Default selection for the quick search is person. Submit first name or surname and press search. You can also include, residence, occupation and date of birth (year) in the quick search.
Adding + in front of the search word makes the word obligatory, without + the word is optional.
As the search engine in most cases will return more than you asked, there are ways to narrow down the list.
If you were to enter peder gundersen, the result would list Peder Gundersen, Peder Andreas Gundersen, John Peder Gundersen. By using a + sign in front of the search word, the list should become a bit more relevant, eg. +peder +gundersen.
Although consistency in the spelling of names gradually evolves from the oldest sources and forward, it’s still far away from the precision one expects in 2010. Names are therefore more than often spelt in a different way than one would suspect. To overcome this problem it is possible to use a wildcard (*), eg. *ristoffer will return all Kristoffers, regardless if it was Kristoffer or Christoffer. To include the spelling more common in English, Christopher, it is possible to throw a double wildcard like*risto*. This will however return a much longer list.
Enter name of street or place. In addition it is possible to add county, parish and property number. The search engine works in the same way as when searching for a person. Use + sign and wildcards accordingly.
The advanced search is accessed by clicking link on the right side of the quick search. The advanced search extends the available input fields for searching. In addition to search fields for name, birth date, birth place, occupation and sex, there is also an option to choose how the search results should be sorted. From a drop down list it is possible to choose from six different ways to sort the data.
The same rules apply here as in the quick search. The difference is that it’s easier to set up combined parameters. Remember that a name can be spelt in many different ways, so use the wildcard as specified above.
Amount of results/hits, is limited to 1000 for capacity reasons.
The search results should be sorted on relevance to your search string. If this turns out to give nothing but non-relevant results, try to change the sorting option in advanced search.
From the list of search results, select the person whose record you want to see.
The record view shows all information related to the person. From top to bottom:
The record of a person is also related to a record of property. This can be accessed by clicking on the address/farm name in a person’s record. The property record contains various numbers related to land registry. It also contains information about how many apartments there are and how many people live in them.
For numbers regarding how many people who live in a property, e.g. 5-3-2, the first number is the total, the second number is the males, and the third number is the females.
For numbers concerning how many apartments there are, e.g. le2:3-1-2 le3:1-0-1 le5:1-1-2 sum 3-1-4. le is an abbreviation for leilighet (Norwegian for apartment).
le2 means an apartment with two rooms etc. le2:3-1-2 means that there are three two rooms apartments, one is uninhabited while two are inhabited.
Other abbreviations regarding property are