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    Lunde - see Nome   Seljord
  Drangedal   Lårdal - see Tokke   Siljan
  Eidanger - see Porsgrunn   Mo - see Tokke   Skien
  Flaabygd - see Nome   Nesherad - see Sauherad   Skåtøy - see Kragerø
  Fyresdal   Nissedal   Solum - see Skien
  Gjerpen - see Skien   Nome   Stathelle - see Bamble
  Gransherad - see Notodden   Notodden   Tinn
  Hitterdal - see Notodden   Porsgrunn   Tokke
  Hjartdal   Rauland - see Vinje   Tuddal - see Hjartdal
  Holla - see Nome   Rjukan - see Tinn   Tørdal -  see Drangedal
  Hovin - see Tinn   Sannidal - see Kragerø   Vinje

 
 

Bamble

Bygdebok for Bamble
Published by Bamble kommune, 1968 - 1975
Volume 1. Gårdenes historie til omkring 1814
By C. S. Schilbred
(Farm histories and genealogy)
Volume 2. Gårdenes historie fra 1814 til 1950
By Z. Zakariassen
(Farm histories and genealogy)
Note: Volume 2 was republished in 2002.


Bø-soga
Published by Bø kommune, 1972 - 1986
Part I. Kultursoga
By Gunnar Lunde
(General history)
Part II. Gards- og ættesoga
By Stian Henneseid and Gregar Nordbø
(4 volumes, all Farm histories and genealogy)

Drangedal

Drangedal med Tørdal. Ei bygdesoga
Published 1924, republished 1974
New expanded edition published 1988
1 volume
(General history with Farm histories and genealogy)

Note: Guro Nordby is writing a new bygdebok for Drangedal which will
cover the time period 1900 - 2000.

Fyresdal

Fyresdal. I. Ættebok
Published by Fyresdal kommune, 1943
By Bendik Veum
(Farm histories and genealogy)

Fyresdal.  Gards- og ættesoga
Published by Fyresdal kommune, 1992
By Steinar Marvik
3 volumes (General history with Farm histories and genealogy)

Hjartdal

Hjartdalsoga. Gard og ætt
Published by Hjartdal kommune, 1987 - 1992
By Gjertrud Kleveland Karlsrud
(4 volumes, both General history and Farm histories and genealogy)
Volume 1. Tuddal
Volume 2. Sauland
Volume 3A. Hjartdal Nordbygda
Volume 3B. Hjartdal Gvammen
For information about how to purchase this bygdebok contact:
Hjartdal kommune, 3692 Sauland, Norway

Kragerø

Kragerø is a city, and therefore no bygdebook has been written for it.  However, two rural communities - Sannidal and Skåtøy - have merged with Kragerø, and for these two communities there is a bygdebook.
 

Sannidal og Skåtøy. Bygdebok
Published 1949 - 1953
3 volumes
Volume 1. Gårds- og slektshistorie for Sannidal
(Farm histories and genealogy for Sannidal)
Volume 2. Skåtøyboka
(Farm histories and genealogy for Skåtøy)
Volume 3. Fellesbindet
(General history)
Note: Volume 1 of this bygdebook is being republished in 2002, with updates and a
name index.
 

Kviteseid

Kviteseid bygdesoge
Published by Kviteseid kommune, 1956 - 1987
Volume 1. Ættesoga
By Torjus Loupedalen
(Genealogies)
Volume 2. Gardsoge
By Olav Bakken
(Farm histories)
Volume 3. Kultursoga frå dei eldste tider til kring 1820
By Aanund Olsnes
(General history)

Nissedal

Nissedal bygdesoge
Published by Nissedal bygdesogenemnd, 1976 - 1986
Part I. Gard og ætt.
By Kjell Åsen, Knut Dukane and Tov Solheim
(2 volumes - Farm histories and genealogy)
    Volume 1. Nissedal sokn
    Volume 2. Treungen sokn
Part II. Kultursoga frå dei eldste tider til år 1900
By Kjell Åsen
(General history)

Nome

Lunde Herad med Flaabygd
By Olav Stranna
Volume 1. Gardesogur og ættetavlur
(Farm histories and genealogies)
Published 1921.
Note:  This volume was republished by Lunde Sogelag in 1975 with a second book:
"Beskrivelse av Lunde hered samt Ulefos-Strengen-kanalen" by Knut O. Mæland,
originally published in 1891.
Volume 2. Lundesoga
Published 1925, republished 1984 and 1986.
(General history)

Nokre ætter i Lunde
Published by Lunde sogelag, 1986
By Gunnar Opheim
(Update of genealogies contained in Olav Stranna's book  "Lunde Herad med Flaabygd")

Flåbygd. Ætter og folkeliv
Published by Lunde sogelag
By Gunnar Opheim
(General history and genealogies of families in Flåbygd)

Notodden

Notodden is a city, and therefore no bygdebook has been written for it.  However, two rural communities - Hitterdal and Gransherad - have merged with Notodden, and for these two communities there are bygdebooks.
 

Hitterdalsboken.  Gaarde og slegter
Published 1926.  Republished 1988 by Lokalhistorisk Forlag
By O. H. Holta
(Farm histories and genealogy)

Gransheradsoga
Published by Notodden kommune, 1977
By O. A. Quamme and Ketil Tjønnås
(General history and Farm histories and genealogy)

Porsgrunn

Porsgrunn is a city, and therefore no bygdebook has been written for it.  However, the rural community of Eidanger has merged with Porsgrunn, and for Eidanger there is a bygdebook.

