Bjurholm Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Bjurholm 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]
The present municipality has the same territory as the one instituted in 1863, when the municipal system was implemented in Sweden. Between 1974 and 1983 it became a part of Vännäs Municipality. The split in 1983 made Bjurholm the least populated of all Swedish municipalities.
(2) Bjurholm parish was formed in 1808 by transferring part of Nordmaling parish to the new parish.
Bjurholm parish together with Nordmaling parish formed a joint pastorate 1808-1815. In 1815 the parish constituted its own pastorate.
At the time of the establishment of the parish, Aborrfors, Agneström, Balfors, Balsjö, Bjurholm, Brännland, Högland, Högås, Kyrktjärn, Lillarmsjö, Mariebäck, Nordanås, Nyby, Näsland, Näsmark, Ottervattnet, Stenvattnet, Strömåker, Vitvattnet, Vännrest, Vännrest, Väännäs, Väännäs belonged.
Until 1858, the parish was divided into three districts; Nordmalings and Bjurholms tingslag, Lycksele tingslag and Åsele tingslag. Since the Lapland freedoms ended in 1858, the parish belonged to Nordmaling's and Bjurholm's districts.
By decision of 1865, Balsjö, Bredträsk, Halvpundsjö, Övre Nyland, Ström, Stennäs, Sörholmsjö, Västra Strömåker, Västerås, Öreström and Malmby were incorporated into Bjurholm's parish, which were previously considered to belong to Lapland. Some of these villages had already been entered in Bjurholm's church books.
By decisions of 1858 and 1868, the homestead Sandsjönäs 1 was transferred from Lycksele parish to Bjurholm parish. Due to enjoyed Lapland freedom, which ceased in 1873, the homestead in Lycksele remained for some time thereafter.
From 1920, an area of the homestead Norrfors was transferred from Bjurholm parish to Nordmaling parish.
From 1944, the land register units Grönnäs, Häggnäs, Långvattnet, Norrfors, Söråker, Vackerås, Viängnet or Ånäset were transferred, and Överläggda from Bjurholms to Nordmalings parish.
The following villages have had different parish affiliations: - Bastuträsk, now Bjurholm, is included in house extensions for Bjurholm A I: 1-, Vindeln / Degerfors A I: 1- and Nordmaling A I: 1-5, 7 - Bredträsk, now in Bjurholm, is included in Nordmaling A I: 3-5 and Fredrika A I: 1- - Brån, now in Nordmaling, is included in Bjurholm A I: 1- - Fällfors, now in Nordmaling, is included in Bjurholm A I: 1 and Nordmaling A I: 3- - Grönnäs, now in Nordmaling, is included in Bjurholm A I: 1 - Halvpundsjö and Holmsjö, now in Bjurholm, are included in Fredrika A I: 1- - Häggnäs, now in Nordmaling, is included in Bjurholm A I: 1 - Långvattnet, now in Nordmaling, is included in Bjurholm A I: 1 and Nordmaling A I: 3-5.7 - Malmby, now in Bjurholm, compares Lycksele A I: 8- and Bjurholm A I: 2- - Norrfors, now in Nordmaling, is included in Bjurholm A I: 1- - Norrholmsjö, now in Bjurholm, is included in Fredrika A I: 1- - Pettersborg, now in Vindeln / Degerfors, is included in Bjurholm A I: 2- and Degerfors A I: 3- - Stennäs, now in Bjurholm, is included in Fredrika A I: 1- - Storarmsjön, now in Bjurholm, is included in Bjurholm A I: 1 and Vindeln / Degerfors A I: 1- - Strömbäck, now in Vännäs, is included in Bjurholm A I: 2- and Vännäs A I: 4 - Vackerås, now in Nordmaling, is included in Bjurholm A I: 3 - Öreström, now in Bjurholm, is included in Bjurholm A I: 1- and Lycksele A I: 4, 6 - Överlögda, now in Nordmaling, recorded in Bjurholm A I: 2-
|Bjurholm Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Stift||-1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå|
|Landskap||Ångermanland and Västerbotten|
|Tingslag||-1858 Nordmaling, Lycksele, Åsele, 1860-1947 Nordmalings (and Bjurholms), 1948-1970 Västerbottens södra domsagas|
|Domsaga||1811-1820 Norra Ångermanlands, 1821-1970 Västerbottens södra, 1971- Umebygdens tingsrätts|
|Fögderi||-1886 Västerbottens första, 1886-1946 Umeå|
|Kommun||1863-1973 Bjurholm, 1974-1982 Vännäs, 1983- Bjurholm|
|Militär indelning||Nya ordin. Soldat-Roteringen, Andra Norrlands 2:adels Båtsmans-kompani, Nya Ord. Båtsmans-Roteringen|
|NAD Ref Code||SE/HLA/1010013|
|National Archive SVAR||link|
|SCB Congregation map||link|
|Open Street map||link|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
Abborfors, Abbortjärn, Agnäs
Backfors, Balfors, Balsjö, Balåker, Bastuträsk, Berg, Bjurbäck, Bjurholm, Bjurvattnet, Bjurvik, Björknäs, Bracksele, Brattby, Brån, Brännland
Holmåker, Häggnäs, Högland, Högliden, Högås
Lillarmsjö, Lillberg, Ljusåker, Lågsjö, Långnäs, Långvattnet, Långvik
Malmby, Mariebäck, Mellansjö, Mellantjärn, Mellanå, Mjösjö Grannäs
Nordansjö, Nordanås, Nordås, Norrby, Norrfors, Norrnäs, Norrström, Nyby, Nygård, Nyholm, Nyland, Nylunda, Nytorp, Nyåker, Näsland, Näsmark, Nässund
Slätmark, Stensvattnet, Storarmsjö, Storandsjö, Storandsjönäs, Ström, Strömsjöliden, Strömsund, Strömåker, Sunnanå, Söderå, Sörby, Sörfors
Vackerås, Vitvattnet, Vännäs, Västansjö, Västernyliden, Västerås
Överlögdeå, Önskanäs, Öreström, Östervik
Personer utan bestämd vistelseort ( People without a permanent residence)
- 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 ($), and SVAR at Riksarkivet.
Church Records[edit | edit source]
Online Database Church Records[edit | edit source]
The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital, Ancestry.com, and MyHeritage.com are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)
- Sweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860 at FamilySearch.
- MyHeritage.com ($),
- Ancestry.com ($),
- Arkiv Digital ($), and
- SVAR at Riksarkivet.
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, Västerbotten 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, Västerbotten" 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]
- FamilySearch Online Lessons - Reading Scandinavian Handwriting:
Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
For history (2), refer to Riksarkivet Bjurholm Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Bjurholms kyrkoarkiv".
Bjurholm parish, Husförhörslängd, 1841-1848, Ort register.