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Guide to '''Högsäter Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
[[Image:Högsäter Church.jpg|thumb|right|350px|<center>Högsäter Church</center>]] === History ===
(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.) <br> {{Infobox Swedish Parishes
| Stift = add hereKarlstad| Pastorat = add hereMother parish in Högsäter, Järbo, Rännelanda, Lerdal and Råggärd pastorate| Län = 1634-1997 Älvsborg<br>1998- Västra Götaland| Landskap = add hereDalsland| Härad = add hereValbo| Tingslag = add here-1947 Valbo<br>1948-1970 Nordal, Sundal and Valbo<br>1971- Vänersborg| Domsaga = add hereVänersborg| Fögderi = add here-1715 Dalsland<br>1716-1945 Sundal<br>1946-1966 Mellerud<br>1967 - Vänersborg
| Länsmansdistrikt = add here
| Kronofogdedistrikt = add hereÄlvsborgs län| Kommun = add here1863-1951 Högsäter<br>1952-1970 Högsäters landskommun<br>1971-1973 Högsäter<br>1974- Färgelanda| Militär indelning = add hereVESTGÖTA-DALS REGEMENTE<br>Valbo Kompani<br>Extra Soldat-Roteringen
}}
=== Place Names: ===
Alekas under Säter
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[http://www2www.sofisprakochfolkminnen.se/SOFIUsprak/topo1951namn/_cdwebortnamn/ ortnamnsregistret/sok-i-registret.html '''Sweden 1951 Place Names Register'''] and the [[Swedish Parish Pages|'''Swedish Parish Pages list''']] in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.
*'''Surrounding Parishes'''
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== Collections ==
===Census Records===
 
*[[Sweden Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)]]--explanation of this church record which is functionally the census of Sweden.
*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10180/sweden-household-examination-books-18801840-1920?s=218489221 1947 Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 1840- 19201947], ($), index and images. Also on Also on [http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=%C3%84lvsborg&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and [https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=V%C3%A4stra+G%C3%B6talands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard '''SVAR'''] ($)at Riksarkivet
===Church Records===
====Online Database Church Records====
The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. ('''''ArkivDigital''', '''Ancestry.com''', and '''MyHeritage.com''' are available at [https://www.familysearch.org/help/fhcenters/locations/ a FamilyHistory Center near you] free of charge.'')  :*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/{{RecordSearch|1978773?collectionNameFilter=false |'''FamilySearch Historical Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860''']}} at FamilySearch. :*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-Sweden/sweden?s=218489221 -genealogy-vital-records '''MyHeritage.com'''] ($), :*[httphttps://searchwww.ancestry.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc=25&dbSort=1&sbo=1&collections/catalog/?title=Sweden&keyword=& %20Church%20Records '''Ancestry.com'''] ($), :*[http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=%C3%84lvsborg&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and :*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=V%C3%A4stra+G%C3%B6talands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard '''SVAR'''] ($)at Riksarkivet.
====Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden====
 
:These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
::*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/sweden-an-introduction-to-arkivdigital/886 {{LearningCenter2|400|Sweden: An Introduction to ArkivDigital]}}
::*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/67 Use the Full Scope of Arkiv Digital for Swedish Genealogy]<br>
====Family History Library Records ====Click [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=146599&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Sweden%2C%20%C3%84lvsborg%22 '''Sweden, Älvsborg Records'''] for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Librarythat 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/help/fhcenters/locations/ '''Family History Center'''] near you.<br> Click on "Places within Sweden, Älvsborg" and then select your parish.
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===Military Records===
 
