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Guide to Telemark ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Telemark (help·info) is a county in Norway, bordering Vestfold, Buskerud, Hordaland, Rogaland and Aust-Agder. Until 1919 the county was known as Bratsberg amt. The county is located in southeastern Norway, extending from Hardangervidda to the Skagerrak coast. The coastline extends from Langesundsfjorden to Gjernestangen at the border to Aust-Agder. Telemark has a very broken and heterogeneous landscape, including many hills and valleys.

Family History Resources

Government Offices and Sites

Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Telemark County

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Church Records/Civil Registration

  • Parish Register Headings for Norway: This pdf gives the translation of headings for the records in different time periods. When a record is written with labeled columns it is much easier to search. Much of the material you read in each column will just be names and dates, since the meaning of those names (child, parents, godparents, minister) only has to be read once, in the column heading.

Censuses

Farm Books

Siljudalen, Plassen, Vårlid, Dokka, Mjaugeto, Vårstulen, Hafsten, Svartelid, Kåsa, Hafstenkåsa, Deilda, Bakken, Grandås, Granvoll, Dalen, Håve, Merde, Flåten (Merdestugo), Vårås (Maurud), Masteholtet, Kåsalia, Sønstebø, Nautestret, Stålen, Mo, Aasberg, Skogheim, Holtet, Feste, Skogmo, Solripa, Jore, Nyheim, Tråer, Tråerkåsa, Hesledalen, Lia, Fyldpå, Slåte, Haugvoll, Enerstad, Slåte, Haugen, Nymoen, Romme, Seljord, Åsen, Seljordslia, Bøen, Flatin, Bøen, Skrikhaug, Elverhøy, Asketjønn, Kasin (Tinglia), Listul, Steinsrudkasin, Nord Steinsrud, Steinsrud (Halvorsgard), Storemyr, Bøen, Frenderud, Lien, Nille-Moen, Haugen, Sigurdsrud, Bjørnerud, Moen, Kasin, Nord-Moen, Høgelid, Berglia, Lien, Stugo, Køyta, Aasluten, Velta, Gryta, Tjønnås, Kallebekk, Elvestad, Sommerstad, Foss, Hauge, Sandhaug, Sandvoll, Solstad, Barstad, Myre, Borgelid, Bøen-Runningen, Heggelid, Haugvoll, Heggtveit, Hagen, Skogheim, Sletta, Fosso, Liset, Sollid, Bergtun, Fjellstad, Kyrkjevollen, Vonheim, Tjønntveit, Tjonebakken, Solhaug, Oterbekk, Oterholt, Mjelland, Øygarden, Mjaugeto, Mjellekås, Nordbø, Åsheim, Brekke, Oddrud, Øverland, Kasin, Skaret, Juvslia, Juvet, Åsen, Sætre, Dammen, Mosrygg, Kaalikåsa, Kasin, Nordli, Flåterud, Bergen, Myrvang, Furulund, Torud, Kaali, Lislerud, Bergsland, Grastjønn, Haugen, Solvang, Granheim, Flatland, Fosslid, Nybø, Vangen, Trollhaug, Solhaug, Engseth, Venås, Bakken, Steinbakken, Nystul, Rue, Veslestul, Tinnoset, Rinde, Garmo, Solheim, Lynnevik, Kleiva, Mjaugeto, Berge, Sundvoll, Finnekåsa, Busnes, Langøy, Sanden, Luen, Veslefet, Galten, Aavaldskås, Dalen, Vesleøy, Dalen, Tømmerkastet, Bråten, Bergli, Haugetrå, Skjødsåsen, Bjørnåsen, Øya, Tufte, Tuftekasin, Lisland, Aslakskås, Feten, Skogheim, Reisjå, Kroshøl, Venelund, Høymyr, Hegna, Nisi, Oskasin, Brendemo, Mikkelsgard, Nisimoen, Osberg, Væringhaug, Borgen, Venehaug, Neshammar, Furuly, Knausen, Osmark, Solbakken, Haugsjå, Væringroet, Furumo, Tinnsjå, Solheim, Elvarheim, Rønholt, Olesrud, Furuhaug, Aarud, Gjenga, Lia, Lie, Likasin, Lierunningen, Solvoll, Limoen, Sommerro, Liemoen, Guriby, Granli, Limoen, Lie-Runningen, Tho, Sandbakken, Thosand, Thomo, Bu, Bakkeroa, Strandbo, Stenstad, Svingen, Furuly, Strømmen, Skogul, Furuly, Tunstad, Kopsland, Grivloset, Evju, Kopslandmoen, Folsland, Lia, Høgevoll, Solhaug, Rugholt, Runningen, Jonsgard, Bekråskåsa, Runningen, Vassbotten, Aasheim, Jore, Lauvestad, Barlid, Skoglund, Bakka, Sandaroet, Tune, Solheim, Folserås, Odden, Haugene, Myra, Mastedalen, Kaasa, Vik, Runningen, Sollid, Stranna, Lyngdal, Delviken, Helleberg, Berg, Solberg, Ble, Anundskås, Engvoll, Barhaug, Myrvoll, Berglund, Midtbøen, Bergelia, Lindheim, Hellem, Stranden (Kobolt), Skogholt, Nedberg, Bergtun, Østlid, Espelien, Aaslid, Skogheim, Bolkesjø, Øygarden, Dalen, Dale, Sigurdskås, Vang, Skoglund, Granli, Bjørkheim, Vigstad, Bolkesjø, Jonrud, Dalviken, Aamot, Dokka, Heia, Bråten, Rua, Baklia, Volland, Runningen, Viermyr, Løkemoen, Løkja, Aasen, Myrløkja, Sigurdsrud, Aashagen, Gladheim, Buen, Bakken, Lillebuen, Værket, Huka, Grønbæk, Haugen, Øverlid, Rønningsdalen, Narverud, Solheim, Kasa, Skomakerrud, Tovsrud, Bråten, Storli.

Land Records

1886 and 1838 land registers are found at The Norwegian Historical Data Centre. These are Excel files, which can be downloaded. The give the name of the farm, the farm owner, and the amount of tax. Both farms and sub-farms are included.

Military Records 

Passenger Lists

Probate Records

Probate Jurisdictions

Telemark


Taxation