Archived news in the Digital Archives
August 5, 2014: More transcribed parish records are published . Most of these cover the period 1801-1814, but you will also find data from newer church registers. The list of the Most Recent 100 is updated.
August 1, 2014: We have published transcribed parish records from some of our guests in the Digital Inn: Knut Røysland, Knut-Ole Einvik, Tore Stustad og Stein Owe Haugland.Please see the list of the Most Recent 100 for details of their contributions.
July 11, 2014: More transcribed records from the church books are available . Go to the list of the Most Recent 100 for details. We will have vacation for two weeks, and will not publish new records until the end of July. Have a nice summer!
July 8, 2014: More transcribed records from the church books are available. They are transcribed by the Digital Inn guests Jostein Madiaa and Gunnhild S. Engstad and our registration unit in Voss. Go to the list of the Most Recent 100 for details.
July 3, 2014: More transcribed records from the church books are available. They are transcribed by the Digital Inn guest Jostein Madiaa and our registration units in Voss and Stavanger, as well as the Regional State Archives in Bergen. Go to the list of the Most Recent 100 for details.
June 27, 2014: More transcribed records from the church books are available. They are mainly transcribed by our registration units in Voss and Stavanger, as well as the Regional State Archives in Bergen, but there are records from the guests in the Digital Inn as well. Go to the list of the Most Recent 100 for details.
June 25, 2014: The list of the Most Recent 100 is updated today as well. Quite a lot of transcribed parish records are now available for search. They are all contributions from the guests in the Digital Inn. We welcome two new guests at the Inn today: Siw Agnalt and Knut-Ole Einvik.
June 21, 2014: Even more transcribed parish records are now published and available online. They have been transcribed by guests in the Digital Inn, our own registration units as well as the Regional State Archives in Bergen. We welcome Tonny Sundeng to the Inn, he is participating in the 1814-project - transcribing parish records from the period 1801-1814. The list of the 100 Most Recent published records are now updated, check it out for details and links to the search forms.
June 18, 2014: More transcribed parish records are available. They are sent from guests in the Digital Inn: Jostein Mediaa and Arvid Skogseth. But the Regional State Archives in Bergen has also contributed with transcribed records. Go to the list of the Most Recent 100 for details.
June 5, 2014: We have published data transcribed from parish registers from the period 1801-1814. These are transcribed by the Regional State Archives in Bergen and the Digital Archives' Registration Units in Voss and Stavanger. See the list of Most Recent 100 for details.
June 3, 2014: While some of us are working to publish the data, others are busy with the improvements and developments of the software of the Digital Archives. May 27 and today, we released new versions of the Digital Archives. Some of the essential changes for you will be the possibility to report transcription errors/remarks on data that are neither parish registers nor censuses, and improved browsing in these types of data. Furthermore, you can now search the ship lists from the 1900 Census, and have more choices in the advanced search for properties. More details on the changes are listed under "Versjonsoversikt ", but unfortunately this is only available in Norwegian.
May 29, 2014: The last batch of data to be published in May. This month we have reached publishing over 100 new files. We have a long list of data waiting to be published, so there is much more to come! Thanks to all contributors! Today 34 new lists from the parish registers are out . See the list in the Most Recent 100 for details and links to the search forms.
May 27, 2014: We have published more church records. These are transcribed by Jostein Mediaa and Edel Aavik, guests in the Digital Inn. See the list of the most recent 100 for details.
May 22, 2014: We welcome Jenny Emelia Nikolaisen as a new guest in the Digital Inn. We have also published data from other guests in the Digital Inn as well as from the Registration Unit of the Digital Archives, located on Voss. Check the list fo the Most Recent 100 for details . While transcribed military rolls have been available for several years in the Digital Archives, you now find scanned military rolls as well. Rolls from the 17th and 18th century found in the archives of "Kommanderende general I".
May 15, 2014: New archive material, both scanned and transcribed, are now published. DIS-Vestfold, Jostein Mediaa, Arvid Skogseth, Johan Petro Olsen, Tor Magne Midtbø and our new guest in the Digital Inn, Edel Aavik, in addition to the Regional State Archives in Bergen, have all contributed with transcribed parish records. See a complete list under Most recent 100. Furthermore, the UK National Archives has contributed with digitised reports from the British Secret Service concerning Norway and Sweden in 1814 ; and the Regional State Archives in Hamar has digitised a diary from Åker farm in Vang.
May 9, 2014: We have published a lot of parish records transcribed by Gjøvik og Toten slektshistorielag , in addition to contributions from other guests in the Digital Inn, like Simon Trøan and Røldal bygdeboknemnd . See the list of Most Recent 100 for details.
May 6, 2014: A new week and more transcribed parish records are published. There are some from the period 1801-1814, done by the Regional State Archives in Bergen, but there are also parish records from guests in the Digital Inn that covers other periods. Please check the list of the most recent published data for details and links to the search forms.
April 25, 2014: Even more transcribed parish records are now available! As before, the Regional State Archives in Bergen is responsible for the most part of these data, but there are contributions from old and new guests in the Digital Inn as well. We welcome Hans Isdahl and Lisbeth Løchen to the Digital Inn! Go to the list of Most Recent 100 for a detailed list of the newest additions of transcribed records.
April 24, 2014: We have published more data transcribed by the Regional State Archives in Bergen and the Digital Archives' Registration Unit in Stavanger. The data are from parish registers all over Norway and from the period 1801-1814. Check the list of the Most Recent 100 for details.
April 23, 2014: The holidays are over and we are back on track publishing transcribed records. Today you find published parish records from the period 1801-1814. These are transcribed by the Regional State Archives in Bergen and the Digital Archives' Registration Unit in Stavanger. Check the list of the Most Recent 100 for details.
April 16, 2014: The staff of the Digital Archives celebrate Easter and will be taking leave for a short week. We are back on Tuesday. If you have trouble finding your way on our site or searching the data, we recommend our Help-pages.
