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''[[Europe]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Norway Genealogy|Norway]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Vest-Agder_County,_Norway|Vest-Agder County]]''
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Guide to '''Vest-Agder County, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
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{{Click|Image:Norway_ORP.png|Norway Online Genealogy Records}}
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[[Norway|'''''Norway''''']] &gt; '''''Vest-Agder County'''''
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Vest-Agder is a county in Norway, bordering Rogaland to the west and Aust-Agder to the east. In 2002 there were 157,851 inhabitants, which is 3.4% of the total population in Norway. The county administration is in Kristiansand.  
 
Vest-Agder is a county in Norway, bordering Rogaland to the west and Aust-Agder to the east. In 2002 there were 157,851 inhabitants, which is 3.4% of the total population in Norway. The county administration is in Kristiansand.  
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== Regions  ==
 
== Regions  ==
  
[[Kristiansand Region, Norway|Kristiansand]] includes Finsland, Kristiansand, Oddernes, Søgne, Tveit and Øvrebø clerical districts.  
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[[Kristiansand Region, Norway|Kristiansand]] includes [[Finsland, Norway|Finsland]], [[Kristiansand, Norway|Kristiansand]], [[Oddernes, Norway|Oddernes]], [[Søgne, Norway|Søgne]], [[Tveit, Norway|Tveit]] and [[Øvrebø, Norway|Øvrebø]] clerical districts.  
  
[[Kvinesdal and Sirdal Region, Norway|Kvinesdal and Sirdal]] includes Bakke, Fjotaland, Flekkefjord, Kvinesdal and Sirdal clerical districts.  
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[[Kvinesdal and Sirdal Region, Norway|Kvinesdal and Sirdal]] includes [[Bakke, Vest-Agder, Norway|Bakke]], [[Fjotland, Norway|Fjotaland]], [[Flekkefjord, Norway|Flekkefjord]], [[Kvinesdal (Liknes), Norway|Kvinesdal]] and [[Sirdal, Norway|Sirdal]] clerical districts.  
  
[[Lista and Lyngdal Region, Norway|Lista and Lyngdal]] includes Herad, Hægebostad, Lyngdal and Vanse (Lista) clerical districts.  
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[[Lista and Lyngdal Region, Norway|Lista and Lyngdal]] includes [[Herad (Herred), Norway|Herad]], [[Hægebostad (Øvre Kvinesdal), Norway|Hægebostad]], [[Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway|Lyngdal]] and [[Vanse, Norway|Vanse (Lista)]] clerical districts.  
  
[[Mandal and Audnedal Region, Norway|Mandal and Audnedal]] includes Bjelland, Holum, Mandal, Nord-Audnedal, Sør-Audnedal and Åseral clerical districts.  
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[[Mandal and Audnedal Region, Norway|Mandal and Audnedal]] includes [[Bjelland, Norway|Bjelland]], [[Holum (Holme), Norway|Holum]], [[Mandal, Norway|Mandal]], [[Nord-Audnedal, Norway|Nord-Audnedal]], [[Sør-Audnedal, Norway|Sør-Audnedal]] and [[Åseral, Norway|Åseral]] clerical districts.
  
 
== Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Vest-Agder County  ==
 
== Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Vest-Agder County  ==
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*[[Austad, Vest-Agder, Norway|Austad]]  
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*[[Austad, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Austad]]  
*[[Bakke, Vest-Agder, Norway|Bakke]]  
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*[[Bakke, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Bakke]]  
*[[Bjelland, Norway|Bjelland]]  
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*[[Bjelland, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Bjelland]]  
*[[Eiken (Egen), Norway|Eiken (Egen)]]  
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*[[Eiken (Egen), Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Eiken (Egen)]]  
*[[Farsund, Norway|Farsund]]  
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*[[Farsund, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Farsund]]  
*[[Feda, Norway|Feda]]  
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*[[Feda, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Feda]]  
*[[Finsland, Norway|Finsland]]  
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*[[Finsland, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Finsland]]  
*[[Fjotland, Norway|Fjotland]]  
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*[[Fjotland, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Fjotland]]  
*[[Flekkefjord, Norway|Flekkefjord]]  
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*[[Flekkefjord, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Flekkefjord]]  
*[[Greipstad, Norway|Greipstad]]  
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*[[Greipstad, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Greipstad]]  
*[[Grindheim (Grindum), Norway|Grindheim (Grindum)]]  
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*[[Grindheim (Grindum), Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Grindheim (Grindum)]]  
*[[Gyland, Norway|Gyland]]  
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*[[Gyland, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Gyland]]  
*[[Halse (Halsaa), Norway|Halse (Halsaa)]]  
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*[[Halse (Halsaa), Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Halse (Halsaa)]]  
*[[Harkmark, Norway|Harkmark]]
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*[[Harkmark, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Harkmark]]
  
