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=== '''History'''  ===
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Information about when the county was created. Geographical location and the neighboring counties in context to family history research.The county of Örebro belongs to [[Närke Province, Sweden|Närke Province]].<br>
 
 
 
The [[Swedish County Letters|county letter]] for Örebro is: T
 
 
 
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*Databases for Örebro Research<br>  
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[[Image:SE Locator Map Sweden Orebro (Kopparberg).png|thumb|200px]]
*Gazetteers
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*[[Genealogical Societies in Närke, Sweden|Genealogical Societies]]
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Guide to '''Örebro ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. <br>
 
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{{Click|Image:Sweden_ORP.png|Sweden Online Genealogy Records}}
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==How to Do Research in Örebro, Sweden==
*Maps
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'''Most of your genealogical research for Örebro   will be in [[#1. Online Digital Records for Church Records|online church records.]] ''' Methods for locating and reading them are given here.<br>[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
*Örebro Word List
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==History==
 
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Örebro County was created in 1779 from the earlier Närke och Värmland Counties. The capital city for this County is [[Örebro City, Sweden|Örebro]] city. The County of Örebro includes areas from [[Närke Province, Sweden|Närke]] and [[Västmanland Province, Sweden|Västmanland]] Provinces. The [[Swedish County Letters|county letter]] for Örebro is: T
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==Knowing Your Locality==
 
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To search effectively, it will help if you know the farm, parish, and county where your ancestor lived. The Wiki articles [[Gather Family Information|'''Gather Family Information''']], [[Tracing Immigrant Origins|'''Tracing Immigrant Origins''']], and [[Finding a Place of Origin in Sweden|'''Finding a Place of Origin in Sweden''']] describe many strategies you can use to find this.
=== Districts ===
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[http://www2.sofi.se/SOFIU/topo1951/_cdweb/ '''Sweden 1951 Place Names Register'''] and the [[Swedish Parish Pages|'''Swedish Parish Pages list''']] in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.
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==Districts ==
  
 
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*Askers härad  
 
*Askers härad  
 
*Edsbergs härad  
 
*Edsbergs härad  
 
*Fellingsbro härad  
 
*Fellingsbro härad  
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*Glanshammars härad  
 
*Glanshammars härad  
 
*Grimstens härad  
 
*Grimstens härad  
 
*Grythytte och Hällefors bergslager  
 
*Grythytte och Hällefors bergslager  
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*Hardemo härad  
 
*Hardemo härad  
 
*Karlskoga härad  
 
*Karlskoga härad  
 
*Kumla härad
 
*Kumla härad
  
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*Lekebergslagens härad  
 
*Lekebergslagens härad  
 
*Lindes och Ramsbergs härad  
 
*Lindes och Ramsbergs härad  
 
*Nora och Hjulsjö bergslager  
 
*Nora och Hjulsjö bergslager  
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*Nora och Linde bergslager  
 
*Nora och Linde bergslager  
 
*Nya Kopparbergs bergslager  
 
*Nya Kopparbergs bergslager  
 
*Nya Kopparbergs härad  
 
*Nya Kopparbergs härad  
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*Sköllersta härad  
 
*Sköllersta härad  
 
*Sundbo härad  
 
*Sundbo härad  
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== Parishes  ==
 