We have published a lot of transcribed parish records recently. The contributions are from new and old guests in the Digital Inn. You find a full list and details in the list of Recent 100 . We would like to welcome Nils Buverud, Dan André Fiskum Velle, Steinar Vasaasen, Paul Haakonsen and the people behind "Bygdebøkene for Lesja og Dovre" to the Digital Inn.
Happy Easter to everyone!
April 4, 2014: We are continuing our work with transferring data from the old site, but have started again to publish new data. First out are parish records from the period 1801-1814 for Skjeberg in Østfold county and Søgne and Oddernes in Vest-Agder county . The contributors are our new guest in the Digital Inn, Kjell Arne Cronsteen, and Tor Magne Midtbø. Please see the list of the Most Receent 100 for details.
April 3, 2014: After an update yesterday, you can now select Role in the search form for the Advanced search for Individuals. Role has been standardised and translated, so they are listed in English when you select English. Notice as well that in Select source, there is a new menu, Themes. Themes are useful when studying sources on a specific subject from various source categories. More information under Status (unfortunately only in Norwegian).
March 28, 2014: The Director General has decided that the old Digital Archives system including analysis functiosn, encoded 1801 census and frequency lists will be temporarily available after 1 April until the end of 2014.
March 14, 2014: The advanced search for individuals is improved! Now the search form comes with menus to select source categories, geographic area and time period for the transcribed sources. In addition, you can search for two or more persons simultaneously. This way you will be able to search for a bride and groom in the wedding lists, and the child and parents in baptisms or confirmations, or even unrelated persons living on the same address in a census list. With over 20 million records to search in, this new functionality is quite an improvement! Please read the guide before you start searching . And do let us know if you find errors!
February 19, 2014: We have started to publish the scanned images of the 1875 Census. First out is the census lists from Sogn og Fjordane county since there is so few transcriptions of this census from that county. You find the census lists in Select source
February 6, 2014: The scanned images of the original 1865 Census are now available! You can access the scanned census lists in Select Source . So now you can see the actual forms that are the basis for the transcriptions of the census, and you will be able to verify a transcript yourself. The digital images of the 1891 Census are also made available in Select Source.
January 29, 2014: Updated: After the software for the debate forums and the log-in-service was upgraded, some of you have experienced problems with signing in or submitting an entry in the debates. Here is what you have to do to fix this:
To log in: Go to the log-in-page or go to the register-page and follow the instructions. Use the same log-on-information you use in the debate forums. By signing in to the Digital Archives, you synchronize the account. The procedure is only necessary this one time. Once you are logged in, you can now go to the debate forums and log in there as usual.
To submit entries: You must empty your browser's cache. If the cache is not emptied, the browser will not look for new code and you will run old code and scripts on the updated site, causing a lot of trouble for yourself. If you are unfamiliar with emptying cache, you find a useful guide here.
January 15, 2014: The software upgrade went fine, and everything should be working again. Releasenotes for this and other upgrades are published , unfortunately they are only in Norwegian.
December 31, 2013: The staff of the Digital Archives takes this oppertunity to wish you all a happy New Year! It has been a busy year, and 2014 will hardly be less busy or exciting. We hope you all will continue to help us in our work with the new site by sending us feedback and suggestions on how to improve our service. Best wishes for the New Year!
December 18, 2013: Several newly transcribed records from parish registers are now available for search. See the list of the Most Recent 100 for details.
December 12, 2013: More parish records are now published. They are mostly from the period 1801-1814. In the list of the Most Recent 100 you find details of the records as well as links to the search forms.
December 10, 2013: More new data from the parish registers are available. See the list of the Most Recent 100 for details. We have also transferred all the census records from the 1875 Census . This census is not completely transcribed, but all we had available on the old site, in addition to some recently transcribed data are now published here. We have even more transcribed data from the 1875 Census in line, and we will publish this along with the other records we put online. There are now 20.684.385 millions person records available for search, more than 8,8 millions are from Norwegian censuses.
December 4, 2013: We are still publishing recently received transcriptions of parish registers. There are a lot of records from the period 1801-1814 related to the project "The Norwegian population in 1814". All records concerning baptisms, marriages and burials 1801-1814 are in the process of being transcribed and published in the Digital Archives. We welcome a new guest in the Digital Inn: Vestoppland slektshistorielag .
November 29, 2013: Even more church records are now available for search.
November 26, 2013: In addition to transferring existing data from the old site to this site, we are also trying to keep up with the steadily incoming data. Today we have published parish records transcribed by Jostein Mediaa and DIS-Vestfold.
November 19, 2013: The national 1900 Census is finally completely transferred to this new search site! This means that when you search in the blue box above or click into the Advanced search for individuals or the Advanced search for properties, you are searching through the censuses from 1801, 1865, 1885, 1900 and 1910, in addition to the more than 11 millions church records, and the various other sources that are gradually added. The chance to find one or more occurances of the person you are looking for, is higher and continues to increase as we publish more records. But do not forget that the spelling of the names will variate from one source to another. Please read the search tips on our help-page so that you increase your chance to find those you are looking for. You can of course search solely in the 1900 census.
November 15, 2013: We are still in the process of transferring data from our old search site for the Digital Archives to this one. Currently, we are working with data that is neither censuses nor church records. Since this data is not new data, it will not be shown in the list of the Recent 100. We therefore recommend you use Select source more frequently, both to stay updated with data available for search, but also to find search forms for either source types or specific sources. Of the most popular data we have transferred, you find deaths in Norway 1995-2001, emigrants from Bergen and the local censuses (municipal) from the 1920s for Kristiania, Hamar and Trondheim.
November 13, 2013: More church records are available for search. The records are mainly from Kråkstad parish in Østfold county, but there will also be records from Snåsa in Nord-Trøndelag county and Brevik in Telemark county. Check out the list of the Most Recent 100 for a detailed list of today's pulication.
