Genealogy (slektsgransking)

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Can the Embassy help me find my friend/relative in the United States?

It is difficult to trace someone in the United States when their whereabouts are completely unknown as there are no central records of names and addresses available to the public. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to provide you with information on U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or foreign nationals who travel to or reside in the United States.  These records are protected by the Privacy Act and cannot be divulged to third parties.

However, there may be other parties that can assist you in your search.  If the person you are looking for has passed away, you can contact Vital Records in the state where the person’s last known address was.

Can the Embassy help me find a friend/relative in Norway?

We can assist in locating a U.S. citizen in Norway in cases of parental child abduction or missing persons cases, or when a friend or loved one has not arrived at a location on the scheduled date and time.

We cannot help you trace your ancestry in Norway.  You may find information from the National Archives in Norway on this website useful.