Sweden, Blekinge Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The collection consists of church records from the county of Blekinge. 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 Blekinge. It contains the following types of records:
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*Clerical surveys  
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*Registers of birth, marriage, and death  
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*Indexes to births, marriages, and deaths
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*Move-in and move-out lists  
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*Confirmations
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*Church accounts
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The records are handwritten in narrative style. They cover the years 1612 to 1916; index 1646 to 1860.  
  
 
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/1978771/waypoints Browse].  
 
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/1978771/waypoints Browse].  
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[[Sweden, Blekinge Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
 
[[Sweden, Blekinge Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
== Record Content  ==
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== Record History, Content and Use ==
  
The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran birth or christening or birth (Födde) records are:  
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For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the following wiki articles:  
  
[[Image:Sweden Lutheran Church (08-0548) Christening DGS 4175749 429.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*[[Sweden Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
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*[[Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch]]  
*Child’s name
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*[[Swedish Church Records|Swedish Church Records]]
*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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*Fathers’ 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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[[Image:Sweden Lutheran Church (08-0548) Marriage DGS 4175749 537.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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*Groom’s name
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*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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[[Image:Sweden Lutheran Church (08-0548) Burial DGS 4175749 563.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Name of the deceased
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*Death date
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*Burial date
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*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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*Name of person moving
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*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 Record  ==
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Socken" (Parish) category<br>⇒Select the "Signum" category<br>⇒Select the "Volum och år" (volume & year) category which takes you to the images<br>
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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For detailed information on using Swedish church records, see the wiki article: [[Swedish Church Records|Swedish Church 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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=== Using the Information  ===
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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. You may find new pieces of information about your ancestor. Add this new information to your records for the individual or family. This information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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*Use the age listed in the records to calculate the person’s birth date.
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*Use christening and birth records of christenings (baptisms) to confirm a person’s birth date and place and to find their parent’s names.
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*Use confirmation records to identify a person’s birth date and place and his or her age.
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*Use death or burial records to identify a person’s birth date and place. Use marriage records to identify a couple and the marriage date and place and to begin compiling a family group. These are an excellent substitute for civil marriage records.
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*Use church records in general to identify other family members who may have served as witnesses to an event.
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*Use the date of the event along with the locality to find the family in the clerical survey.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*Most church records list a residence. The residence is a clue to locating your ancestor in the clerical survey and can help you eliminate records that do not apply to your ancestor. The residence is often the name of a farm. If the farm is large it may be divided into smaller, numbered sections. Large cities may also be divided into smaller numbered sections.
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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank or status within the community.
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*If your ancestor was in the military, there may be additional records about them.
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*It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. Use the clerical survey to help you sort out which children belong to each set of parents.
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*A clue to finding the residence is to look for an “i” in the entry. 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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*Search all available clerical surveys during your ancestor’s life. Update your family group records with the new information you have found.
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*Compare the information you find in a clerical survey with the parish register. You may find different information in each record.
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*You may need to search the records of other parishes as your ancestors may have moved in from (infra) or moved to (utfra) another parish.
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
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*Check for variant spellings of the names as well as nicknames. For additional information on Swedish names see the wiki article [[Sweden: Naming Customs|Sweden: Naming Customs]]  
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*Search the records of nearby parishes.
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=== Reading the Records  ===
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The 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:
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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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=== Record Types  ===
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The following chart lists the types of records and the English translation.
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{| border="3"
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Swedish'''
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''English'''
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''Archive Code'''
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| style="background: #f0f0f0" align="center" | '''To learn more about this record type see:'''
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| Bilagor till flyttningslängderna
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| Supplemental moving records
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| H II
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| [[Swedish Moving In and Out Records (Inflyttnings och Utflyttningslängder)|Swedish Moving In and Out Records]]
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| Död- och begravningsböcker
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| Death and burial book
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| F
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| [[Sweden: Death and Burial Records|Swedish Death and Burial Records]]
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| In - och Utflyttiningslängder
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| Moving in and out record
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| B
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| [[Swedish Moving In and Out Records (Inflyttnings och Utflyttningslängder)|Swedish Moving In and Out Records]]
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|-
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| Födelse och dopböcker
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| Birth and baptism or christening book
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| C
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| [[Sweden: Birth and Christening Records|Swedish Birth and Christening Records]]
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| Församling
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| Parish or congregation
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| Husförhörslängd
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| Household examination record; also called clerical survey
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| AI
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| [[Sweden: Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)|Sweden: Household Examination Records]]
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|-
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| Kommunionlängder
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| Communion book
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| D
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| [[Swedish Communion Records (Kommunionlängder)|Swedish Communion Records (Kommunionlängder)]]
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|-
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| Lysning and vigselböcker
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| Banns and marriage book
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| E
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| [[Sweden: Engagement and Marriage Records|Swedish Engagement and Marriage Records]]
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| Längder över nattvardsgäster (kommunionlängder)
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| Communion book
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| D
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| [[Swedish Communion Records (Kommunionlängder)|Swedish Communion Records (Kommunionlängder)]]
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| Räkenskaper för kyrka
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| Records of accounts for the church
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| L
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| [[Swedish Church Accounts Record (Kyrkräkenskaper)|Swedish Church Accounts Record]]
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| Socken
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| Parish
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| Volum och år
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| Volume and year
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==== Additional Research Help  ====
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For additional detailed information about these records along with additional research strategies using Swedish church records, see the wiki article: [[Swedish Church Records|Swedish Church Records]]  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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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.  
 
