For all family and local history researchers with interest in Regna parish in North Östergötland, we want to point out a very interesting resource, the Regna local historical society’s archive (Regna hembygdsförenings arkiv). Recently, selected sections of the society’s archive have been added to ArkivDigital’s online archive.
The archive consists of many types of documents, such as extracts from court protocols, bills of exchange, private letters, purchase documents and examination catalogs. Parts of the collection are sorted by farms / villages, making it easy to find documents for a particular farm or city. Many of the documents were collected in the 1930s, 40s and 50s when three men, Adolf Guditz, Herbert Larsson and Axel E. Ericsson visited the farms and collected the material.
Among the many documents we have photographed include 17 volumes of wonderful photographs. The album includes photographs of people living in Regna, taken from the middle of the 1800’s and forward. Many of the persons in the photos are identified with information about their place of residence as well as birth and death year.
A page out of a photo album. On the left side, we see home owner Anders Eriksson (1823-1909) in Gåsnäs and on the right side we home owner Erik Eriksson (born 1828) in Börstorp. Link.
In order to access Regna local historical society’s archive in ArkivDigital:
- Select New archive search.
- Enter Regna hembygdsförening in the search box and click search.
The material is divided into six archives:
- Regna hembygdsförening
- Regna hembygdsförening: Adolf Guditz efterlämnade handlingar
- Regna hembygdsförening: Axel E. Ericsson
- Regna hembygdsförening: Fotoalbum
- Regna hembygdsförening: Göntorps gårdsarkiv
- Regna hembygdsförening: Herbert Larssons samling