Hofors Parish, Gävleborg, Sweden Genealogy

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Gävleborg County

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

Hofors Church


Hofors is a municipality in Gävleborg County, east central Sweden and its seat is in Hofors.
The first municipality with the name of Hofors was broken away from Torsåker in 1925 but in 1971 the two entities were reunited to form the present municipality.

Hofors Parish, Gävleborg, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Uppsala ärkestift
Pastorat -1943 Torsåker, 1944- Hofors
Län Gävleborg
Landskap Gästrikland
Härad not applicable
Tingslag 1911-1920 Gästriklands västra, 1921-1970 Gästriklands västra domsagas
Domsaga 1911-1920 Gästriklands, 1921-1970 Gästriklands västra, 1971- Sandvikens tingsrätts
Fögderi 1911- 1917 Gästriklands Fögderi , 1918-1970 Storviks Fögderi, 1971- Sandvikens Fögderi
Kommun 1911-1924 Torsåker, 1925- Hofors
Militär indelning add here
NAD Ref Code SE/HLA/1010073
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link

Place Names

No village index, only names of people listed.

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

Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Family History Library Records

Click Sweden, Gävleborg Records for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Librarythat 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, Gävleborg" and then select your parish.

Military Records

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Hofors parish, parish book AIIa:2 1911-1916.

Jurisdictional Information from: Riksarkivet. "Hofors Församling." Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). March 2015 http://www.nad.riksarkivet.se/