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=== '''History'''  ===
 
 
 
Information about when the county was created. Geographical location and the neighboring counties in context to family history research.
 
 
 
Halland County belongs to [[Halland Province, Sweden|Halland Province]].
 
 
 
The [[Swedish County Letters|county letter]] for Halland is: N
 
 
 
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*Databases for Halland Research<br>  
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*[[Genealogical Societies in Halland, Sweden|Genealogical Societies]]
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Guide to '''Halland County 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 Halland, Sweden==
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'''Most of your genealogical research for Halland will be in [[#1. Online Digital Records for Church Records|online church records.]] ''' Methods for locating and reading them are given here.<br>
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== History==
*Maps
 
*Halland Word List
 
  
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Halland became part of Sweden with the treaty of Brömsebro in 1645. This was further reinforced with the treaty of Roskilde in 1658. The government administration was structured as a province (with a governor) until the Act of 1719 when Halland received a County administrative board and became a County in the full sense. Halland County belongs to [[Halland Province, Sweden|Halland Province]]. The [[Swedish County Letters|county letter]] for Halland is: N
  
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== Districts  ==
  
 
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*Himle härad
 
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*Höks härad  
 
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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.
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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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== Parishes  ==
  
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*[[Abild parish, Sweden Genealogy|Abild]]
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*[[Alfshög parish, Sweden Genealogy|Alfshög]]
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*[[Asige parish, Sweden Genealogy|Asige]]
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*[[Askome parish, Sweden Genealogy|Askome]]
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*[[Breared parish, Sweden Genealogy|Breared]]
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*[[Dagsås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Dagsås]]
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*[[Drängsered parish, Sweden Genealogy|Drängsered]]
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*[[Eftra parish, Sweden Genealogy|Eftra]]
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*[[Eldsberga parish, Sweden Genealogy|Eldsberga]]
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*[[Älvsåker parish, Sweden Genealogy|Älvsåker]]
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*[[Enslöv parish, Sweden Genealogy|Enslöv]]
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*[[Fagered parish, Sweden Genealogy|Fagered]]
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*[[Falkenberg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Falkenberg]]
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*[[Fjärås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Fjärås]]
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*[[Frillesås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Frillesås]]
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*[[Förlanda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Förlanda]]
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*[[Getinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Getinge]]
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*[[Grimeton parish, Sweden Genealogy|Grimeton]]
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*[[Gunnarp parish, Sweden Genealogy|Gunnarp]]
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*[[Gällared parish, Sweden Genealogy|Gällared]]
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*[[Gällinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Gällinge]]
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*[[Gödestad parish, Sweden Genealogy|Gödestad]]
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*[[Halmstad City, Sweden|Halmstad]]
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*[[Hanhals parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hanhals]]
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*[[Harplinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Harplinge]]
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*[[Hasslöv parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hasslöv]]
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*[[Hishult parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hishult]]
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*[[Halland: Holm parish, Sweden Genealogy|Holm]]
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*[[Hunnestad parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hunnestad]]
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*[[Valinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hvalinge]]
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*[[Idala parish, Sweden Genealogy|Idala]]
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*[[Halland: Kinnared parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kinnared]]
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*[[Knäred parish, Sweden Genealogy|Knäred]]
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*[[Kungsbacka parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kongsbacka]]
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*[[Krogsered parish, Sweden Genealogy|Krogsered]]
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*[[Kungsbacka parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kungsbacka]]
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*[[Kvibille parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kvibille]]
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*[[Källsjö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Källsjö]]
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*[[Köinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Köinge]]
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*[[Laholm: Landsförsamlingen parish, Sweden Genealogy|Laholm (Lands-)]]<br>
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*[[Laholm: Stadsförsamlingen parish, Sweden Genealogy|Laholm&nbsp; (Stads-)]]
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*[[Halland: Landa parish, Sweden Genealogy|Landa]]
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*[[Lindberg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lindberg]]
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*[[Lindome parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lindome]]
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*[[Halland: Ljungby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ljungby]]
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*[[Morup parish, Sweden Genealogy|Morup]]
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*[[Nösslinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Nösslinge]]
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*[[Okome parish, Sweden Genealogy|Okome]]
