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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)

Fyrktalslängderna

Rare tax census rolls digitized by the Lund Regional Archives.
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(1863-1877; facsimiles).

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Örebro historical documents of the month.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

Digitized by the Royal Archives.
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(July 1252; facsimile)
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)
A greater selection of Stockholm City Archive databases is available on the original Swedish page ::for immigration/emigration data: Migration i arkiven
(Searchable and sortable statistical data)
Images from the business history of Stockholm.
Includes a searchable image database
(Photo facsimiles and Swedish commentary)

Sveg

Discovered in Sveg near Östersund.
Digitized by the Regional Archives in Östersund.
(8 July 1401; Old Norse transcription with Modern Swedish translation and commentary)

Tanum

Over 500 photographs of bronze-age carvings with a Swedish-language search interface.
Maintained by the Vitlycke Museum.
(Bronze age; searchable database of photographs)

Uppsala

Letters in the Uppsala Regional Archives:
Royal letters from three centuries.
Letters of famous Swedes
Letters from Swedish-Americans
(17th-20th centuries; facsimiles)
(1707-1926; facsimiles).
(For most of the above letters, click on lower right corner a second time for enlargement icon.)
A collection of visual and audio records of Uppsala region and its history.
(Facsimiles, photos, posters, sound recordings)

Vinsta

A historical journey through Vinsta, a part of Stockholm.
Includes historico-architectural views of Drottningholm Palace.
(Facsimiles, maps, Swedish commentary)

Visby

Illustrating the cultural history of Visby (Gotland).
A geographical approach.
(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)

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

A historical database of population in northern Sweden.
(1890; statistics).
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)
Clickable map of prehistoric sites in the Stockholm region.
Sponsored by the Stockholm Regional Museum.
(Stone Age through Iron Age; 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)

Web exhibitions of Uppland history, including new documents featured each month.
Digitized by the Regional Archives.
(Facsimiles, photographs, and commentary)

Värmland

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

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)

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)

Östergötland

(19th to 20th centuries; photo facsimiles)
Östergötland regional historical images.
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)
  • For further historical records and demographics of Östergötland,
See the links to other databases.

Östersund

Among these reports are found documents from Östersund history.
Digitized by the Regional Archives from 1997 to the present.
(Facsimiles and transcriptions)

Cumulative Sources

Sunk during the Scanian War with Denmark.
(Maps, images, documents).
Example of a loyalty pledge demanded by Swedes of rural folk during the Scanian War with Denmark.
From originals in the Regional Archives of Lund.
(1677; facsimiles and transcriptions.)
A project of the Stiftelsen Skånsk Framtid (SSF).
(Transcriptions with commentary)

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