Norway Baptisms - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927
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Record Description
Record Type Baptisms
Collection years: 1634-1927
Language: Norwegian
Title in the Language Norges dåp, 1634-1927
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
The National Archives of Norway

Church in Honningsvåg, Finnmark

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is an index to baptisms in Norway for the years 1634 to 1927. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

This index was created from baptismal records of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. The index data generally includes the child's name, baptism date and the names of the parents. If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the FamilySearch Catalog. These indexed records are not presently linked to images. Images are available at the National Archives of Norway's website, Digitalarkivet.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

The information in this collection was extracted from parish registers. The names of the child and parents are usually included. The name of the family's residence or name of the farm (gårdnavne) was not indexed. Please note that owing to privacy laws not all records in the database may be searchable.

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The County Number in the table below is the identification number for the counties of Norway used by Norwegian government. Records where no locality can be precisely identified are listed as "Norway (state)". Click the link in the County column to see a list of parishes in that county with record count.

County Number County Records
01 Østfold 421,021
02 Akershus 241,772
03 Oslo 224,540
04 Hedmark 470,948
05 Oppland 532,522
06 Buskerud 704,724
07 Vestfold 437,626
08 Telemark 375,125
09 Aust-Agder 521,319
10 Vest-Agder 447,469
11 Rogaland 353,760
12 Hordaland 756,069
13 Bergen 120,838
14 Sogn og Fjordane 374,451
15 Møre og Romsdal 381,468
16 Sør-Trøndelag 345,810
17 Nord-Trøndelag 257,481
18 Nordland 328,945
19 Troms 176,699
20 Finnmark 60,178
Norway (state) 4,187

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The place where your ancestor's birth occurred
  • The approximate date of birth

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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 it 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]

  • Try searching by surname only
  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Remember that spelling was generally not standardized until the early part of the 20th century

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Norway.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Click here for a list of known issues with this collection.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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