Sweden Genealogy

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Welcome to the Sweden page of the FamilySearch Wiki. FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Sweden page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Swedish records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and advanced researchers. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Sweden Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

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As you do your Swedish family history research, sometimes you will see a letter associated to a county. In Sweden these letters are called Länsbokstav which is literally translated as “county letter”. The system of assigning a unique letter (or letters) to every county began with automobile registration in 1916. Read more at: Swedish County Letters
See previous featured articles at: Sweden: Previous Featured Articles

Getting started with Sweden research

Getting Started
What's the next step?
Finding your ancestor in the records

Tips for Beginners
Tips for Swedish American Researchers

See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on Scandinavian Research and on Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records.

What are you looking for?

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information
4. Records showing Family Structure
5. Records of Moving and Migration

6. A Place of Origin in Sweden
7. People in Major Cities
8. Information about soldiers or sailors
9. Historical Maps
10. Databases that might help

Research Tools

Jurisdictions and Records

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       Civil Juris.            Judicial Juris.           Military Juris.      Church Juris.

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       Civil Rec.              Judicial Rec.             Military Rec.       Church Rec.

County and Parish Pages

Click on the map to navigate to county, province, or parish pages.

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Counties                                                       Provinces

To learn more about other jurisdictions in Sweden see Sweden: Jurisdictions

Sweden FamilySearch Wikiprojects

Are you interested to improve the content for Sweden in the FamilySearch Wiki? You can help by doing work individually or by participating on a WikiProject with the Swedish User Group. Check the WikiProject Sweden  page to see if there is a project you are interested in.

Here's a quick reference to general Wiki activities:

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