Using the 1910 Norway Census

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Using the 1910 Norway Census

Using the 1910 Norway census? It was released to the public today and you can click here to search. The Digitalarkivet is a free public service from the National Archives of Norway. Before today, the only nominative censuses publicly available were: 1801, 18651870, 18751885, 1891, 1900.

If you find working in the Norwegian language a bit intimidating, remember that you can embed a preferred language in the Digitalarkivet URL. For example:

This URL below goes to the 1801 census page for the farm Qverk in Eger (Eiker), Buskerud, Norway, where my great-great-great-great-grandmother, Johanne Pedersdatter, is living with her son Peder Nielssen and his wife Berthe Wernersdatter:

http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&sidenr=7&filnamn=f18010624&gardpostnr=

96&personpostnr=2376&merk=2376#ovre

If I insert “&spraak=e&amp” (no quotes) immediately after the first question mark in that URL, then I get the page translated into English:

http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?&spraak=e&slag=visbase&sidenr=7&filnamn=f18010624&gardpostnr=

96&personpostnr=2376&merk=2376#ovre

I think that’s pretty nice of the Norwegians, yes? And now I’m off to go search in 1910 and perhaps find some relatives who still live in Norway.

By |30 Nov 2010|census, Loe, Norway|1 Comment

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  1. Jill Hurley 8 December 2010 at 8:58 AM

    I am so excited about the 1910 Census! I found my great-grandmother in Halden and discovered that she had another sibling (born in 1903) that no one remembers.

    Thanks for the tip about translating the records into English. I did not know about that. The Norwegians are the kindest people ever.

    –Jill Hurley
    New Jersey, USA

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