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Tjurkö Parish, Blekinge, Sweden Genealogy

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

Tjurkö Old Church

History[edit | edit source]

This parish was created on May 1, 1888 from Augerum parish. On Jan. 1, 1964 this parish was dissolved and combined with Karlskrona Stadsförsamling.

Tjurkö Parish, Blekinge, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Lund
Pastorat 1888-1923 Torhamn
1923-1961 Sturkö
1962-1963 Karlskrona stadsförsamling
Län Blekinge
Landskap Blekinge
Härad 1888-1963 Östra hd
Tingslag not applicable
Domsaga add here
Fögderi 1888-1917 Östra fögderi
1918-1963 Karlskrona fögderi
Kommun 1888-1951 Tjurkö kommun
1952-1963 Karlskrona
Militär indelning Blekinge Båtsmanskompanier
NAD Ref Code SE/LLA/13403
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link

Place Names[edit | edit source]



Kungsholms fästning,



P. Larsagården,

Straffanstalten; Stenhuggeriet, Sundet, Södra Gårda,


Västra Gårda.

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,, and 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]

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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, “Tjurkö”, at Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). November 2011.

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

Tjurkö församling husförhörslängd 1888-1899, Ortregister.