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Wards and Branches in Sweden
Ward or Branch______ County________Year Organized_______________Remarks_____________
Alingsås Branch Älvsborg Some members as early as 1850’s
Alingsås Ward Älvsborg 1985
Avesta Branch Kopparberg 1992 1870 part of Västerås branch
1880’s part of Bergslagen branch
1890 part of Solvarbo branch
Bergslagen Branch Kopparberg See Borlänge Branch. LDS Membership Records -- early to 1947
Borlänge Branch Kopparberg 1852 Belonged at times to different branches
Nora, Västerås, Avesta, Solvarbo,
Dalarna, and Bergslagen. LDS membership
records – early to 1947.
Borlänge Ward Kopparberg 1999 Borlänge branch and Falu branch
combined to make the Borlänge Ward
Borås Branch Älvsborg 1864 Part of Ulricehamn branch 1857 to 1863
Borås Ward Älvsborg 2000
Burgsvik Branch Gotland 1862 In 1864 was combined with other branches to
form the Gotland branch.
Dalarna Branch Kopparberg (See Borlänge Branch)
Eskilstuna Branch Södermanland 1870 Part of Torshälla branch before 1870
1977 dependent branch to Västerås
1980 independent branch. LDS membership
records – early to 1950.
Falkenberg Branch Halland 1857 Formed by dividing the Halmstad branch.
Falu Branch Kopparberg 1993 Divided from Borlänge branch to form a
Combined in 1999 with Borlänge branch to form the Borlänge Ward.
Follingbo Branch Gotland 1861
Frändefors Branch Älvsborg LDS Membership Records – 1864 to 1870
Gotland Branch Gotland 1864 Sometimes called the Visby branch.
LDS Membership Records -- 1858 to 1929.
Gubbängen Branch Stockholm 1955 Known as “Stockholms 2:a gren”. Became a
Ward in 1975.
Gubbängen Ward Stockholm 1975 Before 1975 was known as Stockholms 2nd
Gustaf Branch Kopparberg See Solvarbo Branch
Gårdstånga Branch Malmöhus LDS Membership Records – 1861 to 1881.
Gävle Branch Gävleborg 1862 Few members by the 1880’s. Membership
dwindled. Branch organized again 1900.
LDS Membership Records – early to 1951.
Göteborg Branch Göteborg och Bohus 1857 LDS Membership records – 1855 to 1948
Göteborg 2nd Branch Göteborg och Bohus 1956 1959 the branch was divided into the Utby
Branch and the Kortedala Branch.
1965 the two branches were combined again.
1977 organized as the Utby Ward
Göteborg 1st Ward Göteborg och Bohus 1977 Later Called Västra Frölunda Ward.
Göteborg 2nd Ward Göteborg och Bohus 1977 Later called the Utby Ward.
Halmstad Branch Halland 1856 In 1996 was organized at the Halmstad Ward.
LDS Membership Records -- 1853 to 1930
Halmstad Ward Halland 1996 Before 1996 known as Halmstad Branch.
Handen Ward Stockholm 1986 Formed from parts of the Stockholm 2nd and
4th Wards and also the Västerhanginge Ward.
Haninge Ward Stockholm 1986 Name later changed to Västerhaninge Ward.
Helsingborg Branch Malmöhus 1853 LDS Membership Records – 1853 to 1951
Helsingborg Ward Malmöhus
Hjo Branch Skaraborg LDS Membership Records – 1852 to 1872.
Holm Älvsborg See Mellerud Branch
Hudiksvall Branch Västernorrland 1995 Previously had been part of the Sundsvall
Hägersten Branch Stockholm 1971 Known also as Stockholm’s 3rd Branch.
Before 1971 was part of Stockholm’s 1st
Hägersten Ward Stockholm
Hälsingborg See Helsingborg
Härnösand Branch Västernorrland LDS Membership Records – early to 1930.
Hässleholm Branch Kristianstad 1873-1874 LDS Membership Records – 1863 to 1874
1992 Formed again by dividing the Kristianstad branch.
Högmarsö Branch Stockholm LDS Membership Records – 1942 to 1949.
