All records for Svalbard at the DigitalArkivet (Digital Archives of Norway) are free. Online Svalbard Genealogy Records are searchable by person, property or record type.

Search by a person here

Search by property/residential here

Search by record type here.

For property/residential searches AND specific record type searches, you’ll want to refine your search by selecting Geography, then Svalbard, then Svalbard. 

When searching by record type (Category/Kategori), you can search ALL record types by refining the Geography to Svalbard, select Choose All (Velg alle) and then select Search.

Digital Arkivet Norway Svalbard online records

Possible record types include:

  • Census records (select the first Census/Folketellinger category and choose all/Velg alle or a specific census below)

  • Census records (select the second Census/Manntall category and choose all/Velg alle or a specific census below)

    • Andre manntall

  • Church Books/Online Østfold Parish Registers

  • Emigration records

  • Replacement record

  • Seamen rolls and Military rolls

  • School Protocols

  • Health Material

  • Poverty matters

  • Accounts and Tax lists

  • Probate records

  • Matricles and Earthbooks (Landed Property Tax records)

  • Insurance records

  • Right and Punishment (Legal proceedings and sanctions)

  • Auction Protocols

  • Geographic archive

  • Transport and Communications Material

  • Various Sources

These are the cities in Svalbard the Digital Archives classifies records for:

  • Bjørnøya

  • Hopen

  • Spitsbergen

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