Bygland, Aust-Agder, Norway Genealogy
Microfilm at the Family History Library for Bygland prestegjeld (clerical district). Contains priest and sexton records for the parishes Bygland (Nedre Setesdal), Sandnes, Austad and Årdal. Parish registers for the years 1725-1926.
Digitized images of parish registers available online at Digitalarkivet [Digital Archives]
- 1660: Census
Sogneprestenes manntall 1664-1666 is available on microfilm at the Family History Library. 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. Also available online at Digital Archives (Digitalarkivet).
1697-1862 Probates are kept in Vestre Råbyggelag judicial district.
1856-1881 Probates are kept in Setesdal judicial district.