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MAPS of SWEDEN for Genealogical Research
See also Scandinavian Research (all) page

01. Rail Europe Map of Sweden showing train routes.

02. Topographical Map of Sweden at Rail Europe (using Norway's rail map!) - great colors adding to visibility for major rivers, valleys, canyons, etc. (clearer to view than Google satellite maps!)

03. Simple topographical map drawing of Sweden with major towns.

SOURCES and GUIDES for Swedish Genealogical Research

01. Riksarkivet - The National Archives and the Regional State Archives of Sweden - homepage.
Archives for central government records since the 17th century (regional records are contained in regional archives).

Krigsarkivet, The Military Archives was founded in 1805, and keeps military records from the 16th century onwards.

SVAR - Svensk Arkivinformation (see below) is a Department of this Archives>

(Thanks to Karen for the following 4 database links & descriptions):

02. SVAR - Svensk Arkivinformation - Department of the National Archives of Sweden - click on “In English” at left.
(Note: Use Search to see available parishes.)

Swedish Censuses for 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900.

Seamen's database; Convicts database; Fire Insurance records.

Court Records; Church Records; Military Records.

Generic index name search is free, but paid subscription is required for access to information (varying access periods/rates). Data on CD’s also available for purchase.

03. ArkivDigital - Swedish Church and other Historical Records, newly photographed in color and available online for a fee (varying access periods/rates). This database is now available FREE at the L.A. Family History Library (where our Scandinavian group holds its meetings).

A member of the Nordic Genealogy Society can help you get started using this wonderful research resource. Members often come to the library early, before our meetings, and we usually allow time after our meetings to aid others with research - let us know in advance if you would like assistance and we will try to arrange for one of our knowledgeable members to meet with you before or after our meeting.

Swedish Church Records. New direct digital scans in color. It has an easy online user interface, and contains Over 28 million images!

Other Historical Records, also scanned in color.

04. Släkdata www.slä Family Data - This is a non profit organization which is indexing parish registers and making them available FREE to genealogists. (Note that this is an incomplete collection.)

You can use Google Translate to translate this page into English.

For Birth/Marriage/Death search (via Google Translator) click on “Free searchable Database of Genealogy”, or on “Registerliste” tab.

Some data is in Excel (typed) format and downloadable; other information is only available for purchase in CD format from the Swedish Genealogy Association bookstore.

Their news section includes tips on new items available through OTHER online sites - and older “news” lists are also available to review! There are also links to other Swedish research sites (e.g. graves).

05. Genline - Swedish Genealogy Online is a fee-based genealogy database.

Scanned and partially indexed Swedish Church Records, including Birth/Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, and Household Examinations (i.e. a church households census).

Civil Birth, Marriage, and Death records for 1897-1937 are being added from the Statistics Sweden (SCB), a Swedish government agency. (Note: Genline is now owned by, but they will supposedly keep it separate, for now.)

06. Research Archives of Umeå University, including the 1890 Swedish Census for specified counties.

07. Demografisk Databas Södra Sverige is a free database (partial) for church records of births, marriages, and deaths in Southern Sweden - Skåne, Blekinge and Halland. Their goal is to include all church records for the period 1650-1900.

08. 1890 Swedish Census (selected counties available online).

09. Central Soldier Register The project is run by Garnisionsmuseet of Skövde and the project Centre for Local History at the University of Linköping. Their database is based on materials from the (1682-1901) Classification Board. At present, the database has 210,723 records of soldiers and sailors. The database is updated several times a year.

10. Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden

See articles by our Nordic Genealogical Society member Paul Wahlquist in their E-Zine Rooted in Sweden for English-Speaking genealogists.

The Society website also includes Blogs, a Forum (part in English), and an Archive where members can store their family research online (uploaded via GEDCOM and access by the public is apparently at the member's choice).

More Links coming soon from our members.

Note that for websites written in Swedish, you can use Google Translate to translate the text of the page into English (text in images will not be automatically translated - you will need to type in such text manually).
Also, when using Google Translate, note the small typewriter icon - click on this typewriter to select Swedish letters not found in the English keyboard, to be included in the text you are typing as input for Google translation.