Sweden, Kalmar Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Sverige, Kalmar Kyrkoböcker Register

Collection Time Period

The collection consists of church records from the county of Kalmar. It contains indexes to births, marriages, and deaths along with images of:

  • Clerical surveys
  • Registers of birth, marriage, and death
  • Mmove-in and move-out lists
  • Confirmations
  • Church accounts

The records are handwritten in narrative style. They cover the years 1577 to 1907; index 1625 to 1860.

These records are written in Swedish.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Sweden, Kalmar Church Records, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860.

Collection Content

For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the following wiki articles:

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search this collection by name: To search the collection by name fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

If you did not find the person you were looking for, you may need to search the collection by image.
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Records"
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume and Year" which takes you to the images.

Help with the Language

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:

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Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Sweden, Kalmar Church Books, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860." Database with Images. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Landsarkivet i Vadstena.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Sweden, Kalmar Church Records, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860.
Image citation:
The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Sweden, Kalmar Church Records, 1577-1907; index 1625-1860.