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''[[Sweden Genealogy|Sweden]]''
  
== Record Content  ==
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| Location = Sweden
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| record_type = Church
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| language = [[Sweden Language and Languages|Swedish]]
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| title_language = Sverige Kyrkoböcker
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Sweden Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Sweden Church Records]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Sweden Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Swedish Genealogical Word List]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Scandinavia%22 FamilySearch Learning Center: Scandinavia]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.arkivdigital.net/ ArkivDigital]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.dis.se/ DIS Sverige]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.genealogi.se/ Rötter - Sveriges Släktforskarförbund]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://swedishgenealogyguide.com/ Swedish Genealogy Guide]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.cedar.umu.se/ddb/databaser-public-access/indiko---kyrkbocker-pa-natet/att-soka-i-indiko/ INDIKO - Searchable church records at Umeå University]
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== Collection Contents ==
Image:Sweden Lutheran Church (08-0548) Christening DGS 4175749 429.jpg|Christening Record
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=== Record Types ===
Image:Sweden Lutheran Church (08-0548) Marriage DGS 4175749 537.jpg|Marriage Record
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'''Christening records''' usually contain:  
Image:Sweden Lutheran Church (08-0548) Burial DGS 4175749 563.jpg|Burial Record
 
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Key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran christening records are:  
 
  
 
*Date and place of christening  
 
*Date and place of christening  
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*Witnesses and their residences
 
*Witnesses and their residences
  
Key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran marriage records are:  
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain:  
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Witnesses and their residences
 
*Witnesses and their residences
  
Key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran&nbsp;burial records are:  
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'''Burial records''' usually contain:  
  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
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*Sometimes, other biographical notes
 
*Sometimes, other biographical notes
  
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'''Moving records''' usually contain:  
Image:Sweden Lutheran Church Clerical Survey Heading DGS 134280_181.jpg|Clerical Survey Heading
 
Image:Sweden Lutheran Church Clerical Survey Text DGS 134280_181.jpg|Clerical Survey Handwritten Text</gallery>
 
 
 
Key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran moving records records are:  
 
  
 
*Name of place where record is kept  
 
*Name of place where record is kept  
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*Have had small pox or chicken pox?
 
*Have had small pox or chicken pox?
  
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'''Clerical survey records''' usually contain:  
Image:Sweden Lutheran Church Records Moving In DGS 4171568_12.jpg|Moving In Record
 
Image:Sweden Lutheran Church Records Moving Out DGS 4171568_12.jpg|Moving Out Record
 
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Key genealogical facts found in most Lutheran clerical survey records are:  
 
  
 
*Name of owner of taxable land  
 
*Name of owner of taxable land  
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*Availability for marriage
 
*Availability for marriage
  
== How to Use the Records ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Sweden Lutheran Church (08-0548) Christening DGS 4175749 429.jpg|Christening Record
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Image:Sweden Lutheran Church (08-0548) Marriage DGS 4175749 537.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Sweden Lutheran Church (08-0548) Burial DGS 4175749 563.jpg|Burial Record
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<gallery caption="Clerical Survey Examples" perrow="2" heights="120px" widths="160px">
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Image:Sweden Lutheran Church Clerical Survey Heading DGS 134280_181.jpg|Clerical Survey Heading
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Image:Sweden Lutheran Church Clerical Survey Text DGS 134280_181.jpg|Clerical Survey Handwritten Text
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Image:Sweden Lutheran Church Records Moving In DGS 4171568_12.jpg|Moving In Record
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Image:Sweden Lutheran Church Records Moving Out DGS 4171568_12.jpg|Moving Out Record
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
 
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Socken" (Parish) category<br>⇒Select the "Signum" (Record type) category<br>⇒Select the "Volum och år" (Volume &amp; page) category which takes you to the images<br>Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
 
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Socken" (Parish) category<br>⇒Select the "Signum" (Record type) category<br>⇒Select the "Volum och år" (Volume &amp; page) category which takes you to the images<br>Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
 
For detailed information on using Swedish church records, see the wiki article: [[Swedish Church Records|Swedish Church Records]]
 
  
 
=== Choosing a Record to Search  ===
 
=== Choosing a Record to Search  ===
 
 
The types of record books that are available are different for each parish. The following chart lists the types of records and the English translation.  
 
