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''[[Europe]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Norway Genealogy|Norway]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Aust-Agder County, Norway Genealogy|Aust-Agder County]]'' <br>
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<br> Guide to '''Aust-Agder County, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
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[[Norway|'''''Norway''''']] &gt; '''''Aust-Agder County'''''
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<br> Aust-Agder is a county (fylke) in Norway, bordering the counties Telemark, Rogaland, and Vest-Agder.&nbsp; Until 1919, the name of the county was ''Nedenes'' amt.&nbsp; Nedenes amt (fylke) was named after the old Nedenes farm.&nbsp;About 77% of the inhabitants live at the coast, where the main built area is. Tourism is important, as Arendal and the other coastal towns are popular attractions.&nbsp; The county, which is located at Skagerrak coast, extends from Gjernestangern at Risør to Kvåsefjorden at Lillesand.&nbsp; The inner parts of the area includeds Setesdalsheiene and Austheiene.&nbsp; About 77% of the inhabitants live at the coast, where the main built area is.&nbsp;  
 
 
Aust-Agder is a county (fylke) in Norway, bordering the counties Telemark, Rogaland, and Vest-Agder.&nbsp; Until 1919, the name of the county was ''Nedenes'' amt.&nbsp; Nedenes amt (fylke) was named after the old Nedenes farm.&nbsp;About 77% of the inhabitants live at the coast, where the main built area is. Tourism is important, as Arendal and the other coastal towns are popular attractions.&nbsp; The county, which is located at Skagerrak coast, extends from Gjernestangern at Risør to Kvåsefjorden at Lillesand.&nbsp; The inner parts of the area includeds Setesdalsheiene and Austheiene.&nbsp; About 77% of the inhabitants live at the coast, where the main built area is.&nbsp;  
 
  
 
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== Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Aust-Agder County  ==
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== Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Aust-Agder (Nedenes) County  ==
  
 
{{Aust-Agder Parish Map}}  
 
{{Aust-Agder Parish Map}}  
  
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*[[Arendal, Norway|Arendal]]  
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*[[Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Arendal]]  
*[[Austad, Aust-Agder, Norway|Austad]]  
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*[[Austad, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Austad]]  
*[[Austre Moland, Norway|Austre Moland]]  
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*[[Austre Moland, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Austre Moland]]  
*[[Barbu, Norway|Barbu]]  
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*[[Barbu, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Barbu]]  
*[[Birkenes, Norway|Birkenes]]  
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*[[Birkenes, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Birkenes]]  
*[[Bygland, Norway|Bygland]]  
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*[[Bygland, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Bygland]]  
*[[Bykle, Norway|Bykle]]  
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*[[Bykle, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Bykle]]  
*[[Dypvåg, Norway|Dypvåg]]  
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*[[Dypvåg, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Dypvåg]]  
*[[Eide, Aust-Agder, Norway|Eide]]  
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*[[Eide, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Eide]]  
*[[Evje, Norway|Evje]]  
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*[[Evje, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Evje]]  
*[[Fjære, Norway|Fjære]]  
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*[[Fjære, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Fjære]]  
*[[Flosta, Norway|Flosta]]  
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*[[Flosta, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Flosta]]  
*[[Froland, Norway|Froland]]  
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*[[Froland, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Froland]]  
*[[Gjerstad, Aust-Agder, Norway|Gjerstad]]  
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*[[Gjerstad, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Gjerstad]]  
*[[Gjøvdal, Norway|Gjøvdal]]
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*[[Gjøvdal, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Gjøvdal]]
  
 
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*[[Grimstad, Norway|Grimstad]]  
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*[[Grimstad, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Grimstad]]  
*[[Grøvdal, see Gjøvdal, Norway|Grøvdal, see Gjøvdal]]  
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*[[Grøvdal, see Gjøvdal, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Grøvdal, see Gjøvdal]]  
*[[Herefoss, Norway|Herefoss]]  
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*[[Herefoss, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Herefoss]]  
*[[Hisøy, Norway|Hisøy]]  
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*[[Hisøy, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Hisøy]]  
*[[Holt, Norway|Holt]]  
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*[[Holt, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Holt]]  
*[[Hommedal, Norway|Hommedal]]  
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*[[Hommedal, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Hommedal]]  
*[[Hornnes, Norway|Hornnes]]  
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*[[Hornnes, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Hornnes]]  
*[[Hylestad, Norway|Hylestad]]  
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*[[Hylestad, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Hylestad]]  
*[[Høvåg, Norway|Høvåg]]  
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*[[Høvåg, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Høvåg]]  
*[[Iveland, Norway|Iveland]]  
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*[[Iveland, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Iveland]]  
*[[Landvik, Norway|Landvik]]  
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*[[Landvik, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Landvik]]  
*[[Lillesand, Norway|Lillesand]]  
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*[[Lillesand, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Lillesand]]  
*[[Mykland, Norway|Mykland]]  
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*[[Mykland, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Mykland]]  
*[[Risør, Norway|Risør]]  
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*[[Risør, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Risør]]  
*[[Sandnes, Aust-Agder, Norway|Sandnes]]
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*[[Sandnes, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Sandnes]]
  
