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Title in the Language of the Record - Swedish

Sverige Halland Kyrkoböcker Register

Record Description

The collection consists of church records from the county of Halland. 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 1615 to 1904; index 1615 to 1860.

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

This collection includes the years 1614 through 1860. 

Search the Collection

To begin your search, it is helpful to know the name and some other identifying information such as the birth place or birth date.

For a browse collection: To search the collection image by image, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate Parish
⇒Select the appropriate Records
⇒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.

Record History, Content and Use

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

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:

Known Issues with This Collection

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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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We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860

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: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

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, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Landsarkivet i Lund.


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