Gällersta Parish, Örebro, Sweden Genealogy

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

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Gällersta (earlier Gellersta) lies about 10 km south of Örebro along a modern highway and the Hallsberg-Örebro railway line. The parish dates back to the middle ages. Primarily given to agriculture with flat land but the northern part gives way to woodland. A river, Täljeån, runs through the parish and a lake, Mosjön, figured in the history. The water level was lowered in the 1850s and again in the 1880s to reclaim more land for farming. Land reform (skifte) affected farm boundries in the mid 1800s. Gällersta is also the name of the small church village. Industry historically consisted of a few grist mills, several of which shut down when the lake level was lowered.

Gällersta Parish, Örebro, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Strängnäs
Pastorat Ekeby
Län 1631-1638 Närke-Värmland, 1639-1653 Örebro, 1654-1778 Närke-Värmland, 1779- Örebro
Landskap Närke
Härad Sköllersta
Tingslag -1903 Sköllersta härad, 1904-1947 Asker and Sköllersta, 1948-1970 Östernärkes domsaga
Domsaga -1773 Södra Närke, 1774-1783 Asker and Sköllersta, 1784-1809 Södra Närke 1810-1970 Östernärke, 1971- Örebro
Fögderi 1720-1917 Östernärke, 1918- Örebro
Länsmansdistrikt -1917 Sköllersta härad
Kronofogdedistrikt 1965- Örebro
Kommun 1863-1951 Gällersta, 1952-1970 Ekeby and Gällersta, 1971- Örebro
Militär indelning Lif-Regementets Husar-Corps: Örebro Sqvadron, Nerikes Regemente: Kumla Kompani, Nya Ordin. Soldat-Roteringen, -1791 Livregementet till Häst: Örebro and Östernärke kompanier, -1814 Närke-Värmlands Regemente: Livkompaniet, 1791-1796 Livregementsbrigadens Lätta-Dragon-Kår: Västernärke and Sanna skvadroner, 1796-1834 Livregements (Brigadens) Husarkår: Västernärke and Sanna skvadroner, 1814- Närke Regemente: Kumla kompani, 1834- Livregementetes Husarkår (Husarer): Örebro and Östernärke skvadroner
FamilySearch I.D. 6372527
NAD Ref Code SE/ULA/10352

Place Names

Almbro, Attersta,
Bondsäter, Boängen, Bro (Norra), Bro (Södra),
Fattighuset, Fellersta,
Gellersta, Gryt, Guttersboda,
Klockarebord, Klockaregården, Kyrkbord, Kyrkebol,
Löfsäter, Lilla Eskog,
Äskog (Eskog),

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. "Gällersta Församling." Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). February 2011 http://www.nad.ra.se/

Gällersta, Husförhörslängd 1841-1845, Ortregister

Saxon, J L. Gällersta en sockenbeskrivning. Stockholm: 1915. film 1 440 242 item 8.