Friday, March 03, 2006


GenLine is the place to find Swedish church records online: "over 15,438,277 images" (which probably means 15,438,278). Parish records date from the 16th to 20th centuries, and include births and baptisms, confirmations, banns and marriages, arrivals and departures, deaths and burials, church ledgers and household examination rolls. Fees run from 75 Swedish krona (about $10 US) for a 24-hour "Demo Grande," to 2690 SEK (about $344 US) for a year's subscription. (Notice that there are special offers for subscribers to certain genealogy magazines.) A 2004 article by Gary Shea provides a good introduction to the service.