We are excited to announce a new feature within ArkivDigital – “Parish maps”. With the help of a map, you can easily find a parish and then from the map open the church books.
To do this:
- Go to Map search.
- Click on “Parishes”.
- Select the region that you are interested in and then you will see what parishes are located there.
- Click on a parish and you will open up the church archive and then you can directly select a book to browse.
You can also find the map using a second method. If you happen to be researching within a parish archive and are curious where the parish is located (or what the nearby parishes are), you can find the map by doing the following:
- Click on the archive info box.
- Then click on “Show on map”.
In the above image we are looking at Tånnö parish. When you click on the Archive info box, you will discover that large parts of the church archive were destroyed by fire in 1868. By clicking on “Show on map” then you see where Tånnö lies and and the nearby parishes. You may wish to check the nearby parishes for persons who have disappeared.