Sweden, Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
What is in the Collection?
This collection contains Swedish Probate Records.
The records usually contain the following:
- Name of deceased
- Death date
- Inventory date
- Residence of the deceased
- Names of heirs, their ages, relationship to the deceased and residence
- Probate date
- Name of guardian of underage children or heirs, guardian's residence and relationship to his charges
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How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- Name of the deceased
- Approximate death date
- Name of the court district (härad)
Search the Collection
To search the collection by image
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Archive"
⇒Select the appropriate "Series and title"
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume and year" which takes you to the images
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Swedish so you will need to be able to understand written Swedish. For help with reading the records, please see the following wiki articles:
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
What If I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Look for an index.
- Search the records of nearby localities.
How You Can Contribute
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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.
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 Title.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication (number). Archive location: Archive name, date published.