Bottna parish, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Bottna 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
The church archive was destroyed by fire at the Kville church on 20 Feb 1904.
A extract copy of the birth records 1860-1894, marriage records 1860-1903, and death records 1860-1894 is available.(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)
|Pastorat||Bottna is an annex parish in the Kville, Bottna and Svenneby pastorate|
|Län||Göteborg och Bohus|
|Tingslag||1680-1681 Kville, 1682-1801 Kville and Bullaren, 1801-1903 Kville, 1904-1926 Kville, Tanum and Bullaren, 1927-1970 Norrviken|
|Fögderi||1686-1966 Norrviken, 1967- Strömstad|
|Kommun||1863-1951 Bottna, 1952-1970 Kville, 1971- Tanum|
|Militär indelning||Bohusläns Regemente|
|NAD Ref Code||SE/GLA/13050|
Binghult, Bottna Knutsgård, Bottna Kronogård, Bottna Nordgård, Bottna Sörgård, Bottna Västergård, Bottna Östergård, Bräcke,
Gillingsmarken Lilla, Gillingsmarken Stora, Gisslegärde,
Saxevall, Skibbevall, Skärholmen Mellangård, Skärholmen Nedergård, Skärholmen Öfvergård, Skärperöd,
Wakleby, Wrångstad Kronogård, Wrångstad Prestebol,
- 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, ($), index and images. Also on Ancestry.com, ($), Arkiv Digital ($), and SVAR ($).See Västra Göteland.
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, Göteborg och Bohus Church Records, 1577-1932; index 1659-1860, FamilySearch Historical Records.
- MyHeritage.com ($),
- Ancestry.com ($),
- Arkiv Digital ($), and
- SVAR ($). See Västra Göteland.
Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden
- These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
Family History Library Records
Click Sweden, Göteborg och Bohus 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, Göteborg och Bohus" 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
Bottna, Församlingsbok 1895-1910 (AIIa:1) Ortregister