Risør, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy

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Guide to Risør, 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 Risør prestegjeld (clerical district).  Contains priest and sexton records for Risør parish. Belonged to Gjerstad clerical district until 1745. Included Sønneløv (Søndeled) parish until 1877. When the city burned in 1861 two church books were lost. See Sønneløv clerical district for some church records for the years 1801-1815.  Parish registers for the years 1695-1921.

See also Søndeled (Sønneløv)

and Gjerstad

Digitized images of parish registers available online at Digitalarkivet [Digital Archives].

Risør:  1716-1939.

Risør/Risør:  1812-1921

Risør/Søndeled:  1746-1839, 1849-1857.

Census Records

See Gjerstad, Aust-Agder for 1664-1666, and 1701.

 

  • 1801:  Folketelling 1 Feb 1801, Norge.  The 1801 census for Risør is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  The 1801 census (b. 33) for Risør city lists the street name and number, person's name, position in the household, age, and occupation. A typewritten edition with indexes is available on microfiche. It is called "Mikrokortutgåva av 1801-teljina".  Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives) of Norway.

 

  • 1865:  Folketælling 31 December 1865.  The 1865 census for Risør is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  This census contain the persons name, residence, status in the family, occupation, sex, martial status, place of birth, 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 onnline at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives) of Norway; as well as at the Norwegian Historical Data Centre at the University of Tromsø, Norway.


  • 1875:  Folketælling for kongeriget Norge den 31te December 1875.  The 1875 census for Risør is available on microfilm at the Family History Library. This 1875 census contains residence, the persons name, 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.  Also avaiable online at the Norwegian Historical Data Centre at the University of Tromsø, Norway.

 

  • 1900:  Folketælling for Norge, 3 Dec 1900.  The 1900 census for Risør is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  This census contains the persons name, sex, resident or temporary resident, temporarily absent and where person is, position in the family, marital status, occupation, date of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information.  Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives) of Norway; as well as at the Norwegian Historical Data Centre at the University of Tromsø, Norway.


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

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Genealogy

Merker, Bertha, 1903-: Ancestry of Halvor Knutson, husband of Johanne Torsdatter, Østre Nes, With: Data on marriage and migration of Gunhild Thorsdatter, Østre Nes, Holt / researched and written by Bertha Merker. Includes DeLauter, Haas, Lyon, Nuetzman, Quick and related families.

Johanne Torsdatter married Halvor Knutsen in 1854 at Holt Parish, Norway, and immigrated to Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Includes descendants (chiefly spelling the surname Knutson) and relatives in Wisconsin and elsewhere. Includes ancestry of Halvor Knutsen of the gaard Akland (Akeland) near Risør Parish, Aust-Agder County, Norway.

FHL 929.273 A1 To view a digital version click here

Finne-Grønn, S. H. (Stian Herlofsen), 1869-1953: Falc'kerne af Tønsberg og Risør. The Falck family of Tønsberg, Vestfold co., and Risør, Aust-Agder co., Norway.

FHL 929.2481 F181 To view a digital version click here

Nissen, Hartvig: I.W. Prebensen og Wenche Grove, litt om dem og deres slegt. A genealogy of the ancestors and descendants of Jacob Wetlesen (I. W.) Prebensen (1808-1892) of Risør, Aust-Agder, Norway and his wife Wenche Christiane Grove (1820-1905). Includes a biography of Wenche Grove and others.

FHL 929.2481 P911n To view a digital version click here

Schlytter, Victor: Opptegnelser om slekten Schlytter (1674-1974). Family history and genealogy of the Norwegian Schlytter family. Family originated from Stralsund. The forefather of this line, Hans Schlytter, came from Stralsund to Bergen ca. 1674. His first wife was Zara Belles (Bellers) (d. 1744) and his second wife was Margrethe Zachariasdatter Lange (1712-1787). Descendants live in Bergen and Risør areas of Norway and elsewhere. Book also contains some members of the Schlüter families of Germany, Denmark etc.

FHL 929.2481 Sch39s To view a digital version click here

Lindstøl, Tallak: Risør gjennom 200 aar, 1723-1923. A history of Risør in Aust-Agder county through 200 years from 1723 to 1923.

FHL 948.28/R1 H2L

Finne-Grønn, S. H. (Stian Herlofsen), 1869-1953.: Risør-slekter: Thor Straten med den Carstensenske legatfamilie. A genealogy of some of the families in Risør in Aust-Agder county.

FHL 948.28/R1 D2f

Busch, Anthon (Anthon Carl), 1900-: Slekten Busch i Rostock, Risør og Oslo. A genealogy of the Busch family in Rostock, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, Risør in Aust-Agder county and Oslo in Oslo county in Norway.

FHL 929.2481 B96b To view a digital version click here

Probate Records

Arendal and Risør city judicial district
*1709-1779 Family History Library

Risør city judicial district
*1829-1858 Family History Library
*1829-1902 Digitalarkivet