Swedish Domsaga

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The rural areas of Sweden were divided into judicial administrative areas called Domsagor that were made up of one or more härads or tingslags. In every Domsaga there was a district judge who also acted as chairman in the respective Domsaga or Domsagor that belong to the Häradsrätterna.

A map of the legal districts of Sweden's hovrätter (courts of appeal) and tingsrätter (district courts). The colour shows which hovrätt a particular tingsrätt belongs to.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Historically the Domsaga was an appellate court. It was a level above the tingslag or härad court.

References[edit | edit source]

Sveriges Släktforskarförbund Wiki Community., "Domsaga". Wiki-Rötter, January 2011. http://www.genealogi.se/wiki/index.php/Domsaga