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[[Image:Sweden Portal Picture.png|center|350px|Sweden Portal Picture.png]] '''Welcome to the Sweden page of the FamilySearch Wiki.''' FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Sweden page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Swedish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and advanced researchers. Please visit the [[:Category:Help|help page]] to learn more about using the site. The Sweden Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!  
 
[[Image:Sweden Portal Picture.png|center|350px|Sweden Portal Picture.png]] '''Welcome to the Sweden page of the FamilySearch Wiki.''' FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Sweden page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Swedish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and advanced researchers. Please visit the [[:Category:Help|help page]] to learn more about using the site. The Sweden Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!  
  
 
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As you do your Swedish family history research, sometimes you will see a letter associated to a county. In Sweden these letters are called Länsbokstav which is literally translated as “county letter”. The system of assigning a unique letter (or letters) to every county began with automobile registration in 1916. Read more at: [[Swedish County Letters|Swedish County Letters]] <br>See '''previous''' featured articles at: [[Sweden: Previous Featured Articles|Sweden: Previous Featured Articles]]  
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A new Swedish occupation page has been added called Backstugusittare. The word backstugusittare is a old term for people in rural areas that lived on someone else's land, or on the commons in a small cottage or hut. See the full article at: [[Swedish Occupation: Backstugusittare|Swedish Occupation: Backstugusittare]]. <br>See '''previous''' featured articles at: [[Sweden: Previous Featured Articles|Sweden: Previous Featured Articles]]  
  
=== Getting started with Sweden research  ===
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=== Getting started with Sweden research [[Image:Riksdagen June 2011.jpg|thumb|left|300x250px]] ===
  
 
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6. [[Finding a Place of Origin in Sweden|Place of Origin in Sweden]]<br> 7. People in Major Cities<br> 8. Information about soldiers or sailors <br> 9. [[Sweden: Finding an Unknown Father in Swedish Records|Father of Illegitimate Child]]<br>10. Historical Maps<br> 11. Databases that might help<br> 12.[[Sweden post-1900 Research|Post-1900 Research]]
  
 
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*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927041 records collections for Sweden] on FamilySearch.org  
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*Listing of [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927041 Swedish records] on FamilySearch.org  
 
*[[Sweden: Abbreviations in Family History Sources|Abbreviations in Family History Sources]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Abbreviations in Family History Sources|Abbreviations in Family History Sources]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Dictionaries]]  
 
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*[[Sweden: Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
 
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*[[Scandinavian Given Names|Given Names List]]<br>  
 
*[[Scandinavian Given Names|Given Names List]]<br>  
*[[History of Swedish Counties|History of Swedish Counties]]
 
 
*[[Sweden: Maps|Maps]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Maps|Maps]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Parish Listing|Parish List]]
 
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*[[Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings|Parish Register Headings]]  
 
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*[[Sweden: Research Strategies|Research Strategies]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Research Strategies|Research Strategies]]  
*[[Portal:Stockholm|Stockholm]]  
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*[[Stockholm City|Stockholm]]  
 
*[[Translation Tools for Swedish Research|Translation Tools]]  
 
*[[Translation Tools for Swedish Research|Translation Tools]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Type the letters Å, Ä, and Ö|Type the Letters Å, Ä, and Ö]]  
 
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Swedish Civil Jurisdictions for Family History Research|Civil Rec.]]&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;[[Swedish Judicial Jurisdictions for Family History Research|Judicial Rec.]]&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Swedish Military Jurisdictions for Family History Research|Military Rec.]]&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Swedish Church Jurisdictions for Family History Research|Church Rec.]]  
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Swedish Civil Records for Family History Research|Civil Rec.]]&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;[[Swedish Judicial Records for Family History Research|Judicial Rec.]]&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Swedish Army Records for Family History Research|Army]] / [[Swedish Naval Records for Family History Research|Naval]]&nbsp;Rec. &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Sweden Church Records|Church Rec.]]  
  
 
=== County and Parish Pages  ===
 
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'''[[Counties of Sweden|Counties]]'''&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;'''[[Provinces of Sweden|Provinces]]'''  
 
'''[[Counties of Sweden|Counties]]'''&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;'''[[Provinces of Sweden|Provinces]]'''  
 
To learn more about other jurisdictions in Sweden see [[Sweden: Jurisdictions|Sweden: Jurisdictions]]
 
  
 
=== Sweden FamilySearch Wikiprojects  ===
 
=== Sweden FamilySearch Wikiprojects  ===
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=== Related Country Pages  ===
  
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/FamilySearch_Wiki_Swedish_User_Group_Meeting Swedish Wiki User Group Meetings] <br>  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki Swedish User Group Meeting|Swedish Wiki User Group Meetings]] <br>  
 
