Fredrika Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy

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

Fredrika Church

History[edit | edit source]

Fredrika parish was broken out on 25 November 1795 as a chaplain from Åsele parish. Fredrika parish became its own pastorate on May 7, 1799. The chapel was first called Viska but the name was changed on May 21, 1799 to Fredrika parish.

Fredrika parish and Åsele parish formed an economic church community in 1986, but the parishes continued to be two separate pastorates until 1 January 1999 when the parishes formed a joint pastorate (Åsele parish was the mother parish). Åsele-Fredrika church community documents are recorded in Åsele church archives.

Until 1868, the main part was part of Västerbotten County, but some areas belonged to Västernorrland County. On 28 November 1868, Svartsjö, Holmsjön, Stavberg and Trehörningsjö were transferred from the part in Västernorrland County to Anundsjö parish in the same county and Aspsele, Krokvattnet, Remmaren and Stavarsjön to Björna parish in Västernorrland county. Fredrika parish then belonged in its entirety to Västerbotten County.

Fredrika's oldest church books occupy the following homes and villages, which now belong to other congregations: Abborrtjärnliden, now in Örträsk; Aspsele, Krokvattnet, Remmarn, now in Björna; Bredträsk, Halvpundsjö, Holmsjö, Norrholmsjö, Nyland, Stennäs, Strömåker and Sörholmsjö, now in Bjurholm; Svartsjö and Trehörningen, now in Anundsjö.

Fredrika Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Stift -1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå
Pastorat 1795-1799 chapel parish in Åsele, Bergvattnet's (Dorotea) and Viska (Fredrika) pastorate, 1799-1998 its own pastorate, 1999-2009 annex parish in Åsele and Fredrika pastorate, 2010 Åsele-Fredrika parish.
Län Västerbotten
Landskap Lappland
Härad add here
Tingslag -1921 Åsele lappmarks, 1922-1947 Åsele, 1948-1970 Åsele and Vilhelmina
Domsaga -1810 Ångermanlands, 1811-1820 Norra Ångermanlands, 1821-1831 Lappmarksjurisdiktionen, 1832-1883 Västerbottens södra, 1884-1970 Västerbottens västra, 1971- Lycksele tingsrätt
Fögderi -1810 Södra lappmarks, 1810-1946 Västerbottens lappmarks
Kommun 1874-1973 Fredrika, 1974- Åsele
Militär indelning add here
NAD Ref Code SE/HLA/1010039
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Abborrtjärnliden, Allskaliden, Aspsele

Bredträsk, Brännan

Flakaträsk, Flakaträsk i Lycksele (Flakaträsk in Lycksele) Gravsjö norra (Gravsjö north), Gravsjö södra (Gravsjö south), Grönåker

Halvpundsjö, Holmsele, Holmsjö norra (Holmsjö north), Holmsjö södra (Holmsjö south)

Klippen, Krokvattnet

Långbäcken, Lögda, Lögdasund

Nordanås, Norrfors, Norr Gravsjön, Norr Holmsjön, Nyland, Orrberget


Stavasjö, Stavsberg, Stennäs, Stensjö, Strömåker, Svartsjö, Söder Gravsjö (South Gravsjö), Söder Holmsjö (South Holmsjö)

Tallsjö, Texnäs, Trehörningsjö

Viska, Volmsjö

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.

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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,, and 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, 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]

Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]

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

Sweden Research Strategies

References[edit | edit source]

For history, refer to Riksarkivet Fredrika Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Fredrika kyrkoarkiv".

Fredrika parish, Husförhörslängd, 1843-1852, Ort register.