Karlsøy, Troms, Norway Genealogy

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

Church Records

Karlsøy clerical district contains parish registers from the parishes Karlsøy and Helgøy. It included Sørfjord parish of Lyngen clerical district from 1861 to 1871.

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

  • 1664-1666 see Tromsø clerical district.
  • Folketellingen for Norge den 3dje desember 1900. The 1900 census for Karlsøy clerical district include the parishes of Karlsøy and Helgøy and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives) for Karlsøy and Helgøy, as well as at the Norwegian Historical Data Centre.

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Farm Names

7 Baatnes, 15 Bakkeby, 22 Bratrein, 42 Burøen, 42 Burøsund, 20 Eidet nordre, 19 Eidet søndre, 7 Eidstrand, 37 Fugløen, 6 Futnes, 9 Gammelgaarden, 21 Gammelgaarden, 41 Gammelgaarden, 24 Gamnes, 1 Gamvik indre, 27 Graagaarden, 42 Grimsholmen, 28 Hansnes, 26 Hesfjord, 18 Holmen, 21 Høistadsletten, 14 Jægervandet, 30 Karlsø Præstegaard, 33 Kjeglen, 31 Kvalshausen, 35 Kvitnes, 25 Lanes, 33 Lanes, 33 Lanesøren, 23 Langsund ,12 Lattervik, 11 Lattervikskjæret, 4 Lenangen nordre, 8 Lenangen søndre, 22 Rakkenes, 10 Ravik, 22 Reinskaret, 21 Reinsvolden, 3 Russelven, 13 Selnes, 32 Skaaningen, 29 Skattøren, 41 Skibsfjord, 39 Skorøerne, 40 Sletnes, 36 Spennen, 42 Stakkengen, 22 Stakvik, 5 Storvolden, 21 Storvolden, 17 Ulsnes, 16 Ulsnesvik, 38 Valen, 33 Vanstuen, 34 Vanvaag, 38 Vikan, 8 Ørbugten


Probate Records

1690-1866 Tromsø judicial district.

1776-1809 Troms County judicial district.

1697-1824 Troms and Senja deanery.

Historical Society

Karlsøy og Helgøy Historielag


Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names