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Vest-Agder County, Norway Genealogy

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Guide to Vest-Agder ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Vest-Agder is a county in Norway, bordering Rogaland to the west and Aust-Agder to the east. In 2002 there were 157,851 inhabitants, which is 3.4% of the total population in Norway. The county administration is in Kristiansand.

It is the southernmost county in Norway, extending inland from the North Sea and its arm, the Skagerrak. Most of the habitation lies along the coast, including the towns Kristiansand, Mandal, Flekkefjord, and Farsund. Some 31 fjords are located there. Shipping, commerce and recreation are the main industries. As the Gulf Stream touches the coast of Vest-Agder, it is also called "the Norwegian Riviera".

Family History Resources[edit | edit source]

Government Offices and Sites[edit | edit source]

Regions[edit | edit source]

Kristiansand includes Finsland, Kristiansand, Oddernes, Søgne, Tveit and Øvrebø clerical districts.

Kvinesdal and Sirdal includes Bakke, Fjotaland, Flekkefjord, Kvinesdal and Sirdal clerical districts.

Lista and Lyngdal includes Herad, Hægebostad, Lyngdal and Vanse (Lista) clerical districts.

Mandal and Audnedal includes Bjelland, Holum, Mandal, Nord-Audnedal, Sør-Audnedal and Åseral clerical districts.

Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Vest-Agder County[edit | edit source]

SirdalLundeTonstadBakkeGylandFjotlandEiken (Egen)ÅseralHidra (Hitterø)NesFlekkefjordFedaKvinesdal (Liknes)Hægebostad (Øvre Kvinesdal)Grindheim (Grindum)BjellandVanseFarsundHerad (Herred)SpindLyngdalAustadKvås (Qvås)VigmostadNord-AudnedalKonsmoLaudalFinslandHægeland (Heggeland)ØvrebøVenneslaSpangereidSør-AudnedalValleHalse (Halsaa)MandalHarkmarkHolum (Holme)ØyslebøSøgneGreipstadKristiansandOddernesTveitRandesundVest-Agder Parishes 2x2.jpg


Church Records/Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Censuses[edit | edit source]

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]

Probate Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

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Probate Jurisdiction Map[edit | edit source]

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Taxation[edit | edit source]


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