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*[[Onsala parish, Sweden Genealogy|Onsala]]
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*[[Oskarström parish, Sweden Genealogy|Oskarström]]
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*[[Rävinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Refvinge]]
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*[[Ränneslöv parish, Sweden Genealogy|Renneslof]]
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*[[Rolfstorp parish, Sweden Genealogy|Rolfstorp]]
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*[[Ränneslöv parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ränneslöv]]
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*[[Rävinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Rävinge]]
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*[[Sibbarp parish, Sweden Genealogy|Sibbarp]]
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*[[Skrea parish, Sweden Genealogy|Skrea]]
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*[[Skummeslöv parish, Sweden Genealogy|Skummeslöv]]
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*[[Skällinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Skällinge]]
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*[[Släp parish, Sweden Genealogy|Släp]]
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*[[Slättåkra parish, Sweden Genealogy|Slättåkra]]
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*[[Slöinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Slöinge]]
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*[[Snöstorp parish, Sweden Genealogy|Snöstorp]]
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*[[Spannarp parish, Sweden Genealogy|Spannarp]]
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*[[Stafsinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Stafsinge]]
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*[[Stamnared parish, Sweden Genealogy|Stamnared]]
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*[[Stafsinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Stavsinge]]
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*[[Steninge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Steninge]]
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*[[Stråvalla parish, Sweden Genealogy|Stråvalla]]
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*[[Svartrå parish, Sweden Genealogy|Svartrå]]
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*[[Sällstorp parish, Sweden Genealogy|Sällstorp]]
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*[[Söndrum parish, Sweden Genealogy|Söndrum]]
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*[[Tjärby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tjärby]]
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*[[Halland: Torpa parish, Sweden Genealogy|Torpa]]
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*[[Torup parish, Sweden Genealogy|Torup]]
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*[[Träslöv parish, Sweden Genealogy|Träslöv]]
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*[[Trönninge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Trönninge]]
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*[[Tvååker parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tvååker]]
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*[[Tölö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tölö]]
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*[[Tönnersjö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tönnersjö]]
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*[[Ullared parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ullared]]
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*[[Valinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Valinge]]
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*[[Vallda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Vallda]]
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*[[Vapnö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Vapnö]]
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*[[Varberg: Slottsförsamlingen parish, Sweden Genealogy|Varberg (Slotts-)]]
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*[[Varberg: Stadsförsamlingen parish, Sweden Genealogy|Varberg (Stads-)]]
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*[[Veddige parish, Sweden Genealogy|Veddige]]
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*[[Veinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Veinge]]
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*[[Vessige parish, Sweden Genealogy|Vessige]]
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*[[Vinberg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Vinberg]]
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*[[Våxtorp parish, Sweden Genealogy|Våxtorp]]
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*[[Värö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Värö]]
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*[[Vallda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Wallda]]
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*[[Vapnö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Wapnö]]
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*[[Veddige parish, Sweden Genealogy|Weddige]]
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*[[Veinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Weinge]]
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*[[Vessige parish, Sweden Genealogy|Wessige]]
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*[[Ysby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ysby]]
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*[[Årstad parish, Sweden Genealogy|Årstad]]
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*[[Halland: Ås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ås]]
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*[[Älvsåker parish, Sweden Genealogy|Älvsåker]]
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*[[Ölmevalla parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ölmevalla]]
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*[[Östra Karup parish, Sweden Genealogy|Östra Karup]]
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*[[Halland: Övraby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Övraby]]
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==Patronymics and Naming Customs==
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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''']].
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== Church Records==
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Church records from the county of Halland 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>
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*Clerical surveys ([[Sweden Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)|Husförhörslängder]])
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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]])
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*Move-in and move-out lists ([[Swedish Moving In and Out Records (Inflyttnings och Utflyttningslängder)|in- och utflyttede]])
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*Confirmations ([[Swedish Confirmation Records (Konfirmationslängder)|konfirmation]])
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*Church accounts ([[Swedish Church Accounts Record (Kyrkräkenskaper)|räkenskaper]])<br>
  
