Overview of ArkivDigital's digital archives of the Swedish county Kalmar län
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Offical documents from Kalmar län are stored in Regional archives in Vadstena.

Church records

  • Church/parish records from the earliest times to about the year 1948 (or as far as rule of secrecy allows) (household/congregation, migration, birth, marrige and death records)
  • Statistiska centralbyråns (SCB; Statistics Sweden) extracts from birth, marriage and death records from the years 1925-1947

Estate inventories

  • Estate inventory from the earliest times to about the year 1960
  • Regional archive's registers of estate inventories
  • Estate inventory (nobility) to around year 1916

District courts/Court of Appeal

  • Göta Hovrätt (court of appeal) restored court records from the earliest times to about the year 1730
  • Court records Tunaläns häradsrätt (district court) 1668-1799
  • Court records Ölands södra mots häradsrätt (district court) 1635-1689 and 1723-1903

Supreme court

  • Protocols 1694-1800

Tax/census records

  • The chamber archives (Swedish: kammararkivet) copy of tax/census records 1643-1669 (certain years are missing) and occasional later years (archive holder = Mantalslängder 1642-1820 Kalmar län 1643-1820)
  • Land office's copy of tax/census records from the years 1644-1820 (certain years are missing)
  • District taxation registrar's (Swedish: häradsskrivarens) copy of tax/census records from the earliest times to about the year 1820
  • Tax/census records year 1941


  • General Musters lists for the regiments that have existed in this county
  • Stamkort (cards with information about men that have been doing their military service) for people enroled approximately 1902-1950
  • Lists of qualifications
  • Qualification books (meritband) 1757-1883 (from the archives of the army's pension fund)
  • Lists of retired soldiers (Swedish: gratialister) (from Krigskollegium Krigsmanshuskontoret)
  • The Navy's Lists from about the year 1635 to about the year 1915
  • Boatman rolls (from the end of the 19th century)
  • Musters lists for ships 1689-1873
  • The Navy´s lists of qualifications
  • Lists from the Navy's pension fund ("Flottans pensionskassa")

Sailor records (Swedish: Sjömanshus)

  • Sjömanshuset i Kalmar from the earliest times to about the year 1940
  • Sjömanshuset i Oskarshamn from the earliest times to about the year 1880
  • Sjömanshuset i Västervik from the earliest times to about the year 1880

Prison and arrest

  • Lists of prisoners (from the Office of the Chancellor of Justice) 1750-1825

Aerial photographs

  • Aerial photographs (farms, cottages, villas, industrial premises etc.) from the 1950's to the present day. 

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  • Property registers ("lagfartsböcker" and "fastighetsböcker") 1875-1932
  • Sjömanshuset i Oskarshamn (sailor records) 1881-1940
  • The Army's Lists 1620-1723 ("Rullor 1620-1723")



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