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A person’s birth day, month, and year are key to correctly identifying an ancestor. Usually people find the birth information (or age) in other records first, such as the [[Sweden:_Household_Examination_Records_(Husförhörslängder)|Household Examination]] records and many other record types too. In Swedish research, the entry in the parish birth and christening record is considered the [[Primary_sources|primary source]] for this information. To do this, you must know 2 things:
*1. The approximate birth year
*2A person’s birth day, month, and year are key to correctly identifying an ancestor. The name of Usually people find the parish where the parents birth information (or motherage) were residing at in other records first, such as the time of [[Sweden: Household Examination Records (Husförhörslängder)|Household Examination]] records. In Swedish research, the entry in the parish birth or and christeningrecord is considered the [[Primary sources|primary source]] for this information.To find the birth records, you must know 2 things:
Sometimes finding the estimated year or parish where the birth is recorded can be a challenge. In situations like this, you must turn to other records for clues*1. Then after you find enough clues (The birthday or just the right clues) you can verify the actual at least an approximate birth and christening entry.year
*2. The good news is, name of the parish where the entire kingdom of Sweden was organized into parishes long before birth and christening records mother (or parents) were being written. This means residing at the majority time of births were recorded (back to when the parish records begin.) Unless there are gaps in the records, it’s not if a person’s birth was recorded, it’s where was it recordedor christening.
The table below Sometimes finding the estimated year or parish where the birth is recorded can be a list of Swedish records that show birth informationchallenge. The records have been ranked with the best source at the topIn situations like this, followed by others that might help. If you find a possible match in a record, but need help must turn to read or interpret the entry, go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=96?cid=wiki-forum FamilySearch Forums other records for Sweden] or the [http://wwwclues.facebook.com/SwedenGenealogy FamilySearch Sweden Genealogy Research] page in [http://www.facebook.com/ facebook] for assistance Then after you find enough clues (or just the information in right clues) you can verify the FamilySearch Forums is easier to use at a later dateactual birth and christening entry.)
The good news is, the entire kingdom of Sweden was organized into parishes long before birth and christening records were being written. This means the majority of births were recorded when they started recording that info. Unfortunately there are some gaps in the records, but the vast majority of births are recorded. So unless there is a gap, it’s not IF a person’s birth was recorded, it’s WHERE was it recorded.
The table below is a list of Swedish records that show birth information. The records have been ranked with the best source at the top, followed by others that might help.
If you find a possible match in a record, but need help to read or interpret the entry, go to the [http://www.facebook.com/SwedenGenealogy FamilySearch Sweden Genealogy Research] page in [http://www.facebook.com/ facebook] for assistance.  <br>  {| border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" border="1"
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! Name of Record
| Kyrkoräkenskaper
| Församlingar (parishes)
| These are the parish accounts records of donations and payments. It was expected to make a donation for a service provided. If an entry was not recordedin the birth and christening records, but you believe the parents lived in the parish at the time, check the parish accounts to see if a donation was made at the time of the christening. Time Period: 1600’s – 1800’s
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| Utdrag ur födelse- och dopböcker
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