Torrskog Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy

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

Torrskog 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.)

Torrskog Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy
Jurisdictions
Stift Karlstad
Pastorat - 1961 Annex parish in Blomskog, Trankil, Torrskog and Vårvik pastorate
1962 - Annex parish in Ärtemark and Torrskogs pastorate
Län 1634-1997 Älvsborg
1998- Västra Götaland
Landskap Dalsland
Härad Vedbo
Tingslag -1947 Vedbo
1948-1974 Tössbo and Vedbo
1975- Åmål
Domsaga Åmål
Fögderi -1715 Dalsland
1716-1945 Vedbo
1946-1966 Åmål
Kommun 1863-1951 Torrskog
1952-1970 Lelångs landskommun
1971- Bengtsfors
Militär indelning VESTGÖTA-DALS REGEMENTE
Tössbo Kompani


Place Names:[edit | edit source]

Alsbyn

Barkerud, Bergerud, Bergsbol, Bjurdämma, Borgen, Breviken, Bråttnäs, Bråttnäsön, Bröttningen, Båtviken, Bäcken, Bön

Dammkasen, Dammhöjden

Flolanda, Forten

Gullbrandsbyn, Gummenäs, Gustafsfors

Habodane, Hugeryr, Hulta, Hultet

Kersnacken, Knutserud, Kolbotten, Kollerud, Koperud, Korsmossen, Känsbyn, Köledalen, Kölen, Kölnäset

Liane, Lillegården

Myren, Mågbron

Nyeld, Näset, Nästegården

Ramsbyn, Runnesjö

Skogen, Skogsbergskasen, Skogskasen, Skytegen, Snaggenäs, Stategen, Stommen, Sunnet

Tosterud

Udden

Ängeboda


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]

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, 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]

  • Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records: (free, online lessons at FamilySearch):

Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]

Sweden Research Strategies

References:[edit | edit source]

Torrskog Husförhörslängd 1835-1840 Ortregister