Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1978773 |title=Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860|location=European}}<br>
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
Sverige, Älvsborg, Kyrkoböcker Register  
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Sverige, Älvsborg Kyrkoböcker Register  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The collection consists of church records from the county of Älvsborg. It contains indexes to births, marriages, and deaths and also images of clerical surveys, registers of birth, marriage, death, move-in and move-out lists, confirmations, church accounts, etc.
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The collection consists of church records from the county of Älvsborg. It contains indexes to births, marriages, and deaths along with images of:
  
=== Record Content  ===
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*Clerical surveys
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*Registers of birth, marriage, and death
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*Mmove-in and move-out lists
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*Confirmations
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*Church accounts
  
The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran birth or christening or birth (Födde) records are:
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The records are handwritten in narrative style. They cover the years 1642 to 1897; index 1681 to 1860.
  
[[Image:Sweden Lutheran Church (08-0548) Christening DGS 4175749 429.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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For a list of records by parishes published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1978773/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
*Child’s name
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
*Christening date
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*Sometimes the birth date
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*Parents’ names
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*Parents’ marital status
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*Parents’ residence
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*Father’s occupation
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*Sometimes the mother’s age
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*Witnesses and their residences
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The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran marriage (Vigde) records are:
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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.
  
[[Image:Sweden Lutheran Church (08-0548) Marriage DGS 4175749 537.jpg|thumb|right]]
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{{Collection citation | text= "Sweden, Alvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Landsarkivet i Göteborg.}}
  
*Groom’s name
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<br> [[Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
*Depending on the time period, the groom’s marital status, residence, and age
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*Bride’s name
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*Depending on the time period, the bride’s marital status, residence, and age
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*Witnesses and their residences
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The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran death or burial (Döde) records are:
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== Record History, Content and Use  ==
  
[[Image:Sweden Lutheran Church (08-0548) Burial DGS 4175749 563.jpg|thumb|right]]
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For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the following wiki articles:  
  
