Lycksele Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy

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

Forsdala Church
Margareta Church


History[edit | edit source]

Lycksele is the oldest lasting Sami settlement in Swedish Lappland and the first Swedish Sami school, was built here in 1634.
Lycksele was the first place in Swedish Lappland to be designated a city in 1946, giving it the nickname of Lapp-Stockholm. Lycksele, despite its small population, for historical reasons normally is still called a city
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(2) Lycksele parish was formed in 1606 by breaking away from Umeå county. From Lycksele parish, 1648 Åsele parish, 1674 Gillesnuole parish (changed name 1701 to Sorsele parish), 1780 Tärna parish, 1815 Stensele parish and 1848 Örträsk parish broke out.

Lycksele parish was divided on 1 May 1923 into two church registration districts; Lycksele Church Accounting District (see Lycksele Church Archives) and Björksele Church Accounting District (see Björksele Church Archives). Björksele included Vindelådalen. On January 1, 1962, the Björksele church registration district was transformed into its own parish and the church registration districts within Lycksele parish were closed down.

Björksele parish became its own pastorate in 1962 when the parish was added but together with Lycksele parish formed a common church community (common finances). Fr.o.m. In 1995, Örträsk's parish was also part of the community. In the same year, the church community changed its name to Lycksele church community. The church community constitutes its own archive, see Lycksele-Björksele church community archive.

Lycksele parish constituted its own pastorate 1606-1617 and was included as an annex parish in Umeå county parish pastorate 1617-1672. In the years 1673-1674, the parish again formed its own pastorate and then became the mother parish in a pastorate together with Sorsele parish. Between 1780-1815, the pastorate included Lycksele parish, Sorsele parish and Tärna parish to be expanded in 1815 with Stensele parish. Sorsele parish was separated in 1821 into its own pastorate and Stensele parish with Tärna parish became its own pastorate in 1822.

Lycksele parish then became its own pastorate until 1848 to then become the mother parish in a joint pastorate with Örträsk parish. Lycksele again became its own pastorate in 1887. Lycksele parish (mother parish) and Örträsk parish formed a joint pastorate on 1 January 1995. On January 1, 1999, the division of the pastorate was changed. Lycksele and Örträsk's pastorate were expanded and also included Björksele parish (Lycksele, Björksele and Örträsk pastorate).

Lycksele municipal society was formed in 1884. The municipal society became from 1929 a köping separated from Lycksele municipality. Both the municipality and Köping were part of Lycksele parish. On January 1, 1946, Köping became a city.

According to a royal letter on 31 December 1908, from the entrance of 1909, the felling block no. 2 of the Kronoparken Örålandet no. 1, the felling block no. 1 of the kronoparken Vittanliden no. Of the homestead Tväråträsk no. 2 in Sorsele parish is a parcel, called Granträsk partly in Lycksele parish.

As a scanned document, the archive list contains a compilation of villages included in Lycksele house examination books, with an account of which parishes the villages later belonged to.

Lycksele Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Jurisdictions
Stift -1647 Uppsala ärke, 1647-1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå
Pastorat -1606 Umeå (lappmark), 1606-1617 its own pastorate, 1617-1672 annex parish in Umeå county parish, 1673-1674 its own pastorate and then became the mother parish in a pastorate together with Sorsele parish, 1780-1815 the pastorate included Lycksele parish, Sorsele parish and Tärna parish to be expanded in 1815 with Stensele parish. Sorsele parish was separated in 1821 into its own pastorate and Stensele parish with Tärna parish became its own pastorate in 1822. Lycksele parish then became its own pastorate until 1848 to then become the mother parish in a joint pastorate with Örträsk parish. Lycksele again became its own pastorate in 1887. Lycksele parish (mother parish) and Örträsk parish formed a joint pastorate on 1 January 1995. On January 1, 1999, the division of the pastorate was changed. Lycksele and Örträsk's pastorate were expanded and also included Björksele parish (Lycksele, Björksele and Örträsk pastorate)
Län Västerbotten
Landskap Lappland
Härad add here
Tingslag 1729-1921 Lycksele lappmark, 1922-1970 Lycksele
Domsaga 1680-1720 Västerbottens lappmarker, 1720-1742 Södra lappmarken, 1742-1820 Västerbottens södra kontrakt, 1821-1831 Lappmarksjurisdiktionen, 1832-1883 Västerbottens södra, 1884-1970 Västerbottens västra, 1971- Lycksele tingsrätts
Fögderi -1810 Södra lappmarks-, 1810-1917 Västerbottens lappmarks-
Kommun 1874- Lycksele
Militär indelning add here


Place Names[edit | edit source]

Adamstorp, Ajaur, Annelund, Arvliden, Arvträsk, Aspliden

Bastunäs, Berg, Berglund, Bergvattnet, Bergås, Betsele, Bjurträsk, Bjurås, Björkberg, Björkliden, Björksele, Blåvik, Brattfors, Brännforsheden, Brännäs, Busjön, Byssträsk, Bäck, Bäckfors, Bäcklund, Bäverträsk

Ekorrträsk

Falmark, Falträsk, Flakaträsk, Farsheden, Forsheden, Forsvall, Fäbodliden

Godåker, Graned, Granliden, Gransjön, Granträsk, Gruvmark, Grundträsk, Gustavstorp, Gäddträsk

Hedlunda, Hedmark, Hedvik, Helsingfors, Holmlund, Holmsjö, Holmträsk, Holmträsk lilla (Holmträsk small), Holmträskbrännan, Hornmyra, Husbondliden, Högås

Karonsbo, Kattisavan, Knaften, Knäppingen, Kroksjön, Kråkvinkel, Königslund

Ledningsvall Åttonträsk, Lidsträsk, Lillå, Lomfors, Lugnet, Lycksaberg, Lycksele prästbordet, Långsele

Malmby, Maltträsk, Manjaur, Mastatjärn, Mjötjärnliden, Myrträsk, Mårdsele

Norrby, Norrbäck, Norrkulla, Norrlund, Nyby, Nydal, Nygård, Nyklinten, Nyliden, Nynäs, Nytorp

Olofsfors Nygård

Paulund, Pausele, Provåker

Rotenträsk, Rusele, Rusksele, Ruskträsk, Råberg, Rödingträsk, Rökå, Rönnfors, Rönnås

Sandfors, Sandsjönäs, Siksele, Sjönäs, Skard Skurträsk, Stenhamn, Stenkulla, Storbacken, Svarudden Norrliden, Södervik

Tallträsk, Tannbäck, Tannfors, Tavle, Tuggensele, Tuvträsk

Ulriksdal, Umgransele

Vargträsk, Vindelgransele, Vinliden, Vormheden, Vormsele, Vormträsk, Vägsele, Vänjaurbäck, Vänjaurträsk, Vännfors, Vännäs

Åliden, Åttonträsk

Öravan, Örelund, Örträsk, Öretorp

Fattighjon ( poor people), Inhyseshjon ( farmers), Insocknes drängar ( male farmhands in the parish), Insocknes pigor (servant girls in the parish), Utsocknes drängar ( male farmhands not from the parish), Utsocknes pigor ( servant girls not from the parish).


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

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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, 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]

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References[edit | edit source]

For history (2), refer to Riksarkivet Lycksele Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Lycksele kyrkoarkiv".

Lycksele parish, Husförhörslängd, 1839-1845, Ort register.