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Title: Historical Maps of Sweden
Whether you are working in Swedish church, taxation, or military records, there are lots of references to place names. These places names show where people lived. With this information, you can find the place on a historical map (a map that was created close to the time period they lived in.)
It's really exciting to see the place where your ancestor lived on a map that was created about the same time period they lived. The information you see on the map can be used in your research strategy or to enhance your family history. A huge amount of historical maps have survived in Sweden. The maps were created for a variety of reasons including real estate maps for taxation, surveying boundaries, and road development.
The royal lantmäteri (land surveying office) was founded in 1628. Its duties included geometrical measurements, and the creation of maps. The maps were created by a Lantmätare (surveyor) and his team.
Find the time period you need on the table below to see what historical maps are available. Use the links in the Tools area when you do the actual searching.
- Scales on Maps
- Linear Measurments in Sweden
- Word List for Historical Maps
- Lantmäteriet Website (direct link)
- Krigsarkivet Website (direct link)
- ? SVAR Historical Maps
Types of Historical Maps
|Name||Time Period||Number of Maps|
Äldre geometriska kartor
|early 1700's - 1750||Unknown|
|1750's - 1820||40,000|
|1803 - 1827||Unknown|
|1828 - 1926||Unknown|
|1600's - early 1800's||35,000|
Category: Sweden, Category Historical Maps in Sweden