Valestrand, Hordaland, Norway Genealogy

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Guide to Valestrand, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Church Records

See Sveio and Stord

Census Records

1865 and prior see Stord

1875 and after see Sveio

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Steinsbø, Simon, Gards- og ættesoge for Sveio, Sveio: Sveio Kommune, c1986 - c1987. A genealogy of the people and their farms in Sveio and Valestrand in Hordaland county, Norway. FHL 948.32/S7 D2s Contents: b. 1. Gamle Valestrand kommune -- b. 2. Skulekrinsane Bua, Vikse, Vandaskog og Sveio -- b. 3. Lid skulekrins og gamle Vestre Vikebygd. Farm name indexes to volumes 2 and 3 are found in the following links. File:948.32-S7 D2s v2 - Sveio 2.pdf, File:948.32-S7 D2s v3 - Sevio 3.pdf

Farm Names

The farm number and name of the farms listed in Oluf Rygh Farm Name Index in about 1900 were as follows:

17 Berge 16 Breistig 22 Brokenes 3 Eidsvaag 33 Eikeland nedre 7 Enstavold 30 Fagerland 25 Flaatene 4 Gramshaug 28 Hagaviken 5 Hauge 15 Haugeland 6 Haugsgjerd 1 Hausbu 26 Hope 38 Lien 24 Lier nordre 27 Lindaas 35 Mjaanes 10 Nappen 2 Ravneberg 7 Reset 20 Rinden 27 Skipeviken 10 Spandsteigen 28 Storhaug 23 Strømøen 11 Stølen 13 Traavaas 5 Træet 11 Tveite 14 Ulveraaker 8 Valen nedre 12 Vaslien 32 Vestvik 31 Vestviksætre 19 Vihovde nedre 28 Vike 29 Viken 10 Økland indre 36 Økland ytre 37 Øklandsvaag 21 Ørevik

For longer lists of farms, click below, then click again on the next link.

Probate Records

1668-1887: Records are found in Sunnhordaland judicial district.

1690-1877: Clerical probate records are found in Sunnhordaland Deanery.


Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names