Malå Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy

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

Mala Church

History[edit | edit source]

Between 1974 and 1982 Malå Municipality was included in Norsjö Municipality but then in 1983 it was re-established within its former boundaries.

(2) Malå parish was formed in 1862 as a chapel parish by breaking out of Arvidsjaur parish. The parish included the Lapp tax lands Lainejaur, Keppijaur, Släppejaur, Gransele, Vuorbejaur, Södra Levattnet and Duoldimjaur.

The parish was part of a joint pastorate with Arvidsjaur parish (mother parish) until 1884 to then form its own pastorate. Malå parish belonged to Norrbotten County up to and including 1868 to be subsequently transferred to Västerbotten County.

Some residents registered in Arvidsjaur parish had before the formation of the chapel parish enjoyed church rights in Norsjö parish. They came to belong to the chapel congregation.

When Malå parish formed its own pastorate according to a royal letter on December 30, 1880, the decision came into force in 1884, it was ordered that certain villages and apartments from Lycksele parish and Sorsele parish would be transferred to the new pastorate.

From Lycksele parish, the homesteads Holmsjö, Brännäs, Vännäs, Nynäs, Högåker, Aspliden, Björkås, Rökå and Berg as well as the Kronony building Aspliden were transferred. According to the Kammarkollegiet's resolution of 13 July 1876, they had been transferred from Lycksele to Malå land register and according to a royal letter on 20 December 1878 from the beginning of 1880, from a legal point of view, had been moved from Lycksele District Court to Malå and Norsjö District Court.

From Sorsele parish, the homestead Svartlund and 1/32 mtl were transferred by Johannisberg as well as the new buildings Carolinelund and Friheten, which already according to the royal letter on 12 March 1880 in the land register were transferred from Sorsele to Malå.

According to the same royal letter, Kåtenoive no. 1 and Kåtaliden no. 2 in Malå parish were to be included in Sorsele parish's land register and mantalslängd and were transferred by royal letter 15 April 1887 also in ecclesiastical terms to Sorsele until and including 1888. According to the same letter, the new building Racknäs was transferred in all respects from Malå to Sorsele parish.

According to the Chamber of Deputies' resolution of 13 July 1876, the new building Björkliden was moved from Malå to Lycksele in the land register.

Malå Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Stift -1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå
Pastorat -1862 Arvidsjaur
Län Västerbotten
Landskap Lappland
Härad add here
Tingslag -1876 Arvidsjaur, 1877-1970 Malö and Norsjö
Domsaga -1966 Västerbottens andra, 1967-1970 Skellefteå, 1971- Skellefteå tingsrätts
Fögderi -1869 Lappmarks, 1869-1886 Västerbottens andra, 1886-1946 Skellefteå
Kommun 1863-1973 Malå, 1974-1982 Norsjö, 1983- Malå
Militär indelning add here

Place Names[edit | edit source]


Bastusele, Björkberg, Brännträsk



Gransele, Grundnäs, Grundträsk

Hundberget, Högnäs

Karlgård, Keppejaur, Kokträsk, Kvarnheden, Kvorbevare, Kåtaliden, Kåtenaive

Lajnenaur, Levattnet, Lundberg, Långträsk, Långudden, Lövberg

Malå, Malånäs, Malåträsk, Mörtberg, Mörttjärn

Nylund, Näsberg, Näsliden


Rentjärn, Rentjärnberget, Rökå, Rönliden

Sandfors, Skidnäs, Skäppträsk, Släppejaur, Släppträsk, Strömfors, Suovdåive


Vuorbejaur, Vågträsk, Västanås


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,, 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, 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]

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]

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

Malå parish, Husförhörslängd, 1862-1871, Ort register.