Virtual ArkivDigital Genealogy Workshop – September 25

fall workshop 2021

The Lindsborg Old Mill and Swedish Heritage Museum in Lindsborg, Kansas will be hosting a virtual Swedish genealogy workshop on Saturday, September 25 from 9:00 AM to 4 PM Central Daylight Time. Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be one of the presenters. Registration will be limited to 100 attendees.

Four presentations on ArkivDigital and Swedish genealogy will be given during the day. Conference specials will be offered to registered attendees. The presentations will be the following:

  • Getting to know ArkivDigital for Swedish Research
  • Create a family tree in ArkivDigital
  • Exploring lesser-known records in ArkivDigital
  • Historical Weights, Measures and Money of Sweden

Click here for program information and click here for registration.

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Searchable information for births in Blekinge county

Now, it has become easier to find your ancestors who were born in Blekinge county. We have recently added 83,224, searchable name posts of persons born in Blekinge county for the years 1750-1799 in our birth index.

ArkivDigital’s birth index is a great help for you who search for your ancestors and family’s birth records. Instead of browsing page by page in the birth books, you can make a quick search in the Birth index, parts of Sweden. When you have found the person, you are searching for, you can simply click the link to the birth book to double check the information in the original source.

blekinge births 1750

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 name and last name, their titles/occupation and ages.

The total number of entries in the index, Birth index, parts of Sweden, is now more than 8.1 million. We will continue to update the indexes so watch our blog and other social media to get information about all news.

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

To open, Birth index, parts of Sweden:

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

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More searchable information for births 1750-1799

We continue to update our birth index with searchable information for the years 1750-1799. We have added information about persons who were born in Södermanland, Värmland and Västernorrland counties. The information for Västernorrland is completely new for this period but for parts of Södermanland and Värmland information for some parishes for this period has been available for some time but we have now added information for additional parishes in these counties.

This update includes 146,610 new searchable posts.

vasternorrland birth 1750

ArkivDigital’s birth index is a great help for you who search for birth records for your ancestors and family. Instead of browsing page by page in the birth books, you can make a quick search in the Birth index, parts of Sweden. When you have found the person, you are searching for, you can simply click the link to the birth book to double check the information in the original source.

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 name and last name, their titles/occupation and ages.

The total number of entries in the index, Birth index, parts of Sweden, is now more than 8 million. We will continue to update the indexes so watch our blog and other social media to get information about all news.

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

To open, Birth index, parts of Sweden:

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

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Estate Inventory Index Updates

We continue to update our estate inventory index and during the past week we have added 95,626 searchable name posts for estate inventories from around Sweden. The update includes the following court archives and years:

Askims och Östra Hisings häradsrätt, 1713–1823
Kville häradsrätt, 1752–1839
Lane häradsrätt, 1801–1830
Tanums, Bullarens, Kville och Vette häradsrätt, 1692–1839
Tunge, Stångenäs, Sörbygdens och Sotenäs häradsrätt, 1738–1833
Vette häradsrätt, 1825–1840
Västra Hisings häradsrätt, 1723–1823
Västra och Östra Hisings häradsrätt, 1824–1887
Valla häradsrätt, 1737–1860
Valle häradsrätt, 1738–1860
Färentuna häradsrätt, 1741–1906
Svartlösa häradsrätt, 1761–1916
Frösåkers tingslags häradsrätt, 1863–1899
Bro häradsrätt, 1737–1903
Fryksdals nedre tingslags häradsrätt, 1737–1842
Fryksdals övre tingslags häradsrätt, 1743–1840
Färnebo häradsrätt, 1698–1860
Sala rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1678–1901
Västerås rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1630–1899
Borås rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1789–1860

After this update, the estate inventory index includes a total of 2,945,631 posts.

valle estate inventory

The estate inventories are an important source for genealogical research. Here you can find information about the deceased’s heirs and often prove relationships. Also, you will find a list of all the assets and debts of the deceased.

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: Blekinge, Gotland, Gävleborg, Göteborg och Bohus, Halland, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kristianstad, Kronoberg, Malmöhus, Norrbotten, Skaraborg, Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala, Värmland, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Västmanland, Älvsborg, Örebro and Östergötland. We will continue to add entries to the estate inventory index. Watch our blogs, newsletters and other social media for updates.

Click here to check what is included 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 log in at app.arkivdigital.se, select Index search and select Estate inventory in the list under Index source.

