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

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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

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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.

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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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NEW! Births, marriages and deaths in Värmland

In September, we wrote a blog announcing that we had acquired a church book register that was created by the Värmland Genealogy Society. We have now completed the task of linking the register with the church books and we are now publicizing the Värmland index in ArkivDigital.

Now it becomes much easier to find persons who were born, married or died in Värmland. Instead of browsing through the books page by page, you only need to do a quick search. When you find the right person, you can simply click to see the original source in order to verify the information.

varmland new indexSearching for Johan Linroth’s death record in 1775

This update includes a total of 1,280,966 index posts from Värmland, divided as follows:

  • Births: 604,559 posts
  • Marriages: 230,591 posts
  • Deaths: 445,816 posts

The information about the births, marriages and deaths in Värmland have been added to our existing indexes: Births, parts of Sweden, Marriages, parts of Sweden and Death, parts of Sweden. As earlier mentioned, the index information was provided by the Värmland Genealogy Society.

The index for births in Värmland for the years 1800-1840 was added earlier to ArkivDigital; this index was created in-house.

The index for births, marriages and deaths in Värmland is not 100% complete and which years that have been indexed vary between the various parishes. For some parishes, you will not find indexes for all three record types and for a few they are completely missing. In the following three links, you can see exactly what is included in the update (scroll down until you find Värmland in the list).

After this update our birth index now has 4.1 million posts, our marriage index includes nearly 677,000 posts and our death index includes approximately 1.7 million posts. We will be updating the indexes with more counties so watch our blogs for information about future updates.

In order to open the indexes for the births, marriages or deaths, 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 in the list under Index source.

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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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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! Birth, marriage and death indexes in Botvidsbygden

Now, we have again updated our indexes of births, marriages and deaths for parts of Sweden. This time we have added searchable name entries for Botkyrka, Grödinge, Huddinge and Salem parishes in Stockholm county. If you have relatives or ancestors who lived in any of these parishes, you can now find the information with a simple search in ArkivDigital’s index.

The updating includes approximately 51,000 searchable entries from these four parishes.botkrykaSearching for a birth record in Botkyrka using the index, Births, parts of Sweden.

The following parishes and years are included in the update.

 Births, parts of Sweden:

  • Botkyrka 1664-1900
  • Grödinge 1666-1680, 1791-1800 and 1806-1900
  • Huddinge 1765-1900
  • Salem 1710-1900

Marriages, parts of Sweden:

  • Botkyrka 1664-1900
  • Grödinge 1798-1900
  • Huddinge 1765-1900
  • Salem 1724-1900

Deaths, parts of Sweden:

  • Botkyrka 1664-1900
  • Grödinge 1788-1820, 1826-1859 and 1895-1900
  • Huddinge 1673-1900
  • Salem 1724-1900

The register is created in partnership with Botvidsbygdens Släktforskarförening.

After this update, the index, Births, parts of Sweden has 2,645,229 searchable name entries, the index, Marriages, parts of Sweden has 428,605 searchable name entries, and the index, Deaths, parts of Sweden has 1,211,531 searchable name entries.

ArkivDigital’s indexes make it much easier for you to find the person you are searching for. Instead of browsing in the church books page by page, it is a quick search. When you find the correct person, you can simply click on a link to the original source and verify the information.

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