Avaldsnes, Norway

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Church Records

Church records include priest and sexton records from Avaldsnes clerical district. Avaldsnes clerical district ncluded Kopervik parish from 1855-1887 which became its own clerical district in 1888. Also included Førdesfjord from 1893-1969, which became part of Tysvær clerical district in 1969. Separate books were kept from 1881 for Kopervik bysogn and Kopervik landsogn (Stangaland), and also for the parish clerks records from 1891.

Digital images of the church books are found at Digitalarkivet.

  www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read (Avaldsnes/Avaladsnes)

  www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read (Avaldsnes)

  www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read (Avaldsnes/Avaldsnes, Kopervik)

Probate Records

Probate records for the years 1666-1795 are in the combined Ryfylke and Karmsund judicial districts in Rogaland county.

For 1793-1901 the records are in the Karmsund judicial district.

The clerical probates are found in Karmsund deanery in Rogaland county, Norway. They are for the years 1692-1812.


Farm Book

Farm book and vital information on residents in Avaldsnes in the community of Karmøy, Rogaland co., Norway.

Lillehammer, Arnvid, Avaldsnes, Karmøy: Bygdebokutvalget, c1991-1993.

948.31/A3 D2L Vols. 1-2 FHL Intl Book

Farm Book on the Internet

Karmøy Genealogy Club is creating an internet accessable listing of the families who have lived on Karmøy. The sources for this website are "Bygdebok for Karmøy," Norges Bybyggelse, notes of Johannes Mjølhus, the church books, probate records, census records, and private family information. 

The family listings are by the farm which they lived on. The explanation of the website is in English but the family information is in Norwegian.


You will find a list of all the farms which are found in the modern Karmøy kommune. As the information comes available there will be a link from the table to the information on a specific farm. On the internet you will only find information of those inhabitants who had registered descendants. A more complete listing is found in the office in Skudeneshavn. You can E-mail inquires to slektsforum.karmoy@c2i.net.

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