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=== '''History''' ===
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Guide to '''Västmanland 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}}
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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==How to Do Research in Västmanland, Sweden==
 
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'''Most of your genealogical research for Västmanland   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]]
The [[Swedish County Letters|county letter]] for Västmanland is: U
 
 
 
=== Tools  ===
 
 
 
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*Databases for Västmanland Research
 
*Gazetteers
 
*[[Genealogical Societies in Västmanland, Sweden|Genealogical Societies]]
 
 
 
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*Maps
 
*Västmanland Word List
 
 
 
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=== Districts ===
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==History==
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From the early 1500's up to 1719 it was divided between Västerås and Strömholm Counties. The area of Västmanland County belongs to the Province of [[Västmanland Province, Sweden|Västmanland]]. Västmanland County was created in 1634. The [[Swedish County Letters|county letter]] for Västmanland is: U
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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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*Gamla Norbergs härad  
 
*Gamla Norbergs härad  
 
*Norrbo härad  
 
*Norrbo härad  
*Siende härad  
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*Siende härad
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*Simtuna härad
 
*Simtuna härad
 
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*Skinnskattebergs härad  
 
*Skinnskattebergs härad  
 
*Snevringe härad  
 
*Snevringe härad  
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*Torstuna härad  
 
*Torstuna härad  
 
*Tuhundra härad
 
*Tuhundra härad
 
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*Vagnsbro härad  
 
*Vagnsbro härad  
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*Våla härad  
 
*Våla härad  
 
*Yttertjurbo härad  
 
*Yttertjurbo härad  
 
*Åkerbo härad
 
*Åkerbo härad
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*Övertjurbo härad
  
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*Övertjurbo härad
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== Parishes  ==
  