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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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*[[Abild parish, Sweden|Abild]]
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*The name of the farm, village, or rote (registration area).<br>
*[[Alfshög parish, Sweden|Alfshög]]
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*Names of household members including any <br>
*[[Asige parish, Sweden|Asige]]
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:pigor (female workers) or drängar (male workers).<br>
*[[Askome parish, Sweden|Askome]]
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*Birthplace <br>
*[[Breared parish, Sweden|Breared]]
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*Birth date or age <br>
*[[Dagsås parish, Sweden|Dagsås]]
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*A score for catechism knowledge.<br>
*[[Drängsered parish, Sweden|Drängsered]]
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*Dates of partaking communion.<br>
*[[Eftra parish, Sweden|Eftra]]
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*[[Eldsberga parish, Sweden|Eldsberga]]
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*Dates of participation with the Household Examination. <br>
*[[Älvsåker parish, Sweden|Elvsåker]]  
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*Moving information <br>
*[[Enslöv parish, Sweden|Enslöv]]
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*Death date <br>
*[[Fagered parish, Sweden|Fagered]]
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*Marriage date <br>
*[[Falkenberg parish, Sweden|Falkenberg]]  
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*Disciplinary notes <br>
*[[Fjärås parish, Sweden|Fjärås]]  
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*Vaccination against smallpox.<br>
*[[Frillesås parish, Sweden|Frillesås]]
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*Reference to military conscription.<br>
*[[Förlanda parish, Sweden|Förlanda]]  
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*[[Getinge parish, Sweden|Getinge]]  
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*[[Grimeton parish, Sweden|Grimeton]]
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'''''Online Records'''''
*[[Gunnarp parish, Sweden|Gunnarp]]
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*'''1929 - 1954''' - {{RecordSearch|2790465|Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[[Gällared parish, Sweden|Gällared]]  
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*[[Gällinge parish, Sweden|Gällinge]]
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== 1. Online Digital Records for Church Records ==
*[[Gödestad parish, Sweden|Gödestad]]  
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*[[Halmstad City, Sweden|Halmstad]]  
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The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these sites:
*[[Hanhals parish, Sweden|Hanhals]]  
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* {{RecordSearch|1978341|'''FamilySearch Historical Records'''}},
*[[Harplinge parish, Sweden|Harplinge]]
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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=Halland&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and
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*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=true&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=Hallands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard '''SVAR'''] ($).
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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/ National 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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*'''1615-1904; index 1615-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1978341|Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] —index and images by parish.
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*'''1615-1904; index 1615-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1978341|Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860|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===
*[[Hasslöv parish, Sweden|Hasslöv]]
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====Halland Index and Images====
*[[Hishult parish, Sweden|Hishult]]
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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, ($).  To browse this image set, select Halland County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
*[[Halland: Holm parish, Sweden|Holm]]
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*'''1451-1943''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2225 Sweden, Church Records, 1451-1943], index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Halland County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
*[[Hunnestad parish, Sweden|Hunnestad]]
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*'''1860-1941''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2262 Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1860-1941], index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Halland County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
*[[Valinge parish, Sweden|Hvalinge]]
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====Sweden Including Halland====
*[[Idala parish, Sweden|Idala]]
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*'''1783-1991''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61085 Sweden, Emigrants Registered in Church Books, 1783-1991], index and images, ($)
*[[Halland: Kinnared parish, Sweden|Kinnared]]  
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*'''1611-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60361 Sweden, Select Baptisms, 1611-1920], index, ($).
*[[Knäred parish, Sweden|Knäred]]
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*'''1901-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2765 Sweden, Births from the Swedish Death Index, 1901-2006], index.  ($)
*[[Kungsbacka parish, Sweden|Kongsbacka]]
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*'''1630-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60363 Sweden, Select Marriages, 1630-1920], index, ($)
*[[Krogsered parish, Sweden|Krogsered]]
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*'''1649-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60362 Sweden, Select Burials, 1649-1920], index, ($)
*[[Kungsbacka parish, Sweden|Kungsbacka]]
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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, ($)
*[[Kvibille parish, Sweden|Kvibille]]
 
