Orkesta parish, Sweden Genealogy

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Guide to Orkesta 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.)
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Län 1634-1639 Uppsala, 1640-1647 Stockholm, 1648-1651 Uppsala, 1652-1653 Stockholm, 1654-1714 Uppsala, 1715- Stockholm
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Place Names

Abrahamsberg. Borresta, Borresta ägor, Borresta Dragontorp, Eriksberg, Fattigstugan, Finnberga, Finnberga soldattorp, Granby, Granbylunda, Granbylunda ägor, Granbylunda soldattorp, Grindstugan, Holmboda, Hyppinge, Häggtorp, Hästberga, Karlstorp, Klockaregården, Kohagen, Kulla, Lindholmen, Lindholmen ägor, Lundby, Lundby ägor, Lundby soldattorp, Mörby Stora, Mörby Lilla, Mörbytorp, Neder Sumpen, Nybygget, Nyhagen, Orkestaby, Orkesta Ägor, Orkesta soldattorp, Skräddartorp, Slumsta, Slumsta Ägor, Slumsta Soldattorp, Smedstorp, Socknen, skrifne på ( Poor people listed in the parish), Sången, Söderby, Söderby soldattorp, Traktatet, Trefnaden, Upp Sumpen, Vaxtuna, Vaxtuna ägor, Viggeby, Yttergärde, Yttergärde dragontorp,

To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.

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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, 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, Stockholm 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, Stockholm and then select your parish.

Military Records

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Orkesta parish, Husförhörslängd, 1841-1845, Ort register. 

Riksarkivet. "Orkesta" Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). January 2011 http://www.nad.ra.se/