I have been searching for my ancestors for more than 20 years now. One of my great grandmothers came from Sokndal in Dalane, Rogaland. This is an area that has been neglected as far as books on genealogy go, I have concentrated my work on this branch of my family in the resent years.
I'm working on familyhistory for the entire parish, but I'm not quite done with it. I have so far gone through the church records, court records, tax lists, and censuses, and have the history finished up to the year 1900.
If your ancestors came from Sokndal, or you have any questions, you can send me an e-mail, and I will try to solve any problems you may have with your family ties to Sokndal. I have now put the entire family history for the Sokndal parish online, up to apx. the year 1865 (see below).
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Now I also have a forum where we can discuss topics about Sokndal family history. Please feel free to post your questions or maybe a theory in the forum.
On the Norwegian pages on Sokndal you will find a lot of pages with transcriptions from original documents, such as tax lists and censuses. There are also some other pages on different stories from the parish, amongst them one on to women that were accused as witches in the 1620s. I will try to translate all of these pages as well time permitting
Read about the witches of Sokndal
Pages with transcriptions (tax lists and cencuses, in norwegian only)
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