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Sør-Aurdal Parish, Oppland, Norway Genealogy

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

Sør-Aurdal Parish
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Len 1599-1660 Akershus
Amt 1689-1919 1660-1687: Akershus,
1687-1689: Gudbrandsdalen og Hedemarken, 1689-1757: Akershus,
1757-1781: Oppland,
1781-1919: Kristian
Fylke 1919-Present Oppland
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Prestegjeld Søndre Aurdal
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Tinglag Søndre Aurdal
Fogderi Valdres
Sorenskriveri Valdres
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Church Records

  • Microfilm at the Family History Library contain parish registers from the parishes Bagn (Sør-Aurdal), with Leirskogen chapel, Reinli, Begndal and Hedal in Sør-Aurdal clerical district. Included Bruflat parish until 1894 when it became part of the newly established Bruflat clerical district. Aurdal clerical district became Nord-Aurdal and Sør-Aurdal clerical districts in 1805. Records begin in 1807. For earlier records see Nord-Aurdal clerical district.

  • Also available as digital images on Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Census Records

  • 1664-1666 Civil Census: This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It covers Sør-Aurdal clerical district is available on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It lists the names of the farms, farm owners, 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. Also available online Digital Archives


  • 1664-1666 Clerical Census: This census was taken by the local parish priests. It covers Sør-Aurdal clerical district is available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Also available Digital Archives


  • 1801: The 1801 census for Aurdal (Nord- and Sør-) clerical districts includes Aurdal, Sør-Aurdal, Bagn, Reinli, Begndal, Bruflat, Nord- Aurdal, Svenes, Ulnes, Skrautvål, Strand, and Nordre Etnedal parishes and is available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).


  • 1875: The 1875 census for Sør-Aurdal clerical district includesSør- Aurdal, Reinli, Bagn, Hedal, Bruflat, and Begndal parishes and is available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Also available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1891: The 1891 census for Sør-Aurdal clerical district is available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

  • 1900: The 1900 census for Sør-Aurdal clerical district includesSør- Aurdal, Reinli, Bagn, Hedal, and Begndal parishes and is available 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 Sør-Aurdal is available in a searchable database online at Digitalarkivet (Digital Archives).

Court Records

Genealogy

The Community Trees Project is an effort to gather, compile, and publish the genealogies of a given locality.  Localities can be anywhere in the world and can be of varying sizes.

The Community Trees for Sør-Aurdal Clerical District are posted on the Internet. This collection was created from lineage-linked genealogies taken from the 4 volumes of the bygdebok (farm books) for the clerical district, the 1865 and 1900 Norway Census data, and parish register data available from FamilySearch.  The database contains 50,980 individuals and 16,661 marriages with 90% of the database in one huge interconnected community tree. Other individuals and marriages are in other trees also in this database. 

Community Trees are available for other localities in Norway. To view a list of available Community Trees, click here.

Land Records

Farm Books

Farm Names

Probate Records

1659-1857: Probates may be found in Hadeland, Land og Valdres judicial district.

1659-1903: Probates may be found in Valdres judicial district.