Norway, Oslo, Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Oslo, Norway
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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years: 1832-1954
Language: Norwegian
Title in the Language Norge, Olso, Folketelling
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What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of census records for Aker, 1832-1954; and Oslo, 1901-1954.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Norwegian. For help reading these records see the following guides:

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content

Census records may contain the following information:

  • Full name of parents and children
  • Age or birthdate of all family members
  • Residence or farm name
  • Last place of residence
  • Occupation
  • Description of farm animals and/or produce
  • Value of land

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor’s name
  • Parish of residence
  • Farm or town name of family residence
  • Names of family members
  • Approximate birth date

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Archive (Author)
  2. Select Series and title
  3. Select Volume and year to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use residence and names of parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the birth year to locate birth records in the parish register.
  • Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Norway.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Become familiar with Norwegian naming traditions to help identify your ancestor from others with a similar name. See Norway Names Personal for more information on naming traditions.
  • Many individuals have the same name. Compare the names and the residences to make sure you have the correct person or family. Place of residence is key in finding your ancestor in Norway.
  • Search the census for relatives living on the same farm or nearby.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the records of nearby parishes.

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Citing This Collection

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