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Karlshamn Parish, Blekinge, Sweden Genealogy

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Guide to Karlshamn parish, Sweden Genealogy ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Karlshamn church

History[edit | edit source]

Karlshamn Municipality is a municipality in Blekinge County in southern Sweden. It borders the following municipalities, Olofström, Sölvesborg, Ronneby, and Tingsryd. The city Karlshamn is the seat of the municipality.

Karlshamn Parish, Blekinge, Sweden Genealogy
Stift Lund
Pastorat 1664-1701 Karlshamn
1701-1753 Karlshamn and Asarum
1753-1864 Karlshamn, Asarum and Frisholmen
1865- Karlshamn
Län Blekinge
Landskap Blekinge
Härad 1664- Karlshamn stad / skeppslag
Tingslag not applicable
Domsaga Karlshamn
Fögderi 1664-1945 Karlshamn stad
1946- Karlshamns fögderi
Kommun 1863-1966 Karlshamn stad
1967- Karlshamns kommun
1952-1970 Karlshamn stad
1971- Karlshamn
Militär indelning not applicable
NAD Ref Code SE/LLA/13199
National Archive SVAR link
Swedish Wikipedia link
SCB Congregation map link
Open Street map link

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Afrika, Amerika, Asien,

Bellevue, Bryggan,


Elgsbergska gården, Europa,

Gamla Skants,

Hamnens kokhus, Hälsobrunnen,

Kjörmela gården, Kostråtet, Kovaktarstugan,


Nya Staden,


Stadens Båtsmans Stuga, Stadens västra mark, Strömma Färgeri, Såpebruket,


Sweden 1951 Place Names Register and the Swedish Parish Pages list in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.

Surrounding Parishes[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Database Church Records[edit | edit source]

The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital,, and are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)

Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden[edit | edit source]

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Sweden, Blekinge Records for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Library, that may be digitized. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you.
Click on "Places within Sweden, Blekinge" and then select your parish.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

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Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Swedish Records[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]

Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • First find the birth and baptism record of your ancestor. Once you know his date and place of birth and his parents' names, you can locate the family in the Household Examination Records.
  • Search every Household Examination Record that your ancestor appears on (from birth to death). You will pick up valuable clues along the way, find children who died young, and establish correct family member relationships.
  • All birth, marriage, or death dates found in Household Examination Records need to be verified in the actual birth, marriage, or death records.
  • Pay attention to relationship titles, occupations, military status, and remarks. See word list for Vocabulary for Household Examination Records.
  • Dates are written in the European order of day, month, and year.

See Sweden Research Strategies for locating various records in specific time periods.

References[edit | edit source]

Place names from:  Karlshamn's husförhörslängder 1842-1845 and 1836-1842. 

Jurisdictional information from: Riksarkivet, “Karlshamn församling”, at Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD). October 2011.