Överluleå Parish, Norrbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Överluleå Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
- 1 History
- 2 Place Names
- 3 Collections
- 3.1 Census Records
- 3.2 Church Records
- 3.3 Military Records
- 3.4 Related Sources
- 3.5 Help Reading Swedish Records
- 3.6 Help Reading Old Handwriting
- 3.7 Help With Research Objectives and Strategies
- 3.8 References
History[edit | edit source]
The parish was created in 1831 from Luleå (Nederluleå). The parish of Edefors was created from Överluleå in 1884. Between 1919-1966 the church records (vital record keeping) was divided between Överluleå and Boden although without official decision.
Överluleå parish was broken out in 1831 from Luleå county parish (which at the same time changed its name to Nederluleå parish).
From Överluleå parish, Edefors parish was broken out in 1890 and Sävast parish in 1998.
Överluleå parish constituted its own pastorate until 1993. In 1994, the parish became the mother parish in a joint pastorate with Gunnarsbyn parish. The pastorate was expanded in 1998 with Sävast parish.
Överluleå parish and Gunnarsbyn parish formed the church community of Överluleå-Gunnarsbyn parishes in 1977. In 1989, the name was changed to Boden's church community. From 1998, Sävast's parish is also part of the community. The church community forms its own archive. The communities' archives include salary information and accounts. Parts of the community's documents are also recorded in the Överluleå church archives.
In 1816, a decision had been made to establish a chapel law within Luleå parish, called Heden. However, the decision was never implemented. Överluleå parish came to partly correspond to the previously decided chapel team.
Boden's village became a municipal society in 1899 and a city from 1919. In municipal terms, the city formed its own municipality, but the church division did not change. Överluleå parish also included the city of Boden. However, the city formed its own school district.
From around 1920, Överluleå parish kept special church books for the city of Boden. They are listed in the same series as the parish's other church books.
Some villages and farms have had different parish affiliations: - Alternäs, which was later included in Råneå, is included in Överluleå household examination books A I: 1a and A I: 2b - Junkoträsk, which was later included in Råneå, is recorded in Överluleå household examination book A I: 1a - Lappmotjärn, which was later included in Råneå, is recorded in Överluleå household examination book A I: 1a - Selet, which was later counted as Nederluleå, is recorded in Överluleå household examination book A I: 1a
The following villages belonged to Luleå parish (Nederluleå) before 1831: Alternäs, Alträsk, Avaheden, Bastuträsk, Bergtjärn (Jonttjärn), Bjässmoran, Boden, Bredåker, Brobyn, Brännbergsträsk, Buddbyn, Dammtorp (farm under Selet's mill), Degerbäcken, (Degerbäcken, Södra), Flarksjöbotten, Gemträsk, Hattträsk, Heden, Hedenfors, Hundsjö, Kallmyrheden (Kallmyrudden, Degerbäcken), Krokträsk or Kusnoret, Kusån, Ljuså, Lombäcken, Mellersträsk, Mockträsk, Rasmyran, Råbäcken, Svartatbark, Skatamarks, Skatamark, Sävast, Unbyn, Vibbyn, Vittjärv, Västanträsk, Åkerholmen and Åmarken.
The following villages were transferred to Edefors parish in 1890: Björnberg, Björnträskån, Bodträskfors, Bodträskån, Bovallen, Bredträsk, Degerträsk, Djupsjö, Dragträsk, Edefors, Forsnäs, Forsudden, Furunäs, Grundträsk, Görjeån, Harads, Hatten vid Holmträsk, Havsträsk, Havsträsk Krokfors or Tallberget, Övre Krokträsk, Kvanån, Lakaträsk, Lövberg, Navarsberg, Norrhed, Odjursberg-Åddjaursberg, Rödingsträsk, Sandträsk, Storsand, Strömbacka, Sundisträsk, Svartlå, Svartlå mill, Umtjärn, Västerby, Åbacka, Öbackby and Åkerby.
