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<br>Guide to '''Kopparberg (now Dalarna) County, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:Sweden_ORP.png|Sweden Online Genealogy Records}}
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==How to Do Research in Kopparberg, Sweden==
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'''Most of your genealogical research for Kopparberg (now Dalarna) 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'''  ===
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==History==
  
Information about when the county was created. Geographical location, what Landskap it belongs to, and the neighboring counties in context to family history research.  
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The administrative organization of Kopparberg County is unclear. In medieval times the province of [[Dalarna Province, Sweden|Dalarna]] was often under the jurisdiction of Västerås castle. Gustav Vasa divided Dalarna into 2 jurisdictions. Gustav II Adolf and the guardian of Queen Kristina (while the queen was still underage) tried to establish a Bergslän which would include parts of Dalarna and Västmanland. An Act of government in 1634 created a County called “Dalarna and Kopparberg”. A royal decree in 1647 renamed the County to be Kopparberg. The County kept this name until 1997 when it was renamed Dalarna County. The [[Swedish County Letters|county letter]] for Kopparberg is: W
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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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== Districts  ==
  
The [[Swedish County Letters|county letter]] for Kopparberg is: W
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Kopparberg has Tingslags instead of Härads. Through the years there has been a lot of variation in the Tingslag organization in Kopparberg. Because of this, the Tinglsag information is found on the parish pages instead of here. Click on the parish you need in the table below.
  
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== Parishes ==
  
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*Databases for Kopparberg Research<br>
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*[[Amsberg Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Amsberg]]
*Gazetteers
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*[[Aspeboda Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Aspeboda]]
*[[Genealogical Societies in Dalarna, Sweden|Genealogical Societies]]
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*[[Avesta Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Avesta]]
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*[[Bingsjö-Dådran Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Bingsjö-Dådran]]
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*[[Bjursås Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Bjursås]]
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*[[Boda Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Boda]]
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*[[Borlänge Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Borlänge]]
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*[[By Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|By]]
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*[[Djura Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Djura]]
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*[[Enviken Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Enviken]]
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*[[Falu Kristine Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Falu Kristine]]
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*[[Floda Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Floda]]
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*[[Folkärna Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Folkärna]]
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*[[Gagnef Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Gagnef]]
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*[[Garpenberg Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Garpenberg]]
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*[[Grangärde Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Grangärde]]
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*[[Grytnäs Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Grytnäs]]
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*[[Grängesberg Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Grängesberg]]
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*[[Gustafs Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Gustafs]]
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*[[Hedemora Landsförsamling Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Hedemora (Lands-)]]
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*[[Hedemora Stadsförsamling Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Hedemora (Stads-)]]
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*[[Hosjö Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Hosjö]]
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*[[Husby Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Husby]]
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*[[Idre Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Idre]]
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*[[Järna Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Järna]]
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*[[Leksand Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Leksand]]
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*[[Lima Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Lima]]
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*[[Ludvika Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Ludvika]]
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*[[Malingsbo Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Malingsbo]]
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*[[Malung Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Malung]]
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*[[Mockfjärd Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Mockfjärd]]
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*[[Mora Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Mora]]
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*[[Norns Bruksförsamling Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Norns Bruksförsamling]]
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*[[Norrbärke Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Norrbärke]]
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*[[Nås Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Nås]]
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*[[Ore Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Ore]]
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*[[Orsa Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Orsa]]
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*[[Boda Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Ovanhed]]
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*[[Mora Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Oxberg]]
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*[[Rättvik Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Rättvik]]
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*[[Siljansnäs Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Siljansnäs]]
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*[[Silvberg Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Silvberg]]
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*[[Skattunge Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Skattunge]]
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*[[Sollerön Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Sollerön]]
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*[[Sollerön Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Sophia Magdalena]]
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*[[Husby Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Stjärnsund]]
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*[[Stora Kopparberg Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Stora Kopparberg]]
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*[[Stora Skedvi Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Stora Skedvi]]
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*[[Stora Tuna Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Stora Tuna]]
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*[[Sundborn Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Sundborn]]
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*[[Svartnäs Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Svartnäs]]
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*[[Svärdsjö Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogyy|Svärdsjö]]
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*[[Säfsnäs Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Säfsnäs]]
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*[[Särna Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Särna]]
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*[[Säter Landsförsamling Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Säter (Lands-)]]
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*[[Säter Stadsförsamlingen Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Säter (Stads-)]]
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*[[Söderbärke Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Söderbärke]]
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*[[Torsång Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Torsång]]
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*[[Transtrand Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogyy|Transtrand]]
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*[[Tyngsjö Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Tyngsjö]]
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*[[Venjan Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Venjan]]
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*[[Vika Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Vika]]
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*[[Våmhus Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Våmhus]]
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*[[Ål Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Ål]]
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*[[Älvdalen Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Älvdalen]]
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*[[Äppelbo Parish, Kopparberg, Sweden Genealogy|Äppelbo]]
  
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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''']].
  
