Vats Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Vats Parish
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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 Skjold
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Tinglag Skjold, Vats
Fogderi Ryfylke
Sorenskriveri Karmsund
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • Records begin in 1743. Skjold clerical district included the parishes Skjold, Tysvær and Vats with Vårenes chapel. Tysvær parish became its own clerical district in 1848. Earlier records were burned on 14 Oct. 1786.

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • For 1875 and earlier see Skjold

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

  • 1900: The 1900 census for Vats 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 Vats 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 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.

Vindafjord police station
*1960-1972 death protocol Digitalarkivet

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

A genealogy of the people and their farms in Vats, Rogaland county, Norway. Includes a history of the old Vats area.

Dybdal-Holthe, Nils, "Soga om Vats: gard og ætt i gamle Vats herad," Vats: Bygdebodnemnda i Vats i samarbeid med Vindafjord kommune, c 1984. 948.31/V1 D2d FHL INTL Book

Index to: Soga om Vats: gard og ætt i gamle Vats herad/ Nils Dybdal-Holthe Waula, Jørg Eirik, "Soga om Vats gard og ætt personregister," Stavanger, Norway: Rogaland Historie og Ættesogelag, 1996. 948.31/V1 D2d index FHL INTL Book

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

108 Aam, 120 Alvs-Eike, 124 Aurdal or Urdal

129 Bakkevold 128 Blekre, 100 Breidalen,

109 Eide, 123 Eikeland, 107 Eikenes, 122 Eikesdal

112 Frøland

136 Gjerde

111 Haalen, 142 Haraldstveit, 134 Hustoft

103 Indreland

111 Kaarhus, 137 Koltveit, 116 Krakk

125 Lande, 133 Lyngnes,

114 Neseim, 145 Nising, 106 Nordtveit

102 Raunes, 115 Røirviken

132 Sandnes, 119 Sjurs-Eike, 138 Skjerveim, 115 Skruenes, 117 Slaattenaut, 118 Slaattenølle, 126 Spaatveit, 135 Stillufs-Eike, 139 Stokke, 143 Stokkedal, 101 Straatveit, 99 Stølsvik, 127 Svantesvold, 131 Sørhus, 104 Sørtveit

143 Teigen, 140 Tjeltveit, 144 Torstveit, 113 Tørsdal med Uglehaugen

110 Vatne, 141 Vatnekvam, 121 Velle, 130 Vestvold

123 Ødegaarden, 105 Øvretveit


Dybdal-Holthe, Nils, "Soga om Vats: gard og ætt i gamle Vats herad," Vats: Bygdebodnemnda i Vats i samarbeid med Vindafjord kommune, c 1984. 948.31/V1 D2d FHL INTL Book


References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names