More than 13 million new posts in the Population of Sweden, now 1800-1947

We have made a big update in the Population of Sweden which is ArkivDigital’s largest name index and even the largest searchable name index in Sweden. This update includes searchable name posts for the years 1800-1819 and the index now includes the years 1800-1947. There are 147 years where you can find your ancestors and relatives with a simple search.

The update includes 13.3 million searchable name posts and after this update, there are approximately 165.8 million posts in the Population of Sweden 1800-1947. A fantastic asset for you who are curious about your roots.

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The following information is searchable in the Population of Sweden 1800-1947:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Birthdate
  • Birthplace (parish, county, country)
  • Residence: parish together with a place (village, farm, quarter, etc.)

There was little standardization in the household books before 1860, and the information entered will vary between parishes. Sometimes, the minister only wrote an abbreviation of the person’s first and last name. Often the birthplace is not noted, and if so, it can be a parish or a place within the parish. Therefore, one should be creative in your search terms.

In the earlier household records, the minister often only recorded the person’s birth year instead of the complete birth date. If you do not find the right person, it may be wise to search only with the birth year when you search among the older information. We have noted some misinterpretations in the birth year where the minister recorded the person’s age versus the birth year in the birthdate column. We are working to identify and correct this where it occurs. Feel free to search for people by entering a first name, last name, and parish if you do not get a date when you enter the year of birth.

The Population of Sweden index includes all persons named in the household and congregation books created during the actual years. The household records (which from 1895 were called congregation books) were a register of the inhabitants of a parish. The household books cover a few years to a couple of decades.

All household volumes that include the year 1800 are in the index. If a household book covers 1753-1803, the index can go as far back as the 1750s. Only household books that end in 1947 or earlier are in the index. Thus, a volume covering 1935-1949 is not in the Population of Sweden index.

There is a direct link to the source (household/congregation record) from the index record. When you click on the link, you end up on the page where your relative is and can quickly and easily see the information in the source. You can find additional information such as moving in and out, emigration, and more in the original record.

Note, the index itself is not the source, but it is a tool that should make it easier for you to find the source. Instead of flipping through thousands of pages, the search becomes much quicker.  With so many millions of records, it is also inevitable that one or two inaccuracies will occur. There is always a trade-off when an index is to be considered ready for publication, and if we were to strive for all indexes to be 100% correctly indexed, they would never be publication-ready. Instead, we choose to make the index available to our users and to continue improving the index and correcting any errors.

If you find an error in the index, you can help us correct it. Click here to learn more about the correction feature. Only submit corrections where the index record does not match the source. Sometimes, the minister has written incorrect information in the household record. The index correction feature is only for indexing errors and not for noting the minister’s mistakes. The index record should mirror the source.

The index is the result of a partnership between ArkivDigital and MyHeritage. ArkivDigital has given the images to MyHeritage, and MyHeritage has indexed the records with the help of its resources.

Here, you can read more about the index and what it includes (in Swedish): https://www.arkivdigital.se/online/register/befolkningen-i-sverige 

To open Population of Sweden 1800-1947:

  • Log in at app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select in Index search
  • Select BiS (Population of Sweden) 1800-1947 in the list under Index source

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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.

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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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Searchable name index for births in Malmöhus county 1750-1799

Do you have ancestors who were born in Malmöhus county?  Now it is simpler to find their birth records. We have updated ArkivDigital’s birth index with searchable information for persons who were born in Malmöhus county for the years 1750-1799. This update includes 210,032 new posts which make it easier for you to find the birth information you are seeking.

ArkivDigital’s birth index is a great help for you who search for birth records for your ancestors and family. Instead of browsing page by page in the birth books, you can make a quick search in the Birth index, parts of Sweden. When you have found the person, you are searching for, you can simply click the link to the birth book to double-check the information in the source.

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The following information is searchable in the birth index:

  • Birthdate
  • Baptismal date
  • Child’s first name
  • Birthplace (village, farm, etc.)
  • Birth parish
  • Parents’ first name and last name, their titles/occupation, and ages.

The total number of entries in the index, Birth index, parts of Sweden, is now more than 9.2 million. We will continue to update the indexes so watch our blog and other social media to get information about all news.

Click here to see what parishes and years are included in the index after this update.

To open, Birth index, parts of Sweden:

  • Log in at app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select Index search.
  • Select, Birth index, parts of Sweden, in the list under Index source.

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Searchable name index for births in Kristianstad county 1750-1799

Do you have ancestors who were born in Kristianstad county?  Now it is simpler to find their birth records. We have updated ArkivDigital’s birth index with searchable information for persons who were born in Kristianstad county for the years 1750-1799. This update includes 146,913 new posts which make it easier for you to the birth information you are seeking.

