Karmøy Region, Norway

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Karmøy is an island on the southwest coast of Norway. It lies between Bergen on the north and Stavanger on the south and is just across from Haugesund. It consists of the following Clerical Districts: Avaldsnes, Kopervik (Stangeland), Skudenes, Skudeneshavn, Torvastad, and Åkra.

Slektsforum Karmøy was created in November 1996 to compile and organize all information which individual members had previously obtained and make it available in one location.

Guest to the site may also access the information and ask questions on the forum. These questions must be submitted by email: slektsforum.karmoy@c2i.net

The immediate objectives are:

  • Update and place the farm books on the internet
  • Transcribe the church books and put the transcriptions on the internet
  • Place family history databases on the internet
  • Compile and emigrant index
  • Answer emails and send substantial information

The church book databases are added to Digitalarkivet as they are completed.

is working on an internet site, which documents the people who have live on the island. The sources used in this reconstruction of data are "Bygdebok for Karmøy", "Norges Bebyggelse", Johannes Mjølhus's notes, church books, census records, probate records, private family records, and others.

The internet site has only those inhabitants which have registered descendants. A more complete list is available for those who are members of Slektsforum. They also have many books and sources available for members at there office in Skudenes.