NEW! Births in Östergötland 1800–1840

Do you have ancestors from Östergötland? Now it is easier to find information about your ancestors who were born in Östergötland for the years, 1800-1840. We have just added 248,383 new searchable posts of births in Östergötland to our register, Births, parts of Sweden.

The birth register is a great help when you research since you can quickly find the correct person with a simple search. Then you can then click directly to the original source in order to verify the information in the birth book.

You will find the following information in the index record:

  • Birth date
  • Baptismal date
  • Child’s first name
  • Birth place (village, farm, etc.)
  • Birth parish
  • Parent’s names, titles/occupations and ages

ostergotland births

There are now approximately 3.5 million index entries in the index, Births, parts of Sweden. We will be updating the registers with more counties so watch our blogs for information about future updates.

Click here to see what parishes and years are included in the Births, parts of Sweden index.

To open the index, Births, parts of Sweden:

  • Login at app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select Index search
  • Select, Births, parts of Sweden, in the list under Index source.

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NEW – Engelholms gårdsarkiv (farm archive)

ArkivDigital has recently digitized the Engelholm gårdsarkiv (farm archive). The farm archive comes from the Engelholm manor which is a property located in the St. Anna archipelago in Östergötland. Engelholm’s long history begins in the year 1614 when the property was named, Ändö. In 1660, the manor’s name was changed to Engelholm and in 1719 Jacob Spens became the owner of the manor. The Engelholm estate remained in the Spens family up until 2019. You can read more about the estate in in PDF which you find by clicking here. (In Swedish)

engelholm land recordAn example of a record from Engelholms gårdsarkiv in ArkivDigital

The digitized material within ArkivDigital consists of 41 volumes. These volumes include among others: land records, account books, journals, settlement books, poor accounts, farm accounts and much more.

Here you will also find the personal archives for the owners: Jakob Spens, Axel Spens, Gabriel Spens, Fredrik Spens, Carl Gabriel Spens, Carl Axel Spens and Valter Spens. This is a rich gold mine for you who are interested in Engelholm and the Spens family history.

engelholm family treeThe owners of Engleholm are marked by the blue circles. The family tree is from the writing  ”Fideikommissarierna till Engelholm” by Erik Spens.

Earlier, we have also digitized documents from the Höja Säteri (Manor), which was also had been owned by the Spens family and which once also was part of the Engelholm property.

You can find Engelholm’s gårdsarkiv by logging into app.arkivdigital.se, clicking Archive search and then entering Engelholm in the search field under archive holder. If you would rather find the documents for the Höja manor, enter Höja in the search field instead.

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NEW! Fan chart view

A new view has been added to the family tree – a fan chart. This view provides an easy way to see an image of your tree and it is simple to navigate. You can open up a person card to view or add additional information, as well as add new individuals.

Solfjäder

The fan chart displays the head person and his/her ancestors for several generations – minus siblings and spouses.

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Household record transcripts in Hedemora parish

Within ArkivDigital we have more than 2,800 parish/congregation archives in Sweden. Whenever one looks at a parish archive volume list, one usually sees volumes for household/congregation, moving, birth, marriage, death records followed by other types of record collections. The volume list will vary by parish and so it is important to review the entire volume list before you begin researching within that parish.

Many times, especially in the large cities one will find photographed name registers for some of the church books. These name registers can save you much time in your research. In Hedemora parish in Kopparberg county, one will find a gem: transcripts for early communion and household records. These transcripts were done by the experienced Hedemora researcher Siv Thorsell (1937-2016). These transcripts help one save time in deciphering the old handwriting.

To find the transcriptions for household records in Hedemora parish, do the following:

  • Access app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select Archive search.
  • Enter Hedemora in the box under Archive holder.
  • Click the search button.
  • Scroll down and search for the Transcript volumes in the volume list or use the filter function and look for Transcript.

hedemora transcriptSearching for the household and transcription volumes in Hedemora parish for the years 1688 to 1720 using the filter function.

Below are images from a household book and the corresponding transcription record. Most of the time only the head of household and family members’ names are transcribed and not the names of the farm hands or housemaids.

hedemora householdHedemora (W) AI:2 (1698-1704) Image 122 / Page 235 (AID: v130346.b122.s235, NAD: SE/ULA/10388)

hedamore transcript record2Hedemora (W) Husförhörsavskrift:1 (1698-1704) Image 1480 (AID: v894492.b1480, NAD: SE/ULA/10388)

Again, always review the volume list for each parish you are researching and check to see if there are any tools such as name registers or even transcriptions to help you with your research.

