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Church Records

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Church records begin in 1713 and are found in Helleland clerical district which contains 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.

An extract of the church records of Bjerkreim in Rogaland county, 1713- 1834] is availabe at the Family History Library.

Digital images are found in Digitalarkivet.

Helleland/ Bjerkreim: 1713-1834, 1847-1923

Helleland/ Helleland, Bjerkreim: 1834-1886

Census Records

  • 1663-1666: Tax lists (Manntall) for Stavanger Amt now Rogaland Fylke.

Fogdernes og sorenskrivernes manntall 1664-1666 This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It lists the names of the farms, farmowners (including widows), sons of farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and sons of cottagers and the age of each person. The clerical authorities took a census during this same time period. Both censuses should be used as they supplement each other. The clerical census is more complete.

Sogneprestenes manntall 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. There was another census taken by the civil authorities at this same time. This clerical census is more complete.

  • 1701: Tax lists (Manntall)

Manntall 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. Digitalarkivet Manntallet 1701 for Stavanger amt

  • 1801: Census

Helleland clerical district includes Helleland, Bjerkreim, and Heskestad parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation. Digitalarkivet 1801 -telling (census) for Helleland

  • 1865: Census

Helleland Census This census contains the persons name, residence, status in the family, occupation, sex, martial status, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information. Each book usually contains one clerical district (prestegjeld). In some books there are two clerical districts recorded. The parishes and school districts in each clerical district are listed at the beginning of each book. Digitalarkivet 1865 -telling for Helleland

  • 1875: Census

Clerical district This 1875 census contains the persons name, residence, position in the family, occupation, sex, marital status, year of birth, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information. Digitalarkivet 1875-teljinga for Bjerkreim Parish in Helleland Clerical District

  • 1900: Census

Kopervik Census 1900 This census contains the persons name, sex, resident or temporary resident, temporarily absent and where person is, position in the family, marital status, occupation, year of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information. Digitalarkivet 1900-telling for Bjerkreim

  • 1910: Census

1910 census by Digitalarkivet

Court Records

The court records contain reports of civil and criminal actions, including the allodial rights, a system of ownership by which an owner has all rights associated with possessing a property. You will find names, dates, places, and relationships in these records. The records have no indexes, and therefore require time to study. They are excellent sources for genealogical research and at times you can find entire families through several generations. These records must be used in conjunction with the mortgage records, probate records, or other records.

Court records at the Family History Library, 1613-1701

These records are for Jæren and Dalane judicial districts which include these places: Hetland (Frue), Høyland, Klepp, Time (Lye), Håland, Ogna, Sandnes, Helleland, Egersund, Lund, Sokndal, Heskestad, , Bjerkreim, Randaberg, Sola, Madla, Varhaug, Nærbø, and Gjestal in Rogaland county.

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.


Jæren og Dalane judicial district
*1666-1822 Family History Library
*1667-1867 Digitalarkivet
*1666-1815 Probate card indexes sorted by farm name Digitalarkivet

Dalane judicial district
*1823-1882 Family History Library
*1867-1882 Digitalarkivet.

Dalane deanery
*1729-1807 Clerical probate records Family History Library
*1729-1807 Digitalarkivet.

Bjerkreim Police Station
*1892-1972 Death Protocol Digitalarkivet

Farm Book

Farm histories with vital information on farm residents in Bjerkreim, Rogaland county, Norway from the early 1500s to the present.

Risa, Lisabet, Bjerkreimboka : folket og eigedomane gjennom dei siste fem hundre åra, Bjerkreim : Bjerkreim kommune, c1997-2002
948.31/B1 D2r vols. 1-4 FHL Intl Book

Farm Names

4 Aasen 77 Abeland 42 Asseim 20 Austdal 22 Austrumdal 40 Birkeland lille 52 Birkeland store 5 Bjerkreim 16 Bjordal 39 Braadli 17 Brattebø 55 Bue 36 Bærland 65 Bærland paa Heien 25 Dyrskog 7 Efteland 14 Eig 28 Eigeland 41 Eigeland i Bygden 66 Eigeland paa Heien 45 Espeland 74 Fjermedal 51 Foss 54 Fuglestad 68 Gaasland 69 Gaaslandsfed 30 Gjeidreim 67 Gravdal 21 Grøtteland 19 Halvorskam 38 Hegelstad 78 Helgeland 80 Hetland 29 Holmen 15 Hovland i Ørsdalen 49 Hovland lille 75 Hustoft 10 Hytland 43 Ivesdal 23 Kalveskog indre 11 Kjørren 27 Kleppeli 71 Kløgtved 18 Kvitlene 61 Lakssvele 26 Landsdal 47 Lanes 12 Laubrag 44 Malmeim 46 Maudal nedre 58 Moi 53 Nedrebø 9 Netland 6 Odland 70 Ognedal 59 Osland 57 Røiseland 73 Røiseland 3 Sagland 34 Skjæveland 60 Slettebø 72 Solbjør 37 Spjødevold 64 Steinsland 62 Stølen 50 Sundvor 31 Svele lille 8 Sædre 81 Tengesdal nordre 1 Tengesdal søndre 34 Tveiden 63 Tysland 79 Varp 13 Vasbø 56 Vaule 48 Ven 33 Vigesaa 35 Vigesdal 2 Vinningland 76 Værsland


Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names


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