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Guide to Sveio, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


Church Records

Microfilm of parish registers are available at the Family History Library for Sveio clerical district). Contains parish registers for the parishes Sveio (Sveen), Vikebygd and Valestrand in Sveio clerical district. Sveio (Sveen) was separated from Finnås clerical district and Vikebygd from Fjelberg clerical district in 1861. Valestrand was separated from Stord clerical district and Øklandsgrenden from Moster parish of Finnås clerical district in 1870. See these clerical districts for earlier years. Records available from 1851-1926.

Images of digitized parish registers avaliable online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

 Sveio/Sveio: 1851-1945 ;

Sveio/Sveio, Vikebygd: 1861-1877

Sveio/Valestrand: 1862-1919

Sveio/Valestrand:  1851-1921

Census Records

For 1865 census and earlier see Finnås.

1865 Census for Sveio is online as a database at Digitalarkivet 1865-telling for 1216 Sveen.

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Steinsbø, Simon, Gards- og ættesoge for Sveio, Sveio: Sveio Kommune, c1986 - c1987. A genealogy of the people and their farms in Sveio and Valestrand in Hordaland county, Norway. FHL 948.32/S7 D2s Contents: b. 1. Gamle Valestrand kommune -- b. 2. Skulekrinsane Bua, Vikse, Vandaskog og Sveio -- b. 3. Lid skulekrins og gamle Vestre Vikebygd. Farm name indexes to volumes 2 and 3 are found in the following links. File:948.32-S7 D2s v2 - Sveio 2.pdf, File:948.32-S7 D2s v3 - Sevio 3.pdf

Farm Names

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

47 Aasbu 41 Aase 56 Aastø 56 Aastøleitet 63 Afløipet 89 Apeland nordre 72 Bakkene 74 Birkeland 92 Bjelland 79 Botsviken 87 Braatveit vestre 87 Bruervold 52 Bue 70 Dalen 101 Drange 81 Dynje 73 Ekrene 79 Eljeraas 56 Eltrevaag 46 Emberland 80 Fjon 43 Færaas 54 Grimstveit 96 Haukaas 93 Hinderli 55 Hovde 45 Kinn 86 Krossgot 82 Kvalvaag 88 Kvernedalen 56 Kverneneset 44 Lauvaas 91 Li 99 Lier nedre 53 Lier vestre 77 Lindøen 50 Lodseneset 51 Lokne 57 Lyngholmen 97 Moldbrekken 85 Mækjeland 60 Mølstre nordre 61 Mølstrevaagnes 84 Nese 48 Neset 64 Neset 98 Nonsli 56 Nordbø 42 Nordskog 80 Notebakken 102 Rød 58 Rødmyr 56 Sandviken 65 Skaaleskog 56 Skiftestad 66 Strømmen 67 Strømsvold 40 Sveen 58 Søllesviken 48 Tjernagel nordre 49 Tjernagelsholmen 75 Tveit ytre 95 Tveite 94 Tveiteli 78 Tveiteskog 68 Tveitestøl 76 Uren 71 Vaage nordre 72 Vaage søndre 83 Vaage østre 59 Vandeskog 69 Vikse vestre

For two larger lists of farm names, click below, then click again on the next link.

Probate Records

1668-1887: Records are found in Sunnhordaland judicial district.

1690-1877: Clerical probate records are found in Sunnhordaland Deanery.


Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names


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