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Guide to '''Kronoberg 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 Kronoberg, Sweden==
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'''Most of your genealogical research for Kronoberg  will be in [[#1. Online Digital Records for Church Records|online church records.]] ''' Methods for locating and reading them are given here.<br>[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
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==History==
  
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Kronoberg County was created in 1674. Kronoberg County belongs to [[Småland Province, Sweden|Småland Province]]. The [[Swedish County Letters|county letter]] for Kronoberg is: G
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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  ==
  
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Information about when the county was created. Geographical location and the neighboring counties in context to family history research.Kronoberg County belongs to [[Småland Province, Sweden|Småland Province]].<br>
 
 
 
The [[Swedish County Letters|county letter]] for Kronoberg is: G
 
 
 
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*Databases for Kronoberg Research<br>
 
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*[[Genealogical Societies in Småland, Sweden|Genealogical Societies]]
 
 
 
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*Maps
 
*Kronoberg Word List
 
 
 
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== Parishes  ==
 
== Parishes  ==
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*[[Agunnaryd parish, Sweden|Agunnaryd]]  
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*[[Agunnaryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Agunnaryd]]  
*[[Algutsboda parish, Sweden|Algutsboda]]  
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*[[Algutsboda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Algutsboda]]  
*[[Almundsryd parish, Sweden|Almundsryd]]  
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*[[Almundsryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Almundsryd]]  
*[[Alvesta parish, Sweden|Alvesta]]  
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*[[Alvesta parish, Sweden Genealogy|Alvesta]]  
*[[Aneboda parish, Sweden|Aneboda]]  
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*[[Aneboda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Aneboda]]  
 
*[[Angelstad parish,Sweden|Angelstad]]  
 
*[[Angelstad parish,Sweden|Angelstad]]  
*[[Annerstad parish, Sweden|Annerstad]]  
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*[[Annerstad parish, Sweden Genealogy|Annerstad]]  
*[[Aringsås parish, Sweden|Aringsås]]  
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*[[Aringsås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Aringsås]]  
*[[Asa parish, Sweden|Asa]]  
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*[[Asa parish, Sweden Genealogy|Asa]]  
*[[Kronoberg: Berg parish, Sweden|Berg]]  
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*[[Kronoberg: Berg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Berg]]  
*[[Berga parish, Sweden|Berga]]  
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*[[Berga parish, Sweden Genealogy|Berga]]  
*[[Bergunda parish, Sweden|Bergunda]]  
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*[[Bergunda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Bergunda]]  
*[[Blädinge parish, Sweden|Blädinge]]  
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*[[Blädinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Blädinge]]  
*[[Drev parish, Sweden|Drev]]  
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*[[Drev parish, Sweden Genealogy|Drev]]  
*[[Dädesjö parish, Sweden|Dädesjö]]  
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*[[Dädesjö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Dädesjö]]  
*[[Dänningelanda parish, Sweden|Dänningelanda]]  
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*[[Dänningelanda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Dänningelanda]]  
*[[Dörarp parish, Sweden|Dörarp]]  
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*[[Dörarp parish, Sweden Genealogy|Dörarp]]  
*[[Kronoberg: Eke parish, Sweden|Eke]]  
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*[[Kronoberg: Eke parish, Sweden Genealogy|Eke]]  
*[[Ekeberga parish, Sweden|Ekeberga]]  
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*[[Ekeberga parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ekeberga]]  
*[[Furuby parish, Sweden|Furuby]]  
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*[[Furuby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Furuby]]  
*[[Granhult parish, Sweden|Granhult]]  
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*[[Granhult parish, Sweden Genealogy|Granhult]]  
*[[Gårdsby parish, Sweden|Gårdsby]]  
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*[[Gårdsby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Gårdsby]]  
*[[Göteryd parish, Sweden|Göteryd]]
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*[[Göteryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Göteryd]]
  
