Skellefteå Landsförsamling Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Skellefteå Landsförsamling 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]
Skellefteå parish was formed around 1320 by breaking away from Bygdeå parish.
Skellefteå parish changed its name on 1 May 1913 to Skellefteå parish.
The following parishes have been broken out of Skellefteå parish: - 1320s Piteå parish (partly corresponding to recent Piteå county) - mid-14th century Lövånger parish - 1606 Burträsk parish, parts of Lövånger and Bygdeå were also brought to the parish - 1811 established Norsjö chapel law which in 1834 formed Norsjö parish - 1838 broken out Ytterstfors mill parish, returned to Skellefteå 1866 - on May 1, 1875, Byske parish was broken up, which partly included the former Ytterstfors - May 1, 1913 Skellefteå City Council, name changed in 1961 to Skellefteå Sankt Olov Parish - January 1, 1922 Bureå parish - January 1, 1933 Kågedalen parish - January 1, 1962 Boliden's parish
Skellefteå Landsförsamling was divided on 1 November 1957 into two church accounting districts: Skellefteå landsförsamlings kyrkobokföringsdistrikt (Skellefteå landsförsamlings kyrkoarkiv) and Boliden's kyrkobokföringsdistrikt (see Boliden's church archives). Boliden's church registration district was transformed on 1 January 1962 into Boliden's parish.
Skellefteå County Council has belonged to the following pastorate: - when the parish was formed, it was its own pastorate - from the middle of the 14th century to the beginning of the 15th century, the parish as a mother parish belonged to a joint pastorate with Lövånger parish - from the 15th century, the parish was its own pastorate, with the exception of these years when the parish was the mother parish in the pastorate with other parishes: 1811-1834 Norsjö chapel law was part of the pastorate, 1838-1866 Ytterstfors mill parish was part of the pastorate, January 1 - April 30, 1922, Bureå parish was part of the pastorate, January 1 - April 30, 1933, Kågedalen parish was part of the pastorate
By decision, the villages and homesteads listed below have been added to Skellefteå County Council or transferred to other parishes: - according to a royal letter on 1608, the villages of Burträsk (Kyrkbyn, Gammelbyn), Åbyn, Bodbyn (Ytterbyn), Bygdeträsk, Renbergsvattnet, Mjödvattnet, Ljusvattnet and Villvattnet were transferred to Burträsk's chapel law
- the village Sidberget or Sidbergsliden received according to the decision of the cathedral chapter 1818 s.k. church law in Burträsk but belonged in all other respects to Skellefteå parish. The village was later incorporated into Burträsk parish.
- to Bureå parish was transferred in 1922 Bergfors södra, Bureå 1-8, Burvik 1-8, Bäck 1-11, Bölesvik, Falmark 1-5, Hedåker, Hjoggböle 1-9, Holmsvattnet 1-2, Häggnäs, Häggdal, Istermyrliden, Kroknäs , Ljusvattnet, Långbaka, Sandviken, Sidberg or Sidbergsliden, Sidtorp, Storön, Vikdal, Vikmyran, Yttervik 1-7 and some smaller areas
- to Kågedalen parish was transferred in 1933 Bastuliden north, Bastuträsk, Björkdal, Brännberg, Brännet, Brännkläppen, Bäckfors, Djupgrovan, Eriksdal, Eriksliden, Ersmark no. , Högdalen, Höglund, Kusliden no. 1-2, Kusmark no. 1-23, Kvarnforsliden, Kågeträsk no. 1-5, Kulltjäln, Norrberget, Norrbäck, Nydal, Nyheden, Olovsberg, Olovsberg södra, Rönnberget, Sandberg, Sandfors, Slyberg, Storkåge no. 1-24, Storselet, Strömsgård and Västbäck as well as some smaller areas and crown parks
- according to a royal letter, certain areas of Skellefteå county were incorporated into the city of Skellefteå from on January 1, 1916. It was mainly about the majority of Norrböle municipal society. At the same time, an area east of the so-called Boströmsbäcken, plots 82, 99 and 100 west of the same stream, forming parts of the homestead Böle no. 5 and 7, certain parts of the homestead Prästbordet no. 2 and Skellefteå stads storgata, whose position in municipal terms has not been fully clarified, that they belonged to the city .
- according to a royal letter, certain areas of Skellefteå county assembly next to Skellefteå new harbor at Kallholmsfjärden (Ytterursviken nos. 2, 4 and 6 with associated flats) from 1917 incorporated with the city of Skellefteå
- according to a royal letter, certain areas were transferred from Skellefteå county to the city of Skellefteå by the native Böle no. 5, 7, 10-12 and Morön no. 1929
- from Skelleftestrand's municipal community in Skellefteå county was transferred according to a royal decision fr.o.m. 1941 certain areas to the city of Skellefteå
Within Bureå parish there were three enclaves of Skellefteå county.
Skellefteå County Parish's church archives received extensive damage in a fire on October 9, 1901 in the rectory. Most volumes were severely damaged by fire. Some volumes were completely destroyed. Among the population registration documents can be mentioned the following volumes that were completely destroyed: registration and marriage book 1895-1900, book of non-existent from May 1895, death and funeral book for Skellefteå city 1898-, registration and marriage book for Skellefteå city 1898-, house examination book 1891- 1899, part 1 regarding Kågedalen. There was also a series of parish books laid out just before the fire, which was completely destroyed.
