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    BMD Records (1600 - 1938)

    Births (8,636,485 records) | Deaths (2,988,449 records) | Marriages (2,380,581 records) | Misc (14,499,432 records)

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    Census (1875)

    333,783 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1900 Norway Census was held on December 3rd and registered information for just over 2.2 million individuals residing in Norway at the time. Rather than listing people per household, forms were filled out for each individual, resulting in an extremely comprehensive census. Questions were identical to those asked in the 1891 census, aside from the spousal kinship question, which was dropped.Rural enumeration districts were defined by municipality borders, and split into census tracts, mostly based on the school districts. One census taker, primarily a school teacher, was assigned to each tract. Local vicars chaired the rural census boards and in urban areas, the census was managed by the magistrate. The enumeration of sailors aboard Norwegian ships bound for or in Norwegian harbors at census time, as well as crews aboard foreign vessels in Norwegian harbors was carried out by customs officers.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidenceNationalityLanguage
    1900 Norway Census (1900) Index completed

    2,315,655 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1891 Census was held on January 1st and registered information for just over 2 million individuals residing in Norway at the time. Rather than listing people per household, forms were filled out for each individual, resulting in an extremely comprehensive census. The information on animal husbandry and seeding was listed on separate forms, which were lost in a fire in 1939.The parish was now replaced by the municipality as the counting district in rural areas. In other aspects, the procedures and system remained the same as for previous censuses. New questions introduced in the 1891 census included the familial ties between spouses, as well as the language used in the more diverse areas of the country. In the towns, respondents had to indicate the number of rooms per residential building. Occupations were also requested and there was also an extra field for the occupation of the primary breadwinner in the household.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusKinship with HusbandBirth DateBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidenceNationalityLanguage
    1891 Norway Census (1891) Index completed

    2,049,652 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1870 Census was taken on December 31, 1870 but was only carried out in urban centres and trading posts within Norway, i.e. in cities and in provincial and small coastal towns. Records contain details such as the individual's name, year and place of birth, marital status and occupation. Only in Kristiania (now Oslo) were the lists sorted alphabetically, by street names.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceResidence
    1870 Norway Census (1870)

    269,203 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1865 Census was held on December 31st and registered information for just over 1.6 million individuals residing in Norway at the time. This Census introduced the self-count system; in urban areas, landlords were requested to personally complete the census forms, which were then collected at district level. In addition to the number of households, the census also provides information on each individual, such as name, family position, gender, marital status, occupation, any handicaps and ethnicity; the latter in aims of obtaining information on Samis and people of Finnish origin.Two new questions were asked; namely place of birth and religious affiliation. Another important factor is that the names of smallholdings were also included this time. The census contains two types of lists; the actual census lists with information on individuals and a total overview of population count and the number of residential buildings and households in each property. In rural areas, the smallholdings are listed under the larger farms.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidenceNationalityLanguage
    1865 Norway Census (1865)

    1,554,066 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1875 Census was held on December 31, 1875 and was designed to allow for the inclusion of both people native to the country and other residents. This called for the inclusion of a new item, i.e. nationality. Sailors on Norwegian ships abroad were counted, as well as all crew members on ships in Norwegian ports. For the very first time, people were asked their year of birth, rather than their age.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceMental IllnessResidenceNationalityLanguage
    1875 Norway Census (1875)

    2,125,062 records

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    Ancestry
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    The 1801 Census was held on February 1st and registered information for just over 875k individuals residing in Norway at the time.In towns, lists of names are arranged by building numbers and in rural areas, the names of farms are included.This CollectionUsers may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):NameGenderRelation to HeadMarital StatusBirth DateBirth PlaceOccupationResidenceMental IllnessNationalityLanguage
    1801 Norway Census (1801)

    879,253 records

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