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

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Stockholm City, Stockholm County, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Prison
Collection years: 1844-1942
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Stockholm Stad, Fängelse Posten
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Stockholm City Archives

What Is in This Collection?

The collection consists of records from Stockholm City prison (Centralfängelset Långholmen and Stockholms läns- och straffängelse) for the years 1844 to 1942.

Reading These Records

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

Collection Content

The records usually contain the following:

  • Name of inmate
  • Birth date
  • Residence
  • Physical description
  • Reason for incarceration
  • Date of entrance
  • Date or release
  • Conditions of release

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How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name
  • Identifying information such as age or birth date

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

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  2. Select Series and Title
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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.

Research Helps

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

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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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, Prison Records, 1844-1942.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Stockholms Stadsarkiv [Stockholm City Archives].

Image Citation:

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