*[[Källsjö parish, Sweden|Källsjö]]
 
*[[Köinge parish, Sweden|Köinge]]
 
*[[Laholm: Landsförsamlingen parish, Sweden|Laholm (Lands-)]]<br>
 
*[[Laholm: Stadsförsamlingen parish, Sweden|Laholm&nbsp; (Stads-)]]
 
*[[Halland: Landa parish, Sweden|Landa]]
 
*[[Lindberg parish, Sweden|Lindberg]]
 
*[[Lindome parish, Sweden|Lindome]]
 
*[[Halland: Ljungby parish, Sweden|Ljungby]]
 
*[[Morup parish, Sweden|Morup]]
 
*[[Nösslinge parish, Sweden|Nösslinge]]
 
*[[Okome parish, Sweden|Okome]]
 
*[[Onsala parish, Sweden|Onsala]]
 
*[[Oskarström parish, Sweden|Oskarström]]
 
*[[Rävinge parish, Sweden|Refvinge]]  
 
*[[Ränneslöv parish, Sweden|Renneslof]]
 
*[[Rolfstorp parish, Sweden|Rolfstorp]]
 
  
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===MyHeritage.com Online Databases for Sweden===
*[[Ränneslöv parish, Sweden|Ränneslöv]]
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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, ($).
*[[Rävinge parish, Sweden|Rävinge]]
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*'''1611-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30098/sweden-baptisms-1611-1920?s=218489221 Sweden, Baptisms, 1611-1920], index, ($)
*[[Sibbarp parish, Sweden|Sibbarp]]
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*'''1630-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30099/sweden-marriages-1630-1920?s=218489221 Sweden, Marriages, 1630-1920], index, ($).
*[[Skrea parish, Sweden|Skrea]]
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*'''1649-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30100/sweden-burials-1649-1920?s=218489221 Sweden Burials, 1649-1920], index, ($).
*[[Skummeslöv parish, Sweden|Skummeslöv]]
 
*[[Skällinge parish, Sweden|Skällinge]]
 
*[[Släp parish, Sweden|Släp]]
 
*[[Slättåkra parish, Sweden|Slättåkra]]  
 
*[[Slöinge parish, Sweden|Slöinge]]
 
*[[Snöstorp parish, Sweden|Snöstorp]]
 
*[[Spannarp parish, Sweden|Spannarp]]
 
*[[Stafsinge parish, Sweden|Stafsinge]]
 
*[[Stamnared parish, Sweden|Stamnared]]
 
*[[Stafsinge parish, Sweden|Stavsinge]]
 
*[[Steninge parish, Sweden|Steninge]]
 
*[[Stråvalla parish, Sweden|Stråvalla]]
 
*[[Svartrå parish, Sweden|Svartrå]]
 
*[[Sällstorp parish, Sweden|Sällstorp]]
 
*[[Söndrum parish, Sweden|Söndrum]]
 
*[[Tjärby parish, Sweden|Tjärby]]
 
*[[Halland: Torpa parish, Sweden|Torpa]]
 
*[[Torup parish, Sweden|Torup]]
 
*[[Träslöv parish, Sweden|Träslöv]]
 
*[[Trönninge parish, Sweden|Trönninge]]  
 
*[[Tvååker parish, Sweden|Tvååker]]
 
*[[Tölö parish, Sweden|Tölö]]
 
