skånland, and Sandtorg in Trondenes clerical district in Troms county and a genealogy of the people and their farms. Text in Norwegian.

Farm Names

The farm number and name of the farms listed in Oluf Rygh Farm Name Index in about 1900 were as follows:

Genealogy

Historical Society

Harstad Historielag