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''[[Europe]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]''''' [[Sweden_Genealogy|Sweden]]'''{{Sweden-sidebar}}
[[Image:Sweden Portal Picture.jpg|center|350px|Sweden Portal Picture.png]] '''Welcome to the Sweden page of the FamilySearch Wiki.''' FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Sweden page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Swedish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and advanced researchers. Please visit the [[:Category:Help|help page]] to learn more about using the site. The Sweden Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!
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Guide to '''Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
  
=== Featured Content  ===
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Sweden Research</h3>
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*[[How to Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records in Sweden Online]]
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*[[Finding a Place of Origin in Sweden|Place of Origin in Sweden]]
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*[[Finding Birth Information for Swedish Family History Research|Finding Birth Information]]
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*[[Finding Engagement and Marriage Information for Swedish Family History Research|Finding Marriage Information]]
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*[[Finding Death and Burial Information for Swedish Family History Research|Finding Death Information]]
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*[[Swedish Research: Searching Records|Searching Swedish Records]]
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:[[Sweden Genealogy#More Sweden Research Strategies|''See More Research Strategies'']]
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<h3>Sweden Research Tools</h3>
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*[http://swedishgenealogyguide.com/ The Swedish Genealogy Guide]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/4/40/Swedenish_Par_Reg_and_Exam_headings.pdf Parish Register Headings]
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*[http://web.comhem.se/~u31263678/genealogy/Names.pdf Swedish Names and Naming Conventions]
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*[[Swedish Genealogical Word List|Swedish Word List]] and [[Latin Genealogical Word List|Latin Word List]]
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*[[Sweden: Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Swedish Research Websites|Websites]]
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*[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for: Sweden|Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)]]
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*[[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Sweden|Feast Day Lists (Fixed and Moveable)]]
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:[[Sweden Genealogy#More Sweden Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
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{{Click|Image:Sweden_ORP.png|Sweden Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
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==Counties==
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'''Click on the map or the county list to link to detailed research instructions for each county.'''<br>
  
'''Orphanages in Sweden''' <br> New content has been created to better understand how the orphanages in Sweden came about, and how they changed through the years. The articles will also introduce you to the records they left behind. <br> See more at: [[Orphanages in Sweden|Orphanages in Sweden]]
 
  
See '''previous''' featured articles at: [[Sweden: Previous Featured Articles|Sweden: Previous Featured Articles]]  
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Collections by SVAR, Arkiv Digital, Genline or the FamilySearch Catalog are organized by Swedish ''län'' (usually called county in English). In compliance with the Constitution of 1634, the kingdom was organized into counties (called Län in Swedish.) At this time each province (called [[Provinces of Sweden|Landskap]]) turned over its civil authority to the county administration. Through the years there have been many changes to the county structure. Some counties were added and others were dissolved. This map represents the county structure as it was in the mid 1900s. It also matches the county structure used in the FamilySearch Catalog. For further reading on the changes through the years see [[History of Swedish Counties|History of Swedish Counties]].
  
=== Getting started with Sweden research [[Image:Riksdagen June 2011.jpg|thumb|left|300x250px|Riksdagen June 2011.jpg]]  ===
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{{Sweden Image Map}}
  
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==Counties==
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[[Swedish Research: Getting Started|Getting Started]]<br> [[Swedish Research: What's the next step?|What's the next step?]]<br> [[Swedish Research: Searching Records|Finding your ancestor in the records]]<br>
 
 
 
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[[Swedish Research: Tips for Beginners|Tips for Beginners]]<br> [[Swedish Research: Tips for Swedish American Researchers|Tips for Swedish American Researchers]]<br>
 
