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October 18, 2016: New scanned material in the form of prisonregisters for The Penitentiary (Botsfengselet) in Christiania 1851-1915 and scans of microfilm from the 1885 census as well as more parish registers are now available. These include among other Confirmation lists from The Norwegian Seamen's Mission in New York City. Go to the Most Recent 100 for details.   

October 5, 2016: The 1922 Municipal Census for Bergen is now available for search.

October 4, 2016: We have uploaded more transcribed data, both form church registers and censuses. Go to the Most Recent 100 for details. Every week we publish scanned sources as well. You get a detailed list under Latest published scanned sources.

We welcome Per Olav Bøyum and Jan Helge Gulliksrud as new guests in the Digital Inn. 

September 20, 2016: You will find quite a lot more transcibed church records available for search in the Most Recent 100 list. But you will also find new scanned sources available. The 1875 Census lists for the parishes in Møre and Romsdal county are now available, as well as Florø parish in Sogn og Fjordane, hence this county is completed as well. In addition we have published probate index cards for ten of the district judge offices ("sorenskriverembeter") in Østfold, Akershus and Oslo counties.

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A new and improved online service for scanned archives is launched


The Digital Archives officially migrated to a new solution for the scanned deeds registry and parish registers Wednesday April 27 and Monday May 2. From now on links to the old solutions redirect and point to the new ones. The old solutions for the scanned parish registers and deeds registry will no longer be available. Read more...

New service for the scanned archives

How to start tracing your ancestry in Norway?


Tracing your lineage is a fun and rewarding challenge that requires some basic knowledge of past centuries. A new handbook from the National Library of Norway, the National Archives of Norway and DIS-Norge, the largest genealogy association in Norway, will walk you through the available resources and how to get the most out of them. Read more...

How to start tracing your ancestry in Norway?