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Title in the Language of the Record
Sverige Västernorrland Lutherske Kyrkoböcker
The collection consists of baptisms, marriages, and burials from the county of Västernorrland. The records are handwritten in narrative style.
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.
- Church parishes. Sweden, Västernorrland Church Records. National Archives of Sweden, Marieberg, Stockholm.
The key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran birth or christening or birth (Födde) 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 (Vigde) 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 or burial (Döde) 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
How to Use the Records
For detailed information on using Swedish church records, see the wiki article: Swedish Church Records
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Socken" (Parish) category
⇒Select the "Signum" (Record type) category
⇒Select the "Volum och år" (Volume & page) category 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
Choosing a Record to Search
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. 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. 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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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"Sweden, Västernorrland Church Records, 1501-1940; index 1650-1860" database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 26 April 2012), Cajsa Johanna Forsslund, 5 August 1821, burial 12 August 1821; National Archives of Sweden, Riksarkivet SVAR. FHL microfilm, 3 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: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.
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