Sweden: L.D.S. Branches and Wards
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|Ward or Branch||County||Year Organized||Notes|
||Some members as early as 1850’s|
|Alingsås Ward||Älvsborg||1985|| |
|Avesta Branch||Kopparberg||1992||In 1870 part of Västerås branch. 1880’s part of Bergslagen branch.1890 part of Solvarbo branch, then Bergslagen Branch Kopparberg. See Borlänge Branch. Membership Records -- early to 1947.|
|Borlänge Branch||Kopparberg||1852||Belonged at times to different branches: Nora, Västerås, Avesta, Solvarbo, Dalarna, and Bergslagen. Membership records from 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.|
||see Borlänge Branch.|
|Eskilstuna Branch||Södermanland||1870||Part of Torshälla branch before 1870. 1977 dependent branch to Västerås. 1980 independent branch. Membership records from early to 1950.|
|Falkenberg Branch||Halland||1857||Formed by dividing the Halmstad branch.|
|Falu Branch||Kopparberg||1993||Divided from Borlänge branch to form its own.Combined in 1999 with Borlänge branch to form the Borlänge Ward.|
|Follingbo Branch||Gotland||1861|| |
||Membership Records from 1864 to 1870.|
|Gotland Branch||Gotland||1864||Sometimes called the Visby branch.Membership Records from 1858 to 1929.|
|Gubbängen Branch||Stockholm||1955||Became a Ward in 1975, Gubbängen Ward Stockholm. Before 1975 was known as “Stockholms 2:a gren” Stockholms 2nd Branch.|
||See Solvarbo Branch.|
||Membership Records from 1861 to 1881.|
|Gävle Branch||Gävleborg||1862||Few members by the 1880’s. Membership dwindled. Branch organized again 1900. Membership Records from early to 1951.|
|Göteborg Branch||Göteborg och Bohus||1857||Membership records from 1855 to 1948.|
|Göteborg 2nd Branch||Göteborg och Bohus||1956||In 1959 the branch was divided into the Utby Branch and the Kortedala Branch.In 1965 the two branches were combined again.In 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.Membership Records from 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 Västerhaninge Ward.|
|Haninge Ward||Stockholm||1986||Name later changed to Västerhaninge Ward.|
|Helsingborg Branch||Malmöhus||1853||Membership Records from 1853 to 1951.|
|Hjo Branch||Skaraborg||LDS Membership Records from 1852 to 1872.|
|Holm||Älvsborg||See Mellerud Branch.|
|Hudiksvall Branch||Västernorrland||1995||Previously had been part of the Sundsvall Branch.|
|Hägersten Branch||Stockholm||1971||Known also as Stockholm’s 3rd Branch.Before 1971 was part of Stockholm’s 1st Branch.|
|Härnösand Branch||Västernorrland||Membership Records from early to 1930.|
|Hässleholm Branch||Kristianstad||1873-1874||Membership Records from 1863 to 1874. In 1992 formed again by dividing the Kristianstad branch.|
|Högmarsö Branch||Stockholm||Membership Records from 1942 to 1949.|
|Hörby Branch||Malmöhus||Membership Records from 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.Membership Records 1862-1930.|
|Jönköping Ward||Jönköping||1977||Formed by combining the 2 Jönköping branches.|
|Kalmar Branch||Kalmar||1854||In 1865 became part of the Västervik branch.Between 1865 and 1992 Kalmar was periodically organized. Organized again 1992. Membership Records 1853-1928.|
|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||Membership records from 1871 to 1903.|
|Karlstad Branch||Värmland||1862||In 1877 combined with the Örebro Branch.1905-1920 known as the Värmland branch. After 1920 known again as the Karlstad branch. Membership records from 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. In 1977 organized as the Utby Ward.|
|Kramfors Branch||Västernorrland||Membership Records from 1931 to 1947.|
|Kristianstad branch||Kristianstad||1854||Some periods when no branch organization existed. Reorganized 1952. Membership records from 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 branch.|
|Linköping branch||Östergötland||1857||Reorganized 1947. During the years 1975 – 1980, it was a dependent branch. Since 1980 has been an independent branch. Membership Records from 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||Membership Records from 1880 to 1922.|
|Lund branch||Malmöhus||1853||The fourth branch organized in Sweden. In 1883 the Trelleborg branch joined the Lund Branch. Lund joined the Malmö branch in 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 1996. Membership Records from 1852- 1899.|
|Lund Ward||Malmöhus||1996||Previous had been the Lund branch.|
|Lyngby Branch||Malmöhus||Membership Records from 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. Membership Records 1852-1946.|
|Malmö Ward||Malmöhus||1996||Formed from the Malmö branch.|
|Medelplana Branch||Skaraborg||Membership Records from 1855 to 1862.|
|Mellerud Branch||Älvsborg||Membership Records from 1864 to 1878.Found in FHLC under Holm, Älvsborg – Church Records.|
|Morgongåva Branch||Västmanland||Membership Records from early to 1929 and 1931-1948.Found in FHLC under Vittinge Church Records.|
|Motala Branch||Östergötland||Membership Records from 1855 to 1867.|
|Märsta Branch||Stockholm||1993||Formed by the division of the Jakobsberg Ward.|
|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|
|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 1911.|
|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 Kramfors branch.|
|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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