Namsos, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway Genealogy

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Nord-Trøndelag County

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

Church Records

Namsos clerical district contains parish registers from the parishes Namsos, Vemundvik and Klinga (Sævik). In 1859 it was decided that Namsos should be come a clerical district. In 1865 it was separated from the older Overhalla clerical district.

Vemundvik and Sævik parishes were added to the new clerical district. In 1860 Sævik (Klinga) parish was divided with the district north of Bjørumselva and Namsenfjorden becoming a new parish called Vemundvik. In 1863 Lille Andvik from Fosnes parish was added to Vemundvik parish. In 1885 it was decided that Sævik parish would be called Klingen (Klinga). For earlier records see Overhalla (Ranem) and Fosnes clerical districts.

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of the church books, 1836-1931.

Digital images are online at Digitalarkivet:

Namsos: 1836-1931

Overhalla: 1745-1816, 1824-1880

Overhalla / Klinga: 1819-1823

Klinga (Sævik): 1902-1940

Fosnes: 1751-1887

Fosnes / Klinga: 1689-1697, 1815-1824

Fosnes / Sævik: 1815-1818

Census Records

For earlier census records see Overhalla.

  • 1875 Census Namsos clerical district included Vemundvik and Klinga parishes. Microfilmed records are available at the Family History Library.

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Probate Records

1656-1863: Probates are found in Namdal judicial district.

1703-1815: Clerical probates are found in Namdal Deanery