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Guide to '''Norrbotten ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. <br>  
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{{Click|Image:Sweden_ORP.png|Sweden Online Genealogy Records}}
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==How to Do Research in Norrbotten, Sweden==
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'''Most of your genealogical research for Norrbotten  will be in [[#1. Online Digital Records for Church Records|online church records.]] ''' Methods for locating and reading them are given here.<br>[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
=== '''History'''  ===
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==History==
  
Information about when the county was created. Geographical location, what Landskap it belongs to, and the neighboring counties in context to family history research.  
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The County of Norrbotten was created in 1810. The area that belongs to Norrbotten County previously belonged to [[Lappland Province, Sweden|Lappland]] and [[Norrbotten Province, Sweden|Norrbotten]] Provinces. The [[Swedish County Letters|county letters]] for Norrbotten are: BD
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==Knowing Your Locality==
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To search effectively, it will help if you know the farm, parish, and county where your ancestor lived. The Wiki articles [[Gather Family Information|'''Gather Family Information''']], [[Tracing Immigrant Origins|'''Tracing Immigrant Origins''']], and [[Finding a Place of Origin in Sweden|'''Finding a Place of Origin in Sweden''']] describe many strategies you can use to find this.
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[http://www2.sofi.se/SOFIU/topo1951/_cdweb/ '''Sweden 1951 Place Names Register'''] and the [[Swedish Parish Pages|'''Swedish Parish Pages list''']] in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.
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== Districts ==
  
The [[Swedish County Letters|county letters]] for Norrbotten are: BD
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Norrbotten has Tingslags instead of Härads. Through the years there has been variations in the Tingslag organization in Norrbotten. Because of this, the Tinglsag information is found on the parish pages instead of here. Click on the parish you need in the table below.
  
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== Parishes ==
 
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*Databases for Norrbotten Research<br>
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*[[Arjeplog parish, Sweden Genealogy|23 - Arjeplog]]
*Gazetteers
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*[[Arvidsjaur parish, Sweden Genealogy|22 - Arvidsjaur]]
*[[Genealogical Societies in Norrbotten, Sweden|Genealogical Societies in Norrbotten]]  
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*[[Edefors parish, Sweden Genealogy|15 - Edefors]]
*[[Genealogical Societies in Lappland, Sweden|Genealogical Societies in Lappland ]]
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*[[Karesuando parish, Sweden Genealogy|1 - Enontekis]]
 
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*[[Glommerträsk Parish Record District, Sweden|22 - Glommersträsk]]
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*[[Gunnarsbyn parish, Sweden Genealogy|23 - Gunnarsbyn]]
*Maps
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*[[Gällivare parish, Sweden Genealogy|6 - Gällivare]]
*Norrbotten Word List
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*[[Hakkas parish, Sweden Genealogy|6 - Hakkas]]
 
