Vilhelmina Parish, Västerbotten, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Vilhelmina Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
- 1 History
- 2 Place Names
- 3 Collections
- 3.1 Census Records
- 3.2 Church Records
- 3.3 Military Records
- 3.4 Related Sources
- 3.5 Help Reading Swedish Records
- 3.6 Help Reading Old Handwriting
- 3.7 Help With Research Objectives and Strategies
- 3.8 References
In 1804 the parish of Volgsjö was renamed Vilhelmina in honour of Queen Frederica Dorothea Wilhelmina of Sweden.
In 1947 Vilhelmina was detached from the rural municipality with the same name, forming the market town of Vilhelmina. The two entities were reunited in 1965.
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Bengtestjärn, Bäsksele, Bäsksjön
Dejkanvik, Dajnan se Dåinan (Dajnan see Dåinan), Djupdal, Dorris kallat Dåriss (Dorris called Dåriss), Dåinan
Gikanäs, Gikasjö, Gillesjaur, Granberg, Granliden, Gransjön, Grundsjön, Grytsjön Hacksjön, Heligfjäll, Hornsjön,Idliden
Karlsbacka, Kittefljäll Lill (Kittelfjäll Small), Kittelfjäll Stor Kittelfjäll Large), Klimpen, Kroksjön
Latikberg Norra (Latikberg North), Latikberg Södra (Latikberg South), Laxbäcken, Litsjönäs Lövberg, Lövliden, Lövnäs, Lövstrand
Malgovik, Mark, Marså, Matsdal, Mellanås
Nordansjö, Norrvik, Nyluspen, Nästansjö
Rembacka, Rismyrliden, Risträsk, Råsele, Rönnäs
Saxnäs, Siksjön, Siksjönäs, Sjulsmark, Skansholm, Skansnäs, Skobbogatt, Skog, Stabbunäs, Stalon, Starburnäs also Stabburnäs, Statsås, Stensele, Stor-Kittelfjäll, Stornäs, Storsele, Storånäs, Strömnäs, Sunnansjö, Svannäs, Sörliden
Vikenvik, Volgsele, Volgsjö, Västanbäck
Boställslösa (Homeless people)
To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.
- Surrounding Parishes
- Sweden Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)--explanation of this church record which is functionally the census of Sweden.
- Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920, ($), index and images. Also on Also on Ancestry.com, ($), Arkiv Digital ($), and SVAR ($).
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, 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.
Help Reading Swedish Records
- You do not have to be fluent in Swedish to read these records! They have a limited vocabulary: mother, father, born, bride, groom, married, etc. The rest of the content will be names, dates, and places, which do not need translation.
- This Swedish Word List covers typical terms found in the records.
- Swedish Historical Dictionary Database, SHDD: This interactive dictionary allows you to enter a word in the search box and receive the translation.
- Feast Day Calendar (Moveable) and Feast Day Lists (Fixed and Moveable) will help you translate dates written in feast day form.
- Sweden surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study Sweden Names, Personal.
- For help with reading the column headings found in more recent records, see Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings.
- Instructions, document examples, and translations are given for Reading Swedish Birth and Christening Records 1717, 1752, 1771, 1792, 1803, 1834, 1854.
Help Reading Old Handwriting
- Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records: (free, online lessons at FamilySearch):
Help With Research Objectives and Strategies
Vilhelmina parish, Husförhörslängd, 1840-1846, Ort register.