For the archive list, there is a scanned place register for the series of house examination books. The register also reports later parish affiliation for the villages that have been transferred to other parishes.
|Skellefteå Landsförsamling Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Stift||-1647 Uppsala ärke, 1647-1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå|
|Pastorat||- mid-14th century its own pastorate, 1320s separated from Piteå country parish, Lövånger separated in the middle of the 14th century, mid 14th century - early 15th century mother parish in Skellefteå and Lövångers pastorat, beginning of 15th century-1811 its own pastorat, 1606 separated from Burträsk, 1811 separated from Norsjö as a chapel, 1811-1834 mother parish in Skellefteå with Norsjö chapel, 1834 separated from Norsjö, 1834 its own pastorat pastorat, 1838-05-01 Separated from Ytterstfors, later Byske, 1838-1874 mother parish in Skellefteå and Ytterstfors (Byske) pastorat, 1875-1921 its own pastorat, 1913 separated from Skellefteå city parish, whereby the name was changed from Skellefteå to Skellefteå country parish, 1922 separated from Bureå, 1922-1922 mother parish in Skellefteå country parish and Bureå pastorat, 1922-1932 its own pastorat, 1933 Kågedalen, 1933-1933 mother parish in Skellefteå country parish and Kågedalens pastorat, 1933-2013 its own pastorat.|
|Domsaga||1680-1820 Västerbottens south kontrakt, 1821-1966 Västerbottens north, 1967-1970 Skellefteå, 1971- skellefteå tingsrätts|
|Fögderi||-1886 Västerbottens second, 1886- Skellefteå|
|Kommun||1863-1966 Skellefteå landskommun, 1967- Skellefteå (city)|
|Militär indelning||Vesterbottens Fältjägare-Corps', Extra Soldat-Roteringen|
|NAD Ref Code||SE/HLA/1010174|
|National Archive SVAR||link|
|SCB Congregation map||link|
|Open Street map||link|
Place Names[edit | edit source]
Bastuliden, Bastunäs, Bastuträsk, Berget, Bergfors (Norra/Södra), Bergliden, Bergsbyn, Bjurfors, Bjurliden, Bjurström, Bjurvattnet, Bjurån, Björkdal, Björnberget, Blekänget, Bodan, Borup, Boviken, Brutorp, Bruträsk, Brännberg, Brännet, Brännfors, Brännvattnet, Bureå, Bureå såg, Burvik, Byske, Båtfors (Norra), Bäck, Bäckfors, Bölesvik
Dalen, Dalfors, Dalliden, Degerbyn, Djupgrovan, Djupliden, Drängsmark,
Eriksberg, Eriksdal, Eriksliden, Ersmark
Falkliden, Fallet, Falmark (Gamla/Östra), Finnfors, Finnforsberget, Finnselet, Flocktjärn, Forsbacka, Forsberget, Forssvedjan, Frostkåge, Frängsberget, Furunäset, Fått, Fällbäcken
Gagsmark, Gillervattnet, Gran, Granfors, Granholm, Grannäs, Granå, Grundfors (Norra/Södra), Grundnäs, Gråberg, Gråliden, Gummark, Gärdsmark
Hedensbyn, Hedlunda, Hedåker, Hjoggböle (Västra/Östra), Hjoggböleforsen, Holmfors, Holmlund, Holmselet, Holmsvattnet, Häbberfors, Häbbersliden, Häggdal, Häggnäs, Hällberssvedjan, Hälliden, Högdal, Högkälen, Höglund, Högnäsfors, Högstliden
Kankberget, Karsträsk, Kinbäck, Klemensnäs, Klintforsliden, Klockarberg, Klockträsk, Klutmark, Klöverfors, Kroknäs, Kroksjön, Krångfors, Krångnäs, Krångsvarvet, Kusliden, Kusmark, Kvarnforsliden, Kyrkbäcken, Kyrkobordet, Kågeträsk, Källbomark
Lejonströms såg, Lidberg, Liden, Ljusvattnet, Loberg, Lund, Långbacka, Långberg, Långbäck, Långdal, Långheden, Långselet, Långviken, Löparnäs, Lövlund
Medle, Morön, Mullbacka, Mulltjäln, Myckle, Myrliden
Nilsliden, Noret, Norrberget, Norrbäck, Norrböle, Norrliden, Norrlångträsk, Norrström, Norsjö, Nyborg, Nydal, Nyfors, Nygård, Nyhamn, Nyheden, Nyholm, Nyland, Nyliden (Västra/Östra), Nyträsk
Olofsberg (Norra/Södra), Orrbäcken, Orrliden, Orrträsk, Ottertjärn
Ragvaldsträsk, Rismyrliden, Risön, Räftkläpen, Röjnoret, Rönnberget, Rönnbäcken
Sandberg, Sandfors, Sandviken, Selet, Sidbergsliden, Sidtorp, Sjöbotten, Skråmträsk, Slind, Slut, Slyberg, Stavbäck, Stensund, Storberget, Storkåge, Storselet, Storön, Stryckfors, Strömfors, Strömsgård, Stämningsgården, Stöverfors, Stövernäs, Sunnanå, Svanfors, Svanström, Svedjan, Svedun, Sävenäs, Sörböle, Sörträsk
Talliden, Tarsbäcksliden, Tarsmyran, Tarsnäs, Tjärn, Tuvan, Tåme
Valliden (Västra/Östra), Varuträsk, Vikdal, Vikfors såg, Vikmyran, Vikmyrliden, Västbäck
Åbyn, Åkerlund, Åkulla, Åliden, Åselet
Örliden, Örviken, Östanbäcken
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]
- 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]
- FamilySearch Online Lessons - Reading Scandinavian Handwriting:
Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
For history (2), refer to Riksarkivet Skellefteå landsförsamling Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Skellefteå landsförsamling kyrkoarkiv".
Skellefteå Landsförsamling, Husförhörslängd, 1843-1852, Ort register.