The 1891 census is stored in the National Archives, and is included as series Ea in the archive S-2231: Statistisk sentralbyrå, sosioøkonomiske emner, folketellinger, boliger og boforhold.

The State Archives has, as of the 13th March, 2013, scanned, registered and published approximately half of the census. 

  • The municipalities ("herred") of all counties except Sogn og Fjordane, Møre og Romsdal, Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag. 11 municipalities in Nordland have been scanned, indexed and published.
  • Cities and small seaports in Nordland, Troms og Finnmark.

The scanning of the census is projected to be completed in 2013, so that it may be published in its entirety during the first half of 2014.

It is not possible to perform a digital search of the material. Users will have to study the material as users have done in the reading rooms. Using the main summaries and lists, users will be able to identify the census area a specific residence belongs to, as well as the “house list” number of that specific residence. From there users will be able to locate that house list and the census forms belonging to that residence.

When the residence of the person one is looking for is unknown, it will often be difficult to find that person.

Østfold

Akershus

Hedmark

Oppland

Buskerud

Vestfold

Telemark

Aust-Agder

Vest-Agder

Rogaland

Hordaland

Møre og Romsdal

Nord-Trøndelag

Nordland

Troms

Finnmark