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*[[Hallaryd parish, Sweden|Hallaryd]]  
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*[[Hallaryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hallaryd]]  
*[[Hamneda parish, Sweden|Hamneda]]  
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*[[Hamneda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hamneda]]  
*[[Hemmesjö med Tegnaby parish, Sweden|Hemmesjö]]  
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*[[Hemmesjö med Tegnaby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hemmesjö]]  
*[[Herråkra parish, Sweden|Herråkra]]  
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*[[Herråkra parish, Sweden Genealogy|Herråkra]]  
*[[Hinneryd parish, Sweden|Hinneryd]]  
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*[[Hinneryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hinneryd]]  
*[[Kronoberg: Hjortsberga parish, Sweden|Hjortsberga]]  
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*[[Kronoberg: Hjortsberga parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hjortsberga]]  
*[[Hjortsberga med Kvenneberga parish, Sweden|Hjortsberga med Kvenneberga]]  
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*[[Hjortsberga med Kvenneberga parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hjortsberga med Kvenneberga]]  
*[[Hornaryd parish, Sweden|Hornaryd]]  
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*[[Hornaryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hornaryd]]  
*[[Hovmantorp parish, Sweden|Hovmantorp]]  
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*[[Hovmantorp parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hovmantorp]]  
*[[Hälleberga parish, Sweden|Hälleberga]]  
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*[[Hälleberga parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hälleberga]]  
*[[Kronoberg: Härlunda parish, Sweden|Härlunda]]  
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*[[Kronoberg: Härlunda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Härlunda]]  
*[[Härlöv parish, Sweden|Härlöv]]  
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*[[Härlöv parish, Sweden Genealogy|Härlöv]]  
*[[Jät parish, Sweden|Jät]]  
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*[[Jät parish, Sweden Genealogy|Jät]]  
*[[Kalvsvik parish, Sweden|Kalvsvik]]  
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*[[Kalvsvik parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kalvsvik]]  
*[[Kvenneberga parish, Sweden|Kvenneberga]]  
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*[[Kvenneberga parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kvenneberga]]  
*[[Kånna parish, Sweden|Kånna]]  
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*[[Kånna parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kånna]]  
*[[Lekaryd parish, Sweden|Lekaryd]]  
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*[[Lekaryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lekaryd]]  
*[[Lenhovda parish, Sweden|Lenhovda]]  
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*[[Lenhovda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lenhovda]]  
*[[Lidhult parish, Sweden|Lidhult]]  
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*[[Lidhult parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lidhult]]  
*[[Linneryd parish, Sweden|Linneryd]]  
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*[[Linneryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Linneryd]]  
*[[Ljuder parish, Sweden|Ljuder]]  
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*[[Ljuder parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ljuder]]  
*[[Kronoberg: Ljungby parish, Sweden|Ljungby]]  
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*[[Kronoberg: Ljungby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ljungby]]  
*[[Långasjö parish, Sweden|Långasjö]]  
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*[[Långasjö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Långasjö]]  
*[[Markaryd parish, Sweden|Markaryd]]
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*[[Markaryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Markaryd]]
  
