Lygra, Hordaland, Norway Genealogy

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Hordaland County

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

Church Records

See Lindås

Census Records

 See Lindås

1891 Census for Lygra

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Toft, Martin, Bygdebok for Lindås, [Norway] : Lindås bygdeboknemnd, 1981-. Genealogies of the people and their farms in Myking parish (v. 1) and Lygra and (Hundvin) parishes (v. 2) in Lindås clerical district in Hordaland county along with some history of the area. FHL 948.32/L1 D2t Contents: v. 1. Myking sokn : Gards- og ættesoge -- v. 2. Lygra og Hundvin sokner : Gards- og personhistorie / Olav Ones -- v. 3. Lindås sokn, gards- og ættesoge gnr 87 - gnr 108 / Arvid Skogseth -- v. 4. Lindås sokn, gards- og ættesoge gnr 109-gnr 127 / Arvid Skogseth.

A farm name index to this book is found in the following link. File:948.32-L1 D2t v1 - LINDAS-1.pdf

This book is now available as a downloadable PDF file on the internet Alenfit skibreide. It includes farms from Alversund, Sæbø, Lygra, Seim and Hamre parishes and gives a history of the owners until 1814.

Farm Names

The farm number and name of the farms listed in Oluf Rygh Farm Name Index in about 1900 were as follows:

63 Beraas 59 Berfjord 52 Berge 82 Brakøen 68 Bruknappen 80 Dragøen 70 Feste nordre 76 Gjerde 53 Grimstad 50 Haalen 67 Haukaas 56 Hundven 56 Hundvenshopen 73 Instebø 54 Kunglevold 85 Kvalvaag 84 Kvalvaagsneset 60 Langenes 58 Lygren indre 74 Mellingen 74 Mellingen 65 Myksvold nedre 71 Nesbø 86 Ones 72 Pletten 79 Raadmandsøen 81 Risøen 51 Seli med Bakkebø 77 Skjelvik 61 Skotsund 71 Sletten 66 Smørdal 83 Spjøtøen 62 Tofting 55 Tveiteraas 78 Vallersnes 50 Vik 75 Ystebø

Probate Records

From 1702-1910: Records are found in Nordhordaland, 1702-1910 judicial district.

1800-1852: Some of the farms in this parish belonged to Lysekloster Estate. If the probate is not found in the district above look at Hardanger og Voss where the probates for Lysekloster were kept.

1773-1810: Clerical probate records are found in Nordhordaland Deanery.


Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names