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*[[Haparanda parish, Sweden Genealogy|13 - Haparanda]]
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*[[Hietaniemi parish, Sweden Genealogy|9 - Hietaniemi]]
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*[[Hortlax parish, Sweden Genealogy|28 - Hortlax]]
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*[[Jokkmokk parish, Sweden Genealogy|24 - Jokkmokk]]
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*[[Jukkasjärvi parish, Sweden Genealogy|5 - Jukkasjärvi]]
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*[[Junosuando parish, Sweden Genealogy|29 - Junosuando]]
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*[[Karesuando parish, Sweden Genealogy|1 - Karesuando]]
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*[[Norrbotten: Karl Gustav parish, Sweden Genealogy|10 - Karl Gustav]]
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*[[Jukkasjärvi parish, Sweden Genealogy|5 - Kiruna]]
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*[[Korpilombolo parish, Sweden Genealogy|4 - Korpilombolo]]
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*[[Kvikkjokk parish, Sweden Genealogy|25 - Kvikkjokk]]
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*[[Lansjärv Parish Record District|8 - Lansjärv]]
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*[[Luleå City, Sweden|18 - Luleå]]
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*[[Malmberget parish, Sweden Genealogy|6 - Malmberget]]
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*[[Nederkalix parish, Sweden Genealogy|11 - Nederkalix]]
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*[[Nederluleå parish, Sweden Genealogy|17 - Nederluleå]]
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*[[Nedertorneå parish, Sweden Genealogy|12 - Nedertorneå]]
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*[[Nedertorneå- Haparanda parish, Sweden Genealogy|7 - Nedertorneå - Haparanda]]
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*[[Norrfjärden parish, Sweden Genealogy|31 - Norrfjärden]]
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*[[Pajala parish, Sweden Genealogy|20 - Pajala]]  
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*[[Piteå: Landsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|20 - Piteå (Lands-)]]  
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*[[Piteå: Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|19 - Piteå (Stads-)]]
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*[[Porjus parish, Sweden Genealogy|24 - Porjus]]
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*[[Råneå parish, Sweden Genealogy|14 - Råneå]]
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*[[Seskarö parish, Sweden Genealogy|12 - Seskarö]]
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*[[Svanstein parish, Sweden Genealogy|7 - Svanstein]]
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*[[Nedertorneå parish, Sweden Genealogy|12 - Nedertorneå]]
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*[[Tärendö parish, Sweden Genealogy|3 - Tärendö]]
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*[[Töre parish, Sweden Genealogy|30 - Töre]]
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*[[Vittangi parish, Sweden Genealogy|5 - Vittangi]]
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*[[Vuollerim parish, Sweden Genealogy|24 - Vuollerim]]
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*[[Älvsby parish, Sweden Genealogy|26 - Älvsby]]
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*[[Örnäset parish, Sweden Genealogy|18 - Örnäset]]
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*[[Överkalix parish, Sweden Genealogy|8 - Överkalix]]
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*[[Överluleå parish, Sweden Genealogy|16 - Överluleå]]
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*[[Övertorneå parish, Sweden Genealogy|7 - Övertorneå]]
 
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==Patronymics and Naming Customs==
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Most Swedish surnames are patronymic. Patronymic surnames changed with each generation. Also, Swedish surnames can be changed for a variety of reasons. Understanding surname changes is more important in Swedish research than in United States or Great Britain.  To prepare yourself to cope with these changes, carefully study [[Sweden Names, Personal|'''Sweden Names, Personal''']].
  
=== Districts  ===
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== Church Records==
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Church records from the county of Norrbotten contain the following types of records. Click on the Swedish name of the record to link to important facts and clues that can be found in each record.<br>
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*Clerical surveys ([[Sweden Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)|Husförhörslängder]])
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*Registers of birth, marriage, and death ([[Sweden Birth and Christening Records|födda]], [[Sweden Engagement and Marriage Records|vigda]], [[Sweden Death and Burial Records|döde]])
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*Move-in and move-out lists ([[Swedish Moving In and Out Records (Inflyttnings och Utflyttningslängder)|in- och utflyttede]])
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*Confirmations ([[Swedish Confirmation Records (Konfirmationslängder)|konfirmation]])
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*Church accounts ([[Swedish Church Accounts Record (Kyrkräkenskaper)|räkenskaper]])<br>
  
Norrbotten has Tingslags instead of Härads. Through the years there has been variations in the Tingslag organization in Norrbotten. Because of this, the Tinglsag information is found on the parish pages instead of here. Click on the parish you need in the table below.
 
  
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===Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)===
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The Household Examination Records are a key source in Swedish genealogical research, not found in many other countries. Perhaps their greatest value is that they gave detailed data organized in families for each year. This is particularly helpful in sorting out the duplication of names created by the use of patronymics. The contents of a Household Examination Book varied according to time, place and the minister. As you search the books you might see:
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*The name of the farm, village, or rote (registration area).<br>  
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:pigor (female workers) or drängar (male workers).<br>
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*Birthplace <br>
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*Birth date or age <br>
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*A score for catechism knowledge.<br>
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*Dates of partaking communion.<br>
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*Dates of participation with the Household Examination. <br>
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*Moving information <br>
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*Death date <br>
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*Marriage date <br>
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*Vaccination against smallpox.<br>
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== Parishes  ==
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1929 - 1954''' - {{RecordSearch|2790465|Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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== 1. Online Digital Records for Church Records ==
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*[[Arjeplog parish, Sweden|Arjeplog]]
 
