Scandinavia SIG #Scandinavia (Sweden) Free Access to ArkivDigital Through January 20, 2019 Swedish Time #scandinavia

Jan Meisels Allen

ArkivDigital is offering free access All-in-one this weekend - Friday,
January 18 -Sunday, January 20 - European time. Go to: and follow the instructions.

New users and users with Base subscription get access to everything in
their database, All-in-one during the weekend. Their collections include
religious records, more than 150 million register posts searchable by name
estate inventories, tax registers, military rolls, spy documents, passenger
ship manifests, and more. They recently� launched an interactive map for
their aerial photographs of houses, farms and cottages all over Sweden. They
also have a portrait collection with 350,000 photographs.

If you have not previously registered, then you are required to register V
with our name, address, email address, country and phone, password. Then
start the program in your browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge.

In order to search their indexes you need to install their new software
ArkivDigital2.0-web version. You must also register with them- no credit
card information is required, If you registered previously with ArkivDIgital
it is not necessary to reregister.
To register , download the software and start the program go to:

After you have registered click on "start the program" - the blue button".
You can select English or Swedish as the language of choice in the upper
right hand corner. They recommend Chrome as your browser for the best
functionality. You will have to insert your email address and password again

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
between 1945-1970.

Questions on this can be sent to ArkivDigital in Swedish time to

I have no affiliation with ArkivDigital and am posting this solely for the
information of the readers.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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