== Parishes  ==
  
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*[[Almby parish, Sweden|Almby]]  
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*[[Almby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Almby]]  
*[[Asker parish, Sweden|Asker]]  
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*[[Asker parish, Sweden Genealogy|Asker]]  
*[[Askersund Landsförsamling parish, Sweden|Askersund (Lands-)]]  
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*[[Askersund Landsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|Askersund (Lands-)]]  
*[[Askersund Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden|Askersund (Stads-)]]  
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*[[Askersund Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|Askersund (Stads-)]]  
*[[Axberg parish, Sweden|Axberg]]  
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*[[Axberg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Axberg]]  
*[[Bjurtjärn parish, Sweden|Bjurtjärn]]  
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*[[Bjurtjärn parish, Sweden Genealogy|Bjurtjärn]]  
*[[Bo parish, Sweden|Bo]]  
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*[[Bo parish, Sweden Genealogy|Bo]]  
*[[Ramundeboda parish, Sweden|Bodarne]]  
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*[[Ramundeboda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Bodarne]]  
*[[Örebro: Degerfors parish, Sweden|Degerfors]]  
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*[[Örebro: Degerfors parish, Sweden Genealogy|Degerfors]]  
*[[Dylta Bruks- församling (Svavelbruk) parish, Sweden|Dylta Bruksförsamling]]  
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*[[Dylta Bruks- församling (Svavelbruk) parish, Sweden Genealogy|Dylta Bruksförsamling]]  
*[[Edsberg parish, Sweden|Edsberg]]  
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*[[Örebro: Ekeby parish, Sweden|Ekeby]]  
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*[[Edsberg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Edsberg]]  
*[[Eker parish, Sweden|Eker]]  
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*[[Örebro: Ekeby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ekeby]]  
*[[Ervalla parish, Sweden|Ervalla]]  
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*[[Eker parish, Sweden Genealogy|Eker]]  
*[[Fellingsbro parish, Sweden|Fellingsbro]]  
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*[[Ervalla parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ervalla]]  
*[[Fellingsbro Norra parish, Sweden|Fellingsbro Norra]]  
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*[[Fellingsbro parish, Sweden Genealogy|Fellingsbro]]  
*[[Finnerödja parish, Sweden|Finnerödja]]  
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*[[Fellingsbro Norra parish, Sweden Genealogy|Fellingsbro Norra]]  
*[[Glanshammar parish, Sweden|Glanshammar]]  
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*[[Finnerödja parish, Sweden Genealogy|Finnerödja]]  
*[[Grythyttan parish, Sweden|Grythyttan]]  
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*[[Glanshammar parish, Sweden Genealogy|Glanshammar]]  
*[[Gräve parish, Sweden|Gräve]]  
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*[[Grythyttan parish, Sweden Genealogy|Grythyttan]]  
*[[Guldsmedshyttan parish, Sweden|Guldsmedshyttan]]
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*[[Gräve parish, Sweden Genealogy|Gräve]]  
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*[[Guldsmedshyttan parish, Sweden Genealogy|Guldsmedshyttan]]
  