*[[Arvidsjaur parish, Sweden|Arvidsjaur]]
 
*[[Edefors parish, Sweden|Edefors]]
 
*[[Enontekis parish, Sweden|Enontekis]]
 
*[[Gunnarsbyn parish, Sweden|Gunnarsbyn]]
 
*[[Gällivare parish, Sweden|Gällivare]]
 
*[[Haparanda parish, Sweden|Haparanda]]
 
*[[Hietaniemi parish, Sweden|Hietaniemi]]
 
*[[Hortlax parish, Sweden|Hortlax]]
 
  
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The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these sites:
*[[Jokkmokk parish, Sweden|Jokkmokk]]
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* {{RecordSearch|1978781|'''FamilySearch Historical Records'''}},
*[[Jukkasjärvi parish, Sweden|Jukkasjärvi]]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc=25&dbSort=1&sbo=1&title=Sweden&keyword=& '''Ancestry.com'''] ($),  
*[[Junosuando parish, Sweden|Junosuando]]  
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*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-Sweden/sweden?s=218489221 '''MyHeritage.com'''] ($),
*[[Karesuando parish, Sweden|Karesuando]]
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*[http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=Norrbotten&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and
*[[Norrbotten: Karl Gustav parish, Sweden|Karl Gustav]]
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*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=true&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=Norrbottens+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard '''SVAR''' ], ($).
*[[Jukkasjärvi parish, Sweden|Kiruna]]
 
*[[Korpilombolo parish, Sweden|Korpilombolo]]  
 
*[[Kvikkjokk parish, Sweden|Kvikkjokk]]
 
*[[Luleå City, Sweden|Luleå]]  
 
*[[Malmberget parish, Sweden|Malmberget]]
 
  
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Four of these sites require a subscription for access. ('''''ArkivDigital''', '''Ancestry.com''', and '''MyHeritage.com'''  are available at [https://familysearch.org/locations/ a FamilyHistory Center near you] free of charge.'')  
*[[Nederkalix parish, Sweden|Nederkalix]]
 
*[[Nederluleå parish, Sweden|Nederluleå]]
 
*[[Nedertorneå parish, Sweden|Nedertorneå]]
 
*[[Nedertorneå- Haparanda parish, Sweden|Nedertorneå - Haparanda]]
 
*[[Norrfjärden parish, Sweden|Norrfjärden]]
 
*[[Pajala parish, Sweden|Pajala]]
 
*[[Piteå: Landsförsamling parish, Sweden|Piteå (Lands-)]]
 
*[[Piteå: Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden|Piteå (Stads-)]]
 
*[[Porjus parish, Sweden|Porjus]]
 
*[[Råneå parish, Sweden|Råneå]]
 
*[[Seskarö parish, Sweden|Seskarö]]
 
  
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===FamilySearch Historical Records Online Databases for Sweden===
*[[Svanstein parish, Sweden|Svanstein]]
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The original copies of the church records before 1895 are preserved by the [http://www.statensarkiv.se/ Naional and Regional Archives] in Sweden.
*[[Nedertorneå parish, Sweden|Torneå]]  
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FamilySearch has partnered with The National Archives of Sweden to create indexes of the Swedish church records. For more detail on the contents and coverage of these records, see: [[Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch|Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch]].
*[[Tärendö parish, Sweden|Tärendö]]
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*'''1612-1923; index 1658-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1978781|Sweden, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] —index and images by parish.
*[[Töre parish, Sweden|Töre]]  
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*'''1612-1923; index 1658-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1978781|Sweden, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860|access=browse}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] —images by parish.
*[[Vittangi parish, Sweden|Vittangi]]  
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*'''1611-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520594|Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
*[[Vuollerim parish, Sweden|Vuollerim]]  
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*'''1630-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520596|Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
*[[Älvsby parish, Sweden|Älvsby]]
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*'''1649-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520597|Sweden Burials, 1649-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
*[[Örnäset parish, Sweden|Örnäset]]
 
