Swedish-Norwegian partnership – a benefit for genealogists

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ArkivDigital and the Norwegian Genealogical Society have entered  into a partnership with the goal to make it easier for their subscribers and members to access more historical records and other interesting source materials by sharing images.

The first exchange of source material images has recently been completed.

The Norwegian Genealogical Society members can now access the following collections: J.A. Nordströms extensive collection of family histories and local history studies, records from Bohuslän, mainly the parish records on the islands of Tjörn and Orust along with Magnell’s collections of court book extracts from Gillberg and Jösse district courts in Värmland. Furthermore, members can also view documents relating to the prisoners of war from the Great Northern War, some Norwegian church books from Kansas and Minnesota, and a tax register in Jämtland from 1645.

In return, ArkivDigital’s subscribers now have access to a number of published Norwegian works mainly from the 1800’s and early 1900’s, for example Politietidende 1886–1900 and 1916, which includes information of all those wanted by the police in Norway as well as information about arrests and released prisoners, several years’ copies of the Military Calendar (Militaircalender) and the Norwegian State Calendar (Norges Statskalender) along with death lists within Norway. Even arrest records from the Akershus fortress, prisons: Kongsvinger kretsfengsel and Elverum hjelpfengsel, have been made available to ArkivDigital’s subscribers.

In the future, more images of other records from Norway, Sweden and the United States will be published within the framework of this partnership agreement.

ArkivDigital and the Norwegian Genealogical Society are pleased that this partnership has been established and we are convinced that it will benefit family researchers in both countries.

View original article in Swedish by clicking here.

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Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital Webinar

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Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be the presenter for a webinar sponsored by the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society on Tuesday, January 20th at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time.

The title of the presentation is “Researching Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital”. Click here to register.

The live webinar is free.  After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join on the night of the webinar and handout information.  This is a first come first served webinar.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.  The live webinar is limited to 100 attendees.

The archived webinar will be available to members of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society.

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