Hidra (Hitterø) Parish, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy

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

Hidra (Hitterø) Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift/Bispedømme/
Diocese
Stavanger bispedømme 1122-1681, Christianssand Stift 1682-1917, Agder bispedømme 1918-2014, Agder og Telemark bispedømme 2015-today
Prosti Lister
Len 1599-1660 Agdesiden
Amt 1689-1919 1660-1682: Agdesiden, 1682-1685: Christiansand, 1685-1919: Lister og Mandal
Fylke 1919-Present Vest-Agder
Region Sørlandet
Prestegjeld Flekkefjord
Kommune Flekkefjord
Skifteretten Lister sorenskriveri
Tinglag Flekkefjord
Fogderi Lister
Sorenskriveri Flekkefjord
Skipreide Feta (Feda)


Church Records[edit | edit source]

Flekkefjord clerical district contains priest and sexton records from the parishes Nes with Flekkefjord city and Hidra (Hitterø) in Flekkefjord clerical district. Nes and Flekkefjord were separated from Lund clerical district in Rogaland county and Hidra from Sokndal clerical district in Rogaland county in 1820.

See also Flekkefjord clerical district and Sokndal clerical district.

At Digitalarkivet:

Flekkefjord / Nes / Hidra: 1773-1969

Birth Index Flekkefjord / Hidra / Nes: 1916-1945

Marriage index / Flekkefjord / Hidra / Nes: 1942-1945

Sokndal / Hidra: 1729-1806

Census Records[edit | edit source]

This 1664-1666 cens73us was taken by the local parish priests. 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. Both censuses should be searched as they supplement each other. This clerical census is more complete.

This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It lists the names of the farms, farmowners (including widows), sons of farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and sons of cottagers and the age of each person. The clerical authorities took a census during this same time period. Both censuses should be used as they supplement each other. The clerical census is more complete.

  • 1664-1666 Bailif census for Hidra at Digitalarkivet


The 1801 census (b. 36) for Flekkefjord clerical district includes Nes, Hidra, Gyland, and Flekkefjord parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation.


1865 Flekkefjord Clerical District original] This census 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.



This 1875 census 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.



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.


Court Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

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:
1 Aagenes, 16 Aamland, 32 Abelnes, 59 Agerhus, 48 Allestad, 7 Auland

32 Bjørnøen lille, 32 Bolshus, 39 Botne lille, 50 Botne paa Heien, 31 Bukstad, 38 Bækkedal

52 Daastøl, 43 Daatland

19 Eide

12 Festevold, 45 Fidsel

32 Gangstø [ ], 49 Gumpefjeld

36 Haaland, 37 Haaland lille, 56 Haaskog, 34 Haugeland, 27 Hitterøkalven, 51 Hogstad, 58 Holmen, 55 Hommen, 26 Hummeraas, 2 Hummeraasøen og Skibøen, 23 Hæstad

35 Itland

15 Kaade, 4 Kjellingnes, 14 Kjøide, 42 Kleppe indre, 14 Kongshavn, 8 Kraageda,l 46 Kvanvig, 33 Kvelland

28 Langeland, 29 Langelandstranden, 40 Li

20 Marstad, 59 Midbø, 60 Mosebakken, 44 Mønstermyr

54 Polland, 54 Pytten

17 Reistad

3 Sele, 19 Skaret, 58 Skarpenes, 47 Stemmen, 53 Stø, 30 Støitland

5 Ulland ytre, 21 Urstad nedre

2 Vaage, 14 Vaagen, 13 Vallaas, 57 Vatland, 25 Veisdal ytre, 18 Vimrevaag

60 Ystebø, 9 Ysthus

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Lister og Lyngdal
*1666-1889 Family History Library

Lister judicial district
*1666-1829 Digitalarkivet

Flekkefjord judical district
*1810-1887 Family History Library
*1810-1907 Digitalarkivet

Lista deanery
*1804-1834 Family History Library
*1804-1834 Digitalarkivet

Note: Probates may also be found in Jæren og Dalane judicial district in Rogaland County. Hidra was separated from Sokndal clerical district in 1820.

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names