Arkiv Digital has chosen to post the FULL birth, marriage, and death records instead of
the extracted birth, marriage, and death (SCB) records which Genline (and thus the world
version of Ancestry.com
because they purchased Genline) has posted. Those SCB records were
sent to Stockholm for statistical purposes starting in 1860. I think the SVAR service has
those records until 1942. SVAR is a much better choice than Ancestry.com
if you want those
SCB records. Records are clearer and they have more than just parish records. I'm
subscribed to Genline, SVAR, and Arkiv Digital.
Arkiv Digital is a work in progress and they are quickly scanning the FULL records in
later years. I'd rather see the original record than the SCB extraction. Some records
cover years which can't yet be released because they cover years too recent to be
allowed, but their scanned records are getting later and later. I've seen records in
the 1930s, even late 1930s, on Arkiv Digital for some parishes.
If you live near a library which is subscribed to Ancestry.com
, you can search the SCB
records for free.
These are scanned records so indexes aren't likely. You need to know the parish. SVAR
has a lot of the 1910 Swedish census on their subscription site, so that dvd will be
released in perhaps a year or two, or sooner. SVAR has an unindexed 1930 Swedish Census.
People on this list have the index cds/dvds for the 1970-1980-1990 Swedish censuses. Ask
Orland Park, Illinois
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On Sep 25, 2013, at 9:00 PM, Carol Larson <larsonjw(a)aol.com> wrote:
Thanks for the tip on Ancestry. Is there any special way to go about searching for these
records. Is there any kind of index. Or is it hit or miss.
From: gen gilberg <gen.gilberg(a)gmail.com>
To: SWEDEN <SWEDEN(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 2:40 pm
Subject: [SWEDEN] ArkivDigital vs Church Records on Ancestry
For your information:
I have found that Ancestry has some newer records (for some parishes) on
there site that ArkivDigital does not have, i.e. birth and death records
up to a 1941 and even later. So if you have gotten in the habit of only
using Arkivdigital because the documents are much clearer, you might want
to look at Ancestry again.