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Estate inventory index for Skåne and Blekinge counties

We have updated our estate inventory index with 147,856 searchable name posts for estate inventories from Skåne and Blekinge counties. The update includes the following court archives and years:

Bräkne häradsrätt, 1738-1841
Karlshamns rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1683-1841
Karlskrona rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1765-1860
Listers häradsrätt, 1725-1850
Medelstad häradsrätt, 1699-1860
Sölvesborgs rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1773-1874
Östra häradsrätt, 1736-1840
Albo häradsrätt, 1811-1850
Bjäre häradsrätt, 1677-1861
Gärds häradsrätt, 1706-1850
Ingelstads häradsrätt, 1829-1840
Järrestads häradsrätt, 1830-1839
Kristianstads rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1620-1849
Södra Åsbo häradsrätt, 1657-1851
Västra Göinge häradsrätt, 1811-1850
Östra Göinge häradsrätt, 1706-1840
Bara häradsrätt, 1664-1840
Frosta häradsrätt, 1811-1841
Färs häradsrätt, 1811-1839
Harjagers häradsrätt, 1688-1839
Helsingborgs rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1661-1850
Herrestads häradsrätt, 1801-1839
Landskrona rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1619-1899
Lunds rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1647-1860
Onsjö häradsrätt, 1705-1840
Oxie häradsrätt, 1690-1850
Rönnebergs häradsrätt, 1677-1873
Skanör med Falsterbos rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1707-1898
Skytts häradsrätt, 1676-1850
Torna häradsrätt, 1683-1840
Hovrätten över Skåne och Blekinge, 1820-1850

estate inventory skane

After this update, the estate inventory index includes a total of 2,849,643 posts.

The estate inventories are an important source for genealogical research. Here you can find information about the deceased’s heirs and often prove relationships. Also, you will find a list of all the assets and debts of the deceased.

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: Blekinge, Gotland, Gävleborg, Göteborg och Bohus, Halland, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kristianstad, Kronoberg, Malmöhus, Norrbotten, Skaraborg, Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala, Värmland, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Västmanland, Älvsborg, Örebro and Östergötland. We will continue to add entries to the estate inventory index. Watch our blogs, newsletters and other social media for updates.

Click here to check what is included in the estate inventory index after this update.

Click here to learrn more about estate inventories.

In order to open 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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Searchable name index for Östergötland births 1750-1799

Now, it has become easier to find you ancestors who were born in Östergötland county. We have recently added 235,433, searchable name posts of persons born in Östergötland county for the years 1750-1799 in our birth index.

ArkivDigital’s birth index is a great help for you who search for birth records for your ancestors and family. Instead of browsing page by page in the birth books, you can make a quick search in the index. When you have found the person, you are searching for, you can simply click the link to the birth book to double check the information in the original source.

birth 1750 Ostergotland

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 name and last name, their titles/occupation and ages.

The total number of entries in the index, Birth index, parts of Sweden, is now more than 7.9 million. We will continue to update the indexes so watch our blog and other social media to get information about all news.

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

To open, Birth index, parts of Sweden:

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

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Virtual Presentation – What is New in ArkivDigital?

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Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be the presenter for the virtual monthly meeting of the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

The presentation is titled “What is new in ArkivDigital?”. The presentation will demonstrate the search indexes that enable one to easily discover one’s rich Swedish heritage as well as point out some key collections.

The event begins at 10:30 AM Central Daylight Time.

The event is free but one must register. Click here for program and registration information.

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Swedish American Church Books in ArkivDigital

ArkivDigital has Swedish-American church books for the following states in ArkivDigital’s online library:

  • Illinois – 2
  • Iowa – 88
  • Kansas – 100
  • Minnesota – 125
  • Missouri – 9
  • Nebraska – 120
  • Oklahoma – 1
  • South Dakota – 1
  • Wisconsin – 12

The Swedish-American church books include birth, marriage, death, membership, reception of members, dismissal of members, protocols and account records. Often you will find anniversary booklets, church histories, attachments to records and even in some congregation archives family histories. The types of records vary by parish and denomination. Click here for more information about types of church records.

Anniversary books were often created to celebrate the 50th, 75th, or 100th anniversary of the church. These books often will give a history of the congregation, sometimes a history of the settlement, biographical sketches of the ministers and even occasionally biographies, genealogies and photos of the early church members.

Below is a photo of Mrs. David Lindström or Maja Lisa Andersdotter born on July 28, 1811 in Fivlered parish and who emigrated with her husband and children to North America in 1852. This was taken from the 1863-1903 Minnesalbum (Anniversary booklet or remembrance album) for the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Paxton, Illinois. In 1903, she was the oldest living member in the congregation.

mrs lindstrom photo

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Review of ArkivDigital’s Searchable Name Indexes

During the last years, ArkivDigital has added and expanded many searchable name indexes for the church books,estate inventories, censuses, passenger ship manifests and other collections making it easier for the Swedish researcher. These indexes include name searchable indexes such the Population of Sweden 1820-1947 which is a name searchable index of all the household/congregation records for all of Sweden for the years 1820 -1947. This index includes also the Rotemansarkivet for persons living in Stockholm for the years 1878-1926.

