Fister Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Fister 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 Hjelmeland
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Tinglag Hjelmeland, Aardal
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

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  • Fister is a parish in Hjelmeland clerical district. Records begin in 1760. 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]


  • 1891: The 1891 census for Fister is available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1900: The 1900 census for Fister is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. This census contains the persons name, sex, whether resident or temporary resident, those absent from the parish and their location at the time of the census, position in the family, marital status, occupation, year of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information and online at Digital Archives


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

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

For 1666-1795 the probates are in the combined Ryfylke and Karmsund judicial district.
For 1786-1876 they are found in Ryfylke judicial district.
The clerical probates for 1729-1807 are found in Ryfylke deanery deanery. `

Availability[edit | edit source]

Ryfylke og Karmsund judicial district
*1666-1795 Family History Library
*1666-1795 Digitalarkivet
*1666-1788 Probate card indexes sorted by farm name Digitalarkivet

Ryfylke judicial district
*1786-1876 Family History Library
*1786-1876 Digitalarkivet

Ryfylke deanery
*1786-1807 Clerical probate records Family History Library
*1786-1807 Digitalarkivet.

Farm Book[edit | edit source]

A genealogy and a history of the people and their farms in Hjelmeland and Fister communities in Rogaland County, Norway.

Brandal, Trygve, "Hjelmeland: gardar og folk", Hjelmeland: Hjelmeland Kommune, c1989-1990. Vol. 1. Gardane på nordsida av Randøy, på Ombo, Jøsneset of i Jøsefjorden -- Vol. 2. Gardane i Vormedal, Hjelmeland, og Asvik -- Vol. 3. Fister og sørside av Randøy. 948,31/H4 D2 FHL Intl Book

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

The number and name of the farms listed in Oluf Rygh Farm Name Index in about 1900 were as follows:

2 Barnevigen, 7 Bjelland store, 6 Bjustykket, 18 Bokn lille, 10 Brat-Hetland, 16 Byre, 25 Børøen

29 Dale ytre, 1 Døvig

19 Eige nedre

3 Fister midtre, 8 Flad-Hetland

27 Gjerdet, 14 Grønevigen

22 Halsne, 13 Helgøen, 26 Hovde

24 Kaade

2 Li, 2 Lierlien

17 Maaløen og Trætholmen, 14 Mosnes

11 Nord-Skaar

23 Rande

28 Sandanger indre, 15 Sigmundstad, 21 Skartveid, 12 Skjelsvigen, 6 Solbjør, 9 Staurland,

26 Ytreneset

12 Øvrebø

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names