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Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway Genealogy

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Guide to Sogn og Fjordane ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Sogn og Fjordane (help·info) is a county in Norway, bordering Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, Buskerud, and Hordaland. It is mainly a rural area with a scattered population. Sogn og Fjordane includes the largest glacier in mainland Norway, Jostedalsbreen, in the Breheimen mountain range, and the deepest lake, Hornindalsvatnet. There are also many famous waterfalls located in the area. Ramnefjellsfossen (previously called Utigardfossen) is the tallest in Norway and third tallest in the world and Vettisfossen is one of Norway's highest waterfalls (with a vertical drop of 275 meters). Both are located in the Jotunheim mountains. Cruise ships visit Sogn og Fjordane all summer because of the unique vistas of high mountains and deep blue fjords.

Family History Resources[edit | edit source]

County Archives database search page for Sogn og Fjordane County

Government Offices and Sites[edit | edit source]

Cities, Parishes and Clerical Districts in Sogn og Fjordane County[edit | edit source]

SeljeNord-VågsøySør-VågsøyRugsundDavikStårheimEidHornindalBremangerpollenBremangerMidtgulenÅlfotenFlorøKinn (Kinden)SvanøyEikefjordHyenGloppenVereidGjemmestadBreimUtvikInnvikOldenNedstrynLoenStryn (Innvik)OppstrynVevring (Vefring)Naustdal (Nøssedal)FørdeÅlhusJølsterHelgheimHolsenAskvollVilnesHolmedalFjaler (Ytre Holmedal)Dale i FjalerGuddalBygstad (Svanø)SandeGaular (Indre Holmedal)HersvikSulen (Solund)Husø (Husøy)ØnHyllestadBøMjømna (Mjømen)Gulen (Evindvik)BrekkeLavikKyrkjebøJostedalFortunDale i LusterNesGaupneLuster (Lyster)HafsloFetJorangerSolvornÅrdalRugsundSogndalNorumStedjeFjærland (Mundal)Balestrand (Tjugum)Tjugum (Balestrand)Leikanger (Leganger)VangsnesKvamsøyArnafjordVik (Hopperstad, Hove)RindeFresvikHaugeTønjumBorgundLærdalNærøyUndredalAurlandVangenFlåmSogn og Fjordane Parishes 2x2.jpg



Church Records/Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]


(Scanned)

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Tingbok for sorenskrivaren i Indre Sogn 1703

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

1886 and 1838 land registers are found at The Norwegian Historical Data Centre. These are Excel files, which can be downloaded. The give the name of the farm, the farm owner, and the amount of tax. Both farms and sub-farms are included.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Passenger Lists[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

  *Hordaland county     *Bergen City     *Sogn og Fjordane county     *Møre og Romsdal county  
   Sunnhordland    Sogn    Sunnmøre
   Nordhordland    Sunnfjord
   Hardanger    Nordfjord


Records include probates of priests, parish clerks, schoolteachers and their widows.

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Probate Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

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Taxation[edit | edit source]



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