Astafjord, Troms, Norway Genealogy

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Church Records

Astafjord is a parish in Ibestad clerical district. Records begin in 1751.


Census Records:

  • Sogneprestenes manntall 1664-1666.  The 1664-1666 clerical census for Astafjord be found on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah it include the parishes of Ibestad, Astafjord, Lenvik, Dyrøy and Tranøy.  This census was taken by the local parish priests.  Also available in scanned format online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives)


  • Manntall 1701 : optatt av fogd, sorenskriver og sogneprest ifølge kongebrev av den 26de juli 1701.  The 1701 census for Astafjord include the parishes of Kvæfjord and Astafjord and is available on microfilm at theFamily History Library.  Also available in a scanned format at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • SENJEN PROSTI b. 36 Astafjord (Ibestad) prestegjeld Astafjord (Ibestad) sogn Dyrø (Dyrøy) sogn Tranø (Tranøy) sogn Lenvik sogn FHL INTL Film 122976 Item 4


1801 Census for Astafjord online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).  Also available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

1805 Manntall for Astafjord menighet can be found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

Guardian records for Senja deanery (prosti) which includes the following parishes: Tranøy, Stonglandet, Dyrøy, Sørreisa, Berg, Torsken, Lenvik med Rossfjord chapel, Hillesøy, Målselv, Bardu and Øverbygd. Senja deanery (prosti) includes the heirs of the clergy (priest, parish clerk, schoolteachers, and the widows). Contains the name of the guardian, name of the deceased, name and birth date of the heir, amount of money, and other miscellaneous information.

Overformynderiprotokol 1790-1817 Skiftedesign. og overformynderipr. 1788-1811 Manntall for Astafjord menighet 1805 FHL INTL Film 362626

1865 Census for Astafjord (see Ibestad)

1875 Census for Astafjord (see Ibestad)

1900 Census for Astafjord (see Ibestad)

1910 Census for Astafjord available online at Digitalarkivet and at the Norwegian Historical Data Centre.

Court Records

Land Records

Probate Records

1706-1877 Senja judicial district.

1776-1809 Troms County judicial district.

1697-1824 Troms and Senja deanery.


Farm Books

  • Astafjord Bygdebok by Tore Meyer. Genealogy and history of Astafjord clerical district, Troms, Norway. Includes localities of Skånland, Ibestad, and Gratangen. Text in Norwegian.
  • Det gamle Astafjord og Ibestad by Hilmar Eriksen. A history of the old Astafjord and Ibestad parishes in Troms county with some genealogies of the the people and their farms beginning in the year 1115.