Records begin in 1743. Skjold clerical district included the parishes Skjold, Tysvær and Vats with Vårenes chapel. Tysvær parish became its own clerical district in 1848. Earlier records were burned on 14 Oct. 1786.
Digital images of the church books are available at Digitalarkivet.
- 1664-1666 Census (Manntall)
Sogneprestenes manntall 1664-1666 Skjold Microfilm
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.
- 1701 Census (Manntall)
Manntall 1701 Skjold Microfilm
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.
Manntallet 1701 for Stavanger amt Database
- 1801 Census (Folketellingen)
1801-telling for Schiold Database
- 1865 Census (Folketellingen)
Folketælling 31 December 1865 for Skjold Microfilm
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.
1865-telling for Skjold Database
- 1875 Census (Folketellingen)
Folketellingen for kongeriket Norge den 31te desember 1875 for Skjold. Microfilm FHL INTL Film 273363 and 173364 vols. 152a and 152b.
This 1875 census contains the persons name, whether resident or temporary resident, those absent from the parish and their location at the time of the census, 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.
- 1900 Census (Folketellingen)
This census contains the persons name, whether resident or temporary resident, those absent from the parish, and their location at the time of the census, position in the family, marital status, occupation, date of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information.
1900-telling for Vats Database
- 1910 Census (Folketellingen]
For 1666-1795 the probates are found in Ryfylke og Karmsund judicial district.
For 1793-1901 they are found in Karmsund judicial district.
The clerical probates for 1692-1812 are found in Karmsund deanery.
Vindafjord police station
*1960-1972 death protocol Digitalarkivet
A genealogy of the people and their farms in Vats, Rogaland county, Norway. Includes a history of the old Vats area.
Dybdal-Holthe, Nils, "Soga om Vats: gard og ætt i gamle Vats herad," Vats: Bygdebodnemnda i Vats i samarbeid med Vindafjord kommune, c 1984. 948.31/V1 D2d FHL INTL Book
Index to: Soga om Vats: gard og ætt i gamle Vats herad/ Nils Dybdal-Holthe Waula, Jørg Eirik, "Soga om Vats gard og ætt personregister," Stavanger, Norway: Rogaland Historie og Ættesogelag, 1996. 948.31/V1 D2d index FHL INTL Book
108 Aam 120 Alvs-Eike 124 Aurdal 129 Bakkevold 128 Blekre 100 Breidalen 109 Eide 123 Eikeland 107 Eikenes 122 Eikesdal 112 Frøland 136 Gjerde 111 Haalen 142 Haraldstveit 134 Hustoft 103 Indreland 111 Kaarhus 137 Koltveit 116 Krakk 125 Lande 133 Lyngnes 114 Neseim 145 Nising 106 Nordtveit 102 Raunes 115 Røirviken 132 Sandnes 119 Sjurs-Eike 138 Skjerveim 115 Skruenes 117 Slaattenaut 118 Slaattenølle 126 Spaatveit 135 Stillufs-Eike 139 Stokke 143 Stokkedal 101 Straatveit 99 Stølsvik 127 Svantesvold 131 Sørhus 104 Sørtveit 143 Teigen 140 Tjeltveit 144 Torstveit 113 Tørsdal med Uglehaugen 110 Vatne 141 Vatnekvam 121 Velle 130 Vestvold 123 Ødegaarden 105 Øvretveit