Guide to Åna-Sira, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records
Church RecordsSokndal and Åna-Sira Chapel. Included Hidra (Hitterø) parish in Flekkefjord clerical district in Vest-Agder county until 1820.
Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.
1664-1666 Census (Manntall)
Sogneprestenes manntall 1664-1666 Microfilm
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. Both censuses should be searched as they supplement each other. This clerical census is more complete.
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.
Manntall 1663-66 for Stavanger amt I Database
- 1701 Census (Manntall)
Manntall 1701 Microfilm
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.
Manntallet 1701 for Stavanger amt Database
- 1801 Census (Folketellingen)
The 1801 census (b. 37) for Sokndal clerical district includes Sokndal and Åna-Sira parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation.
1801-telling for Soggendahl Database
- 1835 Census (Folketelling)
Folketelling 1835 Sokndal prestegjeld Microfilm
The 1835 census of Sokndal clerical district lists the farm name, persons name, age, occupation, and marital status. It also includes statistics.
- 1865 Census (Folketellingen)
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.
1865-telling for Sogndal Database
- 1875 Census (Folketellingen)
This 1875 census contains the persons name, whether resident or temporary resident, those absent from the parish and their location at the time of the census, 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.
1875-teljinga for Sokndal Database
- 1900 Census (Folketellingen)
This census contains the persons name, whether resident or temporary resident, those absent from the parish, and their location at the time of the census, position in the family, marital status, occupation, date of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information.
1900-telling for Soggendal Database
- 1910 Census (Folketellingen]
 Countdown for the release of the 1910 census database.
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.
The people and farms in Åna-Sira and Berrefjord, which are partly in Rogaland Co. and part in Vest-Agder Co.
Trelsgård, Jan Helge and Midtbøe, Tordis, "Bygdebok for Åna-Sira og Berrefjord," Åna-Sira: Tordis Midtbø, 1995. 948.31/A4 H2a FHL INTL Book