Norway Census, 1875 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Foreign Language Title

Folketellingen for kongeriget Norge den 31te desember 1875

Collection Time Period

This census was taken on 31 December 1875.

Record Description

The census is handwritten on printed forms. It is arranged by county, clerical district, farm number and residence. The original records are preserved in the regional archives throughout Norway. The records have all been microfilmed.

Record Content

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The census includes the following information:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Role in the household
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Year of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Religion
  • If the residence is on a farm it lists information about crops and animals

How to Use the Records

The 1875 census is a good source to quickly identify a family group since it lists who is in the household and how they are related. Use the place of residence, birthplace and date of each person to search for other types of records such as church records.

Record History

The 1875 census was conducted beginning December 31, 1875 and all the information recorded should pertain to that date even though some information was gathered at a later date. This census includes 99% of the population.

Why this Record was Created

The Norwegian government created the census primarily as a source of statistical information on Norway’s population.

Record Reliability

The 1875 census is fairly reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or by a neighbor. As a result, some information may have been incorrect.

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Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

"Norway Census, 1875." index and images, FamilySearch ( accessed 31 March 2011. entry for Anders Helgesen, age 78; citing Census Records, farm number 154a; National Archives of Norway, Norway.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Norway 1875 Census," database, FamilySearch Record Search (; 2010, from National Archives of Norway. Norway 1875 Census. National Archives of Norway. FHL microfilm, 469 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah