Røldal Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Røldal Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift/Bispedømme/
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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 Røldal
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Tinglag Røldal
Fogderi Hardanger og Voss
Sorenskriveri Hardanger og Voss
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • Røldal parish belonged to the Suldal clerical district in Rogaland county. It was separated from Suldal clerical district in 1885. The earlier records were burned in 1778. It became part of Hordaland County in 1848.

  • Digital images for the parish registers for Røldal parish are available at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • For censuses prior to 1865 see Suldal.

  • 1865: The 1865 census for Røldal 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.


  • 1875: The 1875 census for Røldal is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It contains the persons name, whether resident or temporary resident, those absent from the parish and their location at the time of the census, 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).



  • 1900: The 1900 census for Røldal is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It contains the persons name, whether resident or temporary resident, those absent from the parish, and their location at the time of the census, position in the family, marital status, occupation, date of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

For 1666-1795 the probates are in the combined Ryfylke and Karmsund judicial district.
For 1786-1876 they are found in Ryfylke judicial district.
The clerical probates for 1729-1807 are found in Ryfylke deanery deanery. `

Availability[edit | edit source]

Ryfylke og Karmsund judicial district
*1666-1795 Family History Library
*1666-1795 Digitalarkivet
*1666-1788 Probate card indexes sorted by farm name Digitalarkivet

Ryfylke judicial district
*1786-1876 Family History Library
*1786-1876 Digitalarkivet

Ryfylke deanery
*1786-1807 Clerical probate records Family History Library
*1786-1807 Digitalarkivet. .

For 1786-1848 the records are in the RyfylkeRogaland County judicial district.

1848-1881: Probate records are found in Hardanger og Voss judicial district.

The probate records usually contain the date of the probate, name of the deceased, names of heirs, guardians and trustees, inventory lists, land and holdings, and other miscellaneous information.

Farm Book[edit | edit source]

A history of Røldal in Hordaland county and a genealoy of the people and their farms.

Dalen, Knut and Dalen, Alma, "Røldal bygdebok," Røldal: Utgjeven av Røldal kommune, [1960]. 948.32/R1 H2d FHL INTL Book