In the ArkivDigital program, there are information boxes that can help you in your search for records. Here are examples of a few.
When one enters a name of a parish archive or other name in the search box in the archive search form, the search results will appear on the right side. When you click on the desired parish, the row is highlighted in gray.
Once you click on the selected parish, the volume list for the parish appears on the right side.
Below are explanations of parts of the search form numbered 1 to 4.
- Here you see what was typed in the search box (Forsh), which brought up four hits including the desired parish. Forshem is the third one in the list.
- You can open and close the search form by clicking on the magnifying glass.
- Click on “Archive info” and you will get more information about the archive.
- (A) Information on which county the parish is in. In this case Forshem is in Skaraborg county.
- (B) Link to NAD or the National Archive Database at the National Archives. There is an abbreviation for the actual regional archive. (GLA = Göteborg Regional Archive). By clicking on the link, your browser will direct you to the regional archive where you can find a list of the physical volumes that exist in the archive.
- (C) Information about the organization of the parish. In this case, it states that since January 1, 1962, Forshem is the mother parish in the Forshem, Fullösa, Medelplana, Västerplana, Österplana och Kestad parishes’ pastorat. Up to December 31, 1961, Forshem was the mother parish in the Forshem, Kinne-Vedum och Fullösa parishes’ pastorat. You can more information about mother parishes and annex parishes in a previously published blog. Go to the blog.
- (D)Stift is the name of the diocese that the parish belongs to. In this case the diocese is Skara. Härad or district is the name of the district that the parish belongs to. In this case, the district is Kinne. The district is important to know when you are searching for the district tax registers.
In this box, you can also find other information about the archive. As an example, you may see a note that the records were partially destroyed by fire.
4. The symbol “i” indicates that there is more information on the volume. Hold the cursor over the “i” and a box with more information will appear.
You can see the same information by clicking once on the volume that has an “i”. The list of the volumes moves to the left and the information is shown on the right. There is also a button to click on to open the volume.