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Guide to Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Norway is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden, Finland, Russia, and Denmark. From 1814 to 1905 it was part of the Swedish-Norwegian Union. Norwegian is the official language.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Norway Research

Links to articles on getting started with Norway research.

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Norway Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Norway research.

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Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Norway[edit | edit source]

  • Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality. Civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (christenings/baptisms, marriages, and burials) were kept at the local level. To search these records, you must know the town where your ancestors lived.
  • If you do not know your ancestors' town, follow the advice in the Wiki article, Norway Finding Town of Origin, to search a variety of records that might provide that information.

Norway Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

The map below shows county boundaries as of about 1660 to 2018.

FinnmarkFinnmarkTromsTromsNordlandNordlandNord-TrøndelagNord-TrøndelagSør-TrøndelagSør-TrøndelagMøre og RomsdalMøre og RomsdalSogn og FjordaneSogn og FjordaneOpplandOpplandHedmarkHedmarkHordalandHordalandBuskerudBuskerudAkershusAkershusOsloOsloBergen City (former county)Bergen City (former county)ØstfoldØstfoldVestfoldVestfoldTelemarkTelemarkRogalandRogalandVest-AgderVest-AgderAust-AgderAust-AgderNorway 2x2.jpg

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Counties (Fylker)[edit | edit source]

  • Østfold
  • Parishes in Norway[edit | edit source]

    Regions in Norway[edit | edit source]

    Clerical Districts[edit | edit source]

    More Norway Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

    Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Norway.

    More Norway Research Tools[edit | edit source]

    Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Norway.

    FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

    Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

    Research Tutorials[edit | edit source]

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. Wikipedia contributors, "Norway," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 23 March 2016.