Hedmark County, Norway Genealogy

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Guide to Hedmark ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Hedmark is a county in Norway, bordering Sør-Trøndelag, Oppland and Akershus. The county administration is in Hamar.

Hedmark makes up the northeastern part of Østlandet, the southeastern part of the country. It includes a long part of the borderline with Sweden, Dalarna County and Värmland County. Geographically, Hedmark is in the traditional sense divided in the following areas: Hedemarken, east of Mjøsa, Østerdalen, north of Elverum, and Glåmdalen, south of Elverum. Hedmark and Oppland are the only Norwegian counties with no coastline. Hedmark also hosted some of the 1994 Winter Olympic Games.

Hedmark is one of the less urbanized areas in Norway, as about half of the inhabitants live on rural land. Population is mainly concentrated in the rich agricultural district adjoining Mjøsa to the southeast. The county's extensive forests supply much of Norway's timber. Logs were previously floated down Glomma to the coast but are now transported by truck and train.

Family History Resources[edit | edit source]

Government Offices and Sites[edit | edit source]

Cities, Parishes and Clerical Districts in Hedmark County[edit | edit source]

InnsetKvikneOs (Dalsbygda)VingelenTolgaTynsetTylldalAlvdalFolldalSolliaStor ElvdalRendalenØvre RendalEngerdalYtre RendalStrandÅmotNordre-OsenSør OsenTrysilBrøttumVeldreRingsakerFurnesVangLøtenElverumVålerFinnskogGjesåsRomedalRomedalStavsjø (Ballishol)NesOttestadOttestadStangeStangeTangenVallset (Tomter)ÅsnesHofSandNord-OdalMoGrueBrandvalOpstadStrømUllerenSør-OdalVingerAustmarka (Østmark)EidskogVestmarkaKongsvingerStrømHamarHedmark Parishes 2x2.jpg

Church Records/Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

  • Parish Register Headings for Norway: This pdf gives the translation of headings for the records in different time periods. When a record is written with labeled columns it is much easier to search. Much of the material you read in each column will just be names and dates, since the meaning of those names (child, parents, godparents, minister) only has to be read once, in the column heading.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries in Hedmark County

Censuses[edit | edit source]

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

1886 and 1838 land registers are found at The Norwegian Historical Data Centre. These are Excel files, which can be downloaded. The give the name of the farm, the farm owner, and the amount of tax. Both farms and sub-farms are included.

Military Records [edit | edit source]

Passenger Lists[edit | edit source]

Prison Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]


Taxation[edit | edit source]