Kopparberg has Tingslags instead of Härads. Through the years there has been a lot of variation in the Tingslag organization in Kopparberg. Because of this, the Tinglsag information is found on the parish pages instead of here. Click on the parish you need in the table below.
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== Church Records==
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Church records from the county of Kopparberg 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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: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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*Vaccination against smallpox.<br>
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1929 - 1954''' - {{RecordSearch|2790465|Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/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|1977549|'''FamilySearch Historical Records'''}},
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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=Kopparberg&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and
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*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=true&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=Dalarnas+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard '''SVAR'''] ($). Records for Kopparberg are found under Dalarna in SVAR; the name was changed in 1997.
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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 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]].
*[[Amsberg parish, Sweden|Amsberg]]
 
*[[Aspeboda parish, Sweden|Aspeboda]]
 
*[[Avesta parish, Sweden|Avesta]]
 
*[[Bingsjö-Dådran parish, Sweden|Bingsjö-Dådran]]
 
*[[Bjursås parish, Sweden|Bjursås]]
 
*[[Kopparberg: Boda parish, Sweden|Boda]]
 
*[[Borlänge parish, Sweden|Borlänge]]
 
*[[Kopparberg: By parish, Sweden|By]]
 
*[[Djura parish, Sweden|Djura]]
 
*[[Enviken parish, Sweden|Enviken]]
 
*[[Falu Kristine parish, Sweden|Falu Kristine]]
 
*[[Kopparberg: Floda parish, Sweden|Floda]]
 
*[[Folkärna parish, Sweden|Folkärna]]
 
*[[Gagnef parish, Sweden|Gagnef]]
 
*[[Garpenberg parish, Sweden|Garpenberg]]
 
*[[Grangärde parish, Sweden|Grangärde]]
 
*[[Grytnäs parish, Sweden|Grytnäs]]
 
*[[Grängesberg parish, Sweden|Grängesberg]]
 
  
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*'''1604-1900, index 1628-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1977549|Sweden, Kopparberg Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1628-1860}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[[Gustafs parish, Sweden|Gustafs]]
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*'''1604-1900; index 1628-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1977549|Sweden, Kopparberg Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1628-1860|access=browse}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] —images by parish.
*[[Hedemora: Landsförsamling parish, Sweden|Hedemora (Lands-)]]
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*'''1611-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520594|Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
*[[Hedemora: Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden|Hedemora (Stads-)]]  
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*'''1630-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520596|Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
*[[Hosjö parish, Sweden|Hosjö]]
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*'''1649-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520597|Sweden Burials, 1649-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
*[[Kopparberg: Husby parish, Sweden|Husby]]
 
*[[Idre parish, Sweden|Idre]]
 
*[[Kopparberg: Järna parish, Sweden|Järna]]  
 
*[[Leksand parish, Sweden|Leksand]]
 
*[[Lima parish, Sweden|Lima]]
 
*[[Ludvika parish, Sweden|Ludvika]]
 
*[[Malingsbo parish, Sweden|Malingsbo]]  
 
*[[Malung parish, Sweden|Malung]]
 
*[[Mockfjärd parish, Sweden|Mockfjärd]]
 
*[[Mora parish, Sweden|Mora]]
 
*[[Norns Bruksförsamling parish, Sweden|Norns Bruksförsamling]]
 
*[[Norrbärke parish, Sweden|Norrbärke]]
 
  
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===Ancestry.com Online Database for Sweden===
*[[Nås parish, Sweden|Nås]]
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====Kopparberg Index and Images====
*[[Ore parish, Sweden|Ore]]
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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, ($).  To browse this image set, select Kopparberg County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
*[[Orsa parish, Sweden|Orsa]]
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*'''1451-1943''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2225 Sweden, Church Records, 1451-1943], index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Kopparberg County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
*[[Kopparberg: Boda parish, Sweden|Ovanhed]]
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*'''1860-1941''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2262 Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1860-1941], index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Kopparberg County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
*[[Mora parish, Sweden|Oxberg]]
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====Sweden Including Kopparberg====
*[[Rättvik parish, Sweden|Rättvik]]
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*'''1783-1991''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61085 Sweden, Emigrants Registered in Church Books, 1783-1991], index and images, ($)
*[[Siljansnäs parish, Sweden|Siljansnäs]]  
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*'''1611-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60361 Sweden, Select Baptisms, 1611-1920], index, ($).
*[[Silvberg parish, Sweden|Silvberg]]  
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*'''1901-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2765 Sweden, Births from the Swedish Death Index, 1901-2006], index.  ($)
*[[Skattunge parish, Sweden|Skattunge]]  
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*'''1630-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60363 Sweden, Select Marriages, 1630-1920], index, ($)
*[[Sollerön parish, Sweden|Sollerön]]  
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*'''1649-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60362 Sweden, Select Burials, 1649-1920], index, ($)
*[[Sollerön parish, Sweden|Sophia Magdalena]]  
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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, ($)
*[[Kopparberg: Husby parish, Sweden|Stjärnsund]]
 
