NEW! Births in Stockholm county 1800-1840!

Do you have ancestors from Stockholm county? Now it is easier to find information about your ancestors who were born in Stockholm for the years, 1800-1840. We have just added 172,362 new searchable posts of births in Stockholm county 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 then click directly to the original source in order to verify the information in the birth book.

stockholm birth 1840

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

There are now approximately 4.7 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. https://www.arkivdigital.se/online/register/fodelseregister

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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Searching for estate inventories in ArkivDigital

The estate inventories (bouppteckningar) are one of the most important records for genealogists. These records can prove genealogical relationships as well as listing the names of the deceased’s heirs. Also, the estate inventory lists all the assets and debts of the deceased enabling one to get a better understanding of one’s ancestor’s life.

ArkivDigital has estate inventories for all of Sweden from the earliest times (early 1700s and even a few from the 1600s) up to 1950 and for many counties up to 1960.

In order to find an estate inventory, you need to know the parish where the person died and the district or city court that the parish belonged to. Today there are three primary methods for searching:

  1. National estate inventory index search.
  2. View photographed estate inventory register.
  3. Searching in the volume.

National estate inventory index search
ArkivDigital is currently building a national estate inventory index for all of Sweden. Currently it is mostly complete for older times but is less complete for the latter 1800s and forward. To find out what district and city courts and years have been indexed, go to the following link: https://www.arkivdigital.se/online/register/bouppteckningar

To illustrate how to access the national estate inventory in ArkivDigital, we will search for the estate inventory for Jan Hindrik Wiväg who died April 2, 1847 in Älvsbacka parish in Värmland county.

  1. Go to app.arkivdigital.se.
  2. Select index source.
  3. Select the index, estate inventory, under index source.
  4. In this case, we will use simple search and enter Hindrik Wiväg in the search box and click search. One could have entered Jan Hindrik Wiväg.
  5. There are two matches in the result list.
  6. Select the one for Jan Hindrik Wiväg.

national estate inventory search

After you selected a match on the result list, you will see an index record as shown below and you can click on the link that will go directly to the estate inventory.

jan hindrik estate inventory

Photographed estate inventory registers
If you don’t find the person in the national estate inventory index, look for a photographed estate inventory register for the court. We will look for the estate inventory for Elna Larsdotter who died February 9, 1838, in Slöinge parish, in Halland county. In order to find out what court district, Slöinge parish belonged, you go to archive search and enter Slöinge in the archive holder search button. Open the archive and scroll down to estate inventories. Click on that and search for estate inventory registers. You will find one that covers the years 1684 to 1848. Open volume and search for Elna Larsdotter. The names are listed by surname in alphabetical order. You will find an entry that gives the year, volume and page number.

estate inventory photographed register

In this case, the entry states that you can find the estate inventory in volume 32 for the year 1838 and on page 185.

Then return to the archive Årstads häradsrätt and look for volume 32, open the volume and go to page 185.

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Searching in the estate inventory volume
If you haven’t found the estate inventory by an index search and no estate inventory register exists, you will need to go the volume beginning with the deceased’s death date and browse forward. You may want to search up to two to three years after the date of death. In the latter 1800s and 1900s, there is a very strong likelihood of finding an estate inventory record but one must be patient and persistent in browsing through the volumes.

Estate Inventories for the nobility
Most of the estate inventories are found in the district and city courts but there are exceptions. The estate inventories for the nobility were given to the Court of Appeals (hovrätten) up until 1917. You will find the estate inventories for Götaland in the Göta hovrätt, for Svealand and Norrland in the Svea hovrätt and for Skåne and Blekinge in the Hovrätten för Skåne och Blekinge.

Click here for more information about estate inventories.

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NEW! Births in Uppsala 1800–1840

Do you have ancestors from Uppsala? Now it is easier to find information about your ancestors who were born in Uppsala for the years, 1800-1840. We have just added 184,198 new searchable posts of births in Uppsala 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

uppsala birth

There are now approximately 4.5 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. https://www.arkivdigital.se/online/register/fodelseregister

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 map function in ArkivDigital’s family tree

Now, we are launching a map view in our family tree. With this new function, you can get a geographical overview where in Sweden your family lived. The map view shows the events of family members placed on a map. If you do not already have a family tree with ArkivDigital, you can create a tree manually or import a GEDCOM file from another genealogy program.

You open the new map view by clicking on the symbol in the bottom left in the family tree.

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You can also open the map view by clicking on the blue button Map Search and then select People.

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The persons will automatically be placed on the map if you have entered information about the parish for birth / marriage / death and other events under the heading Parish/Congregation on the person card. Note that the name of the parish must match the name that appears in the proposal list when entering a parish name. If you have made a GEDCOM import and the imported file contains locations with associated coordinates, they will also appear on the map.