 
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*[[Herad (Herred), Norway|Herad (Herred)]]  
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*[[Herad (Herred), Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Herad (Herred)]]  
*[[Hidra (Hitterø), Norway|Hidra (Hitterø)]]  
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*[[Hidra (Hitterø), Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Hidra (Hitterø)]]  
*[[Holum (Holme), Norway|Holum (Holme)]]  
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*[[Holum (Holme), Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Holum (Holme)]]  
*[[Hægebostad (Øvre Kvinesdal), Norway|Hægebostad (Øvre Kvinesdal)]]  
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*[[Hægebostad (Øvre Kvinesdal), Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Hægebostad (Øvre Kvinesdal)]]  
*[[Hægeland (Heggeland), Norway|Hægeland (Heggeland)]]  
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*[[Hægeland (Heggeland), Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Hægeland (Heggeland)]]  
*[[Konsmo, Norway|Konsmo]]  
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*[[Konsmo, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Konsmo]]  
*[[Kristiansand, Norway|Kristiansand]]  
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*[[Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Kristiansand]]  
*[[Kristiansand tukthus, Norway|Kristiansand tukthus]]  
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*[[Kristiansand tukthus, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Kristiansand tukthus]]  
*[[Kvinesdal (Liknes), Norway|Kvinesdal (Liknes)]]  
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*[[Kvinesdal (Liknes), Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Kvinesdal (Liknes)]]  
*[[Kvås (Qvås), Norway|Kvås (Qvås)]]  
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*[[Kvås (Qvås), Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Kvås (Qvås)]]  
*[[Laudal, Norway|Laudal]]  
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*[[Laudal, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Laudal]]  
*[[Liknes, see Kvinesdal, Norway|Liknes, see Kvinesdal]]  
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*[[Liknes, see Kvinesdal, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Liknes, see Kvinesdal]]  
*[[Lista (Vanse), Norway|Lista (Vanse)]]
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*[[Lista (Vanse), Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Lista (Vanse)]]
  
 
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*[[Lunde, Vest-Agder, Norway|Lunde]]  
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*[[Lunde, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Lunde]]  
*[[Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway|Lyngdal]]  
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*[[Lyngdal, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Lyngdal]]  
*[[Mandal, Norway|Mandal]]  
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*[[Mandal, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Mandal]]  
*[[Nes, Vest-Agder, Norway|Nes]]  
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*[[Nes, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Nes]]  
*[[Nord-Audnedal, Norway|Nord-Audnedal]]  
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*[[Nord-Audnedal, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Nord-Audnedal]]  
*[[Oddernes, Norway|Oddernes]]  
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*[[Oddernes, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Oddernes]]  
*[[Randesund, Norway|Randesund]]  
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*[[Randesund, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Randesund]]  
*[[Sirdal, Norway|Sirdal]]  
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*[[Sirdal, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Sirdal]]  
*[[Spangereid, Norway|Spangereid]]  
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*[[Spangereid, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Spangereid]]  
*[[Spind, Norway|Spind]]  
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*[[Spind, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Spind]]  
*[[Søgne, Norway|Søgne]]  
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*[[Søgne, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Søgne]]  
*[[Sør-Audnedal, Norway|Sør-Audnedal]]  
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*[[Sør-Audnedal, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Sør-Audnedal]]  
*[[Tonstad, Norway|Tonstad]]  
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*[[Tonstad, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Tonstad]]  
*[[Tveit, Norway|Tveit]]
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*[[Tveit, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Tveit]]
  