You can find the indexes by:

  • Go to the application – app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select Index search
  • Under index source click on the down arrow and a drop-down menu will show you a list of indexes

index search july2021

Today the searchable name indexes include the following:

  • Population of Sweden 1820-1947
  • Population of Sweden 1940
  • Population of Sweden 1950
  • Population of Sweden 1960
  • Population of Sweden 1975
  • Population of Sweden 1985
  • Population of Stockholm 1945
  • Estate inventories
  • Land registrations Northern Gotland
  • Military service cards,
  • Swedes in the US 1940
  • Emigrants
  • Birth index, parts of Sweden
  • Marriage index, parts of Sweden
  • Death index, parts of Sweden
  • Portrait Collection
  • Agriculture Statistics 1944
  • Boatswain active list
  • Employees at Papyrus
  • Riddarhuset, collection of photos

Below are blogs that provide additional detail about each index:

Population of Sweden 1820-1947
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/more-than-19-million-new-posts-in-the-population-of-sweden-index/

Population of Sweden 1940
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/population-of-sweden-1940-now-available-in-arkivdigital/

Population of Sweden 1950
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/advanced-searching/

Population of Sweden 1960
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/arkivdigital-launches-two-new-powerful-registers/

Population of Sweden 1975
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/population-of-sweden-1975/

Population of Sweden 1985
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/population-of-sweden-1985/

Population of Stockholm 1945
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/population-of-stockholm-1945/

Estate Inventory
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/searching-for-estate-inventories-in-arkivdigital/

Land registrations Northern Gotland
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/new-land-registration-index-for-the-northern-gotland-district-archive/ 

Military service cards|
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/military-service-cards-stamkort-search-index

Swedes in US 1940
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/new-register-swedes-in-us-1940/

Emigrants
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/search-for-passenger-ship-manifests

Birth, marriage and death indexes, part of Sweden
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/new-searchable-information-for-births-marriages-and-deaths-from-slaktdata/

Portrait collection
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/a-quarter-of-a-million-portrait-images/

Agriculture statistics 1944
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/new-search-index-for-agricultural-statistics-1944/

Boatswain active list
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/name-index-for-boatman-rolls-batsmansrullor

Employees at Papyrus
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/name-index-of-papyrus-paper-mill-employees/

Riddarhuset, collection of photos
http://blog.arkivdigital.net/new-name-index-for-the-house-of-nobilitys-portrait-collection/

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Quick Find Indexes

There are special indexes in ArkivDigital that will help you quickly search in three  sources: SCB extracts (birth, marriage and death records), tax records (mantalslängder) and the general muster rolls (generalmönsterrullor).

To find the special search indexes, go to Index search and you will find the following indexes:

  • Quick find: SCB
  • Quick find: Mantals tax records
  • Quick find: General Muster rolls

Quick find tool

QUICK FIND SCB EXTRACTS

ArkivDigital earlier photographed the Statistiska centralbyrån (Statistics Sweden) or SCB extracts for the years 1925-1947 (1930-1947 for Stockholm city). The SCB extracts consist of transcripts of birth, marriage and death records that were sent yearly to the government department, Statistics Sweden (SCB).

Up until now, finding the right SCB extract has not been so easy. The extracts are organized by county, which means that each volume includes a large number of parishes. Thus, it has been very time-consuming to find the desired record type, parish and year. Now the problem has been solved. ArkivDigital has now introduced a new feature, Quick Find: SCB Extracts, which makes finding a desired extract a simple search.

To search for a SCB extract, do the following:

  • Select Index search.
  • Select “Quick find: SCB” in the index source list.
  • You can begin your search by using the “Simple search” routine by writing in the desired year, parish and/or the type of record (födda/vigda/döda) or fill in the desired search terms in the “Advanced search” routine.

For more information, click here.

QUICK FIND: MANTALS TAX RECORDS

When the household records and other church books are missing, the tax registers (mantalslängder) become an important source for researchers. To easily find the correct tax register for a particular parish for a certain year has often been up until now a challenge.

The index, Quick find: Mantals Tax Records, makes this much easier.

  • Select Index search.
  • Under index source, select Quick find: mantals tax records.
  • Enter the desired parish name and year and click search.
  • Click open image for the desired entry in the result list and the first page of the tax register appears.

For more information, click here.

QUICK FIND: GENERAL MUSTER ROLLS

Do you have a soldier ancestor? We have now made it simpler for you to search in the general muster rolls in our archive. You can use the new Quick Find: General Muster Rolls index to quickly find the correct year, regiment and company. Then, you look for the soldier you are seeking.

To access the Quick Find: General Muster Rolls index:

  • Login at app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select index search.
  • Select Quick Find: General Muster Rolls index under Index Source.

For more information, click here.

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