Saturday, February 21, 2015

Millions of Scandinavian records online at MyHeritage SuperSearch

The following is from MyHeritage. 

We’re delighted to announce that we have started making good on our promise to digitize and bring online millions of exclusive historical records from Scandinavia. The majority of these records have never been indexed online before.
The records are searchable on MyHeritage SuperSearch and MyHeritage users will now automatically receive matches to those records relevant to their family tree.
Anyone with Scandinavian roots will be able to explore their family history and learn more about the lives of their ancestors with this robust searchable index of records published online for the first time.
The new collections include:
Danish Records:
As we announced in December, MyHeritage has entered into an agreement with the National Archives of Denmark to digitize and index over 120 million records, including all available Danish census records from 1787-1930 and Parish records from 1646 to 1915. As of today the entire 1930 Danish census (3.5 million records) is available online! The remaining censuses and Parish records will be released during 2015 and 2016.
The 1930 Danish census  is a treasure trove of historical information, for anyone whose families originated in the region. It covers Denmark as well as Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
The household examination rolls are the primary register of the Swedish church, listing the residents of each parish, their families, and important life events such as births, marriages and deaths. The collection includes 54 million records with 5 million color images of which 22 million records are already available online. The remaining records are scheduled to go online before the end of June 2015.
Below is a map of Sweden showing those counties in bold orange whose records have been added today. Here's some notes about the map:
  • Västra Götaland:  In 1997 this county was formed by merging the three counties of Göteborg och Bohus, Älvsborg, and Skaraborg.
  • Dalarna: In 1997 this county was renamed from Kopparberg.
  • Skåne: In 1997 this county was formed by merging the two counties of Kristianstad and Malmöhus.
Swedish counties
Pssst... We are working on more content that will go live soon, from additional Nordic countries!
Do you have Scandinavian roots? Start searching our new collections and let us know what you discover!

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