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A biography is a history of a person's life. In a biography you may find the names of family members. Use the information carefully because there may be inaccuracies.  
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A biography is a history of a person's life. In a biography you may find the names of family members. Many brief biographies on Swedish people have been published in collective works sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries. These usually only include biographies of prominent or well-known Swedish citizens. Some biographies focus on specific groups, such as miltary officers, musicians or Protestant ministers. Due to the nature of compiling a biography, the information should be considered a secondary source. Use the information you find carefully because there may be mistakes.<br>
  
Many brief biographies on Swedish people have been published in collective works sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries. These usually only include biographies of prominent or well-known Swedish citizens. Some feature specific groups, such as musicians or Protestant ministers.
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Some examples of Swedish biographies are:<br>
  
Two major collections of Swedish biographies are:  
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*'''Svenskt biografiskt lexikon''', (Swedish Biographical Encyclopedia), Stockholm, Sweden: Albert Bonniers förlag, 1918-. Up to 2011, 33 volumes have been published. &nbsp;Most of the volumes are available at the Family History Library as '''948.5 D36s'''. &nbsp;Also available at the Family History Library on CD-ROMs. &nbsp;<br>
  
Boethius, Bertil. Editor. <u>''Svenskt biografiskt lexikon''</u>''(Swedish Biographical Encyclopedia)''. Stockholm, Sweden: Albert Bonniers förlag, 1918-. (FHL book '''948.5 D36s'''.)
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*'''The Scandinavian Biographical Archives'''. New York, New York, USA: K.G. Saur, 1989. The second section contains Swedish and Finnish biographical information. Both sections are in alphabetical order.<br>
  
<u>''The Scandinavian Biographical Archives''</u>. New York, New York, USA: K.G. Saur, 1989. (On microfiche '''6060424-31''', '''6060441-45''', '''6060452-66'''. Index in FHL book '''948 D32s'''.) The second section contains Swedish and Finnish biographical sketches. The information is from many sources. Both sections are in alphabetical order. You will find the microfiche numbers in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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*'''Minister Histories: Herdaminne'''. A herdaminne is a collection of personal histories of the ministers within a diocese, listing the earliest ones to more recent ones.The&nbsp;information generally includes birth date and place, marriage information, names of children, and other details about his life and death.<br>
  
'''SWEDEN - BIOGRAPHY'''.  
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*'''Svenska män och kvinnor&nbsp;: Biografisk uppslagsbok''' (Biographies of well known Swedish men and women.)<br>
  
A herdaminne is a collection of personal histories of the ministers within a diocese, listing the earliest ones to more recent ones. The information generally includes birth date and place, marriage information, names of children, and other details about his life and death. These and other biographies at the Family History Library are generally listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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*'''Karl xii:s officerare&nbsp;: Biografiska anteckningar'''(Short biographical notes of the officers who served under King Karl xii.)<br>
  
'''SWEDEN - BIOGRAPHY'''
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=== Access to Biographies  ===
  
''SWEDEN, [COUNTY] - BIOGRAPHY''
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Swedish biographical information can be found through many sources. The largest collections are of course in Sweden with the Royal Library, National or Regional Archives, and the University Libraries. There is a great digitization effort with [http://runeberg.org/ The Runeberg Project] to digitize Scandinavian literary sources.<br>
  
SWEDEN, [COUNTY], [PARISH] - BIOGRAPHY
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The Family History Library has a great collection of Swedish genealogical biographies. They are generally found by searching for the locality you need in the Family History Library Catalog and choosing the topic Biography or Genealogy. Remember to check the catalog at multiple jurisdictional levels such as: the parish, district, county, or country when you search for biographical information.  
 
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The Swedish collection in the Family History Library has a series of biographies which are for the Swedish clergy by parish.&nbsp; These books are called ''herdaminne'' and are very useful for those with clerical ancestors.  
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=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
[http://runeberg.org/ The Runeberg Project]
 
  
[http://www.thelocal.se/632/20041108/]
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*[http://runeberg.org/ The Runeberg Project]
  
[http://www.allbiographies.com/1670-AS-1679-FR.php]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~wasnohom/skarstedt08.htm The Biography Project,Washington och dess Svenska Befolkning]
  
[http://www.rootsweb.com/~wasnohom/skarstedt08.htm]
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Sweden Gotoarrow.png Biography

A biography is a history of a person's life. In a biography you may find the names of family members. Many brief biographies on Swedish people have been published in collective works sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries. These usually only include biographies of prominent or well-known Swedish citizens. Some biographies focus on specific groups, such as miltary officers, musicians or Protestant ministers. Due to the nature of compiling a biography, the information should be considered a secondary source. Use the information you find carefully because there may be mistakes.

Some examples of Swedish biographies are:

  • Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, (Swedish Biographical Encyclopedia), Stockholm, Sweden: Albert Bonniers förlag, 1918-. Up to 2011, 33 volumes have been published.  Most of the volumes are available at the Family History Library as 948.5 D36s.  Also available at the Family History Library on CD-ROMs.  
  • The Scandinavian Biographical Archives. New York, New York, USA: K.G. Saur, 1989. The second section contains Swedish and Finnish biographical information. Both sections are in alphabetical order.
  • Minister Histories: Herdaminne. A herdaminne is a collection of personal histories of the ministers within a diocese, listing the earliest ones to more recent ones.The information generally includes birth date and place, marriage information, names of children, and other details about his life and death.
  • Svenska män och kvinnor : Biografisk uppslagsbok (Biographies of well known Swedish men and women.)
  • Karl xii:s officerare : Biografiska anteckningar(Short biographical notes of the officers who served under King Karl xii.)

Access to Biographies

Swedish biographical information can be found through many sources. The largest collections are of course in Sweden with the Royal Library, National or Regional Archives, and the University Libraries. There is a great digitization effort with The Runeberg Project to digitize Scandinavian literary sources.

The Family History Library has a great collection of Swedish genealogical biographies. They are generally found by searching for the locality you need in the Family History Library Catalog and choosing the topic Biography or Genealogy. Remember to check the catalog at multiple jurisdictional levels such as: the parish, district, county, or country when you search for biographical information.

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