Torestorp Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy

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

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Torestorp Parish, Älvsborg, Sweden Genealogy
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Place Names:

Abborhult, Andersgården Heden

Backabo, Berg, Bergese, Björnholmen, Brattehall, Brokan, Bålsbygd

Ekedal, Enebacken

Fåglaberg, Fänhult Lillegården, Fänhult Storegården

Getabo Lillegården, Getabo Mellangården, Getabo Storegården, Granhult under Prästgården, Granhult under Skog, Grönkärr, Grönskog, Gullbringa

Harsås, Harsås-Hökervik, Heden Andersgården, Hemmingstorp, Hulatorp, Håkullen, Hägghult, Hägnen, Hälselyckan, Hälsered, Hökavik under Harsås, Hökavik under Svansjö


Kammarholmen, Klockaregården Vik, Kroksjölid, Kulla, Kullahagen, Kårtöd

Lahall, Listorpet, Liden, Lillegården Fänhult, Lillegården Getabo, Ljunglid

Magerhult, Mellangården Getabo, Mellangården Vik, Mossöja, Måbacken

Nabbalycka, Nyhagen under Svansjö, Näset, Näsholmen

Prästgården, Prästgården Granhult

Rappheden, Runneskog, Rådalen, Rökås, Röllese, Röllese Västergården

Sandryd, Sandsered, Sandsered Väghult, Sjögaslätt, Sjöåsen, Skog, Skog-Granhult, Skåred, Slåbo, Sockenstugan, Storegården Fänhult, Storegården Getabo, Strömmen, Sundet, Svansjö, Svansjö Hökavik, Svansjö Kvarn, Svansjö Nyhagen, Sund

Tokabo, Töresvik

Valvingsås, Varsvik, Vik Klockaregården, Vik Mellangården, Vik Västergården, Vik Östergården, Vrå, Väghult under Sandsered, Västergården Röllese, Västergården Vik

Ödegärdet, Östergården Vik

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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,, and are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)

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Family History Library Records

Click Sweden, Älvsborg 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, Älvsborg" and then select your parish.

Military Records

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  • A book entitled "Soldater från Torestorp socken 1681-1708", written by Britt Hagman is available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It contains soldiers from Torestorp parish who served in the Royal Elfsborg's regiment, 1681-1708. It may be available at other libraries or online for purchase. 

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Torestorp Husförhörslängd 1840-1846 Ortergister