Heskestad Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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Church Records

Heskestad was part of Helleland clerical district until 1820 when it became part of Lund clerical district. Records begin in 1713. They contain priest and sexton records from the parishes Helleland and Bjerkreim with Øvrebygd chapel. Included Heskestad parish until 1820 when it became part of Lund clerical district. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.

An extract of the church records of Helleland in Rogaland county, 1713- 1834. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Helleland / Heskestad: 1713-1817

Lund / Heskestad: 1791-1925

Lund / Lund, Heskestad: 1833-1854

Census Records

  • 1664-1666 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.  A database of this census is available at Digitalarkivet.
  • 1701: 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.Mantallet (Census) 1701 for Stavanger Amt (Rogaland County)

Court Records

Land Records

Probate Records

For 1666-1822 the probates are found in Jæren og Dalane judicial district.

For 1823-1882 they are found in Dalane judicial district.

The clerical probates for 1729-1807 are found in Dalane deanery.


Farm Book

A genealogy of the people and their farms in Hetland skipreide (a coastal district whose inhabitants in the Viking period were responsible for manning and equipping a warship) in Rogaland county. These two vols. cover Heskestad and Helleland parishes for a 450 year period. Includes some history.

Heskestad, Olav and Valand, Petrus, "Hetland skipreide i 450 år", Eigersund: Utgitt av Eigersund og Lund kommuner, 1971. 948.31 D2v Vols 1 FHL Intl Book

Waula, Jørg Eirik, "Personregister til Heskestad sokn gard, ætt og folk", Stavanger, Norway : Rogaland Historie og Ættesogelag, 1997. An index to: "Hetland skipreide i 450 år" (v. 1 Heskestad gard, ætt og folk / Petrus Valand og Olav Heskestad). 948.31 D2v v. 1 index FHL INTL Book

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