Malå Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Malå 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]
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|
|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
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.
- 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 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]
- 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]
- Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1
- Spelling and Phonetics for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 2 — Names, dates, and key genealogical words
- Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy: Put It All Together, Lesson 3
- Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy
- Scandinavian Handwriting
- Scandinavian Handwriting, part 3 - No part 2 available
Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]
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.