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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Record Description

Record Content

The records usually contain the following:

  • Name of deceased
  • Death date
  • Inventory date
  • Residence of the deceased
  • Names of heirs, their ages, relationship to the deceased and residence
  • Probate date
  • Name of guardian of underage children or heirs, guardian's residence and relaqtionship to his charges

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Approximate death date
  • Name of the court district (härad)

Help with the Language

These records are in Swedish so you will need to be able to understand written Swedish. For help with reading the records, please see the following wiki articles:

Search the Collection

To search the collection by image
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Archive"
⇒Select the appropriate "Series and title"
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume and year" which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.

Related Websites

Arkiv Digital

Related Wiki Articles

Sweden Probate Records

Contributions to This Article

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

“Collection Title.” Index or Index and Images or Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing NARA microfilm publication (number). Archive location: Archive name, date published.

 

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