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=== '''History'''  ===
 
=== '''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 administrative organization of Kopparberg County is unclear. In medieval times the province of [[Dalarna_Province,_Sweden|Dalarna]] was often under the jurisdiction of Västerås castle. Gustav Vasa divided Dalarna into 2 jurisdictions. Gustav II Adolf and the guardian of Queen Kristina (while the queen was still underage) tried to establish a Bergslän which would include parts of Dalarna and Västmanland. An Act of government in 1634 created a County called “Dalarna and Kopparberg”. A royal decree in 1647 renamed the County to be Kopparberg. The County kept this name until 1997 when it was renamed Dalarna County.  
  
 
The [[Swedish County Letters|county letter]] for Kopparberg is: W  
 
The [[Swedish County Letters|county letter]] for Kopparberg is: W  
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*Databases for Kopparberg Research<br>  
 
*Databases for Kopparberg Research<br>  
 
*Gazetteers  
 
*Gazetteers  
 
*[[Genealogical Societies in Dalarna, Sweden|Genealogical Societies]]
 
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*Maps  
 
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*Kopparberg Word List
 
*Kopparberg Word List

Latest revision as of 15:01, 8 April 2013

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History

The administrative organization of Kopparberg County is unclear. In medieval times the province of Dalarna was often under the jurisdiction of Västerås castle. Gustav Vasa divided Dalarna into 2 jurisdictions. Gustav II Adolf and the guardian of Queen Kristina (while the queen was still underage) tried to establish a Bergslän which would include parts of Dalarna and Västmanland. An Act of government in 1634 created a County called “Dalarna and Kopparberg”. A royal decree in 1647 renamed the County to be Kopparberg. The County kept this name until 1997 when it was renamed Dalarna County.

The county letter for Kopparberg is: W

Tools

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  • Kopparberg Word List

Districts

Kopparberg has Tingslags instead of Härads. Through the years there has been a lot of variation in the Tingslag organization in Kopparberg. 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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