Eidanger - Porsgrunn
By Finn C. Knudsen
Published 1932
(Farm histories and genealogy)

Eidanger bygdehistorie
Published by Porsgrunn kommune, 1968
By Harald Hals
(2 volumes - both are general history only)
Volume 1. Eidangers historie til omkring 1845
Volume 2. Eidangers historie fra omkring 1845 til 1964

Gårds- og slektshistorien for Eidanger
Published by Porsgrunn kommune, 1984
3 volumes
(Farm histories and genealogies)
Volume 1. Gårdene i Eidanger før 1814
By C. S. Schilbred
(Farm histories and genealogies prior to 1814)
Volume 2. Fra 1814 til 1980. Gårdsnummer 1 - 42.
By Per Chr. Nagell Svendsen
(Farm histories and genealogies from 1814 to 1980, Farm numbers 1 - 42)
Volume 3. Fra 1814 til 1980. Gårdsnummer 43 - 77.
By Per Chr. Nagell Svendsen
(Farm histories and genealogies from 1814 to 1980, Farm numbers 43 - 77)

Sauherad

Bidrag til gårds- og slektshistorie for Sauherad og Nesharad før 1700
By H. H. Holta
Published 1938
(Farm histories and genealogy for Sauherad and Nesharad prior to 1700)

Bygdebok for Sauherad.  Gards- og ættesoge
By Birger Kirkeby
Published by Sauherad kommune, 1980 - 1988
5 volumes (by gårdsnummer - farm number)
(All contain farm histories and genealogy)
Volume 1. Gårdsnummer 1 - 17
Volume 2. Gårdsnummer 18 - 43
Volume 1. Gårdsnummer 44 - 74
Volume 1. Gårdsnummer 75 - 87
Volume 1. Gårdsnummer 88 - 101
 

Seljord

Seljord
By Tov Flatin
Published by Seljord kommune, 1942 - 1954.
Republished 1976 - 1987
3 volumes
(Volume 1 is general history, Volume 2 & 3 are farm histories and genealogy)

Note: a new 2-volume bygdebook about Seljord has been written by Odd Karlberg
and is awaiting funding for printing.

Siljan

Siljan. Gårdene. Slektene.  Trekk fra bygdelivet.
By Asbjørn Bakken
Published by Siljan kommune, 1969 - 1975
8 volumes

Skien

Skien is a city, and therefore no bygdebook has been written for it.  However, the rural communities of Gjerpen and Solum have merged with Skien, and for these communities there are bygdebooks.

Gjerpen. En Bygdebok
By J. L. Quisling
Published 1917 - 1921
3 volumes
(Volume 1 is farm histories and genealogy. Volume 2 & 3 are general history)

Gård- og slektshistorie for den sydlige del av Gjerpens prestegjeld.  Fra omkr. år 1600 til år 1900
By K. Lid
Published 1941
(Farm histories and genealogy for the southern part of Gjerpen clerical district)

Gjerpen - Porsgrunn
By Finn C. Knudsen
Published 1948
(Farm histories and genealogy)

Gjerpen bygds historie
By Terje Christensen
Published by Skien kommune, 1971 - 1985
3 volumes
(Volumes 1 & 2 are general history; volume 3 is farm histories and genealogy)

Solum bygds historie
By Toralv Gjone
Published by Solum kommune, 1962 - 1965
2 volumes
Volume 1. Bygdehistorie
(General history)
Volume 2. Gårdshistorie
(Farm histories and genealogy)

Tinn

Tinn soga
By Halvor H. Einung
Published 1926 - 1942
Updated and republished in 1953
(The 1953 updated edition was also republished in 1978)
(Farm histories and genealogy)

Hovinsoga
By Ole Godtfred Rue, Herbjørn K. Sauro, and Olav H. Urdal
Published 1987
(General history, farm histories and genealogy)

Rjukan
By Helge Dahl
Publisher: [Rjukan] Rjukan kommune, 1983 - 2000
3 volumes (all contain general history)
Volume 1. Fram til 1920
Volume 2. Fra 1920 til 1980
Volume 3. Fra 1980 til 2000


Tokke

Lårdalsoga
By Olav T. Bakken
Published by Sogenemnda for Lårdal, 1978
1 volume
(General history, farm histories and genealogy)

Mo bygdebok.  Gard og ætt
By Steinar Marvik
Published by Tokke kommune, 1989
(2 volumes, both contain general history, farm histories and genealogy.  Volume 1 covers
Mo clerical district, while volume 2 covers Skafså clerical district)
Volume 1. Mo sokn
Volume 2. Skafså sokn

Mo bygdebok. Kultursoga
By Olav Grimdalen
Published by Tokke kommune, 1996
2 volumes
(General history only)

Jubileumsskrift for utvandringa til Amerika 1825-2000.
Sigrunn Lie Brattekås, editor
Published: [Tokke] Tokke historielag, 2000
ISBN 82-991197-6-6
History of emigration from Tokke to the USA, 1825 - 2000
For information about how to purchase this book contact:
Tokke historielag, 3880 Dalen, Norway

Note: Tarjei Førstøyl is writing a new bygdebok with farm histories and genealogy
for the communities Lårdal, Høydalsmo and Eidsborg.  3 volumes are planned, with
a publication date of 2005.


Vinje

Vinje og Rauland
By Rikard Berge
Volumes 1 & 2 published 1940 - 1944. Republished in 1973
Volumes 3 & 4 published 1975
(All 4 volumes contain general history, farm histories and genealogy)
(See also next entry below)

Namneregister til Rikard Berge: Vinje og Rauland I - IV
By Gro Mandt
Published by Lårdal bygdemuseum, 1994
(Name index for Rikard Berge's bygdebook)
 


 


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