Skephult Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy

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

Skephult Church

History[edit | edit source]

(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Skephult Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Göteborg
Pastorat -1940 Annex parish in Seglora (mother), Fritsla, Kinnarumma and Skepphult pastorate
1940-1961 Annex parish in Fritsla (Mother), Seglora, Kinnarumma and Skepphult pastorate
1962 – Annex parish in Fritsla and Skepphult pastorate
Län 1634-1997 Älvsborg
1998- Västra Götaland
Landskap Västergötland
Härad Mark
Tingslag -1970 Mark
Domsaga Sjuhäradsbygden
Fögderi -1946 Mark
1946-1966 Kinna
Kommun 1863-1951 Skephult
1952-1970 Fritsla landskommun
1971- Mark

Place Names:[edit | edit source]

Backen, Björkelund, Björkesbacken, Björkåsen, Björnholmen, Björnåsen, Björstorp, Bläshult, Borghult Nedregården, Borghult Övregården, Botten, Brobacken, Buared, Bäckabo Dalen, Dängevik

Ekåsen under Backen, Ekåsen under Högsshult, Ekåsen under Skepphult, Enåsen

Fagergrenstorp, Fagerhult, Freared, Furlund, Furusten, Fäbrohult

Granbacken, Gunseryd

Hagen, Hederna under Borghult Nedregården, Hederna under Högshult Övregården, Hunnaryd, Hässlehult Nedregården, Hässlehult Övregården, Hästhagen under Backen, Hästhagen under Skepphult, Högelid, Högshult Nedregården, Högshult Övregården

Kalvhagen, Klockaregården, Kolabotten, Källebergshed, Källekullen, Källekärr, Källsholm, Kärret

Lammåsen, Lindåsen, Nakersjö, Nedregården Borghult, Nedregården Hässlehult, Nedregården Högshult, Nedregården Skappared, Nybo, Nyhemmet, Näset


Sjölyckan, Skeppared Nedregården, Skeppared Västergården, Skeppared Övregården, Skepphult, Skepphult Klockaregården, Skårhult, Stamhult, Svedjan, Svenstorp


Vällingebacka, Vännered, Västergården Skeppared

Åsen under Backen, Åsen under Dängevik, Åsen under Skeppared Västergården, Åstorp

Övregården Borghult, Övregården Hässlehult, Övregården Högshult, Övregården Skeppared

To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.

  • Surrounding Parishes

Collections[edit | edit source]

(write information about the different collections, or tips on using them)

  • Church Records

  • Court Records

  • Military Records

A book entitled "Soldater i Skephults socken" has been written by Britt Hagman.  It is about soldiers in the Royal Elfsborg Regiment that came from Skepphult parish.  It contains information about the soldier's name, the time period he served and any special notations that are found about him in the muster rolls.  A copy of the book is available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  It may also be available at other libraries or available to purchase online. 

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

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, Älvsborg 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, Älvsborg" 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

  • Printed

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

References:[edit | edit source]

Skephult Husförhörslängd 1835-1841 Ortregister