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on 2019-05-22 06:26:17

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by rodgerking05 on 2019-05-22 20:14:46

This notation of passengers could assist - cheers

Passenger Lists
No passenger lists exist for any of the Norwegian ports before 1867. Prior to this time, emigrant groups generally bought or chartered a ship and left from almost any of Norway's many ports. For earlier emigration records, check the FamilySearch Catalog:

These records may be on microfilm, on microfiche, or in book form. Some emigration sources are listed in periodicals, listed in the local histories (Bygdebøker), or found as passport records. Some Norwegians emigrated via Altona, Norway, and Hamburg, Germany.

After the mid-1860s, most Norwegian emigrants left through the ports of Kristiania (Oslo), Bergen, Trondheim, and Stavanger. The records of departures from these ports are called passenger lists. The information in these lists varies over time but usually includes the emigrants' names, ages, occupations, last places of residence, and destination. When a family group emigrated together, the list also contains the members' relationships to the head of the household. Passenger lists are available for most ports used by Norwegian emigrants. Most are indexed at least by the first letter of the surname.

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of the following original records. The film numbers are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog under:


Kristiania (Oslo) Passenger lists 1867 to 1902
Indexes 1867 to 1902
White Star Line (unindexed) 1883 to 1902

These records are alphabetized by the first letter of the surname only and then listed chronologically by date. They are handwritten and often difficult to read.

Passenger lists
1874 to 1930
A typewritten version of the Bergen lists has been copied and indexed on microfiche. The passenger list from Bergen is also available on the Internet at:


A good index of Norwegians who emigrated from Bergen-Quebec was made from Quebec passenger lists:

Fornavsregister til skipslistene Bergen-Quebec 1865-1873 (Given name Index to the Ship Lists Bergen-Quebec 1865-1873), Bergen, Norway: Statsarkivet, 1993. (FHL book 948.33 W3b). This index is also available on the Internet (see below).
Skipslist Bergen-Quibec (Canada) 1865-1873

Passenger lists Tronheim 1867-1930
Trondheim is a city and municipality in the county of Sør-Trøndelag, Norway.

These lists have been indexed alphabetically by first name and surname(s). The index is on microfilm and is typewritten.

Some have been transcribed and are available online at Index to the Trondheim Emigrant Protocol 1867-1925.

The original passenger lists from Stavanger were destroyed. A list of emigrants from Rogaland County has been reconstructed from many other sources such as registers of people moving out of the parishes, newspaper articles, obituaries, and local histories. This emigrant list, known as the Rogaland emigration index, covers the earliest emigration period until the present day. It is alphabetized by the first letter only. For example, all the surnames beginning with "A" will be filed together in no particular order.

Emigrants from Stavanger 1903-1928
Other Ports
There are also passenger lists from Kristiansand (1873 to 1930,) Kristiansund (1882 to 1930), and

Ålesund (1878 to 1930).

Passport journals also exist for Kristiansund (1837 to 1909) Ålesund (1850 to 1890), and Romsdal rural district (1846 to 1925).

There is also an alphabetical list by given name, then surname of the people who emigrated from Telemark County, Norway, between 1814 and 1900:

Emigrant kartotek Telemark frem til år 1900. (Emigrant Card Index for Telemark up to the year 1900). [S.1.:s.n., 1982]. (FHL fiche 6350054.)

An excellent index to many emigration lists is found on the Internet: Emigration records from Norway
This site includes indexes for the following:

Passenger lists from Ålesund, 1878-1930
Passenger lists from Bergen to New York, 1874-1830
Passenger lists from Larvik, 1887-1930
Passenger lists from Sandefjord, 1904-1921
Passenger lists from Fredrikstad, 1883-1890
Passenger lists from Arendal, 1903-1930
Passenger lists from Kristiansund, 1882-1930
Passenger lists from Stavanger, 1903-1928
Passenger lists from Kristiansand, 1873-1930
Passenger lists from Trondheim, 1867-1930
Passenger lists from Kristiania, 1867-1927, tilleggsliste
Passenger lists from Oslo, 1867-1930
Passenger lists from Kristiania 1871-1930, redigert utgave

Passport register from Norway
This site include indexes for the following:

Passport for emigration to America, issued in Bergen, 1842-1850
Passport for emigration from Gudbrandsdalen Bailiff District, 1833-1860
Passport for Solør and Odalen Bailiff District, 1843-1857, and Solør Bailiff District,1857-1887
Passport for Østerdalen Bailiff District, 1844-1859, and Søndre Østerdalen Bailiff District, 1859-1900
Passport for Hadeland and Land Bailiff District, 1857-1861
Passport for Lillehammer Police office, 1843-1871
Passport for Hedemarken Bailiff District, 1834-1874
Passport for Ryfylke Bailiff District, 1811-1859
Passport for Hallingdal Bailif District, 1856-1865
Passport for Tønsberg, 1829-1833
Passport for Ålesund, 1850-1890

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