Töre Parish, Norrbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Töre Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
- 1 History
- 2 Place Names
- 3 Collections
- 3.1 Census Records
- 3.2 Church Records
- 3.3 Military Records
- 3.4 Related Sources
- 3.5 Help Reading Swedish Records
- 3.6 Help Reading Old Handwriting
- 3.7 Help With Research Objectives and Strategies
- 3.8 References
History[edit | edit source]
(2) Töre parish was formed on 1 May 1909 by breaking out of Nederkalix parish. The parish constituted its own pastorate.
On 1 January 1929, the parish was divided into two church accounting districts: Töre church accounting district (Töre church archives) and Morjärv's church accounting district (see Morjärv's church archives). The division of Töre 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.
At its inception, Töre parish included the following villages and farms: Bjumisträsk, Bondersbyn or Bondeborg, Bredträsksund with Kamlungeträsk, Flakaträsk västra, Gallbergsträsk, Kamlunge, Kosjärv, Stora Lappträsk or Bredviksudden, Lappvik, Långfors, Marieberg or Sång, Smång, Sångrä, Sångrä , Törböle, Töre, Veniksel, Västanfors, Ytermorjärv, Bredfors, Grundforsbäcken, Hataträsk, Holmselet, Idbäcken, Lagaträsk, Mjöträsk, Moåtjälen, Rånön, Bergön, Småsel and Tjäruträsk as well as numerous apartments, islets and skerries.
Töre was separated from Nederkalix on 1 January 1924 in municipal and land register terms.
Räktfors and Räktjärv are included in Överkalix's house interrogation books, which are later included in Töre parish.
|Töre Parish, Norrbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Pastorat||its own pastorat|
|Tingslag||-1947 Nederkalix, 1948-1970 Kalix domsagas|
|Domsaga||-1970 Kalix, 1971- Haparanda tingsrätts|
|Kommun||1909-1923 Nederkalix, 1924-1966 Töre, 1967- Kalix|
|Militär indelning||add here|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
Bergön, Bjumisträsk, Bredsvikudden eller Stora Lappträsk, Bondersbyn
Kamlunge, Kosjärv, Kålfors
Mjöträsk och Bredträsk, Mjöträsk Järnvägsstation
Siknäs, Småträsk, Småsel
Tjärnträsk,Törböle, Töre, Törefors
Västra Flakaträsk, Västanäs
Ökvattnet, Över Morjärv 1, 9, 11
To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.
- Surrounding Parishes
Collections[edit | edit source]
Census Records[edit | edit source]
- Sweden Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)--explanation of this church record which is functionally the census of Sweden.
- Sweden Household Examination Books, 1840-1947, ($), index and images. Also on Ancestry.com, ($), Arkiv Digital ($), and SVAR at Riksarkivet.
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.) Sweden, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860 at FamilySearch.
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, Norrbotten 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, Norrbotten" and then select your parish.
Military Records[edit | edit source]
Related Sources[edit | edit source]
Help Reading Swedish Records[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- This Swedish Word List covers typical terms found in the records.
- Swedish Historical Dictionary Database, SHDD: This interactive dictionary allows you to enter a word in the search box and receive the translation.
- Feast Day Calendar (Moveable) and 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.
- For help with reading the column headings found in more recent records, see Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings.
- Instructions, document examples, and translations are given for Reading Swedish Birth and Christening Records 1717, 1752, 1771, 1792, 1803, 1834, 1854.
Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]
- Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1
- Spelling and Phonetics for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 2 — Names, dates, and key genealogical words
- Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy: Put It All Together, Lesson 3
- Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy
- Scandinavian Handwriting
- Scandinavian Handwriting, part 3 - No part 2 available
Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
For the parish history (2), see "Visa historik för Töre kyrkoarkiv" under Töre (Norrbotten) in Riksarkivet.
Töre parish, Parish book, 1909-1920, Ort register.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Töre socken," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%B6re_socken, accessed 4 January 2018.