*[[Sweden: Svensk Släktforskning Kalendar|Svenskt Släktforsknings - Kalendar]] <br>  
 
*[[Sweden: Svensk Släktforskning Kalendar|Svenskt Släktforsknings - Kalendar]] <br>  
 
*[[Sweden: U.S. Events|U.S. Events]] <br>  
 
*[[Sweden: U.S. Events|U.S. Events]] <br>  
*Join a Community of Sweden Researchers! [http://www.facebook.com/pages/England-Genealogy-Research-Community/183991398317906#!/pages/Sweden-Genealogy-Research-Community/119750384772989 Facebook] and or [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype]  
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*Join a Community of Sweden Researchers! [http://www.facebook.com/pages/England-Genealogy-Research-Community/183991398317906#!/pages/Sweden-Genealogy-Research-Community/119750384772989 Facebook] and or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]]  
 
*[[FamilySearch Indexing: Swedish Church Records up to 1860|FamilySearch Indexing of Swedish Church Records]]
 
*[[FamilySearch Indexing: Swedish Church Records up to 1860|FamilySearch Indexing of Swedish Church Records]]
  
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*[[Sweden: Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]  
 
*[[Beyond Parish Registers:A Case Study]]  
 
*[[Beyond Parish Registers:A Case Study]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Biography|Biographies]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Biography|Biographies]]  
*Cemeteries
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*[[Swedish Census Records|Census]]  
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*[[Sweden Church Records|Church Records]]  
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*[[Sweden: Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]  
*[[Sweden: Court Records|Court Records]]
 
 
*[[Swedish Crime and Punishment|Crime and Punishment]]  
 
*[[Swedish Crime and Punishment|Crime and Punishment]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Directories|Directories]]  
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*[[Sweden: Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Genealogy|Genealogies]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Genealogy|Genealogies]]  
*Geography
 
*Geography (Historical)
 
*Handwriting
 
 
*[[Sweden Heraldry|Heraldry]]  
 
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*[[Sweden: Land and Property Records|Land and Property]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Land and Property Records|Land and Property]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Language and Languages|Language]]  
 
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*[[Sweden: Medieval Collections at the Swedish National Archives|Medieval]]  
 
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**[[Sweden: Soldier Names|Soldier Names]]  
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*[[Sweden: Nobility|Nobility]]  
 
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*[[Sweden: Occupations|Occupations]]  
 
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*[[Sweden: Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
 
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*[[Swedish Privacy Laws in Relation to Genealogy|Privacy Laws]]  
 
*[[Swedish Privacy Laws in Relation to Genealogy|Privacy Laws]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
*[[Sweden: Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]
 
 
*[[Sweden: Schools|Schools]]  
 
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*[[Sweden: Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]  
 
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*[[Study Resources for Swedish Family History Research|Study Resources]]  
 
*[[Study Resources for Swedish Family History Research|Study Resources]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Surnames and Family Organizations|Surnames and Family Organizations]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Surnames and Family Organizations|Surnames and Family Organizations]]  
*[[Swedish Church Records, 1308 – 1940 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Swedish Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
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Welcome to the Sweden page of the FamilySearch Wiki. FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Sweden page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Swedish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and advanced researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Sweden Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

Contents

Featured Content

A new Swedish occupation page has been added called Backstugusittare. The word backstugusittare is a old term for people in rural areas that lived on someone else's land, or on the commons in a small cottage or hut. See the full article at: Swedish Occupation: Backstugusittare.
See previous featured articles at: Sweden: Previous Featured Articles

Getting started with Sweden research
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Getting Started
What's the next step?
Finding your ancestor in the records

Tips for Beginners
Tips for Swedish American Researchers

See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on Scandinavian Research and on Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records.

What are you looking for?

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information
4. Records showing Family Structure
5. Records of Moving and Migration

6. Place of Origin in Sweden
7. People in Major Cities
8. Information about soldiers or sailors
9. Father of Illegitimate Child
10. Historical Maps
11. Databases that might help
12.Post-1900 Research

Research Tools

Jurisdictions and Records

Civil JurisdictionsJudicial JurisdictionsMilitary JurisdictionsChurch JurisdictionsSwedish Juris Bar 1.jpg

       Civil Juris.            Judicial Juris.           Military Juris.      Church Juris.

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       Civil Rec.              Judicial Rec.       Army / Naval Rec.    Church Rec.

County and Parish Pages

Click on the map to navigate to county, province, or parish pages.

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Counties                                                       Provinces

Sweden FamilySearch Wikiprojects

Are you interested to improve the content for Sweden in the FamilySearch Wiki? You can help by doing work individually or by participating on a WikiProject with the Swedish User Group. Check the WikiProject Sweden  page to see if there is a project you are interested in.

Here's a quick reference to general Wiki activities:


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