Hörby Branch Malmöhus LDS Membership Records – 1857 to 1874.
Jakobsberg Ward Stockholm 1982 First known as Stockholms 5th Ward. Before
1982 part of Stockholms 1st Ward.
Jönköping Branch Jönköping 1862 For the years 1955 to 1977 there were 2
Branches in Jonköping. They were combined
in 1977 to form the Jönköping ward. LDS Membership Records 1862-1930.
Jönköping Ward Jönköping 1977 Formed by combining the 2 Jönköping
Kalmar Branch Kalmar 1854 In 1865 became part of the Västervik branch.
Between 1865 and 1992 Kalmar was
periodically organized. Organized again 1992. LDS Membership Records 1853-1928.
Karlshamn Branch Blekinge 1859
Karlskoga Branch Örebro 1965 After a number of years it was combined with
the Örebro branch. In 1993 was reorganized
as a branch.
Karlskrona branch Blekinge 1871 LDS Membership records – 1871 to 1903
Karlstad Branch Värmland 1862 1877 combined with the Örebro Branch.
1905-1920 known as the Värmland branch
After 1920 known again as the Karlstad branch. LDS membership records – 1856 to 1876.
Katrineholm branch Södermanland 1986 The name of the Vingåker branch was
Changed to Katrineholm in 1986.
Kortedala Branch Göteborg och Bohus 1959 Formed when the Göteborg 2nd Branch was
divided forming the Utby Branch and the Kortedala Branch. In 1965 both branches were combined again. 1977 organized as the Utby Ward.
Kramfors Branch Västernorrland LDS Membership Records – 1931 to 1947
Kristianstad branch Kristianstad 1854 Some periods when no branch organization
existed. Reorganized 1952. LDS Membership
Records – 1863 to 1930.
Kullenberg Branch Malmöhus 1859
Kungsbacka branch Göteborg och Bohus 1982 Divided off from the Göteborg 1st Ward.
Became a ward in 1988.
Kungsbacka Ward Göteborg och Bohus 1988 Previously had been Kungsbacka branch.
Landskrona Branch See Helsingborg Branch
Limhamn Ward Malmöhus 1996 Formed by the dividing of the Slottsstaden
Linköping branch Östergötland 1857 Reorganized 1947. During the years 1975 –
1980, it was a dependent branch. Since 1980 has been an independent branch. LDS
Membership Records – 1857 to 1878.
Ljungstorp Branch Örebro 1858 Named changed in 1860 to the Örebro branch. Prior to 1858 members part of Stockholm Branch.
Lomma Branch Malmöhus 1853 Seacoast village about 7 miles north of Malmö. (Third branch in Sweden)
Luleå branch Norrbotten 1893 LDS Membership Records – 1880 to 1922.
Lund branch Malmöhus 1853 The fourth branch organized in Sweden. 1883 the Trelleborg branch joined the Lund
Branch. Lund joined the Malmö branch 1900.
Lund branch reorganized 1978 when Malmö
branch divided and was called the Skönabäck
branch. In 1994 the name changed back to
the Lund branch. Became the Lund ward in
in 1996. LDS Membership Records – 1852- 1899.
Lund Ward Malmöhus 1996 Previous had been the Lund branch.
Lyngby Branch Malmöhus LDS Membership Records – 1854 to 1869.
Långaröd Malmöhus See Viggarum Branch
Malmö Branch Malmöhus 1853 Second Branch organized in Sweden. For a period of time it was called Slottstaden Branch. In 1996 became the Malmö Ward. LDS Membership Records 1852-1946.
Malmö Ward Malmöhus 1996 Formed from the Malmö branch.
Medelplana Branch Skaraborg LDS Membership Records – 1855 to 1862.
Mellerud Branch Älvsborg LDS Membership Records – 1864 to 1878.
Found in FHLC under Holm, Älvsborg – Church
Morgongåva Branch Västmanland LDS Membership Records – early to 1929 and 1931-1948.
Found in FHLC under Vittinge Church Records.
Motala Branch Östergötland LDS Membership Records – 1855 to 1867.
