Norway Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
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?
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.
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.
The County Number in the table below is the identification number for the 19 counties of Norway used by Norwegian government. Records for Bergen are included in Hordaland County. Records where no locality can be precisely identified are listed as "Norway (state)."
|14||Sogn og Fjordane||374,451|
|15||Møre og Romsdal||381,468|
How Do I Search This Collection?
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
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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?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- 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?
- 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
Consult the Norway Record Finder Table to find other records
Known Issues with This Collection
For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927 ." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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