Thank you for this reply.
I am going to follow your recommendation about going through the inflyttning
records first because, this might lead me to the parish he moved to. Then I
will look in the HFL records. If I can't find him I am going to start a list
for things to do when I go to Salt Lake City next summer. I live in Tucson
Arizona and it is a beautiful ride in the back roads through Arizona and
Thanks again for your help,
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Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 9:45 PM
Subject: Re: [SWEDEN] Technique in Göteboeg records
I would start by looking at the inflyttning records but since there are lots
of parishes in Göteborg, it will take you some time. That is the sort of
I usually do in Salt Lake City because all the films are handy. I've done
this a few times for Stockholms Stad. It is tedious but works if you have
patience. (In SLC, it takes me several hours of checking. It will take you
longer if you order microfilm, but if you are using Genline and if that
on the site (which isn't totally finished), it should not be any worse than
the few hours I've spent in the past.
I think there might be indexes of some sort for a city such as Göteborg but
perhaps not on Genline. Check the Family History Library Catalog. Indexes
save time if they exist.
Stockholm parishes have an index of sorts in the moving in and out records.
The A last names are grouped together (but you have to check each parish
individually), the B last names are grouped together, etc. but they are not
alphabetized in the normal sense. I suppose that may exist for Göteborg.
He is not in the 1890 Swedish Census CD so you know he died before 31
December 1890 (or left Sweden, but he was rather old to emigrate.)
These searches can't always be quick. I can't begin to tell you how many
times I've gone page by page by page by page through a HFL to find someone.
not always possible to find a quick way to search. This usually is what I
to do when I'm researching the side of my family which moved at least once a
year. I can't be sure that there won't be more listings of that person if I
don't check. (It would be easier not to do this if the writing weren't so
crowded and messy, but many of the entries where that family lived are
messy. (Luckily the other side of my family usually stayed in the same
Orland Park, Illinois
Sent: 10:41 P.M. U.S. Central Time, November 29