Church records begin in 1713 and are found in Helleland clerical district which contains priest and sexton records from the parishes Helleland and Bjerkreim with Øvrebygd chapel. Included Heskestad parish until 1820 when it became part of Lund clerical district. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
An extract of the church records of Bjerkreim in Rogaland county, 1713- 1834] is availabe at the Family History Library.
Digital images are found in Digitalarkivet.
- 1663-1666: Tax lists (Manntall) for Stavanger Amt now Rogaland Fylke.
Fogdernes og sorenskrivernes manntall 1664-1666 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.
Sogneprestenes manntall 1664-1666 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. This clerical census is more complete.
- 1701: Tax lists (Manntall)
Manntall 1701 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. Digitalarkivet Manntallet 1701 for Stavanger amt
- 1801: Census
Helleland clerical district includes Helleland, Bjerkreim, and Heskestad parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation. Digitalarkivet 1801 -telling (census) for Helleland
- 1865: Census
Helleland Census 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. Digitalarkivet 1865 -telling for Helleland
- 1875: Census
Clerical district This 1875 census contains the persons name, residence, 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. Digitalarkivet 1875-teljinga for Bjerkreim Parish in Helleland Clerical District
- 1900: Census
Kopervik Census 1900 This census contains the persons name, sex, resident or temporary resident, temporarily absent and where person is, position in the family, marital status, occupation, year of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information. Digitalarkivet 1900-telling for Bjerkreim
- 1910: Census
For 1666-1822 the probates are found in Jæren og Dalane judicial district.
For 1823-1882 they are found in Dalane judicial district.
The clerical probates for 1729-1807 are found in Dalane deanery.
Farm histories with vital information on farm residents in Bjerkreim, Rogaland county, Norway from the early 1500s to the present.
Risa, Lisabet, Bjerkreimboka : folket og eigedomane gjennom dei siste fem hundre åra, Bjerkreim : Bjerkreim kommune, c1997-2002
948.31/B1 D2r vols. 1-4 FHL Intl Book
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