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*[[Mistelås parish, Sweden|Mistelås]]  
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*[[Mistelås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Mistelås]]  
*[[Moheda parish, Sweden|Moheda]]  
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*[[Moheda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Moheda]]  
*[[Nottebäck parish, Sweden|Nottebäck]]  
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*[[Nottebäck parish, Sweden Genealogy|Nottebäck]]  
*[[Nöbbele parish, Sweden|Nöbbele]]  
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*[[Nöbbele parish, Sweden Genealogy|Nöbbele]]  
*[[Nöttja parish, Sweden|Nöttja]]  
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*[[Nöttja parish, Sweden Genealogy|Nöttja]]  
*[[Kronoberg: Odensjö parish, Sweden|Odensjö]]  
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*[[Kronoberg: Odensjö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Odensjö]]  
*[[Ormesberga parish, Sweden|Ormesberga]]  
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*[[Ormesberga parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ormesberga]]  
*[[Pjätteryd parish, Sweden|Pjätteryd]]  
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*[[Pjätteryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Pjätteryd]]  
*[[Kronoberg: Ryssby parish, Sweden|Ryssby]]  
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*[[Kronoberg: Ryssby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ryssby]]  
*[[Södra Sandsjö parish, Sweden|Sandsjö]]  
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*[[Södra Sandsjö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Sandsjö]]  
*[[Sjösås parish, Sweden|Sjösås]]  
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*[[Sjösås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Sjösås]]  
*[[Skatelöv parish, Sweden|Skatelöv]]  
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*[[Skatelöv parish, Sweden Genealogy|Skatelöv]]  
*[[Slätthög parish, Sweden|Slätthög]]  
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*[[Slätthög parish, Sweden Genealogy|Slätthög]]  
*[[Stenbrohult parish, Sweden|Stenbrohult]]  
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*[[Stenbrohult parish, Sweden Genealogy|Stenbrohult]]  
*[[Södra Ljunga parish, Sweden|Södra Ljunga]]  
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*[[Södra Ljunga parish, Sweden Genealogy|Södra Ljunga]]  
*[[Södra Sandsjö parish, Sweden|Södra Sandsjö]]  
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*[[Södra Sandsjö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Södra Sandsjö]]  
*[[Söraby parish, Sweden|Söraby]]  
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*[[Söraby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Söraby]]  
*[[Tegnaby parish, Sweden|Tegnaby]]  
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*[[Tegnaby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tegnaby]]  
*[[Tingsås parish, Sweden|Tingsås]]  
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*[[Tingsås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tingsås]]  
*[[Tjureda parish, Sweden|Tjureda]]  
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*[[Tjureda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tjureda]]  
*[[Tävelsås parish, Sweden|Tofta]]  
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*[[Tävelsås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tofta]]  
*[[Tolg parish, Sweden|Tolg]]  
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*[[Tolg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tolg]]  
*[[Kronoberg: Torpa parish, Sweden|Torpa]]
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*[[Kronoberg: Torpa parish, Sweden Genealogy|Torpa]]
  
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*[[Traryd parish, Sweden|Traheryd]]  
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*[[Traryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Traheryd]]  
*[[Traryd parish, Sweden|Traryd]]  
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*[[Traryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Traryd]]  
*[[Tutaryd parish, Sweden|Tutaryd]]  
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*[[Tutaryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tutaryd]]  
*[[Tävelsås parish, Sweden|Tävelsås]]  
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*[[Tävelsås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tävelsås]]  
*[[Tävelsås parish, Sweden|Tävelsås med Tofta]]  
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*[[Tävelsås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tävelsås med Tofta]]  
*[[Urshult parish, Sweden|Urshult]]  
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*[[Urshult parish, Sweden Genealogy|Urshult]]  
*[[Uråsa parish, Sweden|Uråsa]]  
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*[[Uråsa parish, Sweden Genealogy|Uråsa]]  
*[[Vederslöv parish, Sweden|Vederslöv]]  
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*[[Vederslöv parish, Sweden Genealogy|Vederslöv]]  
*[[Virestad parish, Sweden|Virestad]]  
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*[[Virestad parish, Sweden Genealogy|Virestad]]  
*[[Vislanda parish, Sweden|Vislanda]]  
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*[[Vislanda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Vislanda]]  
*[[Vittaryd parish, Sweden|Vittaryd]]  
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*[[Vittaryd parish, Sweden Genealogy|Vittaryd]]  
*[[Vrå parish, Sweden|Vrå]]  
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*[[Vrå parish, Sweden Genealogy|Vrå]]  
*[[Väckelsång parish, Sweden|Väckelsång]]  
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*[[Väckelsång parish, Sweden Genealogy|Väckelsång]]  
*[[Västra Torsås parish, Sweden|Västra Torsås]]  
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*[[Västra Torsås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Västra Torsås]]  
 
*[[Växjö City, Sweden|Växjö]]  
 
*[[Växjö City, Sweden|Växjö]]  
*[[Åseda (Åsheda) parish, Sweden|Åseda]]  
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*[[Åseda (Åsheda) parish, Sweden Genealogy|Åseda]]  
*[[Älghult parish, Sweden|Älghult]]  
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*[[Älghult parish, Sweden Genealogy|Älghult]]  
*[[Älmeboda parish, Sweden|Älmeboda]]  
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*[[Älmeboda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Älmeboda]]  
*[[Älmhult parish, Sweden|Älmhult]]  
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*[[Älmhult parish, Sweden Genealogy|Älmhult]]  
*[[Kronoberg: Öja parish, Sweden|Öja]]  
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*[[Kronoberg: Öja parish, Sweden Genealogy|Öja]]  
*[[Öjaby parish, Sweden|Öjaby]]  
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*[[Öjaby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Öjaby]]  
*[[Kronoberg: Ör parish, Sweden|Ör]]  
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*[[Kronoberg: Ör parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ör]]  
*[[Östra Torsås parish, Sweden|Östra Torsås]]
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*[[Östra Torsås parish, Sweden Genealogy|Östra Torsås]]
  
