Sjømannsmisjon (Cardiff-Wales), Bergen City, Norway Genealogy

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Guide to Sjømannsmisjon (Cardiff-Wales), Bergen City, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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These church records were made by the Norwegian seaman's priests at the Cardiff station in Wales. They include the births, confirmations, marriages, and deaths of the seamen and their families.

The priests were required to make two copies of the original records. One copy was sent to the secretary of the Norwegian seamen's mission in Bergen, Norway and the other copy was sent to the bishop of the State Church (Lutheran) in Bergen, Norway during the month of Feb. each year.

For each ordinance that the priest performed he was also required to send a certificate of the ordinance to the priest in the home town of the seaman for recording in that church book as well. Microfilm of the parish registers exists from 1866-1932. The microfilms are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Norwegian Sailor church in Cardiff-Wales

Digitized images of the church books are available at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives) for the years 1866-1887, 1887-1932.