ArkivDigital is much more than just church books. We have many types of records that can help you gain a better understanding of how your ancestor lived. One interesting source is an accounts book for the general store (Via Handelsaffär) in Hackvad in Örebro county. In our online library, you will find an account book for the years 1882-1886. Karl Johan Nilsson, the shopkeeper of Via Handelsaffär, recorded the names of all who shopped at the store listing the items purchased and the amounts paid. So, if you happen to have ancestors who lived near Hackvad at this time; you may have ancestors who shopped in this store.
Via Handelsaffär, Hackvad Journal:1 (1882-1886) Image 80 / page 12 (AID: v785801.b80.s12) Link
In the above image, we can see that the farmhand (drängen) Joh. Emil Carlsson purchased the following items on the 2nd of February 1883:
- rakknif (shaver)
- borste (brush)
- tvål (soap)
On the 10th of February, he purchased 6 pairs of socks (par strumpor).
Also, you can find some pictures of Karl Johan Nilsson and Via Handelsaffär in the volume, Via Handelsaffär, Hackvad Historik:1.
You can find these volumes, by using the advanced search function in ArkivDigital online and selecting archive type, private archives. Then select the archive, Via Handelsaffär, Hackvad.