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Any person alive after 1991 in Sweden is included in the population registration files. For anyone who died after 1991, their file can be ordered easily. In Sweden, these records are much

The simplest route to discover when one’s relative died is to search the Swedish Death Book from 1901-2009.

When an entry is found in the Swedish Death Book, it is very simple to order a copy of this record. One merely needs to write to the archive below. A sample letter is available. The letter can be written in English and easily sent through email. It might take a few weeks for a reply. Do not send a repeat email until after a month with no response to your query, as this is a free service provided by the Skatteverket office.

Choose the appropriate archive for where your relative died from the following list:

Norra Regionen

Jämtland, Norrbottens, Västerbotten and Västernorrland norrland@skattevarket.se


Dalarna, Gävleborg, Värmland, and Örebro. Also contains the Västra Götaland municipalities of Bengtsfors, Dals-Ed and Åmål orebro@skatteverket.se


Södermanland, Uppsala and Västmanland. Also contains the Stockholm municipalities of Norrtälje, Nykvarn, Salem and Södertälje vasteras@skatteverket.se


Stockholm (Except for the above municipalities) Stockholm@skatteverket.se

Västra Regionen

Halland, Västra Götaland minus the municipalities Bengtsfors, Dals-Ed and Åmål Goteborg@skatteverket.se

Östra Regionen

Gotland, Jönköping and Östergötland linkoping@skatteverket.se

Södra Regionen

Blekinge, Kalmar, Kronoberg and Skåne malmo@skatteverket.se

See more on Population Registration Files

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