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through searching archival sources on the internet—church books, estate inventories, military muster rolls, and other historical documents—how to interpret them, and how you can use them in your family research.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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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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Estate Inventory Index Updates

We continue to update our estate inventory index and during the past week we have added 95,626 searchable name posts for estate inventories from around Sweden. The update includes the following court archives and years:

Askims och Östra Hisings häradsrätt, 1713–1823
Kville häradsrätt, 1752–1839
Lane häradsrätt, 1801–1830
Tanums, Bullarens, Kville och Vette häradsrätt, 1692–1839
Tunge, Stångenäs, Sörbygdens och Sotenäs häradsrätt, 1738–1833
Vette häradsrätt, 1825–1840
Västra Hisings häradsrätt, 1723–1823
Västra och Östra Hisings häradsrätt, 1824–1887
Valla häradsrätt, 1737–1860
Valle häradsrätt, 1738–1860
Färentuna häradsrätt, 1741–1906
Svartlösa häradsrätt, 1761–1916
Frösåkers tingslags häradsrätt, 1863–1899
Bro häradsrätt, 1737–1903
Fryksdals nedre tingslags häradsrätt, 1737–1842
Fryksdals övre tingslags häradsrätt, 1743–1840
Färnebo häradsrätt, 1698–1860
Sala rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1678–1901
Västerås rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1630–1899
Borås rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1789–1860

After this update, the estate inventory index includes a total of 2,945,631 posts.

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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.

The estate inventory index includes searchable name entries for estate inventories for the following counties: Blekinge, Gotland, Gävleborg, Göteborg och Bohus, Halland, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kristianstad, Kronoberg, Malmöhus, Norrbotten, Skaraborg, Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala, Värmland, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Västmanland, Älvsborg, Örebro 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 check what is included 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 log in at app.arkivdigital.se, select Index search and select Estate inventory in the list under Index source.

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Estate inventory index for Skåne and Blekinge counties

We have updated our estate inventory index with 147,856 searchable name posts for estate inventories from Skåne and Blekinge counties. The update includes the following court archives and years:

Bräkne häradsrätt, 1738-1841
Karlshamns rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1683-1841
Karlskrona rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1765-1860
Listers häradsrätt, 1725-1850
Medelstad häradsrätt, 1699-1860
Sölvesborgs rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1773-1874
Östra häradsrätt, 1736-1840
Albo häradsrätt, 1811-1850
Bjäre häradsrätt, 1677-1861
Gärds häradsrätt, 1706-1850
Ingelstads häradsrätt, 1829-1840
Järrestads häradsrätt, 1830-1839
Kristianstads rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1620-1849
Södra Åsbo häradsrätt, 1657-1851
Västra Göinge häradsrätt, 1811-1850
Östra Göinge häradsrätt, 1706-1840
Bara häradsrätt, 1664-1840
Frosta häradsrätt, 1811-1841
Färs häradsrätt, 1811-1839
Harjagers häradsrätt, 1688-1839
Helsingborgs rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1661-1850
Herrestads häradsrätt, 1801-1839
Landskrona rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1619-1899
Lunds rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1647-1860
Onsjö häradsrätt, 1705-1840
Oxie häradsrätt, 1690-1850
Rönnebergs häradsrätt, 1677-1873
Skanör med Falsterbos rådhusrätt och magistrat, 1707-1898
Skytts häradsrätt, 1676-1850
Torna häradsrätt, 1683-1840
Hovrätten över Skåne och Blekinge, 1820-1850

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After this update, the estate inventory index includes a total of 2,849,643 posts.

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.

The estate inventory index includes searchable name entries for estate inventories for the following counties: Blekinge, Gotland, Gävleborg, Göteborg och Bohus, Halland, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kristianstad, Kronoberg, Malmöhus, Norrbotten, Skaraborg, Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala, Värmland, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Västmanland, Älvsborg, Örebro 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 check what is included in the estate inventory index after this update.

Click here to learrn more about estate inventories.

In order to open the estate inventory index, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se, select Index search and select Estate inventory in the list under Index source.

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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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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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Additions to the estate inventory index – four counties

We are working full-time to increase the number of searchable name posts in our estate inventory index and we have added information for four counties: Jönkoping, Kalmar, Kronoberg and Östergötland.

