Norsjö Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy

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

Norsjö Church

History[edit | edit source]

The first settlements in the area were probably first established during the 15th century.
The parish was established in 1811 as a proper chapel in the Skellefteå parish and was separated in 1834 as a proper parish, at the same time as Jörn's chapel was established in the parish.
The parish was until 1834 in the parish of the Skellefteå country parish and from 1892 to be the mother church in the parish of Norsjö and Jörn. From 1892 the parish is a proper parish. Between 1928 and July 1, 1991 it was divided into two parish registration districts: Norsjö västra and Norsjö.

(2) Norsjö parish was formed in 1811 as a chapel law in Skellefteå parish (later county parish). Norsjö was broken out as its own parish from Skellefteå parish in 1834.

On January 1, 1928, the congregation was divided into two church records; Norsjö västra (from 1933 Norsjö) church accounting district (see Norsjö church archives) and Norsjö östra (from 1933 Bastuträsks) church accounting district (see Bastuträsk church archives). The division of Norsjö 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.

The parish was part together with Skellefteå parish (mother parish) in a common pastorate until 1833. In the years 1834-1892, Norsjö was the mother parish in a pastorate where Jörns parish was also included. From 1892, Norsjö parish constituted its own pastorate.

People who belonged to Arvidsjaur parish but had church rights in Norsjö, were transferred in 1863 to Malå chapel.

According to a royal letter, Åmnäs was transferred in 1884 in ecclesiastical terms from Norsjö to Lycksele parish, where in other respects it had already belonged before.

According to the royal letter of 1859 to Åmträsk, Gransjön, Granliden, Lidträsk, Lilla Raggsjön or Raggsjöliden belonging to Norsjö parish, which in other respects belonged to Lycksele, were transferred completely to Norsjö according to royal letter 1883.

An area of ​​Risliden's village was transferred from 1922 from Burträsk to Norsjö according to a royal letter in 1921.

The house interrogation lengths for Norsjö and Jörn include homesteads and villages that later belonged to Burträsk, Skellefteå county, Malå and Lycksele. For the archive list, there is a scanned list that reports which villages are in question. The list also includes information about which villages in Skellefteå parish that later belonged to Norsjö parish.

Norsjö Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Stift -1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå
Pastorat -1811 Skellefteå lands
Län Västerbotten
Landskap Västerbotten
Härad add here
Tingslag 1834-1876 Skellefteå, 1877-1970 Malå and Norsjö
Domsaga 1834-1966 Västerbottens norra, 1967-1970 Skellefteå, 1971- Skellefteå tingsrätts
Fögderi -1886 Västerbottens andra, 1886-1946 Skellefteå
Kommun 1863- Norsjö
Militär indelning add here
NAD Ref Code SE/HLA/1010147
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Adamsgård, Anderstjärn, Arvidsjaur, Avaliden

Barliden, Bastutjärn, Bastuträsk, Bjursele, Bjurträsk, Björknäs, Bodberget, Boliden, Braxträsk, Brinken, Brännan, Brännland, Brännliden, Brännlund, Bränntjärnliden


Finnberget, Frautjälen

Gissträsk, Godtjärn, Granbergsliden, Granström, Granudden, Gråliden, Grönliden, Gumboda, Gålbäck nybygge ( Gålbäck new settlement), Gårdskläppen

Haraliden, Hemmingen, Holktjärn, Holmträsk lilla (Holmträsk small), Holmträsk stora (Holmträsk large), Hundberget, Högberget, Högkulla västra (Högkulla west), Högkulla östra (Högkulla east)

Jonträsk nybygge (Jonträsk new settlement)

Karlberg, Kattisberg, Kattisträsk, Kedträsk, Klingnäs, Kvammarn, Kvammarnäs, Kvavisträsk

Lidbrännan, Lidsträsk, Lillholmträsk, Långnäs, Långträsk, Låsmen

Maurliden, Maursele, Melsliden, Mensträsk, Mullberget södra (Mullberget south), Myrberget, Mörttjärn

Norrbränna, Norresträsk, Norsjö, Nyberg, Nybränna, Nygård, Nyklinten, Nyliden, Nymyrliden, Näsberg

Omliden, Omnäs, Omträsk

Persliden, Petiknäs, Petikträsk, Pjärsörn

Raggsjön, Rengård, Renström, Rentjärn, Risberget, Risliden, Ristjäln, Råberg, Rålund, Rönnfällan

Stensborg, Stensliden, Storklinten, Storliden, Storselet, Svansele, Svartlund, Sämsktjäln,

Tjäln, Tjärnberg, Tjärnliden, Torrberget, Träskliden






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]

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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]

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

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References[edit | edit source]

For history (2), refer to Riksarkivet Norsjö Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Norsjö kyrkoarkiv".

Norsjö parish, Husförhörslängd, 1837-1842, Ort register.