Norway, Oslo, Akershus Prison Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Norway, Oslo, Akershus Prison Records, 1844-1885
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|Location of Oslo, Norway|
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|Title in the Language||Norge, Oslo, Akershus Festnings Protokol, 1844-1885|
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- 1 Why Should I Look at This Collection?
- 2 What is in This Collection?
- 3 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 4 Collection Content
- 5 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 6 What Do I Do Next?
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
Why Should I Look at This Collection?[edit | edit source]
These records are prisoner records (fangeprotokoll) from the Akershus festnings slaveri og arbeidsanstalt. If you suspect your ancestor was incarcerated for an offense they may be listed in this collection. The records provide personal details about the individual and list any other offenses and punishment.
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Persons incarcerated in this facility were not limited to the Oslo area. People from all over the country may have been sentenced here. However, most of the people found in this record are from eastern Norway.
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are in Norwegian. For help reading them see:
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
These records contain the following information:
- Person's name
- Prisoner number
- Marital status
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Column Headings[edit | edit source]
|Register Nr.||Register Number|
|Fange Nr.||Prisioner Number|
|Indkommen||Date of incarceration|
|Straffetid||Length of sentence|
|Attest om Konfirmation eller Kommunion||Certificate of Confirmation or Communion|
|Om gift||If Married|
|Børn||Number of Children|
|Fangens Kyndighed i Læsning, Kristendom og Skrivning||Prisioners ability and understanding of Reading, Christianity and Writing|
|ved Indtradelsen||At Incarceration|
|ved Losladelsen||At Release|
|Fangens Forhold paa Skolen*||Prisioner's at school|
|Fangens Kommunion inden Fængslet*||Prisioner's attendance at Communion while in prision|
|Fangens diciplinaire Forhold||Prisioner's conduct|
The two fields marked with an asterisk are crossed out in this volume and have Forbrydelse (Crime) written in their place.
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the information to find a copy of the court record where the offense was commited
- Verify the birth information in other records
- Use census records to identify family groups
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- There were other facilities in Oslo where prisoners could have been incarcerated. Contact the Regional Archive in Oslo or the Oslo City Archive to determine how to access these records.
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Norway.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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