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Genealogical Research

The large community of genealogist is among the National Archives of Norway's most regular users. Parish registers, censuses, probate registers and other sources kept in the archives give valuable information on people in the past.

Real Estate Property

Are you looking for documentation of a property? The National Archives holds vast quantities of sources for those looking to investigate circumstances relating to real estate property.

Personal Documentation

The National Archives and the Regional State Archives maintain documents containing data that can be used to secure individuals' personal rights and welfare interests in society.

Maps and Drawings

The holdings of the National Archives of Norway include vast quantities of maps and drawings dating from approximately 1650 to the present.


The National Archives of Norway holds large quantities of photographs. The Regional State Archives in Stavanger has more than three million photos. The number of images held by the National Archives in Oslo is approximately one million.