Björka Parish, Malmöhus, Sweden Genealogy

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Malmöhus County

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

Björka Church


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Björka Parish, Malmöhus, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Lund
Pastorat Up to 1929 Ilstorp and Björka; 1929-1961 Öved and Björka; 1962-2001 Södra Åsum, Ilstorp, Björka; 2002, the congregation became a part of the Sjöbo församling.
Län Before 1658 belonged to Denmark, 1669 - 1996 Malmöhus, 1997 - the modern county of Skåne.
Landskap Skåne
Härad Färs
Tingslag 1877- Färs härad
Domsaga Up to 1876 Frosta and Färs härader; 1877-1966 Färs härad; 1967- Ystad
Fögderi 1918-1946 Sjöbo; 1946-1966 Hörby; 1967 and forward, Ystad
Kommun 1863-1951 Björka; 1952-1970 Sjöbo köping; 1971 and forward, Sjöbo
Militär indelning Södra Skånes Regemente: Färs Kompani
NAD Ref Code SE/LLA/13029
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link

Place Names

Björka, Björka Skarrie

Första sida

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.

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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.)

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Family History Library Records

Click Sweden, Malmöhus 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, Malmöhus and then select your parish.

Military Records

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Björka Husförhörslängd 1810 - 1818 Ortregister