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Swedish Genealogy Sites

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Centers, Societies, Regional (Sweden)
Centers, Societies, Regional (United States & Canada)


U.S. Arrivals
Canadian Genealogy
Maps of Sweden
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

Hans Högman's extensive genealogy and history site
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 (*Subscription required)

LDS Sweden forum
Sweden Genealogy Gate


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)
EmiWeb - Archives covering migration to and from Scandinavia (by subscription) (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)
Swedish Local Heritage Federation
Royal Society for Swedish Culture Abroad (Riksföreningen Sverigekontakt)

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
Swedish Emigrant Institute in Växjö

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

Svenska Institutet
Stockholm's Södermalm history, photos

Genealogical Society of Stockholm (in Swedish)


Provincial Tourist Information

Eurotourism - Sweden
Swedish Royal Family

Centers, Societies, and Regional (United States & Canada)

Swedish Ancestry Research Association (SARA--Northeast U.S.)
American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis
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 (Lindsborg, Kansas biennial festival)
Rockford's Erlander Home Museum

American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia

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

American Scandinavian Association at Augustana
Iowa City Swedish Club
Thorsby, Alabama Swedish Fest

Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota

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

American Scandinavian Foundation
Swedish Finn Historical Society
Scandinavian Cultural Center at California Lutheran University

Augustana Heritage Assn (church)
Moline Swedish Friendship Association (Illinois)
Swedish-American Historical Society  (Chicago)

Augustana Scandinavian Department
North Park University Archives, Chicago

Swedish Consulate General, NYC

Swedish-American Newspaper Nordstjernan

Swedish Settlements

Andover, Henry Co., Illinois site
Jenny Lind Chapel, Andover, Illinois
Bishop Hill, Henry Co., Illinois site

Additional Bishop Hill site (with colonist/descendant index)
Scandinavian Directory to San Francisco Bay area
New Sweden, Maine

Swedish Colonial Society
Maine Swedish Colony


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 Shipping Index includes some Swedish ships that stopped off in Norway
Norwegian parish records online (Free--click on "English" at upper-right)

Vesterheim Norwegian Museum, Decorah, Iowa
Norwegian-American Genealogical Center in Madison, Wisconsin


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


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 (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 and is far easier to use. Register as a user at in order to view search results. (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

Swedes in Canada

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

Maps of Sweden

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


Swedish Immigration to North America
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
Notes on Swedish language
Timeline of Swedish history

Scandinavian Seminar Elderhostels - check back for updates
Swedish language adult and Elderhostel programs in Minnesota
Swedish language immersion program in Wisconsin

Viking/Sweden history
History of the Kingdom of Sweden
Swenson Center Facebook page (go there and "like" it!)
St. Barthélemy, West Indies

Mailing Lists and Web Queries (Swedish):

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

Updated February 20, 2015

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