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Kommun
(commune)

Värmland

Säffle
Säffle kommun is located in the south-western part of province Värmland.
Pop
: 16 639 (2001), 19 229 (1980). Area: 1 219 sqkm.
Central town
:
Säffle, pop abt 11 000 (1980). Part of Näs härad. Other built-up areas: Svaneholm, Värmlands-Bro, Nysäter.
Map Tourist map
Socknar
Botilsäter Bro By Eskilsäter Gillberga
Hedane Huggenäs Kila Långserud Lönskog
Millesvik Ny Ny-Huggenäs Södra Ny Svanskog
Säffle Tveta Ämmeskog Åskog Åstenskog
Ölserud Östenskog      
Topic Name Description Link L
General SCB# 1785      
Kommun Home page Current and historical info   S
Facts        
History Bus line Säffle-Karlstad opened in 1926.
Näs Härad Jurisdictional district on the peninsula Värmlandsnäs. Includes Bro, Ny-Huggenäs, Botilsäter, Ölserud, Millesvik, Eskilsäter, Tveta and Kila socknar and Säffle town. 713 sqkm. Pop 13 750 (1944)
Churches Descriptions (RAÄ) Swedish state church buildings   S
Specific Guides      
Local sites        
Säffle town Originally the trading place Knusesund in By parish. Constituted as a köping in 1882. Separate parish from 1911.
Säffle SCB# 178501. Created 1911-05-01 as kapellförsamling from part of By parish.
By kommun was incorporated in Säffle kommun in 1943.
Births at Säffle sjukstuga and Alfhild Hanssons förlossningshem have separate church books for a period but are archived with the others.
Bro SCB# 178503. Mentioned already in 1307. In Näs härad.
Family Tree. Some grave headstones
Don't mistake for Bro in Gotland kn, Lysekil kn, Upplands-Bro kn or Västmanland province.
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Ölserud SCB# 178505. Pop: 209 (1981), 375 (1947). In Näs härad. Church fr 1668, enlarged in 1792, bell-tower 1881.
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Millesvik SCB# 178506. Pop: 325 (1943). In Näs härad.
Some grave headstones
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Eskilsäter SCB# 178507. Pop: 675 (1939). In Näs härad.
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Huggenäs Separate parish until 1970-01-01 when it was included in Ny-Huggenäs.
Some grave headstones
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Ny-Huggenäs SCB# 178508. Also named Ny or Södra Ny. Absorbed Huggenäs parish in 1970-01-01.
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Kila SCB# 178510. In Näs härad. Genealogy site. Some grave headstones
  at Värmlandsrötter History, literature, addresses, help   S
Lönskog Absorbed by Långserud about 1500.
Åskog Absorbed by Långserud before 1644. Also named Åstenskog and Östenskog.
Specific Sources      
"Census" Ingvar Dahl Tax register for years 1503, 1540, 1610, 1622-35, 1641 M
Family Tree Marianne Johansson Gillberga, Långserud, Stavnäs, Värmskog >Go> S
Kila Gunnar Jonsson Births 1640-45, 1679-1700, Marr. 1689-1930, Deaths 1691-1699 >Go>  

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