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Guide to '''Troms ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. <br>
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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.  
 
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.  
  
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{{Troms Parish Map}}  
 
{{Troms Parish Map}}  
  
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*[[Andørja, Norway|Andørja]]  
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*[[Andørja, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Andøya]]  
*[[Astafjord, Norway|Astafjord]]  
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*[[Astafjord, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Astafjord]]  
*[[Balsfjord, Norway|Balsfjord]]  
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*[[Balsfjord, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Balsfjord]]  
*[[Bardu (Bardø), Norway|Bardu (Bardø)]]  
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*[[Bardu (Bardø), Troms, Norway Genealogy|Bardu (Bardø)]]  
*[[Berg, Troms, Norway|Berg]]  
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*[[Berg, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Berg]]  
*[[Bjarkøy, Norway|Bjarkøy]]  
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*[[Bjarkøy, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Bjarkøy]]  
*[[Dyrøy, Norway|Dyrøy]]  
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*[[Dyrøy, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Dyrøy]]  
*[[Gratangen, Norway|Gratangen]]  
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*[[Gratangen, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Gratangen]]  
*[[Harstad, Norway|Harstad]]  
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*[[Harstad, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Harstad]]  
*[[Helgøy, Norway|Helgøy]]  
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*[[Helgøy, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Helgøy]]  
*[[Hillesøy, Norway|Hillesøy]]
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*[[Hillesøy, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Hillesøy]]
  
 
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*[[Ibestad, Norway|Ibestad]]  
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*[[Ibestad, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Ibestad]]  
*[[Karlsøy, Norway|Karlsøy (Carlsøy)]]  
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*[[Karlsøy, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Karlsøy (Carlsøy)]]  
*[[Kvæfjord, Norway|Kvæfjord (Kvedfjord)]]  
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*[[Kvæfjord, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Kvæfjord (Kvedfjord)]]  
*[[Kvænangen, Norway|Kvænangen]]  
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*[[Kvænangen, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Kvænangen]]  
*[[Kåfjord, Troms, Norway|Kåfjord]]  
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*[[Kåfjord, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Kåfjord]]  
*[[Lavangen, Norway|Lavangen]]  
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*[[Lavangen, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Lavangen]]  
*[[Lenvik, Norway|Lenvik]]  
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*[[Lenvik, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Lenvik]]  
*[[Lyngen, Norway|Lyngen]]  
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*[[Lyngen, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Lyngen]]  
*[[Malangen, Norway|Malangen]]  
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*[[Mefjord, Norway|Mefjord]]  
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*[[Mefjord, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Mefjord]]  
*[[Målselv, Norway|Målselv]]
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*[[Målselv, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Målselv]]
  
 
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*[[Nordreisa, Norway|Nordreisa]]  
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*[[Nordreisa, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Nordreisa]]  
*[[Salangen, Norway|Salangen]]  
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*[[Salangen, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Salangen]]  
*[[Sand, Troms, Norway|Sand]]  
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*[[Sand, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Sand]]  
*[[Sandsøy, Norway|Sandsøy, see also Trondenes]]  
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*[[Sandsøy, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Sandsøy, see also Trondenes]]  
*[[Sandtorg, Norway|Sandtorg]]  
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*[[Sandtorg, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Sandtorg]]  
*[[Skjervøy, Norway|Skjervøy (Skjærvø)]]  
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*[[Skjervøy, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Skjervøy (Skjærvø)]]  
*[[Skånland, Norway|Skåneland]]  
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*[[Skånland, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Skåneland]]  
*[[Stonglandet, Norway|Stonglandet]]  
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*[[Stonglandet, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Stonglandet]]  
*[[Storfjord, Norway|Storfjord]]  
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*[[Storfjord, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Storfjord]]  
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*[[Sørreisa, Norway|Sørreisa]]  
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*[[Torsken, Norway|Torsken]]  
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*[[Torsken, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Torsken]]  
*[[Tranøy, Norway|Tranøy]]  
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*[[Tranøy, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Tranøy]]  
*[[Tromsø, Norway|Tromsø]]  
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*[[Tromsø, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Tromsø]]  
*[[Tromsøysund, Norway|Tromsøysund]]  
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*[[Tromsøysund, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Tromsøysund]]  
*[[Trondenes, Norway|Trondenes]]  
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*[[Trondenes, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Trondenes]]  
*[[Øverbygd, Norway|Øverbygd]]
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*[[Øverbygd, Troms, Norway Genealogy|Øverbygd]]
  
