APG-L Archives

Archiver > APG > 2009-04 > 1239829984

Subject: Re: [APG] Norway
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 17:13:04 -0400
References: <20090414234933.FRQL27885.hrndva-omta01.mail.rr.com@alvied1d9d9840><A383B441A47B438A953B1E2EF3D45778@acer511eba12df><36E7C412362F4C7A8B2B1C46764313BB@kontorlmh>
In-Reply-To: <36E7C412362F4C7A8B2B1C46764313BB@kontorlmh>

I'm not a Norwegian expert (so no one should this to the bank), but I have done a fair amount of research in Norwegian parish records.  I don't think the stated reasons for the inflytting (moving in) and utflytting (moving out) records hold water.  Both Swedish and Norwegian church records routinely recorded people (not just tramps and gypsies) leaving and arriving in parishes.  As for name changes, I have found many cases of Norwegian names shifting for odd reasons.  Perhaps others on the list can tell us more about the history of the inflytting and utflytting records.

Jay Fonkert, CG
St. Paul, MN

-----Original Message-----
From: Liv Marit Haakenstad <>
To: 'LBoswell' <>;
Sent: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 4:00 pm
Subject: Re: [APG] Norway

I will try to explain it. In Norway it was illegal to be a tramp, and later
n they also wanted to control the gypsies (from the end of 1900). Wherefore
hey started controlling everybody. It was also a difference between the
oor people. The persons who wanted to be homeless and lazy, and the ones
ho didn't. They tried to control this laws by watching people when they
oved. So they got a paper from the vicar when moving to another place.
hose who got this paper was also listed in the church record under moving
n and out of the parish (1805 to ca. 1860).
The Emigrant Protocols was started in 1869, after a several reports to the
onsul in New York about swindle, specially in Liverpool. After 1
869 all
orwegians had a ticket all the way from their home in Norway to their
estination in US. And this was registrated in the Emigration Protocols.

est regards,
iv Marit Haakenstad
-----Opprinnelig melding-----
ra: [mailto:] På vegne av
endt: 15. april 2009 22:16
mne: [APG] Norway
List is quiet today, so thought it a good time to see if anyone can answer a
ouple of questions regarding Norwegian records. I've been increasingly
sing Norwegian databases because some of my areas of interest have high
candinavian immigrant immigrants. For years I've used Norwegian
esearchers, but a lot of the knowledge needed has rubbed off on me, and I'm
amiliar enough to do most of the Norwegian work myself.
Police reports on emigrants are an incredible resource, more than a few
imes they've tied down a connection. Why did Norwegian emigrants need to
eport their departure in this manner? Always helps to know why a record was
2nd question: More often now I'm seeing baptisms with what would be
onsidered given and middlenames, that later are used in reverse (I'm not
alking about patronymic surnames, farm names, or the like). One of my
orwegian sources explains that middlenames aren't used in the usual
ashion, each of the names has the full status that we (England, North
merica) would assign to the given name. I know there is a Norwegian law
oncerning names (1923) but the period I'm referencing above starts 1870s
nd forward (about the t
ime patronymic names are being phased out).

o unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in
he subject and the body of the message

o unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
ith the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of
he message

This thread: