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Sweden, Jönköping Church Records, 1581-1935; index 1633-1860
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Jönköping, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years: 1581-1935
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Jönköping Kyrkoböcker
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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

The records are handwritten in narrative style.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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).

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 by visiting the browse page for Sweden, Jönköping Church Records, 1581-1935; index 1633-1860.

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]

For additional details about these records and help using them see Sweden Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records.

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

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

Place Baptism Marriage Burial
Adelövs 8,785 1,954 5,496
Almesåkra 2,606 626 1,612
Alseda 10,868 3,401 6,781
Anderstorps 2,872 577 1,744
Angerdshestra 1,807 87 1,174
Askeryds 4,901 1,273 3,322

An inventory of all the images in this collection can be found at FamilySearch Digital Image Collection for Jönköping, Sweden

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

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.


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; see the section Citing this Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image

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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Sweden.

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Sweden[edit | edit source]


Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.