Örkened parish, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Örkened parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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- 1 History
- 2 Place Names
- 3 Collections
- 3.1 Census Records
- 3.2 Church Records
- 3.3 Military Records
- 3.4 Related Sources
- 3.5 Help Reading Swedish Records
- 3.6 Help Reading Old Handwriting
- 3.7 Help With Research Objectives and Strategies
- 3.8 References
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The Orkened Parish (Örkeneds församling) is an independent parish in the Diocese of Lund. The Orkened parish is a hilly, woodland area of 236 sqkm north of Kristianstad that is now part of Lonsboda municipality. The parish was burned in 1678 during the 1675-1679 war between Sweden and Denmark.
The Orkened Church (Örkeneds kyrka) was built in late 1788 in Lönsboda and still stands today (located at Tosthultsvägen 2, Lönsboda, Sweden)
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Aplahult, Bökön (Stora), Bökön ( Lilla ), Björstorp, Björkhult, Böglarehult, Bosakulla, Dufhult Norra, Dufhult Södra, Edema, Ekhult, Esseboda Södra, Esseboda Norra, Ekön, Ekeshult, Frostenstorp, Flyboda Vestra, Flyboda Östra, Fröatorp, Gislaboda, Grimsboda, Gylsboda, Gylleboda, Grafveboda, Hunshult, Hafhult Södra, Hafhult Norra, Hesslehyltan, Hägghult, Höfvitstorp, Jonstorp, Kätteboda, Kongsgården, Kruseboda, Kvarnatorp, Kätteboda, Komålen,Lönsboda,Nybygden, Nedraryd, Olastorp, Qvarnatorp, Rågeboda (Södra), Rönneboda, Rumpeboda, Räfvatorp, Strönhult, Svanshult, Santatorp, Skinnemyra, Skyttatorp, Smålatorp, Tofthult,Traneboda, Tranetorp, Tostaholm, Trånghyltan (Lilla), Tommaboda, Tommahult, Tjufön,Tostaboda, Trulsatorp, Ubbeboda, Ulfshult, Värmanshult, Åbuen, Örnanäs,
To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.
- Surrounding Parishes
- Sweden Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)--explanation of this church record which is functionally the census of Sweden.
- Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920, ($), index and images. Also on Also on Ancestry.com, ($), Arkiv Digital ($), and SVAR ($).
Online Database Church Records
The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital, Ancestry.com, and MyHeritage.com are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)
- Sweden, Kristianstad Church Records, 1585-1910; index 1646-1860, FamilySearch Historical Records.
- MyHeritage.com ($),
- Ancestry.com ($),
- Arkiv Digital ($), and
- SVAR ($).
Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden
- These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
Family History Library Records
Click Sweden, Kristianstad Records for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Library, that may be viewed on loan at a Family History Center near you. Click on "Places within Sweden, Kristianstad and then select your parish.
Help Reading Swedish Records
- You do not have to be fluent in Swedish to read these records! The have a limited vocabulary: mother, father, born, bride, groom, married, etc. The rest of the content will be names, dates, and places, which do not need translation.
- This Swedish Word List covers typical terms found in the records.
- Swedish Historical Dictionary Database, SHDD: This interactive dictionary allows you to enter a word in the search box and receive the translation.
- Feast Day Calendar (Moveable) and Feast Day Lists (Fixed and Moveable) will help you translate dates written in feast day form.
- Denmark surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study Sweden Names, Personal.
- For help with reading the column headings found in more recent records, see Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings.
- Instructions, document examples, and translations are given for Reading Swedish Birth and Christening Records 1717, 1752, 1771, 1792, 1803, 1834, 1854.
Help Reading Old Handwriting
- Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records: (free, online lessons at FamilySearch):
Help With Research Objectives and Strategies
Örkened, Husförhörslängd 1837-1841, Ortregister