Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Some Transcribed Records on SVAR

SVAR is one of the fee-based sites for Swedish research.

SVAR has  a number of useful transcribed databases.

1. Click on English at the top of the page.

2. Click on "Search Records".

3. Click on "Databases".

A popular database is the one with censuses. The censuses are complete for 1880, 1890, and 1900. There are "some" census entries for 1860, 1870, and 1910.

If you think you have a released convict from 1877-1925, check out the convict database. There is a transcription and if you click on "Show Source", you will find the original record plus a photo of the convict. This is very interesting.

Here is an example of what you will find about a convict. First you will see his transcribed record.

If you click on "Show source" in the transcribed record, you will see the best part, which is the actual record with the criminal's photo!

I like the "Rosenberg" database. It has geographical locations in Sweden from the 1880s. It might help you read that scribbled location in the old records.

There are other transcribed databases too. Perhaps you will find one which is useful.


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