  
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===ArkivDigital Online Databases for Sweden===
*[[Tönnersjö parish, Sweden|Tönnersjö]]
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These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
*[[Ullared parish, Sweden|Ullared]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/sweden-an-introduction-to-arkivdigital/886 Sweden: An Introduction to ArkivDigital]
*[[Valinge parish, Sweden|Valinge]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/67 Use the Full Scope of Arkiv Digital for Swedish Genealogy]
*[[Vallda parish, Sweden|Vallda]]
 
*[[Vapnö parish, Sweden|Vapnö]]
 
*[[Varberg: Slottsförsamlingen parish, Sweden|Varberg (Slotts-)]]
 
*[[Varberg: Stadsförsamlingen parish, Sweden|Varberg (Stads-)]]
 
*[[Veddige parish, Sweden|Veddige]]
 
*[[Veinge parish, Sweden|Veinge]]
 
*[[Vessige parish, Sweden|Vessige]]
 
*[[Vinberg parish, Sweden|Vinberg]]
 
*[[Våxtorp parish, Sweden|Våxtorp]]
 
*[[Värö parish, Sweden|Värö]]
 
*[[Vallda parish, Sweden|Wallda]]
 
*[[Vapnö parish, Sweden|Wapnö]]
 
*[[Veddige parish, Sweden|Weddige]]
 
*[[Veinge parish, Sweden|Weinge]]
 
*[[Vessige parish, Sweden|Wessige]]
 
*[[Ysby parish, Sweden|Ysby]]
 
*[[Årstad parish, Sweden|Årstad]]
 
*[[Halland: Ås parish, Sweden|Ås]]  
 
*[[Älvsåker parish, Sweden|Älvsåker]]
 
*[[Ölmevalla parish, Sweden|Ölmevalla]]
 
*[[Östra Karup parish, Sweden|Östra Karup]]
 
*[[Halland: Övraby parish, Sweden|Övraby]]
 
  
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Here are links for [http://www.arkivdigital.net/users/register '''registering'''], [http://www.arkivdigital.net/products '''buying services'''], [http://iceswww.arkivdigital.net/products/adonline/installation, '''installing the software'''], a [http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=Halland&commit=search '''direct link to Halland 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=Hallands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard SVAR digital archives for parishes in Halland]
  
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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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:::a. Click on this link to see a list of [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=147202&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Sweden%2C%20Halland%22 '''records for Sweden, Halland'''].
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:::b. Click on '''"Places within Sweden, Halland"''' 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.
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:::e. Choose the correct '''event and time period''' for your ancestor.
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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.
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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. 
  
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==Reading the Records==
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*Economy
 
*Geography
 
*Historical Timeline
 
*Language
 
*Military
 
  
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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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*[[FamilySearch Indexing: Swedish Church Records up to 1860|Swedish Records Indexing Main Page]]
 
  
*[[FamilySearch Indexing for Halland, Sweden|Indexing in Halland]]
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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]
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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)]]
  
*[[FamilySearch Digital Image Collection for Halland, Sweden|FamilySearch Digital Images for Halland County]]
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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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?s=&f=96&page=1&pp=20&prefixid=halland Research in Halland Forum]
 
  
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Guide to Halland County 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 Halland, Sweden

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

Halland became part of Sweden with the treaty of Brömsebro in 1645. This was further reinforced with the treaty of Roskilde in 1658. The government administration was structured as a province (with a governor) until the Act of 1719 when Halland received a County administrative board and became a County in the full sense. Halland County belongs to Halland Province. The county letter for Halland is: N

Districts

  • Faurås härad
  • Fjäre härad
  • Halmstads härad
  • Himle härad
  • Höks härad
  • Tönnersjö härad
  • Viske härad
  • Årstads härad

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.

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 Halland 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 National 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

Halland Index and Images

Sweden Including Halland

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, buying services, installing the software, a direct link to Halland 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, Halland.
b. Click on "Places within Sweden, Halland" 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