Jönköping Sofia Parish, Jönköping, Sweden Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Up until 1851 the parish was known as Jönköpings Slottsförsamling. From 1852 to 1921 it was named Jönköpings västra församling. After 1921 known as Jönköpings Sophia.

(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Jönköping Sofia Parish, Jönköping, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Växjö
Pastorat -1851Jönköpings Slottsförsamling, 1852-1924 Jönköpings Kristina, Jönköpings Sofia (Västra) and Ljungarum, 1924-1958 Jönköpings Sophia, 1959 Jönköpings Sophia and Järstorp.
Län Jönköping
Landskap Småland
Härad Jönköping Rådhusrätt:
Tingslag Jönköpings rr
Domsaga Jönköping tingsrätt
Fögderi -1945 Jönköpings stad, 1946- Jönköping
Kommun 1863-1970 Jönköpings stad, 1971- Jönköping kommun
Militär indelning add here
NAD Ref Code SE/VALA/00171
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link

Place Names[edit | edit source]

To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.

  • 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, Jönköping 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, Jönköping" and then select your parish.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

Jönköpingsbygdens Genealogiska Förenings (JBGF) hemsida

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]

Jurisdictional Information from: Riksarkivet. "Jönköpings Sofia Församling." Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). June 2012 https://sok.riksarkivet.se/