Heskestad Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Heskestad Parish
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • Heskestad was part of Helleland clerical district until 1820 when it became part of Lund clerical district. Records begin in 1713. They contain priest and sexton records from the parishes Helleland and Bjerkreim with Øvrebygd chapel. Included Heskestad parish until 1820 when it became part of Lund clerical district. 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]

  • For the 1865 and 1875 censuses see Lund

  • 1900: The 1900 census for Heskestad clerical district 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 Heskestad clerical district 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.

Heskestad police station
*1923-1964 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 FHL Intl Book

Waula, Jørg Eirik, "Personregister til Heskestad sokn gard, ætt og folk", Stavanger, Norway : Rogaland Historie og Ættesogelag, 1997. An index to: "Hetland skipreide i 450 år" (v. 1 Heskestad gard, ætt og folk / Petrus Valand og Olav Heskestad). 948.31 D2v v. 1 index FHL INTL Book

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

18 Aamdal østre 2 Aasen 13 Bilstad 8 Birkemoen 7 Bjuland 10 Bjørnemoen 32 Drange 21 Dybing 30 Eide 38 Eigeland vestre 33 Eigeland østre 1 Eigelandsdalen 32 Feden 23 Fjelle 5 Førland 22 Førnes 37 Grøsfjeld 25 Grøssereid 3 Gya 4 Gystøl 16 Hauge 11 Helleren 20 Heskestad 19 Hetland 13 Hoktuen 34 Kolestrand 26 Langhus 13 Legen 31 Moen 15 Ollestad 12 Refsland 24 Røiseland 29 Sandsmork 39 Skailand 35 Steine 9 Tekse 36 Tjørn 17 Ueland 6 Urdal 14 Vashus 27 Øiestad nedre

Bilstad, Birkemo, Bjuland, Bjørnemo, Drange, Dybing, Eide, Eikeland, Eikelandsdalen, Fjella (Fjelde), Førland, Førnes, Grøsfjell, Grøssereid, Gya, Gystøl, Hauo (Hauge, Høye), Helleren, Heskestad, Hetland,

Kolestrand (Kolestrond, Kalvestrand), Langhus, Moen, Ollestad, Revsland (Refsland), Røysland, Sandsmork, Skailand, Steine, Tekse, Tjørn, Ualand, Urdal, Vasshus, Øystad, Åmdal, Åsen

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names

Valand, Petrus; Heskestad, Olav: Hetland Skipreide i 450 år bind I. Utgitt av Eigersund og Lund Kommuner 1971