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Sand Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Sand Parish
Jurisdictions
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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 Sandnes
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Tinglag Sand, Sauda
Fogderi Ryfylke
Sorenskriveri Ryfylke
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Records begin in 1695 for Jelsa clerical district. It contains priest and sexton records from the parishes Jelsa, Sand and Erfjord. Erfjord was established in 1877 as its own parish. Included Sand parish until 1858. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

This census was taken by the local parish priests. It lists the name of the farms, names of farm owners (including widows), 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.

This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It lists the names of the farms, farmowners (including widows), 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.

Manntall 1663-66 for Stavanger amt III Database

The census of 1701 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.

Manntallet 1701 for Stavanger amt Database

The 1801 census (b. 38) for Jelsa clerical district includes Jelsa, Sand, and Erfjord parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation.

1801-telling for Jelsøe Database

This census 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.

1865-telling for Sand Database

This 1875 census 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.

This census 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.

1900-telling for Sand Database

  • 1910 Census (Folketellingen]
    [1] Countdown for the release of the 1910 census database.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

History of the farms and genealogy of the farm owners. Salveson, Aamund, "Bygdesoga for Sand i Ryfylke", Stavanger, Norway: Rogalands trykkeri, 1927. 948.31/S9 H2s FHL INTL Book

Farm histories with vital information on farm residents in Sand. Drange, Ernst Berge, "Sand: gardar og folk", Suldal: Suldal kommune, 1997- . 948.31/S9 D2d 3 vols. FHL INTL Book

There is an alphabetical list covering small farms, first names, and immigrants. Drange, Ernst Berge, "Sand Register", Suldal: Suldal kommune, 2000. 948.31/S9 D2d Index FHL INTL Book

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

6 Aas

31 Berge, 19 Bjerge indre, 28 Brommeland

12 Drarvik

24 Eide, 37 Ersdal

14 Fatland, 9 Fatnes vestre, 39 Førre

29 Grov

27 Hanekam, 32 Hauge, 30 Heim, 25 Helland, 16 Hellesbø, 23 Hylen

7 Ilstad

9 Kverneflaaten

34 Lagarhus, 22 Lindvang, 38 Lovernes, 13 Løland

26 Mo

40 Nævøen

1 Ropeid, 5 Røirvik

34 Sand, 2 Selland, 21 Selland, 33 Skeie, 22 Steinbu og Grimstølen, 11 Steinsland

20 Tengesdal, 8 Tjelmeland, 4 Tysseland

16 Vanvik indre, 36 Vela

17 Ørland, 3 Østebø

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Sand police station
*1882-1964 death protocol Digitalarkivet

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names

Drange, Ernst Berge: Sand: Gardar og folk. Vintraleå og Hylsstronnå Gardsnummer 1-23. Utgitt av Suldal Kommune 1997