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Norwegian genealogy resources - general:

Getting started
    The basics of Norwegian genealogy research
Matrikkel
    Norwegian land records, Farm names, Husmannsplass.... 
Dictionaries
    On-line Norwegian-English dictionaries
Nationwide resources in Norway
    Norwegian National Archives, DIS-Norge
Bygdebøker
    Local history books loaded with genealogy information!
Emigration records
    Norwegian emigration records & the ships of our ancestors
Kirkebøker
    Norwegian parish records
Local newspapers in Norway
    Contact relatives in Norway by sending a query to the local newspaper in Norway where your ancestors lived!
Folketelling & Manntall
    Norwegian census records
Ancestors from Norway Bookstore
    Dictionaries, history books, travel books and more
Skifter
    Norwegian probate records
Some other web pages
    Some other good web sites to visit



 

Norwegian genealogy resources - county specific:

Oslo and Akershus
   Oslo - formerly called "Christiania" - is the capital of Norway.
   Akershus - formerly called "Agershus" - includes Ski, Ås, Nesodden, Bærum, Asker. 
 Vest Agder
   Vest-Agder was formerly called "Lister og Mandal." It includes such places as Flekkefjord, Kristiansand, Kvinesdal, Lyngdal, and Mandal.
Østfold
   Østfold - formerly called "Smaalehnene" - includes Askim, Fredrikstad, Halden, Moss, Sarpsborg, Spydeberg.
 Rogaland
   Formerly called "Stavanger amt"  - includes Egersund, Jæren, Haugesund, Ryfylke, Sandnes, Stavanger.
Hedmark
   Formerly called "Hedemarken", includes Østerdalen, Elverum, Finnskogen, Hamar, Kongsvinger, Solør, Tynset, Mjøsa lake
 Hordaland
   Formerly called "Søndre Bergenhus", includes Hardangerfjorden, Bergen, Stord, Tysnes, and Voss.
Oppland
   Formerly called "Christians amt", includes Gudbrandsdalen, Jotunheimen, Randsfjorden, Aurdal, Dombås, Dovre, Fagernes, Gjøvik, Hadeland, Lesja, Lillehammer, Lom, Raufoss, Ringebu, and Valdres.
 Sogn og Fjordane
   Formerly called "Nordre Bergenhus", includes Førdefjorden, Lustrafjorden, Sognefjorden, Sunnfjord, Nordfjord, Jostedalen, Aurland, Balestrand, Bremanger, Florø, Førde, Stryn, Vågsøy, and Årdal.
Buskerud
   Buskerud has not changed its name. It includes Hallingdalen, Hemsedalen, Numedalen, Ustedalen, Uvdalen, Tyrifjorden, Ringerike, Drammen, Hønefoss, Geilo, Gol, Kongsberg.
 Møre og Romsdal
   Formerly called "Romsdal", includes Geirangerfjorden, Langfjorden, Storfjorden, Sunndalsfjorden, Romsdalen, Sunndalen, Surnadalen, Kristiansund, Molde, Nord-Møre, Volda, Ålesund, Åndalsnes.
Vestfold
   Formerly called "Jarlsberg og Laurvig", includes Sandefjord, Holmestrand, Lardal, Larvik, Nøtterøy, Tjøme, and Tønsberg.
.Sør Trøndelag
   Formerly called "Sondre Trondhjem", includes Drivdalen, Gauldalen, Orkladalen, Oppdal, Røros, Støren, Trondheim.
Telemark
   Formerly called "Bratsberg", includes: Drangedal, Fyresdal, Mandal, Nissedal, Setesdal, Flekkefjord, Bamble, Bø, Grenland, Risør, Kragerø, Kristiansand, Notodden, Porsgrunn, Skien, and Tinn.
 Nord Trøndelag
   Formerly called "Nordre Trondhjem", includes Stjørdalen, Inndalen, Steinkjær, Namsos, Levanger
Aust Agder
   Aust-Ager was formerly called "Nedenæs amt".  It includes such places as Arendal, Grimstad, Lillesand, Risør, and Tvedestrand, as well as the Setesdal Valley.
Nordland, Troms and Finnmark
   Nordland - formerly known as "Helgeland" - includes Bodø, Brønnøy, Leirfjord, Lofoten, Narvik, Rana, Tysfjord, and Verøy. 
   Troms has not changed its name. It includes Harstad, Tromsø, Lavangen, Sørreisa, Balsfjord, Storfjord, and Vesterålen. 
   Finnmark has also not changed its name. It includes Alta, Hammerfest, Porsanger, Sørøya, and Vardø.

 
 

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