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NEW! Births in Värmland 1800–1840

Do you have ancestors from Värmland? Now it is easier to find information about your ancestors who were born in Värmland for the years, 1800-1840. We have just added 215,249 new searchable posts of births in Värmland to our index, Births, parts of Sweden.

The birth index is a great help when you research since you can quickly find the correct person with a simple search. Then you can click directly to the original source in order to verify the information in the birth book.

You will find the following information in the index record:

  • Birth date
  • Baptismal date
  • Child’s first name
  • Birth place (village, farm, etc.)
  • Birth parish
  • Parent’s names, titles/occupations and ages

varmland birth 1800 1840

There are now approximately 3.2 million index entries in the index, Births, parts of Sweden. We will be updating the indexes with more counties so watch our blogs for information about future updates.

Click here to see what parishes and years are included in the Births, parts of Sweden index.

To open the index, Births, parts of Sweden:

  • Log in at app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select Index search
  • Select, Births, parts of Sweden, in the list under Index source.

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Obituaries and Genealogies in Swedish American Record Collections

We have Swedish American church books in ArkivDigital for several states in the United States primarily in the Midwest. One interesting collection is the Trade Lake Swedish Mission Church in Trade Lake in Burnett county, Wisconsin. Among the types of records, you will find in this archive include the typical church books collections such as congregation books, death records, attachments to migration records and anniversary booklets.

But there are also newspaper clippings of obituaries and genealogies for persons who lived in Trade Lake or the nearby area. Many of these are for emigrants or families of emigrants from Sweden.

The obituary collection is titled dödsrunor in the volume list and the death notices are in alphabetical order. Below is the volume list showing these volumes. You can hover over the ‘i” to see the first letters of the names ncluded in the volume.

dodsrunor

Below is the obituary for Andrew Bjork who was born on September 7, 1838 in Ljusnarsberg, Örebro, Sweden.

bjork obituary

Another set of volumes are titled familjehistoria or family histories. If you hover your mouse over the ‘i”, the family name will be visible.

family history

Below is the first page for the family history for the descendants of Johan Olof Akerlind shown as born August 6, 1822 in Fellingsbro, Örebro.

akerlund family history

To find the church books for the Trade Lake Swedish Mission Church:

  • Log in to app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select Archive Search
  • Select country, United States
  • Select state, Wisconsin
  • Open the archive for the Trade Lake Swedish Mission Church

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NEWS! Births, marriages and deaths in Nederluleå

Again, we have updated our indexes, Births, parts of Sweden, Marriages, parts of Sweden and Deaths, parts of Sweden. Today we have added information about births, marriages and deaths in Nederluleå.

The update includes the following years and number of posts:

  • Births: 21,727 posts for years 1861–1924
  • Marriages: 5,484 posts for years 1861–1936
  • Deaths: 14,308 posts for years 1861–1930

In addition, this update includes information about births, marriages and deaths for the years 1888-1889 for the little church archive, Luleå-Ofotens järnväg.

The indexes for these births, marriages and deaths have been created in partnership with the Lulebygden genealogical society.

nederlulea death image

We publish these indexes in order to make it simpler for you as a customer to quickly find the person you are searching for. With a simple search, you can now find when your ancestors and relatives were born, married and died. When you find the right person, you can click to the original source and double check the information.

Earlier, we added searchable name indexes for births, marriages and deaths in Nederluleå up to 1860 in our index.

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

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

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ArkivDigital Webinar – Thursday, March 12, 2020

webinar 2020Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be one of the presenters for the 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon sponsored by FamilyTreeWebinars.com and MyHeritage on Thursday, March 12 at 9 PM Eastern Standard Time, 8 PM Central Standard Time, 7 PM Mountain Standard Time and 6PM Pacific Standard Time.

The title of the presentation is “Searching by name Swedish records using ArkivDigital”. The presentation will demonstrate index or name searching in the church books, estate inventories, emigration records and other collections. The webinar is free.

Click here for more information and click here to register for the webinar.

