Sverige, Stockholm stad—Register til kyrkoböcker, 1546–1927


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click on the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain a birth or baptism index, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Then continue to the next image, or submit the batch.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Child's Surname

Child's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as den yngre or spädbarn, with the name.

If a name was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stood for, enter the full name. If you cannot determine what the abbreviation stood for, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Augustsdotter Johansson

Click here to see an example: Malström

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as den yngre or spädbarn, with the name.

If a name was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stood for, enter the full name. If you cannot determine what the abbreviation stood for, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Anders

Click here to see an example: Eleonora Maria Eugenia

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If it isn't clear whether a date refers to the birth date, the baptism date, or the registry date, index the date in this field.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1701

Birth Month

Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.

If it isn't clear whether a date refers to the birth date, the baptism date, or the registry date, index the date in this field.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Apr

Birth Day

Birth Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If it isn't clear whether a date refers to the birth date, the baptism date, or the registry date, index the date in this field.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 17

Baptism Year

Baptism Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1730

Baptism Month

Baptism Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Jun

Baptism Day

Baptism Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 12

Father’s Surname

Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as den äldre or herr, with the name.

If a name was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stood for, enter the full name. If you cannot determine what the abbreviation stood for, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Andersson

Father’s Given Names

Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as den äldre or herr, with the name.

If a name was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stood for, enter the full name. If you cannot determine what the abbreviation stood for, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Baltzar

Father's Occupation

Father's Occupation

Type the father's occupation that was listed on the record. The father's occupation was often listed after his name.

If the occupation was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Smed

Mother’s Surname

Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as fru or fröken, with the name.

If a name was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stood for, enter the full name. If you cannot determine what the abbreviation stood for, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Ehrenfelt

Mother’s Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the parts of the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in this field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as fru or fröken, with the name.

If a name was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stood for, enter the full name. If you cannot determine what the abbreviation stood for, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not change the spelling to a modern standard. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Wendla

Mother's Occupation

Mother's Occupation

Type the mother's occupation that was listed on the record.

If the occupation was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Series Number

Series Number

Type the series number of the original record. The series number will usually be separated from the volume number with a ":" (colon). Type the numbers, letters, or roman numerals that precede the colon in this field. For example, if the series and volume number was indicated as "C:1" on the record, you would index it as C.

The series number may be dittoed or copied from a previous record. If it is evident from the record that the series number was dittoed from previous records, be sure to index the dittoed series number in this field.

If roman numerals were recorded as part of the volume number, index the roman numeral in this field. Don't translate it into an Arabic number.

If the series was not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: CIaI

Volume Number

Volume Number

Type the volume number of the original record. The volume number will usually be separated from the series number with a ":" (colon). Type the number that follows the colon in this field. For example, if the series and volume number was indicated as "C:1" on the record, you would index it as 1.

The volume number may be dittoed or copied from a previous record. If it is evident from the record that the volume number was dittoed from previous records, be sure to index the dittoed volume number in this field.

If roman numerals were recorded as part of the volume number, index the roman numeral in this field. Don't translate it into an Arabic number.

If the series was not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 14

Page Number

Page Number

Type the page number referenced in the index entry.

If the page number includes a letter, such as a "v" or an "r," include the letter with the page number, retaining any spaces that were shown in the original index.

If the page number was not recorded, press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 479 v