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Hordaland fylke is split from southwest to northeast by the Hardangerfjorden, the second largest fjord in Norway. This great tourist attraction extends 114 miles (183 kilometers) from the Atlantic ocean into Hordaland county. An eastern branch of the Hardangerfjord, the Eidfjord, extends 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the quaint village of Vik near the Vøringfoss, a waterfall 535 feet (163 meters) high. A southern branch of the Hardangerfjord, the Sørfjord, divides the mountain plateu called the Hardangervidda. At the head of Sørfjord are the village of Odda and the famous Skjeggedalsfoss, a waterfall 525 feet (160 meters) high. The Hardangervidda, a mountain plateau, rises to 6,153 feet (1,875 meters) in the Hardangerjøkel mountain.
Fishing, farming, and manufacturing (including chemicals and metal goods) are the chief occupations, but tourism is also an important source of income in this county. The city of Bergen is the capital of Hordaland. It is Norway’s second largest city and a major shipping center.
DIS-Hordaland (in Norwegian only).
DIS-Kvinnherad (in Norwegian only).
DIS-Haugaland. (in Norwegian only). This organization covers the regions of Nord-Rogaland and Sunnhordaland. The kommune (communities) that are included in these regions are: Haugesund, Karmøy, Tysvær, Vindafjord, Ølen, Etne, Sveio, Suldal, Sauda, Bokn, Utsira, Bømlo, Stord, Fitjar, Odda, Ullensvang, Eidfjord
The Hardanger Lag, The Nordhordland and Sunnhordland Lag, and The Vosselag are organizations for Norwegian-Americans whose ancestors came from these areas in Hordaland. You can also find information about the Vestlandslag Stevne on this web site.
Hardanger Historielag - a local
history & genealogy organization from Hardanger. (In Norwegian only).
Other local history & genealogy organizations from this fylke include:
Roder og gater i Bergen, 1906-1907 by Terje Skrolsvik gives a cross-index of street names to rode and rodenummer based on the real estate list (matrikkel) for Bergen in 1906-1907.
Det Digitale Rosendalarkivet contains information about real estate and persons connection with the Rosendal barony. (In Norwegian only).
Small interactive map of Norway - shows where Hordaland is located. Click on Hordaland and you can see a small map of Hordaland showing the 'kommune' (municipalities) of this 'fylke'.
Hordaland queries from GenConnect's "Norway Visitor Center"
Slektsbiblioteket Queries is a new and very promising Norway query page.
Slektsforskerbasen from DIS-Norge (in English)
Norway-L@rootsweb.com mailing list archives is another often overlooked resource. You can search the archive to find out if others are researching the same
families or places in Norway, and then contact them.
The Edward Grieg Museum is located in Bergen and celebrates the life of this famous Norwegian composer.
The Hardanger folkemuseum at Utne is a museum for the whole of the Hardanger district. Since it's founding in 1911 the museum has collected old houses, furniture, clothes and tools plus a wide variety of other objects of cultural-historical importance from the country districts around the Hardangerfjord.
Bergen Artmuseum is located at Little Lungegård Lake.
Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry is located in Tyssedal.
Culture Net Hordaland is the on-line gateway to information, news and happenings of cultural significance in the County of Hordaland.
Svein Ulvund has information about his ancestors on his home page, as well as information about Voss, which is located northeast of Bergen. If your ancestors are from Voss, make sure you check out his page about emigration from Voss to America!
Willy's genealogy web page has a great deal of genealogy information about his ancestors from Hordaland, Rogaland and Agder. You will find 2,500 names on his family tree on this web page! (Some information in English, but most of the web site is in Norwegian).
Slekt skal følge slektens gang... - Extensive genealogy for Heidi Tofterå Slettemoen and Daniel Casey Slettemoen. In Norwegian and English! "Gathered on these pages are near and far relatives, and ancestors mainly back to the 1500s, over 10,000 names so far. You will find genealogy from Hordaland, mainly the western islands, and Hallingdal in Buskerud, Norway. Here is also a large Dutch and Irish branch of the family, and relatives in Canada and the US."
Unfortunately my schedule does not permit me to answer
individual requests for assistance with genealogy research
Copyright 1996 - 2000
This page was created 12 December 1996
Last updated on 12 October 2002