Östhammar Parish, Stockholm, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Östhammar 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
Östhammar's city status was granted by king Albert in 1368 but by the late 15th century the post-glacial rebound had made it hard to reach Östhammar by boat and its city status was transferred to Öregrund. In 1539 Östhammar regained its city status and the city was moved closer to the sea.
Between the early 17th century and the middle of the 19th century the fishing of herring played a very important role in Östhammar's economy.
|Östhammar Parish, Stockholm, Sweden Genealogy|
|Stift||Uppsala ärkestift, 1989- Uppsala|
|Pastorat||-1845 Börstil, Östhammar and Gräsö, 1846-1961 Börstil and Östhammar, 1962-1971 Börstil, Östhammar and Harg, 1972- Östhammar, Börstil, Harg, Valö and Forsmark|
|Län||1634-1639 Uppsala, 1640-1647 Stockholm, 1648-1651 Uppsala, 1652-1653 Stockholm, 1654-1714 Uppsala, 1715-1970 Stockholm, 1971- Uppsala|
|Tingslag||-1919 Östhammar (under rådhusrättten), 1920-1947 Frösåker, 1948-1970 Norra Roslags domsaga|
|Domsaga||-1919 Östhammar (under rådhusrätten), 1920-1970 Norra Roslag, 1971-1980 Uppsala läns norra, 1980- Tierp|
|Fögderi||-1919 Östhammars stad (under uppbördsväsendet), 1920-1966 Norra roslag, 1967-1970 Norrtälje, 1971- Tierp|
|Kommun||1368-1970 Östhammars stad, 1971- Östhammar|
|Militär indelning||Norra Roslags Första Båtsmans kompani|
No village index. People listed by the Rote (districts) they lived in.
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, 1880 - 1920, ($), index and images. Also on Ancestry.com, ($), Arkiv Digital ($), and SVAR at Riksarkivet.
Online Database Church Records
The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital, Ancestry.com, and MyHeritage.com are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)
- Sweden, Uppsala Church Records, 1308-1901; index 1613-1860 at FamilySearch.
- Sweden, Stockholm Church Records, 1556-1939, index 1634-1860 at FamilySearch.
- MyHeritage.com ($),
- 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, Uppsala 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, Uppsala 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 Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records: (free, online lessons at FamilySearch):
Help With Research Objectives and Strategies
Riksarkivet. "Östhammar" Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). January 2011 http://www.nad.ra.se/