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, select Index search and select, Births parts of Sweden, in the list under index source.


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, select Index search and select Estate inventories in the list under index source.


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 ( 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, 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.


Virtual ArkivDigital Workshop – Saturday, Oct 10


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.