Millesvik parish, Sweden Genealogy
Guide to Millesvik 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:
This parish dates back to early 1100s. It lies on the southerly end of the peninsula Värmlandsnäs and also includes a number of small islands in lake Vänern. Consisting of some woodland, most of the parish land area is farmland belonging to large estates.Rosenberg reports a population of 704 (about 1882) but by year 2000 only 137 people lived there. This is typical for the entire peninsula, once busy farmland, mechanization in the 1900s displaced most of the workers.
|Kommun||after 1971 Säffle kommun.|
|Militär indelning||Värmlands regemente, Näs kompani|
Barud, Bengterud, Berg, Björkdalen, Bocketorp, Börön
Gibraltar, Götterstad, Götterstadstorp
Hjälleskate, Holmen, Hult Norra, Hult Södra, Hultängen, Hälle, Höviken
Klockaregården, Komperud, Kårerud, Kårerudstorp,
Nedra Stegelsrud, Noltorp Västra, Noltorp Östra, Norra Hult, Nybyggerrud
Skottan, Smedtorpet, Solberg, Stegelsrud Nedra, Stegelsrud Östra
Vänsberg, Västra Noltorp, Västra Torp
Östra Noltorp, Östra Torp
To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.
- Surrounding Parishes
Botilsäter, Eskilsäter, Ölserud
- 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.)
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.
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
Millesvik Husförhörslängd 1836-1841 Ortregister