Skänninge Parish, Östergötland, Sweden Genealogy

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


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Skänninge Parish, Östergötland, Sweden Genealogy
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Place Names

Part of Skänninge parish is divided into "Quarters" and places are numbered. The rest of the parish has names for villages, estates, and farms.



Names of smaller places within the parish:

Andersberg, Asphagen, Asptorpet, Axstadgatan

Backen, Bodeshemmet, Borneholm (Bornholm), Bråttom




Grindtorpet under Lövingsborg, Grindtorpet under Lövingsborgslätten, Gripenberg (Gripenborg), Gropen

Hagalund, Hillertorpet, Holketorpet, Högliden, Höjden

Johannesberg (Johannisberg), Jakobsborg, Jonsberg, Jordbeg (Jordsberget)

Karlsborg, Koppartorpet, Kärret

Lagringe, Landstorp, Lugnet, Lund Norra, Lund Västra, Lövingsborg, Lövingsborgslätten


Nybygget under Jakobsborg, Nybygget under Lövingsborg, Nytorpet

Pastorsbostället, Petersborg, Piskarhemmet, Porskärret

Sandtorpet under Karlsborg, Sandtorpet under Lövingsborg, Snippen, Stugan utan namn under Lövingsborgslätten, Stugan utan namn under Västra Lund, Stugan utan namn under Nordanåkvarteret Nr 155, Stugan utan namn under Nordanåkvarteret Nr 163, Surland

Tegelbruket, Tullhuset Södra, Tullhuset Västra

Valltorp, Vretalyckan

Örbacken, Östanå

To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.

  • 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

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Family History Library Records

Click Sweden, Östergötland 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, Östergötland" and then select your parish.

Military Records

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Skänninge, Husförhörslängd 1840-1844 (AI:20), Ortregister