Sweden, Stockholm City, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Stockholm, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Miscellaneous
Collection years: 1603-1930
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Stockholm Stad, Övriga Poster
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Related Websites
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Sweden National Archives


What Is in This Collection?

The collection consists of the following records from Stockholm city:

  • Orphanage Records, 1713-1890
  • Tax Assessments, 1711-1875
  • Church Records, 1603-1930

These records are in Swedish.

Collection Content

The information found in the records varies with each type of record. You may find any of the following:

  • Name
  • Date of event
  • Type of event
  • Parents names
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Birth, marriage, or death dates and places
  • Witnesses
  • Physical description
  • Biographical details

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Approximate date of the event
  • Parish of residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Archive"
⇒Select the appropriate "Series and title"
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume and year" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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 such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

What If I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for altered or abreviated forms of the names along with nicknames.
  • Search the records of nearby parishes and localities.

Help with the Language

These records are in Swedish so you will need to be able to understand written Swedish. For help with reading the records, please see the following wiki articles:

Online Courses

Online courses in reading Scandinavian Gothic handwriting are also available through the FamilySearch Learning Center. Select Scandinavia from the localities list on the left side of the main page.

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, Stockholm City, Miscellaneous Records." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Stockholm City Archives, Stockholm, Sweden.

Image Citation:

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