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Record Description
Record Type Prison
Collection years: 1844-1885
Language: Norwegian
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Why Should I Look at This Collection?[edit | edit source]

If you suspect your ancestor was incarcerated in the city of Oslo for an offense they may be listed in this collection. The records provide personal details about the individual and list any other offenses and punishment.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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

These records contain the following information:

  • Person's name
  • Age
  • Birthplace
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Criminal offense
  • Date of incarceration

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

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

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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

  • Use the information to find a copy of the court record
  • Verify the birth information in other records

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

  • There were several other facilities in Oslo where prisoners could have been incarcerated. Contact the Regional Archive in Oslo or the Oslo City Archive to determine how to access these records.

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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