Akershus County, Norway Genealogy

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

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Akershus is a county in Norway, bordering Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Oslo and Østfold. It has a short border with Sweden. Akershus is the second largest county in population after Oslo, with more than half a million inhabitants. The county is named after Akershus Fortress. The county administration is in Oslo, which is not part of the county per se.

History and Background[edit | edit source]

Akershus became a fief in the 16th century, and then also included the current counties of Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud and Oslo, as well as the municipalities of Askim, Eidsberg and Trøgstad in the county of Østfold. In 1662 Akershus became an Amt (County), and in 1685 Buskerud was separated from Akershus and became an Amt (County) of its own. In 1768 Hedmark and Oppland were also separated from Akershus to become Oplandenes Amt (County) (and Askim, Eidsberg and Trøgstad were transferred to Østfold). In 1842 the city of Christiania (Oslo) was made a separate Amt (County) as well. In 1919 the name Amt was changed to Fylke. In 1948 was Aker, the greatest and the most populous municipality of Akershus, transferred to the county of Oslo.

Government Offices and Sites[edit | edit source]

Viken County Council

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

FeiringHurdalLangsetEidsvollBjørkeNannestadHovinUllensakerFenstadNesUdenesHolterGjerdrumHeniHakadalNittedalSkedsmoFrognerSørumLillestrømBlakerAurskogVestre AkerOsloØstre AkerLørenskogRælingenFetVestre BærumØstre BærumAskerNesoddenOppegårdFrognDrøbakNordbyÅsKroerVestbySånerGarderKråkstadSkiEnebakkLøkenHøland (Løken)Setskog (Sitskogen)HemnesAkershus Parishes 2x2.jpg

Church Records/Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Censuses[edit | edit source]


Farm Books[edit | edit source]

Farm Books for Akershus County

Family History Resources[edit | edit source]

Norwegian American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad
Romerikslag
Romerikslag Homepage

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]

Akershus



Taxation[edit | edit source]