The Swedish society in the nineteenth century can be hard to understand. It’s far from what the western world is today. Some of the history even differs from the rest of Europe. Here are eleven quick facts and busted myths that will help you with your family history in Sweden.
1. The most important records for family history in Sweden are church records
Every year, the priests checked the reading and the understanding of scriptures in the parish. In connection with this, each person was entered into household records. That’s the most useful record in Swedish genealogy. The church also kept the birth ...