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Download the 1886 and 1838 land registers as Excel-files

The 1886 land register for the whole country can be downloaded as Excel-files. The files are "zipped" (packed), i.e. the files must be unzipped before they can be used. Each file contains the land register for all the municipalities in a province, except for the towns and the Finnmark province. The Hedmark province is devided into two parts, _a and _b, to get a more suitable file size.

The 1838 land register is only transcribed for the Hedmark, Buskerud, Telemark and Troms provinces and are zipped Excel-files.

    File name explanation:
  • ma = land register
  • f = province
  • nn = province number, e.g. 01 = Østfold, 02 = Akeshus etc
  • .zip = zipped version
Province 1886      
01 Østfold         maf01.zip
02 Akershus maf02.zip
04 Hedmark maf04.zip
05 Oppland maf05.zip
06 Buskerud maf06.zip
07 Vestfold maf07.zip
08 Telemark maf08.zip
09 Aust-Agder maf09.zip
10 Vest-Agder maf10.zip
11 Rogaland maf11.zip
12 Hordaland maf12.zip
14 Sogn og Fjordane maf14.zip
15 Møre og Romsdal maf15.zip
16 Sør-Trøndelag maf16.zip
17 Nord trøndelag ma17.zip
18 Nordland maf18.zip
19 Troms maf19.zip
20 Finnmark Does not exist!

Province 1838      
04 HedmarkMatr04-1838.zip
06 BuskerudMatr06-1838.zip
08 TelemarkMatr08-1838.zip
19 TromsMatr19-1838.zip

The overview below refers to the columns in the Excel-files.

KnrMunicipality number
Etternavn_eierThe surname of the land owner or user
Fornavn_eierThe first name of the land owner or user
GnrLand number of farm
BnrTitle number of sub-farm
MnrPrevious land number
LnrPrevious title number
GnavnFarm name
BnavnHolding name