Sandviken parish, Sweden Genealogy

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Guide to Sandviken 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.)

The name of the parish before 1935 was Högbo, there after known as Sandviken.
Stift Uppsala ärkestift
Pastorat -1868 Ovansjö, 1869- Sandviken
Län Gävleborg
Landskap Gästrikland
Härad not applicable
Tingslag 1880 Gästriklands västra, 1881-1920 Gästriklands östra, 1921-1970 Gästriklands östra domsaga
Domsaga add here
Fögderi 1720-1917 Gästrikland fögderi, 1918-1945 Gävle fögderi, 1946- Sandvikens fögderi
Länsmansdistrikt add here
Kronofogdedistrikt add here
Kommun 1863-1926 Högbo, 1927-1942 Sandvikens köping, 1943- Sandvikens stad
Militär indelning add here
FamilySearch I.D. Sandviken 3523300, Högbo 6372928
NAD Ref Code Sandviken SE/HLA/1010263, Högbo SE/SVAR/HLA-133210026

Place Names

Hammaren Nedre, Hammaren Övre, Högbo bruk, Högbo bruks gruva ( Högbo bruks mine), Högbo bruks herrgård,
Stabäck, Säveränge,
Östanbyn, Överbyn.

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

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Högbo parish, Husförhörslängd AI:6 1837-1841, Ort register.

Jurisdictional Information from: Riksarkivet. "Sandviken Församling." Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). March 2015