About FamilySearch Indexing: Swedish Church Records up to 1860

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Characteristics of This Project

  • Some old records, difficult to read
  • One image per batch
  • Up to 50 records per image
  • Several different formats
  • Up to 19 fields to index for each record
  • No highlights

Skill Level

Intermediate This project is recommended for volunteers who are familiar with the indexing process and comfortable using various system features.

Description of the Records

  • The Sweden, church records were handwritten and may be difficult to read.
  • This project has three main types of records: Births and Baptisms, Banns and Marriages, and Deaths and *Burials.
  • It will require careful scrutiny of the records to determine the type because there are many different formats. There are paragraph formats and table formats.
  • Columns, when they exist, do not always have headings to define the contents.
  • The order of information for the fields to be indexed varies from record to record.