*[[Överkalix parish, Sweden|Överkalix]]
 
*[[Överluleå parish, Sweden|Överluleå]]
 
*[[Övertorneå parish, Sweden|Övertorneå]]
 
  
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===Ancestry.com Online Database for Sweden===
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====Norrbotten Index and Images====
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*'''1880-1893''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9731 Sweden, Selected Indexed Household Clerical Surveys, 1880-1893], index and images, ($).  To browse this image set, select Norrbotten County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
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*'''1451-1943''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2225 Sweden, Church Records, 1451-1943], index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Norrbotten County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
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*'''1860-1941''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2262 Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1860-1941], index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Norrbotten County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
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====Sweden Including Norrbotten====
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*'''1783-1991''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61085 Sweden, Emigrants Registered in Church Books, 1783-1991], index and images, ($)
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*'''1611-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60361 Sweden, Select Baptisms, 1611-1920], index, ($).
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*'''1901-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2765 Sweden, Births from the Swedish Death Index, 1901-2006], index.  ($)
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*'''1630-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60363 Sweden, Select Marriages, 1630-1920], index, ($)
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*'''1649-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60362 Sweden, Select Burials, 1649-1920], index, ($)
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*'''1840-1860''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60492 Sweden, Selected Indexed Death Records, 1840-1860 and 1878-1942], index, ($)
  
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===MyHeritage.com Online Databases for Sweden===
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*'''1880-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10180/sweden-household-examination-books-1880-1920?s=218489221 Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920], index and images, ($).
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*'''1611-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30098/sweden-baptisms-1611-1920?s=218489221 Sweden, Baptisms, 1611-1920], index, ($)
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*'''1630-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30099/sweden-marriages-1630-1920?s=218489221 Sweden, Marriages, 1630-1920], index, ($).
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*'''1649-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30100/sweden-burials-1649-1920?s=218489221 Sweden Burials, 1649-1920], index, ($).
  
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===ArkivDigital Online Databases for Sweden===
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These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/sweden-an-introduction-to-arkivdigital/886 Sweden: An Introduction to ArkivDigital]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/67 Use the Full Scope of Arkiv Digital for Swedish Genealogy]
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*(Latest news for research in Norrbotten here)
 
  
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Here are links for [http://www.arkivdigital.net/users/register '''registering'''], [http://www.arkivdigital.net/products '''buying services'''], [http://iceswww.arkivdigital.net/products/adonline/installation, '''installing the software'''], a [http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=Norrbotten&commit=search '''direct link to Norrbotten records'''], the [http://www.arkivdigital.net/volume '''main search page'''], and a [http://www.arkivdigital.net/swedish-genealogy '''library of instructional articles on Swedish genealogy methods'''].
  
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===SVAR===
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*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=true&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=Norrbottens+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard SVAR digital archives for parishes in Norrbotten].
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== 2.  Microfilms of Church Records for Sweden ==
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Microfilms of the original records used for developing the online databases are also available for research. '''''You will find additional records that have yet to be digitized.''''' Currently, they are being digitized, and plans are to complete that project by 2020. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History Center'''] near you. <br>
*Archives
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To find a microfilm:
*Economy
 
*Geography
 
*Historical Timeline
 
*Language
 
*Military
 
  
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:::a. Click on this link to see a list of [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=148268&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Sweden%2C%20Norrbotten%22 '''records for Sweden, Norrbotten'''].
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:::b. Click on '''"Places within Sweden, Norrbotten"''' and a list of towns and cities will open.
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:::c. Click on the '''town or city''' you wish to search.
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:::d. Click on '''"Church Records"''' topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
*[[FamilySearch Indexing: Swedish Church Records up to 1860|Swedish Records Indexing Main Page]]
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:::e. Choose the correct '''event and time period''' for your ancestor.
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:::f. Some combination of the icons shown below will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record.
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:::[[File:FHL icons.png|100px]] <br>Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. 
  
