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Guide to '''Värsås Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
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=== Place Names  ===
 
=== Place Names  ===
  
Allmänningstorp,
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Allmänningstorp<br><br> 
  
Baståsen, Bengtstorp, Björkelund, Björkåsen, Björstorp, Bohus, Borgen, Brittenäs, Brogården Djursätra, Brontorp, Brontorps Skans, Brumstorp Hulegården, Brumstorp Mellangården, Brumstorp Nordgården, Brumstorp Sörgården, Brunnsgården Djursätra,
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Baståsen, Bengtstorp, Björkelund, Björkåsen, Björstorp, Bohus, Borgen, Brittenäs, Brogården Djursätra, Brontorp, Brontorps Skans, Brumstorp Hulegården, Brumstorp Mellangården, Brumstorp Nordgården, Brumstorp Sörgården, Brunnsgården Djursätra<br><br>
  
Djurström, Djursätra Brogården, Djursätra Brunnsgården, Djursätra Prästgården, Djursätra Skattegården, Djursätra Storegården, Djursätra Västergården,
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Djurström, Djursätra Brogården, Djursätra Brunnsgården, Djursätra Prästgården, Djursätra Skattegården, Djursätra Storegården, Djursätra Västergården<br><br> 
  
Esbjörntorp,
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Esbjörntorp<br><br> 
  
Fagerberg, Fagerlund, Fallet (hemman), Fallet under Brontorp, Fattigstugan,
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Fagerberg, Fagerlund, Fallet (hemman), Fallet under Brontorp, Fattigstugan<br><br> 
  
Gudmundstorp,
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Gudmundstorp<br><br> 
  
Hagen, Hulagården Brumstorp, Hästhagen,
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Hagen, Hulagården Brumstorp, Hästhagen<br><br>
  
Intagan,
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Intagan<br><br> 
  
Johanneberg, Jonstorp,
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Johanneberg, Jonstorp<br><br> 
  
Kivenabeen, Klockaretorp, Korphult, Krogen, Kungsliden, Kustorp, Kyrkebråten,
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Kivenabeen, Klockaretorp, Korphult, Krogen, Kungsliden, Kustorp, Kyrkebråten<br><br> 
  
Larstorp, Ledet, Ledet under Bronstorp, Liahult, Lilla Värsås, Lillegården Värsås, Lybeck, Löfåsen,
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Larstorp, Ledet, Ledet under Bronstorp, Liahult, Lilla Värsås, Lillegården Värsås, Lybeck, Löfåsen<br><br> 
  
Medskog, Mellangården Brumstorp, Månstorp,
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Medskog, Mellangården Brumstorp, Månstorp<br><br> 
  
Nordgården Brumstorp, Nybygget underBrumstorp Hulegården,
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Nordgården Brumstorp, Nybygget underBrumstorp Hulegården<br><br> 
  
Ormbacken,
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Ormbacken<br><br> 
  
Perekullen, Perstorp, Prästgården Djursätra,
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Perekullen, Perstorp, Prästgården Djursätra<br><br> 
  
Rom, Råstock,
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Rom, Råstock<br><br> 
  
Sjudaretorp, Skans Brontorp, Skattegården Djusätra, Skattegården Värsås, Skolhuset, Slotten, Spänget, Stenbäcken, Stenporten, Stommen, Storegården Djursätra, Storslätten, Svenaskogen (Svensskogen) Svensbacken, Svenstorp, Sörgården Brumstorp, Sörgården Värsås,
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Sjudaretorp, Skans Brontorp, Skattegården Djusätra, Skattegården Värsås, Skolhuset, Slotten, Spänget, Stenbäcken, Stenporten, Stommen, Storegården Djursätra, Storslätten, Svenaskogen (Svensskogen) Svensbacken, Svenstorp, Sörgården Brumstorp, Sörgården Värsås<br><br>
  
Timaden, Torbjörnstorp, Trädgårdstorpet, Tästaryd,
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Timaden, Torbjörnstorp, Trädgårdstorpet, Tästaryd<br><br> 
  
