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Hejdeby Parish, Gotland, Sweden Genealogy

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

Hejdeby Church


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

Hejdeby Parish, Gotland, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Visby
Pastorat -1928 Annex parish in Endre and Hejdeby pastorat
1928-1961 Annex parish in Barlingbo, Ekeby, Endre and Hejdeby pastorat
1962- Annex parish in Roma, Björke, Follingbo , Akebäck, Barlingbo, Endre and Hejdeby pastorat
Län Gotland
Landskap Gotland
Härad 1646-1681 Nordertredingens tingsrätt
1681- Norra
Tingslag add here
Domsaga -1942 Norra
1943- Gotland
Fögderi 1720-1946 Norra
1946-1966 Södra
1967- Visby
Kommun 1863-1951Hejdeby
1952-1970 Romakloster
1971- Gotland
Militär indelning 1:a Gottlands Båtsmans-Kompani

Place Names 


Bolarfve (Bolarve),

Heidungs, Hejdungs (Hajdungs),

LillRåby, Lilla Råby,


Nickarfve (Nickarve), Norrbys,

StorRåby, Stora Råby,

Suderby, Sorbys (Suderbys),

Tibbles, Tibles (Tibbles),

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


Census Records

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

Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Family History Library Records

Click Sweden, Gotland Records for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Librarythat 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

Related Sources

Help Reading Swedish Records

Help Reading Old Handwriting

  • FamilySearch Online Lessons - Reading Scandinavian Handwriting:

Help With Research Objectives and Strategies

  • 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.


Hejdeby Parish, 1827-1849 AI;4, Husförhörslängd. Gårds Register.