Årdal Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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Guide to Årdal, Norway ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records

Årdal Parish
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Len 1599-1660 Stavanger
Amt 1689-1919 1662-1682: Stavanger stiftamt, 1682-1919: Stavanger amt
Fylke 1919-Present Rogaland
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Prestegjeld Hjelmeland
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Tinglag Hjelmeland, Aardal
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Årdal church.jpg

Årdal is a parish in Hjelmeland clerical district. Records begin in 1760.

Microfilms at the Family History Library cover the years: 1760-1961. See FamilySearch catalog for full details and microfilm numbers.

  • Christenings (Døbte): 1760-1961
  • Introductions (Introduserte): 1799-1816
  • Confirmations (Konfirmerte): 1760-1797, 1799-1815, 1817-1924
  • Banns (Lysninger): 1799-1816
  • Engagements (Trolovede): 1760-1798
  • Marriages (Viede): 1760-1926
  • Stillborn (Dødfødte): 1799-1816
  • Burials (Begravede): 1760-1926
  • Vaccinations (Vaksinerte): 1814-1816, 1843-1861, 1863-1866
  • Moving in and out (Inflyttede og Utflyttede): 1824-1861, 1863-1913
  • Removed or added to state church (1849, 1896-1925

Digital images of the church books are available at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1891: The 1891 census for Årdal is available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1900: The 1900 census for Årdal is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It contains the persons name, sex, 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, year of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1910: The 1910 census for Årdal is available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Court Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1616-1701. The court records contain reports of civil and criminal actions, including the allodial rights, "odelssaker". You will find names, dates, places, and relationships in these records. The records have no indexes, therefore require time to study. They are excellent sources for genealogical research and at times you can find entire families through several generations. These records must be used in conjunction with the mortgage records, probate records, or other records.

Land Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1670-1910: These mortgage records give information about real estate, conveyances, mortgages, and other transactions of properties. Contracts, agreements, and deeds are also recorded in these books. The panteregisters are extracts of these records.

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

For 1666-1795 the probates are in the combined Ryfylke and Karmsund judicial district.
For 1786-1876 they are found in Ryfylke judicial district.
The clerical probates for 1729-1807 are found in Ryfylke deanery deanery. `

Availability[edit | edit source]

Ryfylke og Karmsund judicial district
*1666-1795 Family History Library
*1666-1795 Digitalarkivet
*1666-1788 Probate card indexes sorted by farm name Digitalarkivet

Ryfylke judicial district
*1786-1876 Family History Library
*1786-1876 Digitalarkivet

Ryfylke deanery
*1786-1807 Clerical probate records Family History Library
*1786-1807 Digitalarkivet.

Årdal police station
*1885-1964 death protocol Digitalarkivet

Farm Book[edit | edit source]

Eikeland, Sigurd, Årdal, Årdal 1969-1971. A history of Årdal in Rogaland county and a genealogy of the people and their farms. Vol. 2 includes an expanded index. FHL 948.31/A1 H2e A farm name index to volume 2 is found in the following link. File:948.31-A1 H2e V.2 - ARDAL 2.pdf

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

The farm number and name of the farms listed in Oluf Rygh Farm Name Index in about 1900 were as follows:

30 Aase,

21 Bergeland, 42 Bjørkestølen, 38 Boremyren, 1 Børke

43 Dritland, 48 Døvig lille

3 Eggebø, 33 Egland, 51 Erevigen, 4 Erland, 39 Erlien

13 Flaadene

5 Gjeisfjeld, 25 Grasdalen

29 Hia, 16 Høiland

2 Ingvaldstad

35 Kaltveid, 10 Kirkhus

27 Lyngsnes

40 Maaland, 15 Myren, 7 Mæle nedre, 7 Mælsosen

32 Nes, 53 Nese store

22 Rage, 6 Riskedal, 34 Rivjeland

11 Sedberg fremre, 31 Selflaad, 17 Skoarbø lille, 45 Soppeland, 26 Storaadalen, 47 Stølen, 46 Svaberg, 50 Sør-Skaar

24 Tengesdal, 44 Tjentland, 37 Tveid, 41 Tysdal søndre, 23 Tysdal øvre

36 Ullestad, 51 Ur

19 Valeim nedre, 15 Valle, 28 Viglesdalen, 20 Votne

9 Ytrevold

14 Østerhus

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names