Hörnefors Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Hörnefors Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br
- 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]
Hörnefors parish was formed on 1 May 1913 by transferring part of Umeå county parish and part of Nordmaling parish to the new parish. Bjänberg 1-4, Bjurå 1-2, Degerbäcken, Fjällholm, Frängstorp 1-2, Gubbsvedjan 1-2, Hammartorp, Häggnäs 1-2, Höglund, Hörneå 1-7, Norrmjöle 1-5, Nyland, Stugunäs were transferred from Umeå landsförsamling , Sörmjöle 1-6, Tredingen 1-2 and Åheden 1-2 together with Hörnefors mill and sulphite factory and from Nordmaling parish Sörbyn, Norrbyn, Håknäs and Ängersjö.
Hörnefors-Strömbäck's mill parish was added in 1792 when it was broken out of Umeå county. The parish was incorporated into Umeå county in 1861.
Strömbäck's glassworks, which was located in Umeå county, had received privileges in 1751. The construction of the mill had already begun in 1748 at Ström's watercourse near the Umeälven river outlet in the Gulf of Bothnia. It had, after varying fates, in 1787 been taken over by the company Åberg och Grahn, which at this time owned Hörnefors ironworks, privileged in 1775. The latter was located in the southeastern part of Umeå county by the Hörneån near its outlet to the sea. The distance by land between the two mills should have been about 2½ miles.
In order to arrange a more regular holding of services at the mill churches that existed at the mills, the mill owner, the company Åberg and Grahn, asked the cathedral chapter in Härnösand to hire and pay a special mill preacher. The cathedral chapter gave its approval 27/4 1791. The following year, the first mill preacher took office. From then on, there were mill preachers continuously until the year 1861, which year marks the end of the mill parish.
The preserved house examination books, which cover the years 1842-1861, occupy, in addition to those living at Hörnefors mill, also a larger or smaller number of the inhabitants of the villages Bjänberg (Brenberg), Bjurå (Bureå), Degerbäcken, Frängstorp, Grubbsvedjan, Häggnäs, Hörneå, Nyland, Sörmjöle and Tredingen. The mill people at Strömbäck are not recorded in the house examination books. Whether there was previously a house examination book for the mill people there, has not been possible to determine. All those who are listed in Hörnefors-Strömbäck's mill parish's house examination books also seem to be found in Umeå county parish's books.
The church register for the years 1813-1861 (C: 1) seems to take up more completely only church ordinances, which concern persons who have lived at Hörnefors mill. The "report" for the years 1840-1861 (C: 2) seems to be more complete than the church register with regard to notices, which refer to such persons as refer to such persons who lived in the villages occupied in the house examination books and at Strömbäck's mill. All births, marriages and deaths within the working-class parish also seem to have been recorded in Umeå County Council's books.
The parish constituted its own pastorate.
|Hörnefors Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Pastorat||-1791 Umeå lands, 1792-1861 Hörnefors-Strömbäck, 1861- Umeå lands|
|Landskap||Ångermanland and Västerbotten|
|Tingslag||1913-1947 Nordmalings (and Bjurholms), 1948-1970 Västerbottens södra domsagas|
|Domsaga||1913-1970 Västerbottens södra, 1971-1973 Umebygdens tingsrätts, 1974- Umeå tingsrätts|
|Kommun||1913-1973 Hörnefors, 1974- Umeå|
|Militär indelning||add here|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
Häggnäs, Hörnefors, Hörneå
- 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 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, 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 Hörnefors (or Hörnefors-Strömbäcks) Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Hörnefors (or Hörnefors-Strömbäcks) kyrkoarkiv".
Hörnefors parish, Husförhörslängd 1830-1850, Ort register.