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Halland, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years: 1615-1904
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Halland Kyrkoböcker, 1615-1904; register 1615-1860
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of church records from the county of Halland. It contains the following types of records:

Additional records and/or images may be added to this collection in the future.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Swedish. For help reading these records see Swedish Genealogical Word List, Sweden Handwriting, and Latin in Swedish Genealogical Records.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The church was the primary registrar of all vital events in Sweden. These records will contain births and baptisms, marriages, confirmations, movement in and out of the parish, and deaths and burials. The names of the principals of each event will generally be recorded, along with their residence and any other persons who may be associated with the event.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

As of 6 February 2019 this collection contained the following:

Parish Birth Marriage Death
Abilds 3,149 760 2,387
Alfshögs 1,793 450 1,390
Asige 1,347 249 948
Askome 1,479 403 1,274
Breareds 5,979 1,522 4,561
Dagsås 378 79 210
Drängsereds 6,524 1,675 3,602
Eftra 3,950 1,006 2,807
Eldsberga 2,528 588 1,895
Enslövs 7,950 1,863 6,186
Fagereds 3,217 827 2,392
Falkenbergs 3,310 856 335
Fjärås 16,634 4,513 13,467
Frillesås 4,757 1,055 3,540
Förlanda 3,295 735 2,555
Getinge 1,145 294 680
Grimetons 2,753 741 2,381
Gunnarps 4,081 996 3,085
Gällareds 2,681 700 2,308
Gällinge 3,093 690 2,154
Gödestads 1,556 445 1,241
Hanhals 3,880 899 2,956
Harplinge 7,659 1,997 6,422
Hasslövs 4,146 1,282 2,736
Hishults 5,026 1,059 3,629
Holms 990 248 945
Hunnestads 2,819 679 1,722
Idala 1,902 468 1,362
Kinnareds 1,495 402 1,317
Knäreds 10,115 2,276 7,724
Krogsereds 2,982 707 2,681
Kungsbacka 2,368 600 2,155
Kvibille 3,506 860 2,695
Källsjö 1,554 411 1,261
Köinge 2,757 660 1,656
Laholms landsförsamling 686 130 331
Laholms stadsförsamling 8,988 2,234 7,252
Landa 3,310 600 2,365
Lindbergs 6,431 1,513 4,668
Lindome 8,685 2,192 8,860
Ljungby 5,345 1,326 4,011
Morups 8,471 1,485 4,968
Nösslinge 1,895 493 1,391
Okome 3,383 846 2,753
Onsala 6,881 1,871 5,505
Östra Karups 4,384 925 2,995
Rolfstorps 4,624 1,141 0
Ränneslövs 5,129 1,132 3,938
Rävinge 817 202 514
Sällstorps 2,126 586 1,720
Sankt Nikolai 8,361 2,158 7,105
Sibbarps 1,339 348 1,237
Skånes-Fagerhults 516 94 308
Skällinge 3,405 800 2,452
Skrea 3,239 163 379
Skummeslövs 2,400 657 1,606
Släps 5,335 1,498 5,216
Slättåkra 5,375 1,302 4,282
Slöinge 2,546 712 2,053
Snöstorps 7,056 1,325 4,872
Spannarps 1,533 317 1,086
Stafsinge 4,613 916 3,298
Stamnareds 1,642 336 1,106
Steninge 882 237 712
Stråvalla 2,071 458 1,253
Svartrå 1,657 469 1,374
Söndrums 3,768 847 2,825
Tjärby 877 431 1,556
Torpa 1,607 527 1,159
Torups 9,488 2,316 6,388
Träslövs 8,142 1,333 3,813
Trönninge 2,573 565 1,741
Tvååkers 5,083 1,619 3,680
Tölö 6,695 1,690 5,945
Tönnersjö 2,545 590 1,982
Ullareds 2,308 617 2,141
Valinge 3,314 889 2,347
Vallda 6,289 1,779 5,475
Vapnö 2,005 408 1,333
Varbergs 7,351 1,825 6,134
Varbergs slottsförsamling 545 184 0
Veddige 4,593 2,198 3,290
Veinge 9,114 2,368 7,601
Vessige 4,003 987 3,262
Vinbergs 6,681 1,503 5,287
Våxtorps 8,998 1,751 6,693
Värö 9,068 3,587 6,873
Ysby 2,515 605 2,044
Årstads 2,063 457 1,393
Ås 4,830 1,282 3,644
Älvsåkers 3,629 923 2,858
Ölmevalla 4,531 884 6,478

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person you are looking for
  • The place where they lived

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
  1. Select Parish
  2. Select Records
  3. Select Volume and Year to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life

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