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This update includes searchable posts for the following archives and years:

Jönköping county

Norra Vedbo häradsrätt, 1902-1947
Södra Vedbo häradsrätt, 1818-1947
Tveta, Vista and Mo domsaga, 1890-1953
Västra häradsrätt, 1901-1947
Östbo häradsrätt, 1755,1834-1899,1915-1937
Östra häradsrätt, 1744-1900

Kalmar county

Sevede häradsrätt, 1680,1900-1935
Sevede and Tunaläns domsaga, 1936-1960
Stranda häradsrätt, 1712-1899
Tjust häradsrätt, 1851-1960
Ölands norra mots häradsrätt, 1739-1881

Kronoberg county

Allbo häradsrätt, 1734-1891
Konga häradsrätt, 1901-1947
Mellersta Värends domsaga, 1919-1960
Uppvidinge häradsrätt, 1756-1947
Västra Värends domsaga, 1892-1960
Östra Värends domsaga, 1948-1956

Östergötland county

Aska, Dals och Bobergs domsaga, 1907-1960
Bråbygdens domsaga, 1904-1947
Finspångs läns domsaga, 1878-1947
Kinda häradsrätt, 1921-1947
Kinda och Ydre domsaga, 1948-1960
Linköpings domsaga, 1924-1960
Linköpings rådhusrätt and magistrat, 1861-1960
Lysings och Göstrings domsaga (1850-1924), 1918-1923
Norrköpings rådhusrätt and magistrat, 1932-1940
Åkerbo, Bankekinds and Hanekinds domsaga, 1889-1923

This update includes a total of 335,335 new searchable index posts. After this update, the total of searchable name index records for the estate inventory index is 2,227,370.

For you who do family research, the estate inventories are an important source. Here you can find information about family as information about the deceased’s heirs are noted in the estate inventory. You will find information about the deceased’s assets and debts and often there is detailed list of the deceased’s possessions.

Our index makes it easier to find the correct estate inventory, since usually it can be time consuming since the estate inventories are not organized in exact date order.  In 2017, we launched our estate inventory index and since then we have added material several times.

In the estate inventory index, you can search by name, year when the estate inventory was created along with the county and parish where the deceased person lived. When you search by year, one should remember that the estate inventory was not always created the same year of the person’s death.  Therefore, search with a time interval beginning with the death years and a couple of years out.

The estate inventory index now includes searchable name information for estate inventories from the following counties: Gotland, Gävleborg, Göteborg och Bohus, Jämtland, Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg, Norrbotten, Skaraborg, Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala, Värmland, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Västmanland, Älvsborg och Östergötland. We will continue to add more information so watch for additional information in our blog and Facebook.

Click here to see what district and city courts are included in the estate inventory index after this update.

To learn more about estate inventories, click here.

To access the estate inventory index, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se, select Index Search and select Estate Inventory in the list under Index source.

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More estate inventory indexes!

An important source for the Swedish genealogist is the estate inventory. Here you can prove genealogical relationships and find information about the deceased’s heirs. You will also see the assets and debts of the deceased which will help you gain a better understanding of your ancestor or relative’s life.

Our estate inventories index makes it much simpler for you to find the correct estate inventory, something that can be time-consuming since the estate inventories are not organized in any exact order. About three years ago, we launched our searchable estate inventory index and we have added additional material several times.

Now it is time for a new update. This time we have added new searchable posts for estate inventories from Gävleborg, Jämtland, Norrbotten, Uppsala, Västerbotten and Västernorrland counties. For some of these counties, there were already searchable posts available but we have added more searchable material.

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With this update, we have added 258,982 new searchable index posts. After this update, the estate inventories index includes a total of 1,864,795 posts.

Click here in order to open a PDF file to see what this update includes. In the list, you will see the county and district or city archive that is included in the update. You can even see what years the searchable index covers, both the total and what is included in this update.

In the estate inventories index, you can search by name, the year when the estate inventory was created together with county and parish where the person lived. When you search by year, it is important to remember that the estate inventory was not always created the same year the person died. Therefore, it is often a good idea to search for a time period from the year of death and a couple of years forward.

