Öra Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy

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Guide to Öra Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Öra Church

History[edit | edit source]

(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Öra Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy
Jurisdictions
Stift Göteborg
Pastorat -1988 Annex parish in Od, Molla, Alboga and Öra pastorate
1989- Annex parish in Skölvene, Hov, Källunga, Eriksberg, Mjäldrunga, Broddarp, Od, Molla, Alboga and Öra pastorate
Län 1634-1997 Älvsborg
1998- Västra Götaland
Landskap Västergötland
Härad Gäsene
Tingslag -1947 Gäsene
1948- Borås
Domsaga Alingsås
Fögderi -1917 Kulling
1918-1946 Borås
1946-1951 Ulricehamn
1952-1966 Borås
1967- Alingsås
Kommun 1863-1951 Öra
1952-1970 Gäsene landskommun
1971-1973 Gäsene
1974- Herrljunga
Militär indelning VESTGÖTA REGEMENTE
Elfsborgs Kompani
ELFSBORGS REGEMENTE
Ås Kompani


Place Names:[edit | edit source]

Blackeryd, Brogärde, Byholmen, Brännebo

Duvered

Ekekulla

Fattigstugan, Frälsegården

Gamlarp Nedergården, Gamlarp Övergården, Gårdalslyckan

Hallarna, Hallebo, Hjärttorp Mellangården, Hjärttorp Smedsgården, Hjärttorp Västergården, Holmen, Hultet. Högsbo

Ingelstorp

Karlsberg, Kullen, Kås Västergården, Kås Östergården

Långebacken

Nybygget, Nävrabacken

Pjuksteryd

Skattegården, Skorpered, Stenbacken, Stommen, Svedjan, Svedjarna

Tokarp Lillegården, Tokarp Storegården, Tån

Öra Frälsegården, Öra Skattegården, Öra Stommen 



To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.

  • Surrounding Parishes


Collections[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Database Church Records[edit | edit source]

The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital, Ancestry.com, and MyHeritage.com are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)

Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden[edit | edit source]

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Sweden, Älvsborg Records for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Library, that may be digitized. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you.
Click on "Places within Sweden, Älvsborg" and then select your parish.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Swedish Records[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]

  • Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records: (free, online lessons at FamilySearch):

Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]

Sweden Research Strategies

References:[edit | edit source]

Öra Husförhörslängd 1830-1843 Ortregister