Another look at Regna’s Historical Society Archive

About three years ago, we wrote a blog (see earlier blog in English, see earlier blog in Swedish) stating that selected sections of the Regna local historical society’s archive (Regna hembygdsförenings arkiv) had been added to the ArkivDigital’s online archive.

Since there are so many types of records within ArkivDigital, it is often good to review the many types of archives and record types within ArkivDigital.

Among one of the most interesting archives is the Regna Hembygdsförening:Fotoalbum. The archive includes 17 volumes of wonderful photographs of people living in Regna, taken from the middle of the 1800’s and forward. Many of the persons in the photos are identified with information about their place of residence as well as birth and death year.

If you have an ancestor from the parish of Regna in Östergötland county, you may want to look at these photographs. Below is a photo of Nämndeman (Juryman) Viktor Gustafsson who emigrated from Regna to North America in 1903.

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In order to access Regna Hembygdsförening:Fotoalbum:

  • Select Archive search.
  • Enter Regna hembygdsföreningin the search box under archive holder and click search.
  • Select Regna Hembygdsförening:Fotoalbum and open archive.

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NEW! Updating of marriage index 1800-1840

We have updated our marriage index. This time we have added 89,483 searchable marriage name posts from six counties: namely Blekinge, Halland, Norrbotten, Södermanland, Värmland and Örebro. The information covers the years 1800-1840.

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The marriage index makes it simpler for you to find marriage records for your ancestors and relatives. Instead of browsing page by page in the marriage book, you can make a quick search by using the index. When you have found the bridal couple that you are seeking, it is simple to go further with a simple click and double check the information in the original record.

The following information is searchable in our marriage index:

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

There is now a total of 1,150,421 posts in the index, Marriages, parts of Sweden. We will continue to update the index with information from more counties. Watch our blog and other social media to receive information on 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, log in at app.arkivdigital.se, and select Index search and select, Marriages, parts of Sweden, in the list under index source.

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2020 Virtual Winter Swedish Genealogy Workshop

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The McPherson County Old Mill Museum in Lindsborg, Kansas will be hosting a virtual ArkivDigital genealogy workshop on Saturday, December 12 from 9:15 AM to 12 PM Central Standard Time. Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be giving two presentations. Registration will be limited to 100 attendees.

 

There will be two presentations:

  • Introduction to Swedish Estate Inventories
  • Exploring Swedish Military Records

Click here for program details and click here for registration.

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Research free this weekend with ArkivDigital!

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From now and up through November 15, you can research for free with ArkivDigital. Take this opportunity to find information about your ancestors and family and discover more about your unique family history.

You can browse for free nearly 88 million newly photographed color images from the church books and other historical documents as well as search by name among 188 million names that are in our indexes.

Try building you own family tree with ArkivDigital. In the family tree, you can the save the persons and information that you find during the free days.

If you have never used ArkivDigital, this is a perfect time to discover all the exciting material we have in our indexes and archive.

If you have been a customer with ArkivDigital earlier but have not used the service in a while, you can take this opportunity to explore the new material that has been added in the recent months. Maybe you can add new material to your family research.

Click here for more information.

The offering to research free goes from now and up to Sunday, November 15 (Swedish midnight).

Feel free to invite your friends and relatives to take advantage of this free offer. Enjoy the free days!

You can watch Kathy Meade’s recent presentation “Explore your Swedish Heritage Using ArkivDigital” that was given to the Swedish American Genealogy Group’s virtual research event. We have uploaded the recording to ArkivDigital’s YouTube Channel. The video covers topics such as archive search, index search, Swedish estates and farms, update about Swedish American churches and more.

Click here to view.

Click here to download the presentation handout.

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NEW! Births, marriages and deaths in Jämtland

Again, we have updated our indexes: Births, parts of Sweden, Marriages, parts of Sweden and Deaths, parts of Sweden. This time we have added information about births, marriages and deaths for parishes in Jämtland. The following number of posts have been added in this update:

  • Births: 160,622 new posts from church books from the beginning up till around 1875
  • Marriages: 38,238 new posts from church books from the beginning up till around 1861
  • Deaths: 78,573 new posts from church books from the beginning up till around 1861

These index posts make it simpler for you as a customer to quickly find the person you are searching for. With a simple search, you can find where and when your ancestors and relatives were born, married and died. You can then click to the original source in order to double check the information.

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By clicking on the links shown below, you can see which parishes and years are included in the index after this update.

After this update, the index for Births, parts of Sweden has a total 6,481,737 searchable name posts, Marriages, parts of Sweden has a total of 1,060,938 searchable name posts and Deaths, parts of Sweden has a total of 2,444,365 searchable name posts.

In order to open any of these three indexes, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se, select Index Search and then select Births, parts of Sweden, Marriages, parts of Sweden or Deaths, parts of Sweden in the list under index source.

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Orphanage Records in ArkivDigital

We have been recently receiving questions about availability of orphanage records within ArkivDigital. It has been a while since we wrote a blog or newsletter about these records. Within ArkivDigital, you will find archives for the following orphanages:

  • Allmänna barnhuset (Public Orphanage of Stockholm)
  • Amarilitetsbarnhusets i Karlskrona
  • Frimurarbarnhuset i Stockholm (Free Mason Orphanage in Stockholm)
  • Kronohuset i Malmö – Royal Orphanage in Malmö
  • Malmö barnhem (för flickor) – Malmö orphanage for girls
  • Malmö barnhuset – Malmö Orphanage

To search for the orphanages within ArkivDigital, do the following:

  • Select archive search.
  • Select archive type: barnhus (barnhus is Swedish for orphanage).
  • Click on search.

