Registreringssentral for historiske data (RHD)

The Registreringssentral for historiske data provides online access to Norwegian censuses from 1865 onwards together with parish registers and other sources from the 18th and 19th centuries:

"NHDC issues typeset versions of the originals of the 1865, 1875 and 1900 censuses as well as the parish registers. These are supplied with alphabetical indexes. The aim is a national registry of the population of the 18th and 19th centuries, primarily for research purposes, but also for the benefit of schools, genealogists, local historians, etc. Access to the sources is eased by the use of NHDC's typeset material. The alphabetical indexes are of great aid to both the professional and amateur researcher, for a person can be traced through them in a matter of seconds. Also, wear and tear on the original sources i minimized. As can be expected, the labour involved in registering all these sources is extensive and time-consuming. Thus far we have only converted the sources of a few parts of the country to binary form."

At present (February 2012) the 1865, 1875, 1900 and 1910 censuses for Norway are online. They can be searched using both simple and advanced search filters. Apart from that, users can opt to see the site both in English and Norwegian. The Registreringssentral for historiske data is hosted by the Norwegian Historical Data Centre (NHDC), a national institution under the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Tromsø (UiTø).

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012 - 9:34am
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