Jörn Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Jörn Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
History[edit | edit source]
Jörns parish was formed in 1834 as a chapel law within Norsjö parish. The parish was divided into two church registration districts on January 1, 1926; Jörn's western church accounting district and Jörn's eastern church accounting district. The division ended on December 31, 1941. However, the documents of both church accounting districts are recorded in Jörn's church archives.
Jörns parish was part of a common pastorate with Norsjö parish (mother parish) 1834-1892. From 1892 (decision 25 April 1871) Jörns parish formed its own pastorate.
Some villages occur over time in different parishes' house examinaton books: Kvarnliden, Kåtaselet, Missenträsk, Risnabben, Risträsk and Stensträsk, which are later included in Jörn's parish, are in Arvidsjaur's house examination books A I: 1-6.
In the appendix to the history (scanned file) is available: 1) list of properties that Jörn's western church accounting district covered, 2) list of villages in Skellefteå county parish house examination books that later came to belong to Jörn parish.
|Jörn Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Stift||-1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå|
|Pastorat||-1834 Norsjö (Skellefteå)|
|Domsaga||1892-1966 Västerbottens norra, 1967-1970 Skellefteå, 1971- Skellefteå tingsrätts|
|Fögderi||-1886 Västerbottens andra, 1886-1946 Skellefteå|
|Kommun||1892-1966 Jörn, 1967- Skellefteå|
|Militär indelning||add here|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
Bastuliden, Bastulund, Bergnäs, Björkliden, Blankselet
Elgliden, Elgträsk, Ericsberg
Granberget, Granbergsträsk, Granliden, Gråliden
Hedträsk, Hemberget, Hobergsträsk. Hornsträsk, Höbergsliden, Högbacka, Högheden, Högliden, Högtjäln
Kankberget, Klintträsk, Klockträsk, Kåtasele
Lidlund, Lundbacka, Långhals, Långnästräsk, Lövkälen
Melsträsk, Missenträsk, Mossarothträsk, Musneträsk
Nyborg, Nyträsk, Näset, Näverlund
Rebbfors, Renström nybygge ( Renström new settler), Rörträsk
Sandliden, Småträsk, Snapp, Stavalund, Stavaträsk, Stensträsk, Stornäs, Storträsk, Stryckfors, Strycksele, Svartliden
Tallberg, Talliden, Tvärliden
Åliden, Ånäset, Åselet
To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.
- 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 Jörns Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Jörns kyrkoarkiv".
Jörn parish, Husförhörslängd, 1834-1841, Ort register.