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Tuesday Quick Tips – Danish Records at MyHeritage.com

I have enthused about MyHeritage.com in previous posts, but now there is even more reason to consider a subscription if you are doing Danish research. MyHeritage.com has recently posted a significant index to Danish records from 1813 to 1923. The index

Posted in Denmark, Records

Tuesday Quick Tips – Learning and Doing Good

There is no better way to learn to read old script than to just sit down and start working on it. I am not suggesting for someone who has never read any old scripts to jump into a meaty 17th

Posted in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Records, Sweden

Tuesday Quick Tips – Midwife

When a child was born in Sweden, the birth was often attended by a midwife (barnmorska). The attendance of a midwife at the birth was in some cases recorded in the birth and christening record, especially in later records. The following

Posted in Records, Sweden

ArkivDigital 2.0 is Free 12-13 November 2016

A few weekends a month ArkivDigital offers its access to Swedish records free. Well, once you see what it is like to have 24-7 access to beautiful, color digitizations of almost all the basic records needed to do Swedish research

Posted in Records, Sweden

Tuesday Quick Tips – Index for Halland Län Records Added to FamilySearch

FamilySearch is always adding additional digitized records online and continuing to index records so that they are freely available to all. In the last few weeks they have added almost 3/4 million index entries for the Halland Län! Even if

Posted in Records, Sweden

Tuesday Quick Tips – Stockholm City Archives

If you are doing research on families who lived in or around Stockholm there is one website you must become familiar with, Stockholm Stadsarkivet (Stockholm City Archives.) The Stockholm City Archives has many important archival resources available if you are

Posted in Records, Sweden, Uncategorized

Tuesday Quick Tips – Swedish American Newspapers Online

One of the great, but often overlooked, resources for Swedish-American research are the ethnic newspapers that were available to most of the Swedish immigrants. They read these papers, usually published in Swedish, for news from home or news about other

Posted in Records, Sweden

Tuesday Quick Tips – Finnish Communion and Pre-Confirmation Books on MyHeritage

One of the most important record sources for Finnish genealogical research, rippikirjat (communion books) and lastenkirjat (preconfirmation books) are now available and indexed on MyHeritage. These records are similar to the Swedish husförhörboken (household examinations). They show the family groups

Posted in Finland, Records

Tuesday Quick Tips – Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library

Whether you are experienced or new to Norwegian genealogical research, one must know location-physical and online-is the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library located in Madison, Wisconsin.  The website provides, free-of-charge, a significant amount of information for the beginner:

Posted in Norway, Records

Tuesday Quick Tips – Swedish Emigration Contracts

So you’ve found your Swedish immigrant ancestor in the Göteborg Emigration lists-indexed on Ancestry.com, not indexed at ArkivDigital (or for from the Emigration lists in Stockholm or Malmö.)  And you see there is a contract number (Kontraktets N:o) to left of

Posted in Emigration Records, Records, Sweden
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