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Sogn og Fjordane prestegjeld (clerical districts)


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    I have compiled the information on this list from the LDS Family History Catalog as well as from information from the web site of the Norwegian National Archives.  It contains a list of the parish records - kirkebøker - from Sogn og Fjordane that have been microfilmed. Parish records that have not been microfilmed are not included in this list, and these parish records can only be viewed at the Norwegian State Archive if they are more than 60 years old.
     I have translated the word prestegjeld as "clerical district" and the word sokn as "parish". This is the convention used in the LDS Family History Catalog.
 
 

Askvoll Fjaler Hornindal Lavik Solund
Aurland Førde Hyllestad Leikanger Stryn
Balestrand Gaular Innvik Luster Vik
Bremanger Gloppen Jostedal Lærdal Vågsøy
Davik Gulen Jølster Selje Årdal
Eid Hafslo Kinn Sogndal -----

 
 
 

Askvoll


Askvoll parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1706-1929.  Askvoll clerical district includes the parishes Askvoll and Vilnes.  It also included Hyllestad and Øn parishes until 1861, when they were separated out to become Hyllestad clerical district.  Farm numbers 54-61 were transferred from Vilnes parish to Solund parish in Solund clerical district in 1888.  Farm numbers 1-19 in Vevring parish in Førde clerical district were transferred to Askvoll clerical district in 1964.  Farm numbers 107-111and farm number 117, bruk number 2 and 3 were transferred from Bru parish in Kinn clerical district in 1964.
 
 
 

Aurland


Aurland parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1716-1929.  Aurland clerical district includes the Vangen, Flåm, Nærøy, and Undredal.  Undredal parish was divided in 1855 to two parishes: Undredal and Nærøy. Farm number 49/11 in Utvik parish was transferred to Flåm parish in 1943.
 
 
 

Balestrand


Balestrand parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1834-1934.  Balestrand clerical district includes the parishes Balestrand (Tjugum), Vangsnes and Fjærland (Mundal). These parishes were separated out from Leikanger clerical district in 1849 to form Balestrand clerical district. For earlier records see Leikanger clerical district.  In 1861 Mundal parish was renamed Fjærland parish.  In 1964 Kvamsøy parish was transferred from Vik clerical district to Balestrand clerical district.  In the same year, Vangsnes parish was transferred from Balestrand clerical district to Vik clerical district.  Farm numbers 38-42 were transferred from Tjugum parish to Leikanger clerical district in 1964.
 
 
 

Bremanger


Bremanger parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1853-1928.  Bremanger clerical district includes the parishes Bremanger, Bremangerpollen, Midtgulen, and Frøya. These parishes were separated out from Kinn clerical district in 1863 to form Bremanger clerical district. For earlier records see Kinn clerical district.  The parishes of Midtgulen and Bremangerpollen were established in 1903 and 1908 respectively, having been separated out from Bremanger parish.  In 1953 Bremanger parish changed its name to become Frøya parish, and Bremangerpollen parish changed its name to become Bremanger parish.  Farm numbers 55-56 were transferred from Frøya parish to Kinn parish in Kinn clerical district in 1964.  Midtgulen parish was transferred to Davik clerical district in 1966.  Farm numbers 29-31 were transferred from Frøya parish to Bremanger parish in 1967.
 
 
 
 

Davik


Davik parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1710-1929.  Davik clerical district includes the parishes Davik, Rugsund, Ålfoten, Midtgulen, and Totland. The parishes of Davik, Rugsund and Ålfoten were separated out from Eid clerical district in 1740 to form Davik clerical district.  Totland parish was separated out from Rugsund parish in 1964.  In 1967 Totland parish was transferred to Vågsøy clerical district.  Midtgulen parish was transferred from Bremanger clerical district to Davik clerical district in 1966.  Farm number 3 was transferred from Ålfoten parish to Vereide parish in Gloppen clerical district in 1913.  Farm numbers 87, 89-90 and 93-96 were transferred from Rugsund parish to Sør-Vågsøy parish in Vågsøy clerical district in 1964.  Farm numbers 1-2 were transferred from Ålfoten parish to Stårheim parish in Eid clerical district in 1965.  Farm numbers 26-49 were transferred from Davik parish to Stårheim parish in Eid clerical district in 1965. Totland parish was transferred to Vågsøy clerical district in 1967.  Midtgulen parish was transferred from Bremanger clerical district to Davik clerical district in 1966.  Farm numbers 92-94 were transferred from Nord-Vågsøy parish in Vågsøy clerical district to Totland parish in 1966.
 
