Alta, Finnmark, Norway Genealogy

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Norway > Finnmark County > Alta

Church Records

Microfilm of parish registers available at the Family History Libraryfor Alta prestegjeld (clerical district).  Contains parish registers for the parishes Alta and Kåfjord. They were separated from the combined Alta-Talvik clerical district in 1862. For earlier records see Talvik clerical district.  Records available from 1837-1904. 

For 1862 and earlier see Talvik 

Digitized images of parish registers available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).  Alta:  1903-1921 Lysningsprotokoll 

Alta/Alta:  1858-1878 (Klokkerbok) Alta/Alta:  1858-1878 (Ministerialbok) 

Alta/Alta:  1879-1892 (Ministerialbok), Alta/Alta:  1892-1904 (Ministerialbok), Alta/Alta:  1904-1918 (Ministerialbok)

Alta/Kåfjord:  1856-1880 (Klokkerbok) ,  Alta/Kåfjord:  1858-1880 (Ministerialbok)

Census Records

1801:  Folketelling 1 Feb 1801, Norge.  The 1801 census for Alta prestegjeld (clerical district) is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  The 1801 census (b. 65) for Alta-Talvik clerical district includes Alta, Talvik, and Kåfjord parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation.

A typewritten edition with indexes is available on microfiche. It is called "Mikrokortutgåva av 1801-teljina".


Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Probate Records

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

1839-1891: Records are found in Alta judicial district.