Helpful links for Swedish genealogical researchers
Swedish Genealogical and Historical Societies
Swedish Genealogical Resources
- An Introduction to ArkivDigital
This 6-minute video lesson will teach you how to find records of your Swedish ancestors by using ArkivDigital, an online database with about 40 million images of Swedish church records and other historical records. You will learn how to access ArkivDigital and locate parish registers.
- Augustana College – Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
- Bygdeband – local history website
A portal for access to local historical society information all across Sweden.
- Cyndi's List – Sweden/Sverige
- Genealogy.com Sweden Forum
- Lantmäteriet Historical Maps
- McPherson County Old Mill Museum
- Movable Feast Days
Often, the Swedish Church Records reference birth, death and other dates relative to the church's liturgical calendar. This site will tell you the calendar dates for each year.
- Swedish Abbreviations
This is a guide to help you understand the most commonly used abbreviations that you fill find in the Swedish Church records. This section lists key abbreviations in Swedish and the English words with the same or similar meanings.
- Swedish American Genealogist (magazine)
- Swedish American Genealogy and Local History (Library of Congress)
- Swedish American Heritage Online
- Swedish Genealogy – from an Ethnological Viewpoint
This website has some interesting .pdf files available for download that provide insight into Swedish customs and traditions.
- Swedish Handwriting Interpretation tool (tyda)
This tool will help you identify longer words when you can only make out a few letters. It gives you handwriting sample visuals as well.
- Swedish historical dictionary
Online dictionary of old Swedish terms. Search for beginning, middle or end of word. Compiled by Geoffrey Fröberg Morris.
- Swedish Insurance Company Records
Detailed insurance valuations and maps covering churches, mansions, cottages and farms 1782-1951
- Swedish Län – with parish maps
Drill down in this website and you can find maps that show the geographical extent of parishes within each Swedish län.
- Swedish Military Uniforms
- Swedish Parish index
Detailed information for every parish in Sweden, including (in some cases) a list of farm names. From the FamilySearch wiki.
- Swedish Parish map
Google map with most Swedish parishes located.
- Swedish-American Newspapers
This site has a collection of searchable, translatable Swedish-American newspapers. Great source for obituaries and other information about immigrant ancestors.
- Use the Full Scope of Arkiv Digital for Swedish Genealogy
Presenter is Geoffrey Fröberg Morris, AG®, who has been a guest speaker here at SGSC many times. This 35-minutes hands-on webinar shows you 12 steps to get the most of Arkiv Digital. Be sure to download the class handout and follow the steps. This content is useful for all levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
- Word list for Swedish estate inventories
Excellent vocabulary list for Swedish Bouppteckning (estate inventory) research
General Genealogical Resources
- Guide to Swedish-American Archival and Manuscript Sources in the United States
This link sends you to the Denver Public Library catalong listing for a 1983 publication that identifies original manuscript sources pertaining to Swedish-American immigrants.
- Scandinavian Seamen’s Church
A BBC news feature about a Scandinavian church in Liverpool, England.
- Thesis: The Role of the Swedish People in the History of Colorado
Master's thesis by Elmer Carlson,, 1936. "It is the purpose of this study to ascertain the role of the Swedish people in the history of Colorado. To determine the number, quality, and distribution by geography and occupations of the Swedish immigrants in Colorado and to find out and make appraisal of the parts Swedish individuals have played in the famous episodes of Colorado history and in the unremitting toil attendant upon the building of a commonwealth, should be a contribution to the history of the state."