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Guide to '''Ala parish, Gotland, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
 
Guide to '''Ala parish, Gotland, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
  
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[[Image:Ala Church.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>Ala Church</center>]]
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
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=== Place Names  ===
 
=== Place Names  ===
[http://www2.sofi.se/SOFIU/topo1951/_cdweb/ '''Sweden 1951 Place Names Register'''] and the [[Swedish Parish Pages|'''Swedish Parish Pages list''']] in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.
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[http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/sprak/namn/ortnamn/ortnamnsregistret/sok-i-registret.html '''Sweden 1951 Place Names Register'''] and the [[Swedish Parish Pages|'''Swedish Parish Pages list''']] in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.
 
These place names of farms, villages, and any jurisdictions smaller than a parish can be very important.  First, records for a parish are frequently organized by farm name.  Second, farm names help to identify people within the parish with similar patronymic names.  They might take the farm name as a surname.  Noting which farm they are born or married or had children at can help sort them out.<br>
 
These place names of farms, villages, and any jurisdictions smaller than a parish can be very important.  First, records for a parish are frequently organized by farm name.  Second, farm names help to identify people within the parish with similar patronymic names.  They might take the farm name as a surname.  Noting which farm they are born or married or had children at can help sort them out.<br>
 
   
 
   
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===Census Records===
 
===Census Records===
 
*[[Sweden Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)]]--explanation of this church record which is functionally the census of Sweden.
 
*[[Sweden Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)]]--explanation of this church record which is functionally the census of Sweden.
*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10180/sweden-household-examination-books-1880-1920?s=218489221 Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920], ($), index and images. Also on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9731 '''Ancestry.com'''], ($), [http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=Gotland&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and [https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&Lan=Gotlands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&EndastDigitaliserat=false '''SVAR'''] at Riksarkivet.
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*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10180/sweden-household-examination-books-1840-1947 Sweden Household Examination Books, 1840-1947], ($), index and images. Also on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9731 '''Ancestry.com'''], ($), [http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=Gotland&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and [https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&Lan=Gotlands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&EndastDigitaliserat=false '''SVAR'''] at Riksarkivet.
  
 
===Church Records===
 
===Church Records===
  
 
====Online Database Church Records====
 
====Online Database Church Records====
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 [https://familysearch.org/locations/ a FamilyHistory Center near you] free of charge.'')  
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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 [https://www.familysearch.org/help/fhcenters/locations/ a FamilyHistory Center near you] free of charge.'')  
 
:*{{RecordSearch|1978340|'''Sweden, Gotland Church Records, 1582-1940; index 1655-1860'''}} at FamilySearch.
 
:*{{RecordSearch|1978340|'''Sweden, Gotland Church Records, 1582-1940; index 1655-1860'''}} at FamilySearch.
:*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-Sweden/sweden?s=218489221 '''MyHeritage.com'''] ($),  
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:*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-Sweden/sweden-genealogy-vital-records '''MyHeritage.com'''] ($),  
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc=25&dbSort=1&sbo=1&title=Sweden&keyword=& '''Ancestry.com'''] ($),   
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:*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/catalog/?title=Sweden%20Church%20Records'''Ancestry.com'''] ($),   
 
:*[http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=Gotland&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and  
 
:*[http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=Gotland&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and  
 
:*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&Lan=Gotlands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&EndastDigitaliserat=false '''SVAR'''] at Riksarkivet.
 
:*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&Lan=Gotlands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&EndastDigitaliserat=false '''SVAR'''] at Riksarkivet.
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====Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden====
 
====Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden====
 
:These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
 
:These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
::*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/sweden-an-introduction-to-arkivdigital/886 Sweden: An Introduction to ArkivDigital]
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::*{{LearningCenter2|400|Sweden: An Introduction to ArkivDigital}}
 
::*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/67 Use the Full Scope of Arkiv Digital for Swedish Genealogy]<br>
 
::*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/67 Use the Full Scope of Arkiv Digital for Swedish Genealogy]<br>
  
 
====Family History Library Records  ====
 
====Family History Library Records  ====
Click [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=147104&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Sweden%2C%20Gotland%22 '''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 [https://familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History Center'''] near you.  
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Click [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=147104&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Sweden%2C%20Gotland%22 '''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 [https://www.familysearch.org/help/fhcenters/locations/ '''Family History Center'''] near you.  
 
  Click on "Places within Sweden, Gotland" and then select your parish.
 
  Click on "Places within Sweden, Gotland" and then select your parish.
 
