Östergarn Parish, Gotland, Sweden Genealogy

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

Oestergarn Church

History[edit | edit source]

(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Östergarn Parish, Gotland, Sweden Genealogy
Jurisdictions
Stift Visby
Pastorat -1658 Mother parish in Östergarn and Gammelgarn pastorat
1659-1961 Mother parish in Östergarn, Gammelgarn and Ardre pastorat
1962- Mother parish in Östergarn, Gammelgarn, Kräklingbo, Anga and Ala pastorat
Län Gotland
Landskap Gotland
Härad 1720-1946 Norra
1946-1966 Södra
1967- Visby
Tingslag add here
Domsaga -1942 Norra
1943- Gotland
Fögderi 1720-1946 Norra
1946-1966 Södra
1967- Visby
Kommun 1863-1951Östergarn
1952-1970 Romakloster
1971- Gotland
Militär indelning 1:a Gotlands Båtsmans-Kompani
NAD Ref Code SE/ViLA/23093
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link


Place Names[edit | edit source]

Bengts

Djufvika,( Djupvike)

Fakla,(Fakle),

Falhammers,(Falhammars)

Ganne, Grogarns, Guthenviks (Gutenviks),

Hallgårds, Hallvede (Hallvide), Hessle (Hässle),

Katthamra (Katthammars), Kopungs (Kaupungs),

Lill Hamra (L Hamre),

Philippuse (Filippuse), Prestgården (Prästgården),

Rodarfve (Rodarve),

Sanda (Sande), Sigdes, Skags, Stor Hamra (St Hamre),

Thomase (Tomase),

Wassmund (Vassmunds), Wika (Vike)

To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.

  • Surrounding Parishes

Gammelgarn

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, Gotland 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, Gotland" and then select your parish.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Related Sources[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]

Östergarn Församling Husförhörslängd 1845 - 1852 Ortregister