 
*[[Tromsø Branch (LDS, 1886-1916), Norway|Tromsø Branch (LDS, 1886-1916)]]
 
*[[Tromsø Branch (LDS, 1886-1916), Norway|Tromsø Branch (LDS, 1886-1916)]]
  
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[[Image:Troms County1.jpg|thumb|left|Troms County1.jpg]]&nbsp;  
 
[[Image:Troms County1.jpg|thumb|left|Troms County1.jpg]]&nbsp;  
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== Church Records/Civil Registration  ==
  
== Cemeteries  ==
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*These are the most important records you will use, and a majority of your research will be found in them.  All civil registration was kept by the church parishes until 2012.
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**[https://media.digitalarkivet.no/en/kb/browse?counties%5B%5D=19&start_year=&end_year=&text= '''Digitalarkivet: Digitized parish registers of Troms''']
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**[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/en-gb/finn_kilde?s=&fra=&til=&ka%5B%5D=2&kt%5B%5D=MINI&kt%5B%5D=KLOK&kt%5B%5D=FREG&kt%5B%5D=D%C3%85PB&kt%5B%5D=VAKS&kt%5B%5D=KOMM&kt%5B%5D=FORL&kt%5B%5D=LYSN&kt%5B%5D=DREG&kt%5B%5D=RESK&kt%5B%5D=KLAD&kt%5B%5D=AVSK&kt%5B%5D=DISS&kt%5B%5D=VIGB&kt%5B%5D=DIVR&kt%5B%5D=NOPR&format%5B%5D=ftr '''Norway Indexed parish register transcriptions''']
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**The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=145126&query=%2Bsubject%3ANorway%2C%20%2Bsubject%3ATroms%20%2Bsubject%3AChurch%20%2Bsubject%3ARecords microfilms for all '''Troms parish registers'''] up to about 1920.  These can be viewed at the library or at a [[Family History Centers|Family Histor Center]] near you.<br><br>
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*By clicking on the parish links above, you may find direct links to all the records for that parish.<br><br>
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*You do not have to be fluent in Norwegian.  These records use a very limited, specialized vocabulary that is easy to learn. For help reading and interpreting theses records, see [[Norwegian Genealogical Word List]], [[Norway Handwriting]], and Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lessons [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-1-scandinavian-gothic-letters/255 1: Scandinavian Gothic Letters], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-2-names-words-and-dates/257 2: Names, Words, and Dates], and [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-3-handwritten-records/256 3: Handwritten Records.]<br>
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*[https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/6/6e/Parish_Register_Headings_for_Norway.pdf '''Parish Register Headings for Norway''']:  This pdf gives the translation of headings for the records in different time periods.  When a record is written with labeled columns it is much easier to search. Much of the material you read in each column will just be names and dates, since the meaning of those names (child, parents, godparents, minister) only has to be read once, in the column heading.<br>
  
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*For more detail on the contents of these records and how to use them, see [[Norway Church Records]] and [[Norway Civil Registration]].
 
== Census Records  ==
 
== Census Records  ==
  
(Online at Digitalarkivet)
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(Online at Digitalarkivet)  
 
 
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=19&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=1 1660 Census for Troms County]
 
 
 
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=19&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=10 1701 Census for Troms County]
 
  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=19&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=2 1801 Census for Troms County]  
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/35532/ Lofoten og Vesterålen prosti, Senja prosti, Troms prosti, Prestemanntall 36, 1664 - 1666]
 
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/38466/ Senja og Troms fogderi, Manntall 19, 1701]
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=19&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=3 1865 Census for Troms County]  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1801 1801 Census]  
 
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1865 1865 Census ]  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=19&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=4 1875 Census for Troms County]  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1875 1875 Census] Partial
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1529106 Norway Census, 1875] FamilySearch database
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=19&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=5 1900 Census for Troms County]  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1885 1885 Census] (cities only)
 
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/finn_kilde?s=&fra=1891&til=1891&ka%5B%5D=0&kt%5B%5D=FOLK&f%5B%5D=19&k%5B%5D=19* Folketelling 1891 Census]
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=19&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=6 Andre]  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1900 1900 Census]  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1910 1910 Census]
  
 
Transcripts of Troms county census, 1769-1770. {{FHL|1127642|title-id|disp=}}  
 
Transcripts of Troms county census, 1769-1770. {{FHL|1127642|title-id|disp=}}  
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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. {{FHL|74295|title-id|disp=}}  
 
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. {{FHL|74295|title-id|disp=}}  
  
Census records in database format available at Digitalarkivet. [http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=19&knr=&aar=&dagens=&katnr=1&alle=true] They are for 1663-1666, 1701, 1801, 1845 (for Tromsø and Kvæfjord only), 1865, 1875, 1900.
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Census records in database format available at Digitalarkivet. [http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=19&knr=&aar=&dagens=&katnr=1&alle=true] They are for 1663-1666, 1701, 1801, 1845 (for Tromsø and Kvæfjord only), 1865, 1875, 1900.  
  
