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Survey of parishes, sokns and church records
Parishes: Askvoll | Aurland | Balestrand | Bremanger | Davik | Eid | Fjaler (Ytre Holmedal) | Førde |
Gaular (Indre Holmedal) | Gloppen | Gulen (Eivindvik) | Hafslo | Hornindal | Hyllestad | Innvik | Jostedal | Jølster | Kinn | Lavik | Leikanger | Luster | Lærdal | Selje | Sogndal | Solund | Stryn | Vik | Vågsøy | Årdal |
Source of information on parishes and sokns: Kirkebøker på mikrofilm, Sogn og Fjordane, Riksarkivet, 1998.
Vocabulary:  Definitions of terms like prestegjeld (parish), sokn, gard, kommune and more.
Name of Parish Sokns Available records Available at Databases
Askvoll (ASK)    1706  - 1929 1819  - 1915
Askvoll parish consisted of four sokns until 1861. Then the sokns Hyllestad and Øn were transferred to the new Hyllestad parish.

Name of kommune: Askvoll
Askvoll Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Askvoll.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms. So has Vesterheim G. Center. 
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked ASK for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Vilnes
Hyllestad  ( -1861)
Øn  ( -1861) Gards, go to Databases
Aurland (AUR)   1716  - 1939 1716  - 1913
Aurland parish have four sokns. Nærøy sokn was established in 1855, formerly being part of Undredal sokn.

Name of kommune: Aurland
Vangen Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Aurland.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked AUR for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Flåm
Nærøy (1855 - )
Undredal Gards, go to Databases
Balestrand (BAL)     1834  - 1929 1849  - 1919
Balestrand became a parish in 1849. Formerly part of Leikanger. Kvamsøy sokn was added in 1964, from Vik. Vangsnes sokn was transferred to Vik in 1964. Mundal sokn was renamed Fjærland in 1861.

Name of kommune: Balestrand
Tjugum Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Balestrand.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked BAL for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Fjærland (Mundal)
Kvamsøy (1964 - )
Vangsnes ( - 1964) Gards, go to Databases
Bremanger (BRE)    1853  - 1925 1864  - 1919
Bremanger became a parish in 1864. Formerly a sokn in Kinn parish.   Midtgulen and Bremangerpollen were separated as sokns in 1903 and 1908. Midtgulen transferred to Davik in 1966.

Name of kommune: Bremanger
Bremanger Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Bremanger.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms. 
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked BRE for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Bremangerpollen (1908 - )
Midtgulen
(1903 - 1966 )
Gards, go to Databases
Davik (DAV)     1710  - 1929 1710  - 1909
Davik parish was established in 1740 with three sokns, formerly being part of Eid parish. Totland separated from Rugsund as sokn in 1964, transferred to Vågsøy in 1967. Midtgulen transferred from Bremanger in 1966.
Name of kommune:
No kommune.
Area divided between the kommunes of Eid, Vågsøy and Bremanger 
Davik (1740 - ) Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Davik.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms. 
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked DAV for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Rugsund (1740 - )
Ålfoten (1740 - )
Midtgulen (1966 - )
Totland (1964 - 1967) Gards, go to Databases
Eid (EID)     1722  - 1907 1720  - 1884
In 1740 the sokns Davik, Rugsund and Ålfoten were separated to form the new Davik parish. Hornindal sokn was separated in 1866 to become Hornindal parish.

Name of kommune: Eid

Eid Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Eid.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms. 
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked EID for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Stårheim
Hornindal ( - 1866)
Davik ( - 1740)
Rugsund ( - 1740)
Ålfoten ( - 1740) Gards, go to Databases
Fjaler (FJA)     1755  - 1927 1755  - 1901
The old Holmedal parish was divided in 1755 to form the parishes Indre Holmedal and Ytre Holmedal. Indre Holmedal was renamed Gaular in 1911.
Ytre Holmedal became Fjaler parish in 1912.

Name of kommune: Fjaler
Dale Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Fjaler.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms. 
So has Vesterheim G. Center. 
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked FJA for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Holmedal
Guddal Gards, go to Databases
Førde (FØR)        1720  - 1924 1720  - 1926
Førde parish has been consistent throughout the centuries, with four sokns.

Name of kommune: Førde
Naustdal is a separate kommune.

Førde Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Førde.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms. 
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked FØR for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Holsen
Naustdal
Vevring Gards, go to Databases
Gaular (GAU)          1755  - 1930 1755  - 1920
The old Holmedal parish was divided in 1755 to form the parishes Indre Holmedal and Ytre Holmedal. Ytre Holmedal became Fjaler parish in 1912.
Indre Holmedal was renamed Gaular in 1911.