 
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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 Kronoberg 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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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1589-1921, index 1612-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1978118|Sweden, Kronoberg Church Records, 1589-1921; index 1612-1860}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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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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*Names of household members including any <br>
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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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*Dates of participation with the Household Examination. <br>
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*Moving information <br>
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*Death date <br>
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*Marriage date <br>
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*Disciplinary notes <br>
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*Vaccination against smallpox.<br>
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1929 - 1954''' - {{RecordSearch|2790465|Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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== 1. Online Digital Records for Church Records ==
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The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these sites:
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* {{RecordSearch|1978118|'''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=kronoberg&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and
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*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=true&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=Kronobergs+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard '''SVAR''' ], ($). 
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Four of these sites require a subscription for access. ('''''ArkivDigital''',  '''Ancestry.com''', and '''MyHeritage.com'''  are available at [https://familysearch.org/locations/ a FamilyHistory Center near you] free of charge.'')
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===FamilySearch Historical Records Online Databases for Sweden===
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The original copies of the church records before 1895 are preserved by the [http://www.statensarkiv.se/ Naional and Regional Archives] in Sweden.
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FamilySearch has partnered with The National Archives of Sweden to create indexes of the Swedish church records. For more detail on the contents and coverage of these records, see: [[Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch|Sweden Church Records, 1308 – 1940 Images Published on FamilySearch]].
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*'''1589 -1921; index 1612-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1978118|Sweden, Kronoberg Church Records, 1589-1921; index 1612-1860}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1589-1921; index 1612-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1978118|Sweden, Kronoberg Church Records, 1589-1921; index 1612-1860|access=browse}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] —images by parish.
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*'''1611-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520594|Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
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*'''1630-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520596|Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
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*'''1649-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520597|Sweden Burials, 1649-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
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===Ancestry.com Online Database for Sweden===
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====Kronoberg Index and Images====
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*'''1880-1893''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9731 Sweden, Selected Indexed Household Clerical Surveys, 1880-1893], index and images, ($).  To browse this image set, select Kronoberg County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
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*'''1451-1943''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2225 Sweden, Church Records, 1451-1943], index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Kronoberg County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
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*'''1860-1941''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2262 Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1860-1941], index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Kronoberg County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
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====Sweden Including Kronoberg====
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*'''1783-1991''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61085 Sweden, Emigrants Registered in Church Books, 1783-1991], index and images, ($)
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*'''1611-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60361 Sweden, Select Baptisms, 1611-1920], index, ($).
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*'''1901-2006''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2765 Sweden, Births from the Swedish Death Index, 1901-2006], index.  ($)
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*'''1630-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60363 Sweden, Select Marriages, 1630-1920], index, ($)
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*'''1649-1920''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60362 Sweden, Select Burials, 1649-1920], index, ($)
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*'''1840-1860''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60492 Sweden, Selected Indexed Death Records, 1840-1860 and 1878-1942], index, ($)
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===MyHeritage.com Online Databases for Sweden===
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*'''1880-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10180/sweden-household-examination-books-1880-1920?s=218489221 Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920], index and images, ($).
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*'''1611-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30098/sweden-baptisms-1611-1920?s=218489221 Sweden, Baptisms, 1611-1920], index, ($)
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*'''1630-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30099/sweden-marriages-1630-1920?s=218489221 Sweden, Marriages, 1630-1920], index, ($).
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*'''1649-1920''' - [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30100/sweden-burials-1649-1920?s=218489221 Sweden Burials, 1649-1920], index, ($).
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===ArkivDigital Online Databases for Sweden===
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These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/sweden-an-introduction-to-arkivdigital/886 Sweden: An Introduction to ArkivDigital]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/67 Use the Full Scope of Arkiv Digital for Swedish Genealogy]
  
