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RootsTech Connect is over and we wish to thank those who attended our open house. We enjoyed meeting you and answering your questions about ArkivDigital and Swedish genealogy. Each day we gave two presentations and these live presentations were recorded and have been added to ArkivDigital’s YouTube channel.

Each presentation is approximately 30 minutes in duration. The titles of the four presentations are:

  • Introduction to ArkivDigital
  • Introduction to Swedish Church Books
  • Introduction to Swedish Estate Inventories
  • Introduction to Swedish Military Research

Click here, to view the open house presentations.

In addition, there are four more ArkivDigital recordings in English in the following link under Booth Demos. https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/rtc2021/expohall/arkivdigital

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Updating of estate inventory index for Göta hovrätt distrikt (Göta Court of Appeals)

Last week, we updated our estate inventory index with new searchable name posts of estate inventories for members of the nobility from Göta hövratts distrikt (Göta Court of Appeals).

From the earlies times and up to and including 1916, members of the nobility submitted their estate inventories to the court of appeals versus their district or city court. Beginning in 1917, the estate inventories for the nobility can be found in the district or city courts.

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The index includes all of the Court of Appeals estate inventories from 1620 to 1916.

The following counties are included:

  • Blekinge (up to and including 1820)
  • Göteborg och Bohus
  • Halland
  • Jönköping
  • Kalmar
  • Kristianstad (up to and including 1820)
  • Kronoberg
  • Malmöhus (up to and including 1820)
  • Skaraborg
  • Värmland (up to and including 1813)
  • Älvsborg
  • Östergötland

The total number of new searchable index posts is 12,201. After this update, the estate inventory index includes a total of 2,239,571 posts.

For genealogy researchers, the estate inventories are an important resource. Here you find information about the deceased’s heirs. There is a list of all the deceased’s assets and debts which helps you understand better your ancestor’s life.

Our index makes it much easier to find the correct estate inventory, something which in ordinary cases can be quite time consuming since the estate inventories are not organized in an exact order. We launched our estate inventory in 2017 and since then we have added more material on several occasions.

You can search in the estate inventory index by name, the year in which the estate inventory was performed, along with county and parish where the person died. When you search by year, it is important to note that the estate inventory may not have been created in the same year as the person died. It is recommended to include a year range from the year of death and maybe a couple of years in the future.

The estate inventory index includes searchable name entries for estate inventories for the following counties: Gotland, Gävleborg, Göteborg och Bohus, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg, Norrbotten, Skaraborg, Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala, Värmland, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Västmanland, Älvsborg and Östergötland. We will continue to add entries to the estate inventory index. Watch our blogs, newsletters and other social media for updates.Ö

Click here to learn what is include in the estate inventory index after this update.

Click here to learn more about estate inventories.

In order to open the Estate inventory index, you login at app.arkivdigital.se, select Index search and then select, Estate inventories, in the list under Index source.

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ArkivDigital Subscription Specials at RootsTech Connect

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Visit our exhibit booth at RootsTech Connect (February 25-27) for offers on special savings on ArkivDigital subscriptions. This year RootsTech Connect, the largest genealogy conference in the world, will be virtual and free. Click here and you will be linked directly to our exhibit booth at RootsTech.

Conference Specials at our booth
During the conference, we will be offering specials on annual and monthly subscriptions. These specials will only be available thru February 27th.

You can purchase an annual subscription for 1650 SEK or about 198 USD. The regular price is 1895 SEK or about 227 USD.  You save nearly $30 USD.

You can purchase a monthly subscription for 295 SEK or about 36 USD. The regular price is 395 SEK or about 48 USD.

Open House at ArkivDigital
We are continuing our open house in English via Zoom today and Saturday We will be giving two presentations each day at 12 PM CST and 2 PM CST. Below are the times and titles of each presentation. The presentation, Introduction to ArkivDigital” will be repeated each day.

Friday, February 26

  • 12 PM CST – Introduction to ArkivDigital
  • 2 PM – Introduction to Swedish Estate Inventories

Saturday February 27

  • 12 PM CST – Introduction to ArkivDigital
  • 2 PM – Introduction to Swedish Military Records

Each presentation will be around 30 to 35 minutes followed by time for questions and answers.

Go to Zoom

Please note that it is first come, first served as we only have room for 1000 visitors at a time in our Zoom channel.

If you need to enter a meeting ID and password for the Zoom meeting, the following is:

Meeting ID: 979 8835 0365

Passcode: 692837

In our exhibit booth, you will also find videos that you can view and tutorials that you can download and you can ask questions via chat.

