Updating of estate inventory index for Göta hovrätt distrikt (Göta Court of Appeals)

Last week, we updated our estate inventory index with new searchable name posts of estate inventories for members of the nobility from Göta hövratts distrikt (Göta Court of Appeals).

From the earlies times and up to and including 1916, members of the nobility submitted their estate inventories to the court of appeals versus their district or city court. Beginning in 1917, the estate inventories for the nobility can be found in the district or city courts.

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The index includes all of the Court of Appeals estate inventories from 1620 to 1916.

The following counties are included:

  • Blekinge (up to and including 1820)
  • Göteborg och Bohus
  • Halland
  • Jönköping
  • Kalmar
  • Kristianstad (up to and including 1820)
  • Kronoberg
  • Malmöhus (up to and including 1820)
  • Skaraborg
  • Värmland (up to and including 1813)
  • Älvsborg
  • Östergötland

The total number of new searchable index posts is 12,201. After this update, the estate inventory index includes a total of 2,239,571 posts.

For genealogy researchers, the estate inventories are an important resource. Here you find information about the deceased’s heirs. There is a list of all the deceased’s assets and debts which helps you understand better your ancestor’s life.

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: Gotland, Gävleborg, Göteborg och Bohus, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg, 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 learn what is include 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 login at app.arkivdigital.se, select Index search and then select, Estate inventories, in the list under Index source.

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Ancestors from Åland, Finland? You can find them in ArkivDigital!

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Åland, an autonomous region of Finland, is the only area outside of Sweden where ArkivDigital has photographed extensively.  If you have an ancestor from Åland, you are in luck.  You will find many types of records for Åland in ArkivDigital’s online archive.  Below is a summary of the records.

 

Church Books
You will find church books for Åland’s sixteen parishes: Brändö, Eckerö, Finström, Föglö, Geta, Hammarland, Jomala, Kumlinge, Kökar, Lemland, Lumparland, Mariehamn, Saltvik, Sottunga, Sund (with Skarpans) and Vårdö.  The privacy act only allows the photographing of records up to around 1885

Estate Inventories and Judicial Records
In Åland’s judicial district archive (domsagas arkiv), you will find estate inventories up to 1916, court records up to 1900 and land registration protocols (lagfartsprotokollen) up till 1901 along with other documents such as guardianship protocols, bankruptcies and house inspection records.

Tax Registers and Land Records
In Åland’s district archive (häradsskrivares arkiv), you will find tax registers up to 1933 and also land records.

Maps
And in Åland’s land bureau archive (Ålands lantmäteribyrå arkiv), you will find village maps mainly from the 1700s and 1800s (and sometimes later).  There you can get an idea of how the village looked when your ancestor lived there.  You can find explanations (in Swedish) of what the maps show in the Ålands lantmäteribyrå volumes 1b: 1-36.

Find Åland Records in ArkivDigital
You can find Åland records in the online archive by selecting “Search archive” in the ArkivDigital program and then click on “Advanced search”.  Then you select the county or province archive type (it does not matter which one) and select Åland and you will get a list of all the records that are available for Åland.

You can find a list of all the records that are available for Åland here.

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