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Finding ancestors in the Swedish L.D.S. records may be an important step in building the family story. L.D.S. records (both membership records and emigration records) may help in finding the place of origin in Sweden or may simply provide interesting facts about the family, their faith, and their courage.

The Beginning of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden[edit | edit source]

As early as 1843 at least one Swede had become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This was Johan E. Forsgren (later known as John Eric Forsgren). He had joined the Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He joined the body of saints in Nauvoo, later served in the Mormon Battalion and arrived in the Great Basin as early as 1849 being among the first three Scandinavians in the Salt Lake Valley.

In the October 1849 General Conference, a number of missionaries were called to distant lands. Among them were Apostle Erastus Snow and Elder Peter O. Hansen who were called to Denmark with Elder Snow presiding over the Scandinavian mission. . Elder John E. Forsgren petitioned for the opportunity to join in the work. He was called to go to Sweden.

Elder Forsgren finally reached Sweden the summer of 1850. He traveled first to Gävle, his birthplace, to teach his family about the restored Gospel. He hadn’t seen them for 20 years. John found his brother, Peter, seriously ill with tuberculosis. The doctor said nothing could be done for him. Elder Forsgren taught him about the priesthood, anointed him with oil and blessed his brother. Peter was completely healed and on 26 July 1850, Peter was baptized becoming the first Latter-day Saint convert in Sweden and also in the new Scandinavian mission.

Elder Forsgren also baptized his sister a few days later. A number of other people also joined the church before Forsgren was arrested and banished (see Sweden: Religious Tolerance). Elder Forsgren served the rest of his mission in Denmark. In 1853, Anders W. Winberg and others began missionary work again in southern Sweden. Within a short time small branches were established, the first being in Skönabäck, Malmöhus, a large estate situated about 30 miles east of Malmö City and in Skurup Kommun.

Emigration of Early Members from Sweden[edit | edit source]

More information is found on Emigration of Latter-day Saints from Sweden Wiki page.

Growth of the Church[edit | edit source]

The growth of the church in Sweden has been slow. In the beginning Swedish born missionaries were arrested at times and missionaries from Utah were driven out. New converts suffered persecution at the hands of some of the clergy, civil authorities, and even from neighbors in the communities. Still the Church grew. Members were encouraged to emigrate to Utah from its beginning up until about 1910. During the years 1850 to 1930, 8,545 members emigrated from Sweden. Membership of well established branches would dwindle due to heavy emigration and inactivity. Some branches would be dissolved and need to be reorganized. Others would combine with another nearby branch. The two world wars also affected the membership. Missionaries from the United States were sent back to the United States for the duration of both wars. Some areas lacked leadership and discontinued having public meetings, but through it all the Church has continued to grow. See FSWiki article: Emigration of Latter-day Saints from Sweden

The Church Today[edit | edit source]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the year 2002 reached a membership of 8,678 (according to the 2008 Church Almanac) in Sweden. At that time Sweden was composed of 4 stakes Göteborg, Malmö, Stockholm, and Stockholm South and has multiple wards and branches throughout the country. There is one temple in Västerhaninge, just south of Stockholm City.
See FSWiki article: Sweden: Timeline of the L.D.S. Church

Wards and Branches[edit | edit source]

