Earlier this year, we published a blog on how to quickly find a volume within an archive using the filter feature. (See earlier blog.) This is a very helpful tool especially when you are searching in an archive with many volumes.
To illustrate this feature, we will look for an 1801 death book in Sankta Katarina or Katarina parish in Stockholm city.
Our first step is to search for the Sankta Katarina parish archive.
- Go to Archive search.
- Enter Sankta Katarina in the search box under Archive holder
- Open the archive
When you open the archive, you will see that there are 767 volumes for the parish. You can now use the filter function versus scrolling through the volume list to quickly find the volume.
You can then filter by type of source and year.
By selecting the source, death and burial records, and entering 1801 in the from and to year fields, we have narrowed the volume list to one volume.
Click here for a more detailed explanation of the filter feature in English.
Click here for a more detailed explanation in Swedish.