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*[[Gällersta parish, Sweden|Gällersta]]  
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*[[Gällersta parish, Sweden Genealogy|Gällersta]]  
*[[Örebro: Götlunda parish, Sweden|Götlunda]]  
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*[[Örebro: Götlunda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Götlunda]]  
*[[Hackvad parish, Sweden|Hackvad]]  
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*[[Hackvad parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hackvad]]  
*[[Hallsberg parish, Sweden|Hallsberg]]  
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*[[Hallsberg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hallsberg]]  
*[[Örebro: Hammar parish, Sweden|Hammar]]  
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*[[Örebro: Hammar parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hammar]]  
*[[Hardemo parish, Sweden|Hardemo]]  
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*[[Hardemo parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hardemo]]  
*[[Hidinge parish, Sweden|Hidinge]]  
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*[[Hidinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hidinge]]  
*[[Hjulsjö parish, Sweden|Hjulsjö]]  
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*[[Hjulsjö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hjulsjö]]  
*[[Hovsta parish, Sweden|Hovsta]]  
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*[[Hovsta parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hovsta]]  
*[[Hällefors parish, Sweden|Hällefors]]  
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*[[Hällefors parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hällefors]]  
*[[Hörken parish, Sweden|Hörken]]  
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*[[Järnboås parish, Sweden|Järnboås]]  
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*[[Hörken parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hörken]]  
*[[Karlsdal parish, Sweden|Karlsdal]]  
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*[[Järnboås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Järnboås]]  
*[[Karlskoga parish, Sweden|Karlskoga]]  
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*[[Karlsdal parish, Sweden Genealogy|Karlsdal]]  
*[[Örebro: Kil parish, Sweden|Kil]]  
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*[[Karlskoga parish, Sweden Genealogy|Karlskoga]]  
*[[Knista parish, Sweden|Knista]]  
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*[[Örebro: Kil parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kil]]  
*[[Kräcklinge parish, Sweden|Kräcklinge]]  
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*[[Knista parish, Sweden Genealogy|Knista]]  
*[[Örebro: Kumla parish, Sweden|Kumla]]  
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*[[Kräcklinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kräcklinge]]  
*[[Kvistbro parish, Sweden|Kvistbro]]
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*[[Örebro: Kumla parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kumla]]  
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*[[Kvistbro parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kvistbro]]
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*[[Lerbäck parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lerbäck]]
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*[[Örebro: Lillkyrka parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lillkyrka]]
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*[[Örebro: Linde parish, Sweden Genealogy|Linde]]
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*[[Örebro: Linde parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lindesberg (Lands-)]]
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*[[Lindesberg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lindesberg (Stads-)]]
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*[[Ljusnarsberg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ljusnarsberg]]
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*[[Längbro parish, Sweden Genealogy|Längbro]]
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*[[Lännäs parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lännäs]]
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*[[Mosjö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Mosjö]]
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*[[Örebro: Nora Bergsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|Nora (Bergs-)]]
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*[[Örebro: Nora Bergsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|Nora (Lands-)]]
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*[[Örebro: Nora Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|Nora (Stads-)]]
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*[[Örebro: Nora Bergsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|Noraskoga]]
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*[[Norrbyås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Norrbyås]]
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*[[Nysund parish, Sweden Genealogy|Nysund]]
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*[[Örebro: Näsby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Näsby]]
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*[[Ramsberg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ramsberg]]
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*[[Ramundeboda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ramundeboda]]
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*[[Örebro: Rinkaby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ringkarleby]]
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*[[Örebro: Rinkaby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Rinkaby]]
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*[[Edsberg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Riseberga]]
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*[[Skagershult parish, Sweden Genealogy|Skagershult]]
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*[[Sköllersta parish, Sweden Genealogy|Sköllersta]]
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*[[Snavlunda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Snavlunda]]
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*[[Stora Mellösa parish, Sweden Genealogy|Stora Mellösa]]
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*[[Svennevad parish, Sweden Genealogy|Svennevad]]
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*[[Bo parish, Sweden Genealogy|Svennevads övra]]
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*[[Tived parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tived]]
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*[[Tysslinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tysslinge]]
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*[[Tångeråsa parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tångeråsa]]
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*[[Örebro: Täby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Täby]]
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*[[Örebro: Viby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Viby]]
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*[[Viker parish, Sweden Genealogy|Viker]]
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*[[Vintrosa parish, Sweden Genealogy|Vintrosa]]
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*[[Ånsta parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ånsta]]
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*[[Ånsta parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ånsta-Längbro]]
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*[[Ödeby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ödeby]]
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*[[Örebro City, Sweden|Örebro]]
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==Patronymics and Naming Customs==
*[[Lerbäck parish, Sweden|Lerbäck]]
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Most Swedish surnames are patronymic. Patronymic surnames changed with each generation. Also, Swedish surnames can be changed for a variety of reasons. Understanding surname changes is more important in Swedish research than in United States or Great Britain.  To prepare yourself to cope with these changes, carefully study [[Sweden Names, Personal|'''Sweden Names, Personal''']].
*[[Örebro: Lillkyrka parish, Sweden|Lillkyrka]]
 
*[[Örebro: Linde parish, Sweden|Linde]]
 
*[[Örebro: Linde parish, Sweden|Lindesberg (Lands-)]]
 
*[[Lindesberg parish, Sweden|Lindesberg (Stads-)]]
 
*[[Ljusnarsberg parish, Sweden|Ljusnarsberg]]
 
*[[Längbro parish, Sweden|Längbro]]
 
*[[Lännäs parish, Sweden|Lännäs]]
 
*[[Mosjö parish, Sweden|Mosjö]]
 
*[[Örebro: Nora Bergsförsamling parish, Sweden|Nora (Bergs-)]]
 
*[[Örebro: Nora Bergsförsamling parish, Sweden|Nora (Lands-)]]
 
