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Place names can be difficult to decipher sometimes. To help with this problem you can:
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Place names are very important to Swedish family history research. While indexing some place names will be difficult to decipher. You can type in the place name the best you can, but your accuracy will increase if you compare the place name to another source.  
1. Use a Look up list to search for a matching place name.
 
2. Figure out what parish you are working in to use sources like:
 
- The parish page in the FamilySearch Wiki for the parish you are working in.
 
- Search the household examination place index for the parish you are working in.
 
- Use another Swedish gazetteer to help figure out the place name.
 
  
'''Remember:''' Although you may use one of these sources above to figure out a place name, you should type the place name into the indexing tool exactly as it appears in the record. Do not modernize the spelling. <br>
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To help with this problem you can try multiple options:  
  
==== Determine the Name of the Parish based on the Film Number (DGS number) ====
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1. Use a Look up list to search for a matching place name (see&nbsp;[[FamilySearch Indexing: Swedish Church Records Instructions|Lookup List]] under Indexing Instructions.)  
  
To figure out what parish the image you are indexing came from, do the following: <br>
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2. Figure out what parish you are working in to use sources like:  
  
1. Find the DGS (Digital Genealogical Society) number for the batch you are indexing. This is found accross the top of the screen while you are indexing. For example: <br>
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- The [[Swedish Parish Pages|parish page]] in the FamilySearch Wiki for the parish you are working in.  
  
FamilySearch Indexing - Sverige, Södermanland - Kyrkoböcker till 1860 [Del 2]/004148088[174] <br>
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- The [[Sweden: Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)|household examination]] place index for the parish you are working in.
  
In this case the numbrs&nbsp;'''004148088''' is the DGS number. <br>
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- Another [[Sweden: Gazetteers|Swedish gazetteer]] to help figure out the place name.  
  
2. [https://indexing.familysearch.org/projtab/viewProject.jsf?url=SwedenJnkpingChurchRecordsto1860Part1/ProjectHelp1.html Click here] to see where the film number (DGS) is located on the indexing start page or the indexing screen.  
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3. Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=96?cid=wiki-forum FamilySearch Forums for Sweden] and ask for some help to figure out a place name.  
  
3. Click on the county that you are working in to open a file that shows the film number (DGS number) by the name of the parish. Once the file is open click on Ctrl + F to open a search field. Type the DGS number in the search field and click on the "find next" icon pointing right, or click on the "drop down" icon pointing down and click on "Find Next in Current PDF". After you click the program will move your screen to the number and highlight the number in blue. Next to the number you will see the name of the parish. <br>
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*[https://indexing.familysearch.org/projtab/viewProject.jsf?url=SwedenJnkpingChurchRecordsto1860Part1/ProjectHelp1.html Jönköping]
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'''Remember:''' Although you may use one of these sources above to figure out a place name, you should type the place name into the indexing tool exactly as it appears in the record. Do not modernize the spelling. <br>
  
*[https://indexing.familysearch.org/projtab/viewProject.jsf?url=Sweden_Kalmar-Church_Records_to_1860/ProjectHelp1.html Kalmar]
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=== Determine the Name of the Parish based on the Film Number (DGS number)  ===
  
*[https://indexing.familysearch.org/projtab/viewProject.jsf?url=SwedenSodermanlandCRecordstill1860Part2/ProjectHelp1.html Södermanland]
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To figure out what parish the image you are indexing came from, do the following: <br>
  
*[https://indexing.familysearch.org/projtab/viewProject.jsf?url=Sweden_Uppsala-CR_to_1860_Part_1/ProjectHelp1.html Uppsala]
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'''1.''' Find the film number, also called DGS (Digital Genealogical Society) number for the batch you are indexing. This is found accross the top of the screen while you are indexing. For example: <br>
  
*[https://indexing.familysearch.org/projtab/viewProject.jsf?url=SwedenOrebro-ChurchRecordsto1860Part1/ProjectHelp1.html Örebro]
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FamilySearch Indexing - Sverige, Södermanland - Kyrkoböcker till 1860 [Del 2]/004148088[174] <br>
  
4. Knowing the parish can help narrow down the list of farm names that may have been recorded. Click here to see a document that lists the farms within each parish.
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In this case the numbrs&nbsp;'''004148088''' is the DGS number. <br>
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Or you can find the film number (DGS number) right after you sign in on the same line as the batch. It is the line you would click on to open a batch.
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'''2'''. Once you have the DGS number you can find out what parish the image is from by:
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A - Click on the county you are working in from the list below. Once the page is open press on Ctrl + F to open a search field. Type the DGS number in the search field and run the search.
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*[[FamilySearch Indexing for Jönköping, Sweden|Jönköping]]
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*[[FamilySearch Indexing for Kalmar, Sweden|Kalmar]]
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*[[FamilySearch Indexing for Södermanland, Sweden|Södermanland]]
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*[[FamilySearch Indexing for Uppsala, Sweden|Uppsala]]
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*[[FamilySearch_Digital_Image_Collection_for_Örebro,_Sweden|Örebro]]
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B - Go to the Indexing Project Home Page, scroll down to Additional Information and click on Project Instructions, then scroll down to Parish Names and Farms, and then click on no. 2 Click here to see a document that lists parish names by film number. Once the file is open click on Ctrl + F to open a search field. Type the DGS number in the search field and click on the "find next" icon pointing right, or click on the "drop down" icon pointing down and click on "Find Next in Current PDF". After you click, the program will move your screen to the number and highlight the number in blue. Next to the number you will see the name of the parish. <br>
  
 
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Revision as of 18:45, 10 May 2012

Back to FamilySearch Indexing: Swedish Church Records up to 1860

Place names are very important to Swedish family history research. While indexing some place names will be difficult to decipher. You can type in the place name the best you can, but your accuracy will increase if you compare the place name to another source.

To help with this problem you can try multiple options:

1. Use a Look up list to search for a matching place name (see Lookup List under Indexing Instructions.)

2. Figure out what parish you are working in to use sources like:

- The parish page in the FamilySearch Wiki for the parish you are working in.

- The household examination place index for the parish you are working in.

- Another Swedish gazetteer to help figure out the place name.

3. Go to the FamilySearch Forums for Sweden and ask for some help to figure out a place name.


Remember: Although you may use one of these sources above to figure out a place name, you should type the place name into the indexing tool exactly as it appears in the record. Do not modernize the spelling.

Determine the Name of the Parish based on the Film Number (DGS number)

To figure out what parish the image you are indexing came from, do the following:

1. Find the film number, also called DGS (Digital Genealogical Society) number for the batch you are indexing. This is found accross the top of the screen while you are indexing. For example:

FamilySearch Indexing - Sverige, Södermanland - Kyrkoböcker till 1860 [Del 2]/004148088[174]

In this case the numbrs 004148088 is the DGS number.

Or you can find the film number (DGS number) right after you sign in on the same line as the batch. It is the line you would click on to open a batch.


2. Once you have the DGS number you can find out what parish the image is from by:

A - Click on the county you are working in from the list below. Once the page is open press on Ctrl + F to open a search field. Type the DGS number in the search field and run the search.

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B - Go to the Indexing Project Home Page, scroll down to Additional Information and click on Project Instructions, then scroll down to Parish Names and Farms, and then click on no. 2 Click here to see a document that lists parish names by film number. Once the file is open click on Ctrl + F to open a search field. Type the DGS number in the search field and click on the "find next" icon pointing right, or click on the "drop down" icon pointing down and click on "Find Next in Current PDF". After you click, the program will move your screen to the number and highlight the number in blue. Next to the number you will see the name of the parish.