Category: Norway, Emigrants

Categories: Migration | Norway

Name: Country, Emigrants
From Country:Norway
Instructions:Space: Migration Category Structure
Project / Team:Categorization
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If you do not know from which county someone emigrated, please use the Category: Unknown Norwegian County, Emigrants.

The modern-day counties in Norway are called fylke and are sub-national, geographical areas between the state and the municipalities. The counties called fylke were established in 1919 as a continuation of the former counties called amt, but with mostly new names. The 20 counties listed below are what the National Archives of Norway have used as base to find the parish books used for research. Therefore they are also the basis for the Norway Location Categories.

There were 20 counties/fylke 1919-1972; Akershus fylke, Aust-Agder fylke, Bergen fylke, Buskerud fylke, Finnmark fylke, Hedmark fylke, Hordaland fylke, Møre og Romsdal fylke, Nordland fylke, Nord-Trøndelag fylke, Oppland fylke, Oslo fylke, Rogaland fylke, Sogn og Fjordane fylke, Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Telemark fylke, Troms fylke, Vest-Agder fylke, Vestfold fylke and Østfold fylke.

In 1972 Bergen fylke was merged into Hordaland fylke. In 2018 Trøndelag fylke was created and Sør-Trøndelag fylke and Nord-Trøndelag fylke were merged into Trøndelag fylke.

For more info on migration category structure: Space:Migration_Category_Structure

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19 Jul 1863 Åsgårdstrand, Borre, Vestfold, Norway - 08 Mar 1937
24 Dec 1880 Trondheim, Norway photo
abt 1874 Norway




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