*[[Örebro: Nora Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden|Nora (Stads-)]]
 
*[[Örebro: Nora Bergsförsamling parish, Sweden|Noraskoga]]
 
*[[Norrbyås parish, Sweden|Norrbyås]]
 
*[[Nysund parish, Sweden|Nysund]]
 
*[[Örebro: Näsby parish, Sweden|Näsby]]
 
*[[Ramsberg parish, Sweden|Ramsberg]]
 
*[[Ramundeboda parish, Sweden|Ramundeboda]]
 
  
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== Church Records==
*[[Örebro: Rinkaby parish, Sweden|Ringkarleby]]
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Church records from the county of Örebro contain the following types of records. Click on the Swedish name of the record to link to important facts and clues that can be found in each record.<br>
*[[Örebro: Rinkaby parish, Sweden|Rinkaby]]  
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*Clerical surveys ([[Sweden Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)|Husförhörslängder]])
*[[Edsberg parish, Sweden|Riseberga]]
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*Registers of birth, marriage, and death ([[Sweden Birth and Christening Records|födda]], [[Sweden Engagement and Marriage Records|vigda]], [[Sweden Death and Burial Records|döde]])
*[[Skagershult parish, Sweden|Skagershult]]
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*Move-in and move-out lists ([[Swedish Moving In and Out Records (Inflyttnings och Utflyttningslängder)|in- och utflyttede]])
*[[Sköllersta parish, Sweden|Sköllersta]]  
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*Confirmations ([[Swedish Confirmation Records (Konfirmationslängder)|konfirmation]])
*[[Snavlunda parish, Sweden|Snavlunda]]
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*Church accounts ([[Swedish Church Accounts Record (Kyrkräkenskaper)|räkenskaper]])<br>
*[[Stora Mellösa parish, Sweden|Stora Mellösa]]
 
*[[Svennevad parish, Sweden|Svennevad]]  
 
*[[Bo parish, Sweden|Svennevads övra]]
 
*[[Tived parish, Sweden|Tived]]
 
*[[Tysslinge parish, Sweden|Tysslinge]]
 
*[[Tångeråsa parish, Sweden|Tångeråsa]]  
 
*[[Örebro: Täby parish, Sweden|Täby]]
 
*[[Örebro: Viby parish, Sweden|Viby]]
 
*[[Viker parish, Sweden|Viker]]
 
*[[Vintrosa parish, Sweden|Vintrosa]]
 
*[[Ånsta parish, Sweden|Ånsta]]
 
*[[Ånsta parish, Sweden|Ånsta-Längbro]]  
 
*[[Ödeby parish, Sweden|Ödeby]]  
 
*[[Örebro City, Sweden|Örebro]]
 
  
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===Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)===
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The Household Examination Records are a key source in Swedish genealogical research, not found in many other countries. Perhaps their greatest value is that they gave detailed data organized in families for each year. This is particularly helpful in sorting out the duplication of names created by the use of patronymics. The contents of a Household Examination Book varied according to time, place and the minister. As you search the books you might see:
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:pigor (female workers) or drängar (male workers).<br>
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*Birthplace <br>
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*Birth date or age <br>
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*A score for catechism knowledge.<br>
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*Dates of partaking communion.<br>
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*Moving information <br>
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*Death date <br>
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*Marriage date <br>
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*Disciplinary notes <br>
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*Vaccination against smallpox.<br>
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*Reference to military conscription.<br>
 