Märsta Branch Stockholm 1993 Formed by the division of the Jakobsberg
Nacka Branch Stockholm In 1998 combined with part of the Handen
Ward to make the Tyresö Ward.
Naverstad Göteborg och Bohus See Strömstad Branch.
Nora Branch Örebro LDS Membership Records – 1856 to 1866.
Norrköping Branch Östergötland 1858 Became a ward in 1975.
LDS Membership Records – 1853 to 1946 and 1856-1896.
Norrköping Ward Östergötland 1975 Before was the Norrköping branch.
Nynäshamn Branch Stockholm 1993 Organized as the Ösmo branch but after a
year name changed to Nynäshamn branch.
Formed by dividing the Västerhaninge Ward.
Nävlinge Branch Kristianstad LDS Membership Records – 1854 to 1867.
Ragunda Branch Jämtland LDS Membership Records – 1857 to 1860
Riseberga Branch Kristianstad LDS Membership Records – 1854.
Risinge Branch Östergötland 1858 LDS Membership Records – 1857 to 1849. Prior to 1858 members were part of the Norrköping Branch.
Romelanda Göteborg och Bohus See Råstock Branch.
Råstock Branch Göteborg och Bohus LDS Membership Records – 1858 to 1866.
Found in FHLC under Romelanda, Göteborg
Och Bohus – Church Records.
Sala Västmanland See Morgongåva Branch.
Sallerup Branch Malmöhus LDS Membership Records – 1857 to 1859.
Found in FHLC under Västra Sallerup,
Malmöhus – Church Records.
Sandviken Branch Gävleborg 1950 Before 1950 was part of the Gävle branch.
Skara Branch Skaraborg LDS Membership Records – 1854 to 1895
Skellefteå Branch Västerbotten 1949
Skönabäck Branch Malmöhus 1853 The first branch organized in Sweden. Skönabäck was a large estate 30 miles east of Malmö (Skurup Kommun). Combined with Lund Branch at some point. Also known as Lund branch. Lund branch was called
Skönabäck 1978 to 1994. LDS Membership
Records – 1853 to 1857.
Skövde Branch Skaraborg 1854 1860 joined Trollhättans branch. In 1893 reorganized
With the division of the Trollhättan branch. Was a
dependent branch from 1977 but was an independent
branch by 1999. LDS Membership Records – 1854 to
Slimminge Malmöhus See Skönabäck Branch
Slottsstaden branch Malmöhus 1853 Also known as the Malmö branch. Became the
Malmö Ward in 1996.
Sollefteå Branch Västernorrland 1953 Prior to 1953 members in this area belonged to the
Solvarbo Branch Kopparberg LDS Membership Records – 1864 to 1903.
Stenungsund Branch Göteborg och Bohus end of 1960’s In 1969 was a dependent branch to Goteborgs
2nd Branch. 1977 became an independent branch.
Stockholm Branch Stockholm 1854 1955 divided into the Stockholm’s 1st and 2nd branches
LDS Membership Records – 1854 to 1947.
Stockholm Ward Stockholm 1993 Members are from inner city Stockholm, Lidingö,
and parts of Solna.
Stockholm’s 1st Branch Stockholm 1955 Divided from the Stockholm branch.
Stockholm’s 1st Ward Stockholm 1975. Previously the Stockholm 1st branch
Stockholm’s 2nd Branch Stockholm 1955 Divided from Stockholm’s branch.
In 1975 became the Gubbängen Ward.
Stockholm’s 3rd Branch Stockholm 1971 Before 1971 was part of Stockholm’s 1st Branch
Later became the Hägersten Ward.
Stockholm’s 4th Ward Stockholm 1977 Formed from parts of the Stockholm 1st and 2nd
Stockholm’s 5th Ward Stockholm 1982 Had been part of the Stockholm 1st ward. Name was c changed to the Jakobsberg Ward.
Strömstad Branch Göteborg och Bohus LDS Membership Records – 1862 to 1869.
Sundsvall Branch Västernorrland 1859 1915-1945 no leader for the branch. There were
active branches in Härnösand and Kramfors at
this time. After World War II the branch was Reorganized. LDS Membership records 1857-1922
Svedala Branch Malmöhus LDS Membership Records – 1854 to 1856.
