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Sør-Aurdal Parish, Oppland, Norway Genealogy

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

Sør-Aurdal Parish
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Len 1599-1660 Akershus
Amt 1689-1919 1660-1687: Akershus,
1687-1689: Gudbrandsdalen og Hedemarken, 1689-1757: Akershus,
1757-1781: Oppland,
1781-1919: Kristian
Fylke 1919-Present Oppland
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Prestegjeld Søndre Aurdal
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Tinglag Søndre Aurdal
Fogderi Valdres
Sorenskriveri Valdres
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Microfilm at the Family History Library contain parish registers from the parishes Bagn (Sør-Aurdal), with Leirskogen chapel, Reinli, Begndal and Hedal in Sør-Aurdal clerical district. Included Bruflat parish until 1894 when it became part of the newly established Bruflat clerical district. Aurdal clerical district became Nord-Aurdal and Sør-Aurdal clerical districts in 1805. Records begin in 1807. For earlier records see Nord-Aurdal clerical district.

Also available as digital images from The National Archives of Norway.

Sør-Aurdal: 1807-1972
Sør-Aurdal / Bagn: 1807-1972
Sør-Aurdal / Begnadalen: 1862-1968
Sør-Aurdal / Bruflat: 1807-1893
Sør-Aurdal / Hedal: 1807-1968
Sør-Aurdal / Reinli: 1807-1972

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1664-1666 Census Hadeland and Valdres fogderi Aurdal clerical district is online at Digitalarkivet as scanned images.
  • 1801 Census for Aurdal (Nord- and Sør-) clerical districts include Aurdal, Sør-Aurdal, Bagn, Reinli, Begndal, Bruflat, Nord- Aurdal, Svenes, Ulnes, Skrautvål, Strand, and Nordre Etnedal parishes. Microfilmed images are available at the Family History Library Film 122994 Item 3 and online as a database as 1801-telling for 0540 Ourdahl.
  • 1875 Census for Sør-Aurdal clerical district includesSør- Aurdal, Reinli, Bagn, Hedal, Bruflat and Begndal parishes. Microfilmed images are available at the Family History Library Films 273246-273249. There is also a Farm name index Film 273273.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

The Community Trees Project is an effort to gather, compile, and publish the genealogies of a given locality.  Localities can be anywhere in the world and can be of varying sizes.

The Community Trees for Sør-Aurdal Clerical District are posted on the Internet. This collection was created from lineage-linked genealogies taken from the 4 volumes of the bygdebok (farm books) for the clerical district, the 1865 and 1900 Norway Census data, and parish register data available from FamilySearch.  The database contains 50,980 individuals and 16,661 marriages with 90% of the database in one huge interconnected community tree. Other individuals and marriages are in other trees also in this database. 

Community Trees are available for other localities in Norway.  To view a list of available Community Trees, click here.

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

1659-1857: Probates may be found in Hadeland, Land og Valdres judicial district.

1659-1903: Probates may be found in Valdres judicial district.