Oskarshamn parish, Sweden Genealogy

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Guide to Oskarshamn parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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History

Oskarshamn was first known as Döderhultsvik before it was granted its town charter in 1856. It's name was subsequently changed from Döderhultsvik to Oskarshamn after King Oscar I of Sweden allowed them to become a city. Any records before 1856 will be found in Döderhultsvik (or Döderhult forsamling).  Click for Doderhult Website. Any information after 1856 for Oskarshamn will be found in Oskarshamn.
Oskarshamn
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Place Names

Bryggeriet,

Fattighuset, Flickskolan,

Kvarteret Nr 1 - 420,

Pottaskebruket,

Rådhuset,

Skeppsvarvet,

Testerhuset, Teoegrafbyrån, Torget, Tullstugan.


To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.

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Collections

Census Records

Church Records

Online Database Church Records

The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital, Ancestry.com, and MyHeritage.com are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)

Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Family History Library Records

Click Sweden, Kalmat Records for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Library, that may be viewed on loan at a Family History Center near you. Click on "Places within Sweden, Kalmar and then select your parish.

Military Records

Related Sources

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PLF Database -- A large portion of births, marriages, and deaths have been indexed on CD-Roms for the county of Kalmar. The 4 disc set has been created by Person-och Lokalhistoriskt Forskarcentrum, Oskarshamn (PLF). To learn more about these CD-Roms click here.
Nixon -- a name index of Biographical and genealogical information for Kalmar and a few other counties.  To learn more click here.

Help Reading Swedish Records

Help Reading Old Handwriting

Help With Research Objectives and Strategies

Sweden Research Strategies


References

Ortnamnsregister för Oskarshamn, Husförhörslängd 1854-1861