We continue the look at Norwegian probate records
In my article Introduction to Norwegian probate records, we looked at the background and principles for the probation of estates.
In this article, we’ll start to look at what we can find and how we can use it.
The easiest probate records both to find and to read are the so-called “skiftekort”. In Digitalarkivet this name is translated as Probate index cards.
These Probate index cards are transcriptions of the actual probate record. This means this is a secondary source and it is important to treat them as such.
At the time of this writing, we find 84 collections of Probate index cards from different magistrate districts.
Go on to YouTube to see my video about how to search for, and use the probate index cards.