Heskestad was part of Helleland clerical district until 1820 when it became part of Lund clerical district. Records begin in 1713. They contain 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.
Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.
An extract of the church records of Helleland in Rogaland county, 1713- 1834. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
- 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.
- 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. A database of this census is available at Digitalarkivet.
- 1701: Tax lists (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.Mantallet (Census) 1701 for Stavanger Amt (Rogaland County)
- 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
Lund 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 Lunde
- 1875: Census
Heskestad Parish in Lund 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. for Heskestad Parish in Lund 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
Heskestad police station
*1923-1964 death protocol Digitalarkivet
A genealogy of the people and their farms in Hetland skipreide (a coastal district whose inhabitants in the Viking period were responsible for manning and equipping a warship) in Rogaland county. These two vols. cover Heskestad and Helleland parishes for a 450 year period. Includes some history.
Heskestad, Olav and Valand, Petrus, "Hetland skipreide i 450 år", Eigersund: Utgitt av Eigersund og Lund kommuner, 1971. 948.31 D2v Vols 1 FHL Intl Book
Waula, Jørg Eirik, "Personregister til Heskestad sokn gard, ætt og folk", Stavanger, Norway : Rogaland Historie og Ættesogelag, 1997. An index to: "Hetland skipreide i 450 år" (v. 1 Heskestad gard, ætt og folk / Petrus Valand og Olav Heskestad). 948.31 D2v v. 1 index FHL INTL Book
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