Norwegian causes of death

Many foreigners struggle with the causes of death that are listed in the Norwegian church records.  I participate in various groups on the internet discussing Norwegian genealogy and as questions about this has been raised a number of times, I have been working on a list of death causes with explanations. A question about this was raised again today, I went ahead and published the list.

The link to the list will reside in the top bar of the blog. You can go directly to the list by clicking here.

I  have studied college level history and genealogy, but in this field I consider myself as an amateur. By profession I am a registered nurse, so I figured that this list was in my ballpark.

The list is a work in progress. I am happy to respond to, and include, words that are not already listed.

4 thoughts on “Norwegian causes of death

  • February 11, 2016 at 10:46 pm
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    Selvmord = Suicide

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    • February 12, 2016 at 11:07 am
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      Thank you Ellen! This is unfortunately a death cause we sometimes find in the church records. I will add it to the list.

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  • February 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm
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    Spedalsk=leprous

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    • February 12, 2016 at 11:34 pm
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      Thank you Guri. That is a condition that eventually would cause death. I will add it to the list.

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