Rennesøy Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Rennesøy Parish
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Stift/Bispedømme/
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Len 1599-1660 Stavanger
Amt 1689-1919 1662-1682: Stavanger stiftamt,
1682-1918: Stavanger amt
Fylke 1919-Present Rogaland
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Prestegjeld Rennesø
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Tinglag Rennesø
Fogderi Ryfylke
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Church Records

  • Records begin in 1668 for Rennesøy clerical district. They contain priest and sexton records from the parishes Hausken, Sørbø, Askøy, Utstein Kloster and Kvitsøy in Rennesøy (Hausken) clerical district. The parishes Askø and Utstein Kloster became the new Mosterøy parish 1899.

Census Records

  • 1664-1666 Clerical Census: This census was taken by the local parish priests. It covers Rennesøy clerical district, including Rennesø (Rennesøy), Hausken (Hauske), Sørbø, Askø (Askøy), Kvittingsø (Kvitsøy), and Utstein Kloster (Mosterøy) parishes 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. 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 Rennesøy clerical district, including Hausken (Hauske), Hæsby (Hesby), and Askø (Askøy) parishes and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the names of the farms, farm owners, sons of farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and sons of cottagers and the age of each person. The clerical authorities took a census during this same time period. Both censuses should be used as they supplement each other. The clerical census is more complete. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1758 Sjeleregister: A 1758 sjeleregister for Rennesøy clerical district exists and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

  • 1801: The 1801 census for Rennesøy clerical district includes Hauske, Sørbø, Askøy, Utstein Kloster, Kvitsøy, and Mosterøy parishes and is available on microfilm at the 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).


  • 1825: A special 1825 census for Rennesøy clerical district, including Hauske, Sørbø, Askøy (Mosterøy), Utstein Kloster, and Kvitsøy parishes exists and is available on microfilm Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the farm name, persons name, age, christening date, and miscellaneous information.

  • 1865: The 1865 census for Rennesøy clerical district includes Hauske, Sørbø, Askøy (Mosterøy), Utstein Kloster, and Kvitsøy parishes and 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 Rennesøy clerical district includes Hauske, Sørbø, Askøy (Mosterøy), Utstein Kloster, and Kvitsøy parishes is available at on microfilm 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 Rennesøy clerical district includes Hauske, Sørbø, Askøy (Mosterøy), Utstein Kloster, and Kvitsøy parishes and 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 Rennesøy is available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Court Records

Land Records

Probate Records

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

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.

Rennesøy police station
*1896-1972 death protocol Digitalarkivet

Farm Book

"Rennesøy gard og ætt", by Lindanger, Birger, and Waula, Jørg Eirik. FHL INTL Book 948.31/R1 H2b Vols. 1-4.

Sunnanå, Vilhelm and Betrhus, Håvard, "Rennesøy gards- og ættesoge", [S.l]: Utgjeven av Rennesøy kommune, 1974.

Farm Names

Ask: Nygård, Asmarvik: Austbø: Austbøneset, Rennaren, Stølsneset, Ladberget, Taravika, Berge: Slettebø, Bjerga:, Brimse:, Bø:, Dalaker:, Dale:, Eltarvåg:, Ertenstein:, Førsvoll:, Galta:, Gangenes: Strandheim, Bjørkli, , Hanasand: Øvrebø, Fagerlid, Sørhus, Lunde, Hauske: Stølen, Kroken, Trumfene, Nydal, Solbakk, Langemann, Hegland: Kalvhagen, Solbakk, Lindanger, Gullhaug, Lundetun, Bøk, Heggheim, Helland: Bjørn, Solhaug, Hodne:, Hommervoll:, Håvardstein:, Litledal:, Mehus: Nordheim, , Midtbø:, Nordbø: Stemmen (Stemsægren), Nordhus: Nordhushagen, Austvoll, Solheim, Nordtun, Heimtun,Vårli, Hidle, Reianes:, Risa: Høgetun, Indrevoll, Roaldstad:, Segleim: Nordheim, Sel:, Skjørvestad:, Steinsland:, Stokdal:, Sørbø: Kornbing, Urå, Dalen, Ullanes: Kallhagen, Nylund, Vårli, Vik: Vik, Solheim, Haugen (Hauane), Smestad, Vågen, Fenes, Kleiva/Kleivavoll, Voll:, Østhus: Grane, Vågeda

Reianes:Soltun, Espedalen, Låder, Fredheim, Havro, Gangstø, Nørevåg, Hagatun, Havgløtt, Sørtun, Austvoll, Bø, Torsbakken, Klområ, Bøskjær, Seglem, Nordheim, Solbakk, Asmarvik, Hatlebø, Steinsland, Stokdal, Risa, Høgatun, Aurbekk, Indrevoll, Storuhaug/Gjerde, Nordtun, Hommervoll, Midvoll, Heimly, Sørbø, Lunden, Urå, Fredtun, Dalen, Kyrkjetun, Nedrebø, Sjøteigen, Ekrene, Bakken, Tromfane, Håvarstein, Sommerli, Vestbø, Heggelund, Ekelund,

References

Sunnand, Vilhelm; Vetrhus, Håvard: Rennesøy Gards- og ættesoge. Utgjeven av Rennesøy kommune1974

Lindanger, Birger; Waula, Jørg Eirik: Rennesøy Gard og ætt Vol I. Utgitt av Rennesøy kommune 1993