Norway Census, 1870 - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years: 1870
Language: Norwegian
Title in the Language Norge Folketellingen, 1870
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This census was taken on 3 December 1870 in selected coastal cities and trading centers (ladestder). The census was to include all persons living in the residence, including those temporarily absent or present. This collection also contains a folder containing images of a statistical abstract of Bergen. This list gives only numerical information which includes the house number, total number of occupants, the number of person temporarily present, and the number of persons temporarily absent.

The enumeration for the following cities are missing:

  • Farsund, Vest-Agder
  • Hamar, Hedmark
  • Hølen, Akershus
  • Kragerø, Telemark
  • Sandnes, Rogaland
  • Stathelle, Telemark
  • Stavanger, Rogaland
  • Vadsø, Finnmark
  • Vardø, Finnmark
  • Åsgårdstrand, Vestfold

The National Archives of Norway's record series for this collection is RA/S-2231/E/El, Folketellingen 1870.

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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]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Person's name
  • Occupation
  • Marital status
  • Birth year
  • Birthplace

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The following localities are included in this collection. The number in the Code column is the municipality code.

Code City County
0101 Fredrikshald Østfold
0102 Sarpsborg Østfold
0103 Fredrikstad Østfold
0104 Moss Østfold
0201 Son Akershus
0202 Hvitsten Akershus
0203 Drøbak Akershus
0301 Kristiania Oslo
0402 Kongsvinger Hedmark
0501 Lillehammer Oppland
0502 Gjøvik Oppland
0601 Hønefoss Buskerud
0602 Drammen Buskerud
0603 Holmsbu Buskerud
0604 Kongsberg Buskerud
0701 Svelvik Vestfold
0702 Holmestrand Vestfold
0703 Horten Vestfold
0705 Tønsberg Vestfold
0706 Sandefjord Vestfold
0707 Larvik Vestfold
0802 Langesund Telemark
0804 Brevik Telemark
0805 Porsgrunn Telemark
0806 Skien Telemark
0901 Risør Aust-Agder
0902 Tvedestrand Aust-Agder
0903 Arendal Aust-Agder
0904 Grimstad Aust-Agder
0905 Lillesand Aust-Agder
1001 Kristiansand Vest-Agder
1002 Mandal Vest-Agder
1004 Flekkefjord Vest-Agder
1101 Egersund Rogaland
1104 Skudeneshavn Rogaland
1105 Kopervik Rogaland
1106 Haugesund Rogaland
1107 Sokndal Rogaland
1301 Bergen Bergen
1301 Bergen rural district, Domkirken local parish, Laksevåg Bergen
1401 Florø Sogn og Fjordane
1501 Ålesund Møre og Romsdal
1502 Molde Møre og Romsdal
1503 Kristiansund Møre og Romsdal
1601 Trondheim Sør-Trøndelag
1701 Levanger Nord-Trøndelag
1702 Steinkjer Nord-Trøndelag
1703 Namsos Nord-Trøndelag
1804 Bodø Nordland
1902 Tromsø Troms

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Residence on the date of the census

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]

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

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • If available, check the image for additional information
  • Analyze the entry to see if if provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

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

  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Look for other family members to see if the person is living with them

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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