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

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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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Births in Stockholm county 1750–1799

Do you have ancestors from Stockholm county? We have now updated our birth index so that you can now search for your ancestors who were born in Stockholm county for the years 1750-1799. We have added 238, 554 searchable name posts for Stockholm county.

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.

stockholm birth 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 7.6 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.

In addition, we have also made some further updates of our birth, marriage and death indexes. Among the updates are supplements to the marriage indexes with information up to 1725 for Västbo and Östbo districts in Jönköping county. We have also published some indexes created by private individuals which contain information about births, marriages and deaths.

There are now 211 million searchable name posts within ArkivDigital.

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NEW! Searchable information for births, marriages and deaths from Släktdata

We have added more searchable information for births, marriages and deaths in ArkivDigital’s indexes. We have a partnership with the genealogy society, Föreningen Släktdata, which gives us access to register posts which can be linked to our church books and become searchable via our indexes. This new update includes 278,906 new posts.

The newly searchable information is divided among our existing birth, marriage and death indexes as follows:

  • Births, parts of Sweden: 88,889 posts
    • Information from the following counties: Blekinge, Gotland, Göteborg och Bohus, Halland, Uppsala, Värmland, Älvsborg and Örebro.
  • Marriages, parts of Sweden: 50,604 posts
    • Information from the following counties: Gotland, Göteborg och Bohus, Halland, Skaraborg, Stockholm, Uppsala, Värmland, Västerbotten, Älvsborg and Örebro.
  • Deaths, parts of Sweden: 139,413 posts
    • Information from the following counties: Gotland, Göteborg och Bohus, Skaraborg, Uppsala, Värmland, Västerbotten, Älvsborg, Örebro and Östergötland.

The number of posts vary among the various counties; sometimes it is only a few parishes and sometimes many parishes. The time period that is covered varies between shorter and longer time periods.

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ArkivDigital’s index makes it easier for you to find information about when and where your ancestors were born, married and died. Instead of paging through a book page by page, you can now make a quick search in our index. When you have found the person, you are searching for, you can simply click a link to the original source where you can double check the information.

Dependent upon which index you use to search, you can search by name, birth date, marriage date, death date and parish. If you want to learn more search tips, we recommend reading the following: http://blog.arkivdigital.net/name-searching-tips/

After this index, our indexes include the following post totals (Click on the links in order to see more information about which parishes and years are included in the index):

In order to open the birth, marriage and death indexes, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se and select Index search. In the list under Index source, you then select the birth, marriage or death index dependent upon what type of information you are seeking.

When you have done that, you now can search for your ancestors and relatives! (A subscription is required. Click here to find more information about the different types of subscriptions that are offered.

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NEW! Births, marriages och deaths in Gamble Norbergs and Skinnskattebergs Bergslager

We have added information from Norberg parish in Västmanland province and the surrounding parishes to our birth, marriage and death indexes. The following indexes have been updated:

  • Births: 156,217 new posts
  • Marriages: 56,246 new posts
  • Deaths: 130,062 new posts

The following parishes and years (gaps may exist) are included in the different indexes:

  • Gunnilbo: births 1660–1939, marriages 1659–1969, deaths 1660–1926
  • Hed: births 1683–1944, marriages 1683–1968, deaths 1710–1939
  • Karbenning: births 1690–1947, marriages 1690–1969, deaths 1690–1921
  • Malingsbo: births 1746–1913, marriages 1860–1969, deaths 1786–1926
  • Norrbärke: births 1800–1840, marriages 1800–1840
  • Norberg: marriages 1635–1950, deaths 1643–1936
  • Ramsberg: births 1679–1932, marriages 1679–1948, deaths 1679–1948
  • Skinnskatteberg: births 1623–1929, marriages 1623–1949, deaths 1623–1935
  • Söderbärke: births 1675–1922, marriages 1675–1955, deaths 1675–1918
  • Västanfors: births 1662–1925, marriages 1662–1949, deaths 1663–1918
  • Västerfärnebo: births 1647–1939, marriages 1647–1950, deaths 1647–1918
  • Västervåla: births 1628–1929, marriages 1628–1953, deaths 1628–1932

Norberg death

These indexes make it easier for you to quickly find the person you are seeking. With a simple search, you can find when and where your ancestors and relatives were born, married and died. When you find the correct person, you can make a simple click to see the original source in order to double check the information.

