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Amund Ramsø

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Re: Thor Ramsey

Posted: 20 Oct 2012 8:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
You asked on the 16th -
"Are these websites for which you provided link ones that require membership and a fee?"

This thread is very long but I don't think anyone ever answered that question.

The website for the digitized church record images is absolutely free and open to all. The detail available in the extensive parish church records is a marvelous gift from Norway. The Digitalarkivet web site has been adding scanned images of the original Norwegian parish church records for anyone with Internet access since November 2005. To be able to use the parish records you must first know WHERE in Norway you want to search for this documentation.

The Digitalarkivet web site - (
An English option is available by clicking on that word from either the left hand column or the blue link bar along the bottom of the homepage.
The scanned images are available from the homepage link "Skanna kyrkjebøker" [Norwegian version]/"Digitised parish records" [English version] which is listed along the left hand column and from the blue banner of links along the top section of the homepage.
When you click on that link another page will present a short list of choices - choose "Read the digitized parish registers"[English version]/"Lesa skanna kykrebøker" [Norwegian version].
After you've clicked on that link and a new main page has presented on the screen be sure and read the instructions that are available from the Digitalarkivet for navigating the scanned records. The instructions are available in Bokmål (official Norwegian), Nyorsk (Norwegian), Davvisámegiella (Saami), and English.
Recommended basic reading are the "Startsiden" [Norwegian version]/"Main page" [English version], "Brukerveiledning" [Norwegian version]/"User's guide" [English version] and "Om tjenesten" [Norwegian version]/"About this service" [English version].

Good information about translating the formats of Norwegian parish church records during various time periods, many of the basic terms used and understanding how to use the information should be studied at this web site -

There are also many other databases and resources freely available for researching Norwegian ancestors.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Karen Ramsey 19 Oct 2012 2:35AM GMT 
thoraway 18 Oct 2012 11:55PM GMT 
Karen Ramsey 19 Oct 2012 3:53AM GMT 
thoraway 19 Oct 2012 10:23AM GMT 
Karen Ramsey 19 Oct 2012 5:15PM GMT 
thoraway 20 Oct 2012 2:29PM GMT 
thoraway 17 Oct 2012 1:07PM GMT 
Karen Ramsey 18 Oct 2012 8:39PM GMT 
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