Sventorp Branch Skaraborg LDS Membership Records – 1860 to 1862.
Södertälje Branch Stockholm 1948 Before 1948 part of Stockholm’s Branch.
1962 a dependent branch
Torshälla Branch Södermanland 1859
Trelleborg Branch Malmöhus LDS Membership Records – 1856 to 1869. 1883 was made part of the Lund branch
Trollhättan Branch Älvsborg 1861 1953 reorganized as a branch.
Became a ward in 1977.
LDS Membership Records – 1861 to 1900
Trollhättan Ward Älvsborg 1977 Before had been the Trolhättan branch.
Tyresö Ward Stockholm 1998 Formed from parts of the Handen Ward together
with the Nacka Branch.
Täby Ward Stockholm 1982 Formed from the division of Stockholm’s 1st ward.
Ulricehamn Branch Älvsborg 1857 LDS Membership Records – 1857 to 1863.
Umeå Branch Västerbotten 1954
Uppsala Branch Uppsala 1865 Organized as a ward in 1998. LDS Membership Records 1865-1944.
Uppsala Ward Uppsala 1998 Previously had been Uppsala Branch.
Utby Branch Göteborg och Bohus 1956 Formed by the division of Göteborg’s 1st branch. First known as Göteborg’s 2nd Branch.
Utby Ward Göteborg och Bohus 1977 Previously had been the Utby Branch, also called
Göteborg’s 2nd Branch.
Vadstena Branch Östergötland LDS Membership Records – 1860 to 1863.
Vallby Branch Malmöhus LDS Membership Records – 1858 to 1863
Vamlingbo Branch Gotland 1862 1864 combined with other branches to form Gotland Branch.
Viggarum Branch Malmöhus LDS Membership Records – 1853 to 1874.
Found in the FHLC under Långaröd, Malmöhus –
Vingåker Branch Södermanland 1879 In 1986 the branch was moved to Katrineholm
and became known as the Katrineholm branch.
LDS Membership Records – 1879 to 1946.
Found in FHLC under Västa Vingåker – Church Records
Visby Branch Gotland 1861 LDS Membership Records – 1858 to 1929.
Also known as the Gotland Branch.
Vittinge Västmanland See Morgongåva Branch
Vittskövle branch Kristianstad 1883 LDS Membership Records 1883 to 1889.
Vänersborg Branch Älvsborg LDS Membership Records – 1862 to 1868.
Värmland Branch Värmland 1900 Prior to 1900 was part of Örebro branch.
Västerhaninge Ward Stockholm 1986 First called the Haninge Ward.
Västervik Branch Kalmar LDS membership Records – 1853 to 1912.
Västerås Branch Västmanland 1866 LDS Membership Records – 1862 to 1945.
Västra Frölunda Ward Göteborg 1856 Divided in 1956 and was known as Göteborgs
och Bohus 1:a Branch. Became the Göteborg 1st Ward in
1977 which was later called the Västra Frölunda Ward.
Västra Löfstad Branch Västmanland 1860 (Västerlövsta) Became part of the Västerås Branch in
Västra Vingåker See Vingåker Branch.
Växjö Branch Kronoberg 1859 Was a branch up until 1870. 1871-1947 at times
had missionaries. 1947 reorganized. Most of the
1970’s was a dependent branch to Karlskrona or
Jönköping. Became an independent branch in 1977.
LDS Membership Records – 1859 to 1870.
Ystad Branch Malmöhus LDS Membership Records – 1857 to 1906. Formed from parts of the Lund and Kristianstad branches.
Ärtemark Älvsborg 1864 LDS Membership Records – 1864 to 1874.
Örebro Branch Örebro 1855 Organized as the Ljungstorp branch. Named changed
to the Örebro branch in 1860.
LDS Membership Records – 1855 to 1949.
Ösmo Branch Stockholm 1993 Part of Västerhaninge Ward prior to 1993. Name
changed to Nynäshamns branch in 1994.
Östersund Branch Jämtland 1861 Branch closed 1877. Reorganized 1902.
LDS Membership Records – 1861 to 1911 and 1902- 1921.
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