The estate inventories index now includes searchable name posts from 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 more indexes, so watch our blog or other social media for news about the updates.

Click here to see what is included in the estate inventories index after this update.

Click here to learn more about estate inventories.

In order to open the estate inventories index, you log in at app.arkivdigital.se, select Index search and select Estate inventories in the list under index source.

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Searching for estate inventories in ArkivDigital

The estate inventories (bouppteckningar) are one of the most important records for genealogists. These records can prove genealogical relationships as well as listing the names of the deceased’s heirs. Also, the estate inventory lists all the assets and debts of the deceased enabling one to get a better understanding of one’s ancestor’s life.

ArkivDigital has estate inventories for all of Sweden from the earliest times (early 1700s and even a few from the 1600s) up to 1950 and for many counties up to 1960.

In order to find an estate inventory, you need to know the parish where the person died and the district or city court that the parish belonged to. Today there are three primary methods for searching:

  1. National estate inventory index search.
  2. View photographed estate inventory register.
  3. Searching in the volume.

National estate inventory index search
ArkivDigital is currently building a national estate inventory index for all of Sweden. Currently it is mostly complete for older times but is less complete for the latter 1800s and forward. To find out what district and city courts and years have been indexed, go to the following link: https://www.arkivdigital.se/online/register/bouppteckningar

To illustrate how to access the national estate inventory in ArkivDigital, we will search for the estate inventory for Jan Hindrik Wiväg who died April 2, 1847 in Älvsbacka parish in Värmland county.

  1. Go to app.arkivdigital.se.
  2. Select index source.
  3. Select the index, estate inventory, under index source.
  4. In this case, we will use simple search and enter Hindrik Wiväg in the search box and click search. One could have entered Jan Hindrik Wiväg.
  5. There are two matches in the result list.
  6. Select the one for Jan Hindrik Wiväg.

national estate inventory search

After you selected a match on the result list, you will see an index record as shown below and you can click on the link that will go directly to the estate inventory.

jan hindrik estate inventory

Photographed estate inventory registers
If you don’t find the person in the national estate inventory index, look for a photographed estate inventory register for the court. We will look for the estate inventory for Elna Larsdotter who died February 9, 1838, in Slöinge parish, in Halland county. In order to find out what court district, Slöinge parish belonged, you go to archive search and enter Slöinge in the archive holder search button. Open the archive and scroll down to estate inventories. Click on that and search for estate inventory registers. You will find one that covers the years 1684 to 1848. Open volume and search for Elna Larsdotter. The names are listed by surname in alphabetical order. You will find an entry that gives the year, volume and page number.

estate inventory photographed register

In this case, the entry states that you can find the estate inventory in volume 32 for the year 1838 and on page 185.

Then return to the archive Årstads häradsrätt and look for volume 32, open the volume and go to page 185.

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Searching in the estate inventory volume
If you haven’t found the estate inventory by an index search and no estate inventory register exists, you will need to go the volume beginning with the deceased’s death date and browse forward. You may want to search up to two to three years after the date of death. In the latter 1800s and 1900s, there is a very strong likelihood of finding an estate inventory record but one must be patient and persistent in browsing through the volumes.

Estate Inventories for the nobility
Most of the estate inventories are found in the district and city courts but there are exceptions. The estate inventories for the nobility were given to the Court of Appeals (hovrätten) up until 1917. You will find the estate inventories for Götaland in the Göta hovrätt, for Svealand and Norrland in the Svea hovrätt and for Skåne and Blekinge in the Hovrätten för Skåne och Blekinge.

Click here for more information about estate inventories.

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ArkivDigital Webinar – Thursday, March 12, 2020

webinar 2020Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be one of the presenters for the 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon sponsored by FamilyTreeWebinars.com and MyHeritage on Thursday, March 12 at 9 PM Eastern Standard Time, 8 PM Central Standard Time, 7 PM Mountain Standard Time and 6PM Pacific Standard Time.

The title of the presentation is “Searching by name Swedish records using ArkivDigital”. The presentation will demonstrate index or name searching in the church books, estate inventories, emigration records and other collections. The webinar is free.

Click here for more information and click here to register for the webinar.

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