Nordmaling Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy

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

Nordmaling Church
Norrfor Church
Rundvik Church
Hörnsjö skogs Chapel

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
Härad add here
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
Kommun 1863- Nordmaling
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



Genberg, Gräsmyr(e)

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

Olofsfors, Orrböle


Rödviken, Rönnholm

Stavsjö, Stavsjöholm, Sunnansjö, Sörbyn

Tallberg, Toböle, Torrböle

Vallen, Västansjö


Öre, Öresund, Örsbäck

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.)

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]

Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]

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

Sweden Research Strategies

References[edit | edit source]

For history refer to Riksarkivet Nordmaling Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Nordmalings kyrkoarkiv".

Nordmaling parish, Husförhörslängd, 1836-1842, Ort register.