Source Information

Ancestry.com. 1900 Norway Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2019.
Original data: 1900 Norge Folketelling, Arkivverket, Norge.

About 1900 Norway Census

The 1900 Census

The 1900 Norway Census was held on December 3rd and registered information for just over 2.2 million individuals residing in Norway at the time. Rather than listing people per household, forms were filled out for each individual, resulting in an extremely comprehensive census. Questions were identical to those asked in the 1891 census, aside from the spousal kinship question, which was dropped.

Rural enumeration districts were defined by municipality borders, and split into census tracts, mostly based on the school districts. One census taker, primarily a school teacher, was assigned to each tract. Local vicars chaired the rural census boards and in urban areas, the census was managed by the magistrate. The enumeration of sailors aboard Norwegian ships bound for or in Norwegian harbors at census time, as well as crews aboard foreign vessels in Norwegian harbors was carried out by customs officers.

This Collection

Users may find the following details for individuals found in the census (where available):

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Relation to Head
  • Marital Status
  • Birth Date
  • Birth Place
  • Mental Illness
  • Residence
  • Nationality
  • Language