Arkivverket has launched a new service at the Digitalarkivet Website. Land record indexes and land records are now on the internet: [http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:tl_read?lang=engelsk Digitsed Real Estate Registers.] A description, in English, of how to use these registers is also found on this page.
=== Mortgage Books [
'''Pantebøker '''] ===
Research use: Contain useful lineage linking information, can be used to establish relationships. In many cases the mortgage books can be used as a substitute index to the probate records. The information from the mortgage records can extend pedigree lines as much as three generations. Most are not indexed.
Record type: Records of land mortgages.
Time period: 1700 to present.
Contents: Information regarding real estate conveyances, mortgages and other encumbrances on property, agreements, contracts, and so forth which sometimes include genealogical information.
Location: Regional archives [Statsarkiv].
Percentage in Family History Library: Only 60% of the mortgage records have been acquired.
Population coverage: 20%.
Reliability: Excellent.<ref name="profile">The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Norway,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1997-1998.</ref>