Egersund Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Egersund Parish
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

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  • Church records begin in 1664. They contain parish records from the parishes Ogna and Egersund (Eigersund) with landsognet and ladestedet.

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


Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1664-1666 Clerical Census: This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It covers Egersund clerical district, including Egersund and Ogne (Ogna) and parishes. It is on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Scanned images are online Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1664-1666 Civil Census: This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It is on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Scanned images are online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1801: The 1801 census for Egersund clerical district includes Ogna parish and is on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1855: A special 1885 census for Egersund clerical district includes Ogna parish and is on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It also includes an extraction of the births, deaths, and marriage from the church records for the years 1856 to 1875 for Ogna parish.


  • 1875: The 1875 census for Egersund clerical district includes Ogna parish and is on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1885: A special 1885 census for Egersund clerical district, including Ogna parish, exists. It is on printed format listed four different ways: 1) First name 2) Patronymic 3) Last name (farm name) 4) Order of original census. It is at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1891: The 1891 census for Egersund is available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1900: The 1900 census for Egersund clerical district includes Ogna parish and is on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. A database is online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

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

Court Records[edit | edit source]

The court records contain reports of civil and criminal actions, including the allodial rights, a system of ownership by which an owner has all rights associated with possessing a property. You will find names, dates, places, and relationships in these records. The records have no indexes, and therefore require time to study. They are excellent sources for genealogical research and at times you can find entire families through several generations. These records must be used in conjunction with the mortgage records, probate records, or other records.

Court records at the Family History Library, 1613-1701

These records are for Jæren and Dalane judicial districts which include these places: Hetland (Frue), Høyland, Klepp, Time (Lye), Håland, Ogna, Sandnes, Helleland, Egersund, Lund, Sokndal, Heskestad, , Bjerkreim, Randaberg, Sola, Madla, Varhaug, Nærbø, and Gjestal in Rogaland county.

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

For 1666-1822 the probates are found in Jæren og Dalane judicial district.
For 1823-1882 they are found in Dalane judicial district.
The clerical probates for 1729-1807 are found in Dalane deanery.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Jæren og Dalane judicial district
*1666-1822 Family History Library
*1667-1867 Digitalarkivet
*1666-1815 Probate card indexes sorted by farm name Digitalarkivet

Dalane judicial district
*1823-1882 Family History Library
*1867-1882 Digitalarkivet.

Dalane deanery
*1729-1807 Clerical probate records Family History Library
*1729-1807 Digitalarkivet.

Egersund police station
*1859-1993 Death protocol Digitalarkivet

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

28 Aamdal, 13 Aarstad, 19 Aase, 47 Asperøen, 11 Auglend, 21 Auglend

2 Bjaaen, 56 Buerskog

8 Dognavolden, 18 Dyrnes, 60 Dægen,

47 Egre, 47 Eide, 51 Eige lille, 45 Eigebakken

50 Fotland, 8 Fuglodden

54 Gjermestad, 23 Grastveid, 27 Grødeim, 8 Grønehaugen

17 Haaland, 46 Hafsøen, 18 Halland, 8 Halsen, 30 Hegdal, 57 Heigrestad, 58 Helland, 33 Helleren, 60 Helvig, 13 Hesnes, 59 Hesthammeren, 45 Holand, 7 Horten, 37 Horve, 8 Hovland

44 Kjelland, 13 Kjellebakken, 29 Koldal, 8 Krossevolden, 60 Kvernebakken, 31 Kydland

45 Lagaard, 47 Launesodden, 36 Laupstad, 7 Leidland, 32 Lien, 13 Lygrebakken, 24 Lædre, 10 Løining

60 Marbotnen, 60 Marren, 2 Midbrød, 40 Mjølhus, 25 Mong, 5 Myglebostad

15 Neset, 59 Netland, 35 Nodland i Heien, 20 Nodland paa Neset, 55 Næveland

12 Præstegaarden, 16 Puntevold

26 Rodvelt

3 Segleim, 14 Skaare, 4 Skadberg, 6 Skjelbrei, 60 Skjerpingen, 45 Slettebø, 41 Sletteid, 45 Solkroen, 22 Stapnes, 13 Storevolden og Løtomten, 8 Sundstø, 21 Svaanes, 43 Svinland, 9 Sæstad,

49 Tengs, 48 Tengsereid, 38 Tjervall, 60 Trossevigen, 13 Trættevolden

60 Vasvigen, 39 Veshovde, 34 Vind-Birkeland

53 Yksnebø, 1 Ystebrød

42 Øigrei

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names