Vallhall, Värsås Lilla, Väsrås Lillegården, Värsås Skattegården, Värsås Stom, Värsås Sörgården, Västergården Djursätra,
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Vallhall, Värsås Lilla, Väsrås Lillegården, Värsås Skattegården, Värsås Stom, Värsås Sörgården, Västergården Djursätra<br><br> 
  
Ängastugan, Ässet,
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Ängastugan, Ässet<br><br> 
  
Ödegärdet, Ödegärdet under Djurström, Örjanstorp,
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Ödegärdet, Ödegärdet under Djurström, Örjanstorp
  
 
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*'''Surrounding Parishes'''
 
*'''Surrounding Parishes'''
  
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== Collections  ==
 
== Collections  ==
 
===Census Records===
 
===Census Records===
 
*[[Sweden Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)]]--explanation of this church record which is functionally the census of Sweden.
 
*[[Sweden Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)]]--explanation of this church record which is functionally the census of Sweden.
*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10180/sweden-household-examination-books-1880-1920?s=218489221 Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920], ($), index and images. Also on Also on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9731 '''Ancestry.com'''], ($), [http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=skaraborg&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and [https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=V%C3%A4stra+G%C3%B6talands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard '''SVAR'''] ($).
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*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10180/sweden-household-examination-books-1880-1920?s=218489221 Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920], ($), index and images. Also on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9731 '''Ancestry.com'''], ($), [http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=skaraborg&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and [https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=V%C3%A4stra+G%C3%B6talands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard '''SVAR'''] at Riksarkivet.
 
===Church Records===
 
===Church Records===
  
 
====Online Database Church Records====
 
====Online Database Church Records====
 
The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). 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.'')  
 
The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). 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.'')  
:*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1978775?collectionNameFilter=false '''FamilySearch Historical Records'''].  
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:*{{RecordSearch|1978775|'''Sweden, Skaraborg Church Records, 1612-1921; index 1625-1860'''}} at FamilySearch.  
 
:*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-Sweden/sweden?s=218489221 '''MyHeritage.com'''] ($),  
 
:*[https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-Sweden/sweden?s=218489221 '''MyHeritage.com'''] ($),  
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc=25&dbSort=1&sbo=1&title=Sweden&keyword=& '''Ancestry.com'''] ($),   
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/cardcatalog.aspx#ccat=hc=25&dbSort=1&sbo=1&title=Sweden&keyword=& '''Ancestry.com'''] ($),   
 
:*[http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=skaraborg&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and  
 
:*[http://www.arkivdigital.se/search?q=skaraborg&commit=search '''Arkiv Digital'''] ($), and  
:*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=V%C3%A4stra+G%C3%B6talands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard '''SVAR'''] ($).
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:*[https://sok.riksarkivet.se/digitala-arkiv?Arkivsok=&EndastDigitaliserat=false&Lan=V%C3%A4stra+G%C3%B6talands+l%C3%A4n&Arkivtyp=Kyrkoarkiv&AvanceradSok=False&PageSize=20&typAvLista=Standard '''SVAR'''] at Riksarkivet.
  
 
====Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden====
 
====Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden====
 
:These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
 
:These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:
::*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/sweden-an-introduction-to-arkivdigital/886 Sweden: An Introduction to ArkivDigital]
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::*{{LearningCenter2|400|Sweden: An Introduction to ArkivDigital}}
 
::*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/67 Use the Full Scope of Arkiv Digital for Swedish Genealogy]<br>
 
::*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/67 Use the Full Scope of Arkiv Digital for Swedish Genealogy]<br>
  
 
====Family History Library Records  ====
 
====Family History Library Records  ====
Click [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=148596&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Sweden%2C%20Skaraborg%22 '''Sweden, Skaraborg Records'''] for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Library, that may be viewed on loan at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ family history center] near you. Click on "Places within Sweden, Skaraborg and then select your parish.
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Click [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=148596&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Sweden%2C%20Skaraborg%22 '''Sweden, Skaraborg Records'''] for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Library, that may be digitized.  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>Click on "Places within Sweden, Skaraborg and then select your parish.
 
