The Riksarkivet or National Archives of Sweden has an online database (NAD) with useful genealogy and family history collections. This collection is Sweden Church Archives from the late 1600s to the early 1900s.

From their site:

“Ecclesiastical archives are an important source of including genealogical and local history researchers, they provide information such persons birth, marriage, death, and fled. Materials are published from the late 1600s to the early 1900s. According to the Personal Data Act and confidentiality, there are different time limits for publication (more details about publishing limits are below).”

Counties included are: Blekinge County, Gotland County, Michigan, Gothenburg and Bohus, Halland County, Jämtland, Jönköping County, Kalmar County, Kopperberg, Kristianstad County, Kronoberg County, Malmöhus, Norbotten County, Skaraborg, Stockholm County/City, Texas, Uppsala County, Värmland County, Västerbotten County, Utah, Västmanland County, Älvsborg, Örebro County, and Östergötland County.

Some of the information you can find includes:

Household Examination”

“After about 1895 were called for the parish books. In the parish registers and parish books, you can follow the family over time. They can be likened to the church ledgers ledger, where data from other church books were brought.Assembly residents reported household for households, by residence. Usually there is an alphabetical ortregister at the beginning or end of the parish catechetical meeting / parish book.

“The lengths provides data; all family members, parental date of birth, parents’ birth parish, parents wedding date, if necessary. year of arrival, ev. utflyttningsår, year of death, reading and understanding gifts.”

“Moving in and moving lengths”

“In these quoted the priest, the people who moved into or out of the church each year. In moving length is specified in any village in the township and often on the side of the parish catechetical meeting they are. In Exodus length indicated which parish the person moved.”

“Birth and dopböcker”

“These brought the priest in the children born and baptized during the year. It specifies the parents’ names and what place in the parish they live on when the baby is born. In addition, listed the names of sponsors or dopvittnen. This is often the first length to use in his genealogy to then proceed into the catechetical book. If you are lucky priest may be listed on the side of the parish catechetical meeting recurs family.”

“confirmation and communion lengths”

“Confirmation Height transferred them annually confirmed. There was no requirement that these would be, so in many cases lacking. Communion length or kommunionbok is one of the clergy slow roll in which communion guests’ names were recorded for each communion. These data were also often in parish catechetical meeting.”

“Lysnings and wedding books”

“These conducted throughout the year in the same manner as the birth books and where can you find lysnings- and wedding date, and they were both people lived before the ceremony.”

“Death and burial books”

“When you have found a person listed as dead in the parish catechetical meeting will be looking into these books to confirm the death and burial date, and get the cause of death.”

“The source is the church books that all the churches in the Swedish state church would bring from 1686 years of ecclesiastical law. The priests brought the notes continuously on households in the township. The original books stored on Regional Archives.”


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