Sweden Goals:  1: Research   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate Records   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help       






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Goal 1: Learn about research in Sweden.


Choices

A. Explore Swedish research.

  1. Get started finding Swedish ancestors.
    AC—Beginning Swedish Research—36:00
    | BYU—Swedish Research Tips—17:35
  2. Learn how to use the ArkivDigital record source.
    FS—Intro to ArkivDigital—6:02
    | FS—Full Scope of ArkivDigital—35:44
  3. Explore the Swedish Roots site for help in getting started with Swedish research.
  4. Explore the Forebears.io site for research records.
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B. Learn about Swedish names and genealogy terms.

  1. Learn the Swedish words you'll need for research.
      FS—Swedish Genealogical Words
    | AC—Swedish Dictionary and Abbreviations
  2. Learn about Swedish naming customs.
    Some Notes on Swedish Names
    | FS—Sweden Names
  3. See examples of how to read Swedish records.
    AC—Reading Swedish Ancestry
  4. Understand spelling and phonetics for Swedish genealogy.
    Reading Gothic Handwriting—12:20
  5. Learn how to read Gothic handwriting for Swedish records.
    Reading Gothic Handwriting, Part 1—17:57
    | Reading Gothic Handwriting, Part 3—10:34

C. Explore Swedish case studies.

  1. Follow along with the actual research done to find Swedish ancestors in a family and extend the tree.
    FS—Beyond Parish Registers
  2. Examine this Swedish case study from About.com and Ancestry Magazine.
    AB—Finding Grandpa Svenson



Goal 2: Learn about Sweden archives and libraries.


Choices

A. Learn about Sweden archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Sweden archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Sweden Archives and Libraries
  2. Access the Riksarkivet National Archives site for genealogy resources.
  3. See also the Archives web links in the Wiki.
  4. See a list of Swedish archives in the Swedish Genealogy Guide.
    Swedish Genealogy Guide Links
  5. Explore the Archives Portal Europe site.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for books that can be checked out or researched for you by others.





Goal 4: Learn about Sweden church and cemetery records.


Choices

A. Learn about Sweden church records.

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  1. Learn about Sweden church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Sweden Church Records
      
  2. Learn about Swedish parish records.
    Using Swedish Church Records at Ancestry.com
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    Swedish Genealogy Guide
  3. Learn about parish records substitution in Sweden.
    FS—Parish Records Substitution in Sweden—62:48
  4. See also the links in the Parish Record Collections section of the page.
  5. Explore the Church Records web links in the Wiki.
  6. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in Sweden.

B. Learn about Sweden Household Examination records.

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Household Examination Records are church books containing information about all the people who lived in a specific parish.

  1. Learn about Sweden Household Examination records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Sweden Household Examination Records
  2. Use this FamilySearch Wiki article for vocabulary tips when dealing with Sweden Household Examination records.
    FS—Wiki: Sweden Household Examination Vocabulary
  3. See an example of a Household Examination record on Arkivdigital.
    Late 1800’s Household Examination Record Example
  4. Explore Sweden Household Examination Records on FamilySearch or MyHeritage.

C. Learn about Sweden cemetery records.

  1. Learn about Sweden cemetery records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Sweden Cemetery Records
  2. See also the Well-Known Cemeteries in Sweden section of the page.
  3. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  4. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.



Goal 5: Learn about Swedish emigration and immigration.


Choices

A. Learn about Swedish emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Sweden emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Sweden Emigration and Immigration
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  2. Learn about finding Swedish immigrant ancestors.
    AC—Finding Your Swedish Ancestors

B. Explore Swedish emigration resources.

  1. Learn about using Swedish migration travel papers in research.
    FS—Migration Travel Papers—63:05
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  3. Explore the Swedish America Heritage site for emigration information information.
  4. Explore the Emigration and Immigration web links in the Wiki.
  5. Explore the Immigrant Ship site. Select a Volume, then choose Sweden as the departure or arrival location.



Goal 6: Learn about Sweden military records.


Choices

A. Learn about Sweden military records.

  1. Learn about Sweden Military Records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Sweden Military Records
  2. Learn about the Swedish Central Soldiers Register.
    Swedish Central Soldiers Register

B. Explore Sweden military resources.

  1. Explore the Research of Soldiers site for a variety of Swedish military research resources.
  2. Explore the Military web links in the Wiki.



Goal 7: Learn about Sweden probate and court records.


Choices

A. Learn about Sweden probate and court records.

  1. Learn about Sweden probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Swedish Probate Records
  2. Get an introduction to Swedish estate records.
    FS—Intro to Swedish Estate Records—61:40
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  4. Learn about Swedish Estate Inventories in this ArkivDigital article.
    Sweden Estate Inventories
  5. Learn about types of Swedish farms and their records.
    Types of Farms in Swedish Research
    | Torps in Sweden



Goal 8: Learn about Sweden maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Sweden maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Sweden maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Sweden Maps
  2. Learn about Swedish legal jurisdictions.
    FS—Swedish Legal Jurisdictions—52:04
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  4. See also the links in the Websites section of the page.
  5. Learn about Sweden gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Sweden Gazetteers

B. Explore Sweden map resources.

    Explore the Maps web links in the Wiki.
  1. Explore the Perry-Castaneda Library of maps for Sweden.
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Swedish maps.
  3. Explore old maps of Sweden in the 1900 Collection.
  4. Access Swedish map resources in the About.com site.
  5. Learn to decipher Sweden place names.
    FS—Wiki: Place Names for Swedish Genealogy—4 pgs.

    FS—Figure Out Swedish Place Names—59:09
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  7. Learn how to search the place name index on ArkivDigital.
    FS—Place Name Search—61:24
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  9. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Sweden maps.



Goal 9: Learn about Sweden newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Swedish newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Swedish newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Swedish newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Swedish newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.










Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Swedish research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.



Goal 11: Search records from Sweden.


Choices

A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Sweden.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. 1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Swedish online record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Swedish records.

  1. Explore the Europe page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.



Goal 12: Get help with your Sweden research.


Choices

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Swedish Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Swedish American Genealogy group on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Swedish Genealogy group on Facebook.
  4. Visit the Swedish Heart Genealogy group on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Sweden.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Sweden research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Sweden research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Sweden research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Sweden research.

C. Learn about Sweden genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about Sweden genealogy societies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Sweden Societies
  2. Explore Sweden genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.


QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   Indexed Historical   Catalog
Baptisms: 1611-1920
Marriages: 1630-1920
Burials: 1649-1920
Sodermanland Church Records: 1604-1900
Stockholm Index, Church Records: 1546-1927
Uppsala Church Records: 1308-1901
Orebro Church Records: 1613-1918


Ancestry
Indexed Birth Records:  1860-1941
Births, Swedish Death Index:   1901-2006  
Indexed Death Records:  1840-1942
Church Records:  1500-1941
Emigration Records:  1783-1951
Gotheborg Passenger Lists:  1869-1951
Household Clerical Surveys:  1880-1893


MyHeritage    All Sweden
Household Examination Books:   1880-1920





Sweden Counties

Blekinge     Göteborg och Bohus      Gotland     Gävleborg     Halland     Jämtland     Jönköping     Kalmar    
Kopparberg     Kristianstad     Kronoberg     Malmöhus    Norrbotten     Skaraborg     Stockholm     Södermanland    
Uppsala     Värmland     Västerbotten     Västernorrland    Västmanland     Älvsborg     Örebro     Östergötland