Hortlax Parish, Norrbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Hortlax 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]
Hortlax parish was formed in 1918 from a separation from Piteå landsförsamling.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Hortlax socken," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hortlax_socken, accessed 4 January 2018.
(2) Hortlax parish was formed on January 1, 1918 by breaking out of Piteå parish. The parish was part of a joint pastorate with Piteå parish until 1 May 1918 to then form its own pastorate.
At its inception, the parish included the following villages and homesteads: Bergvikens village with Hemlunda, Blåsmarks village, Brännfors, Båtviken, Bölsträck, Finnträsk, Himmingsmarks village, Hortlax village, Högsböle, Högkölsträsk, Jävre village, Södra Holmfors and Uddfors as well as the following apartments and plots Degersk, Grytan, Pitesundet, Färjkarlstorp, part of kronopark Bondökallen north and south, Döman, Grundkallen, Gråskäret, Jävre-Sandön, Landskären, Leskär, Lilla Hörun, Sandskäret, Stora Hörun and Yttre Degerstensgrundet.
|Hortlax Parish, Norrbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Pastorat||1918-1918 Annex parish in Piteå landsförsamling and Hortlax, 1918- its own pastorat.|
|Tingslag||1918-1927 Piteå, 1928-1970 Piteå and Älvsby|
|Domsaga||1918-1970 Piteå, 1971- Piteå tingsrätts|
|Kommun||1918-1966 Hortlax, 1967- Piteå|
|Militär indelning||add here|
|NAD Ref Code||SE/HLA/1010077|
|National Archive SVAR||link|
|SCB Congregation map||link|
|Open Street map||link|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
Parish book 1920, shows Individuals listed by families in alphabetical order.
- 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, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860 at FamilySearch.
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, Norrbotten 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, Norrbotten" 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]
Hortlax parish, Parish book AIIa;1, 1920.
For the parish history (2), see "Visa historik för Hortlax kyrkoarkiv" under Hortlax (Norrbotten) in Riksarkivet.