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Häradsskrivare (older spelling Häradsskrifvare) a civil official who had the responsibility to create the taxation records including tax credits and debits within a fögderi.The häradskrivare would also maintain the the fögderi accounts and act as controller for the kronofogden.
Take advantage of online resources. Family History Research is hugely popular in Sweden. Combine this with a high percentage of the population that uses the computer and internet daily and you get a wealth of online resources. Remember if you are searching databases that were created by the Swedes for the Swedes you need to use the Swedish letters of Å, Ä, and Ö respectively. For example if you are searching the Rotemansakiv Database (through the Stockholm City Archive) for a Erik Åberg and you type in Erik Aberg, you will get zero hits. Remember Å sounds like an O so the anglicized Oberg should be searched as Åberg.
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A new section called My Parishes has been added to this site. The list represents about 80% of the parishes on my mothers side. Parishes with the most ancestors are in bold. I'll get the parishes on Dads side in soon.
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy January 23 - 27, 2012
As course coordinator, I have the opportunity to design a week long course that is focused on Swedish family history research. Altogether there will be 17 classes taught during the week of institute with an additional 6 hours of consultation work at the Family History Library.
While the content of these classes is geared to the intermediate to advanced researcher, anyone who is interested to learn about Swedish research is welcome to register. The classes will be taught with with 2 other instructors. The class topics are:
To learn more about the Swedish Course click on the links below:
Favorite Tools for Swedish Research