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Guide to Herefoss, Aust-Agder, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


Church Records

Microfilm at the Family History Library for Herefoss prestegjeld (clerical district). Contains priest and sexton records for the parishes Herefoss, Vegusdal and Mykland. Herefoss clerical district was established 1 Apr 1875 when Herefoss parish was separated from Hommedal clerical district; Vegusdal parish from Evje clerical district; and Mykland parish from Åmli clerical district. Earlier church records for Herfoss, Vegusdal and Mykland parishes are in the above mentioned clerical districts.

See also Hommedal

Digitized parish registers available online at Digitalarkivet [Digital Archives]

Herefoss/Herefoss:  1868-1925

Herefoss/Mykland:  1871-1915

Herefoss/Vegusdal:  1875-1933

Census Records

see Hommedal for 1664-1666, 1801, 1865, and 1875

  • 1900 Folketælling for Norge, 3 Dec 1900.  The 1900 census for Herefoss prestegjeld (clerical district) include the parishes of Herefoss, Vegusdal, and Mykland. This census contains the name of the farm, persons name, sex, resident, or temporary resident, temporarily absent and where person is, position in the family, marital status, occupation, birth date, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information.  Also available in a searchable database online at  Digitalarkivet (digital Archives); as well as at the Norwegian Historical Data Centre at the University of Tromsø in Norway.
  • 1910 Folketellingen for Norge den 1te desember 1910.  The 1900 census for Herefoss is available online at Digitalrkivet (Digital Archives) of Norway, as well as at the Norwegian Historical Data Centre at the University of Tromsø in Norway.

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Farm Names

The farm number and name of the farms listed in Oluf Rygh Farm Name Index in about 1900 were as follows:

17 Aamli, 30 Bjelland, 4 Bjorvatn, 1 Brubakken, 3 Dalen, 21 Dalene, 11 Direnes, 12 Engebu, 2 Espestøl, 33 Gauslaa, 5 Haaland, 24 Heimdal lille, 1 Herefoss, 29 Hismyr,10 Holtebu, 33 Hønneklev, 3 Koveland, 29 Kylland, 1 Landstveit, 16 Lauvaasen, 28 Løland, 31 Nes, 27 Nesbu, 11 Odden, 23 Ramselien, 32 Retterstøl, 33 Ringestøl, 18 Rodalen, 15 Rosaasen, 19 Senningtveit, 33 Skogtveit, 1 Slettene, 1 Smedbakken, 8 Sneløs, 14 Stie, 25 Stoveland, 26 Suggelien, 20 Sundkjenn, 13 Topland, 7 Trantelien, 6 Tveiten, 22 Væting, 9 Ørteland

The name of the farms listed in Herefoss Bygdesoge Heim Og Ætt published 1981 are as follows:

Bjelland, Bjorvatn, Brobakken, Dalane, Der nede, Der nord, Der oppe, Der vest, Direnes, Eikas bruk, Engebu, Espestøl, Fredheim, Gaualå, Hagane, Hamnehagen, Hanefossen, Heimdal, Herefoss, Holtebu, Hos Aanon, Hos Arne, Hos Bernt, Hos Børge, Hos Eivind, Hos Gudmund, Hos Gunnar, Hos Halvor,Hos Hans, Hos Holm,Hos Jon, Hos Jørgen,Hos Kittel, Hos Kristen, Hos Nersten, Hos Nils, Hos Olaf, Hos Osuld,Hos Pers, Hos Peder, Hos Søren, Hos Stålesen, Hos Tallak, Hos Torgeir, Hos Uldal, Hos Ånund, Håland, Jerpefjellet, Koveland, Kroken, Kylland, Landstveit, Lauvåsen, Lunden, Løland, Moen, Nes, Nesbu, Nordli, Norheim, Prestegarden, Ramselia, Retterstøol, Rodalen, Rosåsen, Senningtveit, Smedbakken, Smiedalen, Snøløs, Solberg, Stasjonsbyen, Stie, Stoveland, Suggelia, Sundtjønn, Telleis bruk, Teltmarken, Torsbumonen, Topland, Trantelia, Tveiten, Væting, Vætings bruk, Ørteland, Åmlid,

Probate Records

Østre Råbyggelag judicial district
*1697-1852 Family History Library
*1697-1852 Digitalarkivet

Nedenes judicial district to 1824
*1852-1892 Family History Library
*1852-1904 Digitalarkivet

Nedenes deanery
*1693-1811 Family History Library
*1693-1811 Digitalarkivet


Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names

Hans Herefoss. Herefoss Bygdesoge Heim og Ætt. Naper Boktrykken, Kragerø, 1981]


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