Holmsund Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Holmsund 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]
Holmsund parish was formed on 27 February 1863 as a chapel parish by breaking away from Umeå parish.
The chapel parish included Holmsund's loading site and was established according to the Royal. May's consent with his own priest (who was also a primary school teacher) and church, all at the expense of the James Dickson trading house in Gothenburg. No territorial boundaries were established.
Holmsund parish was part of a joint pastorate with Umeå county parish (mother parish) from 1863-1918. From May 1, 1918, the congregation became its own pastorate.
According to the royal letter of July 6, 1917, certain homes and apartments, included i.a. it formed Djupviken's municipal society and Holmsund's sawmill in 1894, broken out from Umeå parish to form its own bourgeois municipality and land register parish from 1 January 1918 as well as its own parish and own pastorate from 1 May 1918 under the name Holmsund.
According to a royal decision on March 20, 1931, an area was transferred from Holmsund parish to the city of Umeå at the entrance in 1932, mainly comprising the apartment Lövön 1: 268 and Holmen Stormskär.
By Djupvik's municipal society and another area within Holmsund parish, Holmsund's municipal society was established by royal decree on 3 February 1933. This included Lövön's original parcel with the exception of the area incorporated with the city of Umeå by royal decree on 20 March 1931.
By Obbola Skifteslag, comprising the entire part of Holmsund parish, which was not part of Holmsund's municipal society, Obbola municipal society was formed on 22 September 1939.
Holmsund's and Obbola municipal communities ceased in 1947 with the creation of Holmsund's köping, which encompassed the entire parish of Holmsund.
According to the Royal Decree, on January 1, 1971, Umeå City Council was transformed into its own parish, called Ålidhem Parish, the area for Holmeund Parish for Umeå Port.
According to the government's decision, on 1 January 1980 it was transferred to Holmsund parish from Ålidshem parish Umeå harbor and to Holmsund parish from Umeå county parish Holmsjö area.
|Holmsund Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Stift||-1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå|
|Tingslag||1918-1920 Umeå, 1921-1964 Umeå domsagas, 1965-1970 Västerbottens södra domsagas|
|Domsaga||1918-1920 Västerbottens södra, 1921-1964 Umeå, 1965-1970 Västerbottens södra, 1971-1973 Umebygdens tingsrätts, 1974- Umeå tingsrätts|
|Kommun||1918-1973 Holmsund, 1974- Umeå|
|Militär indelning||add here|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
There are no records of villages listed only names of people.
- 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 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, 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, refer to Riksarkivet Holmsund Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Holmsunds kyrkoarkiv".
Holmsund parish, Husförhörslängd, 1863-1873.