Share your family tree!

There is a new function in the family tree at ArkivDigital. You can now invite up to 25 persons to view your tree. This makes it easy to show your research to your relatives and friends.

To do this:
Open your family tree in ArkivDigital and click on the button, “Settings” at the bottom right corner.

family tree 1

In the dialogue routine you now see, click on “Handle tree invites”.

family tree 2

Then click on “Invite to family tree”.

family tree 3

Write in the email address for the person that you wish to invite to view the tree and click OK.

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Repeat the above steps to invite more people. The people you invite will receive an email with instructions on how to view the tree.

Looking at the family tree is completely free for the people you invite; they only need to register with their name and email address at ArkivDigital to access the tree.

The invited people can only look at your family tree, they cannot make any changes to it.

By clicking on “Handle tree invites” (see the second image) you can also see the status of the people you have invited and you can also remove the invitation if you no longer want a person to have access to your family tree.

Click here for Family Tree Frequently Asked Questions.


Index Register Post Settings

You can choose whether you want to see a register post and the source record simultaneously when you click a link to a register post.

register setting

By clicking on settings at the top of the register post as shown in the above image, you can see both the register post and the original record at the same time as shown below.

image and indexVimmerby stadsförsamling (H) AIIa:6 (1912-1920) Image 1440 / Page 463 (AID: v175245.b1440.s463, NAD: SE/VALA/00419)

If you do not want to see the post and image at the same time, uncheck the register setting. When you click on the link to the source, you will only see the image of the record as shown below.

full image


New image information in the image viewer

As many of you may have already discovered, we have added some image information to the software. When you open a volume, you can see this in the left corner of the image.

image viewer

The image information includes the archive name, county code, volume code with start and end years along with the image and page number. This is the same source citation that you see when you copy pure source identifier. In the above image, you see the following source identifier: Pelarne (H) AI:4 1841-1846, Image 37/Page 49 or the name of the parish archive, Pelarne, county code (H) which is the code for Kalmar county, symbol for the volume type (AI:4) or household book and the years covered followed by the image and page number.

Note – You can find a list of the county codes by clicking here.

For those using the English interface who do not want the image information to be visible, you can hide it by going to the Start menu and clicking on “Settings” as shown below.


Then select “Presentation” and then in the row “Show image information in the image viewer”, click “Hide”.

hide image

Click here for original article in Swedish.