Sweden, Kalmar Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Sweden, Kalmar Church Records, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860
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Kalmar, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years: 1577-1907
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Kalmar Kyrkoböcker
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Related Websites
Landsarkivet i Vadstena

What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of church records from the county of Kalmar. It contains indexes to births, marriages, and deaths along with images of:

The records are handwritten in narrative style.

Collection Contents

The following parishes and number of records are included in the index as of 8 September 2016:

Place Baptism Marriage Burial
Alböke 2,406 684 1,686
Algtsrum 3,669 859 2,574
Arby 9,519 2,254 6,465

An inventory of all the images in this collection can be found at FamilySearch Digital Image Collection for Kalmar, Sweden

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Swedish data privacy rules prohibit making certain records publicly available for viewing. This includes birth and death records less than 70 years old, and marriage records prior to 1980. This collection is available at the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization. The images are also available to all viewers for a fee at Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD).

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search this collection by name: To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection by image.
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Records"
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume and Year" which takes you to the images.

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Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Sweden, Kalmar Church Books, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860." Database with Images. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Landsarkivet i Vadstena.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Sweden, Kalmar Church Records, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Sweden, Kalmar Church Records, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860.

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