Sirdal, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy

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Church Records

Contains priest and sexton records from the parishes Tonstad and Øvre Sirdal (Lunde) in Sirdal clerical district. They were separated from Bakke clerical district in 1849. Bakke was in turn separated from Lund in Rogaland County in 1741. The earliest records for Sirdal will be found there.

Microfilm at the Family History Library covers the years 1724-1916.

Digital images are online at Digitalarkivet.

Sirdal: 1848-1878

Sirdal / Tonstad: 1874-1916

Sirdal / Øvre Sirdal (Lunde): 1872-1910

Bakke: 1741-1911

Bakke / Tonstad: 1815-1834

Tonstad: 1855-1874

Lund: 1724-1760

Census Records

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.

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.

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.

An extract of the 1718 census for the parishes Bakke, Tonstad, and Gyland in Vest-Agder county.

The 1801 census for Bakke clerical district includes Bakke, Øvre Sirdal, and Tonstad parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation.

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.

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.

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Probate Records

Lister og Lyngdal
*1666-1889 Family History Library

Lister judicial district
*1666-1829 Digitalarkivet

Flekkefjord judical district
*1810-1887 Family History Library
*1810-1907 Digitalarkivet

Lista deanery
*1804-1834 Family History Library
*1804-1834 Digitalarkivet