Faroe Islands Court Records

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Court Records [Tingsbøkur]

Research Use: Court records are useful linkage sources.

Record Type: Records of acts and proceedings of a court that hears cases and decides them on the basis of statutes or common law.

Time Period: 1614 to present.

Contents: Names, ages, occupations, residences, dates, often names of close relatives of plaintiffs and defendants.

Location: Faeroe National Archives [Føroya Landsskjalasavn], Tórshavn, Faeroe Islands.

Population Coverage: 15%.

Percentage in Family History Library: 100%. The Library has all available court records up to 1816.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Faeroe Islands,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1990-2000.