*[[FamilySearch Indexing for Norrbotten, Sweden|Indexing in Norrbotten]]<br>
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==Reading the Records==
  
*[[FamilySearch Digital Image Collection for Norrbotten, Sweden|FamilySearch Digital Images for Norrbotten County]]
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*You do not have to be fluent in Swedish to read your documents. Genealogical records usually contain a limited vocabulary. Use the [[Swedish Genealogical Word List|'''Swedish Genealogical Word List''']] to translate the important points in the document.  This interactive dictionary allows you to enter a word in the search box and receive the translation: [http://swedishgenealogyguide.com/dictionaries/swedish-historical-dictionary-database-shdd '''Swedish Historical Dictionary Database, SHDD'''].
  
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*Online interactive slideshow lessons are available to help you learn to read these records: <br>
| align="center" style="font-family: verdana; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(238, 238, 238);" | '''FamilySearch Forums'''
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-gothic-handwriting-for-swedish-genealogy/1304 Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/spelling-and-phonetics-for-swedish-genealogy/1307 Spelling and Phonetics for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 2] — Names, dates, and key genealogical words
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-gothic-handwriting-for-swedish-genealogy-put-it-all-together/1337 Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy: Put It All Together, Lesson 3]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?s=&f=96&page=1&pp=20&prefixid=norrbotten Research in Norrbotten Forum]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-1-scandinavian-gothic-letters/255 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 1: Scandinavian Gothic Letters]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-2-names-words-and-dates/257 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Names, Words, and Dates]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-3-handwritten-records/256 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Handwritten Records]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/birth-and-christening-records-for-swedish-genealogy/1223 Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy]
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*Instructions, document examples, and translations are given for [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1717/1282 '''Reading Swedish Birth and Christening Records 1717'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1752/1283 '''1752'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1771/1284 '''1771'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1792/1285 '''1792'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1803/1235 '''1803'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1834/1234 '''1834'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1854/1233 '''1854'''], and [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1893/1232 '''1894'''].
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*Dates are frequently written using feast days. These charts will enable you to convert feast days to more normal dates:
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**[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for: Sweden|Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)]]
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**[[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Sweden|Feast Day Lists (Fixed and Moveable)]]
  
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==Search Strategy and Tips==
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*First find the birth and baptism record of your ancestor. Once you know his date and place of birth and his parents' names, you can locate the family in the Household Examination Records.
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*Search every Household Examination Record that your ancestor appears on (from birth to death). You will pick up valuable clues along the way, find children who died young, and establish correct family member relationships.<br>  
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*All birth, marriage, or death dates found in Household Examination Records need to be verified in the actual birth, marriage, or death records.<br>  
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*Pay attention to relationship titles, occupations, military status, and remarks. See word list for [[Sweden: Household Examination Vocabulary|Vocabulary for Household Examination Records]].<br>
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*Dates are written in the European order of day, month, and year.<br>
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*The Family History Library created a basic key words list to help with reading the column headings (for when they exist in the actual records.) This copy has been given out at the Nordic Reference Counter for many years. To print your own copy see: [[Media:Swedenish_Par_Reg_and_Exam_headings.pdf|Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings]]
  
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Guide to Norrbotten ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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How to Do Research in Norrbotten, Sweden

Most of your genealogical research for Norrbotten will be in online church records. Methods for locating and reading them are given here.
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History

The County of Norrbotten was created in 1810. The area that belongs to Norrbotten County previously belonged to Lappland and Norrbotten Provinces. The county letters for Norrbotten are: BD

Knowing Your Locality

To search effectively, it will help if you know the farm, parish, and county where your ancestor lived. The Wiki articles Gather Family Information, Tracing Immigrant Origins, and Finding a Place of Origin in Sweden describe many strategies you can use to find this. Sweden 1951 Place Names Register and the Swedish Parish Pages list in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.

