Jan Mayen, Norway Genealogy

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Jan Mayen

Guide to Jan Mayen ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Jan Mayen is an island in the Arctic Ocean and part of Norway. The only inhabitants on the island are personnel working for the Norwegian Armed Forces and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. Eighteen people spend the winter on the island, but the population may roughly double (35) during the summer, when heavy maintenance is performed. Personnel serve either six months or one year, and are exchanged twice a year in April and October. The support crew, including mechanics, cooks, and a nurse, are among the military personnel..[1]

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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Jan Mayen.
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Jan Mayen," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Mayen, accessed 28 April 2016.