Next to the church books, the estate inventory records are probably the most important source material for many genealogists. These rich records provide genealogical information as well as detailing the assets and debts of the deceased which helps one gain a deeper understanding of one’s ancestor’s life.
We have photographed all the estate inventory records from earliest times up to 1940 for all of Sweden. Our goal is to photograph all up until 1960. For some counties, the photographing is complete while work remains for other counties. Below is the photographing status for each county. There may be cases in all counties where individual volumes may be missing for example where the volume could not be photographed because of its extremely poor physical condition.
Counties which are complete up to 1940. Photographing is in progress for years 1941-1945.
Counties which are complete up to 1945. Photographing is in progress for years 1946-1950.
Counties which are complete up to 1955. Photographing is in progress for years 1956-1960.
Counties which are complete up to 1960.
- Gotland (however only up to year 1947 for city court in Visby)
- Göteborg och Bohus
In conclusion, we wish to point out our searchable name index for estate inventories (Inventory of estate index) which is available to our All-in-one customers. Currently, the register is far from complete but more index entries will be added. You can find out what district and city court archives are name searchable for estate inventories by going to the following link: https://www.arkivdigital.se/online/register/bouppteckningar