November 6, 2013: The 1910 Census is updated. Read the details of the new version . We have also published church records for Hattfjelldal, transcribed by Jostein Mediaa in the Digital Inn. Go the most recent 100 for a complete list of the latest publications.
October 18, 2013: We have published more parish records. This time they cover Lavik (Sogn og Fjordane county), Bjørnør (Sør-Trøndelag county) and Hattfjelldal (Nordland county). The records were transcribed by Terje Sande and Jostein Mediaa, guests in the Digital Inn. Please consult our list of the Most Recent 100 for a detailed view.
October 15, 2013: More parish records are available online. They cover mainly Skoger in Vestfold county, but there are also records from Stavanger, Trøgstad, Valle, Snåsa, Vinger and Våle. A detailed list with links to the search forms are found under the Most Recent 100 .
October 11, 2013: The 1885 Census is now completed and published. There are some 1885 census lists on the old search site for the Digital Archives, but it has never been complete. The new version that you find on this site will also include links to digital images of the original census lists from 1885 for some of the cities. Read more about the new version of the 1885 Census . Search the 1885 Census .
We have also published data transcribed from parish registers. Contributions are sent from guests in the Digital Inn: Jostein Mediaa, Tor Magne Midtbø, Gunnhild S. Engstad and Rune Bergesen (Bergesen og Stensen), as well as the Regional State Archives in Bergen. Visit the Most Recent 100 for details .
September 26, 2013: We have published more data transcribed from parish registers . The contributions come from DIS-associations in Sande, Kristiansund and Møre og Romsdal, ancestry associations in Ski and Buskerud, the Regional State Archives in Bergen and private persons who are guests in the Digital Inn: Tor Magne Midtbø, Knut Røysland and Tore Stustad. See a detailed list in the Most Recent 100.
September 19, 2013: Røldal bygdeboknemnd is a new guest in the Digital Inn. They have registered church records for Røldal in Hordaland county. We have also published church records from Gran and Jevnaker in Oppland county, sent from GDS-Hadeland. See a list of the new additions in the Most Recent 100.
September 3, 2013: We have published more transcriptions of the church registers. These are transcribed by Jostein Mediaa, DIS-Rogaland and Rune Bergesen (Bergesen og Stensen). See the details and links in the Most Recent 100
August 28. 2013: Although we have been very quiet over the summer, we have been working hard! We have got a new solution for publishing data online and this solution is much more efficient. We are therefore very happy to announce that we released 437.242 person records transcribed from parish registers on Monday. So when you search the Digital Archives, you will now search among 16 millions person records of which 10 millions are from parish registers, the rest are from censuses. See a detailed list of the newly added transcribed sources . Read more on how to do efficient searching in these records. Most of the data are contributions from our guests in the Digital Inn, and there are some new guests as well. We welcome Ole Yttri, Anne Marit Karlsen, Stein Owe Haugland and Terje Sande to the Inn! See all of the guests in the Digital Inn .
June 20, 2013: The National Archives in Oslo has digitised more census lists from the 1891 Census . The Regional State Archives in Stavanger has digitised more oil and gas records from the archives of Østlandske Petroleumscompagni A/S .
June 12, 2013: Oddbjørn Strand-Angermann, guest in the Digital Inn and the Regional State Archives in Bergen have contributed with transcribed records from parish registers from Hordaland, Møre og Romsdal and Nord-Trøndelag counties. The details and links to search forms are found in the Most Recent 100 list .
May 30, 2013: More data transcribed by DIS-Vestfold and also the Regional State Archives in Bergen is published. While DIS-Vestfold continues with parish records from Våle mid-1800s, the archive in Bergen concentrates on parish records from 1801-1814, this time from Møre og Romsdal and Nord-Trøndelag county. Visit the Most Recent 100 for details.
May 23, 2013: Data transcribed by DIS-Vestfold is now available. The records are from parish registers from Vestfold county: Slagen local parish in Sem parish, Våle parish and Åsgårdstrand local parish in Borre parish. A detailed list is available in the Most Recent 100.
May 16, 2013: More than 30 new searchable lists from parish registers are now published. They cover the areas Borre in Vestfold county, Kråkstad in Akershus county and Snåsa in Nord-Trøndelag county.
May 10, 2013: Parish records from the Trøndelag counties, Møre og Romsdal, Hordaland, Rogaland, Vest-Agder, Vestfold and Oppland counties are now published. The list of the Most Recent 100 will have all the details.
May 2, 2013: We have published more data transcribed from the Norwegian parish registers. The contributors this time is Tore Stustad, Jostein Mediaa, Gjøvik og Toten slektshistorielag and the Regional State Archives of Bergen. Go to the list of the Most Recent 100 for details and links.
April 25, 2013: More data from guests in the Digital Inn is now available. Greta Voigt Nesbø, Jostein Mediaa and Gjøvik og Toten slektshistorielag, as well as the Regional State Archives Bergen are todays' contributors. In the list of the Most Recent 100 published sources, you find details and links to search form for each source.
April 19, 2013: Orkdal historielag, Jostein Mediaa, Kjersti Andersen and Slektsforum for Indre Nordmøre , all guests in the Digital Inn, have contributed with transcriptions from church registers from Oslo, Møre og Romsdal county, Sør-Trøndelag county and Nordland county.
April 17, 2013: More data transcribed from the church registers are now published. The data comes from guests in the Digital Inn: Atle Brandsar, Jostein Mediaa and Gjørvik og Toten slektshistorielag. Go to the Moste Recent 100 to see a detailed list of the contributions.
April 12, 2013: After a rather long Easter break, we are back on track! 40 various lists transcribed from church books are now published. We welcome two new guests in the Digital Inn: Nils Elsrud and Tirsdagsklubben (The Tuesday Club). In addition to contributions from these two, we have publised data received from Jostein Mediaa, Arvid Skogseth, Magne Polden, Kjersti Andersen, Erlend Eriksen Mæhlum, Slektsforum for Indre Nordmøre and our own Registration Unit in Stavanger. Please check the Most Recent 100 list for details of these contributions and links to search form for each of the sources.
