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Access the records: Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904 .
Title in the Language of the Record - Swedish
Sverige Halland Kyrkoböcker Register
The collection consists of the following:
- Clerical surveys
- Registers of birth, marriage, and death
- Mmove-in and move-out lists
- Church accounts
The records are handwritten in narrative style.
For a list of records by parishes published in this collection, select the Browse.
This collection includes the years 1614 through 1860.
Citation for This Collection
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.
- Church parishes. Sweden, Halland Church Records. National Archives of Sweden, Marieberg, Stockholm.
The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran christening records are:
- Child’s name
- Christening date
- Sometimes the birth date
- Parents’ names
- Parents’ marital status
- Parents’ residence
- Father's occupation
- Sometimes the mother’s age
- Witnesses and their residences
The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran marriage records are:
- Groom’s name
- Depending on the time period, the groom’s marital status, residence, and age
- Bride’s name
- Depending on the time period, the bride’s marital status, residence, and age
- Witnesses and their residences
The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran death and burial records are:
- Name of the deceased
- Death date
- Burial date
- Marital status and sometimes the spouse’s name
- Sometimes other biographical notes
The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran moving records records are:
- Name of person moving
- Former residence
- New residence
- Current residence
- Sometimes marital status
The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran clerical survey records are:
- Name of each member of the household
- Birth dates
- Deaths within the year
- Marriages within the year
- Moves within the year (including where they moved to or from)
- Marital status
The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran church account registers (räkenskaper) are:
- Residence within the parish
- Amount paid
- May give reason for payment
How to Use the Records
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Socken ⇒ Select the Signum ⇒ Select the Volum och år which takes you to the images.
For detailed information on using Swedish church records, see the wiki article: Swedish Church Records
Choosing a Record to Search
The types of record books that are available are different for each parish. The following chart lists the types of records and the English translation.
|Död- och begravningsböcker||Death and burial book|
|Inflyttningsattester||Moving in records|
|In och utflyttiningslängder||Moving in and out record|
|Utflyttiningslängder||Moving out record|
|Födelse och dopböcker||Birth and baptism or christening book|
|Födelse- och dopböcker Duplettserie||Birth and baptism or christening book double or second series|
|Församling||Parish or congregation|
|Husförhörslängd||Household examination record; also called clerical survey|
|kladdböcker||Draft copy of the church book|
|Lysning and vigselböcker||Banns and marriage book|
|Längder över nattvardsgäster (kommunionlängder)||Communion book|
|Räkenskaper för kyrka||Records of accounts for the church|
|Volum och år||Volume and year|
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:
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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.
Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860," digital images, FamilySearch ([https://familysearch.org): accessed March 21, 2012), Krogsereds forsamling > C Fodelse- och dopbocker > 3 1833-1861 > image 95 of 108 images. Entry for Carl Peter Svensson and Pigan Nilla Catrina Andersdotter Married 31 August 1834; citing Sweden, Halland, Krogsereds Church Records, FHL microfilm #134,138 items 3-5 ;
Svenska kyrka, 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: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
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