Sweden, Stockholm City, Prison Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Stockholm, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Prison
Collection years: 1844-1942
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Stockholm Stad, Fängelse Posten
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Related Websites
Archive
Stockholm City Archives


What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of records from Stockholm City prison (Centralfängelset Långholmen and Stockholms läns- och straffängelse) for the years 1844 to 1942.

Collection Contents

The records usually contain the following:

  • Name of inmate
  • Birth date
  • Residence
  • Physical description
  • Reason for incarceration
  • Date of entrance
  • Date or release
  • Conditions of release

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name
  • Identifying information such as age or birth date

Search the Collection

To search the collection:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Archive"
⇒ Select the "Series and Title"
⇒ Select the "Volume and Year" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image 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.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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 citation:

“Sweden, Stockholm City, Prison Records, 1844-1942.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Stockholms Stadsarkiv [Stockholm City Archives].

Image Citation:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.