Falkenberg Parish, Halland, Sweden Genealogy

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

Saint Laurentii Church
Falkenbergs Church

History[edit | edit source]

Falkenberg is a locality and the seat of Falkenberg Municipality, Halland County, Sweden. It is located at the mouth of the river Ätran. The name consists of the Swedish words for falcon and mountain.
Falkenberg was, together with the rest of the county, ceded to Sweden from Denmark in the mid 17th century. By then, it had been heavily affected by the many wars which since the 13th century had ravaged the county.

Falkenberg Parish, Halland, Sweden Genealogy
Stift 1989- Göteborg
Pastorat Mother parish in Falkenberg and Skrea pastorate
Län Halland
Landskap Halland
Härad 1938- (Häradsrätt) Årstad and Faurås
Tingslag -1937 (Rådshusrätt) Falkenberg
Domsaga -1970 Hallands mellersta
1971- Varberg
Fögderi 1720-1937 Falkenbergs stad
1938-1946 Halmstad
1946- Falkenberg
Kommun 1863-1970 Falkenbergs stad
1971- Falkenberg
NAD Ref Code SE/LLA/13077
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Sweden 1951 Place Names Register and the Swedish Parish Pages list in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.

  • 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, Halland 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, Halland" 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]

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

Sweden Research Strategies

References[edit | edit source]