Avesta Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Avesta 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
Avesta Municipality is one of 290 municipalities of Sweden It is in Dalarna County, in the central part of the country, and its seat is in the town Avesta.
The municipality in its present size was created in 1967 when the four surrounding municipalities were joined with the then City of Avesta. In 1971 it became a municipality of unitary type. Avesta borders to the municipalities of:
- Hedemora in Dalarna
- Hofors and Sandviken in Gävleborg County
- Norberg and Sala in Västmanland County
|Avesta Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|
|Pastorat||-1918 Grytnäs and Avesta, 1919- Avesta|
|Län||1631-1635 Säter, 1636-1640 Kopparberg, 1641-1646 Sala, 1647- Kopparberg|
|Härad||1700- Folkare tingslag, Folkare härad (the area for Folkare tingslag called Folkare härad since the latter 1700's)|
|Tingslag||-1694 Folkare, 1695-1731 Grytnäs, 1732-1970 Folkare|
|Domsaga||1687-1798 Västra, 1799-1857 Kopparbergslagen and Näsgårds län, 1858- Hedemora|
|Fögderi||1720-1885 Näsgårds län, 1886-1946 Hedemora, 1946- Avesta|
|Kommun||1641-1686 Avesta stad, 1863-1905 Avesta, 1906-1918 Avesta köping, 1919-1970 Avesta stad, 1971- Avesta|
|Militär indelning||Extra Soldat-Roteringen|
|NAD Ref Code||SE/ULA/10044|
|National Archive SVAR||link|
|SCB Congregation map||link|
|Open Street map||link|
Alphabetical listing of individuals residing in the parish. Bjursfors bruk.
- Surrounding Parishes
- 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 ($), and SVAR at Riksarkivet.
Online Database Church Records
The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital, Ancestry.com, and MyHeritage.com are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)
- Sweden, Kopparberg Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1628-1860 at FamilySearch.
- MyHeritage.com ($),
- Ancestry.com ($),
- Arkiv Digital ($), and
- SVAR at Riksarkivet.
Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden
- These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
Family History Library Records
Click Sweden, Kopparberg 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, Kopparberg and then select your parish.
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.
- 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
- FamilySearch Online Lessons - Reading Scandinavian Handwriting:
Help With Research Objectives and Strategies
Avesta parish, 1832-1842 Förhörsbok, Register.
Riksarkivet. "Avesta Församling." Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). March 2011 http://www.nad.ra.se/