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Swedish Genealogy Sites

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Centers, Societies, Regional (Sweden)
Centers, Societies, Regional (United States)
Norwegian
Danish
Finnish

 

U.S. Arrivals
Canadian Genealogy
Maps of Sweden
Miscellaneous
Mailing Lists and Web Queries (Swedish)
Mailing Lists and Web Queries (United States/World)

 

How-To and Subscription

Swedish Genealogy How-To (worth getting to know)
Tracing Your Swedish Ancestry booklet now online
Provinces (landskap) vs. Counties (län)

SVAR: Swedish National Archives (scanned parish records & other images; *subscription required; click on "other languages" for software in English)
Arkiv Digital: scanned records online (Images in color; *Subscribe online or purchase CD-ROMs of your parish)
Swedish parish records at ancestry.com (*Subscription required)

LDS Sweden forum
Sweden Genealogy Gate

Searchable

LDS Scandinavian Vital Records Index search
Demographic Database Southern Sweden (some searchable vital records in Kristianstads, Malmöhus, Blekinge, and Hallands län) Click on British flag for software in English.
1890 Census in Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Jämtland, and Värmland counties (searchable, no charge)
New:
EmiWeb - Archives covering migration to and from Scandinavia (by subscription)


FamilySearch.org (records constantly added)

DIS Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden --Join DIS, submit your own computerized family tree to them, they will send you a list of any matches already in their vast database, and you will gain access to thousands of other Swedish family tree submissions, all for a nominal annual fee.
Other searchable parish records (some free, some by subscription)

Central Swedish Soldier Register
Stockholm City Archives (some inhabitants of Stockholm 1878-1926)

Name index to these books dealing with Swedes in Illinois:
Nelson, O.M. The Swedish Element in Rockford, Ill.: O.M. Nelson, 1940.
Nelson, O.M. Swedish Settlements in Iowa and Western Illinois, 1938.
The Swedish Blue Book, Chicago Ill.: Swedish-American Pub. Co., 1927
Johnson, E. and Peterson, C. F. Svenskarne i Illinois. Chicago, Ill.: W. Williamson, 1880.

Name index to these dealing with Swedes in Texas:
Scott, Larry E. The Swedish Texans. San Antonio, Tex.: University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio, 1990.
Severin, Ernest. Svenskarne i Texas i Ord och Bild, 1838-1918. Austin, Tex.: E.L. Steck, 1919.

Name index to this book dealing with Swedes in California:
Skarstedt, Ernst. California och dess svenska befolkning. Seattle, Wash.: Washington printing co., 1910.

Name index to this book dealing with Swedes in Washington State:
Skarstedt, Ernst. Washington och dess svenska befolkning. Seattle, Wash.: Washington printing co., 1908.


The San Francisco Call database 1869-1895 (many Swedes listed)

Centers, Societies, and Regional (Sweden)

Gävleborg County Migration Research Center in Alfta
Farmhouses of Hälsingland (in Swedish)
Helsingebilder Historical and cultural photos from Hälsingland (commercial)
Ragunda Emigrant Center - Jämtland

Emigrant center from Falköping area--submit your ancestors' names!
The Swedish Migration Center (formerly Emigrantregistret & the Sweden-America Center)

The Genealogical Society of Jämtland County
Karlskoga (Örebro län) Heritage Society

Gotland genealogy
Gotland inhabitants database to download to GEDCOM
Jonas Bronck Centre (founder of Bronx NY)

Genealogy in Skåne
Långören, Blekinge - Society for Kraak Family Descendants

Parish address search (in Swedish--type parish name in box labeled "Församlingsnamn;" click on "sök")
Addresses of Archives in Sweden (scroll down to your county. A link to its archives is below it.)
Cyndi's List of Swedish genealogy sites

Stockholm's Södermalm history, photos
Genealogical Society of Stockholm (in Swedish)

Centers, Societies, and Regional (United States)

Swedish Ancestry Research Association (SARA--Northeast U.S.)
Dalesburg Scandinavian Association (South Dakota)
Genealogical Societies in the U.S., by state (map)

Swedish Roots in Oregon
Jamestown Swedes (Chautauqua Co NY & Warren Co PA)
Scandinavian Fest in Jamestown NY
ScanFest in Budd Lake NJ

Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado
Cripple Creek, Colorado (Swedish mining community)
Svensk Hyllningsfest (festival held every other year in Lindsborg, Kansas)

Swedes in Texas
Texas Posten newspaper online
Munterville, Iowa Swedish Immigrant Monument
Amery Area Swedish Club (Northwest Wisconsin)

Iowa City Swedish Club
Thorsby, Alabama Swedish Fest

Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota

Maine Swedish Colony
Swedish Cemeteries in Polk County MN
Augustana Synod Pastors 1850-1962 (download)




Norwegian

Norwegian Passenger Indexes (Swedes from northern and western provinces who left from Norwegian ports). Under "Source Category" select 'Emigrants' and under "Sub-Category" select 'Registers'
Norwegian-American Genealogical Center in Madison, Wisconsin
Norwegian Shipping Index includes some Swedish ships that stopped off in Norway
Norwegian parish records online (Free--click on "English" at upper-right)

Danish

Danish Passenger Index Search (Thousands of Swedes from far southern provinces who left from Danish ports)
Danish parish records online (free)
Museum of Danish America, Elk Horn, Iowa
Danish Emigration Archives Aalborg, Denmark

Finnish

Finnish Institute of Migration (Search for Swede-Finns there)
Genealogical Society of Finland
Some Finnish parish records online (Free--click on the British flag for English)
Map of Finland with place name index
Swedish Finn Historical Society

U.S. Arrivals

EllisIslandRecords.org (New York 1892-1924 only) You will need to register as a user, but registration is free and easy to use.
EllisIslandRecords search engine that searches EllisIslandRecords.org and is far easier to use. Register as a user at EllisIslandRecords.org in order to view search results.
CastleGarden.org (New York 1830-1892 only) Free searches!
Boston arrivals (1848-1891, very incomplete)

FamilySearch now has many browseable U.S. port record images
How to find arrivals from Europe at US ports
Swedish-American Line 1915-1975 Tribute
Immigrant Ship Transcribers Guild

Canadian Genealogy

Canada Censuses
Atlas of Canada
Canada Family History Guide
Canada Gazzette searchable

inGeneas
Canadian Roots
Canadian Passenger Lists and other immigration databases
Immigrants to Canada

Maps of Sweden

Lantmäteriet historical maps
Stadskartan.se
Atlas of Regional Divisions in Sweden - see parish boundaries

Miscellaneous

Latter-Day Saints genealogy How-To page
Sweden-current telephone listings
Obituaries Help

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Genealogical Serendipity Stories
Hans Högman's Genealogy and History site (lots of good historical info in English)
About Sweden's military allotment system

Tips on Swedish names
language
history
Scandinavian Seminar Elderhostels - check back for updates

Viking/Sweden history
Swenson Center Facebook page (go there and "like" it!)

Mailing Lists and Web Queries (Swedish):

Subscribe to 'Swedes too' genealogy e-mail mailing list (formerly 'Swedes')
Subscribe to 'Sweden-L' genealogy e-mail list
Post queries on Swedish web site Anbytarforum (Click on U.S. flag and follow directions)
Genforum Swedish genealogy query page (now read-only)

Mailing Lists and Web Queries (U.S. or world-wide):

Roots-L list at Rootsweb.com
International, State, and County lists at Rootsweb
Sites for individual U.S. states and counties many have query pages

Other interesting non-genealogical links

Updated October 29, 2014

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