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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1594 through the mid 1900s. 

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 birth or christening index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Parish where the birth or baptism took place
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

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

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Parish where the death or burial 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.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

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:

IGI

IGI Batch Number Descriptions

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 index is an index of the births or christenings; marriages; and deaths or burials 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. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/).Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

"Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). IIndex entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

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

Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

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 Baptisms, 1611-1920. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: February 9, 2011). Baptism of Gustaf Oskar Johanson--26 December 1876--Kisa, Ostergotland, Sweden--film number1043076.
  • Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: February 9, 2011). Marriage of Erik Gustaf Nystrom and Greta Osterholm--26 October 1860--Lommaryd, Jonkoping, Sweden--film number 1043390.




 

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