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

After this update, there are now 6,776,501 searchable posts in Births, parts of Sweden, 1,581,887 searchable posts in Marriages, parts of Sweden and 2,574,428 searchable posts in Deaths, parts of Sweden.

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

This index was created in partnership with Släkt-och Bygdeforskarföreningen ENGELBREKT, Norberg.

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Reading a 1700s death record

The contents of the death records in the Swedish church books vary by time and parish. Usually, the death record will contain the name of the deceased, death and burial date, place of residence, age and cause of death. Many find the handwriting a challenge in the older records. Below is an example of a death record from Dalhem parish for the year 1733.

death record dalhemDalhem (E, H) C:3 (1729-1793) Image 114 / Page 217 (AID: v37151.b114.s217, NAD: SE/VALA/00058)

Transcription:
Hust: Ingäred Nilsdotter i Viberg död 1 Feb. och begrafvne  11 ejusdem
60 åhr gammal.

Translation:
Wife: Ingäred Nilsdotter from Viberg died on the February 1 (1733) and was buried on the 11th of the same month. 60 years old.

Click here for another example of a 1700s death record.

Click here for an example of an 1800s death record.

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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.

jamtland death

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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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

ranea birth

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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NEW! Searchable name indexes from Släktdata

At the end of last year, we announced our partnership with the genealogy society, Föreningen Släktdata. The partnership allows ArkivDigital to receive the indexes from Släktdata and these have now been linked to our church books and are searchable in our indexes. This cooperation consists of 1,517,145 posts among which 1,333,167 are now available and searchable in ArkivDigital. The other 183,978 posts have been published in earlier updates of our birth index.

ArkivDigital’s index makes it easier for you to find information about when and where your ancestors were born, married and died instead of browsing through the church books page by page; you can now do a quick search in our index. When you find the person you are seeking, you can simply click further to the original source and double check the information.

slaktdatabirth

The new searchable information is divided among our existing birth, marriage and death indexes as follows:

  • Births, parts of Sweden: 649,739 posts
  • Marriages, parts of Sweden: 169,050 posts
  • Deaths, parts of Sweden: 514,378 posts

Dependent upon which index you search, you can search by name, birth date, marriage date, death date and parish. Click here for more information about search tips.

After this update, our indexes include the following number of posts (click on the links in order to see more information about which parishes and years are included in the index):

  • Births, parts of Sweden: 5,642,121 posts Click here.
  • Marriages, parts of Sweden: 942,666 posts Click here.
  • Deaths, parts of Sweden: 2,283,768 posts Click here.

To open the indexes for births, marriages and deaths, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se and select Index Search. In the list under index source, you select the index for births, marriages or deaths dependent upon which type of information you are searching.

When you have done this, you can begin to search for your ancestors and relatives. (A subscription is required, read more about the different subscription options which exist.) https://www.arkivdigital.net/products

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Reading Swedish church books – examples and videos

Many of you already know that the Swedish church books are a great treasure. They are so complete and provide so much information about one’s Swedish ancestry. But many persons beginning their Swedish research find some of the handwriting intimidating as well have questions about the content in the various church books.

We have written about this in the past but today we would like to remind you that we have some tutorials along with some church book examples on our website. Also, again we want to point out a wonderful website (swedishgenealogyguide.com) that includes some instructional videos on reading Gothic handwriting and reading birth records from the late 1800s back to the early 1700s using ArkivDigital images.

1700s birth record

The website (swedishgenealogyguide.com) which is free includes some wonderful instructional videos such as “Reading Gothic Handwriting for Swedish Genealogy” and several videos showing examples of reading birth records.

Click here to link to the learning page which lists the instructional videos.

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