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*[[Altuna parish, Sweden Genealogy|Altuna]]
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*[[Arboga Landsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|Arboga (Lands-)]]<br>  
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*[[Arboga Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|Arboga (Stads-)]]
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*[[Västerås: Badelunda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Badelunda]]
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*[[Västerås: Barkarö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Barkarö]]
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*[[Västmanland: Berg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Berg]]
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*[[Björksta parish, Sweden Genealogy|Björksta]]
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*[[Björskog parish, Sweden Genealogy|Björskog]]
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*[[Västmanland: Bro parish, Sweden Genealogy|Bro]]
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*[[Dingtuna parish, Sweden Genealogy|Dingtuna]]
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*[[Enåker parish, Sweden Genealogy|Enåker]]
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*[[Fläckebo parish, Sweden Genealogy|Fläckebo]]
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*[[Frösthult parish, Sweden Genealogy|Frösthult]]
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*[[Furby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Furby]]
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*[[Gunnilbo parish, Sweden Genealogy|Gunnilbo]]
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*[[Hallstahammar parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hallstahammar]]
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*[[Haraker parish, Sweden Genealogy|Haraker]]
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*[[Harbo parish, Sweden Genealogy|Harbo]]
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*[[Hed parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hed]]
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*[[Himmeta parish, Sweden Genealogy|Himmeta]]
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*[[Hubbo parish, Sweden Genealogy|Hubbo]]
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*[[Huddunge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Huddunge]]
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*[[Härnevi parish, Sweden Genealogy|Härnevi]]
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*[[Irsta parish, Sweden Genealogy|Irsta]]
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*[[Karbenning parish, Sweden Genealogy|Karbenning]]
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*[[Kung Karl parish, Sweden Genealogy|Karlskyrka]]
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*[[Västmanland: Kila parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kila]]
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*[[Kolbäck parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kolbäck]]
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*[[Kolsva parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kolsva]]
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*[[Västmanland: Kumla parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kumla]]
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*[[Kung Karl parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kung Karl]]
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*[[Kungs- Barkarö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kungs-Barkarö]]
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*[[Kungsåra parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kungsåra]]
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*[[Kung Karl parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kungsör]]
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*[[Kärrbo parish, Sweden Genealogy|Kärrbo]]
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*[[Västmanland: Köping Landsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|Köping (Lands-)]]
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*[[Västmanland: Köping Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|Köping (Stads-)]]
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*[[Rytterne parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lilla Rytterne]]
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*[[Lillhärad parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lillhärad]]
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*[[Västerås: Lundby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Lundby]]
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*[[Västmanland: Malma parish, Sweden Genealogy|Malma]]
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*[[Medåker parish, Sweden Genealogy|Medåker]]
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*[[Vittinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Morgongåva]]
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*[[Munktorp parish, Sweden Genealogy|Munktorp]]
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*[[Möklinta parish, Sweden Genealogy|Möklinta]]
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*[[Västmanland: Nora parish, Sweden Genealogy|Nora]]
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*[[Norberg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Norberg]]
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*[[Norrby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Norrby]]
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*[[Västmanland: Odensvi parish, Sweden Genealogy|Odensvi]]
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*[[Ramnäs parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ramnäs]]
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*[[Rytterne parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ryttern]]
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*[[Rytterne parish, Sweden Genealogy|Rytterne]]
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*[[Sala Landsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|Sala (Lands-)]]
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*[[Sala Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden Genealogy|Sala (Stads-)]]
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*[[Sankt Ilian parish, Sweden Genealogy|Sankt Ilian]]
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*[[Sevalla parish, Sweden Genealogy|Sevalla]]
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*[[Simtuna parish, Sweden Genealogy|Simtuna]]
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*[[Västerås: Skerike parish, Sweden Genealogy|Skerike]]
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*[[Skinnskatteberg parish, Sweden Genealogy|Skinnskatteberg]]
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*[[Skultuna parish, Sweden Genealogy|Skultuna]]
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*[[Rytterne parish, Sweden Genealogy|Stora Rytterne]]
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*[[Sura parish, Sweden Genealogy|Sura]]
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*[[Hallstahammar parish, Sweden Genealogy|Svedvi]]
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*[[Västmanland: Säby parish, Sweden Genealogy|Säby]]
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*[[Säterbo parish, Sweden Genealogy|Säterbo]]
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*[[Tillberga parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tillberga]]
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*[[Västmanland: Torpa parish, Sweden Genealogy|Torpa]]
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*[[Torstuna parish, Sweden Genealogy|Torstuna]]
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*[[Tortuna parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tortuna]]
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*[[Västmanland: Tärna parish, Sweden Genealogy|Tärna]]
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*[[Vittinge parish, Sweden Genealogy|Vittinge]]
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*[[Västanfors parish, Sweden Genealogy|Västanfors]]
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*[[Västerfärnebo parish, Sweden Genealogy|Västerfärnebo]]
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*[[Västerlövsta parish, Sweden Genealogy|Västerlövsta]]
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*[[Västervåla parish, Sweden Genealogy|Västervåla]]
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*[[Västerås City, Sweden|Västerås]]
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*[[Västerås: Barkarö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Västerås-Barkarö]]
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*[[Västmanlands trängkår parish, Sweden Genealogy|Västmanlands trängkår]]
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*[[Västra Skedvi parish, Sweden Genealogy|Västra Skedvi]]
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*[[Ängsö parish, Sweden Genealogy|Ängsö]]
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*[[Österunda parish, Sweden Genealogy|Österunda]]
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*[[Östervåla parish, Sweden Genealogy|Östervåla]]
  
 
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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 Västmanland  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>
  
== Parishes  ==
 
  
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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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*[[Altuna parish, Sweden|Altuna]]
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*The name of the farm, village, or rote (registration area).<br>  
*[[Arboga Landsförsamling parish, Sweden|Arboga (Lands-)]]<br>  
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*Names of household members including any <br>
*[[Arboga Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden|Arboga (Stads-)]]
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:pigor (female workers) or drängar (male workers).<br>
*[[Västerås: Badelunda parish, Sweden|Badelunda]]
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*Birthplace <br>
*[[Västerås: Barkarö parish, Sweden|Barkarö]]
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*Birth date or age <br>
*[[Västmanland: Berg parish, Sweden|Berg]]
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*A score for catechism knowledge.<br>
*[[Björksta parish, Sweden|Björksta]]
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*Dates of partaking communion.<br>
*[[Björskog parish, Sweden|Björskog]]
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*[[Västmanland: Bro parish, Sweden|Bro]]
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*Dates of participation with the Household Examination. <br>
*[[Dingtuna parish, Sweden|Dingtuna]]
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*Moving information <br>
*[[Enåker parish, Sweden|Enåker]]
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*Death date <br>
*[[Fläckebo parish, Sweden|Fläckebo]]
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*Marriage date <br>
*[[Frösthult parish, Sweden|Frösthult]]
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*Disciplinary notes <br>
*[[Furby parish, Sweden|Furby]]
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*Vaccination against smallpox.<br>
*[[Gunnilbo parish, Sweden|Gunnilbo]]
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*Reference to military conscription.<br>
*[[Hallstahammar parish, Sweden|Hallstahammar]]
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*[[Haraker parish, Sweden|Haraker]]
 
