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Sweden, Kronoberg Church Records, 1589-1921; index 1612-1860
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Kronoberg, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years: 1589-1921
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Kronoberg Kyrkoböcker
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Why Should I Look at This Collection?[edit | edit source]

You should use this collection if you are looking for baptism, marriage, or burial information on persons who lived in Kronoberg County, Sweden.

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

The collection consists of church records from the county of Kronoberg. It contains indexes to births, marriages, and deaths along with images of:

The records are handwritten in narrative style. Indexes will be published as they are completed.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Swedish. For help reading these records see Swedish Genealogical Word List, Sweden Handwriting, and Latin in Swedish Genealogical Records.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Sweden, Kronoberg Church Records, 1589-1921; index 1612-1860.

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

The church was the primary registrar of all vital events in Sweden. These records will contain births and baptisms, marriages, confirmations, movement in and out of the parish, and deaths and burials. The names of the principals of each event will generally be recorded, along with their residence and any other persons who may be associated with the event.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

For additional details about these records and help using them see Sweden Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records.

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

As of 17 April 2017, the index included the following records:

Parish Baptism Marriage Burial
Agunnaryd 7,978 1,988 5,690
Algutsboda 5,030 1,285 4,438
Almundsryd 0 0 0

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

You can search the index or view the images. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person you are looking for
  • The parish they lived in

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Parish
  2. Select Records
  3. Select Volume and Year to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing this Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches
  • Search the records of nearby parishes
  • Look at the actual image of the record to verify the information in the index

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Sweden.

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.