Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway Genealogy

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Vestfold County

Guide to Tønsberg, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Church Records

Tønsberg clerical district contains parish registers from the parishes Our Lady, Vor Frue (Maria) and Sankt Laurentii from 1690 until 1810, when it was discontinued. Included Sem and Slagen parishes until 1739.

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of the church books, 1688-1962.

Digital images are online at Digitalarkivet:

Tønsberg: 1816-1969

Tønsberg / St. Laurentii: 1690-1809

Tønsberg / Vår Frue: 1688-1814

Sem / Slagen: 1702-1814, 1877-1937

Census Records

  • Folketælling for kongeriget Norge den 31te December 1875.  The 1875 census for Tønsberg city is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

  • 1885-teljinga for 0705 Tønsberg.  The 1885 census for Tøndsberg is available in a searchable database online atDigital Archives.

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Probate Records

Holmestrand and Tønsberg judicial district
*1696-1887 Family History Library

Tønsberg city judicial district
*1783-1848 Digitalarkivet

Probate index database for Tønsberg og Holmestrand 1696-1801 (1782) at Digitalarkivet