*[[Stora Kopparberg parish, Sweden|Stora Kopparberg]]
 
*[[Stora Skedvi parish, Sweden|Stora Skedvi]]
 
*[[Stora Tuna parish, Sweden|Stora Tuna]]
 
  
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===MyHeritage.com Online Databases for Sweden===
*[[Sundborn parish, Sweden|Sundborn]]
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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, ($).
*[[Svartnäs parish, Sweden|Svartnäs]]
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*'''1611-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30098/sweden-baptisms-1611-1920?s=218489221 Sweden, Baptisms, 1611-1920], index, ($)
*[[Svärdsjö parish, Sweden|Svärdsjö]]
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*'''1630-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30099/sweden-marriages-1630-1920?s=218489221 Sweden, Marriages, 1630-1920], index, ($).
*[[Säfsnäs parish, Sweden|Säfsnäs]]
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*'''1649-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30100/sweden-burials-1649-1920?s=218489221 Sweden Burials, 1649-1920], index, ($).
*[[Särna parish, Sweden|Särna]]
 
*[[Säter Landsförsamling parish, Sweden|Säter (Lands-)]]
 
*[[Kopparberg: Säter Stadsförsamlingen parish, Sweden|Säter (Stads-)]]
 
*[[Söderbärke parish, Sweden|Söderbärke]]
 
*[[Torsång parish, Sweden|Torsång]]
 
*[[Transtrand parish, Sweden|Transtrand]]
 
*[[Tyngsjö parish, Sweden|Tyngsjö]]
 
*[[Venjan parish, Sweden|Venjan]]
 
*[[Vika parish, Sweden|Vika]]
 
*[[Våmhus parish, Sweden|Våmhus]]
 
*[[Ål parish, Sweden|Ål]]
 
*[[Älvdalen parish, Sweden|Älvdalen]]
 
*[[Äppelbo parish, Sweden|Äppelbo]]
 
  
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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.net/products '''buying services'''], [http://iceswww.arkivdigital.net/products/adonline/installation, '''installing the software'''], a [http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=Kopparberg&commit=search '''direct link to Kopparberg 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=Dalarnas+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard SVAR digital archives for parishes in Kopparberg]. Records for Kopparberg are found under Dalarna in SVAR; the name was changed in 1997.
  
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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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:::b. Click on '''"Places within Sweden, Kopparberg"''' and a list of towns and cities will open.
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:::d. Click on '''"Church Records"''' topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
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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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*[[FamilySearch Indexing: Swedish Church Records up to 1860|Swedish Records Indexing Main Page]]
 
  
*[[FamilySearch Indexing for Kopparberg, Sweden|Indexing in Kopparberg]]<br>
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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'''].
  
*[[FamilySearch Digital Image Collection for Kopparberg, Sweden|FamilySearch Digital Images for Kopparberg County]]
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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)]]
  
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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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?s=&f=96&page=1&pp=20&prefixid=kopparberg Research in Kopparberg Forum]
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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 Kopparberg (now Dalarna) County, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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How to Do Research in Kopparberg, Sweden

Most of your genealogical research for Kopparberg (now Dalarna) will be in online church records. Methods for locating and reading them are given here.
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History

The administrative organization of Kopparberg County is unclear. In medieval times the province of Dalarna was often under the jurisdiction of Västerås castle. Gustav Vasa divided Dalarna into 2 jurisdictions. Gustav II Adolf and the guardian of Queen Kristina (while the queen was still underage) tried to establish a Bergslän which would include parts of Dalarna and Västmanland. An Act of government in 1634 created a County called “Dalarna and Kopparberg”. A royal decree in 1647 renamed the County to be Kopparberg. The County kept this name until 1997 when it was renamed Dalarna County. The county letter for Kopparberg is: W

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

Kopparberg has Tingslags instead of Härads. Through the years there has been a lot of variation in the Tingslag organization in Kopparberg. Because of this, the Tinglsag information is found on the parish pages instead of here. Click on the parish you need in the table below.

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 Kopparberg 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

Kopparberg Index and Images

  • 1880-1893 - Sweden, Selected Indexed Household Clerical Surveys, 1880-1893, index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Kopparberg County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
  • 1451-1943 - Sweden, Church Records, 1451-1943, index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Kopparberg County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
  • 1860-1941 - Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1860-1941, index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Kopparberg County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.

Sweden Including Kopparberg

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 Kopparberg records, the main search page, and a library of instructional articles on Swedish genealogy methods.

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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, Kopparberg.
b. Click on "Places within Sweden, Kopparberg" 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.
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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