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Here are links for [http://www.arkivdigital.net/users/register '''registering'''], [http://www.arkivdigital.net/products '''buying services'''], [http://iceswww.arkivdigital.net/products/adonline/installation, '''installing the software'''], a [http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=kronoberg&commit=search '''direct link to Kronoberg 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=Kronobergs+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard SVAR digital archives for parishes in Kronoberg].
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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>
*Archives
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To find a microfilm:
*Economy
 
*Geography
 
*Historical Timeline
 
*Language
 
*Military
 
  
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:::a. Click on this link to see a list of [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=147886&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Sweden%2C%20Kronoberg%22 '''records for Sweden, Kronoberg'''].
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:::b. Click on '''"Places within Sweden, Kronoberg"''' 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.
*[[FamilySearch Indexing: Swedish Church Records up to 1860|Swedish Records Indexing Main Page]]
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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. 
  
*[[FamilySearch Indexing for Kronoberg, Sweden|Indexing in Kronoberg]]
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==Reading the Records==
  
*[[FamilySearch Digital Image Collection for Kronoberg, Sweden|FamilySearch Digital Images for Kronoberg County]]<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'''].
  
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*Online interactive slideshow lessons are available to help you learn to read these records: <br>
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-gothic-handwriting-for-swedish-genealogy/1304 Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/spelling-and-phonetics-for-swedish-genealogy/1307 Spelling and Phonetics for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 2] — Names, dates, and key genealogical words
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-gothic-handwriting-for-swedish-genealogy-put-it-all-together/1337 Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy: Put It All Together, Lesson 3]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?s=&f=96&page=1&pp=20&prefixid=kronoberg Research in Kronoberg Forum]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-1-scandinavian-gothic-letters/255 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 1: Scandinavian Gothic Letters]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-2-names-words-and-dates/257 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Names, Words, and Dates]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-3-handwritten-records/256 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Handwritten Records]
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:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/birth-and-christening-records-for-swedish-genealogy/1223 Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy]
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*Instructions, document examples, and translations are given for [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1717/1282 '''Reading Swedish Birth and Christening Records 1717'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1752/1283 '''1752'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1771/1284 '''1771'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1792/1285 '''1792'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1803/1235 '''1803'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1834/1234 '''1834'''], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1854/1233 '''1854'''], and [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-swedish-birth-and-christening-records-1893/1232 '''1894'''].
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*Dates are frequently written using feast days.  These charts will enable you to convert feast days to more normal dates:
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**[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for: Sweden|Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)]]
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**[[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Sweden|Feast Day Lists (Fixed and Moveable)]]
  
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==Search Strategy and Tips==
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*First find the birth and baptism record of your ancestor. Once you know his date and place of birth and his parents' names, you can locate the family in the Household Examination Records.
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*Search every Household Examination Record that your ancestor appears on (from birth to death). You will pick up valuable clues along the way, find children who died young, and establish correct family member relationships.<br>  
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*All birth, marriage, or death dates found in Household Examination Records need to be verified in the actual birth, marriage, or death records.<br>  
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*Pay attention to relationship titles, occupations, military status, and remarks. See word list for [[Sweden: Household Examination Vocabulary|Vocabulary for Household Examination Records]].<br>
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*Dates are written in the European order of day, month, and year.<br>
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*The Family History Library created a basic key words list to help with reading the column headings (for when they exist in the actual records.) This copy has been given out at the Nordic Reference Counter for many years. To print your own copy see: [[Media:Swedenish_Par_Reg_and_Exam_headings.pdf|Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings]]
  
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Guide to Kronoberg 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 Kronoberg, Sweden

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

Kronoberg County was created in 1674. Kronoberg County belongs to Småland Province. The county letter for Kronoberg is: G

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

  • Allbo härad
  • Kinnevalds härad
  • Konga härad
  • Norrvidinge härad
  • Sunnerbo härad
  • Uppvidinge härad

Parishes


Patronymics and Naming Customs

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

Church Records

Church records from the county of Kronoberg 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.

Online Records

Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)

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

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

Online Records

1. Online Digital Records for Church Records

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

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

FamilySearch Historical Records Online Databases for Sweden

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

Ancestry.com Online Database for Sweden

Kronoberg Index and Images

Sweden Including Kronoberg

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