Fusa Parish, Hordaland, Norway Genealogy

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

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Microfilm of parish registers available at the Family History Library for Fusa clerical district contains parish registers for Fusa, Hålandsdal and Strandvik parishes with Sundvor chapel. They were separated from Os clerical district in 1855. For earlier records see Os clerical district. Records available from 1669-1967.

Digital images of parish records are online for Fusa, Hålandsdal, Strandvik, and Sundvor.

Fusa / Fusa, Hålandsdal Strandvik: 1855-1879

Fusa / Fusa: 1861-1938

Fusa / Strandvik: 1861-1938

Fusa / Hålandsdal:1861-1930

For earlier records see Os

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For early census records before 1865 see Os

  • 1900 Census Fusa clerical district included Strandvik and Hålandsdal parishes. Microfilm images are available at the Family History Library Films 274278-274279 and as a database online at Digitalarkivet 1900-telling for 1241 Fuse.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

Skaathun, O.B.,Soga for Fusa : Hålandsdal og Strandvik, Bergen : A.S. Centraltrykkeriet, 1961-1967. A genealogy of the people and their farms and a history of Fusa clerical district which includes Hålandsdal and Strandvik in Hordaland county. FHL 948.32/F3 D2sFarm name indexes to volumes 2-4 are found in the following links. File:948.32-F3 D2s V2 - Fusa Soga.pdf, File:948.32-F3 D2s V3 - FUSA Soga.pdf, File:948.32-F3 D2s V4 - Fusa-Halandsdal-strandvik.pdf

Note:  Vol 2 pertains to Fusa parish, Vol 3 pertains to Hålandsdal parish, Vol 4 pertains to Strandvik parish.

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

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

15 Aadland søndre, 1 Aspeviken, 24 Austestad,

28 Bakke, 25 Berge midtre, 7 Boge nedre, 1 Bogstranden,

16 Dale,

22 Eikeland nedre,

36 For,

6 Gangstø indre, 10 Gangstø ytre, 9 Gaukstad, 35 Gjerde, 30 Gjerevik nedre,

33 Haaland vestre, 18 Hafskaar, 37 Haga søndre, 19 Helland, 13 Holmefjord nordre, 2 Hope,

21 Koldal, 3 Kolleid, 27 Kvaale,

39 Lilleli, 20 Lundervik,

17 Matland,

34 Opsal,

31 Præstegaarden,

10 Røsvold,

12 Samnøen indre, 40 Skjørsand, 38 Storli,

4 Tveiten søndre,

5 Vafet, 26 Vandvik,

32 Øfstestue

For a longer list of farm names, click here: https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/File:948.32-F3_D2s_V2_-_Fusa_Soga.pdf, then click on the next link as well.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

1668-1848: Records are found in Sunnhordaland judicial district.

1848-1895: Records are found in Midhordaland judicial district which was created from Nordhordaland.

1800-1852: Some of the farms in this parish belonged to the Rosendal Estate or Lysekloster Estate. If the probate is not found in the district above look at Hardanger og Voss where the probates for Rosendal and Lysekloster were kept.

1690-1877: Clerical probate records are found in Sunnhordaland Deanery.

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names