Nederkalix Parish, Norrbotten, Sweden Genealogy

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

Kalix Church
Malörens Chapel
Näsby Church1

History[edit | edit source]

Kalix parish was formed in the 15th century by breakaway from the then Luleå parish (what after several breaches of new parishes today is called Nederluleå parish). The parish then covered the entire Kalixälven river valley.

From Kalix parish was broken in 1637 Överkalix parish. Kalix parish changed its name to Nederkalix parish in 1644.

On May 1, 1909, Töre parish was broken up.

Nederkalix parish has formed its own pastorate with the exception of the years 1637-1644 when the parish was the mother parish in a joint pastorate with Överkalix parish.

To the archive list is a scanned list of villages and farms that are included in Nederkalix house interrogation lengths. The list also contains information about the villages and farms that later belonged to Töre parish.

Nederkalix Parish, Norrbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Stift -1647 Uppsala ärke, 1647-1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå
Pastorat -1637 its own pastorate, 1637-1644 mother parish in the pastorate Kalix and Överkalix, 1644- its own pastorate
Län -1810 Västerbotten, 1810- Norrbotten
Landskap Norrbotten
Härad add here
Tingslag 1680-1947 Nederkalix, 1948-1970 Kalix domsagas
Domsaga 1680-1820 Västerbottens norra kontrakt, 1820-1838 Norrbotten, 1839-1876 Norrbottens norra, 1877-1970 Kalix, 1971- Haparanda tingsrätts
Fögderi -1810 Västerbottens tredje, 1810-1827 Luleå, 1827- Kalix
Kommun 1863-1966 Nedrekalix, 1967- Kalix
Militär indelning Norrbottens Fältjägare-Corps', Extra Soldat-Roteringen

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Bergträsk, Bjumisträsk, Björknäs, Björkvattnet, Bodträsk, Bondeborg, Bondersbyn, Bondersby sågverk (Bondersby sawmill), Bredviksudden, Börjelsbyn

Flakaträsk, Forsbyn se Yttermorjärv (also Yttermorjärv), Fältjägare,

Galbergsträsk, Gammelgården, Granträskhult, Grundträsk, Grubbnäsudden, se Storträsk (also Storträsk)

Hamnudden se Kilhammar (also Kilhammar), Hömyrforsen

Kamlunge, Kamlungeträsk, Kilhammar el. Hamnudden (Kilhammar or Hamnudden), Korpikån, Kälffors, Källsjärv, Kölmyrholmen

Lappträsk, Lappträsk Lilla (small Lappträsk), Lillträsk, Lomben, Långsel el. Marieberg (Långsel or Marieberg)

Mansheden, Marieberg se Långsel (Marieberg also Långsel), Mjöträsk, Myrbergsträsk, Månsbyn


Riaby, Rian, Rian och Åkroken (Rian and Åkroken)

Småsehl, Sockneberg, Sockneträsk, Stingbäcken, Storheden, Storsien, Storträsk, Storträsk - Grubbnäsudden


Venigsehl, Västanäs se Övermorjärv ( Västanäs also Övermorjärv)

Yttermorjärv och Forsbyn (Yttermorjärv and Forsbyn)

Åkroken, se Rian (Åkroken also Rian )

Övermorjärv, Övermorjärv och Västanäs (Övermorjärv and Västanäs)

To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.

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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,, and 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 Library, that 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]

For the parish history, see "Visa historik för Nederkalix kyrkoarkiv" under Nederkalix (Norrbotten) in Riksarkivet.

Nederkalix parish, Husförhörslängd, 1849-1859, Ortregister.