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Västervik Parish, Kalmar, Sweden Genealogy

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Guide to Västervik Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Västervik Sankta Gertruds Church
Västervik Church

History[edit | edit source]

Västervik Municipality is a municipality in Kalmar County, in south-eastern Sweden, with its seat in the city of Västervik.
The present municipality was created in 1971, when the former City of Västervik was united with eight surrounding rural municipalities.

Västervik Parish, Kalmar, Sweden Genealogy
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Place Names[edit | edit source]


Fattighuset, Färgerigården,

Klockarebostället, Kyrkan,

Norra Kvarteret Nr 1 - 5
                          Nr 6 Kyrkan

                          Nr 7 Fattighuset

                          Nr 8 - 29

                          Nr 30 - 32 Bränneriet

                          Nr 33 - 37

                          Nr 38 Obebyggd

                          Nr 39 - 69

                          Nr 70 - 71 Färgerigården

                          Nr 72 Sjöbod

                          Nr 73 - 74

                          Nr 75 Sjöbod

                          Nr 76 - 89

                          Nr 90 Blockareboställe

                          Nr 91 - 98

Sjöboden Norra Kvarteret Nr 72, Sjöboden Norra Kvarteret Nr 75, Sjömanshuset

To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.

  • Surrounding Parishes

Collections[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Database Church Records[edit | edit source]

The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital,, and are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)

Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden[edit | edit source]

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Sweden, Kalmat Records for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Library, that may be digitized. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you.
Click on "Places within Sweden, Kalmar and then select your parish.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

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PLF Database -- A large portion of births, marriages, and deaths have been indexed on CD-Roms for the county of Kalmar. The 4 disc set has been created by Person-och Lokalhistoriskt Forskarcentrum, Oskarshamn (PLF). To learn more about these CD-Roms click here.
Nixon -- a name index of Biographical and genealogical information for Kalmar and a few other counties.  To learn more click here.

Help Reading Swedish Records[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]

Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]

Sweden Research Strategies

References[edit | edit source]

Ortnamnsregister, Västervik, Husförhörslängd 1850 - 1855