Ward or Branch County Year Organized Notes
Alingsås Branch Älvsborg Some members as early as 1850’s
Alingsås Ward Älvsborg 1985
Avesta Branch Kopparberg 1992 In 1870 part of Västerås branch. 1880s part of Bergslagen branch. 1890 part of Solvarbo branch.
Bergslagen Branch Kopparberg See Borlänge Branch. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from early to 1947.
Borlänge Branch Kopparberg 1852 Belonged at times to different branches: Nora, Västerås, Avesta, Solvarbo, Dalarna, and Bergslagen. Membership records available at the Family History Library from early to 1947.
Borlänge Ward Kopparberg 1999 Borlänge branch and Falu branch combined to make the Borlänge Ward.
Borås Branch Älvsborg 1864 Part of Ulricehamn branch 1857 to 1863.
Borås Ward Älvsborg 2000
Burgsvik Branch Gotland 1862 In 1864 was combined with other branches to form the Gotland branch.
Dalarna Branch Kopparberg see Borlänge Branch.
Eskilstuna Branch Södermanland 1870 Part of Torshälla branch before 1870. 1977 dependent branch to Västerås. 1980 independent branch. Membership records available at the Family History Library from early to 1950.
Falkenberg Branch Halland 1857 Formed by dividing the Halmstad branch.
Falu Branch Kopparberg 1993 Divided from Borlänge branch to form its own. Combined in 1999 with Borlänge branch to form the Borlänge Ward.
Follingbo Branch Gotland 1861
Frändefors Branch Älvsborg Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1864 to 1870.
Gotland Branch Gotland 1864 Sometimes called the Visby branch. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1858 to 1929.
Gubbängen Branch Stockholm 1955 Became a Ward in 1975, Gubbängen Ward Stockholm. Before 1975 was known as “Stockholms 2:a gren” Stockholms 2nd Branch.
Gustaf Branch Kopparberg See Solvarbo Branch.
Gårdstånga Branch Malmöhus Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1861 to 1881.
Gävle Branch Gävleborg 1862 Few members by the 1880’s. Membership dwindled. Branch organized again 1900. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from early to 1951.
Göteborg Branch Göteborg och Bohus 1857 Membership records available at the Family History Library from 1855 to 1948.
Göteborg 2nd Branch Göteborg och Bohus 1956 In 1959 the branch was divided into the Utby Branch and the Kortedala Branch.In 1965 the two branches were combined again.In 1977 organized as the Utby Ward.
Göteborg 1st Ward Göteborg och Bohus 1977 Later Called Västra Frölunda Ward.
Göteborg 2nd Ward Göteborg och Bohus 1977 Later called the Utby Ward.
Halmstad Branch Halland 1856 In 1996 was organized as the Halmstad Ward. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1853 to 1930.
Halmstad Ward Halland 1996 Before 1996 known as the Halmstad Branch.
Handen Ward Stockholm 1986 Formed from parts of the Stockholm 2nd and 4th Wards and also the Västerhaninge Ward.
Haninge Ward Stockholm 1986 Name later changed to Västerhaninge Ward.
Helsingborg Branch Malmöhus 1853 Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1853 to 1951.
Helsingborg Ward Malmöhus
Hjo Branch Skaraborg Ward Membership Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints available at the Family History Library from 1852 to 1872.
Holm Älvsborg See Mellerud Branch.
Hudiksvall Branch Västernorrland 1995 Previously had been part of the Sundsvall Branch.
Hägersten Branch Stockholm 1971 Known also as Stockholm’s 3rd Branch. Before 1971 was part of Stockholm’s 1st Branch.
Hägersten Ward Stockholm
Hälsingborg See Helsingborg
Härnösand Branch Västernorrland Membership Records available at the Family History Library from early to 1930.
Hässleholm Branch Kristianstad 1873-1874 Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1863 to 1874. In 1992 formed again by dividing the Kristianstad branch.
Högmarsö Branch Stockholm Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1942 to 1949.
Hörby Branch Malmöhus Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1857 to 1874.
Jakobsberg Ward Stockholm 1982 First known as Stockholms 5th Ward. Before 1982 part of Stockholms 1st Ward.
Jönköping Branch Jönköping 1862 For the years 1955 to 1977 there were 2 Branches in Jonköping. They were combined in 1977 to form the Jönköping ward. Membership Records from 1862 to 1930.
Jönköping Ward Jönköping 1977 Formed by combining the 2 Jönköping branches.
Kalmar Branch Kalmar 1854 In 1865 became part of the Västervik branch. Between 1865 and 1992 Kalmar was periodically organized. Organized again 1992. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1853 to 1928.
Karlshamn Branch Blekinge 1859
Karlskoga Branch Örebro 1965 After a number of years it was combined with the Örebro branch. In 1993 was reorganized as a branch.
Karlskrona branch Blekinge 1871 Membership records available at the Family History Library from 1871 to 1903.
Karlstad Branch Värmland 1862 In 1877 combined with the Örebro Branch. 1905-1920 known as the Värmland branch. After 1920 known again as the Karlstad branch. Membership records available at the Family History Library from 1856 to 1876.
Katrineholm branch Södermanland 1986 The name of the Vingåker branch was changed to Katrineholm in 1986.
Kortedala Branch Göteborg och Bohus 1959 Formed when the Göteborg 2nd Branch was divided forming the Utby Branch and the Kortedala Branch. In 1965 both branches were combined again. In 1977 organized as the Utby Ward.
