Two of the best record types for locating ancestors are census records and religious institutions’ records, such as membership roles and parish registers. They place people in specific locations at particular points in time. Swedish Household Examination Books serve this purpose for genealogical research. MyHeritage.com (http://www.myheritage.com), with the assistance of ArkivDigital, has recently made more than 46 million indexed, digital images available at its website at http://www.myheritage.com. This article will discuss the background of these records, their contents, and will offer suggestions for how to translate Swedish words to English.
The Church of Sweden is the largest Christian church in that country and the largest Lutheran denomination in the world. It consists of thirteen dioceses, divided into parishes. The majority percent of Swedish citizens are members of this church.
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