Tavelsjö Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Tavelsjö 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
In 1963 this parish was created from Umeå Landsförsamling.
(2) Tavelsjö church registration district within Umeå county parish was formed on January 1, 1926 when the county parish was divided into two church registration districts. The other district was called Umeå Landsförsamling's southern church registration district, see Umeå Landsförsamling's church archives.
The church registration district ended on January 1, 1963 when Tavelsjö parish, corresponding to the former district, was broken out of Umeå county.
Tavelsjö parish was part of a joint pastorate with Umeå county parish (mother parish).
At the same time as the parish was formed in 1963, Umeå parish, Tegs parish and Tavelsjö parish formed a church community, Umeå parish church community. In addition to the church community, there was also from 1969 a common office for the parishes in Umeå, Umeå church central administration. The community and the central administration contain, among other things, minutes, real estate documents and accounts with personnel and salary documents. The community and the central administration form their own archives.
Umeå parish's church community and Umeå church's central administration were replaced on 1 January 1995 by Umeå church community, which also includes Umeå city parish and Ålidhem parish. As of 1998, Umeå Maria parish is also part of the community.
The parishes in Umeå established a joint cemetery administration in 1969 for the administration of questions about the funeral activities, see Umeå church community, the cemetery administration's archive (-1999). The archive includes minutes, burial books (even before 1969, the oldest from 1890) and other documents concerning funeral activities. The archive includes documents for the period before 1969.
|Tavelsjö Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy|
|Pastorat||1963-2013 annex parish in Umeå parish and Tavelsjö pastorate, 2014-, part of Umeå pastorate, consisting of Umeå city parish, Umeå county parish, Umeå Maria, Tavelsjö, Teg and Ålidhem.|
|Militär indelning||add here|
Böle, Bussjön, Bjenberg, Bjensjön, Bösta
Holmnäs, Häggnäs, Höglund, Högskurun, Hörnefors bruk (Hörnefors mill), Hörnefors Sågverk (Hörnefors Sawmill), Hörneå, Hössjön
Norrböle, Nordansjö, Norrmjöle, Nyland
Obbola, Slösbäck, Strängnäs, Ström, Strömbäck, Stugunäs, Stöcke, Sörböle, Sörmjöle
Personer utan tillåten vistelse ort (Persons without an approved place of living)
To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.
- Surrounding Parishes
- 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 ($), and SVAR at Riksarkivet.
Online Database Church Records
The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital, Ancestry.com, and MyHeritage.com are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)
- Sweden, Västerbotten Church Records, 1619-1896; index, 1688-1860 at FamilySearch.
- MyHeritage.com ($),
- Ancestry.com ($),
- Arkiv Digital ($), and
- SVAR at Riksarkivet.
Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden
- These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
Family History Library Records
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.
Help Reading Swedish Records
- 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
- 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
For history (2), refer to Riksarkivet Tavelsjö Kyrkoarkiv under "Visa historik för Tavelsjö kyrkoarkiv".
Umeå Landsförsamling, Husförhörslängd, 1841-1847, Ort register.