  
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*[[Blekinge County, Sweden Genealogy|Blekinge]]
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*[[Kopparberg (now Dalarna) County, Sweden Genealogy|Dalarna: see Kopparberg]]
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*[[Göteborg och Bohus County (now part of Västra Götaland), Sweden Genealogy|Göteborg och Bohus (now part of Västra Götaland)]]
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*[[Gotland County, Sweden Genealogy|Gotland]]
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*[[Gävleborg County, Sweden Genealogy|Gävleborg]]
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*[[Halland County, Sweden Genealogy|Halland]]
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*[[Jämtland County, Sweden Genealogy|Jämtland]]
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*[[Jönköping County, Sweden Genealogy|Jönköping]]
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*[[Kalmar County, Sweden Genealogy|Kalmar]]
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*[[Kopparberg (now Dalarna) County, Sweden Genealogy|Kopparberg (use for Dalarna)]]
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*[[Kristianstad County, Sweden Genealogy|Kristianstad (now part of Skäne)]]
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*[[Kronoberg County, Sweden Genealogy|Kronoberg]]
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*[[Malmöhus County, Sweden Genealogy|Malmöhus (now part of Skäne)]]
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*[[Norrbotten County, Sweden Genealogy|Norrbotten]]
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*Skäne: see Kristianstad and Malmöhus
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*[[Skaraborg County, Sweden Genealogy|Skaraborg (now part of Västra Götaland)]]
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*[[Stockholm County, Sweden Genealogy|Stockholm]]
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*[[Södermanland County, Sweden Genealogy|Södermanland]]
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*[[Uppsala County, Sweden Genealogy|Uppsala]]
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*[[Värmland County, Sweden Genealogy|Värmland ]]
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*[[Västerbotten County, Sweden Genealogy|Västerbotten]]
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*[[Västernorrland County, Sweden Genealogy|Västernorrland ]]
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*[[Västmanland County, Sweden Genealogy|Västmanland]]
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*Västra Götaland: see Göteborg och Bohus, Skaraborg, and Älvsborg
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*[[Älvsborg County (now part of Västra Götaland), Sweden Genealogy|Älvsborg County (now part of Västra Götaland)]]
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*[[Örebro County, Sweden Genealogy|Örebro]]
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*[[Östergötland County, Sweden Genealogy|Östergötland]]
 
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''See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/scandinavian-research/127 Scandinavian Research] and on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Scandinavia%22 Reading&nbsp;Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records.]''
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== Parishes ==
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*[[Sweden: Parish Listing|Parish List]]
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*[[Swedish Parish Pages|Parish Pages (Alphabetical Order)]]
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* [https://sok.riksarkivet.se/folkrakningar?infosida=kartor-1890 Maps of Parishes (Socken) in each county (Län]) -  in1890, with population for each parish, great for finding nearby parishes
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*[[Swedish County Letters|Swedish County Letters Abbreviations]]
  
=== What are you looking for?  ===
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== Districts ==
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*[[Sweden: District List|District List]]
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==Provinces==
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The provinces of Sweden (called Landskap in Swedish) are geographical areas that are based on political subdivisions that predate the county organization of 1634. The divisions are based on cultural and geographical characteristics that many Swedes (and people of Swedish decent) strongly identify with today. The provinces are unique from each other in many ways such as spoken dialects, traditional clothing, and local social traditions.
  
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With such deep social and cultural roots associated to the provinces, it's not uncommon that immigrants referred to their origin in Sweden by the name of their province. They saw themselves as residents of a certain province such as Skåne, Ångermanland, or Dalarna rather than from a county. Emigrants from large cities, however, such as Stockholm or Göteborg usually gave their origin by the name of the city. <br>
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1. [[Finding Birth Information for Swedish Family History Research|Birth Information]]<br> 2. [[Finding Engagement and Marriage Information for Swedish Family History Research|Marriage Information]]<br> 3. [[Finding Death and Burial Information for Swedish Family History Research|Death Information]]<br> 4. [[Finding Records that show Family Structure for Swedish Family History Research|Records showing Family Structure]]<br> 5. [[Finding Migration Information for Swedish Family History Research|Records of Moving and Migration]] <br>  
 
  
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See [[Provinces of Sweden]] for a map and links.
6. [[Finding a Place of Origin in Sweden|Place of Origin in Sweden]]<br> 7. People in Major Cities<br> 8. Information about soldiers or sailors <br> 9. [[Sweden: Finding an Unknown Father in Swedish Records|Father of Illegitimate Child]]<br>10. [[Historical Maps of Sweden|Historical Maps]]<br> 11. Databases that might help<br> 12.[[Sweden post-1900 Research|Post-1900 Research]]
 
  
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==More Sweden Research Strategies==
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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first.  Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Sweden.
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*[[Sweden: Research Strategies|Research Strategies]]
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*[[Sweden Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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*[[Swedish Research: Tips for Beginners|Tips for Beginners]]
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*[[Swedish Research: Tips for Swedish American Researchers|Tips for Swedish American Researchers]]
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*[[Swedish Research: Getting Started|Getting Started]]
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*[[Swedish Research: What's the next step?|What's the next step?]]
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*[[Swedish Research: Searching Records|Finding your ancestor in the records]]
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*[[Sweden How to Guides|Sweden "How to" Guides]]
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*[[Finding Records that show Family Structure for Swedish Family History Research|Finding Records showing Family Structure]]
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*[[Finding Migration Information for Swedish Family History Research|Finding Records of Moving and Migration]]
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*[[Sweden: Finding an Unknown Father in Swedish Records|Finding Father of Illegitimate Child]]
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*[[Sweden post-1900 Research|Post-1900 Research]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/scandinavian-research/127 Class on Scandinavian Research]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Scandinavia%22 Class on Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records.]''
  
