Sävar Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy

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

Botsmark Church
Sävar Church

History[edit | edit source]

Sävars parish was broken out in 1823 from Umeå county. On 1 January 1929, Sävars parish was divided into two church registration districts: Sävars lower church accounting district (Sävars kyrkoarkiv) and Sävars övre kirkobokningsdistrikt, see Sävars övre kyrkoarkiv. The division of Sävars 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.

Sävars parish was part of a joint pastorate with Umeå county parish (mother parish) 1823-1834. From 1835 onwards, Sävars parish was the mother parish in a common pastorate with Holmön parish.

The parishes of Sävars and Holmön were part of a church community that was added in 1933 and which from 1977 also included a common economy. The documents of the church community are recorded in Sävar's church archives.

In 1869, the following villages and farms were transferred from Degerfors parish (Vindeln parish) to Sävars parish: Bergvall 1, Degerliden 1, Floda 1, the new home Forsliden, Högliden 1 and 2, Högstmyrliden 1 and 2, Lillåtjärn (Lillåtjälen) 1, Renträsk 1, Åland 1 , Ytteråträsk 1 and Åträsk 1 and 2.

According to a royal letter, the Kronofisk Ivarsboda no. 3 was transferred in 1902 from Bygdeå parish to Sävars parish. According to a royal letter, in 1931 certain small undeveloped areas (property plots to the native Norum 1 and 2) were transferred from Bygdeå to Sävars parish.

According to a royal decree, certain areas of Umeå parish were incorporated in 1939 with Sävars parish. The areas in question are not clear from the source used.

According to a royal decision, in 1944 the southern part of the crown park Hundtjärnliden was transferred from Degerfors to Sävar. At the same time, part of the same crown park and the crown park Degernäsliden were transferred from Sävar to Degerfors.

Some villages and farms have had different parish affiliations and can be found in several parishes' house exmination books: Ivarsnäs in Bygdeå is included in Sävar A I: 1 Kroknäs in Sävar is included in Degerfors (Vindeln) A I: 1-2 Krokån in Sävar is included in Sävar A I: 1-2 and Degerfors (Vindeln) A I: 1-2 Mickelsträsk in Umeå county is included in Sävar A I: 2 Risbäck in Bygdeå is included in Sävar A I: 2 Sjöarödd in Sävar is included in Sävar A I: 1-2 and Bygdeå A I: 4, 5a, 6, 7b Sjönäs in Bygdeå is included in Sävar A I: 1-2 Strandholm in Bygdeå is included in Sävar A I: 2 Sunnanå (unclear parish affiliation) is included in Sävar A I: 1- Sävträsk in Bygdeå is included in Sävar A I: 2 Ytterträsk in Sävar is included in Sävar A I: 2 and Degerfors A I: 2-3 Ösjön in Bygdeå is included in Sävar A I: 2

Sävar Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Stift -1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå
Pastorat 1823-1824 annex parish in Umeå county parish, Umeå city parish, Hörnefors-Strömbäck, the parish of Holmön and Sävar, 1825-1834 annex parish in Umeå county parish, Umeå city parish, Hörnefors-Strömbäck, Holmöns, Sävars and Vännäs pastorates, 1835-2006 mother parish in Sävars and Holmön's pastorate, 2007- The parish amounted in to the newly formed Sävar-Holmön pastorate
Län Västerbotten
Landskap Västerbotten
Härad add here
Tingslag -1920 Umeå, 1921-1964 Umeå domsagas, 1965-1970 Västerbottens södra domsagas
Domsaga -1920 Västerbottens södra, 1921-1964 Umeå, 1965-1970 Västerbottens södra, 1971-1973 Umebygdens tingsrätt, 1974- Umeå tingsrätt
Fögderi -1886 Västerbottens första, 1886-1946 Umeå
Kommun 1863-1973 Sävar, 1974- Umeå
Militär indelning Vesterbottens Fältjägare-Corps'

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Bodbyn, Bodnäs, Botsmark, Bygdnäs, Bullbäck, Bullmark, Bäckfors

Dahlfors, Degerby, Degerbäck

Fjäderbäck, Forstorp, Furunäs

Gripsholm, Gunnisholm, Gunnismark, Gräsnäs

Hedlunda Hjoggmark



Morbyn, Mångbyn

Norrby, Nyby




Sjönäs södra (Sjönäs south), Sjöarödd, Skogberg, Skrafvelbäck, Sönnanträsk, Storliden, Strandfors, Säfträsk, Sävar, Söderby

Tefteå, Testeböle, Tväråmark, Tålsmark, Wexholm



Ösjön, Östanträsk

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, Ancestry.com, and MyHeritage.com 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 Sävar Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Sävar kyrkoarkiv".

Sävar parish, Husförhörslängd, 1845-1854, Ort register.