Örnsköldsvik Parish, Västernorrland, Sweden Genealogy

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Västernorrland County
Örnsköldsvik Parish

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

Skede Chapel
Nyliden Chapel
Ornskoldsvik Church


Örnsköldsvik Municipality is one of Sweden's 290 municipalities, in Västernorrland County in northern Sweden and the seat is in the town of Örnsköldsvik.
The present municipality was created in 1971 by the merging of the City of Örnsköldsvik with seven former rural municipalities.

Örnsköldsvik Parish, Västernorrland, Sweden Genealogy
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Place Names

There is no index of placenames in the clerical survey. However, there is an index of the different occupations in the city.

arbetskarlar ( labourers ), bageriyrket ( bakers ), byggmästare ( building contractors ), brandvakt ( fire watchmen ), fruntimmer ( women),  guldsmed ( goldsmith ), gårdsägare ( home owners ), handlande  (merchants ), hantverkar ( tradesmen), häradshövdingens folk (people around the District Judge), källarmästare ( restaurant-keepers ), lärare ( teachers ), repslagare ( rope-makers), skeppare (skippers ), smeder ( smiths ), ståndspersoner ( people of higher social stand ),

timmermän ( carpenters)

To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.

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Census Records

Church Records

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.)

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Family History Library Records

Click Sweden, Västernorrland 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, Västernorrland" and then select your parish.

Military Records

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Örnsköldsvik, Husförhörslängd 1859-1862, Ortregister