Sweden, Stockholm City, Prison Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Prison
Collection years: 1844-1942
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Stockholm Stad, Fängelse Posten
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Stockholm City Archives


What Is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of records from Stockholm City prison (Centralfängelset Långholmen and Stockholms läns- och straffängelse) for the years 1844 to 1942.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of inmate
  • Birth date
  • Residence
  • Physical description
  • Reason for incarceration
  • Date of entrance
  • Date or release
  • Conditions of release

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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