Hortlax Parish, Norrbotten, Sweden Genealogy

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

Hortlax Church

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
Stift Luleå
Pastorat 1918-1918 Annex parish in Piteå landsförsamling and Hortlax, 1918- its own pastorat.
Län Norrbotten
Landskap Norrbotten
Härad add here
Tingslag 1918-1927 Piteå, 1928-1970 Piteå and Älvsby
Domsaga 1918-1970 Piteå, 1971- Piteå tingsrätts
Fögderi add here
Kommun 1918-1966 Hortlax, 1967- Piteå
Militär indelning add here
NAD Ref Code SE/HLA/1010077
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia 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.

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, 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]

Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]

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

Sweden Research Strategies

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.