Vardø, Finnmark, Norway Genealogy

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

Church Records

Microfilm of parish registers available at the Family History Library.  Contains parish registers for Vardø parish with Makkaur chapel which was discontinued in 1808. Vardø became an annex to Vadsø clerical district in 1819, but became its own clerical district again in 1849.  Records available for the years 1747-1912.

Digitized images of parish registers available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Vadsø/Vardø:  Ministerialbok 1747-1768

Vardø:  Ministerialbok 1769-18041805-1842 , 1843-1861 

Vardø:  Klokkerbok 1844-18611861-1870

Vardø:  Ministerialbok 1862-1871, Klokkerbok 1871-1878 , Ministerialbok 1872-1878 

Vardø/Bysoknet:  Ministerialbok 1879-1886, Klokkerbok 1879-1887 , Ministerialbok 1886-1897 , Klokkerbok 1887-1892 , Ministerialbok 1898-1907 , Diverse 1900-1914 , 1915-1929 

Vardø/Landsoknet:  Ministerialbok 1879-1887, Klokkerbok 1879-1887 , Ministerialbok 1887-1898 ,

Klokkerbok 1887-1892, Ministerialbok 1897-1911, Diverse 1900-1925 

Census Records

  • Folketelling 1 Feb 1801, Norge.  The 1801 cenus for Vardø clerical district is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives). 

  • Folketælling 31 December 1865.  The 1865 census for Vardø city is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  This is another filming for the city only.  Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books


Probate Records

1686-1844: Records are found in Finnmark judicial district.