Are there projects for each fylke (or similar) in Norway?

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Since family names were rather rare in Norway before about 1900, is there a way to search for people registered in WikiTree from various areas - county, parish or similar? Or are there area based projects within Norway?
in WikiTree Help by Aksel Horvei G2G6 (8.1k points)

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We've got an ongoing effort to create categories for every parish / municipality in Norway, which is currently in a rather stalled condition, but which I hope to get going again soon. The counties Østfold, Akershus, Hedmark, Oppland, and Telemark are ready, and I'll encourage everyone to put "their" profiles into the correct parish / municipality categories. If you are doing extensive research within one area, you may want to set up subcategories on the farm level, see for instance "my" parish of Solum, Telemark.

We aren't that many active participants in the Norway Project, so I don't have much hope for county-level subprojects at present. We may discuss it again if or when Norwegian genealogists start flocking to WikiTree smiley

by Leif Biberg Kristensen G2G6 Mach 9 (93.3k points)
selected by Aksel Horvei
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You can use google, search for

"site:wikitree.com placename"
by Maria Lundholm G2G6 Mach 8 (84.8k points)
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And don't forget Aleš Trtnik's WikiTree+

http://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm?report=srch1&Query=Oppland&MaxProfiles=500&SortOrder=Default&PageSize=100 (you need to click on the GET PROFILES to see them) There you can see in the list who manages the profile.
by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (386k points)
Ah, even better! I had forgotten :)

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