Name searching features have been available for the Population of Sweden 1950 and 1960 as well as the Population of Sweden 1888-1920 registers for some time. You can enter the information you know such as a name, birth date, residence in the search box and the search will check all index records for these search terms. You will then see a result list of matches which you can review.
Now, we are introducing advanced searching features for the various registers. The advanced searching features are now available for the following registers: Population of Sweden 1950, Population of Sweden 1960 and the Population of Sweden 1880-1920.
To use the new advanced search options, press + on the right-hand side for each selection. You must open at least one of the search selections in order to use the advanced searching. If you wish to search only with entries in the search box, keep the search selections closed.
Advanced search – Name
Here you can search by first name, last name, gender or a combination of these fields.
Advanced search – Birth
Here you can search by birth date or make a selection between years (for example births between 1865 and 1870). Notice the entry format for the date (Birth date – YYYY-MM-DD). One can also search by birth parish, birth county or birth country (if the birth country is not Sweden).
Advanced Search – Census (called Location in Sweden Population of 1880-1920)
Here you search on information based on where the person lived at that time. For example, in the 1950 Census, where the person lived in 1950. In the example shown above, we are searching for a person who lived at the end of 1950 on a street beginning with Kristina in the Ljungby parish.
Advanced Search – Household
This search possibility is one of the most exciting and usable. Here one can combine information about persons living together in a family in order to find matches in cases where one does not have a lot of information about the family. One can include multiple persons in the household in the search by clicking “Add person”. In the example, one searches for Bengt Nilsson born in 1821 (Bengt Nilsson 1821 is entered in the search box at the top). Then we click on “Household” and enter Emilia in the first name field. Thus, we are searching for a Bengt Nilsson born in 1821 with an Emilia living in the same household. Three matches appear in the result list and all listings are for the same family.
Click further and look at the congregation book to confirm the information in the search results.
Lunds domkyrkoförsamling (M) AIIa:18 (1902-1908) Image 180 / page 716 (AID: v104649.b180.s716, NAD: SE/LLA/13254) (Link)
When you use the new advanced search features, it is the same as other searches. It is better to enter less information first and then enter more information to narrow down the number of matches.
The advanced search function is only available in ArkivDigital’s web version. If you still have not tested the web version, you can start the program at the following link: https://app.arkivdigital.se.
The web version runs in your browser and functions best with the web browser, Google Chrome. If you do not have access to Chrome, you can install it from the following link:
In future blogs, we will share additional tips on how one can use the advanced search features.