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Västergötland
Skaraborgs län (R)
Landskap (province)
Län (county)
Skaraborgs län (R) (county) was the eastern half of province Västergötland until 1998. Today it is part of Västra Götalands län. Skara stift (diocese).
This page presents only half of Västergötland province. The other half is
Västergötland / Älvsborgs län (P)
Residential city:
Mariestad (until 1998): Skara. Area: 7 937 sqkm. Pop: 268 735 (1980).
Map of kommuner Härader: List and Map
KOMMUNER:
Essunga Falköping Grästorp Gullspång Götene Habo
Hjo Karlsborg Lidköping Mariestad Mullsjö Skara
Skövde Tibro Tidaholm Töreboda Vara  
Topic Name Description Link L
General SCB# 16, from 1998: 14      
Facts      
History County created in 1634.  
Churches Descriptions index (RAÄ) Swedish state church buildings   S
Skara stift Skara diocese was created in the beginning of the 11th century including Västergötland, Dalsland and Värmland provinces. From 1658 it includes Skaraborgs län, NE part of Älvsborgs län in Västergötland province and part of Jönköpings län. In 1980 it included 15 kontrakt, 88 pastorat and 368 parishes. (religious divisions). Pop: 500 736 (1980).  
Specific Guides    
Falbygden Falbygdens Släktforskarförening Falköping kommun area. VERY useful site ! History, data on line, maps and more. Emigrants section. Discontinued but promise of a new one   B
Local sites NEW SCB# from 1998 in parentheses  
Falköping city City privileges probably no later than the 13th century. Pop:  (1980).    
Essunga SCB# 1603 (1445). Kommun home page. (B) Use "Föreningsregister" for Local Heritage Soc.
Hembygdsföreningar (Local Heritage Soc.): Barne-Åsaka, Bäreberg, Fåglum, Lekåsa, Malma, Nossebro. Addresses on Kommun home page.
Essunga Hembygdsförening
Främmestad Hembygdsförening.
Church Descriptions (RAÄ). Pop:  ().
   
Falköping SCB# 1686 (1499). Kommun home page.
Church Descriptions (RAÄ). Pop: 32 061 (1980).
   
Grästorp SCB# 1602 (1444). Kommun home page. Pop: 5 528 (1980).    
Habo SCB# 1623 (0643). Kommun home page. Pop 6 675 (1976). 7 892 (1980)
Until 1998 part of Skaraborgs län, then moved to Jönköpings län.
   
Socknar:
Parish  
Habo Pop 5 111 (1976).  Habobygdens Släktforskarförening (Gen soc)
Brandstorp Great website for Local heritage Soc. Maps, Downloadable church reg:s, Emigrant register !, Photos and a lot more.
Gustav Adolf  
   
Karlsborg SCB# 1637 (1446). Kommun home page. Church Descriptions (RAÄ). Pop: 8 246 (1980).    
  Karlsborg Carlsborgs Släktforskarförening (Gen soc)   S
    Göta Kanal   S
    Karlsborgs fästning (fortress)   S
  Undenäs SCB #163704. Pop: abt 300 (y2000). Abt 18 km outside Karlsborg city.    
  Researchers. List w addresses >Go> S
    Family Data (Ulla Hansson) >Go> S
Lidköping SCB# 1681 (1494). Kommun home page. Pop: 35 005 (1980).    
Mullsjö SCB# 1622 (0642). Kommun home page. Pop: 5 603 (1978). 6 264 (1980)
Until 1998 part of Skaraborgs län, then moved to Jönköpings län.
   
  Mossebo   See sources: Lundstedt    
  Bjurbäck A very complicated history. Parts of this parish have been in 3 counties (Älvsborg, Skaraborg, Jönköping) and several changes over time.
Parish created in 1732 from part of Bottnaryd sn (F) but at times still regarded as annex to Bottnaryd.
Guide: Search in all 3 above counties and look for Bjurbäck as well as Bottnaryd records. Concentrate on the village name since one village may "move" between parishes. Always read the ortregister (place index) in every HFL volume
   
Skara SCB# 1682 (1495). Kommun home page. Pop:  (1980).    
  Härlunda Until 1971 part of Ardala kommun. Pop: 267 (1977). Church built in 1781 common with Bjärka parish, named Bjärkalunda church.    
Skövde SCB# 1683 (1496). Kommun home page. Belongs to Skånings härad. Pop: 17 620 (1980).    
  Skövde Släktforskarförening Gen. Soc. Area around Skövde city   S
Tibro SCB# 1662 (1472). Kommun home page. Pop: 11 200 (1980).    
Töreboda SCB# 1663 (1473). Kommun home page. Pop: 10 420 (1980).    
  Töreboda Släktforskarförening Local Genealogical Society   S
Vara SCB# 1660 (1470). Kommun home page. Pop: 23 048 (1980).    
Specific Sources    
Church Rec's MANY parishes in Falbygden area Falbygdens Släktforskarförening  Temp off line. >Go> S
Church Rec's Habo kn: Brandstorp socken. SCB# 162303 Much info, B, M, D, HFL ! (1680-1800), Emigr 1868-95 >Go> S
Church Rec's Habo kn: Habo socken Persons (GEDCOM) +soldiers +farms, 1675-1750 Persons . Farms S
Church Rec's Habo kn: Gustaf Adolf socken Persons (GEDCOM) +soldiers +farms, 1675-1750 Persons . Farms S
Church Rec's Hjo kn: Korsberga socken SCB# 168408 >Go> S
Emigration Hjo kn: Korsberga socken Emigrant story: Johannes Kjellander >Go> S
Church Rec's Hjo kn: Fridene socken SCB# 168407   >Go> S
Church Rec's Grevbäck socken # 168403 Ekhammar. Stories and documents (RA-Gbg) >Go> S
Church Rec's Bjurum parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Bolum parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Borgunda parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Brismene parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Broddetorp parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Brunnhem parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Börstig parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Dala parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Floby parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Grolanda parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Gudhem parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Gökhem parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Göteve parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Hornborga parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Håkantorp parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Hällestad parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Högstena parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Jäla parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Karleby parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Kälvene parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Marka parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Mularp parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Näs parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Segerstad parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Skörstorp parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Slöta parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Stenstorp parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Sätuna parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Södra Kyrketorp parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Sörby parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Trävattna parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Ugglum parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Ullene parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Valtorp parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Vartorfta-Åsaka parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Vilske-Kleva parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Åsle parish B, M, D    
Church Rec's Östra Tunhem parish B, M, D    
Family Data Anders Lundstedt Good site w indices of names and places. Several emigrants >Go> S

SCB# = SCB Id number. RAÄ = Riksantikvarieämbetet.
RECORDS: B =Birth, M =Marriage, D =Death/Burial, HFL =Husförhörslängd, Move =Movement rec's, Dom =Judicial records, Mant =Mantalslängd (census). LDS =Church of Latter Day Saints. "kn" = kommun.
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