Bygdeå Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Bygdeå 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]
Bygdeå parish has medieval origins. In connection with the formation of Burträsk parish in 1604, the villages Krokvattnet, Andersvattnet, Bygdsiljum, Lubboträsk and Gårckträsk were transferred from Bygdeå to Burträsk. At about the same time, Vibbesmark was transferred to Lövånger parish.
1624 Nysätra parish and 1799 Robertsfors parish were separated from Bygdeå parish.
Bygdeå parish was divided on January 1, 1930 into two church registration districts; Bygdeå Church Accounting District (Bygdeå Church Archives) and Överklintens Church Accounting District (see Överklintens Church Archives). The division was valid until June 30, 1991, when the population register was transferred to the tax authorities.
The Robertsfors mill area with surrounding villages was transformed in 1917 from a mill parish to a special chapel parish. Robertsfors parish had a common finances and a common school system with Bygdeå parish.
Bygdeå parish constituted its own pastorate until 1624 and then formed a joint pastorate with Nysätra parish and from 1799 also with Robertsfors parish. In 1821, Nysätra parish formed its own pastorate and Bygdeå and Robetsfors parishes then formed a joint pastorate. By the middle of the 20th century, Bygdeå and Robertsfors also formed a church community.
The documents of the pastorate and the community are recorded in Bygdeå church archives.
On October 9, 1947, Bygdeå vicarage burned down, damaging or destroying some documents belonging to the church archives. The Bygdeå church archives include several volumes that cannot be used due to fire damage.
The villages Trågaliden, N. Stortjärn and Älglund were transferred from Burträsk to Bygdeå in 1872, administratively only from 1874.
Ivarsboda village belonging to Bygdeå parish, enjoyed from 1835 s.k. church law in Sävar. From 1891, Ivarsbodan 1 and 2 were also transferred in the municipality and in the land register from Bygdeå to Sävar. In 1902, Ivarsbodan 3 was transferred from Bygdeå to Sävar.
From Sävar to Bygdeå, the kronony buildings Södra Sönäs, Gräsnäs, Sävträsk and Ösjön were transferred according to the county administrative board's decision in 1869 and the Chamber of Deputies' confirmation in 1870.
In 1870, the homestead Slyberget, Lugnet and Skursjön were transferred from Bygdeå to Burträsk.
From 1931, certain smaller areas, property plots for the homestead Norum 1 and 2 were separated from Bygdeå and incorporated into Sävar.
In the scanned history, there are reported villages that are recorded in several parishes' house examination books.
|Bygdeå Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Stift||-1647 Uppsala ärke, 1647-1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå|
|Pastorat||-1623 its own pastorate, 1624 erupted Nysätra, 1624-1798 mother parish in Bygdeå and Nysätra pastorate, 1799 Robertsfors erupted, 1799-1820 mother parish in Bygdeå, Nysätra and Robertsfors pastorate, 1821-1999 mother parish in Bygdeå and Robertsfors pastorate, 2000- its own pastorate|
|Tingslag||1680-1901 Bygdeå, 1902-1947 Nysätra, 1948-1970 Västerbottens mellersta domsagas|
|Domsaga||1680-1820 Västerbottens södra kontrakts, 1821-1851 Västerbottens norra, 1852-1970 Västerbottens mellersta, 1971- Umebygdens tingsrätts|
|Fögderi||-1886 Västerbottens första, 1886-1917 Umeå|
|Kommun||1863-1973 Bygdeå, 1974- Robertsfors|
|Militär indelning||Vesterbottens Fältjägare-Corps'|
|NAD Ref Code||SE/HLA/1010025|
|National Archive SVAR||link|
|SCB Congregation map||link|
|Open Street map||link|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
Alkvittern, Alterliden, Andersliden
Berga, Bergliden, Bjenfors, Bjensjön, Bjensjöå, Bobacken, Brattfors, Brattliden, Brednoret, Brändalen, Bäck, Bäckliden, Bäcknäs, Bäcksjön, Bölesbäcken
Framnäs, Frodtjärnsbäck, Fräkenbacken
Gamla Storbäcken, Granberget, Granfors, Gransjön, Gravfors, Gryssjön, Gullmark, Gulltjärn
Häggnäs, Högfors, Högliden
Kjettbergsheden, Korssjön, Kringflyttande ( people moving around), Krokbäcken, Kroksjön, Kroksjönäs, Kroksjösundet, Krokvattnet, Krokån, Kvarnfors, Kvarnrödningen, Kullholm, Kyrkostaden
Lantnäs, Lantvallen, Liden, Lugnet, Lustigkulla, Lägdeå
Nidolf, Norrfors, Norum, Nya Storbäcken, Nya Ånäset, Nyböle, Nydala, Nyvik
Ratan, Ratu, Ratubäcken, Ratuvik, Renbäcken, Rickleå, Risbäck, Risböle, Risfors, Risträsk, Robertsfors, Ryssjön, Rödås
Selsberg, Selsfors, Sikeå, Siknäs, Sjulsmark, Sjöaröd, Sjöbäck, Skinnarbyn, Skursjön, Slyberget, Smårödningen, Stensäter, Stenträsk, Storbäcken gamla ( Storbäcken old), Storbäcken nya ( Storbäcken new), Storrödningsberget, Stortjärn, Strandholm, Ståbäcken, Söderbäck, Sörbäck, Sörfors
Vargliden, Villnäs, Vännfors, Vännäs, Västervik
Åkulla, Åkullsjön, Ånäset nya ( Ånäset new), Åselet, Åsjön
Öndebyn, Österboda, Överklinten
- 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 ($), and SVAR at Riksarkivet.
Church Records[edit | edit source]
Online Database Church Records[edit | edit source]
The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital, Ancestry.com, and MyHeritage.com are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)
- Sweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860 at FamilySearch.
- MyHeritage.com ($),
- Ancestry.com ($),
- Arkiv Digital ($), and
- SVAR at Riksarkivet.
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, Västerbotten 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, Västerbotten" 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]
- FamilySearch Online Lessons - Reading Scandinavian Handwriting:
Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
For history, refer to Riksarkivet Bygdeå Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Bygdeå kyrkoarkiv".
Bygdeå parish, Husförhörslängd, 1839-1845, Ort register.