Soma Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Høyland clerical district contains priest and sexton records for Høyland parish with Sviland chapel, Sandnes and Soma. Sandnes became its own parish in 1880 and its own clerical distric in 1914. Soma was discontinued in 1839 and was from then on included in Høyland parish. Records begin in 1691.

Digital images of the church books are available at Digitalarkivet.

Høyland: 1691-1732, 1734-1758, 1784-1936

Høyland / Høyland: 1825-1841, 1854-1886, 1889-1924

Høyland / Høyland, Soma: 1841-1856

Høyland / Soma: 1825-1841


Probate Records[edit | edit source]

1666-1822: Probate records will be in the Jæren og Dalane judicial district.

1823-1896: Probate records will be in the Jæren judicial district.

1823-1896: Clerical probate records will be in the Jæren Deanery.


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.


Farm Book[edit | edit source]

Local history and genealogy. Part of a projected series.

Aurenes, Ola, Høyland gards- og ættesoge gjennom 400 år, 1500-1900, [S.l.]: Utgjeven ved Høyland kommune, [1952]

948.31/H1 D2a FHL Intl Book


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