Troms County, Norway Genealogy

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

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Troms is a county in North Norway, bordering Finnmark to the northeast and Nordland in the southwest. To the south is Norrbotten Län in Sweden and further southeast is a shorter border with Lapland Province in Finland. To the west is the Norwegian Sea (Atlantic ocean). The entire county is located north of the Arctic circle. Until 1919 the county was known as Tromsø amt. On 1 July 2006, the Northern Sami name for the county, Romsa, was granted official status along with Troms.

Family History Resources

Government Offices and Sites

Troms County Council

Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Troms County

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Map of Troms County

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Church Records/Civil Registration

Census Records

(Online at Digitalarkivet)

Transcripts of Troms county census, 1769-1770. [1]

An inventory of the census records for the years 1769-1771, 1793, 1796, 1800-1801 for several clerical districts in Hålogaland diocese which includes these counties: Nordland, Troms, and Finnmark in Norway. [2]

The 1891 census for Bergen, Bergen and Troms county, Norway. This census contains the persones navn, sex, postion in the family marital status, when born, place of birth, religion if not member of the state church, occupation, and other miscellaneous information. [3]

Census records in database format available at Digitalarkivet. [4] They are for 1663-1666, 1701, 1801, 1845 (for Tromsø and Kvæfjord only), 1865, 1875, 1900.


Farm Books

Troms A list of farm books which have been printed in order of place, with author, year of publication, and remarks.

Land Records

1886 and 1838 land registers are found at The Norwegian Historical Data Centre. These are Excel files, which can be downloaded. The give the name of the farm, the farm owner, and the amount of tax. Both farms and sub-farms are included.

Military Records 

Passenger Lists

Probate Records

Probate Jurisdictions

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