Överluleå Parish, Norrbotten, Sweden Genealogy

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

Overlulea Church
Maria Church

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 includes Bodens stad. Bodens stad became its own parish after a decision in 13 December 1918.[1]

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.
Län Norrbotten
Landskap Norrbotten
Härad add here
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
Fögderi -1946 Luleå
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

Mellersträsk, Mockträsk

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

Umtjärn, Unbyn

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.

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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.) Sweden, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860 at FamilySearch.

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

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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]

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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.

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Bodens stad," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodens_stad, accessed 5 January 2018.