Sweden Genealogy Genline Workbook
Advanced Search Methods
As you search the Swedish church records, you will likely encounter
to your progress. For example, if you are looking for a specific year in a
that has many years in it, quite a bit of time will be needed to find the year
want. This is because the Genline folks have not gotten around to identifying
year of each page. What this means is that you will encounter a volume with
records taking up 200 pages and covering, say, seventy years. There is no way
know where exactly to begin looking except to guess. I call it the hunt and
method. Now this would be a great way to find the year you want if you
looking at the actual book. Just flip the pages back and forth until you
the year you want.
But you are not flipping anything. You are downloading, from Sweden, a
image of a record which is transmitted over the internet. This can take a
minutes each depending on your computer capabilities, your connection speed
your ISP, the use of the internet by others, and the use of Genline data storage
Genline in Sweden.
So a better method might be the proportionality techniques which I take five
in this workbook to explain because it is that useful, that necessary, and that
The techniques are of my own invention based on necessity. I just got too tired
hunt and peck. So I devised a math technique which work for me and I'm sure it
work for you. Give it a try. You'll find this technique described on pages 91-95
A description follows on page 96 to help you find an ancestor when the given
in HER seems correct but you can not find the record. Another helpful tool you
want to create is an index for a volume you plan to use quite often. I did this
a birth record for Bj”rk”. Once I had it complete, I found it sped up my
details. The time spent to create it was well worth it. More on page 96.
Ultimately, you're going to need help when you are unable to find a certain
in the records. One possibility is to send a letter to people with the same
name who currently live in Sweden. The postage will be reasonable. Ask them for
Send what you know and ask a question. Provide your email address so an answer
not cost them anything to send. More on page 97.
Make A Telephone Call
You may even want to call a relative, once found, to ask for help. Through
modern telephone system, a call to Sweden from the USA is about $2.50 for 60
if you use the 1010987 number. More on page 98.
Try Court Records
As the ultimate desperation method, you may want to access the H„r„d court
the parish you are working on. Although the documents are all in Swedish, you
able to distinguish the name of your ancestor, if present. You can print the
ask for help with the translation.
Find microfilm of Häräd Swedish court records at:
Genealogy is an
easy habit to quit.
I've done it hundreds of times.