Nordmaling Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Nordmaling 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]
Nordmaling parish was broken out around 1480 from Grundsunda parish. The parish was first called Nykyrka but came already during the Middle Ages to change its name to Nordmaling.
1808 erupted from Nordmaling Bjurholm parish. In connection with the formation of Hörnefors parish on 1 May 1913, part of Nordmaling parish (Norrbyn, Sörbyn's parcel with Håknäs outfield and Ängersjö and Mo ångsåg) was transferred to Hörnefors (most of Hörnefors parish area came from Umeå county).
Nordmaling parish was divided on 1 January 1939 into two church registration districts; Nordmaling's church accounting district (Nordmaling's church archives) and Norrfors's church accounting district (see Norrfors' church archives). The division of the parish into two church registration districts remained until the population register was transferred to the tax authorities on 1 July 1991. The districts were abolished in connection with that change.
Nordmaling parish has formed its own pastorate, with the exception of the years 1808-1815 when the parish was the mother parish in a pastorate with Bjurholm parish.
The parish belongs to Ångermanland. By royal proclamation on 21 May 1810, the parish was transferred from Västernorrland County to Västerbotten County.
The villages of Ava, Rönnholm and Kronören or Öresund were transferred during the Middle Ages from Grundsunda parish to Nordmaling parish. However, they are not or only incompletely recorded in the house examination books A I: 1-9 (1704-1835) but are found for this time in Grundsunda house examination books.
According to a royal letter, an area of the homestead Norrfors in Bjurholm was transferred from 1920 to Nordmaling.
According to a royal letter, the land register units Grönnäs, Häggnäs, Långvattnet, Norrfors, Vackerås, Viänget or Ånäset were transferred. Supervised and Söråker from 1944 from Bjurholm to Nordmaling.
Scanned village register can be found in the archive list with an account of whether the village or farm later belonged to Bjurholm parish.
|Nordmaling Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Stift||-1647 Uppsala ärke, 1647-1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå|
|Pastorat||Nordmaling parish has formed its own pastorate, with the exception of the years 1808-1815 when the parish was the mother parish in a pastorate with Bjurholm parish|
|Län||-1810 Västernorrland, 1810- Västerbotten|
|Landskap||Ångermanland and Västerbotten|
|Tingslag||-1787 Arnäs, 1788-1947 Nordmaling (and Bjurholm), 1948-1970 Västerbottens södra domsagas|
|Domsaga||-1810 Ångermanland, 1811-1820 Norra Ångermanland, 1820-1970 Västerbottens södra, 1971- Umebygdens tingsrätts|
|Fögderi||-1668 Ångermanland, 1668-1810 Norra Ångermanland, 1810-1886 Västerbottens första, 1886-1946 Umeå|
|Militär indelning||Andra Norrlands 2:adels Båtsmans-kompani, Nya Ord. Båtsmans-Roteringen, Extra Båtsmans-Roteringen|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
Abborrfors, Abborrtjärn, Agnäs, Armsjö, Aspeå, Ava
Baggård, Bahlfors, Bastuträsk, Bergsjö, Bjurholm, Bjärten, Brattfors, Brattsbacka, Bredvik, Brunsnäs, Brännland
Hallen, Hummelholm, Hyngelsböle, Håknäs, Högbränna, Högland, Hörnsjö
Karlsbäck, Klubbsjö, Klöse, Kronören
Ledusjö, Levar, Långed, Lögdeå
Mariabäck, Mjösjö, Mo, Mullsjö
Nordanbäck, Nordsjö, Norrbyn, Norrmark, Nygård, Nyåker
Stavsjö, Stavsjöholm, Sunnansjö, Sörbyn
Tallberg, Toböle, Torrböle
Öre, Öresund, Örsbäck
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 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, 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 Nordmaling Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Nordmalings kyrkoarkiv".
Nordmaling parish, Husförhörslängd, 1836-1842, Ort register.