Sweden’s largest orphanage was Allmänna barnhuset or the Public Orphanage of Stockholm which was founded in 1633 and active until the 20th century. Many of the children at the Public Orphanage were placed in homes around Sweden and the orphanage records show where they were placed. Below is an image of an orphanage record from the Public Orphanage of Stockholm.

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The above record is for Anna Charlotta Göransson born on the 18th of January 1827. Her mother is noted as the deceased widow, Anna Greta Göransson. Anna Charlotta was placed in the home of farmer Pehr Pehrsson at Österfligge in Liden parish in Västernorrland county in 1831.

Click here to read more about the Public Orphanage of Stockholm.

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NEW! Births in Malmöhus county 1800–1840

We have updated our birth index with information about persons who were born in Malmöhus county during the years 1800-1840. The update includes 262,775 searchable name posts which make it easier for you who have ancestors and relatives in Sweden’s southernmost county.

ArkivDigital’s birth index makes it easier for you to find birth records for your ancestors and relatives. Instead of browsing page after page in the birth books, you can make a quick search in the index. When you have found the person you are searching, you can simply click on a link to the original source and verify the information. In the original source, you can find additional information such as the names of the baptismal witnesses.

The following information is searchable in the birth index:

  • Birth date
  • Baptismal date
  • Child’s given name
  • Birth place (village, farm, etc.)
  • Birth parish
  • Then names of the parents as well as their titles, occupations and ages.

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The index, Births, parts of Sweden, now includes of a total of approximately 6.3 million searchable name posts. Click here to see all the parishes and years which are now included in the index.

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

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More estate inventory indexes!

An important source for the Swedish genealogist is the estate inventory. Here you can prove genealogical relationships and find information about the deceased’s heirs. You will also see the assets and debts of the deceased which will help you gain a better understanding of your ancestor or relative’s life.

Our estate inventories index makes it much simpler for you to find the correct estate inventory, something that can be time-consuming since the estate inventories are not organized in any exact order. About three years ago, we launched our searchable estate inventory index and we have added additional material several times.

Now it is time for a new update. This time we have added new searchable posts for estate inventories from Gävleborg, Jämtland, Norrbotten, Uppsala, Västerbotten and Västernorrland counties. For some of these counties, there were already searchable posts available but we have added more searchable material.

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With this update, we have added 258,982 new searchable index posts. After this update, the estate inventories index includes a total of 1,864,795 posts.

Click here in order to open a PDF file to see what this update includes. In the list, you will see the county and district or city archive that is included in the update. You can even see what years the searchable index covers, both the total and what is included in this update.

In the estate inventories index, you can search by name, the year when the estate inventory was created together with county and parish where the person lived. When you search by year, it is important to remember that the estate inventory was not always created the same year the person died. Therefore, it is often a good idea to search for a time period from the year of death and a couple of years forward.

The estate inventories index now includes searchable name posts from 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 more indexes, so watch our blog or other social media for news about the updates.

Click here to see what is included in the estate inventories index after this update.

Click here to learn more about estate inventories.

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

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NEW! Births, marriages and deaths from Piteåbygden and Råneå

We are again updating our indexes: Births, parts of Sweden, Marriages, parts of Sweden and Deaths, parts of Sweden. We have now added the indexes with information about births, marriages and deaths for Piteåbygden and Råneå.

Following are the number of posts that are included in the update:

  • Births: 139,034 new posts
  • Marriages: 36,498 new posts
  • Deaths: 82,025 new posts

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The information about the births, marriages and deaths in Piteåbygden was created in partnership with the Piteåbygden Research Society (http://piteforskare.se/) and includes information for the following years:

  • Births 1658-1946
  • Marriages 1686-1946
  • Deaths 1650-1948

The exact number varies for each parish dependent upon the availability of church books. The following parishes are included in the material for Piteåbygden.

  • Arjeplog
  • Arvidsjaur
  • Glommersträsk kyrkobokföringsdistrikt
  • Hortlax
  • Markbygdens kyrkobokföringsdistrikt
  • Norrfjärden
  • Piteå landsförsamling
  • Piteå stadsförsamling
  • Silbojokk
  • Södra Bergnäs kyrkobokföringsdistrikt
  • Älvsby

The index for Råneå includes posts for births, marriages and deaths for the years 1693-1900 and was created in partnership with a private individual.

We publish these index posts in order to make it simpler for you as a customer to quickly find the person you are seeking. With a simple search, you can find where your ancestor and relative was born, married and died. When you find the correct person, you can simply click a link to the original source and double check the information.

By clicking on the below links, you can see which parishes and years are included in the index after the update:

After this update, the Births, parts of Sweden index includes a total of 6,054,986 searchable posts, Marriages, parts of Sweden index includes a total of 1,018, 443 searchable posts and Deaths, parts of Sweden index includes 2,365,793 searchable name posts.

In order to open any of these three indexes, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se, click on Index search and select either, Births, parts of Sweden, Marriages, parts of Sweden or Deaths, parts of Sweden in the list under Index source.

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Virtual ArkivDigital Workshop – Saturday, Oct 10

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Discover Your Swedish Roots”, a virtual genealogy workshop hosted by the Old Mill Museum in Lindsborg, Kansas will be held on Saturday, October 10 from 9am- 4pm Central Standard Time.

Featured speakers will be Kathy Meade, ArkivDigital and Geoffrey Fröberg Morris, Family Search. Registration will be limited to 100 attendees.

There will be four presentations:

  • Introduction to Swedish Church Books
  • Searching by name in Swedish Records using ArkivDigital
  • Additional Indexes and Historical Collections in ArkivDigital
  • Overcoming Research Obstacles in the Swedish Church Books

Click here for program details and click here for registration.

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