Swedish Church Records
| Here we will inform about different church archives were you can search for your
Access to many different archives in your research in Sweden.
There are many different archives in Sweden were you can do research on your
relatives. We have a great luck in Sweden, we have records that will reach back to
about 1600. By Swedisch law it was up to the churches and their priests to keep record
of each person living within the parish. These records can be found between
The Swedish church records are microfilmed and in first place you will find these
at our different Provincial Archives (Landsarkiv) but also now in digital format via the Genline database.
Below you can find some of our most common archives.
Click at the links below to get further information!
Above are the first books to know about when you start your
|Short presentation about other archives
The War Archives
If you have someone in your family that have been a soldier. This
can do that
you find the old soldiercroft by name and maybe if you are
visiting Sweden you can
take a ride to visit were it once layed. This information you
will find in the
If you want to dig deeper in what could be found in their homes,
when a person
was deceased, how much things was worth, which persons that were
heirs, demands and
depts, you will find this in the Estate Inventory book.
This archive is very interesting, then you will understand how
they lived and what
they own. You will find records like this - one dress, one harmonica,
one watch, one cow,
two pigs etc.
If you have relatives that have emigrated to the US or some other
country, you will find
this information in the Passengerlists.
This may end in that you will find relativies in the US. And maybe a visit, like it did for us! We visited relatives in
Sentence book (Criminal book)
It can be interesting and also exciting if someone of your
relativies have performed
some criminal act (with this we don´t mean that we recommend this) you will then search
in different courthouses with its different verdicts.
Their you will find persons witness in court, which criminal act
he/she has been convicted
for etc. (we have had relatives that haven´t been so
nice...murder, assault, animal assault,
burglary etc) At the same time we also want to inform you that
these acts haven´t
handed down to us.
- those with church duties
- Penalty records
- releasing (discharging) prisoners
- Sailors records
- Health care records
- Ship records etc
More information about different archives you can find at the homepage for National Archives and Provincial Archives - www.ra.se »