== '''Church Records'''  ==
 
 
[http://picasaweb.google.no/kirkefoto/KirkerITroms# Photos of churches in Troms]
 
 
The Norwegian Church (Den Norske Kirke) kept the vital statistics of the population. [[Norway Church Records|See Church Records]] for the contents and in-depth descriptions of the records. The links to the records available at the Family History Library are found&nbsp;in the individual parish under the [[Troms_County,_Norway|Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Troms County]] Section.
 
 
[http://www.arkivverket.no/english/about.html The National Archival Services of Norway] maintains a website, [http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebFront.exe?slag=vis&tekst=meldingar&spraak=e Digitalarkivet.uib.no], in which you can search in transcribed source material for free. Images of the original church books have also been placed there. The [http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read Digitised Parish Registers] interface can be used in English, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk) or Samisk (Davvisámegiella). However, the records are written in Norwegian.
 
  
 
== Farm Books  ==
 
== Farm Books  ==
  
[http://slekt1.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=87 Troms] A list of farm books which have been printed in order of place, with author, year of publication, and remarks.
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[http://slekt1.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=77&Itemid=87 Troms] A list of farm books which have been printed in order of place, with author, year of publication, and remarks.  
  
 
== Land Records  ==
 
== Land Records  ==
  
1886 and 1838 land registers are found at [http://www.rhd.uit.no/matrikkel/excel_e.html 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.
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1886 and 1838 land registers are found at [http://www.rhd.uit.no/matrikkel/excel_e.html 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&nbsp;  ==
 
== Military Records&nbsp;  ==
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== Probate Records  ==
 
== Probate Records  ==
  
[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:sk_read/search?forvaltning=&fylke=19&embete=&protokoll=&periode=&navn= Digitised probate records for Troms county]  
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:sk_read/search?forvaltning=&fylke=19&embete=&protokoll=&periode=&navn= Digitised probate records for Troms county]  
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*'''1690-1805''' - [http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=1&filnamn=sktnorm&gardpostnr=6#nedre Skifteregister Troms 1690-1805] Probates for Troms 1690-1805 in a searchable database.
  
<br>[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=1&filnamn=sktnorm&gardpostnr=6#nedre Skifteregister Troms 1690-1805] Probates for Troms 1690-1805 in a searchable database.  
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*'''1741-1817''' - [http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=sktfmil&spraak=e&metanr=123 Militære skifter i Troms og Finmark 1741-1817] Military probate database for Trom and Finnmark counties.  
  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=sktfmil&spraak=e&metanr=123 Militære skifter i Troms og Finmark 1741-1817] Military probate database for Trom and Finnmark counties.  
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*'''1697-1724''' - [http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=sktfgeis&spraak=e&metanr=122 Geistlige skifter i Troms og Finmark 1697-1824] Clerical probate records database for Troms and Finnmark counties.  
  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=sktfgeis&spraak=e&metanr=122 Geistlige skifter i Troms og Finmark 1697-1824] Clerical probate records database for Troms and Finnmark counties.  
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*'''1706-1753''' - [http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=lenv1706&spraak=e&metanr=2286 Register: Skifteavskrifter for Lenvik 1706-1753 ved Lenvik Museum] Database index for probate transcripts in Lenvik.
  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=lenv1706&spraak=e&metanr=2286 Register: Skifteavskrifter for Lenvik 1706-1753 ved Lenvik Museum] Database index for probate transcripts in Lenvik.
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*'''1640-1903''' - {{RecordSearch|1661306|Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index
  
 
== Probate Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Probate Jurisdictions  ==
  
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Guide to Troms ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, 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

HelgøyKarlsøy (Carlsøy)Skjervøy (Skjærvø)KvænangenNordreisaLyngenSørfjordTromsøTromsøysundHillesøyBergLenvikMalangenBalsfjordStonglandetTorskenTranøyDyrøySørreisaMålselvBjarkøySandsøyTrondenesHarstadKvæfjord (Kvedfjord)IbestadLavangenSalangenØverbygdBardu (Bardø)Troms Parishes 2x2.jpg



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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Taxation