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Norway, Oslo Census, 1901
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Oslo, Norway
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Record Description
Record Type Municipal census
Collection years: 1901
Language: Norwegian
Title in the Language Norge, Olso, Folketellinger
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Oslo City Archive Byarkivet Oslo


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

This collection is for the 1901 census for the city of Oslo, which was at that time known as Kristiania. The census contains an enumeration of all persons resident in the city on 31 December, including any persons who were temporarily absent. Municipal censuses for Oslo were taken in the following years: 1899-1905, 1907-1910, 1912-1929, 1931-1938, 1940-1943, 1946-1949, 1951-1954.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Census Records Available Online[edit | edit source]

Images of the following censuses are available on the National Archives of Norway's Digitalarkivet Kommunale folketellinger site along with a link to the National Archive's catalog Arkivportalen:

Aker Images - Arkivportalen

Kristiania / Oslo Images - Arkivportalen

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Norwegian. For help reading them see:

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Column Heading (Norwegian) Column Heading (English)
No Number
I Hvilken etage af huset On which floor of the house
Personernes navne Persons name
Fødselsaar Birth year
Kjøn Gender
Fødested Birthplace
Næringsvej og borgerlig stilling Occupation and civil status
Her sættes for voksne personer om, ugift, gift, enke, enkemand, separeret eller fraskilt For adults if unmarried, married, widowed, widowed, separated or divorced

The first page of the census form includes instructions to enumerators and statistical information about the residence.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor’s name
  • Parish of residence
  • Farm or town name of family residence
  • Names of family members
  • Approximate birth date

If you know the street where someone was living you can download a PDF of Veiviseren : Samlagsafstemmingen i Kristiania 1899 : Kredsinddellingen med Alfabetisk Gadefortegnelse (The Guide : the Collective Vote in Kristiania 1899 District Divisions with Alphabetical Street Index) to determine which district of the city they lived in.

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of the family.

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

  • Add the new information to your records
  • Use residence and names of parents to locate church records.
  • Use the birth year to locate birth records in the parish register.
  • Search the census for relatives living on the same farm or nearby.

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

  • Become familiar with Norwegian naming traditions to help identify your ancestor from others with a similar name. See Norway Personal Names for more information on naming traditions.
  • Many individuals have the same name. Compare the names and the residences to make sure you have the correct person or family. Place of residence is key in finding your ancestor in Norway.
  • Check for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the records of nearby parishes.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

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