Resources for Gothenburg, Sweden

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Resources for Gothenburg, Sweden

This page aims at collecting resources for Gothenburg (Göteborg) town in Sweden before the many incorporations of surrounding parishes during the 1900s, and the great municipality reform of 1971, when Gothenburg, like all other towns in Sweden, ceased being a stad in the old sense (see Wikipedia Stad (Sweden) in Wikipedia.)

Gothenburg history

The history of Gothenburg from its heavily fortified inception as a western outpost of Sweden at the mouth of Göta Älv, surrounded by territories under the crown of Denmark, is summarized in Wikipedia: Wikipedia on the history of Gothenburg.

Map of Gothenburg 1884

Church archives for the parishes of Gothenburg are available (free of charge) at Riksarkivet SVAR.

Gothenburg Parishes that have a category in WikiTree

Since the early parishes of Gothenburg were non-territorial, it can be quite difficult to figure out where to look for a birth record or household record.


Resources in Swedish, site Göteborgsforskning with a number of very good articles by Per Clemensson.
Some info ought to be picked up and translated.

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