Districts

Norrbotten has Tingslags instead of Härads. Through the years there has been variations in the Tingslag organization in Norrbotten. Because of this, the Tinglsag information is found on the parish pages instead of here. Click on the parish you need in the table below.

Parishes

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Patronymics and Naming Customs

Most Swedish surnames are patronymic. Patronymic surnames changed with each generation. Also, Swedish surnames can be changed for a variety of reasons. Understanding surname changes is more important in Swedish research than in United States or Great Britain. To prepare yourself to cope with these changes, carefully study Sweden Names, Personal.

Church Records

Church records from the county of Norrbotten contain the following types of records. Click on the Swedish name of the record to link to important facts and clues that can be found in each record.


Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)

The Household Examination Records are a key source in Swedish genealogical research, not found in many other countries. Perhaps their greatest value is that they gave detailed data organized in families for each year. This is particularly helpful in sorting out the duplication of names created by the use of patronymics. The contents of a Household Examination Book varied according to time, place and the minister. As you search the books you might see:

  • The name of the farm, village, or rote (registration area).
  • Names of household members including any
pigor (female workers) or drängar (male workers).
  • Birthplace
  • Birth date or age
  • A score for catechism knowledge.
  • Dates of partaking communion.
  • Dates of participation with the Household Examination.
  • Moving information
  • Death date
  • Marriage date
  • Disciplinary notes
  • Vaccination against smallpox.
  • Reference to military conscription.

Online Records

1. Online Digital Records for Church Records

The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these sites:

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.)

FamilySearch Historical Records Online Databases for Sweden

The original copies of the church records before 1895 are preserved by the Naional and Regional Archives in Sweden. FamilySearch has partnered with The National Archives of Sweden to create indexes of the Swedish church records. For more detail on the contents and coverage of these records, see: Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch.

Ancestry.com Online Database for Sweden

Norrbotten Index and Images

  • 1880-1893 - Sweden, Selected Indexed Household Clerical Surveys, 1880-1893, index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Norrbotten County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
  • 1451-1943 - Sweden, Church Records, 1451-1943, index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Norrbotten County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
  • 1860-1941 - Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1860-1941, index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Norrbotten County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.

Sweden Including Norrbotten

MyHeritage.com Online Databases for Sweden

ArkivDigital Online Databases for Sweden

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Here are links for registering, buying services, installing the software, a direct link to Norrbotten records, the main search page, and a library of instructional articles on Swedish genealogy methods.

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2. Microfilms of Church Records for Sweden

Microfilms of the original records used for developing the online databases are also available for research. You will find additional records that have yet to be digitized. Currently, they are being digitized, and plans are to complete that project by 2020. 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.
To find a microfilm:

a. Click on this link to see a list of records for Sweden, Norrbotten.
b. Click on "Places within Sweden, Norrbotten" and a list of towns and cities will open.
c. Click on the town or city you wish to search.
d. Click on "Church Records" topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
e. Choose the correct event and time period for your ancestor.
f. Some combination of the icons shown below will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record.
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Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm.

Reading the Records

  • Online interactive slideshow lessons are available to help you learn to read these records:

Search Strategy and Tips

  • First find the birth and baptism record of your ancestor. Once you know his date and place of birth and his parents' names, you can locate the family in the Household Examination Records.
  • Search every Household Examination Record that your ancestor appears on (from birth to death). You will pick up valuable clues along the way, find children who died young, and establish correct family member relationships.
  • All birth, marriage, or death dates found in Household Examination Records need to be verified in the actual birth, marriage, or death records.
  • Pay attention to relationship titles, occupations, military status, and remarks. See word list for Vocabulary for Household Examination Records.
  • Dates are written in the European order of day, month, and year.
  • The Family History Library created a basic key words list to help with reading the column headings (for when they exist in the actual records.) This copy has been given out at the Nordic Reference Counter for many years. To print your own copy see: Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings