Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings

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Sweden does not have a "fill-in-the-blank" format for it's church records such as that developed in Denmark and Norway after 1812. As a general rule entries in Swedish church records tend to be grouped more than the other Scandinavian countries. That means births/christenings tend to be on contiguous pages, then marriages, then deaths. Sometimes the marriages are listed first, then birth/christenings, and so forth. An index page may give page numbers where different life events are recorded in that particular book. To help yourself, it is always advisable to look for the pattern used in the records you are reading.

Though there was no standard format used countrywide in either the church records, or the Household Examination Rolls (Husförhörslängder), the following headings should contain most the wording used for the respective records. It can be used as a partial guide.