Overview of ArkivDigital's digital archives of the Swedish county Malmöhus län.
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Offical documents from Malmöhus län are stored in Regional archives in Lund and in City archives of Malmö.

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
  • Supplement to migration records from the earliest times to about the year 1825
  • Account books from the earliest times to about the year 1800

Estate inventories

  • Estate inventory from the earliest times to about the year 1960
  • Regional archive's registers of estate inventories
  • Estate inventory (nobility) to about the year 1917 (certain years are missing)

District courts/Court of Appeal

  • Göta Hovrätt (court of appeal) restored court records from the earliest times to about the year 1730
  • Court records Frosta häradsrätt (district court) 1647-1703
  • Court records Herrestads häradsrätt (district court) 1763-1832
  • Court records Ljunits häradsrätt (district court) 1760-1835
  • Certain court records from the district courts in the towns

Supreme court

  • Protocols 1694-1800

Property registers

  • Property registers ("lagfartsböcker" and "fastighetsböcker") 1875-1932 (except from the city of Helsingborg)

Tax/census records

  • The chamber archives (Swedish: kammararkivet) copy of tax/census records from the years 1658-1764 and 1815-1820 (archive holder = Mantalslängder 1642-1820 Malmöhus län 1658-1820)
  • Land office's copy of tax/census records from the years 1765-1814
  • 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
  • The Army's Lists 1620-1723 ("Rullor 1620-1723")
  • 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)

Prison and arrest

  • Landskrona fängelse (prison)
  • Landskrona tvångsarbetsanstalt (penal labour institution)
  • Malmö centralfängelse (central prison)
  • Malmö länsfängelse (county jail)
  • Kriminalvårdsanstalten i Malmö (prison)
  • Frosta häradshäkte (district arrest)
  • Färs häradshäkte (district arrest)
  • Harjager häradshäkte (district arrest)
  • Helsingborg stadshäkte (city arrest)
  • Herrestad häradshäkte (district arrest)
  • Landskrona kronohäkte (arrest)
  • Landskrona stadshäkte (city arrest)
  • Luggude häradshäkte (district arrest)
  • Lunds stadshäkte (city arrest)
  • Malmö stadshäkte (city arrest)
  • Onsjö häradshäkte (district arrest)
  • Oxie och Skytts häradshäkte (district arrest)
  • Rönnebergs häradshäkte (district arrest)
  • Skanörs stadshäkte (city arrest)
  • Torna och Bara häradshäkte (district arrest)
  • Trelleborgs stadshäkte (city arrest)
  • Vemmenhögs häradshäkte (district arrest)
  • Ystad kronohäkte (arrest)
  • Ystad stadshäkte (city arrest)
  • Lists of prisoners (from the Office of the Chancellor of Justice) 1750-1825

Sailor records (Swedish: Sjömanshus)

  • Sjömanshuset i Helsingborg from the earliest times to about the year 1942
  • Sjömanshuset i Landskrona from the earliest times to about the year 1942
  • Sjömanshuset i Malmö from the earliest times to about the year 1942
  • Sjömanshuset i Trelleborg from the earliest times to about the year 1942
  • Sjömanshuset i Ystad from the earliest times to about the year 1942

Miscellaneous offical documents from City of Malmö

  • Poliskammarens utvandrarlistor (1874-1939) (emigration records)
  • Accisrätten (1691-1811)
  • Bytinget (1577-1677)
  • Rådhusrättens domböcker (court records) (1503-1810) and inneliggande handlingar (supplements to the court records) (-1740)
  • Rådhusrättens småprotokoll (protocols concering property deals) 1768-1875
  • Rådhusrättens inteckningsböcker (mortgage books) 1683-1875
  • Hall- och manufakturrätten (1749-1846)
  • Kämnärsrättens domböcker (court records) (1685-1849) and inneliggande handlingar (supplements to the court records) (1687-1849)
  • Magistraten (1429-1929)
  • Sjötullrätten (1708-1831)
  • Borgerskapet i Malmö (1517-1869)
  • Inkvarteringsverket i Malmö (1666-1801)
  • Landtullkammaren i Malmö (1680-1810)
  • Skråhandlingar (1552-1944)
  • Tullkammaren i Malmö (1660-1801)
  • Brandförsäkringskommittén i Malmö (fire insurances etc. 1828-1942)
  • Fattigvårdsstyrelsen i Malmö (rolls/registers concerning paupers and foster children etc. 1806-1943)
  • Inskrivningsdomarna i Malmö, fastighetsböcker (property registers)

Aerial photographs

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

Other records

  • Catechetical records
  • Post room lists (Swedish: brevdiarier) for Land office  (Swedish: landskansli och landskontor) from the earliest times to about the year 1800
  • Church curiosities from year 1830
  • Various official documents from the cities
  • Ragnar Odhnoffs Genealogy collection
  • Various offical documents from kronobarnhuset i Malmö, Landskrona hospital, Lunds hospital, Malmö barnhus, Malmö hospital, Malmö hospitalskontor, Malmö hospitalsläkare och Ystads hospital
  • Skånes Släktforskarförbunds arkiv (copies of tax records and some other documents, mostly from the Danish time/before the year 1658)
  • The county's public announcements (Swedish: Länskungörelser) 1765-1916

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  • Protocols concerning property deals (restored from Svea Hovrätt) 1701-1750



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