 
 

Eid


Eid parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1722-1907.  Eid clerical district includes the parishes Eid and Stårheim.  It also included the parishes of Davik, Rugsund and Ålfoten until 1740 when these three parishes were separated out to become the new Davik clerical district.  Eid clerical district also included Hornindal parish until 1866 when this parish was separated out to become the new Hornindal clerical district.  Farm numbers 1-2 were transferred from Ålfoten parish in Davik clerical district to Stårheim parish in 1965.  Farm numbers 26-49 were transferred from Davik parish in Davik clerical district to Stårheim parish in 1965.  Farm numbers 1-8, farm numbers 9/1-6, farm number 50, farm numbers 51/1-9, 11-19, farm numbers 52/1-2, 6, 8, 14, and farm numbers 53 were transferred from Hornindal clerical district to Eid parish in 1965.
 
 
 
 

Fjaler


Fjaler parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1755-1927.  Fjaler clerical district includes the parishes Holmedal, Dale, and Guddal. Fjaler clerical district was called Holmedal clerical district before 1755 when it was divided into two separate clerical district: Indre Holmedal (Gaular) and Ytre Holmedal (Fjaler).  In 1912 Ytre Holmedal clerical district changed its name to Fjaler clerical district.  Farm numbers 122-123 were transferred from Guddal parish to Kyrkjebø parish in Lavik clerical district in 1941.  Farm number 41 was transferred from Holmedal parish to Dale parish in 1948.  Farm number 42 was transferred from Dale parish to Holmedal parish in 1948.
 
 
 
 

Førde


Førde parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1720-1924.  Førde clerical district includes the parishes Førde, Naustdal (Nøstdal), Holsen with Haukedal chapel, and Vevring (Vefring).  Farm numbers 1-19 were transferred from Vevring parish to Askvoll parish in Askvoll clerical district in 1964.  Farm number 30 was transferred from Vevring parish to Eikefjord parish in Kinn clerical district in 1964.  Farm numbers 66-78, farm number 79/1 and farm numbers 80-81 were transferred from Naustdal parish to Førde parish in 1964.
 
 
 
 

Gaular


Gaular parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1755-1930.  Gaular clerical district includes the parishes Sande, Bygstad (Bøgstad) and Viksdalen (Vik) with Hæstad chapel. Gaular clerical district was called Holmedal clerical district before 1755, when it was divided into two clerical districts - Indre Holmedal (Gaular) and Ytre Holmedal (Fjaler).  In 1911 Indre Holmedal clerical district changed its name to become Gaular clerical district.  The LDS Family History catalog lists all of the parish records under the name Gaular clerical district. The records before 1785 are very difficult to read.  In 1960 Vik parish changed its name to become Viksdalen parish.  Farm numbers 103-105 were transferred from Bygstad parish to Sande parish in 1907.  Farm numbers 103/4 and 8 were transferred from Sande parish to Bygstad parish in 1947.
 
 
 
 

Gloppen


Gloppen parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1686-1930.  Gloppen clerical district includes the parishes Vereide, Gimmestad, Hyen, and Breim.  (Hyen parish was separated out from Gimmestad parish in 1881).  Farm number 85/1-5 was transferred from Vereide parish to Utvik parish in Innvik clerical district in 1857.  Farm number 85/6-10 was transferred from Vereide parish to Utvik parish in Innvik clerical district in 1878.  Farm number 42 was transferred from Breim parish to Helgheim parish in Jølster clerical district in 1964.  Farm number 50 was transferred from Vereide parish to Utvik parish in Innvik clerical district in 1965.  Farm number 3 was transferred from Ålfoten parish in Davik clerical district to Vereide parish in 1913.
 
 
 
 

Gulen


Gulen parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1680-1924.  Gulen clerical district includes the parishes Gulen (Eivindvik) and Mjømna. The old Evindvik clerical district changed its name to Gulen clerical district in 1890.  Gulen clerical district include Lavik and Bø parishes until 1808 when these two parishes were separated out to become Lavik clerical district.  Gulen clerical district also included Brekke parish until 1858 when this parish was transferred to Lavik clerical district.  (In 1964, however, Brekke parish was transferred back to Gulen clerical district).  In addition, Gulen clerical district also included Sulen (Solund) parish (which had been established in 1859) and Husøy parish until 1887 when these two parishes were separated out to form Solund clerical district.  Mjømna parish was created in 1901.
 
 
 
 

Hafslo


Hafslo parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1717-1921.  Hafslo clerical district includes the parishes of Hafslo and Solvorn.  In addition it included Urnes parish until 1882 when it merged with and became part of Solvorn parish.  This clerical district also included the parishes of Fet and Joranger until 1967 when they became part of Jostedal clerical district.
 
 
 
 
 

Hornindal


Hornindal parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1837-1917.  Hornindal clerical district consists of one parish - Hornindal.  It was separated out from Eid clerical district in 1867. For earlier records see Eid clerical district.  Farm numbers 1-8, farm number 9/1-6, farm number 50, farm number 51/1-9, 11-19, farm number 52/1-2, 6, 8, 14, and farm number 53 were transferred from Hornindal clerical district to Eid clerical district in 1965.  Farm numbers 51-71 were transferred from Innvik parish in Innvik clerical district in 1967.  Farm numbers 85-96 were transferred from Utvik parish in Innvik clerical district in 1967.
 