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1929 - 1954''' - {{RecordSearch|2790465|Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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== 1. Online Digital Records for Church Records ==
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The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these sites:
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*{{RecordSearch|1647578|'''FamilySearch Historical Records'''}},
*(Latest news for research in Örebro here)<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc=25&dbSort=1&sbo=1&title=Sweden&keyword=& '''Ancestry.com'''] ($),
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*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-Sweden/sweden?s=218489221 '''MyHeritage.com'''] ($), 
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*[http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=%C3%96rebro&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and
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*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=true&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=%C3%96rebro+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard '''SVAR''' ], ($).
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Four of these sites require a subscription for access. ('''''ArkivDigital''', '''Ancestry.com''', and '''MyHeritage.com'''  are available at [https://familysearch.org/locations/ a FamilyHistory Center near you] free of charge.'')  
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===FamilySearch Historical Records Online Databases for Sweden===
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The original copies of the church records before 1895 are preserved by the [http://www.statensarkiv.se/ Naional and Regional Archives] in Sweden.
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FamilySearch has partnered with The National Archives of Sweden to create indexes of the Swedish church records. For more detail on the contents and coverage of these records, see: [[Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch|Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch]].
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*'''1613-1918; index 1635-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1647578|Sweden, Örebro  Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] —index and images by parish.
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*'''1613-1918; index 1635-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1647578|Sweden, Örebro  Church Records, 1613-1918; index 1635-1860|access=browse}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] —images by parish.
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*'''1611-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520594|Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
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*'''1630-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520596|Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
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*'''1649-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520597|Sweden Burials, 1649-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
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===Ancestry.com Online Database for Sweden===
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====Örebro  Index and Images====
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*'''1880-1893''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9731 Sweden, Selected Indexed Household Clerical Surveys, 1880-1893], index and images, ($).  To browse this image set, select Örebro  County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
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*'''1451-1943''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2225 Sweden, Church Records, 1451-1943], index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Örebro  County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
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*'''1860-1941''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2262 Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1860-1941], index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Örebro  County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
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====Sweden Including Örebro ====
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*'''1783-1991''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61085 Sweden, Emigrants Registered in Church Books, 1783-1991], index and images, ($)
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*'''1611-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60361 Sweden, Select Baptisms, 1611-1920], index, ($).
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*'''1901-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2765 Sweden, Births from the Swedish Death Index, 1901-2006], index.  ($)
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*'''1630-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60363 Sweden, Select Marriages, 1630-1920], index, ($)
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*'''1649-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60362 Sweden, Select Burials, 1649-1920], index, ($)
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*'''1840-1860''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60492 Sweden, Selected Indexed Death Records, 1840-1860 and 1878-1942], index, ($)
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===MyHeritage.com Online Databases for Sweden===
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*'''1880-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10180/sweden-household-examination-books-1880-1920?s=218489221 Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920], index and images, ($).
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*'''1611-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30098/sweden-baptisms-1611-1920?s=218489221 Sweden, Baptisms, 1611-1920], index, ($)
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*'''1630-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30099/sweden-marriages-1630-1920?s=218489221 Sweden, Marriages, 1630-1920], index, ($).
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*'''1649-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30100/sweden-burials-1649-1920?s=218489221 Sweden Burials, 1649-1920], index, ($).
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===ArkivDigital Online Databases for Sweden===
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These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/sweden-an-introduction-to-arkivdigital/886 Sweden: An Introduction to ArkivDigital]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/67 Use the Full Scope of Arkiv Digital for Swedish Genealogy]
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Here are links for [http://www.arkivdigital.net/users/register '''registering'''], [http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=%C3%96rebro&commit=search '''direct link to Örebro  records'''], the [http://www.arkivdigital.net/volume '''main search page'''], and a [http://www.arkivdigital.net/swedish-genealogy '''library of instructional articles on Swedish genealogy methods'''].
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===SVAR===
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*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=true&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=%C3%96rebro+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard SVAR digital archives for parishes in Örebro ].
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== 2.  Microfilms of Church Records for Sweden ==
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Microfilms of the original records used for developing the online databases are also available for research. '''''You will find additional records that have yet to be digitized.''''' Currently, they are being digitized, and plans are to complete that project by 2020. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History Center'''] near you. <br>
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To find a microfilm:
  
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:::a. Click on this link to see a list of [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=148313&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Sweden%2C%20%C3%96rebro%22 '''records for Sweden, Örebro '''].
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:::b. Click on '''"Places within Sweden, Örebro "''' and a list of towns and cities will open.
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:::c. Click on the '''town or city''' you wish to search.
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:::d. Click on '''"Church Records"''' topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
*Archives
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:::e. Choose the correct '''event and time period''' for your ancestor.
*Economy
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:::f. Some combination of the icons shown below will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record.
*Geography
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:::[[File:FHL icons.png|100px]]  <br>Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. 
*Historical Timeline
 