*[[Harbo parish, Sweden|Harbo]]
 
*[[Hed parish, Sweden|Hed]]
 
*[[Himmeta parish, Sweden|Himmeta]]
 
*[[Hubbo parish, Sweden|Hubbo]]
 
  
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'''''Online Records'''''
*[[Huddunge parish, Sweden|Huddunge]]
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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
*[[Härnevi parish, Sweden|Härnevi]]
 
*[[Irsta parish, Sweden|Irsta]]
 
*[[Karbenning parish, Sweden|Karbenning]]
 
*[[Kung Karl parish, Sweden|Karlskyrka]]
 
*[[Västmanland: Kila parish, Sweden|Kila]]
 
*[[Kolbäck parish, Sweden|Kolbäck]]
 
*[[Kolsva parish, Sweden|Kolsva]]
 
*[[Västmanland: Kumla parish, Sweden|Kumla]]
 
*[[Kung Karl parish, Sweden|Kung Karl]]
 
*[[Kungs- Barkarö parish, Sweden|Kungs-Barkarö]]
 
*[[Kungsåra parish, Sweden|Kungsåra]]
 
*[[Kung Karl parish, Sweden|Kungsör]]
 
*[[Kärrbo parish, Sweden|Kärrbo]]
 
*[[Västmanland: Köping Landsförsamling parish, Sweden|Köping (Lands-)]]
 
*[[Västmanland: Köping Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden|Köping (Stads-)]]
 
*[[Rytterne parish, Sweden|Lilla Rytterne]]
 
*[[Lillhärad parish, Sweden|Lillhärad]]
 
*[[Västerås: Lundby parish, Sweden|Lundby]]
 
*[[Västmanland: Malma parish, Sweden|Malma]]
 
*[[Medåker parish, Sweden|Medåker]]
 
  
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== 1. Online Digital Records for Church Records ==
*[[Vittinge parish, Sweden|Morgongåva]]
 
*[[Munktorp parish, Sweden|Munktorp]]
 
*[[Möklinta parish, Sweden|Möklinta]]
 
*[[Västmanland: Nora parish, Sweden|Nora]]
 
*[[Norberg parish, Sweden|Norberg]]
 
*[[Norrby parish, Sweden|Norrby]]
 
*[[Västmanland: Odensvi parish, Sweden|Odensvi]]
 
*[[Ramnäs parish, Sweden|Ramnäs]]
 
*[[Romfartuna parish, Sweden|Romfartuna]]
 
*[[Rytterne parish, Sweden|Ryttern]]
 
*[[Rytterne parish, Sweden|Rytterne]]
 
*[[Sala Landsförsamling parish, Sweden|Sala (Lands-)]]
 
*[[Sala Stadsförsamling parish, Sweden|Sala (Stads-)]]
 
*[[Sankt Ilian parish, Sweden|Sankt Ilian]]
 
*[[Sevalla parish, Sweden|Sevalla]]
 
*[[Simtuna parish, Sweden|Simtuna]]
 
*[[Västerås: Skerike parish, Sweden|Skerike]]
 
*[[Skinnskatteberg parish, Sweden|Skinnskatteberg]]
 
*[[Skultuna parish, Sweden|Skultuna]]
 
*[[Rytterne parish, Sweden|Stora Rytterne]]
 
*[[Sura parish, Sweden|Sura]]
 
