Erikstad Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy

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

Erikstad 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.)

Erikstad Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Karlstad
Pastorat – 1961 Annex parish in Bolstad, Grinstad, Gestad, and Erikstad pastorat
1962- Annex parish in Bolstad, Grinstad, and Erikstad pastorat.
Län 1634-1997 Älvsborg
1998- Västra Götaland
Landskap Dalsland
Härad Sundal
Tingslag -1909 Sundal
1910-1947 Nordal and Sundal
1948-1970 Nordal, Sundal and Valbo
1971- Vänersborg
Domsaga Vänersborg
Fögderi -1715 Dalsland
1716-1946 Sundal
1946-1966 Mellerud
1967 – Vänersborg
Kommun 1863-1951 Erikstad, 1952-1968 Bolstad landskommun
1969- 1970 Mellerud köping
1971- Mellerud
Sundals Kompani
Extra Soldat-Roteringen

Place Names:[edit | edit source]


Berg, Berget, Björnebol, Björnås, Busken, Bäcketomten, Bäckeängen, Bön

Diket, Dullerud

Erikstad Skälebol


Grindhult Västra


Hamnekärr, Hedan, Hällebäck

Kläppersrud, Korsbol, Kullen, Kuserud, Kålån, Kärr (Västra, Södra),

Lerhult, Lurut, Lågan,

Mosse, Mossebol, Myckeläng (Västra, Södra), Myran

Nilstorp, Norra Myckeläng,

Rud, Runneberget, Råskog

Skottan, Skåkerud, Skälebol, Skälebol Erikstad, Snutsbol, Snörom, Stommen, Södra Kärr, Södra Myckeläng,


Vargskvarn, Våtekärr, Västergården, Västra Grindhult, Västra Kärr,

Äckerud, Äckre, Ängen

Ör, Örsgrinden

Sweden 1951 Place Names Register and the Swedish Parish Pages list in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.

  • 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,, and 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]

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

Sweden Research Strategies

References:[edit | edit source]

Erikstad, AI:14 Husförhörslängd 1846-1850, Ortregister