Kramfors Branch Västernorrland Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1931 to 1947.
Kristianstad branch Kristianstad 1854 Some periods when no branch organization existed. Reorganized 1952. Membership records available at the Family History Library from 1863 to 1930.
Kullenberg Branch Malmöhus 1859
Kungsbacka branch Göteborg och Bohus 1982 Divided off from the Göteborg 1st Ward. Became a ward in 1988.
Kungsbacka Ward Göteborg och Bohus 1988 Previously had been Kungsbacka branch.
Landskrona Branch See Helsingborg Branch
Limhamn Ward Malmöhus 1996 Formed by the dividing of the Slottsstaden branch.
Linköping branch Östergötland 1857 Reorganized 1947. During the years 1975 – 1980, it was a dependent branch. Since 1980 has been an independent branch. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1857 to 1878.
Ljungstorp Branch Örebro 1858 Name changed in 1860 to Örebro branch. Prior to 1858 members part of Stockholm Branch.
Lomma Branch Malmöhus 1853 Seacoast village about 7 miles north of Malmö. Third branch in Sweden.
Luleå branch Norrbotten 1893 Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1880 to 1922.
Lund branch Malmöhus 1853 The fourth branch organized in Sweden. In 1883 the Trelleborg branch joined the Lund Branch. Lund joined the Malmö branch in 1900. Lund branch reorganized 1978 when Malmö branch divided and was called the Skönabäck branch. In 1994 the name changed back to the Lund branch. Became the Lund ward in 1996. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1852 to 1899.
Lund Ward Malmöhus 1996 Previous had been the Lund branch.
Lyngby Branch Malmöhus Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1854 to 1869.
Långaröd Malmöhus See Viggarum Branch
Malmö Branch Malmöhus 1853 Second Branch organized in Sweden. For a period of time it was called Slottstaden Branch. In 1996 became the Malmö Ward. Membership Records available at the Family History Library 1852-1946.
Malmö Ward Malmöhus 1996 Formed from the Malmö branch.
Medelplana Branch Skaraborg Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1855 to 1862.
Mellerud Branch Älvsborg Membership Records from 1864 to 1878. Found in FamilySearch Catalog under Holm, Älvsborg – Church Records.
Morgongåva Branch Västmanland Membership Records available at the Family History Library from early to 1929 and 1931-1948. Found in FamilySearch Catalog under Vittinge Church Records.
Motala Branch Östergötland Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1855 to 1867.
Märsta Branch Stockholm 1993 Formed by the division of the Jakobsberg Ward.
Nacka Branch Stockholm In 1998 combined with part of the Handen Ward to make the Tyresö Ward.
Naverstad Göteborg och Bohus See Strömstad Branch.
Nora Branch Örebro Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1856 to 1866.
Norrköping Branch Östergötland 1858 Became a ward in 1975. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1853 to 1946 and 1856-1896.
Norrköping Ward Östergötland 1975 Before was the Norrköping branch.
Nynäshamn Branch Stockholm 1993 Organized as the Ösmo branch but after a year name changed to Nynäshamn branch. Formed by dividing the Västerhaninge Ward.
Nävlinge Branch Kristianstad Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1854 to 1867.
Ragunda Branch Jämtland Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1857 to 1860
Riseberga Branch Kristianstad Membership Records available at the Family History Library for 1854
Risinge Branch Östergötland 1858 Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1857 to 1859. Prior to 1858 members were part of the Norrköping Branch.
Romelanda Göteborg och Bohus See Råstock Branch.
Råstock Branch Göteborg och Bohus Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1858 to 1866. Found in FamilySearch Catalog under Romelanda, Göteborg och Bohus – Church Records.
Sala Västmanland See Morgongåva Branch.
Sallerup Branch Malmöhus Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1857 to 1859. Found in FamilySearch Catalog under Västra Sallerup, Malmöhus – Church Records.
Sandviken Branch Gävleborg 1950 Before 1950 was part of the Gävle branch.
Skara Branch Skaraborg Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1854 to 1895
Skellefteå Branch Västerbotten 1949
Skönabäck Branch Malmöhus 1853 The first branch organized in Sweden. Skönabäck was a large estate 30 miles east of Malmö (Skurup Kommun). Combined with Lund Branch at some point. Also known as Lund branch. Lund branch was called Skönabäck 1978 to 1994. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1853 to 1857.
Skövde Branch Skaraborg 1854 1860 joined Trollhättans branch. In 1893 reorganized with the division of the Trollhättan branch. Was a dependent branch from 1977 but was an independent branch by 1999. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1854 to 1911.
Slimminge Malmöhus See Skönabäck Branch
Slottsstaden branch Malmöhus 1853 Also known as the Malmö branch. Became the Malmö Ward in 1996.
Sollefteå Branch Västernorrland 1953 Prior to 1953 members in this area belonged to the Kramfors branch.
Solvarbo Branch Kopparberg Ward Membership Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints available at the Family History Library from 1864 to 1903.
