Buskerud County, Norway Genealogy

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

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Buskerud is a county in Norway, bordering Akershus, Oslo, Oppland, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Telemark, and Vestfold.

The county is conventionally divided into traditional districts. These are Eiker, Ringerike, Numedal and Hallingdal. Hønefoss is the district capital of Ringerike. Its western part is a mountainous plateau with forested valleys and high, grassy pastures; its eastern part contains a lowland basin with many lakes and streams.

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Cities, Parishes and Clerical Districts in Buskerud County [edit | edit source]

HemsedalGolTorpoÅlHolDagaliUvdalNes (i Hallingdal)FlåNoreEggedalKrødsheradSigdalVeggliRollagFlesbergLyngdalNes (i Ådal)VikerYtre ÅdalLunderHaug (i Norderhov)NorderhovHønefossTyristrandHoleSnarumHeggenModumNykirkeTranbySyllingLierFrognerDrammenRøykenHurumNedre EikerBakkeSveneEiker (Haug)FiskumKongsbergHedenstadSandsværEfteløtKomnesTuftBuskerud Parishes 2x2.jpg


Church Records/Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Censuses[edit | edit source]

Family History Resources[edit | edit source]

Norwegian American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad

Hallinglag    Hallinglag home page

Numedalslågen Lag    Numedalslågen home page

Seven Lag Stevne    Seven lag Stevne home page

Sigdalslag    Sigdalslag home page

Ringerike- Drammen Districts    Ringerike-Drammen Districts home page

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

Bygdebøker for Buskerud
Buskerud Bygdebøker

Government Offices and Sites[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

1886 and 1838 land registers are found at The Norwegian Historical Data Centre. These are Excel files, which can be downloaded. The give the name of the farm, the farm owner, and the amount of tax. Both farms and sub-farms are included.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Passenger Lists[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Buskerud


Taxation[edit | edit source]