In addition, the Central Office of the National Archives has scanned more address books for Kristiania/Oslo and completed the series D IX Jordebøker (Rent Roll for Landed Property) from the archives of Stattholder (governor) . Earlier this week, they published documents related to Vidkun Quisling and the World War II . These documents have not been open to the public before.
The Regional State Archives of Hamar has scanned the oldest pupil records from Toftes Gave.
March 22, 2013: The staff of the Digital Archives are on an Easter break. We will be back at work April 2. Best wishes for the holiday to you all.
March 21, 2013: Jostein Mediaa and Arvid Skogseth are active guests in the Digital Inn. We have published church records they have transcribed for Vik in Fosen parish and Frosta parish, both in Nord-Trøndelag county. The Regional State Archives in Bergen transcribes church records as part of the project to transcribe the Norwegian population of 1814 , so they have sendt us files for Stjørdal parish (Nord-Trøndelag county) and Jostedal parish (Sogn og Fjordane county). Go to The Recent 100 for a detailed list and links to search forms.
March 19, 2013: Calculated year of birth in the transcribed parish records. In 908.926 person records calculated year of birth has been added. These records are transcribed parish records in the Digital Archives and the Digital Inn. The accuracy will be +/- 1 year from the age listed in the original source. Where the year has been estimated, the birth year will be marked with * or (calculated) after the year. By adding an estimated birth year, it will be easier to find persons that are only listed with age in the parish records.
March 8, 2013: The guests in the Digital Inn, Knut Røysland and Gjøvik og Toten slektshistorielag, have sent us data from the parish registers of Øvrebø in Vest-Agder county and Toten in Oppland county. The staff of the Regional State Archives in Bergen is also contributing with data from parish registers from the counties of Møre og Romsdal and Sogn og Fjordane, covering the years 1801-1814. A complete list of the contributions is available in the Most Recent 100 .
February 26, 2013: The Digital Archives's Registration Unit in Stavanger and the Regional State Archives in Bergen are busy transcribing and sending data to us. They have continued with parish registers covering the period 1801-1814. Go to the Most Recent 100 for a detailed list of the last contributions.
February 22, 2013: More data from parish registers covering the period 1801-1814 is published. This work is part of the project to register and link the Norwegian population of 1814. The transcriptions are done by The Digital Archives's Registration Unit in Stavanger and the Regional State Archives in Bergen. Go to the Most Recent 100 for a detailed list of the last contributions.
February 19, 2013: Slektsforum for Indre Nordmøre is a guest in the Digital Inn and they have sent us data transcribed from parish registers for Surnadal and Stangvik parishes in Møre og Romsdal county. Go to the Most Recent 100 for a complete list of the new records.
February 13, 2013: More data from parish registers covering the period 1801-1814 is published. This work is part of the project to register and link the Norwegian population of 1814. Go to the Most Recent 100 for a detailed list of the last contributions.
February 6, 2013: Rune Bergesen of the Digital Inn room Bergesen and Stensen has sent us transcribed marriage records from the churches Johannes and Sandviken in Bergen. The records covers the period 1912-1974.
January 30, 2013: More data from the 1885 Census is now published. The five most recent are listed to the right. See the list Most Recent 100 for a complete list of the published census lists. You can also search the data in the 1885 Census search form .
January 23, 2013: We spend the 15th birthday of the Digital Archives publishing more data. Both new data and data tranferred from our old search site. There has also been some changes in the software . Quite a lot of data from the parish registers from all over Norway, covering the period 1801-1814, are now released. But you will aslo find parish register data more recent than this, transcribed by various persons in the Digital Inn . Torunn Cathrine Ludvigsen is a new guest in the Digital Inn. She has sent us the 1891 Census for Skjeberg in Østfold county. The registration unit in Voss is finished transcribing the entire 1885 Census, and we have published the data from Molde and Kristiansund in Møre og Romsdal county. The entire 1801 Census is updated with various amendments and published on this site. Parts of the old 1885 census data has been transferred as well, but this is an ongoing process, so the 1885 census is not completed online yet. Check the list Most Recent 100 for details on the new - never before published online - data.
New Years Eve 2012: The license for the old software of the Digital Archives is prolonged until summer 2013. This means that we have a bit more time to finish the rest of the functionality for the new internet site. According to the schedule, we will start transferring the rest of the data in February. We look forward to an eventful year and thank you all for your feedback. We would like to thank our patient and hard-working contributors in particular: guests in the Digital Inn, colleagues of the National Archives and other co-operators. Best wishes for the new year to you all! (The greeting card is from a collection of old Christmas greeting cards that you find in the Book Shelf).
December 12, 2012: The census from 189 1 is in the process of been digitized by the National Archives and the first part is now available online .
December 7, 2012: More parish records published! Knut Røysland has sent us data from Øvrebø parish in Vest-Agder county, while the Regional State Archives of Bergen is transcribing from all over the country. Both Mr. Røysland and the State Archives are concentrating on parish records from the period 1801-1814. The five most recent sources are listed to the right, the full list is available under the Most Recent 100.
November 25, 2012: New parish records published in the Digital Archives. 56 lists from various parish registers are now published on this site. Jostein Mediaa in the Digital Inn is an eager and steady contributor and is responsible for a large part of this publication, but there are also transcribed data from the Registratio Unit of The Digital Archives located in Stavanger, the Regional State Archives in Bergen, Knut Røysland and DIS-Møre og Romsdal - dept. Molde. The contributions and links to the different search forms are available Recent 100 under News archive. The five most recent data are also listed in the Most Recently Published Sources to the right.
9. november 2012: Statsarkivet i Bergen has digitised three address books from Sjømannsmisjonen (the Norwegian Church Abroad) in Buenos Aires in Argentina for the period ca 1915-1930. The books are published online and available in the Book Shelf .
