Skjold Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

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

  • 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. 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 Skjold 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).

  • 1701 Manntall: The 1701 tax census for Skjold is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It was taken for military purposes. It 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 Skjold 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 Skjold is available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives). 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, occupation, sex, marital status, year of birth, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information.



  • 1900: The 1910 census for Skjold 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 Skjold 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.

Skjold police station
*1887-1965 death protocol Digitalarkivet

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

Farms and families of Skjold, Norway.

Østrem, Nils Olav, "Skjold," Stavanger, Norway: Vindafjord kommune, 1999. 948.31/S11 D2s vols. 1 and 2 FHL INTL Book

Nils Olav Østrem, Skjold: Gard og Ætt, Band I, (Stavanger, Norway: Vindafjord Kommune, 1999).

(Farm numbers) 146 Håvik, 147 Tosvoll, 148 Haganes, 149 Haga, 150 Dalen, 151 Anndal, 152 Dagsland, 153 Mortveit, 154 Fjellheim, 155 Kalvaland, 156 Svinakleiv, 157 Ersland, 158 Li, 159 Vestrå, 160 Meland, 161 Kalstveit, 162 Haraldseid, 163 Vågen søre (Vågane), 164 Malasete, 165 Asbjørnshaug, 166 Hokel, 167 Risanger

Nils Olav Østrem, Skjold: Gard og Ætt, Band II, (Stavanger, Norway: Vindafjord Kommune, 1999).

(Farm numbers) 168 Skjold prestagard, 169 Vikjå, 170 Smedsvik (Beitå), 171 Eggja, 172 Solheim, 173 Tveit, 174 Austrheim øvre, 175 Rossabø, 176 Elleflot, 177 Austrheim nedra, 178 Haugen, 179 Sørhus, 180 Bjerga, 181 Frøvik, 182 Skogen nordre, 183 Skogen søre, 184 Kyrkjeteig, 185 Longalandsvik, 186 Longaland, 187 Hamn, 188 Hatlastad

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

21 Aadnenes, 28 Aarek, 41 Alnedal, 4 Apallevik, 55 Asbjørnshaug, 18 Aukland, 29 Aursland, 69 Austreim nedre, 66 Austreim øvre

90 Baasviken, 72 Bjerge, 10 Bjoland, 59 Bjordal indre, 19 Brattestø, 39 Bueviken

42 Dagsland, 40 Dalen, 7 Dueland, 45 Døviken

63 Egge, 30 Eikeviken, 68 Elleflaat, 9 Erland, 47 Ersland,

14 Fikstveit, 86 Finshus, 44 Fjelleim, 38 Flatnes, 73 Frøvik

8 Gaupaas, 32 Glette, 24 Grinde, 24 Groven,

88 Haaland, 34 Haavik, 37 Haga, 36 Haganes, 25 Halleland, 52 Haraldseid, 80 Hatlestad, 52 Haugen, 70 Haugen, 79 Havnen, 49 Heien, 91 Hesthammer, 56 Hokel

83 Ikdal, 32 Indgjerden

51 Kalstveit, 45 Kalveland, 76 Kirketeigen, 5 Klubben, 20 Krekene, 94 Kreppene midtre, 26 Kringeland, 49 Kroen, 27 Kvitenes

78 Langeland, 77 Langelandsvik, 48 Li, 33 Lilland, 23 Lilleskog, 85 Lilleskog, 92 Lindanger

54 Malesæter, 87 Mehus, 43 Mortveit, 84 Munkhus 50 Mæland

12 Nes, 13 Neseim, 12 Nesøen

60 Præstegaarden

57 Risanger, 3 Romseland, 67 Rossebø,

82 Sagen, 6 Skjeljeviken, 74 Skogen nordre, 62 Smedsvik, 64 Soleim, 81 Sponevik, 17 Stakland, 15 Steinbru, 32 Storeleitet, 45 Strand, 6 Strøm, 16 Stølen, 32 Sundfør, 46 Svineklev, 1 Svineli nedre, 71 Sørhus, 20 Søvik

31 Taarhaugen, 35 Tosvold, 65 Tveit, 31 Tveit indre

35 Urhaug

30 Vaag, 52 Vaagen, 53 Vaagen søndre, 11 Vaare, 22 Vaggeli

16 Vatland, 49 Vestre, 35 Viken, 61 Viken, 92 Viken,

96 Yrke, 97 Yrkevaagen

49 Ødegaarden, 89 Østeinstad, 98 Østerli

Skjold Gard og ætt I

Austrheim, Bjerga, Eggja, Elleflot, Frøvik, Hamn, Hatlastad Haugen, Kyrkjeteig, Longaland, Longalandsvik, Rossabø, Skjold prestegard, Skogen, Smedvik (Beitå), Solheim, Sørhus, Tveit, Vikjå,

Skjold Gard og ætt II

Skjold I:

Anndal, Asbjørnshaug, Dagsland, Dalen, Ersland, Fjellheim, Haga, Haganes, Haraldseid, Håvik, Hokel, Kalstveit, Kalvaland, Li, Malasete, Meland, Mortveit, Risanger, Svinakleiv, Tosvoll, Vågen, Vestrå, Risanger

Tysvær: Skjoldastraumen og Grinde

Apalvik, Aukland, Aursdland, Austerli, Bådsvik, Bakken (Vaggli), Bjoland, Brattestø, Breidal, Dueland, Erland, Fikstveit, Finshus, Gaupås, Grinde, Håland, Halleland, Hesthammar, Ikdal, Klubben, Kreppene, Kringeland, Kvitanes, Lilland, Lindanger, Litlaskog, Mehus, Munkhus, Nes, Nesheim, Romsaland, Saga, Søvik, Sponavik, Stakland, Steinbru, Stølsvik, Straum, Sundfør, Svinali, Tveit indra, Våg, Vårå, Vatland, Yrkje, Yrkjevågen, Årek, Østenstad, Øygarden,

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names