*Language
 
*Military
 
  
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==Reading the Records==
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*[[FamilySearch Indexing: Swedish Church Records up to 1860|Swedish Records Indexing Main Page]]
 
  
*[[FamilySearch Digital Image Collection for Örebro, Sweden|FamilySearch Digital Images for Örebro County]]
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*You do not have to be fluent in Swedish to read your documents. Genealogical records usually contain a limited vocabulary. Use the [[Swedish Genealogical Word List|'''Swedish Genealogical Word List''']] to translate the important points in the document.  This interactive dictionary allows you to enter a word in the search box and receive the translation: [http://swedishgenealogyguide.com/dictionaries/swedish-historical-dictionary-database-shdd '''Swedish Historical Dictionary Database, SHDD'''].
  
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*Online interactive slideshow lessons are available to help you learn to read these records: <br>
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-gothic-handwriting-for-swedish-genealogy/1304 Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/spelling-and-phonetics-for-swedish-genealogy/1307 Spelling and Phonetics for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 2] — Names, dates, and key genealogical words
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-gothic-handwriting-for-swedish-genealogy-put-it-all-together/1337 Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy: Put It All Together, Lesson 3]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?s=&f=96&page=1&pp=20&prefixid=orebro Research in Örebro Forum]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-1-scandinavian-gothic-letters/255 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 1: Scandinavian Gothic Letters]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-2-names-words-and-dates/257 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Names, Words, and Dates]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-3-handwritten-records/256 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Handwritten Records]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/birth-and-christening-records-for-swedish-genealogy/1223 Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy]
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*Instructions, document examples, and translations are given for [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1717/1282 '''Reading Swedish Birth and Christening Records 1717'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1752/1283 '''1752'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1771/1284 '''1771'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1792/1285 '''1792'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1803/1235 '''1803'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1834/1234 '''1834'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1854/1233 '''1854'''], and [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1893/1232 '''1894'''].
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*Dates are frequently written using feast days. These charts will enable you to convert feast days to more normal dates:
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**[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for: Sweden|Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)]]
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**[[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Sweden|Feast Day Lists (Fixed and Moveable)]]
  
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==Search Strategy and Tips==
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*First find the birth and baptism record of your ancestor. Once you know his date and place of birth and his parents' names, you can locate the family in the Household Examination Records.
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*Search every Household Examination Record that your ancestor appears on (from birth to death). You will pick up valuable clues along the way, find children who died young, and establish correct family member relationships.<br>  
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*All birth, marriage, or death dates found in Household Examination Records need to be verified in the actual birth, marriage, or death records.<br>  
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*Pay attention to relationship titles, occupations, military status, and remarks. See word list for [[Sweden: Household Examination Vocabulary|Vocabulary for Household Examination Records]].<br>
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*Dates are written in the European order of day, month, and year.<br>
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*The Family History Library created a basic key words list to help with reading the column headings (for when they exist in the actual records.) This copy has been given out at the Nordic Reference Counter for many years. To print your own copy see: [[Media:Swedenish_Par_Reg_and_Exam_headings.pdf|Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings]]
  
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Guide to Örebro ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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How to Do Research in Örebro, Sweden

Most of your genealogical research for Örebro will be in online church records. Methods for locating and reading them are given here.
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History

Örebro County was created in 1779 from the earlier Närke och Värmland Counties. The capital city for this County is Örebro city. The County of Örebro includes areas from Närke and Västmanland Provinces. The county letter for Örebro is: T

Knowing Your Locality

To search effectively, it will help if you know the farm, parish, and county where your ancestor lived. The Wiki articles Gather Family Information, Tracing Immigrant Origins, and Finding a Place of Origin in Sweden describe many strategies you can use to find this. Sweden 1951 Place Names Register and the Swedish Parish Pages list in this Wiki will give you searchable lists of places, particularly parishes and the farms within those parishes.

