Bo Johansson posted this information some time ago:
(Buildings / estates in Sweden) is a series of books briefly describing
individual farms and estates all over Sweden in the 1960's. I think they
covered all of Sweden. It was published in 2 sub-series - Rural and Towns.
Not all estates are included since it was created by touring the country and
getting info from the people and taking a photo of the house and it was up
to the estate owner to accept to be included.
The books seem to be quite comprehensive though and each farm has a few
lines describing the houses, some statistics and naming the owner and tenant
plus a small size photo of the home.
Usually there are 50 to hundreds of items in each parish and there is an
article about the parish too.
Example: the province Värmland is covered in 5 volumes each some 10 x 8 x 2
inches. I have access to one of those (western part) at home (borrowed) but
some libraries in Sweden have several volumes.
Being extremely lucky you may find one volume in 2nd hand bookstores in
Sweden and then at a price of 20-50 US$ each.
There is a similar work published in the 1940's named Svenska Gods och
Gårdar often available at Swedish libraries but usually only the local
For the digital books http://www.obdr.se/
999 sek for all 3 CDs
There are 3 CDs that cover all of Sweden. They also show some sample pages.
A brief write-up about how the books were created.
I can do look-ups in "Svenska Gods och Gårdar", I have the jpg-version on 3
DVD disks. For example, the province Dalsland is covered on 1038 pages
(images), and the parish Rölanda is covered on page 664-694, with typically
4 farms/properties per page.
// Bo Johansson"
The Swedish American Museum in Philadelphia has an extensive set of the
Sveriges Bebyggelse books. Probably other sets exist.
Norman A. Sandin
Kihei, HI 96753
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Behalf Of Judy Baouab
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:26 AM
Subject: Re: [SWEDEN] a question about farm records
"My question is, does something like the Norwegian bygdeboker, farm
histories, exist for Sweden also?"
In my experience they would be rare in Sweden.
What do you know about that person?
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On Jun 27, 2013, at 7:32 AM, Eve <evesaccount(a)gmail.com> wrote:
My question is, does something like the Norwegian bygdeboker, farm
histories, exist for Sweden also?