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Backaryd Parish, Blekinge, Sweden Genealogy

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Guide to Backaryd parish, Sweden Genealogy ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hallabro Church

History[edit | edit source]

(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Backaryd Parish, Blekinge, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Lund
Pastorat 1640-1682 Ronneby
1682-1771 Backaryd
1771-1796 Ronneby
1796-1961 Backaryd
1962-1970 Backaryd and Öljehult
Län Blekinge
Landskap Blekinge
Härad Medelstad hd
Tingslag not applicable
Domsaga Ronneby
Fögderi 1918- Ronneby
1952- Ronneby
Kommun 1952-1962 Hallabro
1963-1966 Kallinge
1967-1970 Ronneby stad
1971- Ronneby
Militär indelning Blekinge Båtsmanskompanier
NAD Ref Code SE/LLA/13016
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link

Place Names[edit | edit source]


Backaryd, Bokön, Bråtabron, Bäckasjögärde,


Gunnerskulla,Gäddemåla, Gökadal,

Hall (Västra), Hall (Östra), Hjorthålan, Hult (Västra), Humlamåla,

Kalmare, Klåvben, Klämmen, Kroken (Östra), Kvarnamåla, Kåraryd,

Lilla Rävsmåla, Långgölsmåla, Långsjöryd (Norra), Långsjöryd (Södra),

Norra Långsjöryd, Norra Siggamåla, Norra Tjurkhult,


Rävsmåla (Lilla), Rävsmåla (Stora)

Siggamåla (Norra), Siggamåla (Södra), Skallavrak, Skärvgöl, Smemåla, Stockholm, Stora Rävsmåla, Södra Långsjöryd, Södra Siggamåla, SödraTjurkhult,

Tjurkhult (Norra), Tjurkhult (Södra),

Ulvasjömåla, Ulvsmåla,

Värmanshult, Västra Hall, Västra Hult,

Östra Hall, Östra Kroken, Östra Skörje,

Sweden 1951 Place Names Register and the Swedish Parish Pages list in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.

Surrounding Parishes[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

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,, and are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)

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, Blekinge 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, Blekinge" and then select your parish.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

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Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Swedish Records[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]

Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • First find the birth and baptism record of your ancestor. Once you know his date and place of birth and his parents' names, you can locate the family in the Household Examination Records.
  • Search every Household Examination Record that your ancestor appears on (from birth to death). You will pick up valuable clues along the way, find children who died young, and establish correct family member relationships.
  • All birth, marriage, or death dates found in Household Examination Records need to be verified in the actual birth, marriage, or death records.
  • Pay attention to relationship titles, occupations, military status, and remarks. See word list for Vocabulary for Household Examination Records.
  • Dates are written in the European order of day, month, and year.

See Sweden Research Strategies for locating various records in specific time periods.

References[edit | edit source]

Jurisdictional information from: Riksarkivet, “Backaryd församling”, at Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). October 2011.

Backaryds församling husförhörslängd 1845-1850, Ortregister.