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Foreign Language Title

Sverige Lutherske Kyrkoböcker

Collection Time Period

How to Use the Records

Church records are an excellent source for validating the vital events in someone’s life and are also the best source of individual information. The ages listed can be used to determine birth dates. The place of residence and occupation lead you to other records, such as census records, that may have information on parents and siblings. The witnesses or sponsors are often relatives.

Record Description

The records are handwritten in narrative style.

 


Record Content

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
  • Fathers’ 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
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Age
  • 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
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Age
  • Sometimes marital status

The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran clerical survey records are:

  • Name of each member of the household
  • Birth dates
  • Birthplaces
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Deaths within the year
  • Marriages within the year
  • Moves within the year (including where they moved to or from)
  • Marital status
  • Relationships

Record History

The Lutheran Church was the official church in Sweden and the ministers recorded all vital events. The ministers also compiled a yearly census of each family within the parish arranged by farm or dwelling. After 1860, the ministers were required to send a yearly summary of all vital events to the government. Almost all of the population is covered in these records.

Why This Collection Was Created?

Church records provided a complete record of vital events for the population.

Record Reliability

Lutheran church records are very accurate.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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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
  • 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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Sources of Information for This Collection:

"Sweden Halland Luthera Church Records Index," database, FamilySearch Record Search (http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch); 2010, from National Archives of Sweden, Riksarkivet SVAR. Sweden Halland Luthera Church Records to 1860 Index. National Archives of Sweden, Riksarkivet SVAR. FHL microfilm, 286 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


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