At conferences, we receive many questions from our English-speaking customers on where to find examples for reading the church books. Today, we would like to point out that we have some tutorials on our website. In addition, we want to point out a wonderful website that includes some instructional videos on reading birth records from the late 1800’s back to the early 1700’s using ArkivDigital images.
On our English website, you will find a section titled, Swedish Genealogy. In this section, you will find record examples with transcriptions and translations for birth, marriage, death, household examination and moving records and much more. Below are links to these tutorials.
- Introduction to Swedish Church Books
- 1700’s Birth Record Example
- 1800’s Birth Record Example
- 1700’s Marriage Record Example
- 1800’s Marriage Record Example
- 1700’s Death Record Example
- 1800’s Death Record Example
- Household Record Example
- Moving in and Moving out Records Example
Also, we would like to point out a wonderful website (swedishgenealogyguide.com) which is free that includes some wonderful instructional videos including among others “Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy” and several videos showing examples of reading birth records.
Click here to link to the learning center which lists the instructional videos.