Stenungsund Branch Göteborg och Bohus end of 1960’s In 1969 was a dependent branch to Goteborgs 2nd Branch. 1977 became an independent branch.
Stockholm Branch Stockholm 1854 1955 divided into the Stockholm’s 1st and 2nd branches. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1854 to 1947.
Stockholm Ward Stockholm 1993 Members are from inner city Stockholm, Lidingö, and parts of Solna.
Stockholm’s 1st Branch Stockholm 1955 Divided from the Stockholm branch.
Stockholm’s 1st Ward Stockholm 1975 Previously the Stockholm 1st branch
Stockholm’s 2nd Branch Stockholm 1955 Divided from Stockholm’s branch. In 1975 became the Gubbängen Ward.
Stockholm’s 3rd Branch Stockholm 1971 Before 1971 was part of Stockholm’s 1st Branch. Later became the Hägersten Ward.
Stockholm’s 4th Ward Stockholm 1977 Formed from parts of the Stockholm 1st and 2nd Wards.
Stockholm’s 5th Ward Stockholm 1982 Had been part of the Stockholm 1st ward. Name was changed to the Jakobsberg Ward.
Strömstad Branch Göteborg och Bohus Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1862 to 1869.
Sundsvall Branch Västernorrland 1859 1915-1945 no leader for the branch. There were active branches in Härnösand and Kramfors at this time. After World War II the branch was reorganized. Membership records available at the Family History Library from 1857 to 1922
Svedala Branch Malmöhus Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1854 to 1856.
Sventorp Branch Skaraborg Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1860 to 1862.
Södertälje Branch Stockholm 1948 Before 1948 part of Stockholm’s Branch. 1962 a dependent branch
Torshälla Branch Södermanland 1859
Trelleborg Branch Malmöhus Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1856 to 1869. 1883 was made part of the Lund branch
Trollhättan Branch Älvsborg 1861 1953 reorganized as a branch. Became a ward in 1977. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1861 to 1900
Trollhättan Ward Älvsborg 1977 Before had been the Trolhättan branch.
Tyresö Ward Stockholm 1998 Formed from parts of the Handen Ward together with the Nacka Branch
Täby Ward Stockholm 1982 Formed from the division of Stockholm’s 1st ward.
Ulricehamn Branch Älvsborg 1857 Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1857 to 1863.
Umeå Branch Västerbotten 1954
Uppsala Branch Uppsala 1865 Organized as a ward in 1998. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1865 to 1944.
Uppsala Ward Uppsala 1998 Previously had been Uppsala Branch.
Utby Branch Göteborg och Bohus 1956 Formed by the division of Göteborg’s 1st branch. First known as Göteborg’s 2nd Branch.
Utby Ward Göteborg och Bohus 1977 Previously had been the Utby Branch, also called Göteborg’s 2nd Branch.
Vadstena Branch Östergötland Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1860 to 1863.
Vallby Branch Malmöhus Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1858 to 1863
Vamlingbo Branch Gotland 1862 1864 combined with other branches to form Gotland Branch.
Viggarum Branch Malmöhus Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1853 to 1874. Found in the FamilySearch Catalog under Långaröd, Malmöhus – Church Records.
Vingåker Branch Södermanland 1879 In 1986 the branch was moved to Katrineholm and became known as the Katrineholm branch. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1879 to 1946. Found in FamilySearch Catalog under Västa Vingåker – Church Records
Visby Branch Gotland 1861 Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1858 to 1929. Also known as the Gotland Branch.
Vittinge Västmanland See Morgongåva Branch
Vittskövle branch Kristianstad 1883 Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1883 to 1889.
Vänersborg Branch Älvsborg Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1862 to 1868.
Värmland Branch Värmland 1900 Prior to 1900 was part of Örebro branch.
Västerhaninge Ward Stockholm 1986 First called the Haninge Ward.
Västervik Branch Kalmar Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1853 to 1912.
Västerås Branch Västmanland 1866 Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1862 to 1945.
Västra Frölunda Ward Göteborg och Bohus 1856 Divided in 1956 and was known as Göteborgs 1:a Branch. Became the Göteborg 1st Ward in1977 which was later called the Västra Frölunda Ward.
Västra Löfstad Branch Västmanland 1860 (Västerlövsta) Became part of the Västerås Branch in 1866.
Västra Vingåker See Vingåker Branch.
Växjö Branch Kronoberg 1859 Was a branch up until 1870. 1871-1947 at times had missionaries. 1947 reorganized. Most of the 1970s was a dependent branch to Karlskrona or Jönköping. Became an independent branch in 1977. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1859 to 1870.
Ystad Branch Malmöhus Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1857 to 1906. Formed from parts of the Lund and Kristianstad branches.
Ärtemark Branch Älvsborg 1864 Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1864 to 1874.
Örebro Branch Örebro 1855 Organized as the Ljungstorp branch. Name changed to Örebro branch in 1860. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1855 to 1949.
Ösmo Branch Stockholm 1993 Part of Västerhaninge Ward prior to 1993. Name changed to Nynäshamns branch in 1994.
Östersund Branch Jämtland 1861 Branch closed 1877. Reorganized 1902. Reorganized 1952. Membership Records available at the Family History Library from 1861 to 1911 and 1902- 1921.

