The Modern and the Historical Population Registers of Norway

Gunnar Thorvaldsen, Universitetet i Tromsø

Norway has kept a national Central Population Register (CPR) since 1964 and is currently building a Historical Population Register (HPR) back to 1801. The CPR has recently become available for aggregate analysis through a web-based interface at microdata.no, while the HPR is available as microdata online for the open period until ca 1920, but only for certified researchers for the later period, cf histreg.no and rhd.uit.no . Parts of the HPR are also available through the Intermediate Data Structure. This paper will discuss main points in the interfaces to the two longitudinal registers.

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 Presented in Session 78. Big Data in Historical Research