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Visit ArkivDigital in the Expo Hall at RootsTech Connect

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This year RootsTech Connect, the largest genealogy conference in the world, will be virtual and free from February 25 thru February 27. Please visit us our exhibit booth in the Expo Hall. Here you will find videos that you can view, tutorials that you can download, conference only specials and also a link to “Open House at ArkivDigital” where you can hear live presentations and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Go to ArkivDigital’s Exhibit Booth
Here are the steps for visiting our booth:

  • Go to https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/rtc2021
  • Click on Expo Hall on the home page
  • You will see a list of exhibitors, click on ArkivDigital
  • Once you enter, you will see links to videos, links to conference specials, downloads and also under Discover More a link to “Open House at ArkivDigital”.

Open House at ArkivDigital
We will be hosting an open house in English via Zoom Thursday, February 25 thru Saturday, February 27 from 11 AM CST to 4 PM CST. We will be giving two presentations each day at 12 PM CST and 2 PM CST. Below are the times and titles of each presentation. The presentation, “Introduction to ArkivDigital”, will be repeated each day. The schedule for each day is as follows:

Thursday, February 25

  • 12 PM CST – Introduction to ArkivDigital
  • 2 PM CST – Introduction to Swedish Church Books

Friday, February 26

  • 12 PM CST – Introduction to ArkivDigital
  • 2 PM CST – Introduction to Swedish Estate Inventories

Saturday February 27

  • 12 PM CST – Introduction to ArkivDigital
  • 2 PM CST – Introduction to Swedish Military Records

 Each presentation will be around 30 to 35 minutes followed by time for questions and answers. Click here to go to Zoom room.

Please note that it is first come, first served as we only have room for 1000 visitors at a time in our Zoom channel.

If you need to enter a meeting ID and password for the Zoom meeting, the following is:

Meeting ID:979 8835 0365

Passcode: 692837

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ROOTSTECH CONNECT – FEBRUARY 25-27

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This year RootsTech Connect, the largest genealogy conference in the world, will be virtual and free. The event will actually begin on Wednesday, February 24th with a preview of the Expo Hall starting at 7 PM Eastern Standard Time and lasting until 11 PM. At 11 PM Eastern Standard time, the first main stage presentation will be live streamed and the event will continue through Saturday, February 27th.

 

There are hundreds of classes to view and these will also be available for free viewing for up to a year after the conference.

We at ArkivDigital are excited to be participating in this event as an exhibitor and both Kathy Meade and Niklas Hertzman of ArkivDigital will be speakers. Watch our blog and other social media this week for more news about our participation in RootsTech Connect and how to visit us in the Expo Hall.

For more information and registration information about RootsTech Connect, click here.

Click here to view a video of a sneak preview of what you can expect at RootsTech Connect. The video is presented by FamilySearch.

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Many new searchable marriages in Skåne

Do you have ancestors from Skåne? It is now considerably easier to discover when and where your ancestors were married. We have updated our marriage index with 153,743 searchable posts for marriages in Skåne.

The information that we have added includes marriages from the earliest times up until 1799 for all the preserved birth records for parishes within Skåne.

During the last weeks, we have published marriage indexes for the years 1800-1840 for Kristianstad and Malmöhus counties. So, you can now search by name for marriages for all of Skåne from earliest times to 1840.

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The marriage index makes it easier for you to find your ancestors’ marriage records. It means that you no longer need to browse page by page in the marriage books in different parishes, but only make a search in our index. When you have found the bridal couple and marriage that you are seeking, you can simply click on a link that takes you directly to the original source where you can double check the information.

The following information is searchable in the marriage index:

  • Marriage parish
  • Marriage date
  • First and last name of bride and groom
  • Residence of bride and groom

There are now a total of 1,495,827 posts in the index, Marriages parts of Sweden. We will continue to update this index with more counties so watch our blog and other social media to get information about all updates.

Click here to see what parishes and years are included in the marriage index after this update.

In order to open Marriages, parts of Sweden, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se, click on Index search and select Marriages, parts of Sweden in the list under index source.

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NEW INDEXES! Marriages in Malmöhus county 1800-1840

We have updated our marriage index with 55,314 searchable marriages from Malmöhus county. The information covers the years 1800-1840.

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The marriage index makes it easier for you to find your ancestors’ marriage records in Malmöhus county. It means that you no longer need to browse page by page in the marriage books in different parishes, but only make a search in our index. When you have found the bridal couple and marriage that you are seeking, you can simply click on a link that takes you directly to the original source where you can double check the information.

