Akershus County, Norway Genealogy

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Akershus is a county in Norway, bordering Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Oslo and Østfold. It has a short border with Sweden. Akershus is the second largest county in population after Oslo, with more than half a million inhabitants. The county is named after Akershus Fortress. The county administration is in Oslo, which is not part of the county per se.

History and Tidbits

Akershus became a fief in the 16th century, and then also included the current counties of Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud and Oslo, as well as the municipalities of Askim, Eidsberg and Trøgstad in the county of Østfold. In 1662 Akershus became an Amt (County), and in 1685 Buskerud was separated from Akershus and became an Amt (County) of its own. In 1768 Hedmark and Oppland were also separated from Akershus to become Oplandenes Amt (County) (and Askim, Eidsberg and Trøgstad were transferred to Østfold). In 1842 the city of Christiania (Oslo) was made a separate Amt (County) as well. In 1919 the name Amt was changed to Fylke. In 1948 was Aker, the greatest and the most populous municipality of Akershus, transferred to the county of Oslo.

Government Offices and Sites

Akershus County Council

Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Akershus County

Map of Akershus County and Oslo


Map of Akershus County and Oslo (special thanks to James Hasleton for improving the image).


Burials in Kråkstad 1814-1824

Burials in Kråkstad 1825-1837

Burials in Kråkstad 1848-1857


Family History Resources

Farm Books for Akershus County

Farm Books for Akershus County

Military Records 

The Ullensaker Dragoon Regiment of 1756

The Skedsmo Dragoon Regiment of 1756

The Infantery Company of Ullensaker 1748

The Aker Dragoon Regiment of 1767

Passenger Lists


Probate Jurisdictions


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