3 September 2014

Scanned version of the Norwegian national census 1801

A transcribed version of the Norwegian national census was published on the Internet by the then Department of History at the University of Bergen in 1995. The census is now housed by Digitalarkivet (the Digital Archives), a division of Riksarkivet (the National Archives).

Last week Digitalarkivet published the scanned version of the 1801 census. If you ever wonder if the transcribed version contains a mistake you are now able to check the original. A great new addition for all genealogists!

The photo above lists the people living at the Holset (Hoelset) farm in Åmot, Østerdalen in 1801. The permanent page link can be found here, while the permanent photo link can be viewed here. For the transcribed version, go here. The survey shows among others my 5-x-great-grandfather Tollef Olsen Holset (1764-1840), his wife Anne Kristensdatter Glomstad (1762-1844), their children, Tollef's parents Ole Eriksen Holset (1723-1810) and Berte Tollefsdatter (1729-1820), some other relations as well as a cotter family. My Hoelseth family page can be viewed here.

The other censuses available at Digitalarkivet:

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