Valdemarsvik Parish, Östergötland, Sweden Genealogy

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

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Valdemarsvik Municipality is a municipality in Östergötland County in southeast Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Valdemarsvik.
Valdemarsvik was originally a market town under the city of Söderköping but when the first local government acts came into force in Sweden in 1863 Valdemarsvik was not made a municipality of its own, but part of Ringarum.
It was detached from Ringarum in 1914 and the municipal reform of 1971 created the present municipality by reuniting Ringarum with Valdemarsvik and also adding Gryt and a part of the dissolved Tjust-Ed. The latter territory was transferred from Kalmar County.
On May 1, 1919 Valdemarsvik broke off from the parish of Ringarum. Valdemarsvik had its own "församlingsböcker" from 1914.

Valdemarsvik Parish, Östergötland, Sweden Genealogy
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Place Names

Valdemarsvik was a city with the following names of streets and places:

Berghem, Bergsgatan, Bergudden, Bäcksveden



Grännas, Grännasvik

Hanslund, Holmtorpet, Hotellgränd, Högaliden


Karlsborg, Karlsbro, Kopparshyttan, Kröningsdalen, Kvarnhem, Kyrkobrinken, Kyrkogatan


Magasinsgatan, Marieberg, Måstorpet

Namngatan, Norrgatan

Smålandsgatan, Sofielund, Stora Winterbygget, Storgatan, Stugan, Sågargatan

Tegelhagen, Torpgatan, Trädgårdsgatan, Täppan


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, 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.

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Valdemarsvik, Husförhörslängder 1914-1920, Ortregister