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Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927
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Record Description
Record Type Baptisms
Collection years: 1634-1927
Language: Norwegian
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Related Websites
The National Archives of Norway

Church in Honningsvåg, Finnmark

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is an index to baptisms in Norway for the years 1634 to 1927. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

This index was created from baptismal records of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. The index data generally includes the child's name, baptism date and the names of the parents. If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the FamilySearch Catalog.

These indexed records are not presently linked to images. Images are available at the National Archives of Norway's website, Digitalarkivet.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

The information in this collection was extracted from parish registers. The names of the child and parents are usually included. The name of the family's residence, or farm name (gårdnavne) was not indexed.

Please note that owing to privacy laws not all records in the database may be searchable. A map and table showing the number of records for each county is available at Norway Baptisms.

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The County Number in the table below is the identification number for the counties of Norway used by Norwegian government. Records where no locality can be precisely identified are listed as "Norway (state)."

County Number County Records
01 Østfold 421,021
02 Akershus 241,772
03 Oslo 224,540
04 Hedmark 470,948
05 Oppland 532,522
06 Buskerud 704,724
07 Vestfold 437,626
08 Telemark 375,125
09 Aust-Agder 521,319
10 Vest-Agder 447,469
11 Rogaland 353,760
12 Hordaland 756,069
13 Bergen 120,838
14 Sogn og Fjordane 374,451
15 Møre og Romsdal 381,468
16 Sør-Trøndelag 345,810
17 Nord-Trøndelag 257,481
18 Nordland 328,945
19 Troms 176,699
20 Finnmark 60,178
Norway (state) 4,187

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The place where your ancestor's birth occurred
  • The approximate date of birth

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing this Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life

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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Collection Citation:
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Record Citation:
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