Guide to Sandnes, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records
Church RecordsHøyland clerical district] along with Høyland with Sviland chapel and Soma. Soma was discontinued in 1839 and was from then on included in Høyland parish. Sandnes became its own parish in 1880 and its own clerical district in 1914. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
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 Høyland 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. 38) for Høyland clerical district includes Høyland Soma, and Sandnes parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation.
1801-telling for Høyland Database
1815 Census (Folketelling)
The 1815 census of Høyland clerical district includes Sandnes. It lists the farm name, persons name, and age.
- 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 Høiland 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 Høiland 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 Høiland Database
- 1910 Census (Folketellingen]
 Countdown for the release of the 1910 census database.
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.
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, Hå, Bjerkreim, Randaberg, Sola, Madla, Varhaug, Nærbø, and Gjestal in Rogaland county.
Høyland and Sandnes police station
*1889-1973 death protocol Digitalarkivet
Sandnes police station
*1918-1956 death protocol Digitalarkivet
Although Sandnes is now a city and does not have a farm book, there is history of the beginning of Sandnes city and the families who settled there.
Aurenes, Ola, "Det eldste Sandnes, bidrag til byens forhistorie," Stavanger, Norway: i kommisjon hos Johs. Floor, 1935. 948.31/S2 H2a FHL INTL Book