Gesäter Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy

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

Old Gesäter 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.)

Gesäter Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Karlstad
Pastorat -1656 Annex parish in Dals-Eds, Nössemarks, Håbol, Töftedal, Rölanda and Gesäter pastorate
1656- Annex parish in Rölanda and Gesäter pastorate
Län 1634-1997 Älvsborg
1998- Västra Götaland
Landskap Västergötland
Härad Vedbo
Tingslag -1947 Vedbo
1948-1974 Tössbo and Vedbo
1975- Åmål
Domsaga Åmål
Fögderi -1715 Dalsland
1716-1946 Vedbo
1946-1966 Mellerud
1967- Åmål
Kommun 1863-1951 Gesäter
1952-1970 Dals-Ed landskommun
1971- Dals-Ed
Vedbo Kompani

Place Names:[edit | edit source]

Berg, Bräckan, Bräcken

Dalen, Delefors, Djupedalen


Fjälla, Forsarna, Furuved Stora, Fället

Gesäter, Gesäter Stom

Hällebäck, Högebacken

Karlsdal, Kullen, Kålsäter Södra, Kålsäter Västra, Kålsäter Östra

Ringstad, Rönnarekasen

Skardet, Solberg, Stenkasen, Stommen



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, Älvsborg 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, Älvsborg" 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]

Gesäter Husförhörslängd 1835-1840 Ortregister