Vikedal Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Vikedal Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift/Bispedømme/
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Len 1599-1660 Stavanger
Amt 1689-1919 1662-1682: Stavanger stiftamt,
682-1919: Stavanger amt
Fylke 1919-Present Rogaland
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Prestegjeld Vikedal
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Tinglag Vikedal
Fogderi Ryfylke
Sorenskriveri Ryfylke
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Church Records
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  • Imsland was a part of Vikedal clerical district and records begin in 1737. They contain priest and sexton records from the parishes Vikedal, Sandeid and Imsland. These records are available on microfilm at the History Library in Salt Lake City.

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1664-1666 Clerical Census: This census was taken by the local parish priests. It covers Vikedal and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the name of the farms, names of farm owners, the sons of the farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and their sons, and the ages of each person. There was another census taken by the civil authorities at this same time. Both censuses should be searched as they supplement each other. This clerical census is more complete. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1664-1666 Civil Census: This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It covers Vikedal and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the name of the farms, names of farm owners, the sons of the farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and their sons, and the ages of each person. There was another census taken by the civil authorities at this same time. Both censuses should be searched as they supplement each other. This clerical census is more complete. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1701 Manntall: The 1701 tax census for Vikedal is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It was taken for military purposes and lists only the males living in rural districts who 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. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


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


  • 1875: The 1875 census for Vikedal 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 database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).



  • 1900: The 1900 census for Vikedal is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It contains the persons name, sex, resident or temporary resident, temporarily absent and where person is, 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 Vikedal 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.

Vikedal police station
*1910-1959 death protocol Digitalarkivet

Vindafjord police station
*1960-1972 death protocol Digitalarkivet

Farm Book[edit | edit source]

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

29 Aarakebø,

63 Bale, 54 Bjørndalen søndre,

36 Dokskar, 39 Dysje,

49 Eikeland, 46 Espevold nedre,

59 Fatland øvre, 50 Førland,

65 Hallingstad øvre, 37 Hapnes, 41 Havnen, 41 Helland, 69 Hogganvik, 68 Holte, 51 Hundseid, 38 Høgabø,

31 Ile,

61 Kalleim, 66 Kalvhagen, 58 Koledalen, 42 Kraakenes,

34 Lauviken, 52 Lilleland, 46 Lillemo,

31 Lø,

48 Mo,

60 Nes, 69 Nygaard,

43 Opsal,

66 Præstegaarden,

53 Roaldkvam,

68 Sandbulængen, 35 Sandviken, 33 Skikelstrand, 48 Soleim, 55 Stølen, 56 Stølsmarken, 67 Søndenaa, 62 Søreim,

32 Torsnes,

58 Ulvevold,

44 Vikedal nedre, 66 Vikedalsosen, 30 Viland, 40 Vormestrand,

64 Ørnes, 38 Østebø, 57 Øvreland.

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names