Førde, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway Genealogy

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Church Records

Førde clerical district contains the parish registers from the parishes Førde, Naustdal (Nøssedal), Holsen with Haukedal chapel, and Vevring (Vefring).

Microfilm at the Family History Library covers the years 1720-1924. The library also has and typewritten extract of births, marriages, and deaths for 1765-1781.

The Family History Library has a microfilm copy of the private genealogical collection of E. Haarstad. It includes an extraction of Førde church book #4 for the years 1781 to 1802, registers of the farms and the people living on them from 1565 to 1936 in the parishes Førde, Holsen, Naustdal, and Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county. The registers of the farms contains names, position in family, birth & death dates, sources where information was found, and other miscellaneous information.


Digital images of the church records are online at Digitalarkivet.

Førde: 1720-1764, 1780-1880

Førde / Førde: 1853-1941

Førde / Haukedalen: 1904-1924

Førde / Holsen: 1881-1920

Førde / Holsen, Haukedalen: 1853-1880

Førde / Naustdal: 1852-1937

Førde / Vevring: 1853-1940

Census Records

  • Fogdernes og sorenskrivernes manntall 1664-1666.  The 1664-1666 civil census for Førde clerical district include the parishes of Naustdal, Førde, Holsen and Vevring.  This census is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.


  • Sogneprestenes manntall 1664-1666.  The 1664-1666 clerical census forFørde clerical district include the parishes of Førde, Vevring, Holsen and Naustdal.  This census is available on microfilm at the Family History Library Also available online at Digitalarkviet (Digital Archives).


  • Manntall 1701 : optatt av fogderi, sorenskrivere og sogne prester ifølge kongebrev av 26 Juli 1701.  The 1701 census forFørde clerical district incllude  the parishes of Førde, Vevring, Naustdal and Holsen.  This census is available on microfilm at theFamily History Library.  Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • Folketelling 1 Feb 1801, Norge.  The 1801 census forFørde clerical district include the parishes of Førde, Naustdal, Holsen and Vevring.  This census is available on microfilm at the Family History Library.  Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).



  • Folketælling 31 December 1865.  The 1865 census for Førde clerical district include the parishes of Førde, Holsen, Vevring and Naustdal.  This census is available on microfilm at the Family History Library; as well as online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives), and at the Norwegian Historical Data Centre.


Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Probate Records

1677-1881: Probates may be found in Sunnfjord judicial district.

1794-1846: Clerical probates may be found in Sunnfjord Deanery.