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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years: 1910
Language: Norwegian
Title in the Language Folketallet for Norge 1ste December 1910
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The National Archives of Norway


Why Should I Look at This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is the 13th census of Norway and enumerates all persons in the Kingdom on 1 December 1910. It was ordered by royal decree of 23 September 1909. The enumeration was performed under the direction of the Central Statistics Bureau (Det Statistiske Centralbyrå).

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is an every-name index to the 1910 census of Norway. The instructions to enumerators (in Norwegian) can be found at the Registreringssentral for Historiske Data page Instrukser og Skjemaer til Folketellinga 1910

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Norwegian. For help reading these records please see the following:

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

This census included questions on:

  • Person's name
  • Gender
  • Position in the family
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Birthdate and year
  • Birth place
  • Religious affiliation
  • Nationality
  • Language

The questions asked of each individual were recorded on form #2, Husliste over folketallet 1ste december 1910 (House list of the population on the 1st of December 1910). This census also included a section with questions for visiting Norwegian-Americans.

Census Questions[edit | edit source]

The census form contained the following questions. Not all information may be included in the index record.

Question # Norwegian English
1 Personernes nr. Person No.
2 Personernes navn Person's Name
3 Kjøn. Mænd (m.), kvinder (k.) Sex: Male (M), Female (K)
4 Om bosat på stedet (b.) eller om kun midlertidig tilstede (mt.) eller om midlertidig fraværende (f.) If residing in this place (b) or if temporarily present (mt) or temporarily absent (f)
5 For dem, som kun var midlertidig tilstedeværende: sedvanlig bosted. For those temporarily present: regular residence
6 For dem, som var midlertidig fraværende: antagelig opholdssted 1ste december. For those temporarily absent: presumed residence on 1st December
7 Stilling i familien. (Husfar, husmor, søn, datter, tjenestetyende, logerende hørende til familien, enslig losjerende, besøkende o. s. v.) (hf, hm., s., d., tj , fl., el., b.). Position in the family (Male head of household, housewife, son, daughter, servant, relatives of the family, lodger, visitors, etc.) (hf., Hm., S., D., Tj, fl., El., B.)
8 Egteskabelig stilling Marital status
9a Erhverv og livsstilling. Også husmors eller barns særlige erhverv. Angi tydelig og specielt næringsvei eller fag, som vedkommende person utøver eller arbeider i, og således at vedkommendes stilling i erhvervet kan sees (f. eks. forpagter, skomakersvend, cellulosearbeider). Dersom nogen har flere erhverv, anføres disse, hovederhvervet først. Business and lifestyle. Also the special profession of housewife or child. Indicate clearly and specifically the industry or subjects that the person in question exercises or works in, and so that his / her position in the profession can be identified (e.g. tenant, shoemaker, papermill worker). If someone has more professions, indicate these, the main occupation first.
9b Hvis arbeidsledig på tællingstiden, sættes her bokstaven: I If employed at time of the census, write "I" here.
10 Fødselsdag og fødselsår. Birthday and birth year
11 Fødested. (For dem, der er født i samme herred som tællingsstedet, skrives bokstaven (t.), for de øvrige skrives herredets (eller sognets) eller byens navn. For de i utlandet fødte: landets (eller stedets) navn) Birthplace. (For those born in the same district as the census place, write the letter (t), for the others write the name of the district (or parish) or the name of the city. For those born abroad: the name of the country (or place)).
12 Undersåtlig forhold. For norske undersåtter skrives bokstaven N.; for de øvrige anføres vedkommende stats navn Citizenship. For Norwegian subjects write the letter "N"; for other write the name of the country.
13 Trossamfund. (For medlemmer av den norske statskirke skrives bokstaven s.; for de øvrige anføres vedkommende trossamfunds navn, eller i tilfælde, (Uttrådt, intet samfund). Religious affiliation. (For members of the Norwegian state church, write the letter s.; for others, the name of the religious group, or in the case of excommunication, none.
14 Sindssvak, døv eller blind. Var nogen av de anførte personer: døv? (d.), blind? (b.), sindssyk? (s.), åndssvak (d.v.s. fra fødselen eller den tidligste barndom)? (aa.). Insane, deaf, or blind. Were any of the people listed: deaf? (d.), blind? (b.), insane? (s.), feeble-minded (i.e. from birth or early childhood)? (Aa.).
Rubrikkerne 15 og 16 utfyldes for ethvert bosted, hvor personer av lappisk, finsk (kvænsk) eller blandet nationalitet forekommer. Questions 15 and 16 are only used for residences where persons of Lappis, Finnish (Kven) or mixed nationality occur.
15 Nationalitet. Norsk (n.), lappisk, fastboende (If.), lappisk, nomadiserende (ln.), finsk, kvænsk (f.), blandet (b.). Nationality. Norwegian (n.), Lapp, permanent residence (If.), Lapp, nomadic (ln.), Finnish, Kven (f.), Mixed (b.).
16 Sprog, der tales i vedkommendes hjem: norsk (n.), lappisk (l.), finsk, kvænsk (f.). Languages spoken in their home: Norwegian (n.), Lappish (l.), Finnish, Kven (f.).

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

The forms used in this census are similar to those from 1900. The main form collected information about the residence and the persons living there. The enumeration of sailors aboard Norwegian ships in foreign harbors was discontinued in this census.

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • When they were born
  • Approximate idea of where they lived in 1910

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. Be aware that many individuals have the same name
  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, Now What?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor
  • There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Norway.

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