Notes concerning the early tax records and their compilation.

Most records from the 1580s, 1590s and a few from the early 1600s come from: Johan Johansson, Bidrag till Karlskoga Krönika ur Noraskogs Arkiv. Stockholm: Ivar Haeggströms Boktryckeri, 1895. (photo copy)

Records from about 1598 to 1626 are taken from miscellaneous tax records. (Landskapshandlingar) Värmland, Sweden, 1590-1624 (microfilm copy, The Genealogical Society of Utah, Family History Library, 0271136-0271163).

Records from 1626-1640 are taken from animal tax records. (boskapslängder) Karlskoga härad, Sweden, (microfilm copy, The Genealogical Society of Utah, Family History Library, 0148968-0148972). A few come from tax records (mantalslängder) and are marked with *.

Records from 1642-1713 are taken from tax records (mantalslängder), Karlskoga härad, Sweden (microfilm copy, The Genealogical Society of Utah, Family History Library, 0148973-0148995).

Records 1649 & 1652 that are marked with ** come from land records (jordeböcker), Karlskoga härad, Sweden (microfilm copy, The Genealogical Society of Utah, Family History Library, 0149018). There are land records for other years, but these are the only ones that name the heads of households.

Records for 1610 and 1641 marked @ come from a compilation made by Ingvar Dahl in 1997 that was published on the Internet: Hjonelagslängden for Varmland (S) 1610 <http://hem.spray.se/ingvar.dahl/hjonelagen1610> and <http://hem.spray.se/ingvar.dahl/mantal1641.

The numbers after the names refer to the number of people counted by the tax recorder.

b = bonde (farmer), h = hustru (wife), son = son, dot = daughter (dotter), dr = hired boy (dräng), p or pig = hired girl (pigan), inhys = tenant (inhyses) sol or soldat = soldier (soldat), e or enk = widow (änka) m = male (man) o = och (and)
A comma (,) separates names of people. A semicolon (;) separates families.

Sometimes the spelling of names has been standardized, and sometimes it is as it appears in the record.

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