Wonderful news for all with Värmland roots! Soon, it will be easier to search for your Värmland ancestors. This is thanks to the Värmland Genealogical Society which has allowed ArkivDigital to acquire the church book register which the society has created. The register which is named the Värmland’s Church Book Register (Värmlands Kryrkboksregister) was created over a period of years by members of the society as well as work from some labor market projects. The register was previously published on a DVD/USB. This register will be available in ArkivDigital.
“We see ArkivDigital as a natural partner,” says Lars-Göran Jansson, chairman of the Värmland Genealogical Society.
The new register will include more than 1.2 million index entries for births, marriages and deaths for the majority of Värmland parishes. The fact that this information will become searchable in ArkivDigital will make it much easier for all researchers who have Värmland ancestors when one no longer has to browse page by page in the church books but simply look for the person with a simple search.
Map of Värmland. The map is borrowed from the Postmuseum’s collection at DigitaltMuseum.
ArkivDigital customers will be able to search by name, year, location plus much more. When one has found the information, one can easily click on the original source record to check the information. ArkivDigital is beginning to link the register entries to the church book records and, in a few months, the Värmland register will become available to ArkivDigital customers.
ArkivDigital’s goal is to publish more indexes including those produced by the company and those that have been created by organizations around Sweden over the years.
“We welcome genealogical societies to contact us, if they have registers of church books or other old documents,” says Mikael Karlsson, managing director of ArkivDigital.