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Parish ministers were required to send yearly extract records to the Central Bureau of Statistics (Statisktiska Centralbyrån) of people leaving Sweden or arriving in Sweden from another country. This practice was supposed to have started in 1851, but it did not become common until 1865.

The Central Bureau of Statistics compiled these records by county. These records have been microfilmed to the year 1940. Thus far, the records between 1851 and 1860 have been indexed. The indexing is an ongoing project. Some counties have indexes more recent than 1860.

These records contain the name of each parish on the first page with statistical information about that parish. Information about the people arriving from another country or leaving Sweden has separate sections on the next page.

The parish extracts are listed in the Family history Library Catalog (at www.familysearch.org) under SWEDEN, [COUNTY] – EMIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION.

Indexes to parish extracts are listed under:


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