Talk:Swedish Parishes A-H

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

It's wonderful to have this parish listing in the Family Search Wiki, but this alphabetical order is incorrect. Even with the disclaimer in the introduction stating that the list is in English order, it's misleading to the new user and frustrating to those who know the correct order. The Swedish alphabetical order is ... X, Y, Z, Å, Ä, Ö. The correct order needs to be reflected within each word too (1st to 2nd to 3rd letter etc.), not just mixing the ä with the a's or the ö's with the o's.


 

So group Ba.. then Bb, Bc, ... Bå, Bä, and Bö.

Here's how it is now:
B

Socken (Parish) Härad (District) Län (County) Notes
Bäck Vadsbo Skaraborg
Backa see Göteborg City, many records destroyed in a fire 1874
Bäckaby Västra Jönköping
Backaryd Medelstad Blekinge
Bäcke Vadbo Älvsborg
Bäckebo Norra Möre Kalmar
Bäckefors see Bäcke
Backen see Umeå City, Stadsförsamling
Bäckseda Östra Jönköping
Badelunda Siende Västmanland after 1962 see Västerås Badelunda
Bäl Gotland Norra Gotland

Here's how it should be:

B

Socken (Parish) Härad (District) Län (County) Notes
Backa see Göteborg City, many records destroyed in a fire 1874
Backaryd Medelstad Blekinge
Backen see Umeå City, Stadsförsamling
Badelunda Siende Västmanland after 1962 see Västerås Badelunda


and then at the appropriate spot alphabetically:

Socken (Parish) Härad (District) Län (County) Notes
Bäck Vadsbo Skaraborg
Bäckaby Västra Jönköping
Bäcke Vadbo Älvsborg
Bäckebo Norra Möre Kalmar
Bäckefors see Bäcke
Bäckseda Östra Jönköping
Bäl Gotland Norra Gotland


If you change the regional settings to Sweden through your control panel, and install the Swedish proofing tools, you can use the sort tools in Excel and Word to correct the order.
This will be a great reference! G Fröberg Morris 14:10, 16 February 2008 (MST)