Norway Record Finder

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This table can help you decide which records to search using the following steps:

Step 1. In column 1, find your goal.

Step 2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

Step 3. In column 3, find additional records that may be useful.

What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Age Census Church Records
Birth date and birthplace Church Records Farm Books (Bygdebøker), Census (1865 and later)
Boundaries (parish, district, or county) Maps Gazetteers
Death information Church Records Probate Records, Court Records
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration Societies, Farm Books (Bygdebøker)
Historical background History Social Life and Customs, Societies
Language helps Language and Languages Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Living relatives Genealogies Societies, Directories (Bygdebøker)
Maiden name Church Records Farm Books (Bygdebøker)
Marriage information Church Records Farm Books (Bygdebøker)
Naming customs Names, Personal Social Life and Customs
Noble families Nobility Biography, Periodicals
Occupation Church Records Census, Farm Books (Bygdebøker)
Parents, children, and other family members Church Records Census, Probate Records, Court Records, Farm Books (Bygdebøker)
Physical description Military Records Biography, Farm Books (Bygdebøker)
Place-finding aids Gazetteers Maps, Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Places of residence Church Records Census, Land and Property, Genealogies
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Genealogies, Periodicals, Societies History, Biography, Archives and Libraries
Record-finding aids Archives & Libraries
Religion Church Records Religious Records
Social activities Social Life and Customs History