Sävar Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Sävar Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
History[edit | edit source]
Sävars parish was broken out in 1823 from Umeå county. On 1 January 1929, Sävars parish was divided into two church registration districts: Sävars lower church accounting district (Sävars kyrkoarkiv) and Sävars övre kirkobokningsdistrikt, see Sävars övre kyrkoarkiv. The division of Sävars parish into two church registration districts remained until the population register was transferred to the tax authorities on 1 July 1991. The districts were abolished in connection with that change.
Sävars parish was part of a joint pastorate with Umeå county parish (mother parish) 1823-1834. From 1835 onwards, Sävars parish was the mother parish in a common pastorate with Holmön parish.
The parishes of Sävars and Holmön were part of a church community that was added in 1933 and which from 1977 also included a common economy. The documents of the church community are recorded in Sävar's church archives.
In 1869, the following villages and farms were transferred from Degerfors parish (Vindeln parish) to Sävars parish: Bergvall 1, Degerliden 1, Floda 1, the new home Forsliden, Högliden 1 and 2, Högstmyrliden 1 and 2, Lillåtjärn (Lillåtjälen) 1, Renträsk 1, Åland 1 , Ytteråträsk 1 and Åträsk 1 and 2.
According to a royal letter, the Kronofisk Ivarsboda no. 3 was transferred in 1902 from Bygdeå parish to Sävars parish. According to a royal letter, in 1931 certain small undeveloped areas (property plots to the native Norum 1 and 2) were transferred from Bygdeå to Sävars parish.
According to a royal decree, certain areas of Umeå parish were incorporated in 1939 with Sävars parish. The areas in question are not clear from the source used.
According to a royal decision, in 1944 the southern part of the crown park Hundtjärnliden was transferred from Degerfors to Sävar. At the same time, part of the same crown park and the crown park Degernäsliden were transferred from Sävar to Degerfors.
Some villages and farms have had different parish affiliations and can be found in several parishes' house exmination books: Ivarsnäs in Bygdeå is included in Sävar A I: 1 Kroknäs in Sävar is included in Degerfors (Vindeln) A I: 1-2 Krokån in Sävar is included in Sävar A I: 1-2 and Degerfors (Vindeln) A I: 1-2 Mickelsträsk in Umeå county is included in Sävar A I: 2 Risbäck in Bygdeå is included in Sävar A I: 2 Sjöarödd in Sävar is included in Sävar A I: 1-2 and Bygdeå A I: 4, 5a, 6, 7b Sjönäs in Bygdeå is included in Sävar A I: 1-2 Strandholm in Bygdeå is included in Sävar A I: 2 Sunnanå (unclear parish affiliation) is included in Sävar A I: 1- Sävträsk in Bygdeå is included in Sävar A I: 2 Ytterträsk in Sävar is included in Sävar A I: 2 and Degerfors A I: 2-3 Ösjön in Bygdeå is included in Sävar A I: 2
|Sävar Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Stift||-1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå|
|Pastorat||1823-1824 annex parish in Umeå county parish, Umeå city parish, Hörnefors-Strömbäck, the parish of Holmön and Sävar, 1825-1834 annex parish in Umeå county parish, Umeå city parish, Hörnefors-Strömbäck, Holmöns, Sävars and Vännäs pastorates, 1835-2006 mother parish in Sävars and Holmön's pastorate, 2007- The parish amounted in to the newly formed Sävar-Holmön pastorate|
|Tingslag||-1920 Umeå, 1921-1964 Umeå domsagas, 1965-1970 Västerbottens södra domsagas|
|Domsaga||-1920 Västerbottens södra, 1921-1964 Umeå, 1965-1970 Västerbottens södra, 1971-1973 Umebygdens tingsrätt, 1974- Umeå tingsrätt|
|Fögderi||-1886 Västerbottens första, 1886-1946 Umeå|
|Kommun||1863-1973 Sävar, 1974- Umeå|
|Militär indelning||Vesterbottens Fältjägare-Corps'|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
Bodbyn, Bodnäs, Botsmark, Bygdnäs, Bullbäck, Bullmark, Bäckfors
Dahlfors, Degerby, Degerbäck
Fjäderbäck, Forstorp, Furunäs
Gripsholm, Gunnisholm, Gunnismark, Gräsnäs
Sjönäs södra (Sjönäs south), Sjöarödd, Skogberg, Skrafvelbäck, Sönnanträsk, Storliden, Strandfors, Säfträsk, Sävar, Söderby
Tefteå, Testeböle, Tväråmark, Tålsmark, Wexholm
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, refer to Riksarkivet Sävar Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Sävar kyrkoarkiv".
Sävar parish, Husförhörslängd, 1845-1854, Ort register.