*[[Sweden Military Records]]
*[http://www.soldatreg.se/sok-soldat/ '''Central Soldiers Register'''] [http://www.ep.liu.se/databases/soldatregister/default.sv.aspx '''Instructions''' ][http://www.ep.liu.se/databases/soldatregister/search.sv.aspx '''Search Engine''']
=== Related Sources ==={{Click|Image:Sweden_ORP.png|<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[Sweden Online Genealogy Records}}]]</span><span class="community_button">[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]]</span></div>
===Help Reading Swedish Records===
 *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. *[[Swedish Genealogical Word List|This '''Swedish Word List''']] covers typical terms found in the records. *[http://swedishgenealogyguide.com/dictionaries/swedish-historical-dictionary-database-shdd '''Swedish Historical Dictionary Database, SHDD''']: This interactive dictionary allows you to enter a word in the search box and receive the translation. *[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for: Sweden|'''Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)''']] and [[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Sweden|'''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|'''Sweden Names, Personal''']].
*For help with reading the column headings found in more recent records, see [[Media:Swedenish_Par_Reg_and_Exam_headingsSwedenish Par Reg and Exam headings.pdf|Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings]].*Instructions, document examples, and translations are given for [https://familysearchwww.youtube.org/learningcentercom/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1717/1282 watch?v=rMIUyk19Q5Q '''Reading Swedish Birth and Christening Records 1717'''], [https://familysearchwww.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1752youtube.com/1283 watch?v=VszQTkluERk '''1752'''], [https://familysearchwww.orgyoutube.com/learningcenter/lesson/readingwatch?v=VZgh-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1771/1284 3v2Vhw '''1771'''], [https://familysearchwww.youtube.orgcom/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1792/1285 watch?v=KcLdSHQjyu0 '''1792'''], [https://familysearchwww.orgyoutube.com/learningcenter/lesson/readingwatch?v=MP8xTy-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1803/1235 IAPE '''1803'''], [https://familysearchwww.orgyoutube.com/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1834/1234 watch?v=lcXgfbDIfpM '''1834'''], [https://familysearchwww.youtube.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1854com/1233 watch?v=nLS0zRxvbss '''1854'''].
===Help Reading Old Handwriting===
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?resultListItem=1&fq=place%3A%22Sweden%22&fq=skill_level%3A%22Beginner%22&fq=subjects_en%3A%22Instruction%20and%20methodology%2FEducation%2F%22 '''Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1''']
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/spelling-and-phonetics-for-swedish-genealogy/1307 '''Spelling and Phonetics for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 2'''] — Names, dates, and key genealogical words
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-gothic-handwriting-for-swedish-genealogy-put-it-all-together/1337 '''Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy: Put It All Together, Lesson 3''']
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/birth-and-christening-records-for-swedish-genealogy/1223 '''Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy''']
:*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL0wFoBaCXs '''Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten RecordsHandwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1''']:*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1yNb4BOIec '''Spelling and Phonetics for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 2''' (free] — Names, online lessons at FamilySearch)dates, and key genealogical words:**[https://familysearchwww.youtube.orgcom/learningcenterwatch?v=eBN4XbXosGU '''Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy: Put It All Together, Lesson 3''']:*[https:/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-1-scandinavian-gothic-letterswww.youtube.com/255 Lesson 1: watch?v=ge7vsmb0ngQ '''Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy'''] *'''FamilySearch Online Lessons - Reading Scandinavian Gothic LettersHandwriting:'''], **[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenterhelp/helpcenter/lessonlessons/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-2-names-words-and-dates/257 Lesson 2:''' Names, Words, and Dates'''handwriting Scandinavian Handwriting], and **[https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenterhelp/lessonhelpcenter/lessons/reading-scandinavian-gothichandwriting-handwritten-records-lessonpart-3-handwritten-records/256 Lesson Scandinavian Handwriting, part 3: ]**'''Handwritten Records'No part 2 available'']<br>
===Help With Research Objectives and Strategies===
[[Sweden Research Strategies|'''Sweden Research Strategies''']]
=== References:<br>&nbsp; ===
Högsäter Husförhörslängd 1836-1840 Ortregister
[[Category:Parishes_in_Älvsborg_County,_Sweden]]
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