Norwegian Research

Norway offers exceptional internet research facilities for genealogy.

Although we have not been working in the Sivertsen family line very long we have uncovered some very helpful web-tools. Thus far we have unearthed several excellent, dare I say indispensable,  tools:


  • Norwegian Historical Data Centre (a wonderful repository) – The Norwegian Historical Data Centre (NHDC) is a national institution under the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Tromsø (UiTø). Our main aim is to computerize the Norwegian censuses 1865 onwards together with the parish registers and other sources from the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • National Archives of Norway – Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives) is the Norwegian National Archives’ channel for publication of digitised archive material in the form of images, transcribed texts and databases. The publication includes archive material both from electronic sources and traditional paper sources, that are either digitised from an original or a microfilm. The digitised material is processed in the National Archives (Riksarkivet), the regional state archives (statsarkivene) or in our digitising units. Some of the material is also produced through external co-operation.
  • Digitised Parish Registers (Church of Norway; Lutheran) – This is a new service from The Digital Archives, offering you browsing and presentation of digitised parish registers (as images). It is an extension of the already established service from 1998 that offers you searchable databases of transcribed sources.

There are other sites worth using to help get the ball rolling such as those assisting with Nowegian Gothic script, naming conventions, etc.  Some of those links may be found on our links page under Scandinavia Genealogy.