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===Military Records===
 
===Military Records===
 
*[[Sweden Military Records]]
 
*[[Sweden Military Records]]
*[http://www.soldatreg.se/sok-soldat/ '''Central Soldiers Register''']  [http://www.ep.liu.se/databases/soldatregister/default.sv.aspx '''Instructions''' ][http://www.ep.liu.se/databases/soldatregister/search.sv.aspx '''Search Engine''']
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*[http://www.soldatreg.se/sok-soldat/ '''Central Soldiers Register''']  [http://soldat.elektronikhuset.it/ '''Instructions''' ][http://soldat.elektronikhuset.it/search.sv.aspx '''Search Engine''']
  
 
=== Related Sources  ===
 
=== Related Sources  ===
{{Click|Image:Sweden_ORP.png|Sweden Online Genealogy Records}}[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups]]
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<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[Sweden Online Genealogy Records]]</span><span class="community_button">[[FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]]</span></div>
 
===Help Reading Swedish Records===
 
===Help Reading Swedish Records===
 
*You do not have to be fluent in Swedish to read these records!  They have a limited vocabulary: mother, father, born, bride, groom, married, etc. The rest of the content will be names, dates, and places, which do not need translation.  
 
*You do not have to be fluent in Swedish to read these records!  They have a limited vocabulary: mother, father, born, bride, groom, married, etc. The rest of the content will be names, dates, and places, which do not need translation.  
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*Sweden surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study  [[Sweden Names, Personal|'''Sweden Names, Personal''']].
 
*Sweden surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study  [[Sweden Names, Personal|'''Sweden Names, Personal''']].
 
*For help with reading the column headings found in more recent records, see [[Media:Swedenish_Par_Reg_and_Exam_headings.pdf|'''Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings''']].
 
*For help with reading the column headings found in more recent records, see [[Media:Swedenish_Par_Reg_and_Exam_headings.pdf|'''Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings''']].
*Instructions, document examples, and translations are given for [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1717/1282 '''Reading Swedish Birth and Christening Records 1717'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1752/1283 '''1752'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1771/1284 '''1771'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1792/1285 '''1792'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1803/1235 '''1803'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1834/1234 '''1834'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1854/1233 '''1854'''].
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*Instructions, document examples, and translations are given for [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMIUyk19Q5Q '''Reading Swedish Birth and Christening Records 1717'''], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VszQTkluERk '''1752'''], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZgh-3v2Vhw '''1771'''], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLdSHQjyu0 '''1792'''], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP8xTy-IAPE '''1803'''], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcXgfbDIfpM '''1834'''], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLS0zRxvbss '''1854'''].
  
 
===Help Reading Old Handwriting===
 
===Help Reading Old Handwriting===
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?resultListItem=1&fq=place%3A%22Sweden%22&fq=skill_level%3A%22Beginner%22&fq=subjects_en%3A%22Instruction%20and%20methodology%2FEducation%2F%22 '''Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1''']  
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:*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL0wFoBaCXs '''Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1''']  
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/spelling-and-phonetics-for-swedish-genealogy/1307 '''Spelling and Phonetics for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 2'''] — Names, dates, and key genealogical words
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:*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1yNb4BOIec '''Spelling and Phonetics for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 2'''] — Names, dates, and key genealogical words
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-gothic-handwriting-for-swedish-genealogy-put-it-all-together/1337 '''Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy: Put It All Together, Lesson 3''']
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:*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBN4XbXosGU '''Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy: Put It All Together, Lesson 3''']
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/birth-and-christening-records-for-swedish-genealogy/1223 '''Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy''']
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:*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge7vsmb0ngQ '''Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy''']
  
 
*'''Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records:''' (free, online lessons at FamilySearch):
 
*'''Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records:''' (free, online lessons at FamilySearch):
**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-1-scandinavian-gothic-letters/255 Lesson 1: '''Scandinavian Gothic Letters'''],  
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**{{LearningCenter2|58|Lesson 1: '''Scandinavian Gothic Letters'''}},  
**{{LearningCenter2|60|Lesson 2: '''Names, Words, and Dates'''}}, and  
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**{{LearningCenter2|59|Lesson 2: '''Names, Words, and Dates'''}}, and  
**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-3-handwritten-records/256 Lesson 3: '''Handwritten Records''']<br>
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**{{LearningCenter2|60|Lesson 3: '''Handwritten Records'''}}<br>
  
 
===Help With Research Objectives and Strategies===  
 
===Help With Research Objectives and Strategies===  

Latest revision as of 15:34, 24 September 2020


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

Ala 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.)

Ala Parish, Gotland, Sweden Genealogy
Jurisdictions
Stift add here
Pastorat add here
Län Gotland
Landskap Gotland
Härad Norra
Tingslag add here
Domsaga add here
Fögderi add here
Kommun add here
Militär indelning add here


Place Names[edit | edit source]

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. These place names of farms, villages, and any jurisdictions smaller than a parish can be very important. First, records for a parish are frequently organized by farm name. Second, farm names help to identify people within the parish with similar patronymic names. They might take the farm name as a surname. Noting which farm they are born or married or had children at can help sort them out.

Annexen,

Bjärges Gård, Björges Grund, Botwatte, Botwattegård,

Grund, Gurfyles Gård (Gurfiles Gård), Gurfyles Grund (Gurfiles Grund), Gyle Gård, Gyle Grund,

Lauritze Gård, Lauritze Grund,

Ollajvs, Orleips Grund, Orleips Gård,  

Stenstuge Grund, Stenstugu Grund,

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.