Holmestrand, Vestfold, Norway Genealogy

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Vestfold County

Guide to Holmestrand, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Church Records

Contains parish registers from Holmestrand parish. It was separated from Botne clerical district in 1866. See Botne clerical district for earlier records. The Family History Library has microfilm copies of the church books, 1814-1923.

Digital images are online at Digitalarkivet:

Botne: 1707-1877, 1919-1969

Botne / Botne: 1854-1934

Botne / Hillestad: 1848-1936

Botne / Holmestrand: 1799-1819

Holmestrand: 1814-1969

Census Records

  • 1664-1666 see Botne clerical district.
  • Folketelling 1 Feb 1801, Norge.  The 1801 census for Holmestrand city (Botne) is available on microfilm and microfiche at the Family History Library.  Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).
  • Folketælling for kongeriget Norge den 31te December 1875.  The 1875 census for Holmestrand city (divided from Botne in 1865) is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
  • 1885-teljinga for Holmestrand is available in a searchable database online at Digital Archives.

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Probate Records

Holmestrand and Tønsberg judicial district
*1696-1887 Family History Library

Holmestrand city judicial district
*1809-1887 Digitalarkivet

Probate index database for Tønsberg og Holmestrand 1696-1801 (1782) at Digitalarkivet