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Skåre Parish, Rogaland, Norway Genealogy

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

Skåre Parish
Jurisdictions
Stift/Bispedømme/Diocese add here
Prosti add here
Len 1599-1660 Stavanger
Amt 1689-1919 1662-1682: Stavanger stiftamt,
1682-1919: Stavanger amt
Fylke 1919-Present Rogaland
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Prestegjeld Haugesund
Kommune add here
Skifteretten add here
Tinglag Torvestad
Fogderi Ryfylke
Sorenskriveri Karmsund
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Church Records[edit | edit source]

Skåre kirke i Haugesund.jpg

Contain priest and sexton records from the parishes Haugesund and Skåre. They were separated from Torvastad clerical district in 1879. Torvastad records begin in 1753. These records are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.

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.

1663-1666 Census for Stavanger district Database

The census of 1701 was taken for military purposes. It 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.

Manntallet 1701 for Stavanger amt Database

The 1801 census (b. 39) for Torvastad clerical district includes Torvastad (Torvestad) and Skåre parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation.

1801-telling for Torvastad Database

This census 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.

1865-telling for TorvestadDatabase

This 1875 census contains the persons name, whether resident or temporary resident, those absent from the parish and their location at the time of the census, position in the family, occupation, sex, marital status, year of birth, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information

1875-teljinga for Torvestad Database

This census 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.

1900-telling for Skaare Database

  • 1910 Census (Folketellingen]

1910 Census search at Digitalarkivet


Court Records[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

For 1666-1795 the probates are found in Ryfylke og Karmsund judicial district.
For 1793-1901 they are found in Karmsund judicial district.
1866-1883 probate records Haugesund City judicial district.
The clerical probates for 1692-1812 are found in Karmsund deanery.

Availability[edit | edit source]

Ryfylke og Karmsund judicial district
*1666-1795 Family History Library
*1666-1795 Digitalarkivet
*1666-1815 Probate card indexes sorted by farm name Digitalarkivet

Karmsund judicial district
*1793-1901 Family History Library
*1793-1901 Digitalarkivet.

Karmsund deanery
*1692-1812 Clerical probate records Family History Library
*1692-1812 Digitalarkivet.

Haugesund City judicial district
*1866-1883 Family History Library
*1867-1928 Digitalarkivet

Haugesund judicial district
*1865-1883 Digitalarkivet

Farm Book[edit | edit source]

Farm and family histories of Skåre parish, Rogaland county, Norway. Langhelle, Arne, "Gard og folk i Skåre," Haugesund: Haugesund kommune, 1999. 948.31/S14 H2g H2g 2 vols. FHL INTL Book

Contents: vol. 1. Gardane Vassbrekkå, Ørpetveit, Fedjedal, Tømmerdal, Skastad, Halseid, Kalland, Skokland, Storstein, Saltveit, Søra Vikse, Bakken, Støle, Hagland litle/austre, Hagland store/vestre, Bergstøl, Bleivik, Grønhidler, Førland, Årabrot, Tornes, Kvala, Steinsnes, Austrheim, Veste. -

vol. 2. Gardane Gardå, Røvær, Haugå, Grønhaug, Sørhaug, Litlasund, Saltveit (Øydegarden), Storasund, Hemmingstad, Rossabø, Sakkestad, Vibrandsøy, Hasseløy, Risøy.

Farm Names[edit | edit source]

20 Aarebrot, 24 Austreim

12 Bakken, 26 Beitene, 16 Bergstøl, 17 Bleiviken

3 Fedjedal, 19 Førland, 19 Førlandsvaag

26 Gar, 27 Gitterø, 29 Grønhaug, 18 Grønhiller

14 Hagland lille, 6 Halseid, 28 Hauge, 11 Haugen, 30 Heien, 34 Hemmingstad, 35 Hovaasen

7 Kalleland, 23 Kringle, 22 Kvale, 23 Kvernedalen, 23 Kverneneset

31 Lillesund, 26 Liveskaar

11 Moseskarhaugen, 35 Mæland

35 Rossebø, 27 Røvær

36 Sakkestad, 32 Saltveit, 10 Saltveit-Ødegaarden, 5 Skastad, 24 Skeisvold, 8 Skokland, 23 Steinsnes, 33 Storesund, 9 Storstein, 13 Støle, 30 Sørhaug

21 Tornes, 34 Træet, 4 Tømmerdal

1 Vasbrekken, 11 Vikse søndre, 25 Vistad

2 Ørpetveit

References[edit | edit source]

Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names