Sweden: Villages/Farms

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There are many smaller units of residence which compose a parish in Scandinavia.  These smaller units are commonly referred to as villages and/or farms.  The Swedish term for village is "by" and the term for farm is "gård".  A village is generally composed of several farms and is usually located nearer the center of the parish where the church if commonly found.  An individual farm could be located at a greater distance from the parish and usually is populated by several families rather than a single family.
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There are many smaller units of residence which compose a parish in Scandinavia.These smaller units are commonly referred to as villages and/or farms. The Swedish term for village is "by" and the term for farm&nbsp is "gård". A village is generally composed of several farms and is usually located nearer the center of the parish where the church if commonly found. An individual farm could be located at a greater distance from the parish and usually is populated by several families rather than a single family. <br>
  
  
In the Swedish gazetteer, '''Svensk Ortförteckingar''', ('''FHL book # 948.5 E8sv''')&nbsp;you will find a complete listing&nbsp;for all the&nbsp;villages and farms in Sweden.&nbsp; A reminder that in&nbsp;the Swedish alphabet following Z are the letters '''Å å''',&nbsp;'''Ä ä''', and&nbsp;'''Ö ö'''.&nbsp; These letters when included in the spelling of Swedish place names indicate to the user that it is necessary to look after Z fo find the correct listing of the place.
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In the Swedish gazetteer, Svensk Ortförteckingar, (FHL book # 948.5 E8sv) you will find a complete listing for all the villages and farms in Sweden. A reminder that the Swedish alphabet has 3 extra letters not found in the English alphabet, they are: Å å, Ä ä, and Ö ö. The Å, Ä, and Ö are after the Z in alphabetical order.<br>
  
 
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There are many smaller units of residence which compose a parish in Scandinavia.These smaller units are commonly referred to as villages and/or farms. The Swedish term for village is "by" and the term for farm&nbsp is "gård". A village is generally composed of several farms and is usually located nearer the center of the parish where the church if commonly found. An individual farm could be located at a greater distance from the parish and usually is populated by several families rather than a single family.


In the Swedish gazetteer, Svensk Ortförteckingar, (FHL book # 948.5 E8sv) you will find a complete listing for all the villages and farms in Sweden. A reminder that the Swedish alphabet has 3 extra letters not found in the English alphabet, they are: Å å, Ä ä, and Ö ö. The Å, Ä, and Ö are after the Z in alphabetical order.