Norway—1875 Federal Census [Part F]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click on the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of another image, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the data on the image does not match one of the record types being indexed in this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image.

Record Type

Please note: Be sure to adjust the number of records in the data entry area to match the number of records on the image. Click here or click on the Project Instructions tab for more information on how to add records in the data entry area.

Record Type

This project includes two types of records. The record type number is usually indicated at the top of each image. Click the following links to see examples:

  1. Type 1
  2. Type 2

To index the record type:

  1. Click in the Record Type field.
  2. Click the down arrow at the right side of the field.
  3. Select the correct record type.
Household

Household

If the individual was the head of the household, type an X in this field.

The head of household was usually shown by a slash or other mark written in column 1, "Husholdninger."

If the individual was not recorded as the head of household, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: X

Person Number

Person Number

Type the number that was printed in column 2, "Personernes No."

If the person number was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1

Given Names

Please note: For help in recognizing and entering Norwegian characters, such as Ø and Æ, click here or click on the Project Instructions tab.

Given Names

The given names were written in column 3, "Personernes Navne."

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Jørgen August

Surname

Please note: For help in recognizing and entering Norwegian characters, such as Ø and Æ, click here or click on the Project Instructions tab.

Surname

The surname was written in column 3, "Personernes Navne."

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr or Mrs, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Svendsen

Absent

Absent

Type an X in this field if the individual's name was listed in the section titled "Fraværende," located near the bottom of the page. An individual whose name was recorded in this section was absent at the time the census was recorded.

If this individual was not listed in the section titled "Fraværende," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example of the "Fraværende" section.

Usual Residence

Usual Residence

For individuals whose names were written in the upper portion of the form, the usual residence was indicated in column 4 "Sædvanligt Bosted."

Type the residence as it was written on the form. Do not include punctuation.

If the usual residence was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Known or Supposed Whereabouts

Known or Supposed Whereabouts

If an individual's name was listed in the "Fraværende" section, index the known or supposed whereabouts that were recorded in column 4,"Kjendt eller formodet Opholdssted."

Index the location as it was written. Do not include punctuation.

If the known or supposed whereabouts was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Domicile in a Separate Building

Domicile in a Separate Building

The domicile in a separate building was recorded in column 5, "Havde nogen af Beboerne sin Bolig."

Index what was written. Do not include punctuation.

If nothing or a variation of the word "unknown" was recorded in column 5, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Gender

Gender

Type either Mann (man), Kvinne (woman), or Ukjent (unknown), according to what was recorded in column 6, "Kjøn."

If the information in the Given Names field appears to contradict what was written in the Gender field, use the information in the Position in Family field to help correctly index the gender.

Click here to see an example: Mann

Position in Family

Please note: For help in recognizing and entering Norwegian characters, such as Ø and Æ, click here or click on the Project Instructions tab.

Position in Family

Type the position that was recorded in column 7, "Hvad Enhver er i Familien."

If ditto marks are written in the field, type the position from the previous record.

If the position was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Husfader

Marital Status

Marital Status

Type Ug (single), G (married), E (widow or widower), or F (divorced), according to what was recorded in column 8, "Om ugift, gift, Enkemand (Enke) eller fraskilt."

If the marital status was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: G

Occupation

Please note: For help in recognizing and entering Norwegian characters, such as Ø and Æ, click here or click on the Project Instructions tab.

Occupation

Type the occupation that was recorded in column 9, "Livsstilling (Næringsvei) eller af hvem forsørget."

If ditto marks were written in this column, type the occupation from the previous record.

If the occupation was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Husmann

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type the birth year that was written in column 10, "Fødselsaar."

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1822

Birthplace

Please note: For help in recognizing and entering Norwegian characters, such as Ø and Æ, click here or click on the Project Instructions tab.

Birthplace

Type the complete birthplace that was written in column 11, "Fødested."

If the birthplace was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Ide S og Prgj

Nationality

Nationality

Type the nationality that was written in column 12, "Hvilken Stats Undersaat."

Do not include any punctuation.

If the nationality was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Religion

Religion

Type the religion that was recorded in column 13, "Troesbekjendelse."

