Court records

The court records are among the sources which can provide you with additional information. Most of these records - the actual records of proceedings (tingbøker), in particular - are deposited in the regional archives. A few (from the higher courts of appeal) are found in the National Archives. The court records contain reports of civil and criminal cases, including the so-called odelssaker (referring to allodial property rights). Sometimes you can find information in these records about entire families through several generations. Some of the books go back to the early 17th century. They usually have no indexes, however, so you will need to allow ample time to study them.

As you see here the menus are in Norwegian. But once you choose on of the categories the different databases will be displayed in English.

But remember that all you get in most of these databases are registers to where these record are found.

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