Sjernarøy Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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Church Records

Nedstrand clerical district records begin in 1724. They contain priest and sexton records from the parishes Nedstrand (Hinderå) and Sjernarøy with Skjoldastraumen (Vårneset) chapell. Hinderå was changed to Nedstrand in 1881 and Vårneset to Skjoldastraumen in 1975.

An extract of Nedstrand (formerly Hinneraae) church records which include Sjernarøy in Rogaland county, 1724-1740 by Ola Aurenes.These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.

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

Probate records for the years 1666-1795 are in the combined Ryfylke and Karmsund judicial districts in Rogaland county.

For 1786-1876 the records are in the Ryfylke judicial district.

The clerical probates are found in Ryfylke deanery in Rogaland county, Norway. They are for the years 1786-1807.


Farm Book

A genealogy of the people and their farms in Sjernarøy in Nedstrand clerical district in Rogaland county with some history.

Løland, Jacob Sverre, "Sjernarøy bygdebok: gard og ætt," Finnøy: Utgevar: Finnøy kommune, 1972. 948.31/S5 D2L FHL INTL Book

"Index to Sjernarøy bygdebok" by Jørg Eirik Waula. Stavanger, Norway: Rogaland Historie og Ættesogelag, 1995.