Sør-Trøndelag County, Norway Genealogy

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Sør-Trøndelag County

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

Sør-Trøndelag (help·info) is a county in the area Trøndelag in Norway, bordering Nord-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal, Oppland and Hedmark. To the west is the Norwegian Sea (Atlantic ocean), and to the east is Sweden. The county is separated into a northern and southern part by Trondheimsfjorden. Slightly over 200 000 of the population lives in Trondheim and its suburbs. The Norwegian dialect of the region is Trøndersk.

Family History Resources

Government Offices and Sites

Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Sør-Trøndelag County

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Church Records/Civil Registration


The Genealogical Society of Norway (DIS-Norge) has started a country-wide project to index and take photos of cemeteries throughout Norway. The project began in April 2004 and has the ability to include: a full transcription of the tombstone, a photo of the tombstone, and sometimes a transcription of the burial records recorded by norwegian church vergers.

This database, which includes more than 2.4 million registered entries, contains many Sør-Trøndelag cities and parishes; including cemeteries located in Hitra and Orkdal. The project is updated frequently, and shows what records are being published to the website by place. The database can be searched in English, and can be searched by cemetery, name or place. While it is not a fully comphrehensive database, it has excellent information for those who are searching in these specific areas. 

The website can be found here: DIS-Norge: Gravminner i Norge

Census Records

  • Folketellingen den 1ste februar 1801 (Sør-Trøndelag). Index to the 1801 census for Trondheim and Sør-Trøndelag County. Listed by Given name, Surname, farm name and by parish. This index is avaialble on microfiche at the Family History Library.
  • Folketellingen den 1ste februar 1801 (Sør-Trøndelag). The 1801 census for Trondheim and Sør -Trøndelag County is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
  • Folketellingen den 1ste februar 1801 (Sør-Trøndelag). Printed version of the 1801 census for Trondheim and Sør-Trøndelag County is available on microfiche at the Family History Library.

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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