 
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*[[Valle, Vest-Agder, Norway|Valle]]  
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*[[Valle, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Valle]]  
*[[Vanse, Norway|Vanse]]  
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*[[Vanse, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Vanse]]  
*[[Vennesla, Norway|Vennesla]]  
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*[[Vennesla, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Vennesla]]  
*[[Vigmostad, Norway|Vigmostad]]  
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*[[Vigmostad, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Vigmostad]]  
*[[Øvrebø, Norway|Øvrebø]]  
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*[[Øvrebø, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Øvrebø]]  
*[[Øvre Sirdal (Lunde), Norway|Øvre Sirdal]]  
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*[[Øvre Sirdal (Lunde), Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Øvre Sirdal]]  
*[[Øyslebø, Norway|Øyslebø]]  
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*[[Øyslebø, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Øyslebø]]  
*[[Åseral, Norway|Åseral]]
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*[[Åseral, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy|Åseral]]
  
 
*[[Flekkefjord Branch (LDS, 1899-1904), Norway|Flekkefjord Branch (LDS, 1899-1904)]]  
 
*[[Flekkefjord Branch (LDS, 1899-1904), Norway|Flekkefjord Branch (LDS, 1899-1904)]]  
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== Church Records/Civil Registration  ==
  
== Cemeteries  ==
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*These are the most important records you will use, and a majority of your research will be found in them.  All civil registration was kept by the church parishes until 2012.
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**[https://media.digitalarkivet.no/en/kb/browse?counties%5B%5D=10&start_year=&end_year=&text= '''Digitalarkivet: Digitized parish registers of Vest Agder''']
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**[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/en-gb/finn_kilde?s=&fra=&til=&ka%5B%5D=2&kt%5B%5D=MINI&kt%5B%5D=KLOK&kt%5B%5D=FREG&kt%5B%5D=D%C3%85PB&kt%5B%5D=VAKS&kt%5B%5D=KOMM&kt%5B%5D=FORL&kt%5B%5D=LYSN&kt%5B%5D=DREG&kt%5B%5D=RESK&kt%5B%5D=KLAD&kt%5B%5D=AVSK&kt%5B%5D=DISS&kt%5B%5D=VIGB&kt%5B%5D=DIVR&kt%5B%5D=NOPR&format%5B%5D=ftr '''Norway Indexed parish register transcriptions''']
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**The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=145126&query=%2Bsubject%3ANorway%2C%20%2Bsubject%3AVest%20%2Bsubject%3AAgder%20%2Bsubject%3AChurch%20%2Bsubject%3ARecords '''Vest Agder parish registers'''] up to about 1920.  These can be viewed at the library or at a [[Family History Centers|Family Histor Center]] near you.<br><br>
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*By clicking on the parish links above, you may find direct links to all the records for that parish.<br><br>
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*You do not have to be fluent in Norwegian.  These records use a very limited, specialized vocabulary that is easy to learn. For help reading and interpreting theses records, see [[Norwegian Genealogical Word List]], [[Norway Handwriting]], and Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lessons [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-1-scandinavian-gothic-letters/255 1: Scandinavian Gothic Letters], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-2-names-words-and-dates/257 2: Names, Words, and Dates], and [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-3-handwritten-records/256 3: Handwritten Records.]<br>
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*[https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/6/6e/Parish_Register_Headings_for_Norway.pdf '''Parish Register Headings for Norway''']:  This pdf gives the translation of headings for the records in different time periods.  When a record is written with labeled columns it is much easier to search. Much of the material you read in each column will just be names and dates, since the meaning of those names (child, parents, godparents, minister) only has to be read once, in the column heading.<br>
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*For more detail on the contents of these records and how to use them, see [[Norway Church Records]] and [[Norway Civil Registration]].
  
