Falnes Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

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

  • Church records exist since 1758. Falsnes parish was in Skudeneshavn as well as Skudeneshavn and Ferkingstad. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

See Skudenes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Farm Book[edit | edit source]

Lillehammer, Arvid, "Skudenes og Skudeneshavn", Karmøy: Utgitt av bygdebokutvalget i Karmøy, 1982. 948.31/S12 D2L  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.


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]

35 Austneberg

51 Beiningen

54 Dale

51 Falnes nedre

39 Grøteim

42 Haaland søndre, 49 Heggeim, 48 Hillesland, 53 Hovdestad, 43 Høines

36 Kirkeleitet, 45 Kuviken

37 Li, 42 Lynghaugen

34 Mjølhus

42 Naleid, 46 Neset

50 Præstegaarden

40 Risdal nedre, 47 Ryggen

44 Selvaag, 52 Skitnedal, 56 Snorteland, 38 Syre

55 Tjøsteim

47 Uren

47 Vik

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names