get into Swedish genealogy it does not take long
before you find out just how important the name of the parish is. It is in
the parish records that you will find most records that you need to
identify your ancestors: birth records, death & burial records, marriages,
records of people who moved into or who left the parish. Mostly you do
not need to look elsewhere even if court records with for instance estate
inventories are well worth learning more about since they will tell you how your
Here is my collection of 18 churches
from Skåne and Småland provinces. Many of them date back to 12th-13th century or so.
They are within walking distance to 1½ hour
drive from where I live. I have ancestors in most of these parishes, just 3 or 4
are missing among my ancestors.
You will find another photo of Emmislöv church in the "Photos from around Here" section,
and there is one of Stenbrohult church - not in this collection - in the panorama section.