October 16, 2012: The new search pages for the Digital Archives have been updated with more functionality and a lot of data. In the menu above you will find new items: "Select source" points to a tool you can use to find available sources and search forms, and "Digital Inn" points to the list of contributors and their presentation rooms. A lot of new and old parish records have been published on this site. When you now use the search box above or the advanced search, you will search among close to ten millions person records. We would like to recommend you to read the search help , but unfortunately, the newly refreshed Norwegian text has not been translated yet. We will update the English version as soon as possible. More information on the new version of the system, will be added Wednesday.
September 25, 2012: The National Archives has digitised and published the Extra Tax of 1762 for all of Norway .
September 14, 2012: The National Archives has scanned the bailiff's account books pre-1695 for all the districts in Norway.
August 31, 2012: The test area for the new Digital Archives, BetaDigitalarkivet, has been updated with significantly more functionality and data. Several areas from the 1801 Census has been published, but there is especially more parish records available online. Most of these records sent to the Digital Inn from October last year until April this year, is now published on BetaDigitalarkivet. You can search in all the data, just parish records, just a type of parish records or one particular parish protocol. The tool for finding sources, Select Source, can be used to find a spesific dataset to search, but you can also use the searchforms that you find link to to the right. Discuss the new Digital Archives and report any errors in the debate forum . You can also send questions and report errors directly to the Digital Archives
July 5, 2012: The National Archives has scanned and published the Memorial material after July 22, 2011.
May 23, 2012 : The Regional State Archives in Stavanger has initiated the scanning and publishing of a selection records from the archives of the Norwegian oil and gas industry.
May 16, 2012 : The scanning and publishing of the bailiff's account books before 1695 are now started. The accounts for Østfold and Akershus county are published and more material for the rest of Norway will follow as soon as it is ready.
May 14, 2012 : A new version of the 1865 Census is now published. The census has undergone quite some structural changes and a lot of corrections of the transcription. With this publication, the search box as well as the advanced search will return results from both 1865 and 1910 censuses. Use the source-designed search form for each of the censuses to search solely in one of the censuses.
April 10, 2012: The lisence for the software for the old internet site of the Digital Archives has been extended to last to end of this year. As we can continue with the old internet site, we are working hard to establish the new software on our new internet site. The test server, BetaDigitalarkivet, has been updated with more records: the 1865 Census is now complete, and available records for the censuses from 1870, 1875, 1885 and 1891 are also online. In addition, new functionality has been added with Finn kilde (Find sources) and Digitalpensjonatet (The Digital Inn). These are not finished yet, but works so that you can test these out.
March 5, 2012: More print-ready files for the 1910 Census are now uploaded. Almost all of the municipalities in the 1910 national census are now available as booklets in pdf-format. They can be downloaded for free. The booklets contain the transcribed census data of houses and persons as well as indexes on given name, first name, address and birth place. There is unfortunately no English translation, everything is in Norwegian. The cities of Kristiania, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim are too large to be transferred into booklets. Instead, we will makes downloadable files for smaller areas of these cities upon requests.
December 22, 2011: This year's Christmas gift from the Digital Archives to the users, is a proloning of the old internet site and search system. The earlier announced transition to a new software and new internet sites for the Digital Archives has been postponed a few months. This way we will have more time to develop a solid solution for our users. There will also be time to run the new and old systems parallel for a short period. We wish you all a very merry Christmas!
November 28, 2011: Temporary stop in publishing data. During the first weeks of December the new search system for the Digital Archives will be ready for other types of data than just the 1910 census records. We will therefore stop the publishing of data in the old search system and instead get the data online in the new system as soon as everything is ready.
November 11, 2011: DIS-Østfold has registered lists from parish records of Skiptvet 1794-1814 and Skjeberg 1846-1858, as well as the stillbirths of Rygge 1878-1904, Østfold county. DIS-Oslo/Akershus-KROA and Oslo City Archives have sent us an extension of the municipal census of Kristiania (Oslo) from 1923.
November 8, 2011: The Registration Unit of the Digital Archives, located in Voss, has transcribed the 1885 census for Molde and Kristiansund in Møre og Romsdal county. Rune Bergesen has sent us transcribed parish records for Davik and Selje in Sogn og Fjordane county, they cover the periods 1761-1815 and 1782-1815. Buskerud slektshistorielag has registered confirmations in Lier parish in Buskerud county 1843-1854. GDS-Hadeland has sent a large collection of marriage records from the parish records of Gran in Oppland county. The databases cover the period 1707-1912. The registration is done as part of the cooperation between DIS-Norge and the National Arhives.
29. October 2011: The Central Office of the National Archives are publishing the digitised account books of the "stiftamtstue", county account office, starting with Landkommissariatet på Akershus 1661-1665.
October 21, 2011: We have now released a betaserver of the new Digital Archives:http://beta.digitalarkivet.no/ You are all welcome to try out the new functionality of the site as well as the data. The data is not new, it is the 1910 census as well as data from the old site of the Digital Archives. As soon as data is converted and new functions ready, they will be added to this beta server so that you can test it all. We highly appreciate feedback and we would be very happy if you could submit any messages regarding errors or improvements in our debate forum.
October 14, 2011: Jostein Mediaa has registered baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials in Leka local parish in Kolvereid, Nord-Trøndelag county, covering the period 1843-1862. Kjersti Andersen has transcribed records from the church of Oslo Hospital: confirmations 1761-1816 and stillbirths 1804-1817. Karin Brekke Aske has sent us more records from the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church in Brunlanes from the period 1886-1930: joiners, confirmations and stillbirths. IKA Trøndelag iks has digitised two diaries of the teacher family Grøtte from Oppdal in Sør-Trøndelag county. Several generations of teachers wrote in these diaries. IKA Trøndelag has also digitised two school papers from Søndre Rugeldal/Glåmos school in Glåmos from 1944-1947. We have recieved proof read databases for baptisms in Hurum, Buskerurd county, 1715-1846. These databases are not new, they were earlier belonging to GDS-Buskerud, but the association is closed and now Hurum historielag is in charge of the data.
