Sweden Genealogy Genline Workbook
The effort you make to find a parish and year for your immigrant ancestors
single most important task which confronts you as a genealogist. You will be
go into the Genline records only if you have a key that lets you in. Otherwise
Genline records are just so many volumes of no use to you.
For each branch of your ancestors, you need to find a key to open Genline.
So if you
had only one ancestor who came from Sweden, you need only one key. Likewise, if
has a married couple who came from Sweden, married before they came, you still
need one key if they were married in Sweden.
If you had two ancestors who came from Sweden you need a key for each. In my
four of my great grandparents came from Sweden. So I needed four keys to open
to each of the family branches.
Here are the keys which will open
Genline for you. Any one of these keys will
#1 The name of an immigrant ancestor from
Sweden, their birth date and the birth
#2 The name of an immigrant ancestor from
Sweden, their birth date and year of
#3 The name of an immigrant ancestor from
Sweden, their birth date and the name
of a parish where they lived and when they lived there.
Without a key, you won't know where to access the records you need. Of the
million images available through Genline, you won't know where to begin. With
key you can go right to the correct volume, and perhaps even to the right page
number. This is a dream situation made possible only through Emibas.
Let me clear up misconceptions you may have. You don't need to know where
was born. You don't need to know where the person died. Although either of these
will give you a point of entry into the records. So if you have a specific
name where you know your ancestor lived, and a general idea of when that was,
ready to enter the collection of church records. And you can expect to find
A bonus would be if you also have the farm name. That will give you a
in the volume. The process of looking through an entire volume can produce
But this brute force method will be quite time consuming. Yet sometimes it is
way to find a person.
The next eight pages of this workbook go on to help you with the various
might discover the details you will need to access Genline. Here is an
checklist which gives my evaluation of these different methods. These
are based on my experience. Your ability to obtain parish details could be
different. All of this is directed toward completing page 48 of this workbook.
Not Likely To
USA Swedish newspapers
Castle Gardens book
USA church records
Ellis Island book
Passport from Sweden
Passenger Ship Searches
CD's of records
Genealogies by others
Swedish Län Genealogi Groups Marriage license in USA
Marriage license in Sweden
Swedish computer club
The following list contains both
the current and historical parish location—a parish that has
been located in two counties will be listed in both counties.
Click on the Parish name to see all the volumes available for
(tot. 2677 st)
You may find it necessary to ask for the assistance of archive workers in
Sweden to identify the Parish of your ancestor. Here is a list of archives in
Svensk Arkivinformation, SVAR
S-880 40 Ramsele, Sweden
Telephone: 011-46-623-725 00
Fax: 011-46-623-725 55
S-831 31 Östersund, Sweden
Telephone: 011-46-63-10 84 85
Fax: 011-46-63-12 18 24
S-102 29 Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: 011-46-8-737 63 50
Fax: 011-46-8-737 64 74
Krigsarkivet (War Archives)
S-115 88 Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: 011-46-8-782 41 00
Fax: 011-46-8-782 69 76
Box 475, 651 11 Karlstad
Hööksgatan 2, Sweden
Telephone: 054 - 61 77 30
Telephone: 054 - 61 77 31
S-400 10 Göteborg, Sweden
Telephone: 011-46-31-778 68 00
Fax: 011-46-31-778 68 25
S-220 02 Lund, Sweden
Telephone: 011-46-19 70 00
Fax: 011-46-19 70 70
Stora Varvsgatan 11 N:4
S-211 19 Malmö, Sweden
Telephone: 011-46-40-10 53 00
Fax: 011-46-40-97 51 05
S-871 24 Härnösand, Sweden
Telephone: 011-46-611-835 00
Fax: 011-46-611-835 28
S-751 04 Uppsala, Sweden
Telephone: 011-46-18-65 21 00
Fax: 011-46-18-65 21 03
S-104 22 Stockholm, Sweden
Telephone: 011-46-8-785 83 00
Fax: 011-46-8-785 83 01
S-592 00 Vadstena, Sweden
Telephone: 011-46-143-130 30
Fax: 011-46-143-102 54
S-621 57 Visby, Sweden
Telephone: 011-46-498-21 05 14
Fax: 011-46-498-21 29 55
S-351 04 Växjö, Sweden
Tel: +46 470-201 20
Fax: +46 470-394 16
Kungliga Biblioteket (Royal Library) has a helpful collection
of published genealogies, manuscripts, histories, directories, maps, and
The Swenson Center
Probably the best source for details about Swedish Immigrants to the United
States is available at the Swenson Center in Rock Island, Illinois. Follow links
from this web page to view details of many kinds.
Here is a link rack for Sweden Genealogy
Here is a link rack with support
information for Sweden Genealogy Genline Workbook.
Available April 2006, this step-by-step workbook will help you identify and
locate your Swedish ancestors. With a computer connected to the internet,
thousands of resources are waiting to help you discover your pedigree. The
recently completed digitization of Swedish church records by Genline
opens the volumes of church records for even the smallest of villages for you to
pursue the records to identify your ancestors.
You will be assisted in finding the name, birth month and year of your
immigrant ancestors. Then these details are used to identify the parish from
which each immigrant ancestor originated before coming to North America. Once
the parish of origin is known through investigation, the real hunt begins for
the parents of each person. Then the hunt continues for their parents. And on
You can expect to go back 6 generations or more depending on your diligence
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see the pedigree developed by the author David
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a description of each topic covered in the workbook.
A heavy grade good quality acid free paper is used for the production of
this workbook to allow for it to be passed on from person to person over time.
The backs of each page remain blank so pertinent notes can be added to
personalize the workbook where appropriate. Further, each page is three hole
punched so the spiral binding can be removed and the pages eventually put in a
three ring binder. With this, pages can be added as needed.
8 1/2 inch by 11 inch 140 pages, three hole punched with a plastic spiral
binding. Written in English.
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Postpaid to any foreign address that accepts USPS Global Priority Mail $35.
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your interests about Sweden.
Here are a collection of hyperlinks which direct your computer to information
about Sweden. Follow the topic which is of interest to you. Use your back button
to return to this page. Or set this page as a shortcut with a right click. Or
select it as a favorite. All are for Sweden.
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