General Genealogical News
|Changes to Rootsweb mailing lists|
Members of the Rootsweb mailing lists have received a mail in the beginning of
August about changes they will make to the mailing list system. The SWEDEN and
SWEGGATE lists are scheduled to be changed beginning on Monday Sept 11.
Please expect some minor problems in the change-over period (computers have their own mind you know :-)
As a list subscriber there are a few adjustments you may have to to:
|Swedish Census 1900 is complete|
The Census for all of Sweden is now completely digitized and available by
subscription to the SVAR
website (sub-site of the National Archives). It contains about 5.2 million
persons and is indexed and searchable in several ways.
|Norwegian Church books on line (scanned)|
This is very good news and will be a very useful source
for Norwegian research
Norway National Archives ("Arkivverket") has begun scanning church
books from microfilms and offer those to the public for FREE. It is much like
the GenLine subscription service in Sweden.
|The Danish Arkivalier" site|
Rootsweb Denmark Genweb site has
detailed info about these sources and also guide on how to use the website
|SAOB (Svenska Akademiens Ordbok) on line|
SAOB - the complete reference work on
Swedish language - has appended a new section: Tall - Till.
|Riksarkivet SVAR , Arkion a.o. websites reorganize|
Several of the subsites to Riksarkivet
(Swedish National Archives) are in the process to be merged into the main SVAR
site. There are still problems, not least with several broken links. Site is
occasionally temp unavailable.
On the positive side they have added an English version to a few of the pages, among those the subscription services. Unfortunately the English language could be much better but I think most of it is still understandable.
Please note that they still require a Swedish personnummer (personal ID number) for orders through invoice but you can pay with a VISA-card.
IMPORTANT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE VALID ARKION SUBSCRIPTIONS
Your Arkion user ID and password does NOT work on the SVAR site.
You can NOT convert your subscription on the web-site. Do NOT use the web-site subscription since that is only for new customers and will not credit you for what is left on your current Arkion account.
You have to contact customer service to have your account transferred from former Arkion to SVAR by phone or, if you don't speak Swedish, preferably by e-mail. Give them your current user ID on Arkion and your complete personal info (Name, address) and the date you subscribed.
In return they will give you a NEW user id and new password to use on SVAR. You should then log on to SVAR and change your password. This will give you access to those parts of SVAR which were previously on Arkion.
If you want to have access to additional sources which were already on SVAR you will have to pay an additional fee for the upgrade. If so then make sure you get properly credited for what is left on your Arkion account.
Calculate like this:
The price you paid (excl bank fees etc) divided by the number of months you paid for = price per month. From your Arkion price deduct what you used up (user months times price per month). This gives you your present credit. That amount should be deducted from the price of your new subscription.
Why do I tell you this ? Well - I had to tell them how to calculate when I converted my subscription or I would have lost some 60 USD (5 months worth)
Good news for those of you who need to access Danish sources. If you have
emigrants from Skåne, Blekinge or Småland this may be where you find a missing
For the first 2 sources you need to register (brugerregistrering). It is
simple and free.
Rootsweb Denmark Genweb site has detailed info about these sources and also guide on how to use the website
A BIG THANK YOU to Danish National Archives for making this available for free. Sweden charges for this info and church books are made available by a private company which of course must charge (pretty stiffly)
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( CENSUS / TAXATION RECORDS)
|SVAR (department under the Swedish National Archives =
Riksarkivet) has started to scan the above type of records.
They will cover the period 1642 - 1820. So far only 9 län (counties) are available but they plan to have all of Sweden scanned before summer 2005.
Scanned copies are (and more will be) available on line by subscription. More info
>>>> UPDATES AT THE SWEGGATE WEB PORTAL >>>>
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