 
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*[[Stokken, Norway|Stokken]]  
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*[[Stokken, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Stokken]]  
*[[Søndeled (Sønneløv), Norway|Søndeled (Sønneløv)]]  
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*[[Søndeled (Sønneløv), Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Søndeled (Sønneløv)]]  
*[[Tovdal, Norway|Tovdal]]  
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*[[Tovdal, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Tovdal]]  
*[[Trefoldighet, Aust-Agder, Norway|Trefoldighet]]  
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*[[Trefoldighet, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Trefoldighet]]  
*[[Tromøy, Norway|Tromøy]]  
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*[[Tromøy, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Tromøy]]  
*[[Tvedestrand, Norway|Tvedestrand]]  
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*[[Tvedestrand, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Tvedestrand]]  
*[[Valle, Norway|Valle]]  
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*[[Valle, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Valle]]  
*[[Vegusdal, Norway|Vegusdal]]  
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*[[Vegusdal, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Vegusdal]]  
*[[Vegårshei, Norway|Vegårshei]]  
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*[[Vegårshei, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Vegårshei]]  
*[[Vestre Moland, Norway|Vestre Moland]]  
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*[[Vestre Moland, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Vestre Moland]]  
*[[Østre Moland, see Austre Moland, Norway|Østre Moland, see Austre Moland]]  
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*[[Østre Moland, see Austre Moland, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Østre Moland, see Austre Moland]]  
*[[Øyestad, Norway|Øyestad]]  
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*[[Øyestad, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Øyestad]]  
*[[Åmli, Norway|Åmli]]  
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*[[Åmli, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Åmli]]  
*[[Årdal, Aust-Agder, Norway|Årdal]]
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*[[Årdal, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Årdal]]
  
 
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== Church Records/Civil Registration  ==
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*These are the most important records you will use, and a majority of your research will be found in them.  All civil registration was kept by the church parishes until 2012.
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**[https://media.digitalarkivet.no/en/kb/browse?counties%5B%5D=09&start_year=&end_year=&text= '''Digitalarkivet: Digitized parish registers of Aust Agder''']
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**[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/en-gb/finn_kilde?s=&fra=&til=&ka%5B%5D=2&kt%5B%5D=MINI&kt%5B%5D=KLOK&kt%5B%5D=FREG&kt%5B%5D=D%C3%85PB&kt%5B%5D=VAKS&kt%5B%5D=KOMM&kt%5B%5D=FORL&kt%5B%5D=LYSN&kt%5B%5D=DREG&kt%5B%5D=RESK&kt%5B%5D=KLAD&kt%5B%5D=AVSK&kt%5B%5D=DISS&kt%5B%5D=VIGB&kt%5B%5D=DIVR&kt%5B%5D=NOPR&format%5B%5D=ftr '''Norway Indexed parish register transcriptions''']
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**The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=145126&query=%2Bsubject%3ANorway%2C%20%2Bsubject%3AAust%20%2Bsubject%3AAgder%20%2Bsubject%3AChurch%20%2Bsubject%3ARecords microfilms for all '''Aust-Agder parish registers'''] up to about 1920.  These can be viewed at the library or at a [[Family History Centers|Family Histor Center]] near you.<br><br>
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*By clicking on the parish links above, you may find direct links to all the records for that parish.<br><br>
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*You do not have to be fluent in Norwegian.  These records use a very limited, specialized vocabulary that is easy to learn. For help reading and interpreting theses records, see [[Norwegian Genealogical Word List]], [[Norway Handwriting]], and Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lessons [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-1-scandinavian-gothic-letters/255 1: Scandinavian Gothic Letters], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-2-names-words-and-dates/257 2: Names, Words, and Dates], and [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-3-handwritten-records/256 3: Handwritten Records.]<br>
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*[https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/6/6e/Parish_Register_Headings_for_Norway.pdf '''Parish Register Headings for Norway''']:  This pdf gives the translation of headings for the records in different time periods.  When a record is written with labeled columns it is much easier to search. Much of the material you read in each column will just be names and dates, since the meaning of those names (child, parents, godparents, minister) only has to be read once, in the column heading.<br>
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*For more detail on the contents of these records and how to use them, see [[Norway Church Records]] and [[Norway Civil Registration]].
  
