The list of books here provides a bibliography for the information included on the Skåne pages. It also makes a great a place to start for doing your own research about the context of your ancestors’ lives. As of now, I haven’t included books focusing on the how-to side of Swedish genealogy. Books that mostly contain information about Western Europe in general are included in the Useful Source and Links for Western Europe page.
The websites section below provides links to further information, including how-to instructions for this area (and for all of Sweden). Be sure to try the Records section for help on how to get the most out of the records in this region.
Dribe, Martin. Leaving Home in a Peasant Society: Economic Fluctuations, Household Dynamics and Youth Migration in Southern Sweden, 1829-1866. Almqvist and Wiksell International: Sweden, 2000.
Eriksson, Ingrid and John Rogers. “Mobility in an Agrarian Community: Practical and Methodological Considerations.” In Aristocrats, Farmers, Proletarians: Essays in Swedish Demographic History. Stockholm : Esselte studium, 1973, p. 60-87.
Frost, Robert I. The Northern Wars, 1558-1721. New York: Longman, 2000.
Gaunt, David. “Family Planning and the Pre-industrial Society: Some Swedish Evidence.” In Aristocrats, Farmers, Proletarians: Essays in Swedish Demographic History. Stockholm : Esselte studium, 1973, p. 28-59.
Lindqvist, Herman. Translated by Alan Tapsell. A Journey Through Swedish History. Statens Historiska Museum: Stockholm, 1994.
Löfgren, Orvar. “The Potato People: The Household Economy and Family Patterns Among the Rural Proletariat in Nineteenth Century Sweden,” in Chance and Change: Social and Economic Studies in Historical Demography in the Baltic Area. Ed. Sune Åkerman, Hans Chr. Johansen, and David Gaunt. Odense: Odense University Press, 1978.
Lundh, Christer. “Marriage and Economic Change in Sweden during the 18th and 19th Century,” in Marriage and Rural Economy: Western Europe Since 1400. ed. Isabelle Devos and Liam Kennedy. CORN publication series 3. Turnhout: Brepols, 1999), 223. (217-241)
Lundh, Christer. “Servant Migration in Sweden in the Early Nineteenth Century,” Journal of Family History 23 (Jan 1999): 66.
Pred, Allan. Place, Practice and Structure: Social and Spacial Transformation in Southern Sweden, 1750-1850. Polity Press: Cambridge, 1986.
Scott, Franklin. Sweden: The Nation’s History. Carbondale and Edwardsville, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1988.
Sogner, Sølvi. “Illegitimacy in Old Rural Society: Some Reflections on the Problem Arising from Two Norwegian Family-Reconstruction Studies.” In Chance and Change: Social and Economic Studies in Historical Demography in the Baltic Area. Ed. Sune Åkerman, Hans Chr. Johansen, and David Gaunt. Odense: Odense University Press, 1978, pp. 61-68.
Winberg, Christer. “Population Growth and Proletarianization.” In Chance and Change: Social and Economic Studies in Historical Demography in the Baltic Area. Ed. Sune Åkerman, Hans Chr. Johansen, and David Gaunt. Odense: Odense University Press, 1978, pp. 170-184.
There is little on the internet that focuses specifically on Skåne (Scania in English).
http://www.scania.org/ - This is a really interesting site with concise information about Skåne history and other topics in English and Swedish.
http://www.scania.net/home.htm - This site has some basic information about Skåne.
There is a genealogy email list for people with ancestors from here: http://www.algonet.se/~anderzb/genea/scangene.htm
In fact, even information about genealogy research in all of Sweden is much more sparse than that for Germany. However, here is one useful site: (Check back for more information)
http://genealogy.about.com/od/sweden/ - This site has a collection of useful links for helping you get started researching your Swedish family.