Norwegian Historical Data (Registreringssentral for Historiske Data or RHD) is a free website with Norwegian records helpful in genealogy and family history research.
“Norwegian Historical Data (RHD) is a national institution at the University of Tromso Norway Arctic university. Its main purpose is to transcribe historical sources and make these available for research.”
“It has concentrated its efforts on transcribing the censuses in 1865, 1875, 1891, 1900 and 1910 and the church records from the 17th and 1800s. In addition, it has been transcribed changing protocols from state archives in Oslo and Kongsberg related archival areas. Farm Cadastre 1886 for the whole country are posted on the internet in its entirety.”
Online Norwegian Censuses -Search by first name, last name, birthplace, lcoation, census year, and region if desired. Or opt for the advanced Norwegian Census Search.
1865 Norway Census – nationwide
1875 Norway Census – transcription/digitization is only partially completed
1900 Norway Census – nationwide
1910 Norway Census – nationwide
Online Norway Census for 1885 – limited to four municipalities. Searches can be made by first name, last name, birthplace, location and one of these municipalities: Tromso, Tana, Polmak, or Nesseby
Online Norway Census for 1891 – limited to twelve municipalities. Searches can be made by first name, last name, birthplace, location and one of these municipalities: Trøgstad, Rakkestad, Storelvdal, outer Rendal, upper Rendal, Lesja, Porsgurnn, Bergen, Malvik, Hattfjelldal, Vardo, or Båtsfjord
Searches by first name, last name, farm name, Brukssnavn, Sogn, and counties if desired. They also have free, downloadable data of the farm land register for 1886 as an Excel file.
These Norway parish records include funeral, baptism, marriage, confirmation, and relocating records. Date ranges vary by parish but range from the mid 1600s to the early 1900s. See the explanations and instructions for your best search results.
Searches by first name, last name, farm name, Brukssnavn, and a limited number of counties. They also have free, downloadable data of the farm land register for 1838 as an Excel file.
Searches by first name, last name, farm name and one of three Northern Norwegian counties: Nordland, Troms, or Finnmark.
A few as early as the 1600s and one as late as 1900. Be sure to select the locale with the tool provided to see all areas and date ranges.
They have the online, searchable Norwegian Historically Journal with links to this journal also available at Nasjonalbilioteket and Universitetsforlaget.
They also link to the Danish Historical Journal (Historisk Tidsskrift)
They link to the Swedish Historical Journal (Historisk Tidskrift) (translates to other languages)
A Research overview of the projects they use this site data to complete.