Conferences[edit | edit source]

Date Conference/District Notes
26 June 1853 Skåne Conference In 1853 consisted of four branches, viz., Skönabäck, Malmö,
Lomma, and Lund. Also called Södra Skånska Conference (1853-1921). Called Malmö conference 1921-1927 and Malmö district 1927-1996. Organized as a stake 1 September 1996.
29 Dec. 1854 Stockholm Conference Became Stockholm district in 1927.Became the first stake in Sweden 20 April 1975.
5 Sept. 1857 Göteborg Conference The Göteborg Conference was combined 1870 with the
Norrköping Conference and was known as the Jönköping Conference for a couple of years. 1872 the headquarters moved to Göteborg and it was again called the Göteborg Conference. 1927 became the Göteborg district. On 20 November 1977 became the Göteborg Stake.
12 May 1858 Norrköping Conference The Norrköping Conference was combined with the Göteborg Conference in 1870 with the name Jönköping Conference and in 1872 the Göteborg Conference. The Norrköping conference/district was established 1905 and ended 1962.
1 June 1859 Sundsvall Conference Also known as Sundsvall Conference. 1865 became part of the Stockholm Conference. 1902 again organized as the Sundsvall Conference. 1921 changed to the Gävle Conference. 1947 it was the Sundsvall District . In 1962 became the Gävle-Sundsvall district. 1968 became again the Sundsvall district.
1921 Gävle Conference 1921-1932, 1936, 1948-1962.
1937-1939 Norrland District
1947-1962 Luleå District
1947-1962 Jönköping District
1948-1962 Karlskrona District
1962-1968 Gävle-Sundsvalls district
1962-1998 Skellefteå District Became the Umeå District in 1998.
1981-1995 Gävle-Dala District
1998- Umeå District Skellefteå District changed its name to Umeå.

