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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920 .

Contents

Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1630 through 1920.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Parish where the marriage took place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 16 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "Scandinavian Vital Records Index: Sweden." This is an index of some marriages throughout Sweden. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region. This collection does not link to images of the original records.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Sweden.

Related Web Sites

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Related Wiki Articles

Sweden: Marriage Record Search Strategy 1500-1859

Portal:Sweden

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection;

"Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920." index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed 7 April 2011. Entry for Erik Gustaf Nystrom and Greta Osterholm, married 26 October 1860; citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 104,307; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Sweden Burials, 1649-1920," index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.


 

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