Sweden Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

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Encyclopedias may provide information on all branches of knowledge or treat a specific topic comprehensively, usually in articles arranged alphabetically. They often contain articles of great interest for genealogical research—including those about towns and places, prominent people, minorities, and religions. They can also give information about record-keeping practices, laws, customs, commerce, costumes, occupations, and archaic terminology.

The Family History Library has general knowledge encyclopedias in the Swedish language and also Swedish-English and English-Swedish dictionaries. They are listed in the catalog under:

Sweden - Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Also see Sweden: Language and Languages.

Online Historical Dictionaries

  • 1788. Widegren, Gustaf. Svenskt och Engelskt Lexicon, Tryckt hos Johan A. Carlbohm, Stockholm 1788. Available as a PDF for free through Google Books at Svenskt och Engelsk Lexicon
  • 1872. Öman, V.E. Svensk-Engelsk Hand-Ordbok, Abr. Bohlins Boktryckeri, Örebro 1872. Available as a PDF for free through Google Books at Svensk-Engelsk Hand-Ordbok
  • 1889. Björkman, Carl Gustaf. Svensk engelsk ordbok, P.A. Norstedt & Söner, Stockhholm 1889. Available as a PDF for free through Google Books at Svensk engelsk ordbok


Modern Dictionaries