Reminder – January Virtual Genealogy Workshop and book

Do you want to learn more about ArkivDigital and Swedish genealogy? Are you new to Swedish research?

We would like to remind you that ArkivDigital published a book in English, “Explore Your Swedish Heritage” by Håkan Skogsjö. This book guides one from the first steps of genealogy research to advanced methodologies.

january 8 workshop

This book illustrates how to uncover your Swedish family history through searching archival sources on the internet—church books, estate inventories, military muster rolls, and other historical documents—how to interpret them, and how you can use them in your family research. You do genealogical research directly in the original records. And best of all, the book is written from beginning to end from an ArkivDigital perspective. All case study examples use ArkivDigital showing you the search steps for finding the records.

Click here for more information about the book.

Secondly, we like to remind you that the Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum will sponsor a virtual Swedish Genealogy workshop on Saturday, January 8, 2022. The focus will be on Beginning Swedish Research. The topics for the day include:

  • Where do I begin? The basics of Swedish research
  • Introduction to the Swedish church books
  • Researching in the Swedish church books using ArkivDigital
  • Putting it all together

 Click here for program and registration information.

Make 2022 the year for discovering your Swedish heritage!

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90 Million Images!

90 million images

ArkivDigital has reached a new milestone and now has more than 90 million newly photographed images of church books and other documents or more than 180 million pages of historical records available for research.

In ArkivDigital, you will find newly photographed church books, estate inventories, court books, general muster rolls, boatswain rolls, draft registration cards, Swedish-American church books, and many other documents. Also, you will find several million aerial photographs of houses and farms from all over Sweden from the 1950s and forward.

To make it easier to search these records, we have created indexes. With just over 216 million searchable names, ArkivDigital is the largest in Sweden in searchable personal indexes.

Our earlier milestones:

  • 10 million images, August 2008
  • 20 million images, March 2010
  • 30 million images, September 2011
  • 40 million images, March 2013
  • 50 million images, September 2014
  • 60 million images, May 2016
  • 70 million images, July 2017
  • 80 million images, October 2018

Now we are looking forward to our perhaps most important milestone so far, namely to reach 100 million images!

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More than 3 million new searchable names in our estate inventories index

We have just completed our largest updating of our estate inventories index. We have added 3,276,772 new searchable posts and therefore have more than doubled the number of searchable posts in the index.

This update includes material from all of Sweden. You can find information on which district and city court archives and dates are included in the index at this link. https://www.arkivdigital.se/online/register/bouppteckningar

After this update, there are now 6,222,438 searchable names in our estate inventories index and there are now a total of 216 million searchable names in ArkivDigital’s various indexes.

estate inventory big update

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.

Click here to learn more about estate inventories.

In order to open the Estate inventory index:

  • Log in at app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select Index search.
  • Select Estate inventories 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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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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Estate Inventory index for Kopparberg county

We have added to our estate inventory 60,890 searchable name posts for estate inventories from Kopparberg county. The update includes the following archives and years:

Falu domsagas norra tingslags häradsrätt, 1888-1903
Falu domsagas södra tingslags häradsrätt, 1889-1907
Falu rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1676-1899
Folkare tingslags häradsrätt, 1734-1901
Grangärde tingslags häradsrätt, 1622-1906
Hedemora och Garpenbergs tingslags häradsrätt, 1737-1906
Hedemora rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1726-1904
Kopparbergs län och Stora Tuna tingslags häradsrätt, 1689-1705
Kopparbergs och Aspeboda tingslags häradsrätt, 1779-1875
Kopparbergs och Säters län (utom Säters socken) och Österdalarne tingslags häradsrätt, 1719-1778
Leksands tingslags häradsrätt, 1818-1875
Stora Tuna och Gustafs tingslags häradsrätt, 1816-1888
Sundborns tingslags häradsrätt, 1776-1888
Svärdsjö tingslags häradsrätt, 1781-1888
Säters län och Österdalarne tingslags häradsrätt, 1776-1817
Säters rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1668-1911
Säters tingslags häradsrätt, 1736-1874
Söderbärke tingslags häradsrätt, 1691-1849
Torsångs tingslags häradsrätt, 1781-1888
Vika tingslags häradsrätt, 1781-1888

After this update, the estate inventory index includes 2,701,532 posts.

Kopparberg 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 Stockholm city court 1598-1936

Our estate inventory index is a great tool to help one quickly find one’s ancestors’ estate inventories. We have added to this index 269,530 searchable posts for estate inventories from Stockholm’s city court. This update is for the years 1598 – 1936.

This update includes posts from Stockholms rådhusrätt 1:a avdelning (years 1598-1924) and Stockholms rådhusrätt, bouppteckningsavdelningen (years 1925-1936).

After this update, the estate inventory index totals 2,636,045 posts.

stockholm estate index

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 index 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.

Search tips: If you use “Advanced search” and fill in a parish name in the “Parish” field, often the index does not refer to a specific parish. If you do not receive any matches when you search with a specific parish name, we suggest that you try searching with Stockholm as the parish name.

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.

Click here to view a video on Introduction to Swedish 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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Additions to the estate inventory index for several counties along with Svea hovrätt

We are working full time to increase the number of searchable entries in our estate inventory index and we have now added new information for several counties and for the nobility’s estate inventories from Svea hovrätt (Svea Court of Appeals).

april estate inventory

This update contains searchable posts for the following counties and years:

Svea hovrätt – Estate inventories for the nobility 1801–1916 for the following counties:

Gotland county
Gävleborg county
Jämtland county
Kopparberg county
Norrbotten county
Stockholm county/city
Södermanland county
Uppsala county
Värmland county (from year 1814)
Västerbotten county
Västernorrland county
Västmanland county
Örebro county

Göteborg och Bohus county
Askims häradsrätt 1824–1887
Marstrands rådhusrätt och magistrat 1861–1891, 1896–1934

Jönköping county
Eksjö rådhusrätt och magistrat 1850–1859

Kalmar county
Aspelands häradsrätt 1699–1829
Tjust häradsrätt 1801–1825

Malmöhus county
Frosta häradsrätt 1677–1810
Luggude häradsrätt 1805–1817, 1822-1826, 1829-1830
Rådhusrätten i Malmö 1850-1950
Trelleborgs rådhusrätt och magistrat 1867-1896

Värmland county
Filipstads rådhusrätt och magistrat 1875-1944
Kils häradsrätt 1737-1860
Kristinehamns rådhusrätt och magistrat 1878-1899

Älvsborg county
Borås rådhusrätt och magistrat 1893–1955
Ulricehamns rådhusrätt och magistrat 1864–1902

Örebro county
Bergmästaren i Nya Kopparbergs med flera bergslag 1728–1838

Östergötland county
Dals häradsrätt 1708–1872
Norrköpings rådhusrätt och magistrat 1801–1860

This update contains a total of 126,944 new searchable index entries. After the update, the entire estate index contains a total of 2,366,515 entries.

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 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 for more information about estate inventories.

Click here to watch an Introduction to Estate Inventories video.

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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ArkivDigital Videos in English on YouTube

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RootsTech 2021 Connect is over and we wish to thank those who attended our open house. We enjoyed meeting you and answering your questions about ArkivDigital and Swedish genealogy. Each day we gave two presentations and these live presentations were recorded and have been added to ArkivDigital’s YouTube channel.

Each presentation is approximately 30 minutes in duration. The titles of the four presentations are:

  • Introduction to ArkivDigital
  • Introduction to Swedish Church Books
  • Introduction to Swedish Estate Inventories
  • Introduction to Swedish Military Research

Click here, to view the open house presentations.

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