Nesna Parish, Nordland, Norway Genealogy

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

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History[edit | edit source]

Nesna is a small coastal town located approximately 24 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The name comes from the old farm Nesna (Norse Nesnar), and is derived from the word nes 'headland'. The parish of Nesna has been in existance since the 1600’s. The municipality of Nesna was created on January 1, 1838.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Nesna clerical district contains parish registers from the parishes of Nesna with Bardal chapel and Dønnes (Dønna) with Husby chapel. Includes Hjelpe cemetery at Sjona. Nesna or (Yttre Ranen) was an annex under Alstahaug clerical district until 1730, but was divided and made its own district on 12 Dec., 1738.

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of the church books, 1704-1934.

Digital images are online at Digitalarkivet:

Nesna: 1704-1820, 1829-1910

Nesna / Dønna: 1820-1828, 1842-1910

Nesna / Nesna: 1820-1828, 1842-1861, 1864-1880, 1893-1928

Nesna / Sjona: 1864-1902

Dønna: 1855-1877, 1880-1939

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1664-1666: Sogneprestenes manntall 1664-1666. Includes the parishes of Alstahaug, Herøy, Tjøtta, Vefsn, Nord-Rana and Nesna and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Also available in at Digitalarkivet
  • 1701: Manntall 1701: Includes the parishes of Alstahaug, Hemnes, Mo, Nesna, Vefsn, Tjøtta and Herøy and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Also available online at Digitalarkivet
  • 1795-1797: Sjeleregister. Includes the parishes of Tjøtta, Nesna, Elsfjord and Korgen all in Nordland county and Grong, Høylandet, Harran, Klinga, Otterøy, Flatanger, Kvam, Følling and Verdal in Nord-Trøndelag county. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
  • 1801: Folketellingen. Includes the parishes of Nesna, Dønnes and Sjona and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Also available in a searchable database at Digitalarkivet.
  • 1855: Folketellingen, Nesna prestegjeld (Nordland). Includes the parishes of Nesna and Dønnes and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library. Also available online at Digitalarkivet

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

There are two Bygdeboks for Nesna (both available only in Norwegian):

  • Nesna Sogn - fram til år 1800 (Until the year 1800) by Øyvind Jenssen
    ISBN: 82-994038-0-4 and 82-994038-1-2
  • Nesna 1800 - 1920 - Fra Prestegjeld til kommune (From the Parishes of the munincipality) by Øyvind Jenssen
    ISBN: 82-994038-0-4 and 82-994038-1-2

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

90 Akkarviken, 5 Alsøen, 42 Auren

73 Bakken, 69 Bardal indre, 75 Bardal ytre, 76 Bergsnev, 70 Blyset, 39 Botnet, 71 Breimo, 32 Buviken

19 Dilleren

46 Einmoen, 68 Ekren, 20 Enga, 78 Enga, 48 Engen, 79 Engen

93 Fagerviken lille, 91 Fagerviken stor, 24 Feøen, 95 Finkonna, 1 Finviken, 28 Flostrand, 3 Forsland, 35 Fuglstad, 37 Fuglstadlien

9 Hagen, 23 Halland, 63 Hammerøen, 55 Handaa, 6 Handnes, 8 Handstein, 34 Hauknes, 31 Helgaaen, 30 Helgaavatnet, 54 Herset, 64 Hinderaa, 16 Hines, 22 Horn, 21 Huglen, 53 Huske, 80 Høijorden

41 Jægtstranden

38 Kvalnes

85 Laavong indre, 87 Laavong ytre, 74 Lagli, 29 Langstrand, 94 Lien, 77 Lindset, 47 Longset

74 Mastermoen, 62 Mehus, 41 Myklebostad

89 Naalkyta, 83 Neppelberg, 57 Nesne, 25 Nordbostad, 33 Nordfjorden, 67 Nordvikneset, 28 Nylandet

52 Oldersletten, 65 Peperøen med Neppeløen

84 Randalen, 10 Ravnfløi, 51 Remmaa, 49 Remmen, 92 Remmen, 17 Riksen

59 Sandnes ytre, 18 Saura, 2 Sellaat, 40 Sjoneidet, 44 Sjonfjeldet, 43 Sjonstien, 11 Skaga, 86 Skaret, 4 Skjeivstad, 50 Skog, 63 Sleremmen, 56 Sletstrand, 13 Steiro, 41 Stokhaugen, 15 Stokka, 60 Strand nedre, 61 Strand øvre

27 Tortenviken

66 Underøen

7 Valla, 81 Vasdal, 88 Velsvaag, 45 Venes med Laagland, 26 Vik, 26 Vikholmen

12 Øbø, 18 Ørneset, 82 Østviken

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

1686-1878: Probates are found in Helgeland judicial district.

1728-1807: Clerical probates are found in Helgeland Deanery

1686-1780: Index to probates from Alstahaug. An extraction of the probate records from 1686 to 1780 for Altsahaug, Nordland, Norway.

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Frode Holthe lives in Husby at the island Tomma in Nesna, Helgeland. He maintains a publicly accessable database with a large collection of genealogical information about the Nesna area. The site supports English and Norwegian. This is the English link: http://www.slekt.net/home.php

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names