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.

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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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Swedish American Church Books in ArkivDigital

ArkivDigital has Swedish-American church books for the following states in ArkivDigital’s online library:

  • Illinois – 2
  • Iowa – 88
  • Kansas – 100
  • Minnesota – 125
  • Missouri – 9
  • Nebraska – 120
  • Oklahoma – 1
  • South Dakota – 1
  • Wisconsin – 12

The Swedish-American church books include birth, marriage, death, membership, reception of members, dismissal of members, protocols and account records. Often you will find anniversary booklets, church histories, attachments to records and even in some congregation archives family histories. The types of records vary by parish and denomination. Click here for more information about types of church records.

Anniversary books were often created to celebrate the 50th, 75th, or 100th anniversary of the church. These books often will give a history of the congregation, sometimes a history of the settlement, biographical sketches of the ministers and even occasionally biographies, genealogies and photos of the early church members.

Below is a photo of Mrs. David Lindström or Maja Lisa Andersdotter born on July 28, 1811 in Fivlered parish and who emigrated with her husband and children to North America in 1852. This was taken from the 1863-1903 Minnesalbum (Anniversary booklet or remembrance album) for the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Paxton, Illinois. In 1903, she was the oldest living member in the congregation.

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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

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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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Quick Find Indexes

There are special indexes in ArkivDigital that will help you quickly search in three  sources: SCB extracts (birth, marriage and death records), tax records (mantalslängder) and the general muster rolls (generalmönsterrullor).

To find the special search indexes, go to Index search and you will find the following indexes:

  • Quick find: SCB
  • Quick find: Mantals tax records
  • Quick find: General Muster rolls

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QUICK FIND SCB EXTRACTS

ArkivDigital earlier photographed the Statistiska centralbyrån (Statistics Sweden) or SCB extracts for the years 1925-1947 (1930-1947 for Stockholm city). The SCB extracts consist of transcripts of birth, marriage and death records that were sent yearly to the government department, Statistics Sweden (SCB).

Up until now, finding the right SCB extract has not been so easy. The extracts are organized by county, which means that each volume includes a large number of parishes. Thus, it has been very time-consuming to find the desired record type, parish and year. Now the problem has been solved. ArkivDigital has now introduced a new feature, Quick Find: SCB Extracts, which makes finding a desired extract a simple search.

To search for a SCB extract, do the following:

  • Select Index search.
  • Select “Quick find: SCB” in the index source list.
  • You can begin your search by using the “Simple search” routine by writing in the desired year, parish and/or the type of record (födda/vigda/döda) or fill in the desired search terms in the “Advanced search” routine.

For more information, click here.

QUICK FIND: MANTALS TAX RECORDS

When the household records and other church books are missing, the tax registers (mantalslängder) become an important source for researchers. To easily find the correct tax register for a particular parish for a certain year has often been up until now a challenge.

The index, Quick find: Mantals Tax Records, makes this much easier.

  • Select Index search.
  • Under index source, select Quick find: mantals tax records.
  • Enter the desired parish name and year and click search.
  • Click open image for the desired entry in the result list and the first page of the tax register appears.

For more information, click here.

QUICK FIND: GENERAL MUSTER ROLLS

Do you have a soldier ancestor? We have now made it simpler for you to search in the general muster rolls in our archive. You can use the new Quick Find: General Muster Rolls index to quickly find the correct year, regiment and company. Then, you look for the soldier you are seeking.

To access the Quick Find: General Muster Rolls index:

  • Login at app.arkivdigital.se
  • Select index search.
  • Select Quick Find: General Muster Rolls index under Index Source.

For more information, click here.

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English book – Explore Your Swedish Heritage

Do you want to learn more about ArkivDigital and Swedish genealogy? ArkivDigital has 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 tells you how to uncover your Swedish origins and your 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 they can be used 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.

For more information about the book, click here.

In North America, we have a U.S. distributor and a Canadian distributor.

Click here to purchase the book from our U.S. distributor.

Click here to purchase the book from our Canadian distributor.

If you live in country outside of North America and want to purchase an English edition, please contact our customer service at kundtjanst@arkivdigital.se.

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Births in Jönköping county 1750-1799

Now, it has become easier to find your ancestors who were born in Jönköping county. We have recently added 156,514, searchable name posts of persons born in Jönköping county for the years 1750-1799 to our Birth index, parts of Sweden.

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 index. 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.

Jonkoping birth 1750

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 7.4 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 Exhibitor – Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree

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ArkivDigital is an exhibitor at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree Virtual Conference 2021. The exhibit hall is open from June 4th through June 13th, 2021. Visit our booth for a special on an annual subscription and to enter a drawing for a 3-month subscription. The exhibit hall is free but you will need to register, if you are not a member. Click here to enter the exhibit hall.

Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital is one of the conference speakers. She is giving a pre-recorded presentation “Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color”. The presentation will be available on June 11th through October 10, 2021 for paid conference attendees.

For more information about conference – click here.

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Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree – Exhibitor

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ArkivDigital is an exhibitor at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree Virtual Conference 2021. The exhibit hall is open from June 4th through June 13th, 2021. Visit our booth for a special on an annual subscription and to enter a drawing for a 3-month subscription. The exhibit hall is free but you will need to register, if you are not a member. Click here to enter the exhibit hall.

Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital is one of the conference speakers. She is giving a pre-recorded presentation “Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color”. The presentation will be available on June 11th through October 10, 2021 for paid conference attendees.

For more information about conference – click here.

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One of the “101 Best Websites for Genealogy” in 2021

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ArkivDigital is proud to announce that again we have been selected as one of the “101 Best Websites for Genealogy” by Family Tree Magazine. Family Tree Magazine is North America’s leading genealogy magazine, helping readers discover and preserve their family history.

Each year, Family Tree Magazine publishes the 101 Best Websites for family history to guide genealogists to the top websites where they can make family history research progress, and to honor the individuals and organizations who create those sites.

ArkivDigital has been selected as one of the Best Scandinavian Genealogy Sites of 2021. You can find the full list of the “101 Best Websites 2021” by clicking here.

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