Sjernarøy Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Sjernarøy 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 Nerstrand
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Tinglag Nerstrand
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

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  • Nedstrand clerical district records begin in 1724. They contain priest and sexton records from the parishes Nedstrand (Hinderå) and Sjernarøy with Skjoldastraumen (Vårneset) chapell. Hinderå was changed to Nedstrand in 1881 and Vårneset to Skjoldastraumen in 1975.

  • Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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

  • 1900: The 1900 census for Sjernarøy 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).

  • 1910: The 1910 census for Sjernarøy is 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.

Farm Book[edit | edit source]

A genealogy of the people and their farms in Sjernarøy in Nedstrand clerical district in Rogaland county with some history.

Løland, Jacob Sverre, "Sjernarøy bygdebok: gard og ætt," Finnøy: Utgevar: Finnøy kommune, 1972. 948.31/S5 D2L FHL INTL Book A farm name index to this book is found at the following link. File:948.31-S5 D2L - SJERNARØY.pdf

"Index to Sjernarøy bygdebok" by Jørg Eirik Waula. Stavanger, Norway: Rogaland Historie og Ættesogelag, 1995.

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:

7 Atletveit, 20 Aubø

14 Berge vestre

8 Eide, 24 Eik

19 Fure

9 Haale, 22 Hauge, 28 Helgøen, 3 Hetletveit, 12 Hille nordre

2 Jørstad

4 Kalleim, 24 Kalvhagen, 16 Kvelland, 5 Kyle

21 Lauarviken, 25 Lillehage, 23 Lund, 10 Løland

17 Neseim, 21 Noreim

21 Ramsvik, 1 Røreim

13 Skjelsnes, 6 Sølberg

27 Talgø, 25 Tandrevold, 26 Tjul

18 Vinje

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names