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The following research sources are specific to the Telemark county of Norway.

Bygdeboker for Telemark Fylke.  List of bygdeboks available from the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks. This is one of the largest collections in the U.S.

Digitalarkivet: A searchable database of the emigrant records of those who emigrated from Norway by leaving from Trondheim, beginning with 1867 records. This free database comes from the Archives of Norway.

Digitized Parish Records for Telemark.  This is a growing database of records from the National Archives of Norway.

DIS-Telemark. Genealogical society in Norway specifically for Telemark research.

Hjartdal historielag. A a small local historic society in Hjartdal, Telemark, Norway

Information about Telemark (in English)

Land Register for 1950. Choose from the list on the left to select the region and the specific community/parish.

Map of Telemark showing the kommuner (municipalities). Click on the map for additional information about each area.

NOR-Telemark Mail List - A mail list for discussing and sharing of information and genealogy research about our ancestors and immigrant families from the Telemark county of Norway.

Searching the 1865, 1875 and 1900 census. Census database from the Norwegian Historical Data Centre. Search by year on partial names and by province. The 1865 and 1900 censuses are complete here. Census data also available on the Digitalarkivet web site.

Seven Lag Stevne - Seven lags combine to hold an annual gathering each summer where resources are provided for genealogical research.

Slektshistoriske kilder i Norge for Telemark - Norwegian website from DIS-Norge with many genealogical resources.

Statsarkivet in Kongsberg - The regional state archives contains records regarding most matters registered or processed by a governmental authority at the local or central level (church records, census, maps, heritage). You can visit the archives to use the materials yourself or you can write to ask for assistance. Please note that they are understaffed and requests for the archives to do your research may take a long time to get a response. This archive covers Telemark, Buskerud and Vestfold.

Frogs vei 44, 3611 Kongsberg
Telefon: 32 86 99 00
Telefaks: 32 86 99 10

Telelaget of America - The Telelaget of America is a bygdelag (lag) an organization or association of emigrants and their descendants from the Telelag region of Norway. Lags were established in the U.S. to maintain the ties to the homeland and provide a place for those emigrants to assemble at least once a year.  Telelaget was established in 1907.

Telemark Message Board - A Rootsweb/Ancestry message board for posting queries in search of information about Telemark ancestors.


18 June 2009

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