Sweden, Military Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Military
Collection years: 1537-1895
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Svenska, Militärregister, 1537-1895
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Stockholm National Archives


What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of records and indexes from Krigsarkivet in Stockholm. The collection covers the years 1537 to 1895. The records are in Swedish.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Swedish. For help reading these records see the following:

Collection Content

Military records may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Birth date and place
  • Age
  • Physical Description
  • Residence (usually a county and parish)
  • Rank
  • Length of service
  • Details about service

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name of your ancestor
  • Identifying information such birth date and place


View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Archive
  2. Select Series and title
  3. Select Volume and year to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example use the name, dates and residence to search for church records and clerical surveys.

Record Finder

Consult the Sweden Record Finder Table to find other records

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit.
  • If you are unable to locate your ancestor look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.


Citing This Collection

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:

"Sweden, Military Records 1537-1895." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Krigsarkivet, Stockholm.

Image Citation:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.