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Karlskrona City, Blekinge, Sweden Genealogy

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Karlskrona City

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

Karlskrona Church
Karlskrona City church

History[edit | edit source]

Karlskrona Municipality is a municipality in Blekinge County, in southern Sweden. It borders the following municipalities, Emmaboda, Torsås and Ronneby. The city of Karlskrona is the seat of the municipality.
Like most Swedish municipalities it was created during the municipal reform in the early seventies, combining several earlier local government units of urban and rural type, among them the City of Karlskrona. More information about the history of the area is found on the wikipedia page listed here for Karlskrona.

Parishes[edit | edit source]

Karlskrona Amiralitetsförsamling

Karlskronas Tyska Församling

Fredrika Dorotea Vilhelmina

Karlskrona Stadsförsaming


Karlskrona Fångförsamlingen

Collections[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Database Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

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

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Other Congregations[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

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

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

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Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Swedish Records[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]

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

  • 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.

See Sweden Research Strategies for locating various records in specific time periods.

References[edit | edit source]