=== &nbsp;Research Tools ===
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==More Sweden Research Tools==
 
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*Listing of [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927041 Swedish records] on FamilySearch.org
 
 
*[[Sweden: Abbreviations in Family History Sources|Abbreviations in Family History Sources]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Abbreviations in Family History Sources|Abbreviations in Family History Sources]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Dictionaries]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Dictionaries]]  
*[[Sweden: District List|District List]]
 
 
*[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for: Sweden|Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)]]  
 
*[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for: Sweden|Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)]]  
 
*[[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Sweden|Feast Day Lists (Fixed and Moveable)]]  
 
*[[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Sweden|Feast Day Lists (Fixed and Moveable)]]  
*[[Sweden: Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
 
*[http://www.nad.riksarkivet.se/ Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD)]  
 
*[http://www.nad.riksarkivet.se/ Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD)]  
 
*[[Nordic Given Names|Nordic Given Names List]]<br>  
 
*[[Nordic Given Names|Nordic Given Names List]]<br>  
 
*[[Household Exam Roll Headings|Household Exam Roll Headings]]  
 
*[[Household Exam Roll Headings|Household Exam Roll Headings]]  
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*[[Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings]]  
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*[[Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings|Parish Register Headings]]
 
*[[Sweden: Research Strategies|Research Strategies]]
 
*[[Stockholm City|Stockholm]]
 
*[[Swedish County Letters|Swedish County Letters]]  
 
 
*[[Translation Tools for Swedish Research|Translation Tools]]  
 
*[[Translation Tools for Swedish Research|Translation Tools]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Type the letters Å, Ä, and Ö|Type the Letters Å, Ä, and Ö]]  
 
*[[Sweden: Type the letters Å, Ä, and Ö|Type the Letters Å, Ä, and Ö]]  
*[[Swedish Research Websites|Websites]]
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*[[Sweden Maps|Maps]]  
*Word Lists, [[Swedish Genealogical Word List|Swedish]] and [[Latin Genealogical Word List|Latin]]
 
 
 
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=== Jurisdictions and Records  ===
 
 
 
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Swedish Civil Jurisdictions for Family History Research|Civil Juris.]]&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;[[Swedish Judicial Jurisdictions for Family History Research|Judicial Juris.]]&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Swedish Military Jurisdictions for Family History Research|Military Juris.]]&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;[[Swedish Church Jurisdictions for Family History Research|Church Juris.]]
 
 
 
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&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Swedish Civil Records for Family History Research|Civil Rec.]]&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;[[Swedish Judicial Records for Family History Research|Judicial Rec.]]&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Swedish Army Records for Family History Research|Army]] / [[Swedish Naval Records for Family History Research|Naval]]&nbsp;Rec. &nbsp; &nbsp;[[Sweden Church Records|Church Rec.]]
 
 
 
=== County and Parish Pages  ===
 
 
 
Click on the map to navigate to county, province, or parish pages.
 
 
 
{{Counties and Provinces of Sweden}}
 
 
 
'''[[Counties of Sweden|Counties]]'''&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;'''[[Provinces of Sweden|Provinces]]'''
 
 
 
=== Sweden FamilySearch Wikiprojects  ===
 
 
 
Are you interested to improve the content for Sweden in the FamilySearch Wiki? You can help by doing work individually or by participating on a WikiProject with the Swedish User Group. Check the [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Sweden|WikiProject Sweden]]&nbsp; page to see if there is a project you are interested in. <br>
 
 
 
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
*[[Create an internal link|Add internal links to articles]]
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=Sweden Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927041?region=Sweden Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=sweden Family History Center locator map]
  
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*[[FamilySearch Wiki Swedish User Group Meeting|Swedish Wiki User Group Meetings]] <br>
 
*[[Sweden: Svensk Släktforskning Kalendar|Svenskt Släktforsknings - Kalendar]] <br>
 
*[[Sweden: U.S. Events|U.S. Events]] <br>
 
*Join a Community of Sweden Researchers! [http://www.facebook.com/pages/England-Genealogy-Research-Community/183991398317906#!/pages/Sweden-Genealogy-Research-Community/119750384772989 Facebook] and or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]]
 