Districts

  • Askers härad
  • Edsbergs härad
  • Fellingsbro härad
  • Glanshammars härad
  • Grimstens härad
  • Grythytte och Hällefors bergslager
  • Hardemo härad
  • Karlskoga härad
  • Kumla härad
  • Lekebergslagens härad
  • Lindes och Ramsbergs härad
  • Nora och Hjulsjö bergslager
  • Nora och Linde bergslager
  • Nya Kopparbergs bergslager
  • Nya Kopparbergs härad
  • Sköllersta härad
  • Sundbo härad
  • Örebro härad


Parishes


Patronymics and Naming Customs

Most Swedish surnames are patronymic. Patronymic surnames changed with each generation. Also, Swedish surnames can be changed for a variety of reasons. Understanding surname changes is more important in Swedish research than in United States or Great Britain. To prepare yourself to cope with these changes, carefully study Sweden Names, Personal.

Church Records

Church records from the county of Örebro contain the following types of records. Click on the Swedish name of the record to link to important facts and clues that can be found in each record.


Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)

The Household Examination Records are a key source in Swedish genealogical research, not found in many other countries. Perhaps their greatest value is that they gave detailed data organized in families for each year. This is particularly helpful in sorting out the duplication of names created by the use of patronymics. The contents of a Household Examination Book varied according to time, place and the minister. As you search the books you might see:

  • The name of the farm, village, or rote (registration area).
  • Names of household members including any
pigor (female workers) or drängar (male workers).
  • Birthplace
  • Birth date or age
  • A score for catechism knowledge.
  • Dates of partaking communion.
  • Dates of participation with the Household Examination.
  • Moving information
  • Death date
  • Marriage date
  • Disciplinary notes
  • Vaccination against smallpox.
  • Reference to military conscription.

Online Records

1. Online Digital Records for Church Records

The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these sites:

Four of these sites require a subscription for access. (ArkivDigital, Ancestry.com, and MyHeritage.com are available at a FamilyHistory Center near you free of charge.)

FamilySearch Historical Records Online Databases for Sweden

The original copies of the church records before 1895 are preserved by the Naional and Regional Archives in Sweden. FamilySearch has partnered with The National Archives of Sweden to create indexes of the Swedish church records. For more detail on the contents and coverage of these records, see: Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch.

Ancestry.com Online Database for Sweden

Örebro Index and Images

Sweden Including Örebro

MyHeritage.com Online Databases for Sweden

ArkivDigital Online Databases for Sweden

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Here are links for registering, direct link to Örebro records, the main search page, and a library of instructional articles on Swedish genealogy methods.

SVAR

2. Microfilms of Church Records for Sweden

Microfilms of the original records used for developing the online databases are also available for research. You will find additional records that have yet to be digitized. Currently, they are being digitized, and plans are to complete that project by 2020. 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.
To find a microfilm:

a. Click on this link to see a list of records for Sweden, Örebro .
b. Click on "Places within Sweden, Örebro " and a list of towns and cities will open.
c. Click on the town or city you wish to search.
d. Click on "Church Records" topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
e. Choose the correct event and time period for your ancestor.
f. Some combination of the icons shown below will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record.
FHL icons.png
Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm.

Reading the Records

  • Online interactive slideshow lessons are available to help you learn to read these records:

Search Strategy and Tips

  • First find the birth and baptism record of your ancestor. Once you know his date and place of birth and his parents' names, you can locate the family in the Household Examination Records.
  • Search every Household Examination Record that your ancestor appears on (from birth to death). You will pick up valuable clues along the way, find children who died young, and establish correct family member relationships.
  • All birth, marriage, or death dates found in Household Examination Records need to be verified in the actual birth, marriage, or death records.
  • Pay attention to relationship titles, occupations, military status, and remarks. See word list for Vocabulary for Household Examination Records.
  • Dates are written in the European order of day, month, and year.
  • The Family History Library created a basic key words list to help with reading the column headings (for when they exist in the actual records.) This copy has been given out at the Nordic Reference Counter for many years. To print your own copy see: Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings