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Sweden, Södermanland Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1640-1860
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Södermanland, Sweden
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Location of Södermanland, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years: 1604-1900
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Södermanland Kyrkoböcker
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Landsarkivet i Uppsala

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

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

The National Archives of Sweden has published guide to the Uppsala and Strängnäs domkapitels archive available as a PDF file.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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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, Södermanland Church Records, 1604-1900; index 1640-1860.

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]

The following parishes and number of records are included in the index as of 1 September 2016:

Place Baptism Marriage Burial
Aspö 3,253 950 2,995
Barva 1,932 672 1,577
Bergshammar 2,691 709 2,008
Bettna 6,642 1,735 4,317
Björkvik 12,931 3,265 8,903
Björnlunda 4,823 1,630 3,937
Blacksta 1,849 1,100 1,308
Bogsta 2,003 349 1,404
Bälinge 5,816 1,845 4,324
Bärbo 2,705 686 1,733
Dillnäs 1,556 445 1,360
Dunkers 7,606 2,509 5,720
Eskilstuna Kloster 17,619 4,530 16,169
Jäders 3,156 1,182 2,587
Nyköpings Alla Helgona 6,529 1,592 6,741
Sättersta 2,249 764 1,652

An inventory of all the images in this collection can be found at FamilySearch Digital Image Collection for Södermanland, Sweden

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person you are looking for
  • The place where they lived

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 the Parish
  2. Select the Records
  3. Select the 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
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference

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

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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