The following information is searchable in the marriage index:

  • Marriage parish
  • Marriage date
  • First and last name of bride and groom
  • Residence of bride and groom

There are now a total of 1,342,084 posts in the index, Marriages parts of Sweden. We will continue to update this index with more counties so watch our blog and other social media to get information about all updates.

Click here to see what parishes and years are included in the marriage index after this update.

In order to open Marriages, parts of Sweden, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se, click on Index search and select Marriages, parts of Sweden in the list under index source.

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NEW! Marriages in Kristianstad county 1800-1840

We have updated our marriage index with 35,849 searchable marriages from Kristianstad county. The information covers the years 1800-1840.

The marriage index makes it easier for you to find your ancestors’ marriage records in Kristianstad. It means that you no longer need to browse page by page in the marriage books in different parishes, but only make a search in our index. When you have found the bridal couple and marriage that you are seeking, you can simply click on a link that takes you directly to the original source where you can double check the information.

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The following information is searchable in the marriage index:

  • Marriage parish
  • Marriage date
  • First and last name of bride and groom
  • Residence of bride and groom

There are now a total of 1,286,771 posts in the index, Marriages, parts of Sweden. We will continue to update this index with more counties so watch our blog and other social media to get information about all updates.

Click here to see what parishes and years are included in the marriage index after this update.

In order to open Marriages, parts of Sweden, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se, click on Index search and select Marriages, parts of Sweden in the list under index source.

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Search for Passenger Ship Manifests

Today, we wish to remind you that you can find passenger ship manifests for persons leaving from Swedish ports in ArkivDigital’s online archive and you can search by name. ArkivDigital has manifests from the following ports: Göteborg (Gothenburg), Malmö, Helsingborg and Stockholm. You can search by name for these records by doing the following:

  1. Go to Index search.
  2. Select emigrants under Index Source.
  3. You can search using a simple search or advanced search.

You can search for the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Birth date or calculated birth year
  • Departure date
  • Departure port
  • Vessel or name of the ship

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In the above image, we see the index record and original manifest for P. O. Westermark. The index record details the departure date, departure age, departure port and the name of the ship. It is always important to review the original record for possible additional information. In this case, we see that his place of residence was the parish of Gamleby and his destination is noted as Du Bois, Pennsylvania. The destination place can be helpful in locating the person in North America.

Click here for more information about searching for passenger ship manifests.

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More than 19 million new posts in the Population of Sweden Index

We have made a major update of the Population of Sweden index which is ArkivDigital’s largest name index and also the largest name index in Sweden. This update includes the years 1820-1839 and now the index includes posts for the years 1820-1947. This includes 127 years where you can search for your ancestors and family with a simple search.

This update consisted of 19,396,274 new searchable name entries. After this update, there are now about 152.5 million searchable name posts in the Population of Sweden 1820-1947. A fantastic addition for you who are researchers!

The following information is searchable in the Population of Sweden 1820-1947:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place (parish/county/country)
  • Residence: parish along with the place (village, farm, quarter, etc.)
  • Relation (son, daughter, wife, etc.)

1820 to 1947 index

In earlier times, often only the person’s year of birth is given and the minister omitted the month and day in the household book. If you have difficulty in finding the correct person in the older records, you may want to search only by birth year versus the complete birth date. Sometimes the minister wrote the person’s age instead of the year of birth, which may have been misinterpreted in the indexing. We are working to identify and correct the cases where it occurs. In cases where you can’t find the person, you may want to omit the date or enter a range of years in the search.

The BiS (Population in Sweden) 1820-1947 includes all persons in the household/congregation books for all of Sweden for the years 1820-1947. The household book (which from around 1895 was called the congregation book) was the most important population register, listing all the residents of a parish. The household books usually cover a period of time ranging from a few years to a couple of decades.

From the index record, there is a link directly to the source or the household/congregation record. When you click on the link, you end up on the page where your ancestor or relative is listed and you can quickly and easily check the information in the index against the information in the original source. In the original source, you can also find additional information, such as moving in and out information, emigration and any special notations that the minister may have noted in the record.

Note that the register itself should never be seen as an original source, but it is a tool that makes it easier for you to find the original source. With so many millions of records, it is also inevitable that some inaccuracies creep in. It is always a balance when an index is considered ready for publication. If we were to wait for each index to be 100% correctly indexed, the index would never be ready for. publication. We prefer to make the register available to our users and then continue the work of correcting any errors.

If you find an error in the index, you can help by correcting the error. Click here to find out how to correct an index record.

In order to open the BiS (Population of Sweden) 1820-1947, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se, select Index search and select BIS, Population of Sweden 1820-1947 in the list under index source.

The index was created in partnership with MyHeritage.

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