Finnmark County, Norway Genealogy

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

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Finnmark is a county in the extreme northeast of Norway. By land it borders Troms county to the west, Finland (Lapland) to the south and Russia (Murmansk Oblast) to the east, and by water, the Norwegian Sea (Atlantic Ocean) to the northwest, and the Barents Sea (Arctic Ocean) to the north and northeast.

The county was formerly known as Finmarkens amt or Vardøhus amt, and since 2002, has had two official names: Finnmark (Norwegian) and Finnmárku (Sami language). It is part of the Sápmi region, which spans four countries, as well as the Barents Region, and is the largest and least populated county of Norway.

Situated at the Northernmost part of continental Europe, where Norway swings eastward, Finnmark has always been an area where east meets west, in culture as well as in nature and geography.

Family History Resources[edit | edit source]

Government Offices and Sites[edit | edit source]

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

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Church Records/Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

  • Parish Register Headings for Norway: This pdf gives the translation of headings for the records in different time periods. When a record is written with labeled columns it is much easier to search. Much of the material you read in each column will just be names and dates, since the meaning of those names (child, parents, godparents, minister) only has to be read once, in the column heading.

Censuses[edit | edit source]

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

Bygdebøker for Finnmark Fylke

Passenger Lists[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Finnmark Probate Jurisdictions


Taxation[edit | edit source]