 
== Censuses  ==
 
== Censuses  ==
  
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=9&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=1 1660 Census for Aust-Agder County]  
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/35509/ Nedenes prosti, Prestemanntall 13, 1664 - 1666]
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=9&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=2 1801 Census for Aust-Agder County]  
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/35510/ Råbyggelag prosti, Prestemanntall 14, 1664 - 1666]  
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=3 1865 Census for Aust-Agder County]  
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/35566/ Nedenes fogderi, Fogdemanntall 7, 1664 - 1666]
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=4 1875 Census for Aust-Agder County]  
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/38450/ Nedenes fogderi, Manntall 3, 1701]
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=&knr=&katnr=&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=5 1900 Census for Aust-Agder County]  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1801 1801 Census]  
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=9&knr=&katnr=&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=6 Andre]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1865 1865 Census ]  
 
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1875 1875 Census] Partial
== Church Records  ==
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1529106 Norway Census, 1875] FamilySearch database
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1885 1885 Census] (cities only)
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/finn_kilde?s=&fra=1891&til=1891&ka%5B%5D=0&kt%5B%5D=FOLK&f%5B%5D=09&k%5B%5D=09* 1891 Census] (scanned)
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1900 1900 Census]  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1910 1910 Census]
  
[http://picasaweb.google.com/kirkefoto/KirkerIAustAgder# Photos of churches in Aust-Agder.]
 
  
 
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== Passenger Lists  ==
 
== Passenger Lists  ==
  
*[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/webcens.exe?slag=visbase&filnamn=KRISTUT&spraak=e&metanr=1756 Emigrants from Kristiansand 1873-1930]
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/en-gb/gen/sok/3/100092 Emigrants from Kristiansand 1873-1930]
  
 
== Probate Records  ==
 
== Probate Records  ==
  
[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:sk_read/search?forvaltning=&fylke=09&embete=&protokoll=&periode=&navn= Digitized probate records online for Aust-Agder County]
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:sk_read/search?forvaltning=&fylke=09&embete=&protokoll=&periode=&navn= Digitized probate records online for Aust-Agder County]  
 
 
Read about this service [http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:sk_read/search?forvaltning=&fylke=09&embete=&protokoll=&periode=&navn= Digitised probate records]  
 
  
{{FHL|502690|title-id|disp=Probate Records for Aust-Agder, 1653-1712}}
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:*Read about this service [http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:sk_read/search?forvaltning=&fylke=09&embete=&protokoll=&periode=&navn= Digitised probate records]
  
{{FHL|441124|title-id|disp=Probate Records, Index for Aust-Agder}} includes the following judicial districts:  
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*'''1653-1712''' - {{FHL|502690|title-id|disp=Probate Records for Aust-Agder, 1653-1712}}
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*'''1640-1903''' - {{RecordSearch|1661306|Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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*{{FHL|441124|title-id|disp=Probate Records, Index for Aust-Agder}} includes the following judicial districts:  
  
*Arendal 1709-1871  
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:*Arendal 1709-1871  
*Risør 1709-1779  
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*Nedenes 1692-1784  
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*Ø. Raabygelag 1738-48  
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*V. Raabygelag (Now Setesdal) 1697-1786
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:*V. Raabygelag (Now Setesdal) 1697-1786
  
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== Probate Jurisdictions  ==
  
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== Taxation  ==
 
== Taxation  ==
  
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Guide to Aust-Agder County, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Aust-Agder is a county (fylke) in Norway, bordering the counties Telemark, Rogaland, and Vest-Agder.  Until 1919, the name of the county was Nedenes amt.  Nedenes amt (fylke) was named after the old Nedenes farm. About 77% of the inhabitants live at the coast, where the main built area is. Tourism is important, as Arendal and the other coastal towns are popular attractions.  The county, which is located at Skagerrak coast, extends from Gjernestangern at Risør to Kvåsefjorden at Lillesand.  The inner parts of the area includeds Setesdalsheiene and Austheiene.  About 77% of the inhabitants live at the coast, where the main built area is. 


Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Aust-Agder (Nedenes) County

BykleValleHylestadAustadSandnesByglandÅrdalHornnesEvjeIvelandTovdalGjøvdalÅmliMyklandVegusdalBirkenesHerefossFrolandTvedestrandHoltVegårsheiGjerstadSøndeled (Sønneløv)Søndeled (Sønneløv)RisørDypvågFlostaStokkenAustre MolandTromøyArendalHisøyØyestadLandvikFjæreGrimstadEideVestre MolandLillesandHøvågAust-Agder Parishes 2x2.jpg

Church Records/Civil Registration

Censuses


Family History Resources 

History and Government Offices

Aust-Agder fylke (county) was until 1919 Nedenes amt (county).  The amt was named after the old Nedenes farm (Norse Niðarnes), since this was the seat of the amtmann (County Governor).  The meaning of the name Aust Agder is "(the) eastern (part of) Agder" since the word aust is the nynorsk form of "east".

Farm Books

Land Records

1886 and 1838 land registers are found at The Norwegian Historical Data Centre. These are Excel files, which can be downloaded. The give the name of the farm, the farm owner, and the amount of tax. Both farms and sub-farms are included.

Passenger Lists

Probate Records

  • Arendal 1709-1871
  • Risør 1709-1779
  • Nedenes 1692-1784
  • Ø. Raabygelag 1738-48
  • V. Raabygelag (Now Setesdal) 1697-1786


Probate Jurisdictions

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Taxation

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