“Vital Records Index for Scandinavia Released,” Ensign, Oct. 2001, 76
The Church recently released a new family history tool for those who want to learn more about their Scandinavian ancestors. The Vital Records Index for Scandinavia on CD-ROM contains 4.5 million records extracted from original birth, christening, and marriage certificates from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Volunteers extracted the information from church records kept from the late 1500s to 1905.
“Birth and christening records usually included the parents of the child. Marriage records often included the parents of the bride or the groom. Therefore, with 4.5 million of these vital records, the total number of individuals available in the database could easily be over 10 million,” said Paul Nauta, communications manager for the Family and Church History Department. The database also includes source information, which enables users to refer to the original record on microfilm for additional data.
The set of seven discs (item no. 50108) can be purchased for U.S. $16.50 (shipping and handling included) through Church distribution centers worldwide. The discs can also be ordered on the Internet at www.familysearch.org.