Byske parish, Sweden Genealogy

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Guide to Byske parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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This parish was created in 1838 from Skellefteå landsförsamling as a bruksförsamling. Between 1838 and 1874 this parish was known as Ytterstfors. Since 1875 it has been known as Byske.

(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)
Stift -1904 Härnösand, 1904- Luleå
Pastorat -1874 Skellefteå lands
Län Västerbotten
Landskap add here
Härad not applicable
Tingslag 1875-1970 Skellefteå
Domsaga 1875-1966 Västerbottens norra, 1967-1970 Skellefteå, 1971- Skellefteå tingsrätts
Fögderi 1838-1868 Västerbottens andra, 1869- Skellefteå, 1946-1970 Norsjö, -1886 Västerbottens andra, 1886-1946 Skellefteå
Länsmansdistrikt 1875- Byske
Kronofogdedistrikt add here
Kommun 1863-1966 Byske, 1967- 1973 Skellefteå, 1974 Skellefteå
Militär indelning add here

Place Names

Afvan, Brännäs, Brännland, Brännlund, Brännfors Såg ( Brännfors Saw mill), Brännan, Björklund, Båtfors, Borgfors, Byske, Backa, Bjurselet, Bäckliden, Butjern, Båtviks Ångsåg (Båtviks Steam Mill), Dalmyran, Ekenäs, Finnträsk, Gagsmark, Graflund, Harrsjön, Hvitsjön, Hedfors, Hednäs, Hälleström norra (Hälleström North), Hällfors, Hälleström södra (Hällestrom South), Islandsbäck, Innanbäck, Jakobsfors, Källbomark, Kinnbäck, Kälfors, Långsjön, Lundfors, Långsjöliden, Landfors, Lundbäck, Lindesmark, Malbäck, Maltjäln, Nordanå, Norrfors, Perstorp, Rösnäs, Stafsjön, Selsvik, Selforss, Storliden, Selsmoran, Skogfors, Selet, Stensjön, Tväråfors, Tåme, Tåmeträsk, Ytterstfors såg (Ytterstfors Mill), Ytterstfors bruk (Ytterstfors Mill), Åbyn, Ålund, Åkerbo.

Sweden 1951 Place Names Register and the Swedish Parish Pages list in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.

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Riksarkivet. "Byske Församling." Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). March 2011

Skatteverket. "Byske." Förteckning (Sveriges församlingar genom tiderna). March 2011 Sveriges församlingar genom tiderna

Byske parish, Husförhörslängd, 1846-1856, Ort register.