September 20, 2011: Arne Arvid Rasmussen has made an index to the records from 1812 in the Court Case Journal of Bergen Stiftsoverrett. The Regional State Archives of Bergen has digitised the protocol and we have published that online as well. Mette Værnes has registered the database of baptisms in Ytterøy parish 1756-1817 in cooperation with Ytterøy historienemnd. Erlend Eriksen Mæhlum has digitised and registered the lists of reported stillbirths in the parishes of Buksnes and Vågan covering the period 1831-1841.
September 22, 2011: Hurum Historielag has sent us a database of marriages in Hurum parish, Buskerud county, 1910-1924. Hedmark Slektshistorielag has delivered a database of baptisms in Brøttum local parish in Ringsaker, Hedmark county, 1891-1904. While Karin Brekke Aske has registered dissenters in Brunlanes parish, Vestfold county, more spesific the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church. The parish records covers 1886-1968, but due to restrictions, the registration only covers 1886-1930. The database of baptisms is additionally shortened to cover until 1916 due to privacy rules, while in the database of burials we have removed the medical registrations under cause of death after 1900.
September 6, 2011: Hedmark slektshistorielag has sent us a database of confirmations in Stange 1762-1787. While Atle Brandsar has registered baptisms in Lom parish 1749-1801. Jostein Mediaa has focused on Fosnes local parish in Fosnes parish 1910-1952 and sent us the lists for marriages, burials and confirmations. The latter could not be published further than to 1931 due to rules of privacy. Buskerud slektshistorielag is responsible for the registration of the census lists for Lier parish from the priests' census lists of 1663-1666.
Augst 29, 2011: Arnstein Slinning has made a database of probate records from Sunnmøre 1690-ca. 1886. The basis for the registration is an old card index to the probate records. Ski slektshistorielag has sent us a database of baptisms in Kråkstad local parish in Kråkstad parish 1893-1931, but due to privacy rules, we are only publishing the records until 1916. Hedmark Slektshistorielag has made a database of burials in Stange parish 1835-1845.
August 25, 2011: The Digital Archives Registration Unit in Voss has sent us the 1885 Census for Stavanger in Rogaland county, while the Registration Unit in Stavanger has sent us the 1875 Census for Evindvik in Sogn og Fjordane county. Buskerud slektshistorielag has registered burials in Bragernes parish 1782-1814.Torleif Odland has transcribed the rentroll of 1661 for Oddernes in Vest-Agder county. Jostein Mediaa has registered baptisms in Leinstrand local parish in Melhus parish 1862-1886 and 1902-1929, but due to rules of privacy, we are only publishing the baptisms to 1916. Rune Bergesen in Bergesen og Stensen has registered marriages in Sandviken church in Bergen for the period 1912-1954.
August 12, 2011: Erlend Eriksen Mæhlum has transcribed reported dead soldiers in the Holst brigade, participating in the war against Sweden 1808-1809. The death lists is covering the period April-October 1808.
Jostein Mediaa has registered baptsims in Ranheim local parish in Strinda parish 1905-1915.
While Rune Bergesen in Bergesen og Stensen has registered marriages in Domkirken (the Cathedral) in Bergen for the period 1912-1953.
August 9, 2011: Tom Larsen has sent us another index to prison albums. This time it is photographed prisoners from Christiania Police Station 1885-1899.
Arnstein Slinning has registered the 1825 Census of Ålesund in Møre og Romsdal county. He has also scanned the original census returns as well as made an edited version of the census database. In the edited version he has added information on persons from other sources. This edition is not available in the Database Selector, but can be found in his room in the Digital Inn or from the documentation of the 1825 census .
August 5, 2011: Jostein Mediaa has registered baptisms in Byneset parish in Sør-Trøndelag county for the years 1859-1923. However we have not published the years after 1915 due to rules of privacy.Sidsel Pihl Haugen has registered several databases from the parish records of Larvik in Vestfold county 1814-1825. Dag Gurihus has sent us a database of burials in Søndre Land parish in Oppland county for the years 1847-1877.
August 2, 2011: The guests at the Digital Inn did not rest although we had a small summer vacation! Jostein Mediaa has now sent us over 300 databases registered from Sør-Trøndelag county with his last registrations. They cover baptisms in Lade local parish 1911-1915 and marriages in Ranheim local parish 1905-1941, both in Strinda parish. Rune Bergesen has sent us databases of marriages in Askøy parish 1928-1946 and in St. Paul Catholic Church in Bergen 1892-1949, as well as burials in Laksevåg parish in Bergen 1951-1977, all in Hordaland county. Ski slektshistorielag has sent us a database of confirmations in Ski local parish in Kråkstad parish 1893-1917, Akershus county.
July 14, 2011: Jostein Mediaa has registered baptisms in Lade 1895-1910.
July 13, 2011: Terje Skrolsvik is registered confirmations in Korskirken in Bergen 1736-1817 and Rune Bergesen has sent us marriages in Fana, Årstad and Askøy from the period 1890 to 1950.
July 8, 2011: John Cyrus has registered baptisms in Snåsa 1787-1816 and Jostein Mediaa has registered baptisms in Lade 1878-1894.
July 7, 2011: The parish record project at DIS-Norge has sent us databases from Eigersund 1827-1850, Buksnes 1773-1793 and 1860-1861, Øvrebø 1890-1899, Skoger 1862-1872, Nordreisa 1878-1894 and Aukra 1845-1874. Erlend Eriksen Mæhlum has registered the auction protocol of Hegge and Frøland district judge (part of Østfold county) from 1728-1758.
June 30, 2011: The Regional State Archives in Oslo has digitised the protocols from the Seaman Enrollment office in Oslo, 1819-1881.
