Befolkningen Trænen, Nordlands amt, ca. 1900-1910. Institusjon: Riksarkivet, arkivnavn: Havnedirektoratet. Fotograf: Ukjent

Find your ancestor

Are you looking for your Norwegian heritage and ancestors? Here you will find basic information to help you start your journey.

Start tracing your ancestry in Norway 
Tracing your lineage is a fun and rewarding challenge that requires some basic knowledge of past centuries. The following information from the National Library of...
Online resources 
Many Norwegian sources relevant to family history research can be found online.
Public censuses 
The censuses are lists of all inhabitants in Norway at a certain point in time. They provide information such as who was living at a...
Parish Registers 
Norwegian ministers started the registration of births/christenings, engagements/marriages and deaths/burials in the 17th century.
Passenger lists 
Over the past couple of hundred years there has been a requirement for written registration of passengers for the transportation of persons over long distances....