Sweden Jurisdictions

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Jurisdictions

A jurisdiction is an area which is governed by a system of laws. Each jurisdiction has a geographic boundary with some kind of authority (government, office, committee, or person) who has authority to implement the laws.

List of Historical Jurisdictions

Name Type
Domsaga Church
Fögderi Civil
Härad Civil
Kommun Civil
Kronofogdedistrikt Civil
Landskap Civil
Län Civil
Länsmansdistrikt Civil
Pastorat Church
Stift Church
Tingslag Civil

Further Information

To see diagrams of jurisdictional structure along with more detailed explanation, click on the image or word below:

Civil JurisdictionsJudicial JurisdictionsMilitary JurisdictionsChurch JurisdictionsSwedish Juris Bar 1.jpg


......... Civil ...................... Judicial ................. Military .............. Church .........


To see a list of records that are associated with each jurisdiction, click on the image or word below:

Civil RecordsJudicial RecordsArmy RecordsChurch Records4 Open Books Next to Each Other.jpg

. Civil Records ........... Judicial Records ....... Army Records ... Church Records