Name of kommune: Gaular
Sande Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Gaular.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms. 
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked GAU for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Bygstad
Viksdalen (Vik) Gards, go to Databases
Gloppen (GLO)        1686 - 1930 --
Hyen sokn was separated from Gimmestad to form a new sokn in 1881.

Name of kommune: Gloppen

Vereide Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Gloppen.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
No registrations.
Breim
Gimmestad
Hyen (1881 - ) Gards, go to Databases
Gulen (GUL)          1680  - 1938 1816  - 1921
Old Eivindvik parish was renamed Gulen in 1890. Brekke sokn transferred to Lavik parish in 1859, and back to Gulen in 1964. Mjømna separated from Gulen as sokn in 1901. Bø and Lavik sokns transferred to form Lavik parish in 1809. Solund separated from Gulen as sokn in 1859. Solund parish established in 1888, and Husøy and Solund sokns were transferred from Gulen.
Name of kommune: Gulen
Gulen (Eivindvik) Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Gulen.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms. 
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked GUL for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Brekke
( - 1858) (1964 - )
Mjømna (1901 - )
Bø ( - 1808)
Lavik ( - 1808)
Husøy ( - 1887)
Solund (1859 -1887) Gards, go to Databases
Hafslo (HAF)        1717  - 1908 1717  - 1889
Urnes sokn was dissolved in 1882 and became part of Solvorn sokn. Fet and Joranger sokns were transferred to Jostedal parish in 1967. 

Name of kommune: Luster

Hafslo Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Hafslo.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked HAF for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Solvorn
Urnes ( - 1882)
Fet ( - 1967)
Joranger ( - 1967) Gards, go to Databases
Hornindal (HOR)         1837 - 1927 1867 - 1920
Hornindal parish was established in 1867, formerly part of Eid parish. 

Name of kommune: Hornindal

Hornindal Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Hornindal.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked HOR for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Gards, go to Databases
Hyllestad (HYL)         1853  - 1927 1810  - 1909
Hyllestad parish was established in 1861, by having Hyllestad and Øn sokns transferred from Askvoll parish and Bø sokn from Lavik parish. 

Name of kommune: Hyllestad

Hyllestad Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Hyllestad.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center. 
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked HYL for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Øn Gards, go to Databases
Innvik (INN)          1750 - 1916 --
Nedstryn, Loen and Oppstryn sokns were transferred to form the new Stryn parish in 1842. 

Name of kommune: Stryn

Innvik Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Innvik.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
No registrations.
Olden
Utvik
Nedstryn ( - 1842)
Loen ( - 1842)
Oppstryn ( - 1842) Gards, go to Databases
Jostedal (JOS)       1733  - 1921 1840  - 1889
Fet and Joranger sokns were transferred from Hafslo parish to Jostedal in 1967. Gaupne sokn was transferred from Luster parish in 1967.

Name of kommune: Luster

Jostedal Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Jostedal.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked JOS for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Fet (1967 - )
Gaupne (1967 - )
Joranger (1967 - ) Gards, go to Databases
Jølster (JØL)           1696  - 1920 1840  - 1889
Jølster parish has had two sokns throughout history.

Name of kommune: Jølster

Ålhus Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Jølster.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked JØL for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Helgheim
Gards, go to Databases
Kinn (KIN)        1689  - 1926 1720  - 1889
Bremanger sokn was transferred in 1863 to form the new Bremanger parish. Svanøy sokn was renamed Bru in 1922.

Name of kommune: Flora

Kinn Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Kinn.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked KIN for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Bru (Svanøy)
Eikefjord
Bremanger ( - 1863) Gards, go to Databases
Lavik (LAV)          1809  - 1913 1809  - 1926
Lavik parish was established in 1809. Lavik and Bø sokns were transferred from Gulen parish, and Kyrkjebø sokn from Vik parish. Brekke sokn transferred from Gulen parish in 1859, and back again to Gulen in 1964. Bø sokn transferred to Hyllestad parish in 1861.
Name of kommune: Høyanger
Lavik Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Lavik.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center. 
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked LAV for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Kyrkjebø
Brekke (1859 -1963)
Bø ( - 1861) Gards, go to Databases
Leikanger (LEI)        1690  - 1916 1690  - 1920
Tjugum, Mundal and Vangsnes sokns were transferred to establish Balestrand parish in 1849.

