Finnmark County, Norway Genealogy

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Finnmark is a county in the extreme northeast of Norway. By land it borders Troms county to the west, Finland (Lapland) to the south and Russia (Murmansk Oblast) to the east, and by water, the Norwegian Sea (Atlantic Ocean) to the northwest, and the Barents Sea (Arctic Ocean) to the north and northeast.

The county was formerly known as Finmarkens amt or Vardøhus amt, and since 2002, has had two official names: Finnmark (Norwegian) and Finnmárku (Sami language). It is part of the Sápmi region, which spans four countries, as well as the Barents Region, and is the largest and least populated county of Norway.

Situated at the Northernmost part of continental Europe, where Norway swings eastward, Finnmark has always been an area where east meets west, in culture as well as in nature and geography.

Family History Resources

Government Offices and Sites

Cities, Parishes and Clerical Districts in Finnmark County

Map of Finnmark County 

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Farm Books

Bygdebøker for Finnmark Fylke

Passenger Lists

Emigration from Målselv and Bardu, 1867-1930

Probate Records

Fornavnregister til skifteprotokollene for Finnmark 1686-1816 (1818) by Arne Gunnar Edvardsen. Index to probate records for Finnmark county, Norway, 1686-1816 (1818). The index is arranged in alphabetical order according to given name.

Registre til geistlige og militære skifter i Troms og Finnmark by Arne Gunnar Edvardsen. Index to probate records for Lutheran ministers and their families, 1697 -1824 for Troms and Finnmark counties; and for military personnel at Vardøhus fortress, 1741-1817.

Probate Jurisdictions


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