Umeå City, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Umeå City, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
History[edit | edit source]
The coast came to be permanently settled by Germanic peoples moving upwards on the Bothnian Bay by boat, hence the Germanic names of towns and villages on the Westrobothnian coast. Southern Westrobothnia has been a permanent Germanic settlement since at least the 14th century.
For the next couple of centuries, Umeå was a place consisting of scattered parishes, where merchandise originating with the Sami people was traded, and was the last inhabited place before the northern wilderness took over.
Umeå suffered from Russian attacks in 1714 and in 1720 when it was burnt to the ground during the Russian Pillage of 1719-1721. At the close of the Finnish War in 1809 the Russian army took Umeå and held it from June to August.
City Administrations[edit | edit source]
Parishes[edit | edit source]