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Resources for Stockholm, Sweden

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Resources for Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm - Stadens administrativa område 1913

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

Parishes and church records

The parishes of Stockholm, where the church records were kept, are categorized in Wikitree under Stockholm (AB). According to Nordisk Familjebok, Uggleupplagan (1917), Stockholm was at the time basically divided into 16 territorial parishes:

There were also a number of non-territorial parishes.

Archives are available for free at the Swedish National Archives (Riksarkivet SVAR), although they will either have to be searched for by name or picked out of the long list of parishes in Stockholm County:

Stockholm history

The history of Stockholm as the capital of Sweden is summarized in Wikipedia: Wikipedia on the history of Stockholm.

Karta över Stockholm på 1500-talet

Rotemansarkivet

The database Rotemansarkivet is based on the population registers kept by the Roteman offices in Stockholm from 1878 to 1926. The online database does not cover all districts, but it is nevertheless a marvellous resource for finding out where to in Stockholm country folk moving to the city went. In their home parishes it is usually only registered that they went to Stockholm, not specifically which parish, which is quite a "needle in haystack" situation. Rotemansarkivet gives you a clue to where in the church records to find your primary sources.

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Stockholm - Stadens administrativa område 1913
Stockholm - Stadens administrativa område 1913

Karta över Stockholm på 1500-talet
Karta över Stockholm på 1500-talet

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