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1849 October Elder Erastus Snow of the Quorum of the Twelve called at General Conference to establish the Church in Scandinavia.
1850 Beginning of the Scandinavian Mission with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1850 First missionary in Sweden, John Erik Forsgren.
1850, July 26 First baptism in Sweden, Peter Adolf Forsgren.
1851, Oct. 1 First number of “Skandinaviens Stjerne” printed in Danish.
1852, Jan. First emigration of Swedish saints (9 total) to Utah.
1852, Spring Second attempt to do missionary work in Sweden. Mikael Johnson sent to Sweden.
1852, Aug. 14 At the Scandinavia Mission Conference in Copenhagen, Anders W. Winberg, Nils Capson, and Ola Nilsson appointed to labor as missionaries in Southern Sweden.
1852, Dec. First large organized emigration group from Scandinavia. Only 3 Swedes – John Eric Forsgren and siblings.
1853, Apr. 24 First branch in Sweden organized in Skönabäck, Malmöhus.
1858 All Utah Elders called home because of Johnston Army. Emigration stopped for short period.
1875, Oct. 3 Two elders called to labor in Finland.
1877, Jan. 3 First number of the Nordstjernan published in Göteborg, Sweden
1878 Book of Mormon printed in the Swedish language
1887 End of the “Perpetual Emigration Fund”
1888 Doctrine and Covenants printed in the Swedish language
1905 Sweden was taken from the Scandinavian Mission and the Swedish Mission was organized.
1905 Church purchased large apartment building in Stockholm (the first building owned by the church in Sweden).
1912-1914 Swedish parliament allocated funds to counter Mormon missionary activities by printing anti-Mormon publications.
1915 Swedish parliament refused to fund further anti-Mormon campaigns
1914-1918 World War I, American born missionaries left Sweden.
1920 Sweden’s department of Foreign Affairs restricted the issuance of visas to Mormon missionaries.
1924 June Sweden began issuing visas to Latter-day Saint missionaries again.
1927 Pearl of Great Price printed in the Swedish language
1927 The term Conference was changed to District and the title Conference President was changed to District
President
1939 Oct. All American born missionaries left Sweden because of World War II.
1946 Missionaries from America were again serving in Sweden.
1952 Sweden passed a law guaranteeing religious freedoms for all non-state churches.
1975, Apr. 20 1st Stake in Sweden organized( Stockholm Sweden Stake)
1976 Sweden was formed into two missions: the Sweden, Göteborg Mission and the Sweden, Stockholm Mission.
1977 Nov. 20 2nd Stake in Sweden organized (Göteborg Sweden Stake)
1982 The Sweden, Göteborg Mission was combined with the Sweden, Stockholm Mission creating only one mission, the Sweden, Stockholm Mission.
1985, July 2 Stockholm Sweden Temple was dedicated by Gordon B. Hinckley.
1995 Aug. 20 3rd Stake in Sweden organized (Stockholm Sweden South Stake)
1996, Sept. 1 4th Stake in Sweden organized (Malmö Sweden Stake)

Latter-day Saint Record Sources[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

The records from when the mission opened in 1850 up to about 1870 are known to be incomplete. This is most likely due to the challenges of establishing a non-Lutheran religion at that time. By law the Swedish State Church was the official record keeper of births, marriages, and deaths. Look for your ancestors birth, marriage, or death in the parish records where they resided at the time of the event.

References[edit | edit source]

l. Höglund, Inger and Johansson, Caj-Aage. Steg I Tro. Jesu Kristi Kyrka av Sista Dagars Heliga: Italy. 2000.
2. FamilySearch Catalog.
3. Church Almanac 2008.
4. Jenson, Andrew. History of the Scandinavian Mission. Deseret News Press, Salt Lake City. Utah. 1927.
2. Höglund, Inger and Johansson, Caj-Aage. Steg I Tro., Jesu Kristi Kyrka av Sist Dagars Heliga: Italy. 2000.
3. Anderson, Shauna C.; Manness, Ruth Ellen; Black, Susan Easton. Passport to Paradise. Genealogical Services, Utah. 2000.
4. Church Almanac 2008.