Västernorrland County, Sweden Genealogy

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Västernorrland County was created in 1654 by combining Härnösand County and Hudiksvall County. In 1658 Jämtland and Härjedalen were ceded to becoming part of Trondheims County. They were reunited with Västernorrland in 1660. In 1762 the County was divided into two parts. The southern part became Gävle County. The northern part continued to be Västernorrland County with Sundsvall as its capital until 1778 when Härnösand took over this role.  
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Västernorrland County was created in 1654 by combining Härnösand County and Hudiksvall County. In 1658 [[Jämtland_County,_Sweden|Jämtland]] and Härjedalen were ceded to becoming part of Trondheims County. They were reunited with Västernorrland in 1660. In 1762 the County was divided into two parts. The southern part became Gävle County. The northern part continued to be Västernorrland County with [[Sundsvall_City,_Sweden|Sundsvall]] as its capital until 1778 when [[Härnösand_City,_Sweden|Härnösand]] took over this role.  
  
The [[Swedish_County_Letters|County letter]] for Västernorrland is: Y  
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The [[Swedish County Letters|County letter]] for Västernorrland is: Y  
  
 
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History

Västernorrland County was created in 1654 by combining Härnösand County and Hudiksvall County. In 1658 Jämtland and Härjedalen were ceded to becoming part of Trondheims County. They were reunited with Västernorrland in 1660. In 1762 the County was divided into two parts. The southern part became Gävle County. The northern part continued to be Västernorrland County with Sundsvall as its capital until 1778 when Härnösand took over this role.

The County letter for Västernorrland is: Y

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  • Sollefteå tingslag
  • Säbrå tingslag


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