Vennesla Parish, Vest-Agder, Norway Genealogy

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

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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Vennesla clerical district contains priest and sexton records from the parishes Vennesla (Vennesland), Øvrebø and Hægeland (Heggeland). Vennesla belonged to Oddernes clerical district until 1645. In 1704 the parishes of Oddernes, Øvrebø, Vennesla and Hægeland were separated from Kristriansand and formed Oddernes clerical district. In 1805 with the parishes Øverbø, Vennesla and Hægeland with Oddernes became the new Øvrebø clerical district. In 1905 it was decided that Vennesla was to become the main parish in the clerical district.

The Family History Library has microfilmed copies of the church books, 1741-1933.


Digital images are online at Digitalarkivet.

Oddernes / Vennesla: 1741-1794

Øverbø / Vennesla: 1794-1909

Øverbø / Hægeland, Vennesla, Øvrebø 1834-1883

Vennesla / Vennesla: 1903-1961

Øvrebø / Hægeland, Vennesla, Øvrebø: 1886-1917

Vennesla / Hægesland, Vennesla, Øvrebø: 1917-1919


Census Records[edit | edit source]

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. Original manuscripts on microfilm.


This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It lists the names of the farms, farm owners (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. Original manuscripts on microfilm.







Court Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Farm Books[edit | edit source]

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

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

3 Aabaall 17 Aamdal

14 Bjelkedalen 22 Bommen

21 Drivenes

10 Eigeland 7 Eigelandsaaen

8 Godli 19 Grovene

13 Hammen 14 Haven 24 Heisel 13 Honnemyr 23 Hundsøen

18 Jeppestøl

2 Kvarstein

9 Liene 24 Lindekleven 6 Ludefladen

2 Moene 23 Moseid

20 Paulen 24 Rauarmoen

25 Ravnaas 14 Rugenes 11 Rydningen 6 Røllend

1 Sagen 2 Sagen øvre 16 Skjervedal 14 Strengenes

6 Vennesla 12 Veraas 4 Vigeland ytre 15 Voreland


The name of farms listed in Tveite's Vennesla gard, plass or ætt bind 1 are as follows:

Abesdalen, Almedal, Askedal, Bakkane, Bakken, Bjelkedalen, Bommen, Bomtreåsen, Brunebakken, Buehei, Dalen, Der heime, Digemyr, Drivenes, Eigebakken, Eigeland, Eigelandsdalen, Eigelandsåna, Fenbakken, Fenet, Fenstad, Fjellet, Fladeland, Fladen, Foss, Frakkekilen, Fureholtet, Godli, Godli ytre, Graslia, Grovane, Grønvoll, Hagen, Halland, Hallandsåsen, Hammen, Hannevig, Harket, Hasleholtet, Haugen, Heia, Heisel, Holberg, Holmane, Holtet, Honnemyr, Huset, Jeppestøl, Kalvehagen, Kampebakken, Kamperhaug, Kjerrane, Kleiva, Kleivane, Knausen, Knollen, Knutten, Koldalen, Kristisvoll, Kvarstein, Kvarsteinsmonen, Kvernebakken, Kvernevollen, Kvernhusvollane, Langevoll, Lastemonen, Lauvstøbakken, Lia, Liane, Lille Verås, Lindekleiv, Ljåfallet, Ludefladen, Lunden, Midlødi, Monane, Monen, Monskodet, Montjønnhagen, Moseid, Moseidjord, Moseidjordvollen, Murtedalen, Nedre Vigeland, Nesbakken, Neset, Nygård, Nylendlia, Oksåsen, Paulen, Penestad, Rakkestad, Ramnås, Rauarmonen, Rauarmonen Øvre, Rugenes, Røllend, Rønninga, Røyråsen, Saga, Sagedalen, Sagelia, Sagjordet, Sagreet, Skjervedal, Skjøyden, Skomagarfjellet, Skorane, Skranelia, Skudebørgåsen, Skåra, Slottet, Slyngestad, Smiemonen, Snikkarplassen, Solberg, Spetteland, Stebakken, Stormyr, Strøymen, Støa, Svanste, Sydestad, Synninga, Tippen, Tjovemonen, Tjønndyblen, Tjønnlund, Tjønnvoll, Veien, Vennesla, Verkelia, Verås, Verås Lille, Vigeland, Vigeland Nedre, Vigeland Øvre, Vollane, Vollen, Voreland, Ytre Godli, Øvre Rauarmonen, Øvre Vigeland, Øydgarden, Åbåll, Åbåll Ytre, Åbållvollen, Ålestrøymen, Åmdal, Ås, Åsnestøl  

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Mandal judicial district

Kristianstad deanery

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names

Tveite, Stein.  Vennesla Gard, plass og ætt Bind 1.