The types of record books that are available are different for each parish. The following chart lists the types of records and the English translation.  
  
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=== Help with the Language  ===
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== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections ==
 
 
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:
 
 
 
*[[Sweden: Language and Languages|Sweden: Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Swedish Genealogical Word List|Swedish Genealogical Word List]]
 
 
 
=== Online Courses  ===
 
 
 
Online courses in reading Scandinavian Gothic handwriting are also&nbsp;available through the [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html FamilySearch Learning Center]. Select [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Scandinavia%22 Scandinavia] from the localities list on the left side of the main page.
 
 
 
== Additional Information On Record History, Content, and Use  ==
 
 
 
For additional details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the following wiki articles:
 
 
 
*Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch
 
*Swedish Church Records
 
 
 
== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections ==
 
  
 
*[[Sweden, Blekinge Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Sweden, Blekinge Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Sweden, Skaraborg Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Sweden, Skaraborg Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Sweden, Stockholm Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Sweden, Stockholm Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Sweden, Södermanland Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Sweden, Södermanland Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Sweden, Uppsala Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Sweden, Uppsala Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Sweden, Örebro Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Sweden, Örebro Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Sweden, Östergötland Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Sweden, Östergötland Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Sweden Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Sweden Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Sweden Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Sweden Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Sweden Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Sweden Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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==How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
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{{Contributor invite}}
*[http://www.genline.com/databasen/ Swedish Genealogy Online]
 
*[http://www.arkivdigital.net/ Arkiv Digital: Swedish Church Records Online (in color)]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Swedish Church Records|Swedish Church Records]]
 
*[[Sweden]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor invite}}  
 
 
 
[[Category:FamilySearch_Historical_Records]]
 

Latest revision as of 19:33, 23 September 2016

Sweden

Access the Records
This article contains information about records in multiple collections. See All Published Record Collections for a list of available records.
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige Kyrkoböcker
FamilySearch Resources
  • Sweden Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Collection Contents

Record Types

Christening records usually contain:

  • Date and place of christening
  • Child’s name and gender
  • Child's birth date
  • Parents’ names and residence
  • Father's occupation
  • Mother's age and marital status
  • Witnesses and their residences

Marriage records usually contain:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom’s name and marital status
  • Groom's residence
  • Bride’s name and marital status
  • Bride's residence
  • Sometimes, the ages of bride and groom are given
  • Witnesses and their residences

Burial records usually contain:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Marital status and residence of deceased
  • Sometimes, spouse's name is given
  • Date of death
  • Cause of death
  • Burial date
  • Sometimes, other biographical notes

Moving records usually contain:

  • Name of place where record is kept
  • Name of person moving onto land
  • Date and place of birth
  • Where moving from
  • Where moving to
  • New residence
  • Able to read and write?
  • Have had catechism education?
  • Partaker of communion?
  • Have had small pox or chicken pox?

Clerical survey records usually contain:

  • Name of owner of taxable land
  • Name of cottage or farmland
  • Names of husband and wife
  • Name of each member of household
  • Number of children
  • Male or female
  • Birth dates and places of members
  • Residence
  • Notes regarding death(s) of landowners
  • Deaths within the year
  • Marriages within the year
  • An understanding of Christian knowledge?
  • Availability for marriage

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Socken" (Parish) category
⇒Select the "Signum" (Record type) category
⇒Select the "Volum och år" (Volume & page) category which takes you to the images
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Choosing a Record to Search

The types of record books that are available are different for each parish. The following chart lists the types of records and the English translation.

Swedish English
Död- och begravningsböcker Death and burial book
Flyttningslängder Moving records
Inflyttningsattester Moving in records
In och utflyttiningslängder Moving in and out record
Utflyttiningslängder Moving out record
Födelse och dopböcker Birth and baptism or christening book
Födelse- och dopböcker Duplettserie Birth and baptism or christening book double or second series
Församling Parish or congregation
Husförhörslängd Household examination record; also called clerical survey
kladdböcker Draft copy of the church book
Lysning and vigselböcker Banns and marriage book
Längder över nattvardsgäster (kommunionlängder) Communion book
Räkenskaper för kyrka Records of accounts for the church
Signum Record type
Socken Parish
Vigselsdag Marriage date
Volum och år Volume and year

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.