  
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The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these sites:
*[[Hallstahammar parish, Sweden|Svedvi]]  
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*{{RecordSearch|1978777|'''FamilySearch Historical Records'''}},
*[[Västmanland: Säby parish, Sweden|Säby]]  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc=25&dbSort=1&sbo=1&title=Sweden&keyword=& '''Ancestry.com'''] ($),
*[[Säterbo parish, Sweden|Säterbo]]
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*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-Sweden/sweden?s=218489221 '''MyHeritage.com'''] ($), 
*[[Tillberga parish, Sweden|Tillberga]]
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*[http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=V%C3%A4stmanland&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and
*[[Västmanland: Torpa parish, Sweden|Torpa]]  
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*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=true&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=V%C3%A4stmanlands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard '''SVAR''' ], ($).
*[[Torstuna parish, Sweden|Torstuna]]
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*[[Tortuna parish, Sweden|Tortuna]]
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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.'')
*[[Västmanland: Tärna parish, Sweden|Tärna]]
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*[[Vittinge parish, Sweden|Vittinge]]  
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===FamilySearch Historical Records Online Databases for Sweden===
*[[Västanfors parish, Sweden|Västanfors]]
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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.
*[[Västerfärnebo parish, Sweden|Västerfärnebo]]  
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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]].
*[[Västerlövsta parish, Sweden|Västerlövsta]]  
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*'''1538-1901; index 1622-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1978777|Sweden, Västmanland  Church Records, 1538-1901; index 1622-1860}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] —index and images by parish.
*[[Västervåla parish, Sweden|Västervåla]]
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*'''1538-1901; index 1622-1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1978777|Sweden, Västmanland  Church Records, 1538-1901; index 1622-1860|access=browse}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] —images by parish.
*[[Västerås City, Sweden|Västerås]]
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*'''1611-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520594|Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
*[[Västerås: Barkarö parish, Sweden|Västerås-Barkarö]]  
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*'''1630-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520596|Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
*[[Västmanlands trängkår parish, Sweden|Västmanlands trängkår]]
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*'''1649-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|1520597|Sweden Burials, 1649-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index.
*[[Västra Skedvi parish, Sweden|Västra Skedvi]]
 
*[[Ängsö parish, Sweden|Ängsö]]
 
*[[Österunda parish, Sweden|Österunda]]
 
*[[Östervåla parish, Sweden|Östervåla]]
 
  
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===Ancestry.com Online Database for Sweden===
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====Västmanland  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, ($).  To browse this image set, select Västmanland  County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
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*'''1451-1943''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2225 Sweden, Church Records, 1451-1943], index and images, ($). To browse this image set, select Västmanland  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, ($). To browse this image set, select Västmanland  County, the parish, the records type, and the year range in the search boxes in the right sidebar.
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====Sweden Including Västmanland ====
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*'''1783-1991''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61085 Sweden, Emigrants Registered in Church Books, 1783-1991], index and images, ($)
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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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*(Latest news for research in Västmanland here)
 
  
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Here are links for [http://www.arkivdigital.net/users/register '''registering'''], [http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=V%C3%A4stmanland&commit=search '''direct link to Västmanland  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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*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=true&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=V%C3%A4stmanlands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard SVAR digital archives for parishes in Västmanland ].
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*Archives
 
*Economy
 
*Geography
 
*Historical Timeline
 
*Language
 
*Military
 
  
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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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*[[FamilySearch Indexing: Swedish Church Records up to 1860|Swedish Records Indexing Main Page]]
 
  
*[[FamilySearch Indexing for Västmanland, Sweden|Indexing in Västmanland]]<br>
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:::a. Click on this link to see a list of [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=149519&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Sweden%2C%20V%C3%A4stmanland%22 '''records for Sweden, Västmanland '''].
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:::b. Click on '''"Places within Sweden, Västmanland "''' 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.
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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 Digital Image Collection for Västmanland, Sweden|FamilySearch Digital Images for Västmanland County]]
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==Reading the Records==
  
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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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?s=&f=96&page=1&pp=20&prefixid=vastmanland Research in Västmanland Forum]
 
  
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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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==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 Västmanland 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 Västmanland, Sweden

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

From the early 1500's up to 1719 it was divided between Västerås and Strömholm Counties. The area of Västmanland County belongs to the Province of Västmanland. Västmanland County was created in 1634. The county letter for Västmanland is: U

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

  • Gamla Norbergs härad
  • Norrbo härad
  • Siende härad
  • Simtuna härad
  • Skinnskattebergs härad
  • Snevringe härad
  • Torstuna härad
  • Tuhundra härad
  • Vagnsbro härad
  • Våla härad
  • Yttertjurbo härad
  • Åkerbo härad
  • Övertjurbo 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 Västmanland 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 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

Västmanland Index and Images

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

Sweden Including Västmanland

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, direct link to Västmanland records, the main search page, and a library of instructional articles on Swedish genealogy methods.

SVAR

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