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=== Related Sources  ===
 
=== Related Sources  ===
{{Click|Image:Sweden_ORP.png|Sweden Online Genealogy Records}}[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
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{{Click|Image:Sweden_ORP.png|Sweden Online Genealogy Records}}[[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups]]
  
 
===Help Reading Swedish Records===
 
===Help Reading Swedish Records===
*You do not have to be fluent in Swedish to read these records!  The have a limited vocabulary: mother, father, born, bride, groom, married, etc. The rest of the content will be names, dates, and places, which do not need translation.  
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*You do not have to be fluent in Swedish to read these records!  They have a limited vocabulary: mother, father, born, bride, groom, married, etc. The rest of the content will be names, dates, and places, which do not need translation.  
 
*[[Swedish Genealogical Word List|This '''Swedish Word List''']] covers typical  terms found in the records.  
 
*[[Swedish Genealogical Word List|This '''Swedish Word List''']] covers typical  terms found in the records.  
 
*[http://swedishgenealogyguide.com/dictionaries/swedish-historical-dictionary-database-shdd '''Swedish Historical Dictionary Database, SHDD''']: 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''']: This interactive dictionary allows you to enter a word in the search box and receive the translation.  
 
*[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for: Sweden|'''Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)''']] and [[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Sweden|'''Feast Day Lists (Fixed and Moveable)''']] will help you translate dates written in feast day form.  
 
*[[Moveable Feast Day Calendar for: Sweden|'''Feast Day Calendar (Moveable)''']] and [[Fixed and Moveable Feast Days for: Sweden|'''Feast Day Lists (Fixed and Moveable)''']] will help you translate dates written in feast day form.  
*Denmark surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study [[Sweden Names, Personal|'''Sweden Names, Personal''']].
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*Sweden surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study [[Sweden Names, Personal|'''Sweden Names, Personal''']].
 
*For help with reading the column headings found in more recent records, see [[Media:Swedenish_Par_Reg_and_Exam_headings.pdf|Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings]].
 
*For help with reading the column headings found in more recent records, see [[Media:Swedenish_Par_Reg_and_Exam_headings.pdf|Swedish Parish Register and Household Exam Roll Headings]].
*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'''].
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*Instructions, document examples, and translations are given for [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMIUyk19Q5Q '''Reading Swedish Birth and Christening Records 1717'''], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VszQTkluERk '''1752'''], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZgh-3v2Vhw '''1771'''], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLdSHQjyu0 '''1792'''], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP8xTy-IAPE '''1803'''], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcXgfbDIfpM '''1834'''], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLS0zRxvbss '''1854'''].
  
 
===Help Reading Old Handwriting===
 
===Help Reading Old Handwriting===
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?resultListItem=1&fq=place%3A%22Sweden%22&fq=skill_level%3A%22Beginner%22&fq=subjects_en%3A%22Instruction%20and%20methodology%2FEducation%2F%22 '''Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1''']  
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:*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL0wFoBaCXs '''Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 1''']  
:*[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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1yNb4BOIec '''Spelling and Phonetics for Swedish Genealogy, Lesson 2'''] — Names, dates, and key genealogical words
:*[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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBN4XbXosGU '''Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy: Put It All Together, Lesson 3''']
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/birth-and-christening-records-for-swedish-genealogy/1223 '''Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy''']
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:*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge7vsmb0ngQ '''Birth and Christening Records for Swedish Genealogy''']
  
 
*'''Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records:''' (free, online lessons at FamilySearch):
 
