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Sweden, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Norrbotten, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years: 1612-1923
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Norrbotten Kyrkoböcker
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Regional Archive in Härnösand


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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

The records are handwritten in narrative style. Indexes will be published as they are completed.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

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, Norrbotten Church Records, 1612-1923; index 1658-1860.

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 more information on the content and publication of these records on FamilySearch please see the articles FamilySearch Digital Image Collection for Norrbotten, Sweden and Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch.

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

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

As of 24 August 2017, the following records were included in this collection.

Place Baptism Marriage Burial
Arjeplog 1,679 415 1,210
Arvidsjaur 3,246 0 0

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 by visiting 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 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.

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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:
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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]

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