Sölvesborg Landsförsamlingen Parish, Blekinge, Sweden Genealogy

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Guide to Sölvesborg: Landsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Saint Nicolai Church

History[edit | edit source]

In 1868 Sölvesborg Landsförsamling was created from Sölvesborg Stadsförsamling. In 1951 Sölvesborg Landsförsamling was dissolved and combined with the Stadsförsamling.
Before 1880 the places of Ynde and Valjö were transfered from Blekinge län to Kristianstads län, the word län means county in English. Up to 1889 the main part of the parish was in Blekinge län except for the areas of Ynde and Valjö that belonged to Kristianstads län. As of Jan. 1, 1890 the areas of Ynde and Valjö were transferred over to Blekinge län. From 1890 - 1950 the entire parish belonged to Blekinge län. More information on the history is found on the Wikipedia page listed here.

Sölvesborg Landsförsamlingen Parish, Blekinge, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Lund
Pastorat Sölvesborg stadsförsamling
Län Blekinge
Landskap Blekinge
Härad 1868-1950 Lister hd
Tingslag not applicable
Domsaga 1682-1970 Lister and Sölvesborgs domsaga
Fögderi 1868-1885 Bräkne and Lister
1886-1917 Västra
1918-1945 Karlshamn
1946-1966 Sölvesborg
Kommun 1868-1950 Sölvesborgs landskommun
1971- Sölvesborgs kommun
Militär indelning Blekinge Båtsmanskompanier
NAD Ref Code SE/LLA/13397
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link

Place Names[edit | edit source]


Granahuset, Gummarp,

Hallahuset, Hanö,



Sissebäck, Skanshuset, Slättahuset, Skogshuset, Slottet, Sölve, Sölvesborg,



Ynde, Yndetorp,

Sweden 1951 Place Names Register and the Swedish Parish Pages list in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.

Surrounding Parishes[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Database Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden[edit | edit source]

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Sweden, Blekinge Records for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Library, that may be digitized. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you.
Click on "Places within Sweden, Blekinge" and then select your parish.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Swedish Records[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]

Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • First find the birth and baptism record of your ancestor. Once you know his date and place of birth and his parents' names, you can locate the family in the Household Examination Records.
  • Search every Household Examination Record that your ancestor appears on (from birth to death). You will pick up valuable clues along the way, find children who died young, and establish correct family member relationships.
  • All birth, marriage, or death dates found in Household Examination Records need to be verified in the actual birth, marriage, or death records.
  • Pay attention to relationship titles, occupations, military status, and remarks. See word list for Vocabulary for Household Examination Records.
  • Dates are written in the European order of day, month, and year.

See Sweden Research Strategies for locating various records in specific time periods.

References[edit | edit source]

Jurisdictional information from: Riksarkivet, “Sölvesborg församling”, at Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). November 2011.

Skatteverket. "Sölvesborgs landsförsamling" Förteckning (Sveriges församlingar genom tiderna). March 2011 Sveriges församlingar genom tiderna