Östhammar Parish, Stockholm, Sweden Genealogy

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


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
Landskap Uppland
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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

Place Names

No village index. People listed by the Rote (districts) they lived in. 

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Church Records

Online Database Church Records

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Family History Library Records

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Click on "Places within Sweden, Uppsala and then select your parish.

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Riksarkivet. "Östhammar" Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). January 2011 http://www.nad.ra.se/