Norway Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927
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Record Description
Record Type Baptisms
Collection years: 1634-1927
Language: Norwegian
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Related Websites
The National Archives of Norway

What is in This Collection?

This is an index to baptisms in Norway for the years 1634 to 1927. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Collection Content

The information in this collection was extracted from parish registers. The names of the child and parents are usually included. The name of the family's residence, or farm name (gårdnavne) was not indexed.

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Please note that owing to privacy laws not all records in the database may be searchable. A map and table showing the number of records for each county is available at Norway Baptisms.

Coverage Table

The County Number in the table below is the identification number for the 19 counties of Norway used by Norwegian government. Records for Bergen are included in Hordaland County. Records where no locality can be precisely identified are listed as "Norway (state)."

County Number County Records
01 Østfold 421,021
02 Akershus 241,772
03 Oslo 224,540
04 Hedmark 470,948
05 Oppland 532,522
06 Buskerud 704,724
07 Vestfold 437,626
08 Telemark 375,125
09 Aust-Agder 521,319
10 Vest-Agder 447,469
11 Rogaland 353,760
12 Hordaland 756,069
14 Sogn og Fjordane 374,451
15 Møre og Romsdal 381,468
16 Sør-Trøndelag 345,810
17 Nord-Trøndelag 257,481
18 Nordland 328,945
19 Troms 176,699
20 Finnmark 60,178
Norway (state) 4,187

What Can This Record Tell Me?

This index was created from baptismal records of the Norwegian Lutheran Church. The index data generally includes the child's name, baptism date and the names of the parents. If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the FamilySearch Catalog.

These indexed records are not presently linked to images. Images are available at the National Archives of Norway's website, Digitalarkivet.

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

"Norway, Baptisms, 1634-1927 ." Database. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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