Sokndal Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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Church Records

Parish records begin in 1725. Contains priest and sexton records from the parishes Sokndal and Åna Chapel. Included Hidra (Hitterø) parish in [[Flekkefjord, Norway|Flekkefjord] clerical district in Vest-Agder county until 1820.

Digital images of the church books are available at Digitalarkivet.

Sokndal: 1729-1918

Sokndal / Ladestedet: 1887-1934

Sokndal / Landsoknet: 1908-1934

Sokndal / Sokndal: 1826-1874

Sokndal / Sokndal og Ånasira: 1880-1891

Sokndal / Sokndal og Ånasira kapellsokn: 1904-1935

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 Books

Farm history of farms in Sokndal community containing vital information on farm residents. (The title for indicates all of the volumes are for Mydland farm, but vols. 2-4 are for other farms.)

Olsen Trygve Ege, "Fortid og folk på Mydland i Sokndal kommune", Sokndal : Sokndal Ættesogelag, 2004- .

948.31/S3 D2o v.1 FHL INTL Book 948.31/S3 D2o index FHL INTL Book

v. 2 Farm history of farms 21 -33 in Sokndal community containing vital information on farm residents.

v. 3 Farm history of farms 34-45 in Sokndal community containing vital information on farm residents.

v. 4 Farm history of farms 8-18 in Sokndal community containing vital information on farm residents.

Farm Book on the Internet

Stein Norem Wisteds slektsgranskingssider (Family history pages)

The farms in the parish are in alphabetical order in the left column on the page. When you click on the farm, you will find a list of the families who lived on the farm. There are cross references to the the farm and family number when they resided in another place.

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