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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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  ===
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
 
"Sweden, Blekinge Church Records, 1612-1916; &nbsp;Index 1646-1860," &nbsp;digital images, ''FamilySearch''&nbsp; (https//familysearch.org: accessed 14 March, 2012), Brakne-Hoby forsamling &gt; C fodelse-och dopbock &gt; 12, 1852-1861 image 101 of 138 images, Kjerstin fodde 2 December 1858 parents Daniel Jonsson and H. Elna Danielsdotter.&nbsp;&nbsp;"Sweden, Blekinge Church Records, 1612-1916; index 1646-1860," FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org); from the National Archives of Sweden, Riksarkivet SVAR. FHL microfilm, 990 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah  
 
"Sweden, Blekinge Church Records, 1612-1916; &nbsp;Index 1646-1860," &nbsp;digital images, ''FamilySearch''&nbsp; (https//familysearch.org: accessed 14 March, 2012), Brakne-Hoby forsamling &gt; C fodelse-och dopbock &gt; 12, 1852-1861 image 101 of 138 images, Kjerstin fodde 2 December 1858 parents Daniel Jonsson and H. Elna Danielsdotter.&nbsp;&nbsp;"Sweden, Blekinge Church Records, 1612-1916; index 1646-1860," FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org); from the National Archives of Sweden, Riksarkivet SVAR. FHL microfilm, 990 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
 
  
 
[[Category:Swedish_Church_Records]] [[Category:Sweden|Blekinge]]
 
[[Category:Swedish_Church_Records]] [[Category:Sweden|Blekinge]]

Revision as of 18:11, 12 September 2012

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

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Sverige, Blekinge, Kyrkoböcker Register

Record Description

The collection consists of church records from the county of Blekinge. It contains the following types of records:

  • Clerical surveys
  • Registers of birth, marriage, and death
  • Indexes to births, marriages, and deaths
  • Move-in and move-out lists
  • Confirmations
  • Church accounts

The records are handwritten in narrative style. They cover the years 1612 to 1916; index 1646 to 1860.

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

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.

Parishes in Blekinge. Sweden, Blekinge Church Records. National Archives of Sweden, Marieberg, Stockholm.

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

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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.

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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, Blekinge Church Records, 1612-1916;  Index 1646-1860,"  digital images, FamilySearch  (https//familysearch.org: accessed 14 March, 2012), Brakne-Hoby forsamling > C fodelse-och dopbock > 12, 1852-1861 image 101 of 138 images, Kjerstin fodde 2 December 1858 parents Daniel Jonsson and H. Elna Danielsdotter.  "Sweden, Blekinge Church Records, 1612-1916; index 1646-1860," FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org); from the National Archives of Sweden, Riksarkivet SVAR. FHL microfilm, 990 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah