JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Sweden) ArkivDigital Free Offer March 18-19, 2017 #general
Jan Meisels Allen
It's not Genealogy Day in Sweden, but ArkivDigital is offering free access
to their database on March 18-19, 2017. While their notice did not suggest
a start time and end time, it is presumed to be on Swedish time. To convert
to your local time use:
The website is in both English and Swedish.
This is for new customers and for base customers. There are census indexes
where you can search by name which are powerful tools that make your
research much easier. Examples of the registers include:
Population of Sweden 1880-1920
Population of Sweden 1950 and 1960 Information form the country's tax
Swedes in the US 1940-an extraction >from the US 1940 census
If you have not registered with ArkivDigital previously you will need to do
so with your name, email address, street address and town, country, and
password. No credit card information is required.
Once you have registered, start the program but you will have to download
their web-based software, ArkivDigital 2.0. They recommend the Chrome browser
for optimal performance, but you can also use Firefox, Safari and Edge.
Please go to this website page and follow the directions.
If you think you might not have ancestors >from Sweden, there have been Jews
in Sweden since the early 1700s. albeit a small population. Sweden opened
its doors to Jews during WWII and again in 1956 when Jews were fleeing
Hungary and then again when fleeing Communists in 1968. According to the
Jewish Virtual Library the Jewish population increased tremendously between
1850 and 1920 due to immigration >from Russia and Poland. The population
reached nearly 6,500 in 1920. Small groups of German, Austrian, and Czech
Jews were allowed to immigrate to Sweden during the 1930's. Once the Nazi
brutalities were known Sweden opened its doors to Jews. In 1942, Sweden
allowed the immigration of 900 Norwegian Jews. In October 1943, Sweden gave
asylum to more than 8,000 Danish Jews, the whole Danish Jewish community,
which came to Sweden via small fishing boats. The Jewish population doubled
I have no affiliation with ArkivDigital and am posting this solely for the
information of the user.
Remember this offer does not begin until March 18 through March 19.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee