Helleland Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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Guide to Helleland Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Helleland 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 Helleland
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Tinglag Helleand og Bjerkreim
Fogderi Jæderen og Dalene
Sorenskriveri Dalene
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Helleland kirke.jpg
  • Digital 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 parish priests. It covers Helleland 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 (including widows), 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).


  • Vicar's Census 1664-1666, no. 17: Jæren deanery and Dalane deanery Digital Archives


  • 1701 Manntal: A special 1701 tax census exists for Helleland clerical district and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The census of 1701 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 in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


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


  • 1801: The 1801 census for Helleland clerical district includes Helleland, Bjerkreim, and Heskestad parishes and is available on microfilm at the Helleland 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 at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1865: The 1865 census for Helleland is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It 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 Helleland is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It 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 at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


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


  • 1900: The 1900 census for Helleland 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 Helleland is available in a searchable database online at 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.

Helleland police station
*1880-1960 death protocol Digitalarkivet

Farm Book[edit | edit source]

A genealogy of the people and their farms in Hetland skipreide (a coastal district whose inhabitants in the Viking period were responsible for manning and equipping a warship) in Rogaland county. These two vols. cover Heskestad and Helleland parishes for a 450 year period. Includes some history.

Heskestad, Olav and Valand, Petrus, "Hetland skipreide i 450 år", Eigersund: Utgitt av Eigersund og Lund kommuner, 1971. 948.31 D2v Vols 1-2 FHL Intl Book


Waula, Jørg Eirik, "Personregister til Helleland sokn gard, ætt og folk", Stavanger, Norway : Rogaland Historie og Ættesogelag, 1997. An index to: "Hetland skipreide in 450 år (v. 2 Helleland gard, ætt og folk) / Petrus Valand og Olav Heskestad. 948.31 D2v v. 2 index FHL INTL Book

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

45 Aamdal nedre, 28 Aamot 32, Berge, 39 Birkeland, 17 Botne, 38 Brueland, 50 Brynnesland, 8 Drange, 9 Dybing, 43 Eigeland søndre, 5 Eigeli, 4 Eigelistølen, 49 Eigestein, 36 Epteland, 29 Feden, 7 Gjeideraas, 6 Glypstad,13 Grøning, 23 Gydal, 6 Halland, 32 Haugeland, 40 Hesvig, 10 Hetland nedre, 31 Hogstad lille, 27 Holte, 30 Hovland, 46 Hustoftdal, 18 Hæstad, 12 Høiland, 42 Imiseid, 30 Kjørran, 51 Klungland, 53 Kvaale og Mattisfed, 26 Lien, 52 Lomeland, 37 Missingen, 16 Mysing, 41 Møgedal, 54 Nese, 19 Orrestad, 15 Pollen, 47 Præstegaarden, 34 Ramsland, 1 Rapstad, 2 Røidland, 14 Skjeipstad, 22 Slettebø, 55 Sleveland, 38 Strømstad, 3 Støle, 35 Svaalestad, 24 Terland ,25 Toftene, 48 Tveide, 20 Øen, 21 Øigrei

Berge, Birkeland, Botna, Brynnesland, Dranga, Dybing, Dyrås, Eikeland, Eikeli, Eikelistøl, Eikestein, Epteland (Efteland), Fet, Gjeiterås, Glypstad, Grøning, Gydal, Gåshus, Helleland prestergård, Hestad,

Hesvik, Hetland, Hogstad, Holte, Hovland, Hustoftdal, Høyland, Imiseid, Klungland, Krossen, Kvåle, Lien, Lomeland, Løvoll, Myssingen (Messing), Mysing, Møgedal (Mykedal), Nese, Omdal (Åmdal),

Orrestad (Årrestad), Polden, Ramsland, Rapstad, Røydland (Rødland), Skeipstad (Skipstad), Skjerpe, Slettebø, Sleveland, Strømstad, Støla, Svalestad (Svålestad), Terland, Toftén, Tveida, Vattakleiva, Øen,

Øygrei (Øgreid), Åmot

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names

Valand, Petrus; Heskestad Olav: Helleland Sokn Gard, ætt og folk.  Utgitt av Eigersund og Lund Kommuner 1971