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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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Västerbotten County was created in 1638 from the County of [[Norrland_County,_Sweden|Norrland]]. It covered the Provinces of [[Västerbotten Province, Sweden|Västerbotten]] and the western part of [[Lappland Province, Sweden|Lappland]] and the entire area of Tornedalen. After the loss in the Finnish War in 1809, Sweden gave up Finland to Russia, including Västerbotten east of the Torne River and Muonio River. More changes came in 1810 with Nordmaling transferred to Västernorrland County. At the same time as a separation from the northern area forming Norrbotten. After some changes with municipalities in 1837, 1862, and 1869 Västerbottens boundaries have remained unchanged.  
  
 
The [[Swedish County Letters|county letters]] for Västerbotten are: AC  
 
The [[Swedish County Letters|county letters]] for Västerbotten are: AC  
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History

Västerbotten County was created in 1638 from the County of Norrland. It covered the Provinces of Västerbotten and the western part of Lappland and the entire area of Tornedalen. After the loss in the Finnish War in 1809, Sweden gave up Finland to Russia, including Västerbotten east of the Torne River and Muonio River. More changes came in 1810 with Nordmaling transferred to Västernorrland County. At the same time as a separation from the northern area forming Norrbotten. After some changes with municipalities in 1837, 1862, and 1869 Västerbottens boundaries have remained unchanged.

The county letters for Västerbotten are: AC

Tools

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  • Västerbotten Word List

Districts

Västerbotten has Tingslags instead of Härads. Through the years there has been variations in the Tingslag organization in Västerbotten. 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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