A Utdrag ur fodelse-och dopbok is a birth certificate issued by a parish office. A Registerutdrag is a birth, marriage or death certificate issued by the tax authorities. These certificates
are normally not stamped or signed by the issuing office.
Prior to 7/1/91, the Lutheran Church acted as an official part of the Swedish Government
and registered vital statistics events for all persons, regardless of whether they
are members of that church.
When requesting certificates from large cities, include the individual's last street
address in that city, the name of the church attended and the school attended, if
appropriate. This information is needed to identify the individual parish in areas
in which there is more than one parish.