Nordland County, Norway Genealogy

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Nordland County

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

Nordland (help·info) is a county in Norway, bordering Troms in the north, Nord-Trøndelag in the south, Norrbottens län in Sweden to the east, Västerbottens län to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean (Norwegian Sea) to the west. The county was formerly known as Nordlandene amt. The county administration is in Bodø. The remote Arctic island of Jan Mayen has been administered from Nordland since 1995.

Nordland is located along the northwestern coast of the Scandinavian peninsula in North Norway. Due to the large distance to the densely populated parts of Europe, this is one of the least polluted areas in Europe. Nordland has a very mild climate for the high latitude.

Family History Resources

Norwegian American Bygdelagenes Fellesraad 

Nordlandslag  Nordlandslaget home page

Lappmark Lag    Arran homepage

Government Offices and Sites

Cities,  Parishes, Clerical Districts in Nordland County 

AndenesDverbergBjørnskinnLangenesØksnesMalnesEidsfjordBøSortlandRøstVærøyMoskenesFlakstadBuksnesHolBorgeValbergVåganGimsøyHadsel (Hassel)LødingenTjeldsundEvenesOfotenNarvikAnkenesTysfjordHamarøySteigenLeiranger (Ledingen)KjerringøyNordfoldSørfold (Folda)BodinValnesfjordFauskeBodøStraumenSkjerstadStraumenGildeskålBeiarnSaltdalMeløyRødøyNord-RanaTrænaLurøyNesnaDønnes (Dønna)Hemnes (Sør-Rana)Stamnes (Sandnes)NordvikHerøyLeirfjordAlstahaugTjøttaVegaVevelstadMosjøenKorgenHattfjelldalVefsnBrønnøySømna (Vik)Vik i Brønnøy (Sønma)Velfjord (Nøstvik)SolstadBindalStamnes (Sandnes)Nordland Parishes 2x2.jpg

Church Records/Civil Registration


"The parish priest's census (scanned)

The bailiff and the magistrates's census (scanned)

Farm Books

Land Records

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

Passenger Lists

Probate Records

Probate Jurisdictions



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