Risbäck Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Risbäck 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]
Risbäck parish was formed in 1905 as a chapel parish by breaking out of Dorotea parish. The area had previously been a chaplaincy within Dorotea.
The new parish included Avasjö, Brännåker, Båtas 1 and 2, Dabbnäs, Harrsjön or Harrsjöhöjden, Lövsjö, Risbäck, Rissjön, Sandvik, Storbäck, Stornäs, Subben el Subbme, Söderfors 1 and 2, Tvärsele and Lillånäset.
As of January 1, 1927, Risbäck has been an annex parish.
The parish formed a joint pastorate with Dorotea parish (mother parish). From 1980, the two congregations also formed a church community with a common economy. The documents of the pastorate and the church community are included in the Dorotea church archives.
Risbäck has its own house examination books from 1883. Other church registration documents begin in 1905. For the period before 1905, see Dorotea church archives.
School documents are included in the Dorotea church archives.
|Risbäck Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Pastorat||1905-1926 chapel parish in Dorotea and Risbäcks pastorat, 1927-2005 annex parish in Dorotea and Risbäcks pastorat, 2006 Dorotea-Risbäcks|
|Landskap||Lappland and Jämtland|
|Tingslag||-1921 Åsele lappmark, 1922-1947 Vilhelmina, 1948-1970 Åsele and Vilhelmina|
|Militär indelning||add here|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
Sandvik, Storbäck, Stornäs, Subbme, Sörfors
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]
- 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 history refer to Riksarkivet Risbäck Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Risbäcks kyrkoarkiv".
Risbäck parish, Husförhörslängd, 1883-1892, Ort register.