Norway Census, 1875 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Census Records
Collection years: 1875-1875
Language: Norwegian
Title in the Language Folketellingen for kongeriget Norge den 31te desember 1875
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What is in the Collection?

The census is handwritten on printed forms. It is arranged by county, clerical district, farm number, and residence. The original records are preserved in the regional archives throughout Norway. The records are in Norwegian.

The 1875 census was conducted beginning December 31, 1875, and all the information recorded should pertain to that date even though some information was gathered at a later date. This census includes 99% of the population and contains the persons name, sex, whether resident or temporary resident, those absent from the parish and their location at the time of the census, position in the family, occupation, marital status, year of birth, place of birth, religion if a person did not belong to the state church, and other miscellaneous information.

The Norwegian government created the census primarily as a source of statistical information on Norway’s population.

The 1875 census is fairly reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. As a result, some information may have been incorrect.

This index is not complete. Localities that were previously indexed and are available online at Digitalarkivet are not included in this index at this time.

Reading the Records

These records are written in Norwegian; see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The census includes the following information:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Role in the household
  • Position in the family
  • Whether temporary or permanent resident
  • Those absent from the parish and their location at the time of the census
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Year of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Religion
  • Crops and animals (if the residence is a farm)
  • Other miscellaneous information

Collection Contents

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Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

County
Parish
Record Count
Akershus
Aker
32,996
Akershus
Aurskog
2,534
Akershus
Kråkstad
3,673
Akershus
Nannestad
4,923
Akershus
Nes
10,079
Akershus
Vestby
3,688
Akershus
Ås
3,203
Hedmark
Brandval
4,590
Hedmark
Eidskog
4,791
Hedmark
Elverum
6,420
Hedmark
Hof
3,872
Hedmark
Løten
5,391
Hedmark
Nes
4,764
Hedmark
Nord-Odal
2,768
Hedmark
Romedal
,6000
Hedmark
Stange
5,144
Hedmark
Sør-Odal
1,609
Hedmark
Tolga
1,940
Hedmark
Tynset
2,011
Hedmark
Vang
3,631
Hedmark
Vinger
8,783
Hedmark
Våler
6,7900
Hedmark
Åmot
4,231
Hedmark
Åsnes
3,284
Østfold
Aremark
4,970
Østfold
Askim
2,905
Østfold
Berg
4,506
Østfold
Borge
4,830
Østfold
Eidsberg
6,703
Østfold
Glemmen
7,402
Østfold
Hobøl
2,914
Østfold
Hvaler
3,113
Østfold
Idd
4,347
Østfold
Rakkestad
7,190
Østfold
Rygge
3,339
Østfold
Råde
3,679
Østfold
Rødenes
2,877
Østfold
Skiptvet
3,364
Østfold
Skjeberg
5,448
Østfold
Spydeberg
3,168
Østfold
Trøgstad
5,305
Østfold
Tune
8,325
Østfold
Varteig
1,640
Østfold
Våler
3,337

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Norwegian. For help with reading the records see the following wiki articles:

How Do I Search the Collection?

The 1875 census is a good source to quickly identify a family group since it lists who is in the household and how they are related.

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name of your ancestor
  • Birth date and residence

Search the Index

Search the image by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I Was Looking for, What Now?

  • This index is not complete. Localities that were previously indexed and are available online at Digitalarkivet are not included in this index at this time.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. Be aware that many individuals have the same name.
  • Individuals often go by nick names. Be sure to check for all variations of the names
  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  • There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Norway Census, 1875." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Riksarkivet, Oslo [National Archives, Oslo].

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Norway Census, 1875.


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