Forshaga parish, Sweden Genealogy

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

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(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)
Stift Karlstad
Pastorat 1908(-11-01)-1919 Grava
1919(-05-01)- Forshaga
Län -1779 Närke och Värmland
1779- Värmland
Landskap Värmland
Härad lägg till
Tingslag 1908-1970 Mellansysslet
Domsaga 1908-1970 Mellansysslet
1971-2004 Karlstad
2005- Värmlands läns
Fögderi 1908-1946 Mellansysslet
1946-1966 Karlstad
Länsmansdistrikt lägg till
Kronofogdedistrikt Värmlands läns
Kommun 1908-1944 Grava landskommun
1944-1970 Forshaga köping
1971- Forshaga
Militär indelning lägg till
FamilySearch I.D. 3536539
NAD Ref Code SE/VA/13120

Place Names:


Forshaga, Forsnäs

Gräsbol, Gräsbolstorp




Norra Skifed

Skiftorp, Sundstad, Södra Skifed


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.

  • Surrounding Parishes


Census Records

Church Records

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,, and are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)

Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Family History Library Records

Click Sweden, Värmland 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, Värmland and then select your parish.

Military Records

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Forshaga Husförhörslängd 1908-1914 Ortregister