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Local Sources

Finspång

A digital reference work on Finspång (Östergötland) in the 20th century.
Website sponsored by Östergötlands Bildningsförbund.
(1890-2000; maps, facsimiles and images)

Gästrikland

Documenting objects and processes of ironworking
&nbsp &nbsp in Gävleborg through the ages.
&nbsp &nbsp Courtesy of Länsmuseet Gävleborg.
(Photo facsimiles, commentary and maps)

Mjölby

A visual industrial history of Mjölby (Östergötland).
From Kulturarv Östergötland
(19th to 20th centuries; photo facsimiles)

Nykroppa

Virtual historical tour of Nykroppa (Jämtland).
Includes digitized documents, photographs, maps, etc.
(Facsimiles, photos, maps)

Örebro

Örebro historical documents of the month.
Digitized by the City Archives from 2000 to the present.
(Facsimiles and photographs with annotations)

Stockholm

Sunk in Stockholm Harbor on its maiden voyage in 1628 and raised in 1961.
Official website of the Vasa Museum.
Also available in Swedish, of course.
(10 August 1628; Images with English or Swedish commentary)

(Demographic source materials)
Passports
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(1600-1878; Swedish facsimiles, page linking there)
Images from the business history of Stockholm.
Includes a searchable image database
(Photo facsimiles and Swedish commentary)
(1825-1843; Swedish transcriptions)
(Swedish facsimiles)
(1878-1894; Swedish transcriptions)

Uppsala

A collection of visual and audio records of Uppsala region and its history.
(Facsimiles, photos, posters, sound recordings)

Visby

Illustrating the cultural history of Visby (Gotland).
A geographical approach, look on right side and click on "meny kartor" for maps.
(Photo facsimiles and maps)


Regional Sources

Southern Sweden

A cooperative Danish-Swedish project
    covering sources from both sides of the "Sound" (incl. Scania)
(Pictures, postcards, maps, letters, guides to archival sources)
Demographic Database of southern Sweden.
A searchable compendium of vital statistics.
Limited to the counties of Scania and Blekinge.
Also available with an English-language interface.
(17th-19th centuries; searchable vital statistics)
Demographic Database of southern Sweden.
A searchable compendium of vital statistics.
Limited to the counties of Scania and Blekinge.
Also available with an English-language interface.
(17th-19th centuries; searchable vital statistics)

Gotland

A medieval chronicle of Gotland.
(Medieval Gotlandic/Swedish transcription)

Jämtlands län

(1890; Swedish)

South-Central Sweden

A searchable database of records from municipalities in South-Central Sweden (Halland, Jönköping, Kalmar).
Also available in German- and English-language interfaces.
(Searchable database of transcribed statistics)

Kiruna

A searchable database of municipality records.
Limited to the region around Kiruna (Norrbotten).
(Searchable database of statistics)

Northern Sweden

(1890; Swedish)
Photos of Gustaf Hallström (1880-1962) from early 20th century research trips.
Cultural history vignettes from northern Sweden and Norway.
Posted by the university library of Umeå.
(1907-1926; Photo facsimiles and diary transcriptions).

Stockholm

A growing database of cultural images and artifacts from the Stockholm region.
Designed for the study of cultural history.
Sponsored by the Stockholm Regional Museum.
(Maps, photographic facsimiles, commentary)

Uppsala

Images of Uppland regional history from the collections of the Uppsala Regional Museum.
Click on "bildspel" for a slide show of images from each photographer.
(Early 20th century; photographs)

Värmland

Manuscripts and photographs on the iron industry,
    the social and economic history of Värmland.
(Facsimiles, commentary & photographs)
(1890; Swedish)

Västerbotten

Regional manuscripts of the research archive in Umeå's university library (for Västerbotten).
The online manuscripts are only partial samples at present.
(Facsimiles).
A demographic database from the University of Umeå (Västerbotten).
Folk censuses, parish registers, and other vital statistics.
Also available with an English-language interface.
(17th-20th centuries; searchable vital statistics)
(1890; Swedish)

Western Sweden

Images, inscriptions and translations in modern Swedish and English
  Of runestones mainly in western Sweden.
Digitized by Henrik Karlsson.
(Images, transcriptions, and modern Swedish and English translations)
(1890; Swedish)

Östergötland

Searchable maps and history of the Göta Canal (Östergötland).
A civil engineering landmark that traverses Sweden east to west.
(18th to 20th centuries; maps and commentary -- also available in English)

Cumulative Sources

Digitized materials from the Royal Archives.
(Facsimiles and transcriptions)
A demographic database unifying archival holdings in national and regional archives.
Folk censuses, parish registers, and other vital statistics.
(17th-20th centuries; searchable vital statistics in Swedish)

Sunk during the Scanian War with Denmark.
(Maps, images, documents).
A project of the Stiftelsen Skånsk Framtid (SSF).
(Transcriptions with commentary)

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