Møre og Romsdal Genealogical Resources

This is a preliminary version of this under constuction page. All links are as described, but some sections have not been populated. Check back for updates.

// Online Resources: Digital Archives and Digital Inn Resources: Census records, Church records, Emigration and ships lists, Court records, Miscellaneous; Norwegian Historical Data Centre: Census Records; Other Møre og Romsdal Links; General Links for Norwegian Genealogy // Print Resources: Bygdebøker, Family histories, General // Microfilms: Census Records, Church Records, Court Records, Land Records, Probate Records //

Online Resources

The following links are designed to take the user directly to resources relating to Møre og Romsdal, Norway to the extent possible. The links are to the English version when available. Users should be aware that the English version is not always a direct translation of the Norwegian, particularly for the NHDC databases and it may be desirable to check both versions. Direct links to the Norwegian versions may be provided at a later date as this site develops. Since new databases are being created all the time, please contact the Møre og Romsdalelag Genealogist with any links that should be added. A few general sites are included for convenience.

Digital Archives and Digital Inn Resources

Unless otherwise indicated, all rights for the following resources are held by the Digitalarkivet. New databases are added frequently.

Census records:

Church records:

The following are transcribed entries from church records and are indexed:


The following are digitised church records, browsable images of the originals, but not indexed:

Emigration and ships lists:

Emigrants from Bergen 1874-1930
Norwegian lepers immigrating to the US until 1888 ( – Bjørn Davidsen)
Passports issued for travel to America from Bergen
Ship's lists, Bergen-New York 1871-1873
Ship's lists, Bergen-Quebec 1865-1873

Court records:

Miscellaneous:

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Norwegian Historical Data Centre, University of Tromsø (NHDC)

Census Records:

Other Møre og Romsdal Links

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General Links for Norwegian Genealogy

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Print Resources

Bygdebøker:

Other Publications:

Family histories

General

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Microfilms

Being images of the original sources, microfilm records are more authoritative, if less convenient, than the transcribed online records.
Møre og Romsdalslag owns copies of many films. Members may view them at a stevne or through arrangements with the genealogist.
[NOTE: Specific film numbers for the Møre og Romsdal records will be found through the links to the Family History Library catalog.]

Census Records:

    Fogd og sorenskrivers manntall, 1664-1666
      This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It lists the names of the farms, farmowners (including widows), sons of farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and sons of cottagers and the age of each person. The clerical authorities took a census during this same time period. Both censuses should be used as they supplement each other. The clerical census is more complete.
    Sogneprestenes manntall, 1664-1666
      This census was taken by the local parish priests. It lists the name of the farms, names of farm owners (including widows), the sons of the farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and their sons, and the ages of each person. There was another census taken by the civil authorities at this same time. Both censuses should be searched as they supplement each other. This clerical census is more complete.
    Manntall, 1701 : optatt av fogd, sorenskriver og sogneprest ifølge kongebrev av den 26 juli 1701
      Includes: farm name, name and age of the owner, names and ages of sons and servants. This census was taken for military purposes. It lists only the males living in rural districts who were over the age of one year. It also includes the residence of all unmarried males living away from home when the census was taken.
    Folketelling den 1ste februar 1801
      Includes: farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation. The 1801 census for Voss clerical district includes Voss, Vinje, Uppheim and Evanger parishes.
    Folketelling den 31te desember 1865
      Includes: persons name, residence, status in the family, occupation, sex, martial status, place of birth, age, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information.
    Folketelling for kongeriget Norge den 31te desember 1875
      Includes: persons name, residence, position in the family, occupation, sex, marital status, year of birth, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information.
    Folketelling for Norge den 3dje desember 1900
      Includes: person's name, sex, resident or temporary resident, temporarily absent and where person is, position in the family, marital status, occupation, year of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information.

Church Records:

Court Records:

Land Records:

Probate Records:

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Site prepared by David Christ, c2004-2007
Created: February 25, 2007
Last updated: February 25, 2007