Hjelmeland Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Hjelmeland Parish
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Len 1599-1660 Stavanger
Amt 1689-1919 1662-1682: Stavanger stiftamt,
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Prestegjeld Hjelmeland
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

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


Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1664-1666 Clerical Census: This census was taken by the local parish priests. It covers Hjelmeland clerical district and is available on microfilm online at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the name of the farms, names of farm owners, 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. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1664-1666 Civil Census: This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It covers Hjelmeland clerical district and is available on microfilm online at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the name of the farms, names of farm owners, 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 local parish priests at this same time. Both censuses should be searched as they supplement each other. This clerical census is more complete. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1701 Manntal: The 1701 tax census for Hjelmeland clerical district is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It was taken for military purposes and 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. May also include the residence of a male servant if he came from a different clerical district. Available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).



  • 1835: A special 1835 census for Hjelmeland clerical district, including Hjelmeland, Fister, and Årdal parishes, exists and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It includes the farm names, head of household, his wife, children, other family members staying in household, poor people, servants, occupation, sex, age, birthdate, in some cases death date and some other miscellaneous information. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1855: A special 1855 census for Hjelmeland clerical district, including Hjelmeland, Fister, and Årdal parishes, exists and is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Also available online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1865: The 1865 census for Hjelmeland is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It contains the persons name, residence, status in the family, occupation, sex, martial status, place of birth, age, 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. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).





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

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Hjelmeland police station
*1903-1972 death protocol Digitalarkivet

Farm Book[edit | edit source]

A genealogy and a history of the people and their farms in Hjelmeland and Fister communities in Rogaland County, Norway.

Brandal, Trygve, "Hjelmeland: gardar og folk", Hjelmeland: Hjelmeland Kommune, c1989-1990. Vol. 1. Gardane på nordsida av Randøy, på Ombo, Jøsneset of i Jøsefjorden -- Vol. 2. Gardane i Vormedal, Hjelmeland, og Asvik -- Vol. 3. Fister og sørside av Randøy. 948.31/H4 D2 FHL Intl Book. Farm name indexes to volumes 1-3 are found in the following links. File:948.31-H5 D2b v1 - HJELMELA.pdf, File:948.31-H5 D2b v2 - HJELMELA 2.pdf, File:948.31-H5 D2b V3 - Hjelmela 3.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:

16 Aasland, 65 Askvig, 15 Asseim, 8 Augland med Skaar indre,

20 Bastlien, 47 Bjelland indre, 1 Breiebø, 46 Breiland, 3 Breivig,

26 Dale indre,

23 Eidene indre, 52 Einarvold, 68 Espeland,

54 Fevold nedre, 47 Fjosvigen, 5 Flaadene, 17 Foss, 18 Fossaaen, 39 Fossene,
37 Funningsland, 34 Førde,

31 Gil,

57 Hagali, 1 Hankallevigen, 8 Haug, 30 Hauge nedre, 69 Hausken,
48 Hegland, 11 Helgeland, 44 Helgeland, 19 Hellebergvigen, 49 Hetland indre,
1 Hetlevigen, 65 Hundsnes, 51 Husstøl,

50 Jørmeland,

42 Kleiveland, 64 Kleppe, 43 Kløv, 12 Knudsvig nordre, 66 Kro, 29 Kromshagen,
56 Kvamme,

67 Larstøl, 45 Laugeland, 17 Lillebø,

70 Mjølhus, 41 Mæland,

19 Nesvig,

59 Præstegaarden, 63 Pundsnes,

38 Raulende, 25 Ravnsfjeld indre, 43 Ritland, 6 Rossaaen, 61 Røgelstad,

62 Sande, 33 Segedal, 7 Skaar ytre, 14 Skiftun, 47 Skogen, 55 Steinsland, 58 Sæbø,

10 Tjeltveid, 9 Tuftene, 60 Tuntland, 40 Tveiden, 39 Tøtland,

28 Valle, 21 Varene, 4 Vestersø, 71 Vige, 47 Vigene, 36 Vormeland,
35 Vormelandsvigen,

1 Øie, 2 Øiehavn, 27 Østerhus


References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names