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Location of Sweden
Record Description
Record Type Church
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige Kyrkoböcker
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
National Archives of Sweden

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

This article describes church records from Sweden held by FamilySearch, International. It contains the following types of records:

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Date and place of christening
  • Child’s name and gender
  • Child's birth date
  • Parents’ names and residence
  • Father's occupation
  • Mother's age and marital status
  • Witnesses and their residences


  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom’s name and marital status
  • Groom's residence
  • Bride’s name and marital status
  • Bride's residence
  • Ages of bride and groom
  • Witnesses and their residences


  • Name and age of deceased
  • Marital status
  • Residence
  • Spouse or father's name
  • Date of death
  • Cause of death
  • Burial date


  • Person's name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Where moving from
  • Where moving to
  • Able to read and write
  • Have had catechism education
  • Partaker of communion
  • Have had small pox or chicken pox

Clerical survey

  • Name of owner of taxable land
  • Name of cottage or farmland
  • Names of husband and wife
  • Name of each member of household
  • Number of children
  • Male or female
  • Birth dates and places of members
  • Residence
  • Notes regarding death(s) of landowners
  • Deaths within the year
  • Marriages within the year
  • An understanding of Christian knowledge
  • Eligibility for marriage

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Choosing a Record to Search[edit | edit source]

The types of record books that are available are different for each parish. The following chart lists the types of records and the English translation.

Swedish English
Död- och begravningsböcker Death and burial book
Flyttningslängder Moving records
Inflyttningsattester Moving in records
In och utflyttiningslängder Moving in and out record
Utflyttiningslängder Moving out record
Födelse och dopböcker Birth and baptism or christening book
Födelse- och dopböcker Duplettserie Birth and baptism or christening book double or second series
Församling Parish or congregation
Husförhörslängd Household examination record; also called clerical survey
kladdböcker Draft copy of the church book
Lysning and vigselböcker Banns and marriage book
Längder över nattvardsgäster (kommunionlängder) Communion book
Räkenskaper för kyrka Records of accounts for the church
Signum Record type
Socken Parish
Vigselsdag Marriage date
Volum och år Volume and year

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