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).
Fogdernes og sorenskrivernes manntall 1664-1666 is available on microfilm at the Family History Library. 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.
- 1801: Folketelling 1 Feb 1801, Norge. Available on microfilm at the Family History Library. The 1801 census (b. 33) for Bygland clerical district includes Bygland, Sandnes, Austad, and Årdal parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation.
A typewritten edition with indexes is available on microfiche. It is called "Mikrokortutgåva av 1801-teljina".
Also available online at Digital Archives (Digitalarkivet).
- 1865: Folketælling 31 December 1865. Available on microfilm at the Family History Library. 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. 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.