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If the information about the parish is not under the correct heading (for example, if you made a GEDCOM import and the information about the parish has instead been placed under the heading Place), you can add the parish under the right heading and then the person in question will appear on the map. Select the correct parish from the proposal list (drop down list) that appears when you begin to enter the parish name.

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The people placed on the map are placed in the parish where the actual event took place. Click on the map marker to see a list of events and people for that particular location.

persons with event lists

You can move the person to a more precise location, such as the farm where the person lived when he / she was born or died. To move a person, first click on the map marker and then the pen to edit that person.

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When you click the edit pen, the marker for the selected person becomes red and you can then move it to the correct location on the map. When you believe the marker is in the right place, click the green icon to save. You can switch between map view and satellite view to easily find the right place on the map.

moved person on map

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When you look at the event list in the person card, there is now a new icon next to the location of the event. The map icon is green if the event is already placed on the map. You can then click on the icon to open the map view and see the location of the event.

event person card

The map icon is gray with a plus sign if the event is not placed on the map. Click on the icon in order to manually place the event and choose where on the map you wish to place it.

You can also filter the events using the various options shown above the map.

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 Here is a link to the Family Tree User Manual in English. Family Tree English User Manual

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NEW! Births in Skaraborg 1800–1840

Do you have ancestors from Skaraborg? Now it is easier to find information about your ancestors who were born in Skaraborg for the years, 1800-1840. We have just added 219,510 new searchable posts of births in Skaraborg 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.

skaraborg birth 1800

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

There are now approximately 4.3 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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Updating of index: Mantals tax records

About a year ago, ArkivDigital launched an index titled, Quick find: Mantals tax records  earlier called Table of content censuses (link to the original blog http://blog.arkivdigital.net/find-the-correct-tax-register-with-our-new-index/). The index Quick find: Mantals tax records makes it much easier for you to find the right tax record for a specific parish which saves you much time as a researcher.

During the last months, we have photographed about 150 additional tax record volumes from Blekinge, Halland and Skåne. These account for tax records from 1820 and going forward for parishes where the church records were burned. These recently photographed tax records  are now searchable in our index, Quick find: Mantals tax records. This update includes 4,702 new posts and the total number of posts in the Quick find: Mantals tax records is now approximately 440,000 posts.

New table of content census

If you research in a parish in Blekinge, Halland or Skåne where the household records are missing, a tip is to search in the Quick find: Mantals tax records These tax records can function as a replacement to the household records even if they often do not include as much detailed information.

In order to search in the Quck Find: Mantals tax records in ArkivDigital, you do the following:

  • Log in at app.arkivdigital.se
  • Click on Index Search.
  • Select, Quick find: Mantals tax records in the list under Index source.
  • Write in the desired parish and year and click on Search.
  • Click on Open Image for the desired volume in the search list and the first page in the actual tax record will be opened.

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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! Marriage index for Gotland

We have now updated our index, Marriages, parts of Sweden, with information about marriages for Gotland. The marriage index covers all of Gotland from the earliest times up to and including the year 1860. For about twenty parishes, it includes even later years, some as far up to and including 1920.

There are 38, 423 marriage index posts included in this latest update. There is now a total of 715,280 searchable marriage index records.

gotland marriage

You can find the marriage information with a simple search in ArkivDigital’s index. When you have found the correct person, you can simply click the link to the original record and double check the information in the marriage book.

The following information is searchable in the index:

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

Many of our indexes are created by different societies but also private individuals contribute to our index growing and this marriage index is created by Olle Överby.

You can see what parishes and years are included in the marriage index by going to this link: https://www.arkivdigital.se/online/register/vigselregister

To open the marriage index, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se, click on Index search and select Marriages, parts of Sweden in the list under Index source.

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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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Military Rolls (rullor) 1620-1723 now complete

A few years ago, we wrote a blog about the photographing of the Rullor 1620-1723. At that time, we had photographed the documents for the years 1620–1659. We have now photographed the rolls up to and including the year 1723.

military rolls 1620An example from the Rullor 1620-1723. Rullor 1620-1723 1720:4 (1712-1720) Image 90 (AID: v752417.b90, NAD: SE/KrA/0022)

The Rullor 1620-1723 are earlier military records to the general muster rolls and contain about 550,000 images and about 1800 volumes. Most genealogists sooner or later find an ancestor who served in the Swedish military and can benefit from these records that show the military units mustered year by year. The general muster rolls began to be introduced in the middle of the 1680s and so therefore up until the year 1723, the Rullor 1620-1723 are a complement to the general muster rolls.

You can find these records by:

  • Log in at app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select Archive search.
  • Enter Rullor 1620-1723 in the box under Archive holder.

If you want more tips on how to search in the Rullor 1620-1723, click here to read an earlier blog about these records.

 

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