Wednesday, June 03, 2015

WACKY: Swedish Lutheran Household Examination Books demo

Mr. Myrt has returned from his dinner date with Ol' Myrt here and was thrilled to see how the indexes at facilitate access to the annual Lutheran Household Examination Books digitized by Swedish partner Archivdigital. These beautiful, full-color images are ably demonstrated by Jason Oler from MyHeritage in the evening's WACKY Wednesday Hangout on Air.

Sweden Household Examination Books
1880 - 1920  - 21,900,179 records

To be extended into the 1600s with an estimated total of 53+ million records by fall.  
"The Household Examination Books are the primary source for researching the lives of individuals and families throughout the Parishes of Sweden, from the late 1600’s until modern times. The books were created and kept by the Swedish Lutheran Church which was tasked with keeping the official records of the Swedish population until 1991." Source:

IMAGE: Anders Gustaf Andersson family entry, Skaraborgs - Älgarås AI 4 - Page 59 - Line 1, Sweden Household Examination Book, 1880-1920, digital images through ArchivDigital partnership with ( viewed 3 June 2015.)

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