Robertsfors Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy

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

Robertsfors Church

History[edit | edit source]

In 1759 the small village Edfastmark became Robertsfors Bruk. It was the Irishman John Jennings and his brother-in-law, the Scotsman Robert Finlay, who founded the new ironworks which also got its name. Robertsfors, was named for Robert Finlay.

(2) Robertsfors parish was broken out in 1799 from Bygdeå parish as a mill parish. An ironworks had been built in 1759 by Rickleån.

From 1917 the parish was considered a chapel parish. The parish was part of a common pastorate with Bygdeå parish and from the middle of the 20th century also in a church community.

The parish has been linked to Bygdeå parish and has e.g. no own main accounts. The church meeting was not established until 1963 and the church council was established in 1969.

Joint documents for the pastorate and the community are included in Bygdeå church archives. School documents are also included in Bygdeå church archives.

Some villages and farms are occupied overtime in both Robertsfors and Bygdeå house examination books: Aftonmora, Alkvittern, Antfäboden, Berga, Edfastmark, Framnäs, Fågelsång, Gamla Sweden, Isakfäboda, Isnäs, Johanneslund, Kvarnfors, Liljabäck, Riset, Sbertsfors, Sbertsn, , Stenfors, Nya Storbäcken, Åselet and Åsjön.

Robertsfors Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Stift -1903 Härnösand, 1904-Luleå
Pastorat 1799-1820 mill parish in Bygdeå, Nysätra and Robertsfors pastorat, 1821-1916 mill parish in Bygdeå and Robertsfors pastorat, 1917-1999 annex parish in Bygdeå and Robertsfors pastorat, 2000 in Bygdeå parish
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Place Names[edit | edit source]

Aftonmora, Antf'äbodan





Riset, Robertsfors bruk (Robertsfors mill)

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 (2), refer to Riksarkivet Robertsfors Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Robertsfors kyrkoarkiv".

Robertsfors parish, Husförhörslängd, 1846-1851, Ort register.