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Avaldsnes Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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Guide to Avaldsnes, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records

Avaldsnes is in the Karmøy Region. Other parishes in this region include Karmøy the parishes of Avaldsnes, Kopervik (Stangeland), Skudenes, Skudeneshavn, Torvastad (Torvestad), Falnes, Ferkingstad and Åkra.

Avaldsnes Parish
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Len 1599-1660 Stavanger
Amt 1689-1919 1662-1682: Stavanger stiftamt,
1682-1919: Stavanger amt
Fylke 1919-Present Rogaland
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Prestegjeld Avaldsnes
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Fogderi Ryfylke
Sorenskriveri Karmsund
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • Church records include priest and sexton records from Avaldsnes clerical district which included Kopervik parish from 1855-1887 which became its own clerical district in 1888. Also included Førdesfjorden from 1893-1969, which became part of Tysvær clerical district in 1969. Separate books were kept from 1881 for Kopervik bysogn and Kopervik landsogn (Stangaland), and also for the parish clerks records from 1891. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

  • Digital images of the church books are found at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1664-1666 Clerical Census: This census was taken by the local parish priests. It covers Avaldsnes clerical district and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the name of the farms, names of farm owners, the sons of the farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and their sons, and the ages of each person. There was another census taken by the civil authorities at this same time. This clerical census is more complete. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1664-1666 Civil Census: This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It covers Avaldsnes clerical district and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the names of the farms, farm owners, sons of farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and sons of cottagers and the age of each person. The clerical authorities took a census during this same time period. Both censuses should be used as they supplement each other. The clerical census is more complete. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1701 Manntall: The 1701 tax census for Avaldsnes clerical district is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. was taken for military purposes. It lists only the males living in rural districts who were over the age of one year. It includes the farm name, name and age of the owner, names and ages of sons and servants. Also includes the residence of all unmarried males living away from home when the census was taken. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1758: Sjelregister A 1758 sjeleregister for Avaldsnes clerical district exists and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

  • 1801: The 1801 census for Avaldsnes clerical district is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation. Also available in a searchable database online Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1865: The 1865 census for Avaldsnes clerical district is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. This census contains the persons name, residence, status in the family, occupation, sex, martial status, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information. Each book usually contains one clerical district (prestegjeld). In some books there are two clerical districts recorded. The parishes and school districts in each clerical district are listed at the beginning of each book. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1875: The 1875 census for Avaldsnes clerical district is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. contains the persons name, residence, position in the family, occupation, sex, marital status, year of birth, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information. Also available in a searchable database online Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1891: The 1891 census for Avaldsnes clerical district is available in a searchable database online at Digitlarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1900: The 1900 census for Avaldsnes clerical district is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. This census contains the persons name, sex, resident or temporary resident, temporarily absent and where person is, position in the family, marital status, occupation, year of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1910: The 1910 census for Avaldsnes is available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Farm Book[edit | edit source]

Farm book and vital information on residents in Avaldsnes in the community of Karmøy, Rogaland co., Norway.

Lillehammer, Arnvid, Avaldsnes, Karmøy: Bygdebokutvalget, c1991-1993.

948.31/A3 D2L Vols. 1-2 FHL Intl Book

Farm Book on the Internet[edit | edit source]

Karmøy Genealogy Club is creating an internet accessable listing of the families who have lived on Karmøy. The sources for this website are "Bygdebok for Karmøy," Norges Bybyggelse, notes of Johannes Mjølhus, the church books, probate records, census records, and private family information. 

The family listings are by the farm which they lived on. The explanation of the website is in English but the family information is in Norwegian. [1]

You will find a list of all the farms which are found in the modern Karmøy kommune. As the information comes available there will be a link from the table to the information on a specific farm. On the internet you will only find information of those inhabitants who had registered descendants. A more complete listing is found in the office in Skudeneshavn. You can E-mail inquires to Slektsforum.karmoy@c2i.net.

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

39 Austevik, 51 Austnes,

45 Brat-Helgeland, 43 Bygnes,

31 Fiskaaen, 50 Fosen, 47 Fosneneset,

53 Gismarvik, 24 Guldaakeren,

41 Haaland Søndre, 55 Haalen, 54 Haastø, 37 Haavik, 42 Helgeberg, 49 Helleviken, 23 Hinderaaker, 52 Høvring

18 Kalstø, 36 Klafthus, 34 Kolstø, 16 Kvalevaag,

22 Lande, 21 Landenes, 46 Leirevaag, 48 Lindøen, 51 Løvøen,

47 Marafupladsen, 32 Matland, 35 Mæland,

27 Præstegaarden,

38 Ringen, 33 Rygge,

24 Skeie, 50 Skokkene, 19 Stokdal, 50 Stølen,

44 Tjoland,

26 Uvik,

25 Vaage, 51 Vaage, 30 Vaage Søndre, 40 Vaare, 47 Vareneset, 28 Velle Nordre, 17 Vikene, 17 Vikestølen, 20 Visnes, 47 Voldsviken

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

For 1666-1795 the probates are found in Ryfylke og Karmsund judicial district.
For 1793-1901 they are found in Karmsund judicial district.
The clerical probates for 1692-1812 are found in Karmsund deanery.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Ryfylke og Karmsund judicial district
*1666-1795 Family History Library
*1666-1795 Digitalarkivet
*1666-1815 Probate card indexes sorted by farm name Digitalarkivet

Karmsund judicial district
*1793-1901 Family History Library
*1793-1901 Digitalarkivet.

Karmsund deanery
*1692-1812 Clerical probate records Family History Library
*1692-1812 Digitalarkivet.

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names