Nærbø Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Nærbø Parish
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • clerical district contains priest and sexton records from the parishes Nærbø, Varhaug, Nærem and . Earlier church records were burned in 1787. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

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

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • For 1891 and earlier censuses see

  • 1900: The 1900 census for Nærbø is available in on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

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

Court Records[edit | edit source]

The court records contain reports of civil and criminal actions, including the allodial rights, a system of ownership by which an owner has all rights associated with possessing a property. You will find names, dates, places, and relationships in these records. The records have no indexes, and 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.

Court records at the Family History Library, 1613-1701

These records are for Jæren and Dalane judicial districts which include these places: Hetland (Frue), Høyland, Klepp, Time (Lye), Håland, Ogna, Sandnes, Helleland, Egersund, Lund, Sokndal, Heskestad, , Bjerkreim, Randaberg, Sola, Madla, Varhaug, Nærbø, and Gjestal in Rogaland county.

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

For 1666-1822 the probates are found in Jæren og Dalane judicial district.
For 1823-1882 they are found in Jæren judicial district.
The clerical probates for 1729-1807 are found in Jæren deanery. `

Availability[edit | edit source]

Jæren og Dalane judicial district
*1666-1822 Family History Library
*1667-1860 Digitalarkivet
*1666-1815 Probate card indexes sorted by farm name Digitalarkivet Jæren judicial district
*1763-1821 Family History Library
*1859-1896 Digitalarkivet. Jæren deanery
*1763-1821 Clerical probate records Family History Library
*1763-1821 Digitalarkivet.

Farm Book[edit | edit source]

Farm books with vital information on farm residents in Nærbø, Hå, and Ogna, Rogaland co., Norway. Hå community includes Varhaug and Vigrestad in Jæren district.

Edland, Torgeir, "Gards og ættesoge" Hå: Hå kommune, 1971-1975 948.31/H3 D2ea Vol. 1 for Nærbø-- Vol. 2 for Hå-- Vol. 3 for Ogna FHL Intl Book

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

36 Aaen, 35 Aardal, 8 Alveneset, 32 Are

22 Bakkene, 25 Bjaarhaug 23 Bjorland, 5 Bruholen, 4 Bækkeheien, 26 Bø

22 Dalene

35 Egren

29 Gausland, 26 Gjerdene, 27 Grødeim, 14 Grødeland, 28 Gudmestad

38 Haaland vestre, 9 Haavaags Laksefiskeri, 38 Hagen, 35 Harveland, 1 Heien, 5 Høiland, 18 Høneland

9 Kaffeholen, 25 Krusen, 19 Kvie,

24 Leirfenet 33 Lindal, 17 Lode

20 Motland store, 18 Motland øde,

16 Neseim, 7 Nesjane, 8 Njæreim, 22 Nærbø, 7 Nærland, 30 Nølstad

11 Obrestad, 5 Oddebakken, 35 Opstad, 5 Osen

10 Præstegaarden,

6 Refsnes, 12 Reime nordre, 1 Rimestad, 31 Rise, 19 Rongen

26 Skatteberget, 21 Skjerpe, 26 Skjæreberget, 29 Skoreberget, 34 Sveine, 5 Svimbel, 3 Søiland

24 Taarland, 16 Taarlandsnesjane

32 Vaaland, 15 Vigre 15 Vigrevolden

Bekkeheien, Bjorland, Bjorhaug, Bø,

Gausland, Grødaland, Grøtheim, Gudmestad Haa,


Kaffihodl, Kvia,

Läge-Häland, Lindal, Lode,


Nærland, Næsheim, Nærbø, Næsheim, Njærheim, Njølstad



Refsnes, Reime, Rimestad, Risa,

Skjærpe, Sør-Reime, Søylnad, Store-Håland, Svine,


Väland, (Vestre Håland),Vigre,


Ødemotlalnd, Ødemotlalnd, (Øystre Håland,)

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names