Here are some bygdebøker available online.
If you are not familiar with the term “bygdebok/bygdebøker”, you might want to take a look at my article “What is a bygdebok?” In this article you should note my word of caution about using “bygdebøker”.
Some of you might know that there are a lot of bygdebøker available in the Norwegian National library’s online collection. The books in this collection are normally only accessible from Norwegian IP addresses. According to the documentation at the site, this is due to copyrights issues. Some books that are older than 70 years have fallen into the public domain and has been made available. Lately several from outside Norway have been able to access some of the books. You might go to the site and try to search for the book you need. You might be lucky. I am not able the check this out as I am in Norway and thus have access to the whole collection.
I have tried to collect links to bygdebøker that are available online, to everyone, outside the National Library’s collection. I don’t claim that this list is complete and I am very happy if you have links to books that are not listed here.
The “bygdebøker” linked below are presented in different formats. Some are downloadable pdf files. Others are presented in a menu driven environment. You may have to use your browser’s translate function. If you have problems using these resources, don’t hesitate to comment and I will try to answer your problems.
Bygdebøker available online
Searchpage for Rollag bygdebok
(gives you volume and page)
- Brøttum bygdebok
- Veldre bygdebok
- Furnes bygdebok
- Nes bygdebok
- Stange bygdebok
Møre og Romsdal county
Several books at
Romsdal sogelag (hist. soc.) website.
Nord Trøndelag county
Sogn og Fjordane county
Index to Luster bygdebok (pdf pop-up)
Sør Trøndelag county
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