The printed version of the 1910 census has been updated and republished on our site. We had to correct an error that omitted all the census districts with district numbers containing letters. In addition, the list of available files to print has been extended with the data registered from RHD/NHDC. Now the list of pdf-files from the 1910 census is complete.
June 29, 2011: John Cyrus has sent us marriages and engagements in Snåsa 1733-1786.
June 22, 2011: IKA Trøndelag is a new guest in the Digital Inn. They have sent us digital images of the meeting protocol for the pauper commission in Røros, Sør-Trøndelag. The protocol covers the period 1870-1885. Ski slektshistorielag has registered stillbirths in Ski 1893-1917.
June 21, 2011: New guest at the Digital Inn John Cyrus has sent us burials in Sigdal 1722-1792.
June 17, 2011: Gjøvik og Toten slektshistorielag has registered confirmations in Balke, Østre Toten 1914-1927. Have a nice weekend!
June 15, 2011:
Gunnhild S. Engstad
has registered marriages in Karasjok 1885-1906 and out-migrates from Kistrand 1899-1907.
The Regional State Archives in Oslo has scanned the protocols from Oslo seaman office 1877-1948.
June 10, 2011: Norsk Industriarbeidermuseum - Norwegian Industrial Worker Museum
is a new guest in the Digital Inn. They have sent us a database of workers at Øvre Rjukan 1906-1910. Tom Nilsen has registered the database.
The Central Office of the National Archives has digitised the landed property tax intiative of 1723.
June 9, 2011: Jostein Mediaa
has registered baptisms in Fosnes 1910-1915.
Gunnhild S. Engstad has sent us several parish records from Karasjok 1885-1906.
June 7, 2011:
DIS-Oslo/Akershus-KROA and Oslo byarkiv
have extended their database of the 1923 municipal census for Kristiania (Oslo)
. The database now contains more than 28 000 names. The database is equipped with links to the digital images of the original census.
Leif Biberg Kristensen is a new guest in the Digital Inn. He has sent us transcriptions of the parish records for Solum in Telemark county, 1701-1713. The transcriptions are practically fulltext version so we therefore publish them as pdf-files instead of databases.
Erlend E. Mæhlum has registered tailors and schomakers in Rakkestad, Heggen and Frøland 1749.
Renathe-Johanne Wågenes has sent us rent roll for landed property in Helgeland 1696.
June 6, 2011: Gjøvik og Toten slektshistorielag has sent us several parish records from Hoff and Balke in Østre Toten. Erlend E. Mæhlum has registered military quarter list for Overhalla 1723.
June 3, 2011: Jostein Mediaa has registered burials, out-migrates and in-migrates in Grong, 1880-1926. Steinar Garnes has sent us baptisms in Haus 1858-1870.
June 1, 2011: Gunnhild S. Engstad has registered baptisms in Karasjok 1885-1906.Torleif Odland has sent us digital images of the military roll of the company from Mandal in the musketeer unit of Nedenes. The Regional State Archives in Kristiansand has digitised the original. The Registration Unit of the Digital Archives in Stavanger has registered the 1875 census of 1140 Stjernerø.
May 31, 2011: Arne Arvid Rasmussen has made indexes to the Court Case Journals of Bergen Stiftsoverrett from 1813 and 1817. The Regional State Archives in Bergen has digitised the protocols.
May 30, 2011: Øivind Larsen has sent us communicants 1800-1821 for Eidsberg. New guest at the Inn, Arnt Landre , has registered burials in Otterøy 1887-1903.
May 27, 2011: Buskerud slektshistorielag has registered marriages in Bragernes 1782-1814. Jostein Mediaa has registered confirmations in Grong 1880-1926 and the Regional State Archives in Bergen has registered marriages in Røldal 1780-1816.
27.05.2011: Buskerud slektshistorielag has registered marriages in Bragernes 1782-1814. Jostein Mediaa has registered confirmations in Grong 1880-1926 and the Regional State Archives in Bergen has registered marriages in Røldal 1780-1816.
24.05.2011: A new guest at the Inn, Torodd Kinn, has registered confirmations in Kinn 1822-1835. Jostein Mediaa has sent us marriages in Grong 1880-1926.
19.05.2011: Jostein Mediaa has registered baptisms in Lade 1860-1877 and Grong 1880-1926. DIS Møre og Romsdal has registered stillborn in Veøy 1846-1877.
16.05.2011: Torleif Odland has transcribed the probate index card collection for Mandal 1674-1784 found at the Regional State Archives in Kristiansand, and sent us digital images of the military rolls for Kristiansand 1788 and Mandal 1787, the Regional State Archives in Kristiansand has digitised the sources.The Central Office of the National Archives has digitised the power of attorneys and addresses of the representatives at Eidsvold in 1814.
13.05.2011: The Digital Archives' Registration Unit in Stavanger and The Central Office of the National Archives have registered emigrants from Kristiania (Oslo) 1867-1927. These emigrants were missing from the two databases that we published approx. 10 years ago. Onsøy Historielag has registered the 1891 Census for 0134 Onsøy, Østfold county.
12.05.2011: Buskerud slektshistorielag has registered confirmands from Lier, confirmed in Modum parish, 1804 and 1805.
11.05.2011: The Digital Archives' Registration Unit in Stavanger has finished the 1875 Census List of 1130 Strand in Rogaland county. We have also extended the 1875 Census Lists of 1212 Skånevik (Hordaland county) and 1111 Sokndal (Rogaland county) with more census circuits - now these census lists are complete.
10.05.2011: Regional State Archives in Hamar has registered passport protocols in Hedmark and Oppland.
09.05.2011: Jostein Mediaa has registered baptisms from Lade parish 1850-1859. Steinar Garnes as sent us baptisms in Haus 1848-1857.
06.05.2011: Trond Arild Hansen has registered church records from Å and Jøssund local parish in Åfjord parish 1750-1826.
