Guide to Fister, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records
Church RecordsHjelmeland clerical district. Records begin in 1760. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.
- 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.
- 1701 Census - 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. May also include the residence of a male servant if he came from a different clerical district.
The 1801 census (b. 38) for Hjelmeland clerical district includes Hjelmeland, Fister, and Årdal parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation.
1801-telling for Hielmeland Database
The 1835 census for Hjelmeland clerical district which includes the following parishes: Hjelmeland, Fister and Årdal. Includes the farm names, head of houshold (or his widow), his wife, children, other family members staying in household, poor people, servants, occupation, sex, age, birthdate, in some cases death date and some other miscellaneous information.
A photo copy of the microfilm copy of the actual 1835 and 1855 censuses for Hjelmeland clerical district in Rogaland county, Norway. It includes these parishes: Hjelmeland, Årdal, and Fister. The typed register lists the farm name, parish name, year of the census and the number of the page in the photo copy book where the entry is found in the census.
The 1855 census for Hjelmeland clerical district, Rogaland county includes these parishes: Hjelmeland, Fister, and Årdal. It lists the farm name, persons name, age, some birth dates, and other misc. information. The 1865 census lists statistics only.
This census contains the persons name, residence, status in the family, occupation, sex, martial status, place of birth, age, 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 Hjelmeland Database
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
This census contains the persons name, sex, 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, year of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information.
1900-telling for Hjelmeland Database
For 1666-1795 the probates are in the combined Ryfylke and Karmsund judicial district.
For 1786-1876 they are found in Ryfylke judicial district.
The clerical probates for 1729-1807 are found in Ryfylke deanery deanery. `
A genealogy and a history of the people and their farms in Hjelmeland and Fister communities in Rogaland County, Norway.
Brandal, Trygve, "Hjelmeland: gardar og folk", Hjelmeland: Hjelmeland Kommune, c1989-1990. Vol. 1. Gardane på nordsida av Randøy, på Ombo, Jøsneset of i Jøsefjorden -- Vol. 2. Gardane i Vormedal, Hjelmeland, og Asvik -- Vol. 3. Fister og sørside av Randøy. 948,31/H4 D2 FHL Intl Book
|See the Wiki page for Hjelmeland Parish, Farm Book Vol. 3 for an expanded farm name index which includes Fister parish|
The number and name of the farms listed in Oluf Rygh Farm Name Index in about 1900 were as follows:
2 Barnevigen 7 Bjelland store 6 Bjustykket 18 Bokn lille 10 Brat-Hetland 16 Byre 25 Børøen 29 Dale ytre 1 Døvig 19 Eige nedre 3 Fister midtre 8 Flad-Hetland 27 Gjerdet 14 Grønevigen 22 Halsne 13 Helgøen 26 Hovde 24 Kaade 2 Li 2 Lierlien 17 Maaløen og Trætholmen 14 Mosnes 11 Nord-Skaar 23 Rande 28 Sandanger indre 15 Sigmundstad 21 Skartveid 12 Skjelsvigen 6 Solbjør 9 Staurland 26 Ytreneset 12 Øvrebø