Sweden, Västmanland Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Sweden, Västmanland Church Records, 1538-1901; index 1622-1860
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Västmanland, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years: 1538-1901
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Västmanland Kyrkoböcker
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Landsarkivet i Uppsala

What is in This Collection?

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

The records are handwritten in narrative style.

Image Visibility

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

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

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Sweden, Västmanland Church Records, 1538-1901; index 1622-1860.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

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

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

Coverage Table

As of 18 June 2014 the index contained the following:

Place Baptism Burial Marriage
Altuna 4,159 2,865 952
Arboga landsförsamling 5,835 6,166 1,811
Arboga stadsförsamling 10,417 9,519 2,419

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

How Do I Search This Collection?

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

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

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?

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?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • 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?

  • 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

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

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections for Sweden

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, Västmanland Church Records, 1538-1901; index 1622-1860." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 23 November 2016. Landsarkivet (Sweden Regional Archives), Uppsala.
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?

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