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Skudenes Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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


Skudenes is in the Karmøy Region. Other parishes in this region include Karmøy the parishes of Avaldsnes, Kopervik (Stangeland), Skudenes, Skudeneshavn, Torvastad (Torvestad), Falnes, Ferkingstad and Åkra.

Skudenes 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 Skudenes
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Tinglag Skudenes
Fogderi Ryfylke
Sorenskriveri Karmsund
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • Skudenes clerical district contains priest and sexton records from the parishes Falnes with Skudeneshavn and Ferkingstad in Skudenes (Skudesnes) clerical district. Included Bokn (Bukken) parish until 1848 when it was annexed to Tysvær clerical district and Åkra parish until 1887 when it was annexed to Kopervik clerical district. Earlier church records were burned in 1841. Book 1 is a record made by the priest about 1847 of church affairs before 1842. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1664-1666 Clerical Census: This census was taken by the local parish priests it covers Skjold and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, also available online at Digital Archives



  • 1801: The 1801 census for Skudenes clerical district includes Skudenes, Falnes, Ferkingstad, Bokn, and Åkra parishes and is available in a searchable database online at Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1865: The 1865 census for Skudenes 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, age, 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. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1875: The 1875 census for Skudenes is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It 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. Also available in a searchable databse online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


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


  • 1900: The 1900 census for Skudenes 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, 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 Skudenes is available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkviet (Digital Archives).


Probate Records[edit | edit source]

For 1666-1795 the probates are found in Ryfylke og Karmsund judicial district.
For 1793-1901 they are found in Karmsund judicial district.
The clerical probates for 1692-1812 are found in Karmsund deanery.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Ryfylke og Karmsund judicial district
*1666-1795 Family History Library
*1666-1795 Digitalarkivet
*1666-1815 Probate card indexes sorted by farm name Digitalarkivet

Karmsund judicial district
*1793-1901 Family History Library
*1793-1901 Digitalarkivet.

Karmsund deanery
*1692-1812 Clerical probate records Family History Library
*1692-1812 Digitalarkivet.

Skudenes police station
*1884-1977 death protocol Digitalarkivet

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

  • A genealogy of the people and their farms in Skudenes and Skudeneshavn on Karmøy in Rogaland county with some history.

Lillehammer, Arnvid, "Skudenes og Skudeneshavn," Karmøy: Utgitt av bygdebokutvalget i Karmøy, 1982. 948.31/S12 D2L FHL INTL Book

  • Family Group Record forms of the families living in the parishes Falnes, Ferkingstad, Akre and Bokn in Skudenes clerical district before Oct 1841. The parish records were destroyed in a fire in Oct 1841. These records were compiled from the priests survey (G.S. film number 126304) and from the 1758 and 1801 census records. These records are arranged in alphabetical order by the husbands first name.

"Families in Skudenes clerical district from 1670 to 1842," Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980. FHL INTL Film 1124522 (Names 1670-1842, A - M) FHL INTL Film 1124523 Item 1 (Names 1670-1842, M - Z 1670-1800 A - V (Bokn)).

Karmøy collection - FHL INTL 948.31/S12 D2L includes a list of farms in the front.

Farm Book on the Internet[edit | edit source]

Karmøy Genealogy Club is creating an internet accessable listing of the families who have lived on Karmøy. The sources for this website are "Bygdebok for Karmøy," Norges Bybyggelse, notes of Johannes Mjølhus, the church books, probate records, census records, and private family information.

The family listings are by the farm which they lived on. The explanation of the website is in English but the family information is in Norwegian.

You will find a list of all the farms which are found in the modern Karmøy kommune. As the information comes available there will be a link from the table to the information on a specific farm. On the internet you will only find information of those inhabitants who had registered descendants. A more complete listing is found in the office in Skudeneshavn. You can E-mail inquires to Slektsforum.karmoy@c2i.net.