Gerum Parish, Gotland, Sweden Genealogy

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

Gerum Church

History[edit | edit source]

(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Gerum Parish, Gotland, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Visby
Pastorat -1922 Annex parish in Levede and Gerum pastorat
1922-1940 Annex parish in Eksta, Sproge, Levide and Gerum pastorat
1941-1961 Annex parish in Eksta, Levide and Gerum pastorat
1962- Annex parish in Fardhem, Linde, Lojsta, Levide and Gerum pastorat.
Län Gotland
Landskap Gotland
Härad 1646-1681 Sudertredingens tingsrätt
1681- Södra
Tingslag add here
Domsaga -1942 Södra
1943- Gotland
Fögderi 1720-1966 Södra
1967- Visby
Kommun 1863-1951Gerum
1952-1970 Hemse
1971- Gotland
Militär indelning 2:a Gottlands Båtsmans-Kompani
NAD Ref Code SE/ViLA/23004
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Bothers (Botes),

Ejmunde (Ajmunde),

Gerum Annex (Annexen),

Hägvalds, Häwalls (Hagvalds),


Likmunds, Lickmunds (Linkmunds),


Smiss, Stenbjers, Bjers (Stenbjärs),


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,, 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, Gotland Records for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Librarythat 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, Gotland" 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]

  • FamilySearch Online Lessons - Reading Scandinavian Handwriting:

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

  • First find the birth and baptism record of your ancestor. Once you know his date and place of birth and his parents' names, you can locate the family in the Household Examination Records.
  • Search every Household Examination Record that your ancestor appears on (from birth to death). You will pick up valuable clues along the way, find children who died young, and establish correct family member relationships.
  • All birth, marriage, or death dates found in Household Examination Records need to be verified in the actual birth, marriage, or death records.
  • Pay attention to relationship titles, occupations, military status, and remarks. See word list for Vocabulary for Household Examination Records.
  • Dates are written in the European order of day, month, and year.

See Sweden Research Strategies for locating various records in specific time periods.

References[edit | edit source]

Gerum Parish, 1845/1870, AI:2, Husförhörslängd, Gårds register.