Gestad Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy

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

Timmerviks Church
Gestad 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.)

Gestad Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy
Jurisdictions
Stift Karlstad
Pastorat – 1961 Annex parish in Bolstad, Grinstad, Gestad, and Erikstad pastorat
1962- Annex parish in Brålanda, Sundals-Ryr and Gestad pastorat.
Län 1634-1997 Älvsborg
1998- Västra Götaland
Landskap Västergötland
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 Gestad
1952-1970 Brålanda landskommun
1971-1973 Brålanda
1974 – Vänersborg
Militär indelning VESTGÖTA-DALS REGEMENTE
Sundals Kompani
Extra Soldat-Roteringen


Place Names:[edit | edit source]

Almyran, Almås

Balltorp, Berg, Berget, Berghagen, Björndal, Björnerud, Bodane Norra, Bodane Södra, Bratten Östra, Bråten, Brötorp, Bäckehagen, Bäckeslätten, Bön

Dammen, Dammkasen, Drängslätten

Ekebacken, Eketorpet

Fagerhult, Farum, Fjäll, Forsebäck, Fransberg

Gällenäs Udde

Halås, Haraldstorp, Heden under Kyrkebyn, Hellevidslund, Hindrikstorp, Hopperud, Hålorna, Häljerud, Högekulle Lilla, Höketorp

Jonstorp

Kalvhagen under Bön, Klemenstorp, Knarretorp, Kongsbacken, Kullehagen, Kyrkebyn Lilla, Kyrkebyn Stora, Källsmyra, Kärra, Kättarebol

Laggaretorp, Lilla Hökerud, Lilla Kyrkebyn, Lilla Lunden, Lilla Ulleberg, Lilla Vesterud, Loberg, Lobergsängen, Lovås Säteri, Lund, Lunden Lilla, Lyckan

Maden, Markustorp, Mossen Södra, Mossen Västra, Murehagen, Myrekasen, Måsebacken under Åsteboberg

Nolängen, Nordängen, Norra Ringhagen, Norra Troneberg, Norrmannerud, Nytorp

Olstorp

Pjukemyran

Rallatill Västra, Ribbingslund, Ringhagen, Ringhagen Norra, Rosenborg, Rosenlund, Rågtvet, Rönningen, Rörviken

Sandbräcka Stora under Hindrikstorp, Sandlyckan, Sandåsen, Sannebo, Sikhult, Simonstorp, Skerrud, Skogen, Slommehagen, Sofiedal, Stenstorp, Stenviken, Stommen, Stora Kyrkebyn, Stora Sandbräckan under Hindrikstorp, Stora Ulleberg, Storängsviken, Svarvaretorp, Södra Bodane, Södra Mossen, Södra Timmervik, Södra Troneberg, Sörbo

Takan, Takviken, Tegen, Timmervik Norra, Timmervik Södra, Tistlekasen, Tobyn, Torgunnehagen, Torpane, Trekanten, Troneberg Norra, Troneberg Södra

Ulleberg Lilla, Ulleberg Stora

Vesterud Lilla, Vilhelmstorp, Visnärsberg, Vässby, Västra Mossen, Västra Rallatill

Åsteboberg

Ängen Norra

Ögårdsberget, Örnstorp


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, 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 Librarythat 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]

Gestad Husförhörslängd 1836-1841 Ortregister