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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Additions to the estate inventory index – four counties

We are working full-time to increase the number of searchable name posts in our estate inventory index and we have added information for four counties: Jönkoping, Kalmar, Kronoberg and Östergötland.

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This update includes searchable posts for the following archives and years:

Jönköping county

Norra Vedbo häradsrätt, 1902-1947
Södra Vedbo häradsrätt, 1818-1947
Tveta, Vista and Mo domsaga, 1890-1953
Västra häradsrätt, 1901-1947
Östbo häradsrätt, 1755,1834-1899,1915-1937
Östra häradsrätt, 1744-1900

Kalmar county

Sevede häradsrätt, 1680,1900-1935
Sevede and Tunaläns domsaga, 1936-1960
Stranda häradsrätt, 1712-1899
Tjust häradsrätt, 1851-1960
Ölands norra mots häradsrätt, 1739-1881

Kronoberg county

Allbo häradsrätt, 1734-1891
Konga häradsrätt, 1901-1947
Mellersta Värends domsaga, 1919-1960
Uppvidinge häradsrätt, 1756-1947
Västra Värends domsaga, 1892-1960
Östra Värends domsaga, 1948-1956

Östergötland county

Aska, Dals och Bobergs domsaga, 1907-1960
Bråbygdens domsaga, 1904-1947
Finspångs läns domsaga, 1878-1947
Kinda häradsrätt, 1921-1947
Kinda och Ydre domsaga, 1948-1960
Linköpings domsaga, 1924-1960
Linköpings rådhusrätt and magistrat, 1861-1960
Lysings och Göstrings domsaga (1850-1924), 1918-1923
Norrköpings rådhusrätt and magistrat, 1932-1940
Åkerbo, Bankekinds and Hanekinds domsaga, 1889-1923

This update includes a total of 335,335 new searchable index posts. After this update, the total of searchable name index records for the estate inventory index is 2,227,370.

For you who do family research, the estate inventories are an important source. Here you can find information about family as information about the deceased’s heirs are noted in the estate inventory. You will find information about the deceased’s assets and debts and often there is detailed list of the deceased’s possessions.

Our index makes it easier to find the correct estate inventory, since usually it can be time consuming since the estate inventories are not organized in exact date order.  In 2017, we launched our estate inventory index and since then we have added material several times.

In the estate inventory index, you can search by name, year when the estate inventory was created along with the county and parish where the deceased person lived. When you search by year, one should remember that the estate inventory was not always created the same year of the person’s death.  Therefore, search with a time interval beginning with the death years and a couple of years out.

The estate inventory index now includes searchable name information for estate inventories from the following counties: Gotland, Gävleborg, Göteborg och Bohus, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg, Norrbotten, Skaraborg, Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala, Värmland, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Västmanland, Älvsborg och Östergötland. We will continue to add more information so watch for additional information in our blog and Facebook.

Click here to see what district and city courts are included in the estate inventory index after this update.

To learn more about estate inventories, click here.

To access the estate inventory index, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se, select Index Search and select Estate Inventory in the list under Index source.

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Virtual Presentation – Lesser-known records in ArkivDigital

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Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be the presenter for the virtual monthly meeting of the Swedish American Genealogical Society of the Swedish American Museum of Chicago on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

The presentation is titled “Lesser-known Records in ArkivDigital”. While many are familiar with the Swedish church books, there are many additional types of historical records in ArkivDigital. This presentation will point out some of these records such as the seamen house records (similar to merchant marines), prison records, orphanage records, domestic passports and other lesser- known records and how they can help you gain a deeper understanding of your Swedish heritage.

The meeting will begin at 10 AM Central Standard Time.

Click here for program and registration information.

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Additions to the estate inventory index for Gotland

We have again updated our estate inventory index. This time we have added new searchable posts for estate inventories from Gotland. The updating consists of newer years for district and city courts where older years have been available for some time.

For Gotlands norra häradsrätt (Northern District Court) we had previously added searchable name posts for the years 1644-1862 and now we have added posts for the years 1863-1917 along with the years 1932-1936.

For Gotlands södra häradsrätt (Southern district court), we had previously added searchable name posts for the years 1680-1862 and now we have added posts for the years 1863-1935.

For Rådhusrätten – Magistraten i Visby (City Court in Visby) we have earlier added searchable name posts for the years 1657-1860 and now have added posts for the years 1861-1935.

This update includes 27,241 new searchable name posts. After this update, the estate inventory index includes a total of 1,892,035 name searchable posts.

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For you who do family research, the estate inventories are an important source. Here you can find information about family as information about the deceased’s heirs are noted in the estate inventory. You will find information about the deceased’s assets and debts and often there is detailed list of the deceased’s possessions.

Our index makes it easier to find the correct estate inventory, since usually it can be time consuming since the estate inventories are not organized in exact date order.  In 2017, we launched our estate inventory index and since then we have added material several times.

In the estate inventory index, you can search by name, year when the estate inventory was created along with the county and parish where the deceased person lived. When you search by year, one should remember that the estate inventory was not always created the same year of the person’s death.  Therefore, search with a time interval beginning with the death years and a couple of years out.

The estate inventory index now includes searchable name information for estate inventories 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 information so watch for additional information in our blog and Facebook.

Click here to see what district and city courts are included in the estate inventory index after this update.

To learn more about estate inventories, click here.

To access the estate inventory index, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se, select Index Search and select Estate Inventory in the list under Index source.

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Learn about the new book, Explore Your Swedish Heritage

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Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be giving a presentation on the book, Explore Your Swedish Heritage, by Håkan Skogsjö and published by ArkivDigital for the Virtual Quarterly Meeting for the Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

The meeting will begin at 10 AM Central Standard Time.

Click here for program and registration information.

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