 
 
 
 

Hyllestad


Hyllestad parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1853-1927.  Hyllestad clerical district includes the parishes Hyllestad, Øn (Øens) and Bø. Hyllestad and Øn parishes were separated out from Askvoll clerical district and Bø parish was separated out from Lavik clerical district in 1861. For earlier records see the above mentioned clerical districts.  Farm number 49 was transferred from Øn parish to Solund parish in Solund clerical district in 1888.  Farm numbers 22-24 were transferred from Øn parish to Hyllestad parish in 1925.
 
 
 
 
 

Innvik


Innvik parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1750-1916.  Innvik clerical district includes the following parishes: Innvik, Olden and Utvik; in addition to Nedstryn, Loen and Oppstryn until 1842 when these parishes were separated out to became parishes in the new Stryn clerical district.  Farm numbers 1-4 were transferred from Olden parish to Loen parish in Stryn clerical district in 1922.  Farm numbers 51-71 were transferred from Innvik parish to Hornindal clerical district in 1967.  Farm numbers 85-96 were transferred from Utvik parish to Hornindal clerical district in 1967.  Farm number 85/1-5 was transferred from Vereide parish in Gloppen clerical district to Utvik parish in 1857.  Farm number 85/6-10 was transferred from Vereide parish in Gloppen clerical district to Utvik parish in 1878.  Farm number 50 was transferred from Vereide parish in Gloppen clerical district to Utvik parish in 1965.
 
 
 
 
 

Jostedal


Jostedal  parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1733-1906.  Jostedal clerical district consists of one parish - Jostedal parish.  However, in 1967 the parishes Fet and Joranger were transferred from Hafslo clerical district to Jostedal clerical district, and Gaupne parish was transferred from Luster clerical district to Jostedal clerical district.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jølster


Jølster parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1696-1920.  Jølster clerical district includes the parishes Ålhus and Helgheim.  In 1964 farm number 42 was transferred from Breim parish in Gloppen clerical district to Helgheim parish.
 
 
 
 
 

Kinn


Kinn parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1689-1934.  Kinn clerical district includes the parishes Kinn (Kinden), Florø, Bru (Svanøy), Eikefjord, and Nordallsfjord chapel.  It also included Bremanger parish until 1864, when this parish was separated out to become Bremanger clerical district.  Svanøy parish changed its name in 1922 to become Bru parish.  Farm numbers 87/4-5 and 88/4 were transferred from Svanøy parish to Eikefjord parish in 1898.  Farm number 82, farm number 83/1,2,4, farm number 88/8-9, and farm number  89-90 were transferred from Bru parish to  Eikefjord parish in 1966.  Farm number 79-81 was transferred from Bru parish to Kinn parish in 1970.  Farm number 107-11 and farm number 117/2-3 was transferred from Bru parish to Askvoll parish in Askvoll clerical district in 1964.  Farm numbers 55-56 were transferred from Frøya parish in Bremanger clerical district to Kinn parish in 1964.  Farm number 30 was transferred from Vevring parish in Førde clerical district to Eikefjord parish in 1964.
 
 
 
 
 

Lavik


Lavik parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1809-1918.  Lavik clerical district includes the parishes Lavik, Brekke, and Kyrkjebø with Bjordal and Ortnevik chapels.  Lavik clerical district was established in 1809 when Lavik and Bø parishes were separated out from Gulen clerical district and Kyrkjebø parish was separated out from Vik clerical district to form the new Lavik clerical district.  In 1859 Brekke parish from Gulen clerical district was transferred to Lavik clerical district.  In 1861 Bø parish was transferred to Hyllestad clerical district. For earlier records see the above mentioned clerical districts.  In 1964 Brekke parish was transferred back to Gulen clerical district.  Farm numbers 122-123 were transferred from Guddal parish in Fjaler clerical district to Kyrkjebø parish in 1941. Farm number 75/4-6 was transferred from Arnafjord parish in Vik clerical district to Kyrkjebø parish in 1964.
 
 
 
 

Leikanger


Leikanger parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1690-1916.  Leikanger clerical district includes the following parishes: Leikanger, Fresvik and Feios (Rinde).  It also included the parishes Tjugum, Mundal (Fjærland) and Vangsnes until 1849 when they were separated out to become the new Balestrand clerical district.  Farm number 32 was in 1964 transferred from Fresvik parish to Kaupanger parish in Sogndal clerical district.  Farm numbers 38-42 were in 1964 transferred from Tjugum parish in Balestrand clerical district to Leikanger parish.
 