For the archive list, there is a scanned place register for Överluleå in the household examination book A II: 1a - 1d.
|Överluleå Parish, Norrbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Stift||-1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå|
|Pastorat||1831-1883 Its own pastorat, 1884-1890 Annex parish in Överluleå and Edefors pastorat, 1890- its own pastorat.|
|Tingslag||1831-1947 Överluleå, 1948-1968 Luleå, 1969-1970 Bodens|
|Domsaga||-1838 Norrbotten, 1839-1876 Norrbottens södra, 1877-1968 Luleå, 1969-1970 Bodens, 1971- Bodens tingsrätts|
|Kommun||1863-1966 Överluleå, 1967- Boden|
|Militär indelning||Norrbottens Fältjägare-Corps', Extra Soldat-Roteringen|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
Aldersvik, Altervattnet, Alternäs, Alträsk
Bjurbäcken, Björnberg, Björnträsk, Boden Bodträskfors, Bodträskån, Bovallen, Bovallen, Bredträskån, Bredåker, Brobyn, Brännbergsträsk, Buddbyn
Degerbäcken, Degerträsk, Dragträsk
Flurksjöbotten, Forsnäset, Forsudden, Frängsrået, Furunäs, Fågelåsbäcken
Gemträsk, Grundträsk, Gyttjeån, Görgeån
Harads, Hatten, Hatträsk, Havsträsk, Heden, Hedenfors , Holmträsk, Hundsjön, Hvitbergsträsk, Hvitträsk
Kallberget, Kallmyrudden, Klusån, Krokbäcken, Krokfors, Krokträsk Nedre, Krokträsk Övre, Kusnoret, Kusån, Kvarnheden, Kvarnån
Lakaträsk, Lappberget, Lappträsk, Legoträsk, Ljuså, Ljusån, Lombäcken, Långmyråsen, Långsjön, Lövberget
Navasberg, Norrhed, Notträsk
Rasmyran, Råbäcken, Rödningsträsk, Rörudden
Sandträsk, Skatamark, Skogsån, Smålanden, Storheden, Stormyran, Storsand, Strömbacka, Sundsnäs, Svanisträsk, Svartbjönrsbyn, Svartbyn, Svartbäcken, Svartlå, Svartå, Sävast
Tallberget, Tallheden, Trehörningen
Vibbyn, Vitbergsträsk, Vittjärv, Vitträsk, Vändträsk, Vännträsk, Västanträsk, Västerby
Åbacka, Åkerby, Åkerholmen, Åmarken, Åminn
Örödningen, Österby, Översängen, Österby
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]
- Sweden Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)--explanation of this church record which is functionally the census of Sweden.
- Sweden Household Examination Books, 1840-1947, ($), index and images. Also on Ancestry.com, ($), Arkiv Digital ($), and SVAR at Riksarkivet.
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.) Sweden, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860 at FamilySearch.
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, Norrbotten 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, Norrbotten" and then select your parish.
Military Records[edit | edit source]
Related Sources[edit | edit source]
Help Reading Swedish Records[edit | edit source]
- You do not have to be fluent in Swedish to read these records! They have a limited vocabulary: mother, father, born, bride, groom, married, etc. The rest of the content will be names, dates, and places, which do not need translation.
- This Swedish Word List covers typical terms found in the records.
- Swedish Historical Dictionary Database, SHDD: This interactive dictionary allows you to enter a word in the search box and receive the translation.
- Feast Day Calendar (Moveable) and Feast Day Lists (Fixed and Moveable) will help you translate dates written in feast day form.
- Sweden surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study Sweden Names, Personal.
- For help with reading the column headings found in more recent records, see Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings.
- Instructions, document examples, and translations are given for Reading Swedish Birth and Christening Records 1717, 1752, 1771, 1792, 1803, 1834, 1854.
Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]
- Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1
- Spelling and Phonetics for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 2 — Names, dates, and key genealogical words
- Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy: Put It All Together, Lesson 3
- Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy
- Scandinavian Handwriting
- Scandinavian Handwriting, part 3 - No part 2 available
Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
Överluleå parish, Husförhörslängd, 1841-1848, Ort register.
For the parish history, see "Visa historik för Överluleå kyrkoarkiv" under Överluleå (Norrbotten) in Riksarkivet.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Bodens stad," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodens_stad, accessed 5 January 2018.