ArkivDigital’s birth index is a great help for you who search for birth records for your ancestors and family. Instead of browsing page by page in the birth books, you can make a quick search in the Birth index, parts of Sweden. When you have found the person, you are searching for, you can simply click the link to the birth book to double-check the information in the source.

kristianstad birth 1750-1799

The following information is searchable in the birth index:

  • Birthdate
  • Baptismal date
  • Child’s first name
  • Birthplace (village, farm, etc.)
  • Birth parish
  • Parents’ first name and last name, their titles/occupation, and ages.

The total number of entries in the index, Birth index, parts of Sweden, is now more than 9 million. We will continue to update the indexes so watch our blog and other social media to get information about all news.

Click here to see what parishes and years are included in the index after this update.

To open, Birth index, parts of Sweden:

  • Log in at app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select Index search.
  • Select, Birth index, parts of Sweden, in the list under Index source.

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Black Friday Special! Two weeks for only 59 SEK or about 7 USD!

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Begin your Swedish family research with ArkivDigital and discover your history! Get access to the Swedish church books and other newly color photographed images of Swedish historical documents, searchable indexes, and aerial photos. You can save the information you find in your family tree at ArkivDigital.

Right now, you can buy a two-week subscription to ArkivDigital for only SEK 59 or about 7 USD!

Click on the link to order: to https://www.arkivdigital.net/code/2021BF

This offer is valid November 26-28, 2021, and only for you who do not already have an ArkivDigital subscription. This offer is only valid one time per customer.

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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.

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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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Searchable name index for births in Kopparberg county 1750-1799

Do you have ancestors who were born in Kopparberg county?  Now it is simpler to find their birth records. We have updated ArkivDigital’s birth index with searchable information for persons who were born in Kopparberg county for the years 1750-1799. This update includes 174,825 new posts which make it easier for you to the birth information you are seeking.

ArkivDigital’s birth index is a great help for you who search for birth records for your ancestors and family. Instead of browsing page by page in the birth books, you can make a quick search in the Birth index, parts of Sweden. When you have found the person, you are searching for, you can simply click the link to the birth book to double check the information in the original source.

kopparberg birth 1750-1799

The following information is searchable in the birth index:

  • Birth date
  • Baptismal date
  • Child’s first name
  • Birth place (village, farm, etc.)
  • Birth parish
  • Parents’ first name and last name, their titles/occupation and ages

The total number of entries in the index, Birth index, parts of Sweden, is now more than 8.8 million. We will continue to update the indexes so watch our blog and other social media to get information about all news.

Click here to see what parishes and years are included in the index after this update.

To open, Birth index, parts of Sweden:

  • Log in at app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select Index search.
  • Select, Birth index, parts of Sweden, in the list under Index source.

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Look at millions of aerial photos in ArkivDigital

Within ArkivDigital, you have access to millions of aerial photos showing buildings in all parts of Sweden: houses, farms, gasoline stations, country stores, factories and city views mostly taken during the 1960s to the 1990s. There are also some older pictures as well as taken in the 21st century.

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Click here to learn how to search for aerial photos using ArkivDigital’s interactive map feature.

Explore Sweden by viewing these wonderful aerial photographs!

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More searchable information for births 1750-1799

We continue to update our birth index with searchable information for the years 1750-1799. We have added information about persons who were born in Södermanland, Värmland and Västernorrland counties. The information for Västernorrland is completely new for this period but for parts of Södermanland and Värmland information for some parishes for this period has been available for some time but we have now added information for additional parishes in these counties.

This update includes 146,610 new searchable posts.

vasternorrland birth 1750

ArkivDigital’s birth index is a great help for you who search for birth records for your ancestors and family. Instead of browsing page by page in the birth books, you can make a quick search in the Birth index, parts of Sweden. When you have found the person, you are searching for, you can simply click the link to the birth book to double check the information in the original source.

The following information is searchable in the birth index:

  • Birth date
  • Baptismal date
  • Child’s first name
  • Birth place (village, farm, etc.)
  • Birth parish
  • Parents’ first name and last name, their titles/occupation and ages.

The total number of entries in the index, Birth index, parts of Sweden, is now more than 8 million. We will continue to update the indexes so watch our blog and other social media to get information about all news.

Click here to see what parishes and years are included in the index after this update.

To open, Birth index, parts of Sweden:

  • Log in at app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select Index search.
  • Select, Birth index, parts of Sweden, in the list under Index source.

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Virtual Presentation – What is New in ArkivDigital?

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Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be the presenter for the virtual monthly meeting of the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

The presentation is titled “What is new in ArkivDigital?”. The presentation will demonstrate the search indexes that enable one to easily discover one’s rich Swedish heritage as well as point out some key collections.

The event begins at 10:30 AM Central Daylight Time.

The event is free but one must register. Click here for program and registration information.

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