a *** SweGGate StarGuide *** ®
|A place||A person||Historical info|
|Have you read my Beginners Guides ?|
|Find a place
when you know only
|General guide to Sweden's divisions|
|Landskap (province) name||Find the SweGGate landskap site here. All provinces are represented on SweGGate.|
|Län (county) name||SweGGate is organized by landskap
- not by län. To find the correct landskap
use this conversion table. All
counties are represented on SweGGate.
All county names are unique.
|Kommun name||Most kommuner are represented on
SweGGate. All kommun names are unique.
Use Search facility if you don't know in which landskap to look.
If unsuccessful there try those
|Socken (parish) name||Socken
are usually the same area. Both translate to
"parish". Several socken names are NOT unique. You need
to know in which län or landskap too.
Several search facilities here
|Village/Farm name||Hard to find without knowing an area or
region. There are many like-named places in different locations. Use
a) SweGGate Search facility and
b) Internet search (Yahoo, Google etc).
c) Also try search facilities here
|Don't know what type of geographical name||Use SweGGate Search facility. Remember to try different spellings if you are unsure of that.|
|Try the searchable database at Rötter|
|Try the maps at Lantmäteriet|
|Find a person
when you know
|Person's name but not where||Use the many databases of names with scope Worldwide, Sweden or Regional.|
|Also try the SweGGate Search facility. To find Family Trees go here|
|Try to go via emigration info. Try Emigranten CD which mostly gives you the socken they left from.|
|Person's name and a place||1. Find the place using the guides above.
2. Then find the sources at the local site.
|Find historical Info|
|Sweden General||Find it under
a) Facts: History column or
b) Sweden General history
|Provincial||Go to the Provincial sites through this gate. To find history of kommun / socken / village first locate the place using the above guide. History is usually presented at local level pages.|
|Last updated by||F Hae||2005-07-09 20:45||© Fredrik Haeffner, 2000-5|