Balsfjord Parish, Troms, Norway Genealogy

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

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Balsfjord clerical district was established in 1856 with the parishes Balsfjord and Malangen which were separated from Tromsø parish and clerical district in 1856. For earlier records see Tromsø clerical district.

Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Balsfjord Clerical district is included in Tromsø Clerical district until 1852.

  • 1801 and earlier see Tromsø clerical district.
  • 1845 folketelling for Tromsøysund, Balsfjord og Malangen i Tromsø prestegjeld (Troms). The 1845 census for Balsfjord in Tromsø clerical districtincludes the parishes of Tromsø, Balsfjord, Malangen and Tromsøysund and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives)

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

1690-1866 Tromsø judicial district.

1776-1809 Troms County judicial district.

1697-1824 Troms and Senja deanery.

Farm Book[edit | edit source]

Balsfjorden og Malangens historie fram til 1830-åra : fra veidesamfunn til jordbruksbygd by Anders Ole Hauglid. A history of Balsfjord and Malangen in Troms county, Norway from the earliest times to the 1830's. Includes some extracts from various tax lists and the 1769 and 1801 census records.

Farm Book on the Internet[edit | edit source]

Balsfjord Bygdebok by N. S. Magelssen and Peter A. Larsen has been digitalized by Per Inge Nilsen. The names of the farms are linked to the text and are found on the left side of the page. Also you may use a Google search box to search in this farm book.

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

43 Andorli,

30 Bakken, 26 Bakkeringen, 26 Bomstad,

12 Elvebakken, 43 Elvekroknes,

51 Finkjellbakken, 22 Forskognes, 49 Furumoen,

58 Gammelgaard, 41 Gotsiland, 53 Grønaasen nedre,

15 Haakstad, 61 Hamran, 43 Hansgaard, 44 Hansvold, 20 Havnnes, 6 Hestnes nordre, 68 Hestnes søndre, 68 Hestnesbugten, 71 Holmen, 48 Holmenes, 43 Høiset, 35 Hølen,

23 Jernberget,

9 Kantornes, 28 Kilen, 37 Kjoshaugen, 37 Kjosvandet, 43 Kjæmpedal, 43 Klubbenes, 3 Kolnes, 43 Kongsberg, 19 Kvitbergbakken, 69 Kvitnes,

2 Labugten, 16 Lakselvsletten, 10 Laksvand indre, 57 Langnesøren, 70 Langstranden, 43 Langvasli, 33 Lodbugten,

41 Maasbergvik, 64 Malangseidet, 34 Markenes, 62 Middagsbugten indre, 67 Middagsbugten ytre, 65 Middagsnes, 17 Mobakken, 21 Musnes, 43 Myre, 44 Myrhaug, 13 Mælen,

10 Naustnes, 43 Nerli, 29 Nordkjosbotn, 26 Nordkjoselven,

51 Olsborg, 43 Olsrud, 45 Ophus,

52 Petersborg,

65 Resanes, 26 Reva, 66 Rosmaalsberget, 43 Rotli, 31 Russenes,

39 Sagelven, 34 Sandbugten, 60 Sandøren, 18 Seljelvnes indre, 14 Seljelvnes ytre, 3 Selnes, 60 Skjevelnes, 55 Skjæret, 63 Skrean, 32 Sletnes, 72 Sletten, 26 Smørpund, 4 Storbugten, 42 Storbugten nedre, 1 Stornes, 43 Storskogens Almenning, 47 Storsteinnes, 38 Strupen, 65 Supelven, 8 Svartnes indre, 7 Svartnes ytre, 7 Svartneskjosen, 43 Svensborg, 36 Sørkjosen,

43 Takvasbugten, 56 Tennes indre, 2 Tilleberg, 13 Tomasjorden indre, 11 Tomasjorden ytre, 49 Troldaasen, 5 Tømmernes,

46 Veiskifte, 50 Vesterbotn, 49 Vesterelven, 25 Vollabakken, 24 Vollan,

9 Ørnes, 43 Østerli, 40 Østgaard, 27 Øvergaard, 43 Øverli

Balsfjords Bygdebok: Andorlid, Bakken, Bomstad, Elvebakken, Furskognes, Furumoen, Gammelgaard, Grønaas, Haagenstad, Hamran, Hansvold, Havnnes (Hamnes), Hestnes, Holmen, Holmenes, Høisæt, Hølen, Jernberget, Kila, Kjoshaugen, Kjæmpedal, Kvitebergbakken, Kvitnes, Labugt, Langnesøren, Laxelvsletten, Laxvand, Lodbugt, Maasbergvik, Malangseidet, Markenes, Middagsbugt, Middagsnes, Mobakken, Musnes, Myrvang, Nordkjosbotten, Nordkjoselv, Olsborg, Olsrud, Ophus, Petersborg, Rosmaalberget, Rotlid, Russenes, Sagelv, Sagelvvand, Sandøren, Seljelv, Selnes, Skjæret, Skrean, Sletnes, Sletta, Sletten, Storbugt, Stornes, Storstennes, Strupen, Svartnes, Svendborg, Sørkjos, Tennes, Thomasjord, Tømmernes, Veiskiftet, Vesterbotn, Vollabakken, Vollan, Vosserummet, Østerlid, Østgaard, Øvergaard,

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Hauglid, Anders Ole: Balsfjorden og Malangens historie fram til 1830-åra: fra Veidesamfunn till jordbruksbygd. A history of Balsfjord and Malangen in Troms county, Norway from the earliest times to the 1830's. Includes some extracts from various tax lists and the 1769 and 1801 census records.

FHL 948.452/B1 H2

Historical Society[edit | edit source]

Balsfjord Historielag

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names

-Magelssen, N. S.; Larssen, Peter A.: Optegnelser fra Ældre og Nyeste Tid. Tromsø, Tromsø Stiftstidenes's Bok-og Akcidenstrykkeri 1925