Guide for New Users
page describes the basics on how to use the site effectively
There are FOUR
Themes like Geography, Emigration,
Military, Church Records. Each theme has its own colour.
The theme sections are subdivided in Facts, Guides and
library of facts on several relevant topics.
on genealogy in general and a number of special topics.
"How to" guides.
This differs from the FACTS section in that here opinions
for genealogical DATA, like parish records, census, ships
and a geographically
oriented set of sub-sites
series of many sub-sites for a specific part of Sweden. The
Province - > Kommun -> Socken -> Village / Farm
To find a location go to the main Regions
page and use the search facilities there.
- If your browser can handle frames you
have a persistent main menu with links to
these sections at the top of your screen
- The above colour coding
is used throughout the site so you always know which section
you are reading
- All top level pages are short (one
screen) mainly used for navigation.
Lower level pages are longer and filled with information.
- Many links are cross-references
sending you to connected topics within this site.
- The site organization focuses on
your question - not on where the answers may be
An effect of this is for example that you will not
find resources grouped by "links, books" etc but
instead by "type of information", like
"Facts", "Guides" etc OR topics like
"Emigration, Geography" etc.
- Major source types have special guides
on how to use them, e.g. Church Records (in
the Guides or Themes sections)
- To get an answer to a detail query, e.g.
find church records for one parish, the general idea is that
if you know the place (parish / commune / province / county)
go to the provincial sections first. If you
you don't know where (or you have a general question) then
use the general topic pages OR the "Search"
function from SweGGate main page.
- Still some provincial pages
are not very extensive. Please bear with me for a while
longer. What is already in will certainly be useful to some.
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