If the religion was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Condition

Condition

Type the information that was recorded in column 14, "Om Sindsvaag? Døvstum? eller Blind?"

If nothing or a variation of the word "unknown" was written in this column, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Length of Illness

Length of Illness

Type the length of illness as it was recorded in column 15, "I Tilfælde af Sindssvaghedog Døvstumhed."

If nothing or a variation of the word "unknown" was written in this column, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Type additional information relating to a record in this field.

If no additional information was recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Operator's Given Names

Please note: For help in recognizing and entering Norwegian characters, such as Ø and Æ, click here or click on the Project Instructions tab.

Operator's Given Names

Type the operator's given names as they were written in the "Eiernes Navne" column.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Peder

Operator's Surname

Please note: For help in recognizing and entering Norwegian characters, such as Ø and Æ, click here or click on the Project Instructions tab.

Operator's Surname

Type the operator's surname as it was written in the "Eiernes Navne" column.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Svendsen

Horses More Than 3 Years Old

Horses More Than 3 Years Old

Type the number that was written in the "Heste, Føl: 3 Aar gamle og derover" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Horses Under 3 Years Old

Horses Under 3 Years Old

Type the number that was written in the "Heste, Føl: under 3 Aar" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Animals

Animals

Type the number that was written in the "Stort Fæ og Kalve: Tyre, Oxer, og Stude" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Drayage

Drayage

Type the number that was written in the "Stort Fæ og Kalve: Kjør" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 3

New and Calf

New and Calf

Type the number that was written in the "Stort Fæ og Kalve: Ungnøt og Kalve" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Sheep

Sheep

Type the number that was written in the "Faar og Lam" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Goats

Goats

Type the number that was written in the "Gjeder og Kid" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Pigs

Pigs

Type the number that was written in the "Svin og Grise" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Reindeer

Reindeer

Type the number that was written in the "Rensdyr og Renkalve" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Wheat

Wheat

Type the number that was written in the "Hvede" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols, except for a slash, which can be used to represent a fraction, such as 1/4.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Rye

Rye

Type the number that was written in the "Rug" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols, except for a slash, which can be used to represent a fraction, such as 1/4.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Barley

Barley

Type the number that was written in the "Byg" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols, except for a slash, which can be used to represent a fraction, such as 1/4.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1/8T

Mixed Grain

Mixed Grain

Type the number that was written in the "Blandkorn" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols, except for a slash, which can be used to represent a fraction, such as 1/4.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Oats

Oats

Type the number that was written in the "Havre" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols, except for a slash, which can be used to represent a fraction, such as 1/4.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 2

Oats for Fodder

Oats for Fodder

Type the number that was written in the "Havre til Grønfoder" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols, except for a slash, which can be used to represent a fraction, such as 1/4.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Peas

Peas

Type the number that was written in the "Erter" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols, except for a slash, which can be used to represent a fraction, such as 1/4.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Vetch

Vetch

Type the number that was written in the Vikker column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols, except for a slash, which can be used to represent a fraction, such as 1/4.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Seed Crops

Seed Crops

Type the number that was written in the "Græsfrø" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols, except for a slash, which can be used to represent a fraction, such as 1/4.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 3

Potatoes

Potatoes

Type the number that was written in the "Poteter" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols, except for a slash, which can be used to represent a fraction, such as 1/4.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 2

Other Root Crops

Other Root Crops

Type the number that was written in the "Andre Rugfrugter" column.

Do not use any punctuation or symbols, except for a slash, which can be used to represent a fraction, such as 1/4.

If this information was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Circuit Number

Circuit Number

Type the circuit number, written after "Tællingskreds No."

If the circuit number was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1

List Number

List number

Type the list number, written after "Liste No."

If the list number was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 7

Farm Number

Farm Number

Type the farm number, written after "Vedkommer Matr.-Løbe-No."

If the farm number was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 4a

Residence

Residence

Type the residence, which was written after the word "Bostedet."

Do not use any punctuation.

If the residence was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Boenodegaard