Name of kommune: Leikanger

Leikanger Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Leikanger.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms. 
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked LEI for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Fresvik
Feios (Rinde)
Tjugum ( - 1849)
Mundal ( - 1849)
Vangsnes ( - 1849) Gards, go to Databases
Luster (LUS)        1731  - 1930 1830  - 1889
Gaupne sokn was transferred to Jostedal parish in 1967.

Name of kommune: Luster

Dale Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Luster.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms. 
So has Vesterheim G. Center. 
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked LUS for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Fortun
Nes
Gaupne ( - 1967) Gards, go to Databases
Lærdal (LÆR)        1711  - 1928 1711  - 1919
Årdal sokn was transferred in 1862 to form a new Årdal parish in 1863.

Name of kommune: Lærdal

Tønjum Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Lærdal.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked LÆR for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Borgund
Hauge
Årdal ( - 1862) Gards, go to Databases
Selje (SEL)             1668  - 1923 1668  - 1920
Vågsøy sokn was divided into two sokns in 1905: Sør-Vågsøy and Nord- Vågsøy. Hove sokn was renamed Selje in 1910. Sør- Vågsøy and Nord-Vågsøy sokns were transferred to establish Vågsøy parish in 1953.
Name of kommune: Selje
Selje (Hove) Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Selje.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked SEL for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Vågsøy ( - 1905)
Sør-Vågsøy
(1906 -1910)
Nord-Vågsøy
(1906 - 1952)
Gards, go to Databases
Sogndal (SOG)          1689  - 1924 1689  - 1920
Sogndal parish has had three sokns throughout times.

Name of kommune: Sogndal

Stedje Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Sogndal.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked SOG for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Kaupanger
Norum Gards, go to Databases
Solund (SOL)         1860  - 1921 --
Solund parish was established in 1888, by having Sulen and Husøy sokns transferred from Gulen parish. Hersvik was separated from Sulen as a sokn in 1891. Sulen was renamed Solund in 1923.
Name of kommune: Solund
Solund (Sulen)
(1888 - )
Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Solund.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
No registrations.
Hersvik (1891 - )
Husøy (1888 - ) Gards, go to Databases
Stryn (STR)        1832  - 1924 --
Stryn parish was established in 1842, when the sokns Nedstryn, Loen and Oppstryn were transferred from Innvik parish.

Name of kommune: Stryn

Nedstryn (1842 - ) Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Stryn.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
No registrations.
Loen (1842 - )
Oppstryn (1842 - ) Gards, go to Databases
Vik (VIK)          1727 - 1934 1727  - 1920
The old Hoprekstad and Hove sokns were in 1877 merged into Vik sokn. Vangsnes sokn was transferred from Balestrand parish to Vik  in 1964, while Kvamsøy was transferred to Balestrand the same year. Kyrkjebø sokn was transferred to Lavik parish in 1809.
Name of kommune: Vik
Vik (Hoprekstad, Hove) Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Vik.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked VIK for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Arnafjord
Vangsnes (1964 - )
Kvamsøy ( - 1964)
Kyrkjebø ( - 1809) Gards, go to Databases
Vågsøy (VÅG)         1881 - 1926 --
Vågsøy parish was established in 1953, by transferring Sør-Vågsøy and Nord-Vågsøy sokns from Selje parish. Totland sokn was in 1967 transferred from Davik parish.
Name of kommune: Vågsøy
Sør-Vågsøy (1953 - ) Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Vågsøy.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms.
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
No registrations.
Nord-Vågsøy (1953 -)
Totland (1967 - ) Gards, go to Databases
Årdal (ÅRD)            1834 - 1910 1863  - 1919
Årdal parish was established in 1863, when Årdal sokn was transferred from Lærdal parish. In 1970 Årdal sokn was divided into Nedre Årdal and Øvre Årdal sokns.

Name of kommune: Årdal

Årdal (1863 - 1969) Riksarkivet (National Archives) has microfilmed church records for Sogn og Fjordane. The years above show the time span of microfilmed church records available for Årdal.
The Family History Library, USA, have got the microfilms. 
So has Vesterheim G. Center.   
Survey of church data in Databases:
Birth data | Death data | Marriages | Moved to | Moved from
See columns marked ÅRD for indexed data. If no such column, no data registered.
Generally the databases are not fully complete, nor proofread.
Nedre Årdal (1970 - )
Øvre Årdal (1970 - ) Gards, go to Databases
Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane, Postboks 27, 6861 Leikanger, Norway(©).
Tlf. +47 57 65 61 00. Fax + 47 57 65 30 20. Oppdatert: 19-02-2002