Piteå Stadsförsamlingen Parish, Norrbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Piteå: Stadsförsamling 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]
Piteå City Parish was broken out of Piteå Parish in 1686. At the same time, Piteå Parish changed its name to Piteå County Parish.
Piteå City Parish was part of a joint pastorate with Piteå County Parish (mother parish) 1686-1901. In the years 1809-1894, Älvsby parish was also part of the pastorate.
On May 1, 1901, the city parish formed its own pastorate.
In 1940, certain smaller areas were transferred between Piteå County Parish and Piteå City Parish.
The city of Piteå was founded on 12 May 1621 in the immediate vicinity of Piteå parish church in Öjebyn. The town burned to the ground in 1666. After a decision to build a new market town for Piteå, Skellefteå and Burträsk parishes (with the name Hedvigstad) in Storkåge was not realized, the new town Piteå was built on Häggholmen about half a mile from the parish church according to Kungl. Maj:ts resolution of October 1, 1668.
|Piteå Stadsförsamlingen Parish, Norrbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Stift||-1647 Uppsala ärke, 1647-1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå|
|Pastorat||1686-1809 annex parish in the pastorate Piteå county parish and Piteå city parish, 1809-1894 Annex parish in the pastorate Piteå county parish, Piteå city parish and Älvsby, 1895-1901 annex parish in the pastorate Piteå county parish and Piteå city parish, 1901- its own pastorate|
|Län||-1810 Västerbotten, 1810- Norrbotten|
|Tingslag||1680-1927 Piteå, 1928-1970 Piteå and Älvsby|
|Domsaga||1680-1820 Västerbottens norra kontrakt, 1821-1838 Norrbotten, 1839-1876 Norrbottens södra, 1877-1970 Piteå, 1971- Piteå tingsrätts|
|Fögderi||-1810 Västerbottens andra, 1810-1867 Luleå, 1867-1917 Piteå|
|Kommun||1863-1966 Piteå landskommun, 1967- Piteå (stad)|
|Militär indelning||Norrbottens Fältjägare-Corps', Extra Soldat-Roteringen|
|NAD Ref Code||SE/HLA/1010155|
|National Archive SVAR||link|
|SCB Congregation map||link|
|Open Street map||link|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
This record shows the people of Piteå Stad listed in alphabetical order.
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, 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]
- 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]
- Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1
- Spelling and Phonetics for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 2 — Names, dates, and key genealogical words
- Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy: Put It All Together, Lesson 3
- Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy
- Scandinavian Handwriting
- Scandinavian Handwriting, part 3 - No part 2 available
Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
For the parish history, see "Visa historik för Piteå stadsförsamlings kyrkoarkiv" under Piteå stadsförsamling (Norrbotten) in Riksarkivet.
Piteå Stadsförsamling, Registerbok, 1831-1841.