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Sogn og Fjordane (help·info) is a county in Norway, bordering Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, Buskerud, and Hordaland. It is mainly a rural area with a scattered population. Sogn og Fjordane includes the largest glacier in mainland Norway, Jostedalsbreen, in the Breheimen mountain range, and the deepest lake, Hornindalsvatnet. There are also many famous waterfalls located in the area. Ramnefjellsfossen (previously called Utigardfossen) is the tallest in Norway and third tallest in the world and Vettisfossen is one of Norway's highest waterfalls (with a vertical drop of 275 meters). Both are located in the Jotunheim mountains. Cruise ships visit Sogn og Fjordane all summer because of the unique vistas of high mountains and deep blue fjords.


Family History Resources

Government Offices and Sites

Cities, Parishes and Clerical Districts in Sogn og Fjordane County 


Map of sogn og Fjordane County (special thanks to James Hasleton for improving the image).



Farm Books

Military Records

Passenger Lists

Probate Records

Clerical probate records for Bergen diocese, 1680-1720 which includes these districts and counties:

  • Hordaland county
    • Sunnhordland
    • Nordhordland
    • Hardanger
  • Bergen City
  • Sogn og Fjordane county
    • Sogn
    • Sunnfjord
    • Nordfjord
  • Møre og Romsdal county
    • Sunnmøre

Records include probates of priests, parish clerks, schoolteachers and their widows.


Probate Jurisdictions

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