Norway Census, 1801 - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Norway Census, 1801
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|Map of Norway|
|Location of Norway|
|Title in the Language||Norge folketelling, 1801|
|The National Archives of Norway|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?
This census enumerates all persons in Norway on 1 February 1801. The census is arranged by county, clerical district, parish. In the cities the census is arranged by street name, and in rural areas by district and farm.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in this collection:
- Farm or residence name
- Tax registration number
- Person's name
- Position in family
- Marital status
With minor exceptions the forms are the same for the entire country. The questions in the first and last (7th) column are worded slightly differently. Bergen and Trondheim were divided into districts (rode), and Christiania was divided in quarters (qvarter).
|Column||Area||Column Headings (Norwegian)||Column Headings (English)|
|1||Christiania, Trondheim||Gadernes Navne, samt Gaardenes og Husenes Nummer, saa og Familiernes Antal||The names of the streets, as well as the numbers of the farms and houses, as well as the number of families|
|1||Bergen||Rødsernes, samt Gaardenes og Huusenes Nummer, saa og Familiernes Antal||The districts, as well as the farms and house numbers, and the number of families|
|1||Rural areas||Personernes og Stedernes Navne, samt Familiernes Antal||Names of persons and places, and the number of families|
|2||All||Personernes fulde Navne i enhver Familie||The full names of the persons in each family|
|3||All||Hvad enhver Person er i Familien||What every person Is in the family|
|4||All||Personernes Alder, det løbende Alders Aar iberegnet||The age of the persons, including the current age|
|5||All||Ugivt eller givt, og hvor ofte de have været i Ægte- eller Enkestand||Unmarried or married, and how often they have been married or widowed|
|6||All||Personernes Title, Embede, Forretning, Haandværk, Næringsvei, eller hvad de leve af||The person's title, office, business, craft, livelihood, or whatever they live by|
|7||Christiania, Bergen, Trondheim||Summa paa Folketallet saavel i enhver Gade især, som i den hele Bye tilsammen||The sum of the population, in every street in particular, as well as in the whole village together|
|7||Rural areas||Summa paa Folketallet i hver Bye og Sogn m. v.||The sum of the population in each village and parish|
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Person's name
- Approximate age
- Name of the farm or parish where they may be living
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- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
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What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Add the new information to your records
- Use the information to find the person in other records
- Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
- Try searching by surname only
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Norway.
Related Family History Library Holdings
- Norge. Rentekammeret. Folketellingen den 1ste februar 1801, Norge
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Citing This Collection
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