Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860
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Älvsborg, Sweden
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Location of Älvsborg, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years: 1642-1897
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Älvsborg Kyrkoböcker
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Landsarkivet i Göteborg

What Is in the Collection?

The collection consists of church records from the county of Älvsborg. It contains indexes to births, marriages, and deaths along with images of:

The records are handwritten in narrative style.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860.

Collection Contents

The following parishes are included in the index as of 1 September 2016:

Alingsås landsförsamling
Alingsås stadsförsamling

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Swedish data privacy rules prohibit making certain records publicly available for viewing. This includes birth and death records less than 70 years old, and marriage records prior to 1980. This collection is available at the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization. The images are also available to all viewers for a fee at Nationell ArkivDatabas (NAD).

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images. 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

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

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select the Parish
  2. Select the Records
  3. Select the Volume and Year to view the images.

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation:
"Sweden, Älvsborg Church Records, 1642-1897; index 1681-1860." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Riksarkivet, Stockholm (Swedish National Archives, Stockholm).

Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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