*'''Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records:''' (free, online lessons at FamilySearch):
**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-1-scandinavian-gothic-letters/255 Lesson 1: '''Scandinavian Gothic Letters'''],  
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**{{LearningCenter2|58|Lesson 1: '''Scandinavian Gothic Letters'''}},  
**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-2-names-words-and-dates/257 Lesson 2:''' Names, Words, and Dates'''], and  
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**{{LearningCenter2|59|Lesson 2: '''Names, Words, and Dates'''}}, and  
**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-scandinavian-gothic-handwritten-records-lesson-3-handwritten-records/256 Lesson 3: '''Handwritten Records''']<br>
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**{{LearningCenter2|60|Lesson 3: '''Handwritten Records'''}}<br>
  
 
===Help With Research Objectives and Strategies===  
 
===Help With Research Objectives and Strategies===  

Latest revision as of 12:27, 11 October 2018


Guide to Värsås Parish, Sweden ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Vretens Church
Värsås Church

History[edit | edit source]

(write information such as: how old the parish is, interesting facts about the parish, what alternate names it has, or any boundary changes.)

Värsås Parish, Skaraborg, Sweden Genealogy
Jurisdictions
Stift add here
Pastorat add here
Län Skaraborg
Landskap Västergötland
Härad add here
Tingslag add here
Domsaga add here
Fögderi add here
Kommun add here
Militär indelning add here


Place Names[edit | edit source]

Allmänningstorp

Baståsen, Bengtstorp, Björkelund, Björkåsen, Björstorp, Bohus, Borgen, Brittenäs, Brogården Djursätra, Brontorp, Brontorps Skans, Brumstorp Hulegården, Brumstorp Mellangården, Brumstorp Nordgården, Brumstorp Sörgården, Brunnsgården Djursätra

Djurström, Djursätra Brogården, Djursätra Brunnsgården, Djursätra Prästgården, Djursätra Skattegården, Djursätra Storegården, Djursätra Västergården

Esbjörntorp

Fagerberg, Fagerlund, Fallet (hemman), Fallet under Brontorp, Fattigstugan

Gudmundstorp

Hagen, Hulagården Brumstorp, Hästhagen

Intagan

Johanneberg, Jonstorp

Kivenabeen, Klockaretorp, Korphult, Krogen, Kungsliden, Kustorp, Kyrkebråten

Larstorp, Ledet, Ledet under Bronstorp, Liahult, Lilla Värsås, Lillegården Värsås, Lybeck, Löfåsen

Medskog, Mellangården Brumstorp, Månstorp

Nordgården Brumstorp, Nybygget underBrumstorp Hulegården

Ormbacken

Perekullen, Perstorp, Prästgården Djursätra

Rom, Råstock

Sjudaretorp, Skans Brontorp, Skattegården Djusätra, Skattegården Värsås, Skolhuset, Slotten, Spänget, Stenbäcken, Stenporten, Stommen, Storegården Djursätra, Storslätten, Svenaskogen (Svensskogen) Svensbacken, Svenstorp, Sörgården Brumstorp, Sörgården Värsås

Timaden, Torbjörnstorp, Trädgårdstorpet, Tästaryd

Vallhall, Värsås Lilla, Väsrås Lillegården, Värsås Skattegården, Värsås Stom, Värsås Sörgården, Västergården Djursätra

Ängastugan, Ässet

Ödegärdet, Ödegärdet under Djurström, Örjanstorp


To see what kind of place it is you will need a Swedish Gazetteer.

  • Surrounding Parishes


Collections[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Online Database Church Records[edit | edit source]

The easiest way to access the Swedish Church Records is through the internet, using these five sites (see links to specific collections below). 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.)

Help Using ArkivDigital: Online Databases for Sweden[edit | edit source]

These lessons will teach you how to use ArkivDigital:

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Sweden, Skaraborg Records for a full listing of microfilmed records (some digitized online) at the Family History Library, that may be digitized. 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.
Click on "Places within Sweden, Skaraborg and then select your parish.

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

{{{link}}}Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

Help Reading Swedish Records[edit | edit source]

Help Reading Old Handwriting[edit | edit source]

Help With Research Objectives and Strategies[edit | edit source]

Sweden Research Strategies


References[edit | edit source]

Värsås, Husförhörslängd 1833-1843, Ortregister