Herrljunga Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Herrljunga Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
- 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]
Herrljunga Municipality is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Herrljunga.
The local government reform of 1952 formed two municipalities, Herrljunga and Gäsene, in the area but before that the number was 22. In 1974 they were merged to form the present entity.
|Herrljunga Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy|
|Pastorat||-1961 Mother parish in Herrljunga, Tarsled, Remmene, Fölene and Eggvena pastorat|
1962-1963 Mother parish in Herrljunga, Tarsled, Remmene, Fölene, Eggvena and Bråttensby pastorat
1964 - Mother parish in Herrljunga, Remmene, Fölene, Eggvena and Bråttensby pastorat
1998- Västra Götaland
1928-1933 Vättle and Kulling
1934-1970 Vättle, Ale and Kulling
1952 Herrljunga landskommun
1953-1970 Herrljunga köping
|Militär indelning||VESTGÖTA-DALS REGEMENTE|
Place Names:[edit | edit source]
Bergsgården Vreta, Björsbo, Borrebergslätt, Bäcka
Hagen, Haraberget, Heden Herrljunga, Herrljunga Arvidsgården, Herrljunga Nedergården, Herrljunga Nästegården, Herrljunga Östergården, Holmagården Lilla, Holmagården Stora, Hovmansgården Vreta, Hultet, Håkesgården
Kvarnen Vreta, Kvarnen Västergården, Källeberget, Kärnekulla
Lilla Holmagården Vreta
Nedergården Herrljunga, Noltegen, Nästegården Herrljunga
Stora Holmagården, Strätbäcken
Vreta Bergsgården, Vreta Fixagården, Vreta Hovmansgården, Vreta Kvarnen, Vreta Lilla Holmagården, Vreta Mellangården, Vreta Stora Holmgården, Våcknebacken, Västergården, Västergården Kvarnen
- 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, ($), index and images. Also on Arkiv Digital ($), 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, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860 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, 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]
- 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]
Herrljunga Husförhörslängd 1824-1841 Ortregister