Sunday, February 27, 2011

Geneabloggers Church Record Sunday - Swedish Household Examinations (Husförhörslängder also called Skriftebok)


Church Record Sunday – describe a specific church record or a set of records held by a church or denomination and how they can assist genealogists. This is an ongoing series developed by Gena Philibert Ortega at Gena’s Genealogy.

These records showed every individual in a household much like a census they include name, exact date and place of birth, and relationship to the head of the household. If soneone has moved, the village they moved to is also noted. By pinpointing the exact place and date of birth, You know exactly where to find a birth record.

In Sweden, it was required to get permission from thechurch to move from one area to another. The lists for these permissions were called Moving in and out records (Inflyttnings- och Utflyttningsländer). In appearance they are like ledger books with columns for various information.