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Swedish collections on Ancestry

Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1870-1941

10,6 million indexed birth records from the Sweden, Church Records collection with SCB-records for the years 1880 to 1941.

Sweden, Church Records, 1500-1941

21 million images scanned from microfilm/microfiche of the original church records.

Sweden, Births from the Swedish Death Index, 1901-2006

Birth information for over 7.5 million individuals who died in Sweden between 1901 and 2006.

Swedish Emigration Records, 1783-1951

Various Swedish emigration records from 1783-1951.

Public Member Trees

Ancestry members' public family trees.



* A Swedish website with some content available in English.

Rötter *

Genline has a collaboration agreement with The Federation of Swedish Genealogical Societies and their genealogy portal is known as Rötter. This is a rich source of Swedish genealogical information.


Stockholm City Archive *

If you are trying to find an ancestor in one of the parishes in Stockholm and don't have exact information about date and year of birth then you can try the free registers at Stockholm City Archives.

These registers are available as PDF and OCR files and organized in alphabetical order by family name which reference the church book volume and page number where you can find the original record entry.

The information contained in these registers will assist you in finding these people in Genline’s Swedish Church Records archive using Genline FamilyFinder.

Download the Stockholm City Archives.doc (Doc) guide for using the Stockholm City Archives.


Lantmateriet *

Lantmäteriet is the Swedish mapping, cadastral and land registration authority and has a historical map archive online.

Lantmateriets Historical Maps


Here’s a useful link which will guide you to further information related to your genealogy research.  These are all searchable online databases or informative tools.


The House of Genealogy - Leksand

The House of Genealogy in Leksand assists in genealogical matters and can help you read the hand writing used in the Swedish Church Records archive.


Sverige Atlas *

Want to find the exact position of your ancestors’ village and home? This link is an atlas giving the geographical positions in Latitude and Longitude. There are 104, 449 locations online and about 300,000 in the database offline.



A very helpful portal for Swedish emigrants. SweGGate focuses on Swedish genealogy and offers a lot of additional information on Sweden.



In the event you don't know the parish that your ancestors came from and if they were living in Sweden during the year of 1890, you may look into the Arkion database, www.arkion.se, which provides search capability of the 1890 census. Part of the 1870, 1880 and 1900 census are also available. This site is mostly in Swedish but has a small English section. You can do a basic search in the 1890 census for free - choose "Sök in 1890."


Genealogy in Sweden

Everything you need to know before you begin your research in Swedish genealogy.


The Swedish Schoolnet: Swedish-English Dictionary

A very easy-to-use internet translation site. Simply enter the Swedish word in the text field and click translate.


Riksskatteverket *

The Swedish Tax Agency's (Riksskatteverkets) catalogued list of the Swedish parishes throughout time (svenska församlingarna genom tiderna). You will find the list by clicking the link 'Förteckning' from the 'Navigering' box on the right hand side of the page.


The Swedish Emigrant Institute *

Genline's service is available at The Swedish Emigrant Institute in Växjö, Sweden.


Sveriges Television - 'Din släktsaga'

During the fall of 2003, SVT will be broadcasting a TV-program pertaining to genealogy which is an excellent connection to Genline. The program is called ”Din släktsaga”.

The idea behind the program is that individual TV viewers can turn to SVT with their family research story. The starting point could be a photograph, letter, or diary or some other article that is a memory of someone that has lived a few generations before us. These are stories we have never heard before which can give us a good picture of times gone by.



One the largest websites on genealogy covering a wide range of areas.


Ellis Island

One excellent source of information about thousands of Swedes and other Europeans that immigrated to America over several decades.



Free access to an extraordinary database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. Over 73 million Americans can trace their ancestors to this early immigration period.


Cyndi's List

Also a very useful website for the genealogical world.



Yet another website that gives the opportunity to search your relatives that have made the trip across the Atlantic to America.


Family Search

Perhaps the biggest of all websites with genealogical information administered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – also known as the Mormons.