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Stavanger Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Stavanger 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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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Stavanger city has several parishes. They are:





Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1664-1666 Clerical Census: This census was taken by the local parish priests. It covers Stavanger city and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City FamilySearch and online at Digital Archives



  • 1701 Manntall: The 1701 tax census for Stavanger city is available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives). It was taken for military purposes and lists only the males living in rural districts that were over the age of one year. It includes the farm name, name and age of the owner, names and ages of sons and servants. Also includes the residence of all unmarried males living away from home when the census was taken.


  • 1801: The 1801 census for Stavanger city lists the street name and number, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1825: A special 1826 census for Stavanger city exists and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the farm name, person's name, age, position in the family, occupation, and other miscellaneous information. It also list statistics. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1835: A special 1835 census for Stavanger city exists and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the farm name, person's name, age, position in the family, occupation, and other miscellaneous information. It also list statistics.


  • 1865: The 1865 census for Stavanger city is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It contains the person's name, residence, status in the family, occupation, sex, marital status, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information. Each book usually contains one clerical district. 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 Stavanger city is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It contains the person's 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 database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1885: A special 1885 census for Stavanger city exists and is available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


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



  • 1910: The 1910 census for Stavanger city is available in a searchable database online at Digitalakrivet (Digital Archives).


Court Records[edit | edit source]

1617-1706 The court records contain reports of civil and criminal actions, including the allodial rights, "odelssaker". You will find names, dates, places, and relationships in these records. The records have no indexes, therefore require time to study. They are excellent sources for genealogical research and at times you can find entire families through several generations. These records must be used in conjunction with the mortgage records, probate records, or other records. These records are for Stavanger city judicial district in Rogaland County.


Place Names[edit | edit source]

A description of place names and street names in Stavanger city and the surrounding areas. "Stedsnavn i Stavanger by og nærmeste omegn"


Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1607-1711 Byregnskaper City revenue and expense records, tax lists, real estate registers, and other materials containing names of owners and amounts paid. These records are for Stavanger city in Rogaland county.
  • 1682-1872 These mortgage records give information about real estate, conveyances, mortgages, and other transactions of properties. Contracts, agreements, and deeds are also recorded in these books. The panteregisters are extracts of the records. These records are for Stavanger city judicial district in Rogaland county. Scanned images are available at Digitalarkivet.


Probate Records[edit | edit source]

1680-1869 Probate records for Stavanger city judicial district. The probate records usually contain the date of probate, name of the deceased, names of heirs, guardians and trustees, inventory lists, land and holdings, and other miscellaneous information.

1763-1851 Clerical probate records are found in the Jæren deanery. Probate records of Jæren deanery in Rogaland County, Norway; which includes the following clerical districts: Hetland, Høyland, Hå, Håland, Klepp, Lye (Time), Ogna and the city Stavanger. Records contain dates, names of deceased, heirs, guardians and trustees, inventory lists, land and holdings, and other miscellaneous information.


Farm Books[edit | edit source]

There are no farm books kept for cities.