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!

Featured Content

A new Swedish occupation page has been added called Backstugusittare. The word backstugusittare is a old term for people in rural areas that lived on someone else's land, or on the commons in a small cottage or hut. See the full article at: Swedish Occupation: Backstugusittare.
See previous featured articles at: Sweden: Previous Featured Articles

Getting started with Sweden research
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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. Place of Origin in Sweden
7. People in Major Cities
8. Information about soldiers or sailors
9. Father of Illegitimate Child
10. Historical Maps
11. Databases that might help
12.Post-1900 Research

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.       Army / Naval 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

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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