Skaraborg County, Sweden Genealogy

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Information about when the county was created. Geographical location and the neighboring counties in context to family history research.Skaraborg County was the northern part of [[Västergötland Province, Sweden|Västergötland Province]].  
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Skaraborg County was created in 1634 when the Ståthållardömet was divided into the Counties of Skaraborg and Älvsborg. The name of the County has its origins with the authority based on the residence city of [[Skara_City,_Sweden|Skara]]. In 1660 the authority base was changed to the residence city of [[Mariestad_parish,_Sweden|Mariestad]] and the County is sometimes referred to as Mariestad County. Skaraborg County was dissolved on Dec. 31, 1997 when it became part of Västra Götaland County.  
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Skaraborg County was the northern part of [[Västergötland Province, Sweden|Västergötland Province]].  
  
 
The southern part of Västergötland Province belonged to [[Älvsborg County, Sweden|Älvsborg County]].<br>  
 
The southern part of Västergötland Province belonged to [[Älvsborg County, Sweden|Älvsborg County]].<br>  
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History

Skaraborg County was created in 1634 when the Ståthållardömet was divided into the Counties of Skaraborg and Älvsborg. The name of the County has its origins with the authority based on the residence city of Skara. In 1660 the authority base was changed to the residence city of Mariestad and the County is sometimes referred to as Mariestad County. Skaraborg County was dissolved on Dec. 31, 1997 when it became part of Västra Götaland County.

Skaraborg County was the northern part of Västergötland Province.

The southern part of Västergötland Province belonged to Älvsborg County.

The county letter for Skaraborg is: R

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Districts

  • Barne härad
  • Frökinds härad
  • Gudhems härad
  • Kinne härad
  • Kinnefjärdings härad
  • Kåkinds härad
  • Kållands härad
  • Laske härad
  • Leaby tingslag
  • Skånings härad
  • Slättängs tingslag
  • Vadsbo härad
  • Valla tingslag
  • Valle härad
  • Vartofta härad
  • Vilske härad
  • Viste härad
  • Åse härad


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