 
== Censuses  ==
 
== Censuses  ==
  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=10&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=1 1660&nbsp;Census for Vest-Agder County]  
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/35511/ Mandal prosti, Prestemanntall 15, 1664 - 1666]
 
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/35512/ Lista prosti, Prestemanntall 16, 1664 - 1666]  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=10&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=2 1801 Census for Vest-Agder County]  
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/35567/ Råbyggelag fogderi, Fogdemanntall 8, 1664 - 1665]
 
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/35568/ Mandal fogderi, Fogdemanntall 9, 1664 - 1666]
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=10&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=3 1865 Census for Vest-Agder County]  
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/ft/35569/ Lista fogderi, Fogdemanntall 10, 1664]
 
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1801 1801 Census]  
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=10&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=4 1875 Census for Vest-Agder County]  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1865 1865 Census ]  
 
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1875 1875 Census] Partial
[http://digitalarkivet.uib.no/cgi-win/WebMeta.exe?slag=vismeny&fylkenr=10&knr=&katnr=1&aar=&dagens=&emnenr=5 1900 Census for Vest-Agder County]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1529106 Norway Census, 1875] FamilySearch database
 
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1885 1885 Census] (Cities only)
== Church Records  ==
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/finn_kilde?s=&fra=1891&til=1891&ka%5B%5D=0&kt%5B%5D=FOLK&kt%5B%5D=KFOT&kt%5B%5D=MANN&f%5B%5D=10&k%5B%5D=10* 1891 Census] (scanned)
 
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1900 1900 Census]  
[http://picasaweb.google.no/kirkefoto/KirkerIVestAgder# Photos of churches in Vest-Agder]  
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/ft/sok/1910 1910 Census]
  
 
== Farm Books  ==
 
== Farm Books  ==
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== Passenger Lists  ==
 
== Passenger Lists  ==
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*[http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.no/en-gb/gen/sok/3/100092 Emigranter over Kristiansand 1873-1930]<br>
  
 
== Probate Records  ==
 
== Probate Records  ==
  
[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:sk_read/search?forvaltning=&fylke=10&embete=&protokoll=&periode=&navn= Digitised probate records for Vest-Agder county]  
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*[http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:sk_read/search?forvaltning=&fylke=10&embete=&protokoll=&periode=&navn= Digitised probate records for Vest-Agder county]
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*'''1640-1903''' - {{RecordSearch|1661306|Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
  
 
== Probate Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Probate Jurisdictions  ==
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Guide to Vest-Agder County, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Vest-Agder is a county in Norway, bordering Rogaland to the west and Aust-Agder to the east. In 2002 there were 157,851 inhabitants, which is 3.4% of the total population in Norway. The county administration is in Kristiansand.

It is the southernmost county in Norway, extending inland from the North Sea and its arm, the Skagerrak. Most of the habitation lies along the coast, including the towns Kristiansand, Mandal, Flekkefjord, and Farsund. Some 31 fjords are located there. Shipping, commerce and recreation are the main industries. As the Gulf Stream touches the coast of Vest-Agder, it is also called "the Norwegian Riviera".

Family History Resources

Government Offices and Sites

Regions

Kristiansand includes Finsland, Kristiansand, Oddernes, Søgne, Tveit and Øvrebø clerical districts.

Kvinesdal and Sirdal includes Bakke, Fjotaland, Flekkefjord, Kvinesdal and Sirdal clerical districts.

Lista and Lyngdal includes Herad, Hægebostad, Lyngdal and Vanse (Lista) clerical districts.

Mandal and Audnedal includes Bjelland, Holum, Mandal, Nord-Audnedal, Sør-Audnedal and Åseral clerical districts.

Cities, Parishes, Clerical Districts in Vest-Agder County

SirdalLundeTonstadBakkeGylandFjotlandEiken (Egen)ÅseralHidra (Hitterø)NesFlekkefjordFedaKvinesdal (Liknes)Hægebostad (Øvre Kvinesdal)Grindheim (Grindum)BjellandVanseFarsundHerad (Herred)SpindLyngdalAustadKvås (Qvås)VigmostadNord-AudnedalKonsmoLaudalFinslandHægeland (Heggeland)ØvrebøVenneslaSpangereidSør-AudnedalValleHalse (Halsaa)MandalHarkmarkHolum (Holme)ØyslebøSøgneGreipstadKristiansandOddernesTveitRandesundVest-Agder Parishes 2x2.jpg


Church Records/Civil Registration

Censuses

Farm Books

Land Records

1886 and 1838 land registers are found at The Norwegian Historical Data Centre. These are Excel files, which can be downloaded. The give the name of the farm, the farm owner, and the amount of tax. Both farms and sub-farms are included.

Military Records

Passenger Lists

Probate Records

Probate Jurisdictions

Probate Jurisdiction Map

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Taxation


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