Demographic Database of Southern Sweden (DDSS)

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Sweden Church Records Overview:

The DDSS consists of three separate databases containing information extracted from the original Swedish parish church records of births and baptisms, weddings, deaths and burials and church censuses. Each of these sets of records constitutes a separate database. The databases do not cover the whole of Sweden, being limited to the counties of Skåne and Blekinge.   It has information in both Swedish and English.


The databases contain a total of 1,254,484 people within the three sets of records.   Times periods vary for each parish, some start in the late 1600's and are up to early 1900's.  Other have a more limited time period of about 1850 to 1900.  The site has excellent search capabilities with detailed directions on how to use the site.  The site also contains a Swedish-English dictionary to aid understanding of the records.




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