*Name of the deceased
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*[[Sweden Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Death date
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*[[Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch]]
*Burial date
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*[[Swedish Church Records|Swedish Church Records]]
*Residence
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*Occupation
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*Age
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*Marital status and sometimes the spouse’s name
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*Sometimes other biographical notes
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The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran moving records (Inflyttnings and Utflyttnings) are:
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
*Name of person moving
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org.] Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
*Former residence
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*New residence
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*Residence
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*Occupation
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*Age
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*Sometimes marital status
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The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran clerical surveys (Husförhörslängd) are:
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*Name of each member of the household
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*Birth dates
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*Birthplaces
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*Residence
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*Occupation
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*Deaths within the year
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*Marriages within the year
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*Moves within the year (including where they moved to or from)
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*Marital status
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*Relationships
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The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran church account registers (räkenskaper) are:
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*Name
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*Date
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*Residence within the parish
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*Amount paid
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*May give reason for payment
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== How to Use the Records  ==
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To begin your search you will need to know:
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*Name of your ancestor
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*Date of the event
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*Parish name
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If you do not have this information, it may be necessary to go to a more recent generation to begin your search.
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==== Help with the Language  ====
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These records are in Swedish so you will need to be able to understand written Swedish. Some of the key words you will need to understand in order to use this collection are:
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{| border="3"
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|-
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Swedish'''
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''English'''
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|-
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| Ålder
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| Age
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| Barns efternamn
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| Child’s surname
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| Barnsnamn
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| Child’s given names
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| Begravning
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| Date of burial
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| Bostad
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| Residence
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| Bruds bostad
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| Bride’s residence
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| Bruds efternamn
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| Bride’s surname
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| Bruds fars efternamn
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| Bride’s father’s surname
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| Bruds mors efternamn
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| Bride’s mother’s surname
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| Bruds farsnamn
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| Bride’s father’s given names
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| Bruds morsnamn
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| Bride’s mother’s given names
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|-
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| Brudsnamn
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| Bride’s given names
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|-
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| Döptedag
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| Baptism date
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| Dödsdag
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| Death date
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| Efternamn
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| Surname
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| Fars bostad
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| Father’s residence
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| Fars efternamn
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| Father’s surname
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| Farsnamn
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| Father’s given names
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| Födelse och dopböcker
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| Birth and baptism or christening book
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| Födseldag
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| Birthday
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| Församling
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| Parish or congregation
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| Husförhörslängd
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| Clerical survey, household examination
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| Kön
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| Gender
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| Lysning and vigselböcker
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| Banns and marriage book
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| Mans bostad
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| Groom’s residence
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| Mans efternamn
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| Groom’s surname
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| Mans fars efternamn
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| Groom’s father’s surname
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| Mans farsnamn
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| Groom’s father’s given names
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| Mans mors efternamn
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| Groom’s mother’s surname
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| Mans morsnamn
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| Groom’s mother’s given names
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| Mansnamn
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| Groom’s given names
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| Moders efternam
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| Mother’s surname
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| Modersnam
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| Mother’s given names
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| Mors bostad
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| Bride’s residence
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| Mors Efternamn
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| Mother’s surname
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| Mors Namn
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| Mother’s given names
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| Namn
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| Given names
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| Räkenskaper för kyrka och församling
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| Records of accounts for the church and parish or congregation
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| Vigselsdag
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| Marriage date
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For additional help with reading the records, please see the following wiki articles:
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*[[Sweden: Language and Languages|Sweden: Language and Languages]]  
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*[[Swedish Genealogical Word List|Swedish Genealogical Word List]]
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==== Online Courses  ====
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Online courses in reading Scandinavian Gothic handwriting are also&nbsp;available through the [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html FamilySearch Learning Center]. Select [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Scandinavia%22 Scandinavia] from the localities list on the left side of the main page.
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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Place the information you have into the appropriate fields in the search screen and press search. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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Use the information from the list of possible matchs to locate your ancestor’s record. Carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details.
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::Tip - Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.  
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::Tip - Add any new information to your records of each family. This entry may also give you enough additional information to create a family record if you do not already have one.
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The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following steps can help you learn more about your family:
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*Look in the entry for the residence where your ancestor is living. It may be the name of a farm, the number on a farm or the number or small jurisdiction within a city.
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::Tip - Farms are named in Scandinavia. If the farm is large enough it will be divided into numbered sections. Cities are also divided into similar numbered sections. One clue to finding the residence is to look for an “i.” In Swedish this is the word “in.” What the entry is telling you is the person or persons named are living in the following place.
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*Locate this farm or numbered section on the clerical survey (Husförhörslängd) of the same parish for the same year as your ancestor’s christening, marriage, or death.
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::Tip - In Sweden, the ministers were required to keep a yearly census of their parish. This is called the Husförhörslängd or clerical survey.
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*Search the clerical survey for your ancestor’s family. Sometimes the families are in alphabetical order, but usually you will need to read each family entry of the farm or numbered section. When you locate your family, make a record of all the information given in the entry.
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::Tip - These entries usually include many biographical details of each individual within the family.
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::Tip - The witnesses or sponsors are often relatives.
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*Using the information found in the clerical survey entry, continue to search each succeeding or preceding year. Update your family group records with the new information you have found.
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*When you have completed searching the clerical surveys, return to the parish register and verify the new information in the parish register. You may need to search additional parish registers as your ancestors may have moved in from (infra) or moved to (utfra) another parish.
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.<br>
  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
==== Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
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== Citation for This Collection  ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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<!--bibdescbegin-->"Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860," ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]); from the National Archives of Sweden, Riksarkivet SVAR. FHL microfilm, 1,023 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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"Sweden Alvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860" &nbsp; digital images, &nbsp;''FamilySearch &nbsp;''(https://familysearch.org: accessed 14 March, 2012), Bergums forsamling &gt; C I Fodelse- och dopbocker t o m 19191-06-30 1845-1865. Hari aven lysnings- och vigselbok samt dod- och begravningsbok &gt; image 50 of 71 images, entry Bofje Arvidsson fodd September 14 1864; citing&nbsp;&nbsp;Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860," FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org); from the National Archives of Sweden, Riksarkivet SVAR. FHL microfilm, 1,023 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.&nbsp;
  
 
[[Category:Swedish_Church_Records]] [[Category:Sweden|Älvsborg]]
 
[[Category:Swedish_Church_Records]] [[Category:Sweden|Älvsborg]]

Revision as of 15:51, 12 April 2013

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

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Sverige, Älvsborg Kyrkoböcker Register

Record Description

The collection consists of church records from the county of Älvsborg. It contains indexes to births, marriages, and deaths along with images of:

  • Clerical surveys
  • Registers of birth, marriage, and death
  • Mmove-in and move-out lists
  • Confirmations
  • Church accounts

The records are handwritten in narrative style. They cover the years 1642 to 1897; index 1681 to 1860.

For a list of records by parishes published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

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.

"Sweden, Alvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Landsarkivet i Göteborg.


Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record History, Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the following wiki articles:

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Sweden Alvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860"   digital images,  FamilySearch  (https://familysearch.org: accessed 14 March, 2012), Bergums forsamling > C I Fodelse- och dopbocker t o m 19191-06-30 1845-1865. Hari aven lysnings- och vigselbok samt dod- och begravningsbok > image 50 of 71 images, entry Bofje Arvidsson fodd September 14 1864; citing  Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860," FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org); from the National Archives of Sweden, Riksarkivet SVAR. FHL microfilm, 1,023 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.