*[[FamilySearch Indexing: Swedish Church Records up to 1860|FamilySearch Indexing of Swedish Church Records]]
 
 
 
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*[[Sweden: Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Beyond Parish Registers:A Case Study]]
 
*[[Sweden: Biography|Biographies]]
 
*[[Cemeteries in Sweden|Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Sweden Census|Census]]
 
*[[Sweden Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Sweden Citing Sources|Citing Sources]]
 
*[[Sweden: Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Swedish Crime and Punishment|Crime and Punishment]]
 
*[[Sweden: Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Sweden: Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Sweden: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]]
 
*[[Sweden: Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Sweden: Genealogy|Genealogies]]
 
*[[Sweden Heraldry|Heraldry]]
 
*[[Historical Maps of Sweden|Historical Maps]]
 
*[[Sweden History|History]]
 
*[[History of Swedish Counties|History of Swedish Counties]]
 
*[[Sweden: Land and Property Records|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Sweden: Language and Languages|Language]]
 
*[[Latin in Swedish Genealogical Records|Latin in Swedish Records]]
 
*[[Sweden: Laws|Laws]]
 
*[[Sweden: L.D.S. Records|L.D.S. Records]]
 
*[[Sweden: Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Sweden: Medieval Collections at the Swedish National Archives|Medieval]]
 
*[[Sweden Military Records|Military]]
 
*[[Swedish Money, Weights, and Measures for Family History Research|Money, Weights, and Measures]]
 
*[[Sweden Names, Personal|Naming Customs]]
 
**[[Sweden: Soldier Names|Soldier Names]]
 
*[[Sweden Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Sweden: Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Sweden: Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Orphanages in Sweden|Orphanages]]
 
*[[Sweden: Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Sweden Place Names|Place Names]]
 
*[[Swedish Privacy Laws in Relation to Genealogy|Privacy Laws]]
 
*[[Sweden: Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Sweden: Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Sweden: Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
 
*[[Sweden: Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Study Resources for Swedish Family History Research|Study Resources]]
 
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Guide to Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Getting Started

Getting Started with Sweden Research

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Sweden Research Tools

See More Research Tools

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Counties

Click on the map or the county list to link to detailed research instructions for each county.


Collections by SVAR, Arkiv Digital, Genline or the FamilySearch Catalog are organized by Swedish län (usually called county in English). In compliance with the Constitution of 1634, the kingdom was organized into counties (called Län in Swedish.) At this time each province (called Landskap) turned over its civil authority to the county administration. Through the years there have been many changes to the county structure. Some counties were added and others were dissolved. This map represents the county structure as it was in the mid 1900s. It also matches the county structure used in the FamilySearch Catalog. For further reading on the changes through the years see History of Swedish Counties.

Norrbotten CountyVästerbotten CountyJämtland CountyVästernorrland CountyGävleborg CountyKopparberg CountyVärmland CountyÖrebro CountyVästmanland CountyUppsala CountyStockholm CountyStockholm City and CountyÖstergötland CountySkaraborg CountyÄlvsborg CountyGöteborg och Bohus CountyHalland CountyJönköping CountyKronoberg CountyKalmar CountyGotland CountyBlekinge CountyKristianstad CountyMalmöhus CountyBlekinge CountyGotland CountyGävleborg CountyGöteborg och Bohus CountyHalland CountyJämtland CountyJönköping CountyKalmar CountyKopparberg CountyKristianstad CountyKronoberg CountyMalmöhus CountyNorrbotten CountySkaraborg CountyStockholm CountyStockholm City and CountySödermanland CountyUppsala CountyVärmland CountyVästerbotten CountyVästernorrland CountyVästmanland CountyÄlvsborg CountyÖrebro CountyÖstergötland CountySödermanland CountySwedish Counties FSW.jpg


Counties

Parishes

Districts

Provinces

The provinces of Sweden (called Landskap in Swedish) are geographical areas that are based on political subdivisions that predate the county organization of 1634. The divisions are based on cultural and geographical characteristics that many Swedes (and people of Swedish decent) strongly identify with today. The provinces are unique from each other in many ways such as spoken dialects, traditional clothing, and local social traditions.

With such deep social and cultural roots associated to the provinces, it's not uncommon that immigrants referred to their origin in Sweden by the name of their province. They saw themselves as residents of a certain province such as Skåne, Ångermanland, or Dalarna rather than from a county. Emigrants from large cities, however, such as Stockholm or Göteborg usually gave their origin by the name of the city.

See Provinces of Sweden for a map and links.

More Sweden Research Strategies

Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Sweden.

More Sweden Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Sweden.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References