Sorsele Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy

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Västerbotten County
Sorsele Parish

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

Sorsele Church
Viktoria Church
Ammarna Church


(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)
Sorsele Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
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Place Names

Abmoberg, Ava

Blattniksele, Bockträsk, Brännbacka, Bräskafors, Bure

Finsok, Fjällbonäs, Fjällnäs, Forsbacka, Forsnäs

Gargjaur Arjeplogs sn (Gargjaur in Arjeplogs parish), Gargnäs, Gautsträsk se Övre Gautsträsk (Gautsträsk see Upper Gautsträsk), Gertsjaur, Gillesnuole, Giltjaur, Granbyn lappar (Granbyn Lapps), Grannäs, Grundträsk

Holmfors, Hällnäs



Lomfors, Lomsele, Lomselenäs, Lotträsk, Malåberg, Myrberget

Nedre Sandsele (Lower Sandsel), Nordanås, Norrsele, Norsjön, Nyby

Ran norska (Ran Norweigan), Ranbyn, Risnäs, Rågoliden, Råstrand

Sandsele se Nedre Övre Sandsele (Sandsele see Lower, Upper Sandsele), Sandsjön, Sappetnäs, Saxnäs, Skakträsk, Skansnäs, Sorsele, Staggträsk, Stennäs, Stensund, Storholmen

Torviksele, Tväråträsk


Örnäs, Övre Gautsträsk (Upper Gautsträsk ), Övre Sandsele (Upper Sandsele)

Boställslösa personer (Homeless people), Inflyttade pigor och drängar från andra socknar 1831-1846 (servant girls and farmhands who have moved in from other parishes 1831-1846)

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

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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, Västerbotten 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, Västerbotten" and then select your parish.

Military Records

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Sorsele parish, Husförhörslängd, 1840-1846, Ort register.