04.05.2011: Jostein Mediaa has sent us baptisms from Lade parish 1823 - 1849, Magne Polden has registered baptisms from Askøy 1852-1862, Ski slektshistorielag has registered burials from Ski 1893-1917, Oddbjørn Strand-Angermann as sent us burials from Sande 1884-1907 in Møre og Romsdal and Regional State Archives in Bergen has registered burials in Kyrkjebø 1882-1903 in Sogn.
15.04.2011: The Digital Archives take a Spring break. Monday through Wednesday the e-mail, debate forums and telephones are serviced, but the rest of Easter, until Tuesday 26. April, the supervision will be sporadic. We will not publish any new material until after Easter. We wish our users a happy Easter!
New guest at the Digital Inn Kjersti Andersen has registered burials from Oslo Hospital 1850-1857.
DIS-Salten Slektshistorielag has sent databases of baptisms certificates for Buksnes 1756-1858 and Vågan 1748-1856 in Nordland county.
14.04.2011: DIS-Salten Slektshistorielag has sent us databases with baptisms, marriages, burials and introductions in Flakstad in Lofoten from 1792 to 1837. All of these are registered by Olav Hedne .
Røyken Historielag, Slekts- og gårdshistoriegruppa has registered marriages in Røyken 1783 - 1813.
Kyrkjebokprosjektet i DIS-Norge as sent us databases from Skjeberg in Østfold, Skjervøy in Troms and Våle in Vestfold. DIS-Østfold , DIS-Troms and DIS-Vestfold have taken part in the registration work.
The Regional State Archives in Bergen has digitised the Court journal from Bergen stiftsoverrett 1816 .
13.04.2011: Steinar Garnes has registered baptisms 1838-1847 in Haus in Holdaland County. Jostein Mediaa has sent us baptisms in Moholt in Strinda in Sør-Trøndelag County 1907-1915.
08.04.2011: The Regional State Archives in Bergen has digitised Bilboken for Norge (The Car Index for Norway) from 1922.
Arne Jarlind has extended his database of confirmations in Askøy local parish in Askøy, Hordaland county. It now covers the years 1903-1925. Tom Larsen has made a photo register of prisoners in Botsfengslet in Kristiania 1857-1913.
05.04.2011: Øivind Larsen is a new guest in the Digital Inn. He is working on a database of communicants in Eidsberg parish in Østfold county 1800-1821. He has completed the years until 1803 and this is published here.
DIS Møre og Romsdal, Molde lokalgruppe has sent us the In-migrates to Aure parish 1878-1886 in Møre og Romsdal County. Jostein Mediaa has registered baptisms in Trondheim Cathredal 1911-1915.
01.04.2011: Ragnar Bull is a new guest in the Digital Inn. He has sent us a transcript of the rules for school organisation in Askvoll parish in Sogn og Fjordane county from 1743. He has also transcribed the diaries of David Olsson Bakke, they are accessible from his room at the Inn.
Gunnhild S. Engstad has registered stillborn and burials in Karasjok - Kárášjohka 1884-1906.
31.03.2011: Gunnhild S. Engstad has registered baptisms in Karasjok - Kárášjohka 1843-1884.
30.03.2011 The 1910 Census has been updated with missing records for Kristiania and Sandefjord and other changes. Read the details . The applications for the 1910 Census has also been updated. Version document only in Norwegian unfortunately, we will add translation as soon as possible. There are some new databases in the Digital Inn as well: Oddbjørn Strand-Angermann with confirmations in Sande local parish in Sande, Møre og Romsdal county 1884-1901. And Åsane Historielag with a database of soldiers from Nordhordland participating in Tyttebærkrigen (the War of Cowberry) 1788-89.
25.03.2011: Here is something for the weekend.We have published digitised sources from guests in the Digital Inn, the registration units as well as state archives. You find links in the list to the right. Here are the updates:
The digitisation unit of the Digital Archives, located in Voss, has now finished the 1885 Census for Sandnes, Skudeneshavn, Kopervik and Haugesund in Rogaland County. While the digitisation unit of the Digital Archives, located in Stavanger, has finished the 1875 census for Skånevik and extended the 1875 census for Sveio - now it is complete.
Arvid Skogseth has registered the 1875 census for 1245 Sund in Hordaland county.
Oppdal historielag has sent us a transcript of the probate protocol no. 4 for Oppdal in Orkdal judicial district covering the years 1737-1743.
Renathe-Johanne Wågenes har registered tax from farm assistents for Helgeland bailiff 1668.
The Reginal State Archives in Bergen has registered marriages in Luster 1803-1821.
Gunnhild S. Engstad har registered databases from Karasjok - Kárášjohka 1843-1871 and 1872-1884.
Thor Trapness has registered databases from Hurdal parish.
21.03.2011: Eiker Historielags "gotisk gruppe" has registered out-migrants from Fiskum 1878-1889 , 1890-1906 and 1906-1913 .Sven Erik Langseid has registered burials in Solum in Telemark county1814-1833 .Buskerud slektshistorielag has registered burials in Strømsøe parish in Buskerud county 1752-1791 .
17.03.2011: Thor Trapness has registered parish records for Hurdal parish in Akershus county: confirmations 1815-1827 , 1828-1845 , 1846-1859 , 1860-1877 and 1878-1900 , and out-migrants 1828-1845 , 1845-1860 and 1860-1877 , as well as burials 1860-1877 .
15.03.2011: The digitisation unit in Voss has registered the 1885 census for Kristiandsand . Rune Bergesen has registered marriages in Nykirken i Bergen 1912-1946 , in Birkeland in Fana 1900-1944 and civil marriages in Midthordland 1920-1948 .
14.03.2011: Gunnhild S. Engstad has registered marriages in Karasjok/Kárášjohka parish 1843-1871 . Dag Gurihus has registered burials in Nordsinni local parish in Nordre Land parish 1904-1929 . DIS Møre og Romsdal, lokalgruppe Molde has registered stillborn in Nesset/Vistdal 1846-1879 .