 
 
 

Luster


Luster parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1731-1930.  Luster (Lyster) clerical district includes the parishes Dale, Fortun, Nes and Gaupne.  In 1967 Gaupne parish was transferred to Jostedal clerical district.
 
 
 
 
 

Lærdal


Lærdal parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1711-1928.  Lærdal clerical district includes the parishes Tønjum, Hauge, and Borgund.  It also included Årdal parish until 1863 when this parish was separated out to become Årdal clerical district.  Farm number 1/1 and farm number 2/4 were in 1964 transferred from Årdal parish in Årdal prestegjeld to Hauge parish.
 
 
 
 

Selje


Selje parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1668-1926.  Selje clerical district includes the parishes Selje (Hove) with Leikanger chapel, Nørd-Vågsøy and Sør-Vågsøy.  In 1905 the old parish of Vågsøy was divided into two parishes: Nørd-Vågsøy and Sør-Vågsøy.  In 1910 Hove parish changed its name to Selje parish.  In 1953 the two parishes Nørd-Vågsøy and Sør-Vågsøy were separated out to become Vågsøy clerical district.  In 1964 farm number 92-101 was transferred from Selje parish to Nord-Vågsøy parish in Vågsøy clerical district.
 
 
 
 
 

Sogndal


Sogndal parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1689-1924.  Sogndal clerical district includes the parishes Stedje, Norum and Kaupanger.  In 1925 farm number 89 was transferred from Kaupanger parish to Stedje parish.  In 1927 farm number 88 was transferred from Kaupanger parish to Stedje parish.  In 1964 farm number 32 was transferred from Fresvik parish in Leikanger clerical district to Kaupanger parish.
 
 
 
 

Solund


Solund parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1860-1921.  Solund clerical district includes the parishes Solund (Sulen), Hersvik, and Husø.  The parishes of Sulen and Husø were separated out from Gulen clerical district in 1888 to form Solund (Sulen) clerical district. Hersvik parish was created in 1891 from 8 farms in Vilnes parish in Askvoll clerical district and one farm in Øn parish in Hyllestad clerical district (Farm numbers 54-61 from Vilnes parish, and farm number 49 from Øn parish).  The name Sulen was changed to Solund in 1923.  For earlier records see the above mentioned clerical districts.  In 1964 farm numbers 1-4 were transferred from Gulen parish in Gulen clerical district to Hersvik parish.
 
 
 
 
 

Stryn


Stryn parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1801-1924.  Stryn clerical district includes the parishes Stryn (Nedstryn), Oppstryn and Loen. These parishes were separated out from Innvik clerical district in 1842. For earlier records see Innvik clerical district.  Farm numbers 10-11 were in 1848 transferred from Oppstryn parish to Sunnylven parish in Norddal clerical district in Sunnmøre.  In 1922 farm numbers 1-4 were transferred from Olden parish to Loen parish.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Vik


Vik parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1727-1934.  Vik clerical district includes the parishes Vik (Hopperstad, Hove) and Arnafjord.  It also included Kyrkjebø parish until 1809 when it was transferred to Lavik clerical district, and Kvamsøy parish until 1964 when it was transferred to Balestrand clerical district.  The parishes Hopperstad and Hove were combined in 1877 and called Vik parish.  In 1964 Vangsnes parish was transferred from Balestrand clerical district to Vik clerical district.  Farm number 75/4-6 was transferred from Arnafjord parish to Kyrkjebø parish in Lavik clerical district in 1964.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Vågsøy


Vågsøy clerical district was created in 1953 when the parishes Sør-Vågsøy and Nord-Vågsøy were separated out from Selje clerical district.  In 1967 Totland parish was transferred from Davik clerical district to Vågsøy clerical district.  In 1953 farm number 92-101 was transferred from Selje parish in Selje clerical district to Nord-Vågsøy parish.  In 1964 farm numbers 87, 89-90, and 93-96 were transferred from Rugsund parish in Davik clerical district to Sør-Vågsøy parish.  In 1966 farm numbers 92-94 were transferred from Nord-Vågsøy parish til Totland parish i Davik clerical district.  The LDS Family History catalog lists all parish records from Vågsøy clerical district under Selje clerical district (Sør-Vågsøy and Nord-Vågsøy parishes) and Davik clerical district (Totland parish).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Årdal


Årdal parish records are available on microfilm for the time period 1834-1910.  Årdal clerical district consists of two parishes, Nedre Årdal and Øvre Årdal. (Prior to 1970 this clerical district had only one parish - Årdal.  This parish was divided into two in 1970).  Årdal clerical district was separated out from Lærdal clerical district in 1863. For earlier records see Lærdal clerical district.  In 1964 farm number 1/1 and farm number 2/4 was transferred to Hauge parish in Lærdal clerical district.
 
 
 



 

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