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NEW! Deaths in Roslagen

We have now updated our index, Deaths, parts of Sweden. The updating includes 78,698 entries about deaths from different parishes in Roslagen in Uppland province. You can find this information with a simple search in ArkivDigital’s index. When you find the right person, you can simply click and go directly to the original source in order to verify the information in the death book.

estuna death

The following information is searchable in the death index:

  • First name and last name
  • Death date and death year
  • Death place, death parish and death county
  • Burial date and burial year
  • Relatives (First name and last name)

The following parishes and years are included in the updating of the death index:

  • Björkö-Arholma 1921-1943
  • Edebo 1800-1849
  • Edsbro 1850-1944
  • Estuna 1800-1943
  • Fasterna 1800-1849
  • Frötuna 1800-1943
  • Gottröra 1800-1849
  • Husby-Sjuhundra 1800-1943
  • Häverö 1800-1849
  • Lohärad 1800-1943
  • Länna 1800-1899 and 1909-1943
  • Malsta 1800-1943
  • Norrtälje 1800-1945
  • Närtuna 1800-1849
  • Riala 1800-1943
  • Rimbo 1800-1943
  • Roslags-Bro 1800-1943
  • Rådmansö 1800-1943
  • Rö 1800-1943
  • Singö 1850-1923
  • Skederid 1800-1943
  • Söderby-Karl 1800-1943
  • Ununge 1800-1944
  • Väddö 1800-1943
  • Vätö 1850-1899 and 1914-1926

The information from Roslagen is publicized in partnership with the Norrtälje genealogical society. http://www.norrtelje-sff.se/

There are now approximately 1.3 million index entries in the index, Deaths, parts of Sweden. We will be updating the indexes with more counties so watch our blogs for information about future updates.

At this link, https://www.arkivdigital.se/online/register/dodregister, you can see what parishes and years are included in the death index.

In order to open of these indexes, you can login at app.arkivdigital.se and select Index search and under Index source select Deaths, parts of Sweden.

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NEW! Births and marriages in Roslagen

We have again updated our indexes, Births, parts of Sweden and Marriages, parts of Sweden. This time our update includes information about births and marriages from different parishes in Roslagen in Uppland province. We have published information about births for 37,547 persons and information about marriages for 12,177 persons. You can find this information with a simple search in ArkivDigital’s index. When you find the right person, you can simply click and go directly to the original source in order to verify the information in the birth book or marriage book.

Roslagen födda och vigda

The following information is searchable in the birth index:

  • Birth date
  • Baptismal date
  • Child’s first name
  • Birth place (village, farm, etc.)
  • Birth parish
  • Parents’ first names and last names, their titles/occupations and age.

In the marriage index, the following information is searchable:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Residence for the bride and groom
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage parish
  • Marriage county

The following parishes and years are included in the updating of the birth index:

  • Edsbro, years 1851-1908
  • Estuna, years 1850-1907
  • Frötuna, years 1850-1906
  • Husby-Sjuhundra, years 1850-1907
  • Lohärad, years 1850-1907
  • Länna, years 1850-1899
  • Malsta, years 1850-1906
  • Norrtälje, years 1850-1906
  • Riala, years 1850-1894
  • Rimbo, years 1850-1894
  • Roslags-Bro, years 1850-1894
  • Rådmansö, years 1850-1907
  • Rö, years 1850-1894
  • Skederid, years 1850-1907
  • Söderby-Karl, years 1850-1909
  • Ununge, years 1850-1908
  • Väddö, years 1850-1909

The following parishes and years are included in the updating of the marriage index:

  • Edsbro, years 1850-1910
  • Estuna, years 1850-1910
  • Frötuna, years 1850-1906
  • Husby-Sjuhundra, years 1850-1909
  • Häverö, years 1850-1910
  • Lohärad, years 1850-1910
  • Länna, years 1850-1909
  • Malsta, years 1850-1909
  • Norrtälje, years 1850-1906
  • Riala, years 1850-1909
  • Rimbo, years 1850-1910
  • Roslags-Bro, years 1850-1909
  • Rådmansö, years 1850-1909
  • Rö, years 1850-1909
  • Skederid, years 1850-1909
  • Söderby-Karl, years 1850-1910
  • Ununge, years 1850-1910
  • Väddö, years 1850-1909

The information from Roslagen is publicized in partnership with the Norrtälje genealogical society. (http://www.norrtelje-sff.se/)

Click on the following link: https://www.arkivdigital.se/online/register/fodelseregister, to see the parishes and years which are included in the index: Births, parts of Sweden and click here https://www.arkivdigital.se/online/register/vigselregister,  to see what parishes and years are included in the index, Marriages, parts of Sweden.

In order to open of these indexes, you can login at app.arkivdigital.se and select Index search and select either Births, parts of Sweden or Marriages parts of Sweden under index source.

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