Berg Parish, Jämtland, Sweden Genealogy

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

Berg Church


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
Landskap Jämtland
Härad not applicable
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

Place Names

Bergsbyn, Bergsviken, Bingsta, Brynje, Börtnan,


Elderkrogen, Eltnäset,





Medvigge, Mo,



Skanderåsen, Säter,


Vattviken, Västervigge, Västerskucku, Västeråsen,

Östervigge, Österskucku, Östberg, Österåsen,

Fattighjon (Poor people),

Inhyses (Farmers)

Socken lappar ( Lapps in the Parish),

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


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

Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden

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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.

Military Records

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Jurisdictional information from: Riksarkivet, “Berg (Z län)”, at Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). November 2011.