Today's excursion to the Statsarkivet (State Archives) in Trondheim was certainly interesting. The photo below is the building the archives are in. The Germans built it during WWII and it is studded with rebar. The allies tried to bomb it but couldn't destroy it so they left it and it is now used for the archives. I love this strange and seemingly random historical fact (the taxi driver told me this by the way).
I did NOT find the information I had hoped to find (death records) but found other important information. Hopefully the church administration in Hammerfest will find the missing records.
Finally, the last piece of interesting information I found out was that my hotel is on the same street as the bank he worked in - on Kongens gate - literally a 5 minute walk down the street.