Berg Parish, Jämtland, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Berg 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
The present municipality was formed in 1971 when old Berg Municipality was united with four other entities.
The nature reserve Hoverberget lies within Berg Municipality, near Svenstavik. The high mountain Helags and Sweden's highest public road, over Flatruet, are located in the western end of Berg Municipality. Berg means mountain in Swedish, and the name of the municipality and the Berg Parish comes from Hoverberget.
|Berg Parish, Jämtland, Sweden Genealogy|
|Stift||-1647 Uppsala ärke, 1647- Härnösand|
|Pastorat||-1650 Oviken, 1650- Berg|
|Län||1645-1654 Härnösands län, 1655-1762 Gävleborgs län, 1762-1810 Västernorrlands, 1810- Jämtland|
|Tingslag||-1741 Jämtlands domsaga, 1741- Berg|
|Domsaga||1680-1811 Jämtland, 1812-1878 Södra Jämtland, 1879- Härjedalen|
|Fögderi||1720-1809 Jämtlands fögderi, 1810-1970 Jämtlands södra, 1971- Östersunds fögderi|
|Kommun||1863- Bergs Kommun|
|Militär indelning||Jemtlands Fältjägare-Corps', Jemtlands Hästjägare-Corps', Jämtlands fältjägarregemente, Norrlands dragonregemente|
Bergsbyn, Bergsviken, Bingsta, Brynje, Börtnan,
Vattviken, Västervigge, Västerskucku, Västeråsen,
Östervigge, Österskucku, Östberg, Österåsen,
Fattighjon (Poor people),
Socken lappar ( Lapps in the Parish),
- 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 ($), and SVAR at Riksarkivet.
Online Database Church Records
The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital, Ancestry.com, and MyHeritage.com are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)
- Sweden, Jämtland Church Records, 1582-1928; index 1642-1860 at FamilySearch.
- MyHeritage.com ($),
- 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, Jämtland 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, Jämtland" 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