Guide to Hjelmeland, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records
Church RecordsFister and Årdal parishes make up Hjelmeland 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. `
Hjelmeland police station
*1903-1972 death protocol Digitalarkivet
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. Farm name indexes to volumes 1-3 are found in the following links. File:948.31-H5 D2b v1 - HJELMELA.pdf, File:948.31-H5 D2b v2 - HJELMELA 2.pdf, File:948.31-H5 D2b V3 - Hjelmela 3.pdf
|The farm name indexes referenced above include many more names than the list below.|
The farm number and name of the farms listed in Oluf Rygh Farm Name Index in about 1900 were as follows:
16 Aasland 65 Askvig 15 Asseim 8 Augland med Skaar indre 20 Bastlien 47 Bjelland indre 1 Breiebø 46 Breiland 3 Breivig 26 Dale indre 23 Eidene indre 52 Einarvold 68 Espeland 54 Fevold nedre 47 Fjosvigen 5 Flaadene 17 Foss 18 Fossaaen 39 Fossene 37 Funningsland 34 Førde 31 Gil 57 Hagali 1 Hankallevigen 8 Haug 30 Hauge nedre 69 Hausken 48 Hegland 11 Helgeland 44 Helgeland 19 Hellebergvigen 49 Hetland indre 1 Hetlevigen 65 Hundsnes 51 Husstøl 50 Jørmeland 42 Kleiveland 64 Kleppe 43 Kløv 12 Knudsvig nordre 66 Kro 29 Kromshagen 56 Kvamme 67 Larstøl 45 Laugeland 17 Lillebø 70 Mjølhus 41 Mæland 19 Nesvig 59 Præstegaarden 63 Pundsnes 38 Raulende 25 Ravnsfjeld indre 43 Ritland 6 Rossaaen 61 Røgelstad 62 Sande 33 Segedal 7 Skaar ytre 14 Skiftun 47 Skogen 55 Steinsland 58 Sæbø 10 Tjeltveid 9 Tuftene 60 Tuntland 40 Tveiden 39 Tøtland 28 Valle 21 Varene 4 Vestersø 71 Vige 47 Vigene 36 Vormeland 35 Vormelandsvigen 1 Øie 2 Øiehavn 27 Østerhus