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Sources for Southern Swedish Records
Mon May 4, 2009 14:33 (XFF:

Hi -

You might find this site useful:

It has free transcriptions of birth, marriage and death records for parishes in Halland, Blekinge, Malmöhus and Kristianstad counties. It's a work in progress, so availability varies, but the price can't be beat.

As far as paid subscription services go, in addition to Genline there are also SVAR ( and Arkiv Digital ( Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. The quality of Arkiv Digital's images is fantastic, but their coverage of records at present is limited to about half of Sweden's counties. SVAR has more recent records in some cases than the others, but you will have to check each to see what is available for the parishes and time frame you are interested in.

Hope this helps -

Mark Johnson

  • great grandmother NilsdotterAnonymous, Thu Feb 26 17:23
    I would like to research this myself so I'm asking how to go about it. I'm looking for the parents of my great grandmother Johanne Kristine Nilsdotter born 08 May 1821 in Vastsra Karaby, Malmo. Where ... more
    • Swedish Researchtlhjch, Fri Feb 27 15:54
      Since you want to do it yourself the best site online that I have found is The record keeping method used in Sweden makes it easy to backtrack through the years. Good Luck and enjoy the... more
      • great grandmother NilsdotterJudith Davis, Fri Feb 27 20:24
        Thank you all for the information given. Much appreciated. Now I can get to work on the Genline. Thanks again, Judith
    • Re: great grandmother Nilsdotterpsogne, Fri Feb 27 09:21
      Genline 1414.32 of 1820 to 1831; 35800 pg. 37 of Household Records shows them living in Henkilstorp Tralse Grund, Vastra Karaby, Malmo; Nils Lord born Sextorp 9/30/1797, Lena Lindgren b. 10.14/1802... more
    • johannapsogne, Fri Feb 27 09:02
      The birth is correct on Genline; born Johanna Christina on May 8, christened 13th. Father in Nils Lord? (difficult to read) mother Sena Lindren is 18 years old when gave birth; Genline 1414.19;... more
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