SCB Material (Swedish Church Records from 1860)
The SCB material that Genline publishes in the Swedish Church Records archive comes from the LDS film. Between the years 1948 – 1963, the LDS filmed a large part of the original Swedish church books up to around the year 1895. However, the Swedish church books for Births, Marriages and Deaths were only filmed up to around the year 1859.
Because of this Genline has complemented the Swedish Church Records archive with material from Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån — SCB). This is a transcript of all the Swedish church books which includes Births, Marriages and Death from 1860 up to approximately 1940. The transcribed SCB material is not as complete as the actual Swedish church books. Information such as burial date, appointment of a godfather, and reason of death is missing. Occasionally transcriptions of household examinations are included in the SCB material.
The background to the existence of these books originates from a decision in 1860 that transcriptions of all the information regarding Births, Marriages and Deaths should be submitted to SCB to be used for statistics.
The SCB Material (Swedish Church Records from 1860) has been published as GIDx content in the Swedish Church Records archive. This means that it is now much easier to locate a parish in a SCB sequence by using a Search Place search within GFF.
Below is an example on how to locate a parish in a SCB sequence by using the Search Place search feature within GFF.
- Click on the Search Place button in the search window
- Search Place search window opens
- Select county, Skaraborg
- Select parish, scb_Skaraborg
- Enter Kestad in place field
- Click Search
You will see the results of all SCB GID numbers containing a reference for Kestad. Look for the GID number referencing the parish, Kestad births 1872.
- Select the GID number and the image of the first page for the births in Kestad for 1872 will appear
Genline has made available SCB Registers which will make working with the SCB material much easier. The SCB Registers have been done by customers of Genline and members of the association DIS ( Föreningen för Datorhjälp i Släktforskningen).
Available SCB Material (from 1860)